Comic Books

Ben Affleck is Batman in the ‘Man of Steel’ Sequel

Posted: August 23, 2013 at 11:18 am   /   Comic Books, Local, Movie News

The news broke late last night that Academy Award winner, Ben Affleck has been selected to play Bruce Wayne/Batman in Zach Snyder’s “Man of Steel” sequel. If you’ve been following the tumultuous production of the Justice League movie, you would know that Warner Brothers wanted Ben Affleck to direct that massive feature. Affleck turned it […]

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First Look at Spider-Man 2099 in Superior Spider-Man #17

Posted: August 9, 2013 at 1:28 pm   /   Comic Books, Local

  With the time rip from Age of Ultron, Miguel O’Hara will make his Marvel 616 debut in Superior Spider-Man #17.  Here’s the interesting part.  Miguel O’Hara (or Spider-Man 2099) knows that Peter Parker is Spider-Man.  Does this mean that he will know that something is off when he inevitably meets the “Otto Octavius” version?  Is Spider-Man […]

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Kevin Smith Talks to Batman Beyond 2.0 Author Kyle Higgins on ‘Fat Man on Batman’ (#42)

Posted: August 6, 2013 at 8:24 am   /   Comic Books, Local, Podcasts

Fat Man on Batman #042: Higgins’ List Purchase Batman Beyond 2.0 #1 on comiXology. Aug 1, 2013 – In the Fat Cave this week, the author of Batman: Gates of Gotham and the writer of Nightwing Kyle Higgins returns to talk about his new BATMAN BEYOND digital comic and share his 5 favorite Bat tales […]

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Zach Snyder to Meet with Frank Miller About the “Man of Steel” Sequel

Posted: August 4, 2013 at 8:53 am   /   Comic Books, Film, Local

Zach Snyder has already adapted two of Frank Miller’s graphic novels, 300 and Snyder is penning the 300 sequel.  So why wouldn’t he talk to Miller about the upcoming Superman/Batman movie?  I mean, Miller did write the knock down, drag out brawl between the two DC icons in The Dark Knight Returns. According to a […]

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Comic Review: Batman/Superman #2 by Greg Pak and Jae Lee

Posted: August 1, 2013 at 8:17 am   /   Comic Book Reviews, Comic Books, Local

Batman/Superman #2 Written by Greg Pak Art by Jae Lee When the New 52 reboot was announced, I was under the impression that the folks in charge would take a similar approach to the reboot back in 1986.  That wasn’t the case.  In 1986 (when the universe was rebooted at the end of Crisis on Infinite […]

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Hugh Jackman as ‘The Wolverine’ – Movie vs. The Comics by Frank Miller/Chris Claremont (Review)

Posted: July 26, 2013 at 9:03 am   /   Comic Books, Featured, Local, Movie Reviews

It is sad to think that a film about Wolverine, one of the most cherished and beloved comic book creations of all time, could leave such a bad taste in your mouth. Unfortunately that was the result 2009’s X-Men Origins – Wolverine, a poorly scripted, disjointed mess of a film. After enraging practically the entire […]

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St. Louis Goes “DEFCON-4” with the Contamination Horror, Sci-Fi, and Pop Culture Convention (Aug. 2-4)

Posted: July 25, 2013 at 2:30 pm   /   Comic Books, Film, Local, St. Louis Events

Horror, Sci-Fi, and Pop Culture fans get ready, Contamination Defcon 4 will be invading the St. Louis area on August 2,3, and 4. The event, which began back in 2009, will be at a different location than last year. Contamination will take place at South County Holiday Inn at 6921 S. Lindbergh. Dave Dyer, of […]

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Blu-ray Review – DC Universe Animated Original: ‘The Justice League – The Flashpoint Paradox’

Posted: July 24, 2013 at 7:57 pm   /   Comic Books, DVD/Blu-Ray Reviews, Local

The DC Animated Universe has a pretty solid track record (if you omit Green Lantern: First Flight).  The people in charge are usually able to take the source material to heart and produce some really good animated movies.  For the most part, all of the flicks in the DCU Animated line have been taken from […]

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ReviewSTL Longbox Comics Podcast: San Diego Comic Con 2013

Posted: July 22, 2013 at 11:49 pm   /   Comic Books, Film, Local, ReviewSTL Longbox

Welcome to the first episode of ReviewSTL Longbox, a comic book podcast about everything from the written work to the film and television adaptations they spawn. What better place to start than San Diego Comic Con? SDCC 2013 just wrapped up, and there are a ton of huge topics to discuss. We talk about the […]

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SDCC 2013: Bendis and Bagley return to the Ultimate Universe

Posted: July 20, 2013 at 11:49 am   /   Comic Books, Featured, Local

You would think that after a massive flood and a civil war that broke the United States in half, the Ultimate Marvel universe would get a break.  That’s not the case.  What more could the creators throw at these characters?  How about Galactus (and we ain’t talking about the weird Ultimate “Cloud” version we saw […]

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