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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews 12/3/22

Christmas Time is here! Magic is in the air. It’s cold out. Life moves on. And we got some really good comics this week. Granted, it was a fifth week, so that usually leads to some smaller offerings. But I was pleased with stuff like Strange Academy and X-Terminators.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Justice Society of America #1 for a strong, if potentially confusing, first issue. Everybody had better have done their homework ahead of this one.

Old dudes are go

Meanwhile, I’m enjoying Pokemon Violet, though I can never seem to find time to play it. That’s on me. But then there’s no harm in taking it slowly. I loved the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special. It was so heartwarming! And I got to see Glass Onion in theaters, which was marvelous. So things are going rather well for me in pop culture land.

Comic Reviews: Justice Society of America #1, Strange Academy: Finals #2 and X-Terminators #3.

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Guardians, Beast Wars and Indiana Jones All Dropped Trailers Yesterday

A big comic convention took place in Brazil yesterday, and that led to a whole bunch of big, new trailers arriving online. A lot of them are probably gearing up for Avatar: The Way of Water, but what sort of Thursday gives us the first trailers for Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny, Transformers: Rise of the Beasts and Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3? These are three big movies that I’m really excited about! Or at least two of them. I’m not big on Indiana Jones.

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny

I was never a big Indiana Jones fans. I loved the movies as a kid, sure, but I’m no super fan. And Kingdom of the Crystal Skull didn’t make anybody happy. But we’re back with Dial of Destiny and it looks fine. Pretty much fun. Harrison Ford looks old and Harrison Fordy. Phoebe Waller-Bridge will hopefully be cool. But ultimately we’re all going to be sad that they couldn’t squeeze Short Round into this movie. He’s acting again. Did you see Everything Everywhere All At Once? It’s a masterpiece!

Indiana Jones and the Dial of Destiny comes to theaters on June 30.


Transformers: Rise of the Beasts

I loved Beast Wars. I even loved Beast Machines! They were great shows, really cutting edge in the 1990s for a multitude of reasons, not just the CGI animation. It had rich stories, rich characters and that one cool Maximal that was half wolf/half eagle. Silverbolt! He’s my favorite! But he’s not gonna be in this movie. I’m excited for this film. I didn’t even know it was happening! I thought they were maybe making a Beast Wars chapter of that recent Transformers Netflix cartoon? I dunno…guess it’s a full movie!

Transformers: Rise of the Beasts will arrive on June 9.


Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3

Here’s the one we’ve been waiting for! We should have gotten this movie years ago, if it wasn’t for all that trouble James Gunn had. I think it’s all worked out for the best, though. We got The Suicide Squad, we got Peacemaker, we got the Guardians of the Galaxy Holiday Special, and we’re still getting Volume 3. So it’s all worked out nicely. And this one should be amazing! Gunn is gonna tug on all of our heart strings by finishing Rocket’s story. Should be a hoot.

Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 comes out on May 5.

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The Super Mario Bros Movie Still Looks Good

Following the tepid release of the teaser trailer — and Chris Pratt’s disappointingly mediocre voice acting — we now have a full-sized trailer showing off a ton of the movie. And it honestly looks like a big cameo fest. You won’t believe what they manage to squeeze into this movie…or maybe you will, because we’ve all played Nintendo games for decades now.

I still think the movie, as a whole, looks great. They seem to be making a big, expansive movie that puts all the Mario video game lore into this huge, glorious context. Different worlds, including Kong Country? Neat! Yoshis moving in herds? Fascinating! Go-karts?! Why not! I really love the scope we’re getting in this movie. I hope the movie can live up to that scope.

And hopefully Chris Pratt comes through in the end.

The Super Mario Bros. movie comes out on April 7.

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6 Thoughts on the First Season of Andor (Review)

We are living in a weird Star Wars age. There hasn’t been a new Star Wars movie in years, with no sign of anything coming to the big screen anytime soon. But there has been an endless run of TV shows, both live action and animated, and they run the gamut of crummy to exceptional. And possibly the best of them all, Andor, came to an end just last week after a truly unexpected and emotional first season.

TV Show Rating: 10/10 – Fantastic

I loved Andor. I would be the first to tell you that Cassian Andor was a weird choice for TV show. I liked Rogue One just fine, but Andor? Now I’ll be the first to admit when I’m wrong. The geniuses behind this show, like Tony Gilroy, have delivered some of the best Star Wars content in the history of the franchise. They found their own little corner of the galaxy far, far away and delivered a powerful story about the nature of fascism and the need to fight it in all its forms.

Join me after the jump for my full thoughts and review of the first season of Andor. Expect FULL SPOILERS for the season. And feel free to share your own thoughts in the comments below.

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Awww man, I forgot Monday. Oh well, here’s a Doom Patrol trailer

I dunno. I think perhaps I’ve been a little distracted lately? Or just lazy? Who can tell anymore. I simply forgot to post something on Monday. I try to go for Mondays, because people could use something to kill 5 minutes of their time. And this trailer for Doom Patrol season 4 should suffice in that regard!

Doom Patrol is a fun show, and it seems they’re really leaning into the weirdness as they get older. I’m all for it. Get weird, get crazy, get creative, be Doom Patrol. Simple as that!

The new season of Doom Patrol comes to HBO Max on Dec. 8.

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