There’s something to be said for the cajones on the Marvel execs who decided to greenlight a second Ghostrider film. I mean, the first was ballsy enough (the fact that it got made… not the plot), but it came at a weird time in our nation’s history. Non-existant WMD’s were all the rage, special effects had finally caught up to superhero movies, and Elektra had her own feature length cure-for-insomnia. Everybody was getting their own superhero movie. I’m pretty sure Batroc the Leaper starred in a flick with Paul Rudd portraying him. It was a simpler time. [Read more…] about Ghost Ride the Whip: Spirit of Vengeance Trailer Exists Against All Odds
The Super Permanent, Non-Revocable Death of Captain America
In today’s Marvel Review, Comic Book Herald dives into the funnest of laughfests: Death of Icons! What does it mean for readers today when a major hero like Captain America is killed? Can it affect us emotionally anymore? Should it? How has the predictable and mockable cycle of death and rebirth in comics sabotaged the impact of the “death story”? Would it be better if dead heroes stayed dead? Is death even the end? Can what-is-not be and can what-can-not-be is? Keep reading to find out!
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Iron Fist: Second-Rate Kung Fu Reject Or Immortal Icon?
In today’s Marvel Review, Comic Book Herald takes a look at a few pressing issues. Just how immortal is the Immortal Iron Fist? How did the character of Danny Rand make it out of the 70’s Kung Fu craze in tact? Just how stunning are Kim Kardashian’s curves? And most importantly: What makes for truly timeless art? [Read more…] about Iron Fist: Second-Rate Kung Fu Reject Or Immortal Icon?
What’s More Lost? Atlantis or the Importance of Comic Book Covers?
In today’s Marvel Review, Comic Book Herald takes a look at a few pressing issues. Is Matt Cherniss’s six issue Sub-Mariner run worth your dollars? Is it at least relevant to the Civil War continuity it follows? What happens when you mix the Thunderbolt’s Venom with Namor’s little footie wings? And most importantly: What’s going to happen to cover art in a digital age? [Read more…] about What’s More Lost? Atlantis or the Importance of Comic Book Covers?