Category Archives: Comics
My 6 Favorite Ninja Turtles Characters
In news that I’m sure excited you as much as it did me, the next Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles reboot is going to lean heavily into a bunch of random mutant characters! Subtitled “Mutant Mayhem,” the new movie debuted its trailer and voice cast this week, and I’m as giddy as a school girl. Ninja Turtles were my jam as a young child in the 1980s. I watched all the cartoons, but the Ninja Turtles were my favorite. And I’m a sucker for nearly every new reboot that comes out.
Much to my surprise, Mutant Mayhem is going to feature a ton of obscure and also ran characters from Turtle lore. Mondo Gecko? Genghis Frog? Ray Fillet?! I am so on board! I was a huge collector of the Ninja Turtles action figures as a kid. I loved all the weird, random mutants they introduced in the toyline. And it was even more fun when they then showed up in the cartoon. And then it gets even more fun when they also get rebooted with every new iteration. So you best believe I’m even more excited about this new movie than I was a week ago. And what better way to celebrate than to run down some of my favorite TMNT characters? For nostalgia’s sake!
Join me after the jump for my favorite characters in TMNT lore, be it comics, movies, toys, cartoons or rock shows. And feel free to share your own favorite such characters in the comments below!Read the rest of this entry
Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 3/4/23
Sometimes you get a week of great comics. Sometimes you get a week of mediocre comics. Sometimes you just try to drag yourself through day after day to get to the weekend, which you also waste. This was one of those weeks.
Comic Book of the Week goes to Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #10 because it was another strong, enjoyable issue of this ongoing series. Somebody remind me to read the Sam Wilson series too, so I can get caught up ahead of the crossover.
Meanwhile, not much else going on in life. I bought that new Multiple Man Marvel Legends action figure. I made such a stink about there not being Madrox action figures that I am honor bound to buy them when they do come out. But I’m starting to get the sense that I’ve lost all joy for buying action figures nowadays. Joy is in limited supply…ugh. It was just that kind of week. Oh! This week did see the return of The Mandalorian, which is nice.
Comic Reviews: Action Comics #1052 and Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #10.Read the rest of this entry
Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 2/25/23
It’s another week of jam-packed comic books! A lot of good ones! A lot of new announcements! It’s always fun having something to read. I need to get back into reading my big stack of tpbs. Sometimes I think I just like buying shiny things on Amazon. Anyway, this week features such fun comics as Amazing Spider-Man, Nightwing and Saga!
Comic Book of the Week goes to Superman #1 for a perfect relaunch first issue. This is one god damned gorgeous comic book, people.
Meanwhile, I enjoyed Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania, though I can see why critics didn’t enjoy it. Hopefully it doesn’t go down as Marvel’s first flop. All that really matters is that I had fun. And I hope to have fun at Cocaine Bear this weekend. Should be a blast!
Comic Reviews: Amazing Spider-Man #20, Nightwing #101, Saga #62, Strange Academy: Finals #4, and Superman #1.Read the rest of this entry
Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 2/18/23
Everything’s coming up Milhouse! What an excellent week for comics, my friends! Oddly, none of the DC titles I’m currently reading came out this week. But a metric ton of Marvel comics I’m into did! So we’ve got new Fantastic Four, X-Men, Invincible Iron Man and more!
Comic Book of the Week goes to Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #105 because this series continues to be simply my favorite. Especially thanks to cute and funny moments like this.
Meanwhile, if you’re reading this the day it’s posted, I’ll be going to see Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania today! I’m excited, because I like the Ant-Man movies. It’s getting some mixed reviews, but all those reviews point to a movie that I’m still likely to enjoy. I wasn’t able to see it opening night because I was still at work. Ain’t that a kicker? But it should be fun, and I’ll post my review/thoughts on Wednesday.
Comic Reviews: Fantastic Four #4, Invincible Iron Man #3, Mighty Morphin Power Rangers #105, Monica Rambeau: Photon #3, Wasp #3 and X-Men #19.Read the rest of this entry
6 Comic Book Characters with Time-Travel Powers
What is a comic book blogger supposed to do when there have already been several Ant-Man films and I’ve already used up all the best List of Six ideas for those? I’ve done bug superheroes. I’ve done shrinking superheroes. I’ve done growing superheroes. I’ve done armored bug superheroes. I’ve got nothing left! I’m all tapped out on exploiting Ant-Man and the Wasp for list ideas!
So how about we do Kang the Conqueror?
The next big bad of the Marvel Cinematic Universe will be Kang the Conqueror, and he’s making his big screen debut this week in Ant-Man and the Wasp: Quantumania. I’m excited! I can’t wait to see this film and I hope it lives up to all my excitement. Ant-Man is my favorite Avenger and I’m excited to see how Kang kicks butt and makes an impact. And to celebrate his awesomeness, let’s take a look at other time traveling superheroes. Kang the Conqueror is a master of time, bending it to his will. And he’s not the only one capable of such feats in the funny pages.
I’m not talking about characters who have time traveled, like Bishop or Booster Gold. I’m talking about comic book heroes and villains who can manipulate time itself! Join me after the jump to see who I found.Read the rest of this entry