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Monday, 29 May 2017 17:46
Injustice: Gods Among Us was only just the beginning. NetherRealm, the same video game studio that develops the Mortal Kombat series has yet another blockbuster Fighter franchise on their hands. Injustice delves into an alternate DC Universe where Earth’s greatest hero, Superman, becomes the type of tyrannical villain he was once sworn to oppose after he executes The Joker. The snowball effect of that event creates a world where our heroes and villains are drastically changed and the status quo of the DC Universe is flipped upside down. The first game’s story mode had the heroes of a more familiar Earth come to help Batman’s rebels battle Superman’s regime, but this new installment shows us the aftermath of that story. A new threat emerges as Brainiac (who is responsible for the destruction of Krypton in this reality) attacks Earth’s cities and enlists the world’s vilest menaces to aide him. Read more...
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Monday, 14 November 2016 18:27
So a few weeks back I made a list of the Greatest Marvel Cartoons Of All Time, and it was so fun and popular I thought I would give it a shot for the other team, DC Comics. And let’s be honest, this is going to be the most difficult list to put together!! Read more...
Published in Toons & Anime
Friday, 01 April 2016 19:36
When they write the history books on cartoons, Warner Bros will have its own wing. And it will be the first wing built. From the debut of Bugs Bunny (at least, I could contend further back) to their last direct to video release Justice League Vs Teen Titans the astonishing grip on what can be done with the medium is constantly being used to get the most complete and relevant effect possible. No matter your feelings on DC’s comics or movies it is clear they are the only game in town when it comes to the conversation on best animation. Read more...
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Sunday, 29 March 2015 02:45
It’s that time of year again, it’s the show of shows! The granddaddy of them all! Wrestlemania! And like every year, I have a special column dedicated to the biggest sports entertainment spectacle of the year! This year I wanted to do something a bit different and fun, and count down my personal all-time dream matches for Wrestlemania. Some of these may happen, some are highly unlikely and some are literally impossible, but we can all dream, can’t we?! And after all “anything can happen in the WWE!” This was a really difficult task to weed these down to 5, but these are the grapplers that I personally wish could meet and steal the show. Enjoy! Read more...
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Sunday, 01 February 2015 11:58
twilight-x-men-baseball1The Superbowl is upon us and it's that time of year when almost everyone in North America plops down in front of their TVs with chicken wings and all sorts of junk food and watches the two best teams in the NFL go head to head! It's pretty exciting stuff, and this one game means a lot to a lot of people! Does the comic book community take part? I'd say a lot of them do, some fake interest, some don't even bother. But it has nothing to do with their interest in funny books. Not everyone is into sports, it's just that simple. But I think EVERYONE has a bit of interest in popular events, and that's the real appeal of the Superbowl. In spirit of the "Big Game", I decided to take a look at the 10 best athletes from comics. There's actually quite a few! I even have some spandexed individuals who could have even been Superbowl champions themselves! Y'know, if they weren't so busy saving the planet. Read more...
Published in Let's Talk Comics
Sunday, 25 January 2015 14:05
tte1001-preview1-df575It has been quite some time since I reviewed a DC comic book...YEARS, as a matter of fact! Possibly not since the New 52 began! So I figured it was time for a change...it IS a new year, after all. And since I heard the wonderful team of Jeff Lemire, Terry Dodson and his wife, Rachel Dodson were on board for a brand new Earth One graphic novel, this time centering around a fresh take on the Teen Titans, well...it was time to review a DC book. Now, I may be a huge Marvel fan, but I sure as heck love me some DC Comics as well (especially of the Bat variety), and it's time to stretch my legs and do a non-Marvel review, just 'cause. And Teen Titans is an interesting book to review as well, because well...I was NOT a big fan of the Titans growing up. Yes, even the Marv Wolfman/George Perez run that is so popular. I was just not exposed to the comic. Read more...
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Tuesday, 16 September 2014 14:21
logo_montreal_comicconWell, it's that time of the year again, Bleeder Nation! Montreal ComicCon has wrapped and my hometown came out to celebrate comics and pop culture in droves! Over 51, 000 of the greatest fans in the world attended! Trekkers, Whovians, True Believers, Hulkamaniacs, Bat-Maniacs, Arrow-heads, Deadheads and everybody in between were all represented at this year's con and Belle Montreal let their geek flags fly! And ENR, eXpertComics, Hype Energy and Heroes of the North all teamed up to celebrate the festivities (with the ultra-talented DJ Vertigo providing the tunes and making our super-booth the spot to hang out at!). We'd like to first and foremost thank everyone that stopped by to join the party! But as always, I gotta start this year's coverage with the cosplay parade! Montrealers are some of the most creative people in the entire continent (and I ain't just saying that because I am one!), and this year they outdid themselves! Read more...
Published in Pop Culture
Wednesday, 20 August 2014 15:05
admin-ajax.phpThrough the modern miracle that is Facebook, I get to meet a lot of people who one way or another make comic books. Sometimes it is a writer, sometimes the artist and sometimes the inker. It's pretty cool to chat with them and hear their ideas and see at least a little of what they have, sometimes in advance or way in advance. At ENR we try as hard as we can to support the Independent Comic creators. We do it with Wild Art Wednesday where we show at least 3 Indie books a week on Facebook and then whenever possible get back to them later for an interview. Also if they are running a Kickstarter or some other form of fundraiser we try to promote it along with the art. On really good weeks we get a preview of the comic book and get to review it. This week I hit the trifecta and have a property I get to do all three with. A couple of weeks ago I got the privilege of having John Pross become a friend of mine on Facebook, one thing led to another and I was able to put up his Average Jo #2 which happens to be a Kickstarter. Then another very cool thing happened and he sent me the PDF for Average Jo#1. That is this weeks topic and like the title of this column there is nothing average about this Jo. He Who Has The Powers average+joe+1Average Jo #1 Writers: Derek Adnams/ John Pross Pencils: Julius Abrera Colors: Bryan Maganaye Letters: Brandon Bullock Produced: Pross Comics Rated T+ Average Jo starts like any good cape book, and that means action. We have the prerequisite villain, the hero and then everything else changes. Oh sure the supers do what the supers do, but this story isn't about the capes, it's about Jo. Jo Hamilton has problems and the least of these just maybe that he is a cop in a world of super people. His job has become crowd control during super powered fights, when he would be able to do his job because of the Wertham Act he has to stand back and allow the mercenaries to clean up. It gets worse. He is separated from his wife who hates him, his daughter who calls another man Daddy and a "life" that besides the job is non-existent. Prettyjo 2jo 1 bad right? Yea it gets worse. You see Ginger Blast is a baddie, who is a hottie, who is killing people. Our boy Jo finally gets to "have a night out" and who does he pick up? Yep Ginger. Whats Good: The concept of this book is awesome. When John told me what it was about I knew right then I needed to read it. The story being told here is mostly set up for issue two, but what a great set up. This isn't a cape book, but the plot drives the reader much like one and delivers where it should. I enjoyed the by play with the cops and mercs and the feeling of frustration on the part of Jo and his fellow officers. The story moves from scene to scene without clunking down as we follow the day in the life of Jo. I also enjoyed the first person narrative from Jo and his insight on the whole day. From start to finish no matter how bad that day got, from the "rough start" through the family drama, then picking up a killer, Jo just says "the day isn't looking so good". It is a magnificent understatement but goes to show the heart of our man Jo. Abrera's pencils are better than average and some panels are flat out gorgeous. The facials are outstanding, and they need to be as this is more of a narrative driven story line, but you can't dismiss the little things that mean so much. The cars on the streets, the crowds, the bar scene and the party are all nicely fleshed out, no quick hits here as attention to detail takes priority.  The colors really define the mood of the panels and the overall feel of the book. Whats Bad: Nothing, I really enjoyed this first issue and really would very much like to read a second one. The good news is it is being made. The very good news is that we can help make sure it does. Go here: https://www.kickstarter.com/projects/demoncomicbook/average-jo-2 and check out the Kickstarter page with all the swag! Or check out the Facebook page here: https://www.facebook.com/events/768527119835598/ or Pross Comics here: https://www.facebook.com/ProssComics Average Jo #1 9 out of 10 Next up I have Heroes of the North: Legacies! It has a special guest that I can't wait to show you! Until then. Read more...
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