Category Archives: Lists of Six!
Animals are at the heart of all superheroes. Two of the most popular superheroes of all time — Batman and Spider-Man — are just dudes with animal themes. And I’ve made it my mission to explore some of the rare and obscure animal themes in comics. This time we’re going to look at the wild world of reptiles!
I’ve already explored birds, dinosaurs, dogs, pigs and frogs, among others. But how about reptiles? People are terrified of reptiles! Snakes and lizards and other green, scaly things are pretty ooky! But why aren’t there more reptile-based comic book characters? Would it really be so weird? Why do Batman and Spider-Man get a pass?
Join me after the jump for the six best comic book characters patterned after reptiles!
It’s my birthday this week (Friday) and so I have decided to do a List of Six that is pure, unadulterated wish fulfillment. I was struggling to come up with a topic that wasn’t just me gushing about how much I love the Green Ranger or Multiple Man. But after hearing about all the positive early reactions to the upcoming Joker movie, I’ve decided to just gush about my favorite comic book super-villains.
I don’t have any interest in the Joker movie. I’ll go see it, and maybe it’ll be good. But I’ve never cared for the Joker as a character, and I don’t like the attitude surrounding this movie. I am an avowed Marvel fanboy, but this isn’t a Marvel vs. DC thing to me. I’ll gladly watch DC superhero movies and hope they’ll be good. But the buzz around the Joker feels, to me, like people are going to crow that DC can make smart, high brow movies while Marvel is stuck making entertaining blockbusters, and that’s just silly.
Joker also seems to exist to spite traditional superhero movies. Mark Maron seems like a really funny guy — he’s great on GLOW — but I don’t need Mark Maron telling me it’s not proper to love the hell out of the Marvel Cinematic Universe.
All that being ranted, join me after the jump for six comic book villains who I think could and should get their own solo movie. Morbius definitely wouldn’t be on my list.
I am just the sort of geek who is thrilled to the gills about all of the Marvel and Star Wars projects announced at the D23 Disney convention this past weekend. It might be shallow of me to gobble up all of this spoon-fed, nostalgia-based programming, but I do not care. Give me a Ms. Marvel TV show! Give me an Obi-Wan Kenobi show!
I also loved the first trailer for The Mandalorian. I can’t wait to sign up for Disney+ streaming on launch day so I can watch all this great new content coming over the next few years. In terms of Star Wars, we’ve got The Mandalorian, we’ve got a Cassian Andor show, and we have Ewan McGregor returning for an Obi-Wan Kenobi show! No doubt there are even more live action Star Wars shows in the pipeline. I did a List of Six a long time ago of possible live action shows, and today’s list is going to be specific Star Warsy things I want to see show up on these live action shows!
Join me after the jump for what particularly dorky Star Wars things I want to see happen in live action. And feel free to share your own in the comments!
We’ve known for some time that Ghost Rider and Daimon Hellstrom would be getting Marvel TV shows. But last week, Marvel TV announced that they were only the start of an “Adventure Into Fear” brand of spooky Marvel shows. They want to tap into the “terror” of superheroes on Hulu. Sounds good to me!
Ghost Rider was great on Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D., though this is apparently going to be a new incarnation (while keeping the same actor). And Daimon Hellstrom is always cool as the Son of Satan. But who else will get shows? Blade and Morbius are getting movies. Man-Thing…had a movie. Does Marvel have a deep horror bench beyond this crew? Of course they do! Allow this comic book geek to list off a couple solid choices for fear and terror-themed television shows!
Join me after the jump for my suggestions! And feel free to share your own in the comments! What spooky Marvel characters do you want to see on the small screen?
Open the door, get on the floor! Everybody walk the dinosaur! Today we’re going to talk about one of the best topics in the world: dinosaurs! To make it even better, we’re going to talk about the best dinosaur: the Ankylosaurus! It’s been my favorite dinosaur since I was a kid and it deserves the spotlight!
Some people out there would focus on the Tyrannosaurus Rex or the Velociraptor. Both are cool, but they get too much attention. And don’t even get me started on the Triceratops or the Stegosaurus. The Ankylosaurus is cooler than them all! Built like a tank, complete with armored plating on the back, and a massive tail bludgeon, the Ankylosaurus is just plain cool! So I went out and tracked down six different Ankylosaurus-based characters in pop culture!
Join me after the jump for six times the Ankylosaurus was used as inspiration for one cool character or another!