Avengers: Infinity War (2018)

The assumption everyone around me made–we saw this as a team, my workplace¹–was that I hated this movie. While the direction was firmly accurate, the degree is actually not. For simplicity’s sake, I encouraged this interpretation. The reality is, within the first few moments, seeing a sense of humour to Thanos, I was somewhat hopeful […]

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On the Mutual Exclusivity of My Favourite Comics Characters and Mass-Production (So to Speak)

I’ve just finished a re-read of Lucifer, the Mike Carey Sandman spin-off that was first recommended to me over a decade ago, that I picked up for a brief handful of single issues in its initial run on that recommendation, and then gathered in the earliest days of my lengthiest occupational foray, as purveyor of written entertainment […]

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Hickman’s Infinity

Fair Warning: Spoilers are to follow. Infinity. It’s hard not to think the name was chosen to recall prior stories—inevitably those of Jim Starlin, ie, The Infinity Gauntlet, The Infinity War, The Infinity Crusade, [Adam Warlock and] the Infinity Watch, The Infinity Abyss, now The Infinity Revelation, and soon The Infinity Relativity. If nothing else, […]

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Well, I decided that perhaps I ought to see Guardians of the Galaxy. I had a number of issues with it: James Gunn is Troma alumni (watch out for the Lloyd Kaufman cameo, if you do see it!), but he also scripted the abysmal Dawn of the Dead remake (which failed mostly with regard to its script […]

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Execution Is Mere Formality…

I picked up a copy of Thanos: Infinity Abyss some weeks ago (I think it was from the Record Store Day run, but it’s not important), and took the occasion to read it tonight. Oh, the frustration. On the back: “Five classic costumed champions whose combined strength can move planets and change the course of time […]

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