As a young boy, Danny Rand traveled to the mountainous region of Asia with his parents before their tragic deaths. As a result, he was welcomed into the fabled city of K’un Lun and trained to be a martial arts master as well as the welder of the power of the Iron Fist. As he’s recently been adapted to live action, he’s taken the blogosphere by storm in a way that Marvel possibly regrets: A hot and cold reaction of hate, apathy, or lackluster reception. Continue reading Danny Rand’s Search for Identity
One thing that can give comic adaptations an edge over comics is the inclusion of music to convey mood and emotion for our beloved characters. Here are our ten choices for soundtracks that bring the emotion and the beats. Continue reading Tuesday Top Ten: Comic Book Adaptation Soundtracks
Brian Michael Bendis & David Marquez of Civil War II, Ultimate Spider-Man & Invincible Iron will be launching a new Defenders ongoing series mirroring the Netflix television show lineup. The series will be introduced with Marvel’s FCBD offering and then debut as ongoing in June of 2017. More details at The Hollywood Reporter
2016 brought an increasing number of comic based programs to television. Josh joins me in discussing a large cross-section of what both worked and did not these past twelve months.
Cosmo: This year, the DC/CW brand continued its bold expansion, launching one new series (Legends of Tomorrow) and annexing a another (Supergirl). Before we get to those, and the Arrowverse’s namesake, let’s begin with what I feel remains the most consistently successful of the CW shows: Flash.
Josh how are you feeling about the series?
Continue reading This Year’s Finest 2016: TV Convo
Marvel’s latest series on Netflix’s takes a victory lap as it closes out the thirteen part story and prepares to showcase a new hero next year. For now, there’s plenty to discuss about the events in Harlem and the impact they have on the Streets of the MCU… Continue reading Review of Luke Cage, Episodes #9-13
“And with my unique skills, nah, you can’t compare me”- Guru of Gang Starr from Mass Appeal
In the Netflix series Luke Cage, Marvel introduces their third hero to be given their own series via the streaming service. Much of the show’s structure is similar to the series that have proceeded it but Luke Cage distinguishes itself in it’s voice while stretching out it’s dramatic moments. Like in past Marvel Netflix series, the middle section is where the show really picks up the plot of the series while throwing in a couple curve balls and red herrings to keep viewers on their toes. Luke Cage is another success for Marvel and Netflix, yet it’s greatest strengths come from it’s subtle differences. Continue reading Review of Luke Cage, Episodes #5-8
Marvel Studios keeps raising the bar with their Netflix collaborations. Their debut project Daredevil heralded a new sophistication for television superheroes, while the follow-up Jessica Jones proved itself even richer. The second season of Daredevil might not have quite hit the heights of Jessica Jones, but it was still a thrilling experience full of well-drawn characters. Next on future Defenders rooster is Luke Cage, graduating from his reoccurring role on Jones to series lead. Based on the first four episodes, actor Mike Colter is more than capable of anchoring a show which also possesses the same strong ensemble work and high production values which fans have come to expect from the Marvel Studios/Netflix projects. These initial installments indicate that Marvel/Netflix have another triumph on their hands.
Continue reading Review of Luke Cage, Episodes #1-4
Netflix has released a feature video highlighting the soundtrack for their Luke Cage television show composed by Ali Shaheed Muhammad of Tribe Called Quest and Ghostface Killah producer Andrian Younge. The video features rapper Method Man freaking the fuck out and it’s revealed that each episode of the series is named after a GangStarr song which automatically makes it the coolest superhero show ever made.