Forever Evil: Blight Review

Forever Evil: Blight is a 2013 DC Comics superhero graphic novel written by J. M. DeMatteis and Ray Fawkes.  After a battle between the three Justice Leagues, the heroes of the DC Universe have all gone missing. With unspeakable evil called Blight unleashed on the world, it’s up to the Justice League Dark, Swamp Thing, Pandora and the Phantom Stranger to try and stop them from destroying everything around them. Positives: Great art style Good writing Great dialogue Great antagonists Good story Cool characters Negatives: Ending sucked Plot:   There are two main…

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Marvel’s Luke Cage (Season 1) Review

Luke Cage Season 1 follows a former convict named Luke Cage with superhuman strength and unbreakable skin who fights crime in Harlem. First, I’d like to say that Mike Colter completely owns the role of Luke Cage.  Not only is the guy a great actor but he just has that presence, the way he carries himself, the way he looks; the guy just owns the role.  Luke Cage is trying to live a life of peace without wanting to attract attention.  What is revealed about the character in Jessica Jones is better…

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Hancock Review

Hancock is a 2008 superhero comedy drama film directed by Peter Berg, starring Will Smith, Jason Bateman, Charlize Theron, Eddie Marsan, and Jae Head.  Hancock is a superhero whose ill considered behavior regularly causes damage in the millions. He changes when the person he saves helps him improve his public image. Positives: Great performances Bateman, Theron, and Smith are awesome Good action sequences Great use of special effects Good score Really good story Good writing Witty dialogue Negatives: Lackluster antagonist Plot:  It tells the story of a vigilante superhero, John Hancock…

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Tiger & Bunny Review

Tiger & Bunny is a 2011 science fiction superhero action comedy Japanese animated series directed by Keiichi Satou. It is set in a futuristic city where heroes fight crime whilst promoting real life sponsors, focusing on two superheroes, the old-fashioned Kotetsu T. “Wild Tiger” Kaburagi and the rookie hero Barnaby “Bunny” Brooks Jr., as they are forced by their employers to work together Positives: Interesting premise Good amount of humor Good voice performances Great English dubbing Good characters Great animation style Awesome intros Good world building Great music/sound effects Negatives: Too…

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Thor: Ragnarok Review

Thor: Ragnarok is a 2017 superhero film directed by Taika Waititi (What We Do in the Shadows), starring Chris Hemsworth (Snow White and the Huntsman), Tom Hiddleston (Kong: Skull Island), Cate Blanchett (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Idris Elba (The Jungle Book), Jeff Goldblum (Mortdecai), Tessa Thompson (Creed), Karl Urban (The Lord of the Rings: The Two Towers), Mark Ruffalo (Collateral), and Anthony Hopkins (Titus).  Serving as the third installment in the Thor series, the film follows Thor who must escape the alien planet Sakaar in time…

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Birds of Prey Review

Birds of Prey is a 2002 superhero action drama television series developed by Laeta Kalogridis, Ashley Scott, Dina Meyer, Rachel Skarsten, Shemar Moore, Ian Abercrombie, and Mia Sara.  Loosely based on the DC Comics series of the same name, the series follows the Birds of Prey who protect New Gotham City from criminals and metahumans. Positives: Good performances Some good special effects Good characters Great atmosphere Good score Good action Interesting premise Negatives: Exceptional bad writing Some poor special effects Plot:  The plot takes place in New Gotham City where…

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Spider-Man: The Animated Series Review

Spider-Man: The Animated Series is a 1994 superhero action animated television series developed by Bob Richardson, starring Christopher Daniel Barnes, Jennifer Hale, Gary Imhoff, Edward Asner, Roscoe Lee Browne, Rodney Saulsberry, and Sara Ballantine.  Based on the Marvel Comics superhero created by Stan Lee and Steve Ditko, the series follows a young man with spider-like abilities fighting crime as a superhero in New York City while trying to have a normal personal life. Positives: Well-written Great intro Great voice performances Great characters Great score Good animation Clever, gripping stories Witty dialogue Negatives: Poor CGI…

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Smallville Review

Smallville is a 2001 superhero action drama television series developed by Alfred Gough and Miles Millar, based on the DC Comics character Superman created by Jerry Siegel and Joe Shuster, starring Tom Welling, Kristin Kreuk, Michael Rosenbaum, Allison Mack, John Glover, and Erica Durance.  The story tells the tale of a teenage Clark Kent who must deal with a variety of individuals given powers by the green rocks called Kryptonite, keep his powers a secret, cope with his friendship with a young Lex Luthor, and balance the two girls in his…

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X-Men: The Animated Series Review

X-Men: The Animated Series is a 1992 superhero action animated television series developed by Eric Lewald, Sidney Iwanter, and Mark Edens, starring Norm Spencer, Cathal J. Dodd, Lenore Zann, George Buza, Alyson Court, Catherine Disher, and Cedric Smith.  Based on the Marvel Comics superhero team created by Stan Lee and Jack Kirby, the series follows Professor Charles Xavier and his band of courageous mutants strike back against corrupt and bigoted government agencies as well as mutant extremist Magneto. Positives: Good animation Great voice performances Great characters Great music Compelling storylines Awesome…

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Batman: The Animated Series Review

Batman: The Animated Series is a 1992 superhero animated television series created by Bruce Timm and Eric Radomski, starring  Kevin Conroy, Efrem Zimbalist Jr., Bob Hastings, Robert Costanzo, Loren Lester, Mark Hamill, and Arleen Sorkin.  Based on the DC Comics superhero created by Bob Kane and Bill Finger, the series follows the Dark Knight who battles crime in Gotham City with occasional help from Robin and Batgirl. Positives: Memorable characters Dark neo-noir theme Great voice performances Music is well-done Great animation Touches on important themes Thumbs up to the writing…

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