Posts Categorized: Comics

Guardians of the Galaxy

Padding the Pull List: Get to know the Guardians of the Galaxy

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Padding the Pull List is a monthly feature where Alan Smodic recommends which comics you should be adding to your regular reading list. GUARDIANS OF THE GALAXY (Brian Michael Bendis, Steve McNiven) It may not be a new title, but I have to lead off this installment of Padding the Pull List with Marvel’s Guardians […]

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Movie review: The Wolverine

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In a lot of ways, The Wolverine is one refreshing summer movie. It’s not a prequel or rebootquel or team-up or “dangerous” re-imagining of the character. It merely takes the most popular mutant from the previous five X-Men films and gives him his first proper standalone sequel. (Suck it, X-Men Origins: Wolverine.) And The Wolverine […]

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Movie review: Man of Steel

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If you gauge the merits of Man of Steel by whether it’s better than Superman Returns, or whether it successfully puts the proper pieces is place for sequels and Justice League movies and a shared DC universe, or whether it finally gives us a Superman who uses the full extent of his powers to pummel otherworldly […]


Need some comics to read? Try these!

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Since this is my first post here at Cult Spark, where I’m going to be covering the comics beat, I figure the easiest way to introduce myself is to break down what I’m reading and what I enjoy. I don’t consider myself a prototypical comics reader, meaning I haven’t been reading all my life, my […]

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Movie Review: Iron Man 3

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Let’s talk numbers. Three: The number of Iron Man films that Disney outfit Marvel has produced. Seven: The number of films Marvel has released in theatres. Five: The number of films Marvel currently has in production. Two: the number of films that Shane Black has now directed. 1,000+: Movies about robots. This is where context […]

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Marvel gets ballsy with their big-screen take on the Mandarin

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Massive spoilers of Iron Man 3 to follow. Seriously, don’t read this if you haven’t seen the movie yet. In the Marvel Comics universe, the Mandarin is Iron Man’s greatest villain — an Asian scientist and fighter who gains superpowers courtesy of ten alien rings constructed using technology far more advanced that even Tony Stark […]


Die Hard: Beyond the movies

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Did you know the first two Die Hard movies were based on pre-existing novels? Or that eight videogames based on the Die Hard franchise have been released? Or that Al Powell once showed up on an episode of Chuck?! If not, settle in, as we’re going to take you through the inspirations for and spinoffs […]

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Solving the Batman conundrum

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The Internet fanboy echo chamber worked itself into a tizzy on Tuesday after Drew McWeeny of Hitflix reported that Joseph Gordon-Levitt will be playing Batman in the upcoming Justice League movie from Warner Bros. Which is to say, he’ll be playing the new Batman — the one that was created at the end of The […]

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Is The Wolverine the X-film we should be excited about?

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The X-Men movie universe is currently in a bit of disarray, and not just because an already convoluted and contradictory continuity is about to get even more labyrinthine when First Class 2 tackles the time-travel-heavy “Days of Future Past” storyline. There’s also the matter of First Class director Matthew Vaughn abandoning the second installment of […]