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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!


The Valiant Cinematic Universe Begins with Bloodshot!

I’m no fan of Valiant Comics. I’ve read a couple of titles here and there, but none have been able to stick with me. So I’m at least vaguely aware of some of their characters. I for sure know about Bloodshot, and he’s getting a movie!

Two trailers were released today.

The movie looks pretty good. Looks tough, looks like it has some charm. Though you’ll notice that Bloodshot’s iconic look — seen here — doesn’t show up at all in either trailer. I’m all for Vin Diesel, but you’re not even going to show us comic book Bloodshot in the trailers for the Bloodshot movie? Surely we’ve reached a point where studios aren’t afraid to actually show the superhero in the trailer. Granted, they didn’t show Venom in the first Venom trailer…but c’mon! People know Venom. Nobody knows Bloodshot.

But who am I to talk? The Bloodshot movie comes out on Feb. 21. Normally February is a dumping ground for bad movies, but studios have been seeking to reclaim February for years now.

And perhaps Valiant hits this one out of the park! Maybe this will be the start of the Valiant Cinematic Universe! Then we can get movies about X-O Manowar, Harbinger and perhaps even Faith! I would think Faith would be a solid option for a film. Valiant could score some points with a light-hearted flick about a plus-sized superhero. That hasn’t been done before, and Valiant is the one comic company poised to make it work.

We’ll see how all of this shakes out in February!


Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 8/8/15

For some odd reason, this was another light week for comics for me. But this time, rather than focusing on DC Comics, it’s Marvel with the two books out that I actually read. Weird. But hey, less work for me to do to review! That’s got to count for something.

Along with the latest issue of Bloodshot Reborn from Valiant Comics, Marvel drops the fun-two punch of Darth Vader and Ms. Marvel, the latter of which easily snags Comic Book of the Week. The fun, touching story of Kamala Khan teaming up with her namesake easily defeats the Dark Lord of the Sith.


Over at Word of the Nerd, I read and reviewed the third issue of Giant-Size Little Marvel: AvX, and it was a blast! Skottie Young is just having a lot of fun with his tie-in, which is probably the most appropriate way to reference Avengers vs. X-Men from now on.

Comic Reviews: Bloodshot Reborn #5, Darth Vader #8 and Ms. Marvel #17.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 7/11/15

Someday I’ll go to San Diego for Comic-Con. I don’t necessarily want to go. I imagine the crowds are horrendous and unbearable. But I’d still like to go, in theory, and that’s important too. But at least I have some good comics to read while I’m stuck in New York.

It’s a Marvel-less week this week, with Secret Wars dominating too much of their time and energy. Fortunately, DC is more than happy to pick up the slack, with quality new issues of Gotham Academy, Starfire and Justice League of America.

Comic Book of the Week goes to Batman #42, the second consecutive issue of the new series to earn the award! Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are just killing it with their new Robo-Batman.

Commissioner Gordon may never be the same again

I’m chomping at the bit for the crossover with We Are Robin!

Over at Word of the Nerd, my latest dive into Secret Wars tie-ins left me rather disappointed. Civil War #1 is a waste of a comic, spinning its wheels with backstory and exposition as it tries to set up a ‘What If…’ scenario. Skip it.

Comic Reviews: Batman #42, Bloodshot Reborn #4, Gotham Academy #8, Justice League of America #2 and Starfire #2.

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 5/23/15

Happy Memorial Day weekend, my fellow Americans! And happy weekend to readers from countries that don’t celebrate Memorial Day this weekend! Whatever the case may be, this is definitely the kick off to summer…at least in those countries that are experiencing summer right now! At the very least, we’re all getting new comics.

With DC Comics buried in Convergence, and Marvel Comics starting to dive into Secret Wars, my pull list is getting pretty small. Fortunately, it gives me more time to focus on publishers other than the Big Two! We’ve got new issues of Bloodshot Reborn and Ninjak from Valiant Comics, and Oni Press’ Kaijumax wins Comic Book of the Week for being delightfully weird.

Took a wrong turn at Tokyo

Being the Marvel fan that I am, I’m not ignoring Secret Wars as completely as I’m ignoring Convergence. So you can check out my review of A-Force #1 over at Word of the Nerd. It’s a solid comic, but it reeks of being just a gimmick. If that creative team was allowed to create a real A-Force in the real Marvel Universe, it would be a hell of a comic!

And if you haven’t yet, you can pre-order Gamer Girl & Vixen on our Kickstarter page! And if any of you readers are fellow reviewers and are willing to give Gamer Girl & Vixen a look see, let me know in the comments!

Comic Reviews: Bloodshot Reborn #2, Kaijumax #2, Ninjak #3, Star Wars #5 and Uncanny X-Men #34.

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