March was a busy month as always, between writing and editing news reports for Multiversity Comics, and reviewing Legends of Tomorrow and Black Lightning for the site. Ahead of it finally being released in the US, I also reviewed Armando Iannucci’s deliciously dark comic book adaptation The Death of Stalin:
The Death of Stalin
Armando Iannucci ( The Thick of It, Veep)'s bleakly funny film adaptation of Fabien Nury and Thierry Robin's French…
I also turned my attentions to reviewing the cancelled G.I. Joe comic “Scarlett’s Strike Force,” which still managed to see its first three issues released:
"Scarlett's Strike Force"
It must be tough being a G.I. Joe fan these days. The live-action films didn't exactly capture a new generation, the…
And like every month, I penned a column on a property I’d like to see turned into a comic book, in this case the Oscar-winning Get Out. This one was written as a back-up for last month’s on Horizon Zero Dawn, in case a comic was announced during the game’s first anniversary.
We Want Comics: Get Out
Jordan Peele's directorial debut Get Out was a rarity: an Academy Award-winning horror film that appealed to non-horror…
After IDW announced it would be rebooting its Transformers line of comics this year, I wrote my first longform piece for the site on what that meant to me. This essay has actually received thousands of views and has been shared by writer James Roberts. What I can say? We all love Transformers.
It's Over, Finished: The End of IDW's Transformers
Header image by Alex Milne and Josh Perez] 2018 is shaping up to be a year of great change for comic book readers, with…
There’ve been a few other, non-comics writing I wanted to pursue, but was just too busy. The news about Ant McPartlin was deeply shocking to me as someone who grew up watching him on TV, but ultimately I felt unsure about expressing too much sympathy given the people he endangered. Likewise, Ready Player One’s release would’ve been a perfect time to dust off an essay on Spielberg and diversity I’d been writing, but that dormant draft has become genuinely psychologically intimidating.
Personally, I’ve been playing a lot more video games than normal lately, between Assassin’s Creed Origins, Dreamfall Chapters, Life is Strange: Before the Storm’s “Farewell,” the final chapter(s) of Telltale’s Batman: The Enemy Within, Night in the Woods, Beyond: Two Souls, and Lego Marvel Super Heroes 2. It’s probably because all the big movies in March received mixed reviews, which is best exemplified by how apparently toothless the Tomb Raider movie reboot is compared to its game counterpart.