24 Jul, 2013

REVIEW: The Wolverine

Posted by Hal Johnson in: Reviews | No Comments

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The Wolverine heads into theaters on July 26th, and will mark Hugh Jackman’s 5th appearance on screen as the character (6th if you count his brief cameo in X-Men: First Class), and with the films script based loosely on the beloved Wolverine mini series by Chris Claremont and Frank Miller, fans are expecting the best Wolverine their ticket price can buy. But does this tale of ninja and samurai warriors deliver? For the sake of ease in weighing the good with the bad, it behooves us to make a list. (Spoilers ahead.)
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30 Jan, 2013

TOP 10 TOUGHEST MARVEL SUPERHEROES RIGHT NOW

Posted by Raphael in: Opinion | 6 Comments

MIDTOWN BLOGGERINOS! Raph here, with a sense of nostalgia. I happened to think about a list a few days ago, a list I didn’t like. In issue 70 of Wizard Magazine, way back in 1997, they had a list of the 10 toughest superheroes. At the time, I could understand some of their choices, but I was baffled by others. Normally, I try to be above the typical fanboy debates, because they can last forever without a clear cut winner. There’s plenty of reasons why Spider-Man loses to Iron Man, or Thor beats Wolverine… but I did happen to buy this issue of Wizard from our back issue bin, and thought, let’s have some fun! I’m going to follow the same basic rules Wizard did:

  1. We’re limiting these to active superheroes: the dead and the villainous need not apply (Sorry Professor X, Sentry, Molecule Man and Ares…) Anyone deceased as of Jan. 30th,2013  is disqualified.
  2. We’re also limiting this to a certain degree of power: let’s leave Galactus and co. out of this one.
  3. This is a knock-down, drag-out fight to the death. No one is holding back.

For the sake of sanity I’m limiting this list to Marvel, doing Marvel vs. DC just makes my head explode.

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Midtown Bloggerinos! It’s AvX time again! This week, I got to ask Nick Lowe, editor of the X-Men books, about his own take on this massive crossover. Enjoy!

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Welcome to the next installment of C.C. Banana’s adventures at the 2011 New York Comic Con! Today the Banana (in the guise of Wolverine) takes on the great Cully Hamner. As with most C.C. Banana interviews, it starts off serious but then takes a few unexpected turns! Fortunately, Cully has long enjoyed the Banana’s rock star encounters so he knows how to roll with the punches.

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Midtown Children of the Blog! Raph here, with a little interview. Wolverine and Cyclops have ended their on-again, off-again bromance. Wolverine has taken a couple of key X-Men and most of the kids back to Westchester, to allow them to learn and be children. Scott, meanwhile, has dug in at Utopia and promises to defend mutantkind by any means necessary. All the while, the X-Men’s enemies salivate and move in for the kill… this is X-Men: Regenesis.

And my good, ol’ personal best friend (He doesn’t like acknowledging it) Nick Lowe was kind enough to answer my questions for YOU, the Midtown Comics Bloggerino, Bloggerucci, Blog- … you.

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12 Aug, 2011

Schism #2 with X-Men Editor Nick Lowe

Posted by Raphael in: Blog|Featured | No Comments

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Midtown Blogger Cakes! Raph here with another chat with X-Men editor Nick Lowe, this time we’re discussing Schism #2. Enjoy!

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