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Hench-Sized Comic Reviews – 9/23/17

Big news, everybody! This week, we have an abundance of DC Comics! I’ve been trying to read more of them lately, despite being a confirmed Marvel Zombie. And this week, the stars aligned and more of my DC comics came out than Marvel! Huzzah and kudos!

So we’ve got new Harley Quinn, new Aquaman, new Batwoman, new Wild Storm and the Comic Book of the Week, the new Batman! This whole War of Jokes and Riddles has been worth it for what writer Tom King is doing with Kite Man.

Kite Man Rules 02

We’re talking kites

Hell yeah.

Comic Reviews: Aquaman #28, Batman #31, Batwoman #7, Harley Quinn #28, Peter Parker: The Spectacular Spider-Man #4 and The Wild Storm #7.

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There’s Gonna Be a New Tomb Raider Movie

I don’t think I ever watched the original Tomb Raider movies with Angelina Jolie. In all honesty, I never played the original Tomb Raider video games either. Maybe a little bit, here or there. It was just never part of my video game lexicon.

At least not until the most recent video game reboot, which actually seems to have inspired the new movies.

The two newest games — Tomb Raider and Rise of the Tomb Raider — are really fun games! They’re very cinematic and involve a lot of extreme stunts, with a really scrappy vibe to them. This isn’t the cool and in charge Lara Croft, guns blazing. This is a Lara who gets into the muck and the blood as she struggles to survive in a harsh landscape against harsher bad guys.

The only problem I have with the games is that the stories aren’t very nuanced. Lara is good and the bad guys are just generically evil, one-dimensional villains who always seem to be 10 steps ahead of her until she finally scrapes out a win.

I like the games and I like the look of the movie.

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First Trailer for Isle of Dogs, Wes Anderson’s New Film

Holy crap, this looks amazing. I don’t know about you henchies, but I am a huuuuge Wes Anderson fan! He’s probably my favorite director. And he’s got a new stop motion animated film coming out on March 23 called Isle of Dogs. This is the first I’m hearing about it, and we’ve got an amazing new trailer!

Holy cow that looks good. Fantastic Mr. Fox, his last stop motion movie, is a masterpiece. And Isle of Dogs looks damn good from the first trailer! I love having a new Wes Anderson movie to look forward to!

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Wonder Woman is Out on DVD!

The Wonder Woman movie is out on DVD this week, and as usual, we’ve got a great Honest Trailer to celebrate! Time for all of us to rewatch the movie!

Poor Charlie, though…

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First Full Punisher TV Show Trailer Violates First Basic Rule of Punisher

Sigh. I should have expected this. They couldn’t get it right in the Punisher movies, they didn’t get it right in the second season of Daredevil; why should they get it right in the Punisher’s actual TV show?

Let’s see if you can spot it in this first full trailer! The show will arrive sometime this year.

The one thing that separates the Punisher from every other revenge thriller out there is that the Punisher isn’t out for revenge. The Punisher is out to punish!

Frank Castle is an ordinary man with an exceptional set of skills whose family just happens to get caught in the crossfire of a mob shooting, and who, in response, sets out to punish all criminals everywhere. Yes, at some point he deals with the mobsters who killed his family, but the Punisher is largely about attacking criminals who had nothing to do with his family’s deaths. That’s what makes him so dangerous! So compelling! That’s what makes him work so well!

But nope, apparently the show is is about some deep-seeded military conspiracy focused on Frank Castle himself, and he’s got to get revenge against those people. Sigh.

Call me if season 2 adapts The Slavers.

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