Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 1/18/20

New comic books are here! And they’re pretty awesome this week! New issues of Go Go Power Rangers and Jane Foster: Valkyrie prove once again why I love comics! But as great as they are, there was an issue that was just a touch more special this week.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Legion of Super-Heroes #3 because it’s a fun issue, and that is surprising. It’s not the best and most interesting comic this week, but the new Legion issue does something I didn’t expect: finally warrants its own existence.

Robin Arrives in Future 01

One of the few times I have felt like Damian was really Robin

Meanwhile, new Dawn of X comics keep getting announced left and right. I’m still worried that all of these comics are just classic X-Men titles with random rosters, just like every other X-Men relaunch…but then Jonathan Hickman posted on Twitter that nobody is required to buy them all. Just buy what you like, and don’t buy what you don’t. That’s pretty solid advice.

Comic Reviews: Go Go Power Rangers #27, Iron Man 2020 #1, Legion of Super-Heroes #3, Runaways #27 and Valkyrie #7.

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Hold Out Hope for the Bloodshot Movie

The last time we saw a trailer for Bloodshot, I was excited for a Valiant Cinematic Universe. Since then, I think I’ve read that those plans are cancelled and Valiant is going in a different direction. That’s a shame. It looks like Vin Diesel is out on a limb on his own…

I don’t really know how the movie looks. OK? Obviously very action-packed. And Bloodshot looks pretty cool once he’s in his proper colors. And…look, I’m going to keep my hopes up. It would be fun if Valiant had some success and get got more of these!

Bloodshot comes out on March 13!

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BoJack Horseman is Ending; I am Not Ready

The TV show BoJack Horseman will come to an end on Jan. 31 with the final batch of episodes. I don’t think I’m ready. BoJack Horseman is probably my favorite TV show of the past few years, and is easily in my Top 5 of all time. It’s both hilarious and emotionally dramatic. A perfect balance!

And it looks like the ending is going to keep the stakes very high.

I don’t know how this is going to end. I’ve read and heard some fan theories, and perhaps I have some of my own. But I don’t want to know what happens in advance. I don’t want any spoilers. I want to just sit back and let it wash over me and hopefully I’ll be happy and at peace with the ending.

This is a damn good show!

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My 6 Favorite Teen Superheroes

New this week, Marvel Comics has announced their Outlawed storyline, in which teenage superheroes will be outlawed by the federal government. Oddly, this will lead to a whole new relaunch of a bunch of teen superhero comics, like Champions, New Warriors, Power Pack and potentially more! It’s as if they didn’t even hear the new law!

Teen Heroes List 01

It’s gonna be a whole thing

I think it’s an interesting storyline idea and I wish Marvel all the best in seeing it through! And it got me thinking about my favorite teen superheroes. There have been a lot over the years, but as I looked over the lists I found online, I realized my own favorites list was pretty small. I discovered that I haven’t really been a big fan of teenage superheroes over the years. I’m a fan of a lot of young adult, early-20s, college-aged superheroes like Squirrel Girl or the Slingers. But teens? It’s a short, tight list!

Join me after the jump for my favorite teenage superheroes! And feel free to share your own favorites in the comments!

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The Morbius Movie Actually Exists!

So much for basic human doubt! Those mad lads at Sony have actually gone through with the impossible! They’ve made an actual Morbius movie! My mind can barely wrap around the very concept of this movie. Morbius?! Really?!

Yep, that’s definitely a Morbius movie. They say his name and everything. And the title is Morbius! The movie doesn’t look good. Honestly, it looks good up until they start getting into the superhero stuff. The idea that a scientist turns to homemade vampirism to cure his incurable disease is kind of interesting…but then it transitions into just another superhero movie. Word has it that the villain is just going to be another dude who takes the same serum and gets the same powers, and Morbius realizes he has to use his identical powers to stop him.

That’s boring! But such will be the Morbius movie when it comes out on July 31!

Oh, and hey, did you catch the Michael Keaton cameo at the end? Personally, I thought it was just a callback to his role as Batman, seeing how much Morbius is some kind of “bat-man”. But then I was reminded that he played the Vulture in Spider-Man: Homecoming, another Spidey villain. That could be a very interesting crossover. Very interesting indeed!

Far more interesting than a Morbius movie.

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