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On John Blake (Dark Knight Rises Spoilers)

One of the things everyone seems to agree on regarding The Dark Knight Rises is Joseph Gordon Levitt’s rookie cop John Blake.  Blake has the best arc in the movie– and possibly Nolan’s entire trilogy– and his conclusion offers the most fascinating part of the ending of this series.

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SDCC 2012- Warner Archive Panel

At the request of a friend, I attended the Warner Archive panel that was debuting the Shazam! Series on DVD. I make no bones about it: I went entirely to get a Shazam Lego for my friend. I was even brazen enough to ask the moderator what I had to do to get one. He would only say that it would be great to ask a good question at the end of the panel presentation. I sat down and what played before me was Chuck Norris: Karate Commandos. Still unsure of the hour that laid ahead of me, the folks at Warner Archive were introduced and my reluctance in attending became an appreciation for their work and a desire to rekindle my fondness of cartoons gone by. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Warner Archive Panel” »

SDCC 2012- Jr.’s Hasbro Marvel Panel Report

Attending the Hasbro Marvel panel was supposed to be a swan song of sorts. With an ever-expanding toy collection, I came to the realization that I don’t read the modern comics anymore. The Super Helicarrier was amazing but just impossible to send home. Continue reading “SDCC 2012- Jr.’s Hasbro Marvel Panel Report” »

The Dark Knight Rises (Bill’s Take)

Chris Nolan has completed his Batman trilogy, but does his swan song end on a high note?  Is it even a good movie?

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The Dark Knight Rises (Khalil’s Take)

The protector of Gotham has to rise from the ashes to overcome one of his most powerful foes (and the juggernaut known as the Avengers) this Summer. Can he do it alone or will this be a team effort?

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Mattel’s 2013 Subscription Clubs Are Open

I figured I should let you know “officially” that Mattel’s 2013 Subscription services are open for sale, but only until August 6th.  That gives you just about two weeks to decide if you’re in for another year of Masters of the Universe or Club Infinite Earths… or Matty’s new Watchmen series.

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Get Kingdom Hearts 3D Three Days Early

If you live in the New York City area and want to get your hands on the upcoming Kingdom Hearts game a few days early, Square Enix has you covered. The game publisher recently announced the official Kingdom Hearts 3D: Dream Drop Distance North American Launch Event, which will take place Saturday, July 28 at the Nintendo World Store in NYC.  Keep reading for all the details.

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A Batman Comic Book Did Not Inspire The Aurora Theater Shooting

In light of the tragic shooting at a midnight screening of The Dark Knight Rises in Aurora, CO– which left over a dozen people dead and three dozen more injured or hospitalized– people are already looking for motives… and unfortunately that likely means the latest round of blaming a comic book for the actions of one mentally unstable person, which is the last thing anyone needs in this time of sadness.

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Comics Korner: Valiant’s Action-Packed July Titles

Instead of bombarding the market with a ton of titles all at once, Valiant’s controlled, patient re-introduction to their rich universe has been handled with class, having debuted one new A-list title each Month since May.  While last month’s sophomore issue of X-O Manowar and intro to Harbinger focused on establishing solid, believable origin stories for the characters, July’s books are absolutely bursting at the seams with pure action; packed with enough raucous gunfire, fiery explosions, and epic battles to make Michael Bay salivate.

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SDCC 2012- The Best Offsite Campaigns

Each year Comic Con grows and spreads to the streets, way past the walls of the Convention Center.  Some companies went all-in with some great interactive campaigns which kept fans engaged throughout the city.  Here’s a few of my favorites.

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