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Review by Henry Varona


Aquaman is a big-budget Hollywood blockbuster. Let that sink in for a moment. As a fan who was introduced to the hero through various cartoons like Super Friends and Justice League, I’ll admit that I never thought I would see this day, but I am thrilled to witness it. Aquaman proves all the haters wrong, whether they be critics of the DC Extended Universe or the character itself, with a fast-paced and stylized movie that is sure to bring a smile to the face of even the most-jaded fan. With dazzling visuals, fun action, and a strong cast, Aquaman makes a great case for being the best DC movie of the decade.

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It’s been awhile since I’ve seen the original Superman movie:

It is THE definitive superhero movie that every other movie since then has tried to replicate the magic. So when Superman the Movie hit theaters this month to celebrate 40 years through Fathom Events, I just knew I had to see it as an adult on the big screen. Read the rest of this entry »

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Review by Henry Varona


As far back in my life as I can remember, Spider-Man has been a part of who I am. Spidey was fundamental to my understanding of what a hero could be, who lived behind the mask, and how they would face their struggles. Spider-Man: Into The Spider-Verse understands that this is one of the greatest strengths of the character, and the creates a unique movie experience that absolutely blew me away. With action, laughs, and engaging characters, it delivers across the board with delights for fans new and old.

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Happy Birthday to the Great Noel Neill: The Screen’s First Lois Lane

 

By Gerry Gladston

Noel Neill clocked more screen time as Lois Lane than any other actress ever. With her endearing portrayal, she won the hearts of millions of Superman fans for decades to come.

Co-starring with George Reeves, Noel Neill was Miss Lane in TV’s The Adventures of Superman from 1952-1958 for a total of 78 episodes! Read the rest of this entry »

Welcome back Anime NYC! From November 16th to November 18th, this anime convention returned to the Jacob J. Javits Center in the city for its second year!

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It’s been awhile since I’ve been to an anime con in NYC. Historically, NYC hasn’t been able to hold on to a big anime convention.

Big Apple Anime Fest (BAAF) was ended in 2005, Anime Next skipped town from NY to Secaucus NJ, and the big problems with Anime Fest at NYCC this year.

But Anime NYC is promising!

With 36,000 attendees (compared to last year’s 20,000) from all 50 states and over 15 countries this con could be on track to outdo Otakon. Read the rest of this entry »

14 Nov, 2018

Remembering Stan Lee

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Article by Henry Varona

One of my earliest memories as a comic book connoisseur (I say with an air of ironic self-awareness) is of watching the Pryde of the X-Men animated pilot on VHS. While the series itself only had one episode, it served as an important introduction to an uncanny force for good that would change my life. No, I’m not talking about the X-Men — though they’re pretty neat — I’m talking about Stan Lee, who charmingly introduced the cartoon and intrigued my imagination. Who was this charismatic voice speaking to me? How did he know so much about the X-Men? Why was his presence so effortlessly endearing? If only I knew then what an impact he would make on not just my life, but the lives of countless fans and the entire comic book industry. Read the rest of this entry »