Dr. Doom is our new ‘Infamous Iron Man’

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We are getting closer to finding out the fate of Tony Stark at the end of Marvel’s Civil War II event. After Marvel first revealed that a new character, 15 year-old  Riri Williams, would don the iconic red and gold armor, effectively replacing Stark, fans begin to question the whereabouts of Tony Stark.

For those of you that were just hoping that Stark was just taking a breather, it might be looking more like Tony has instead taken his last. Marvel has dropped their post Civil War comic line up and it looks like there might be another contender to the Iron Man throne, so say hello to the Infamous Iron Man, the one and only Dr. Victor Von Doom. Read More

Tony Stark Is Out And Riri Williams Is In. Here’s Why That’s A Big Deal.

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You’ve Probably heard already that Tony Stark the original Iron-Man, will no longer serve as the man behind the armour, for reasons that will become apparent at the climax of Marvel’s on-going Civil War II event. Though with Tony Stark left to deal with the death of his best friend and partner, James Rhodes (War Machine), the reveal of his biological mother and the second Civil War itself, it’s little wonder that Iron-Man might be retiring his armour.

Although, what surprised most of us was who would be replacing him; 15-year-old Riri Williams, a talented student at M.I.T.

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First Avenger Or Hydra Agent? Issue 2 Of Captain America Gives Us Answers [Spoilers]

A few weeks agoMarvel pulled one of it’s most ambitious twists yet. That Captain America, the freedom loving Nazi punching, former werewolf, was secretly a deep undercover agent of Hydra the whole time. Naturally, readers were shocked by the sudden change to the status quo, with many, including myself, drawing their own conclusions as to whether it would stick or not. Marvel told us to expect more information and possible answers in the second issue, and as promised, we have received just that.

So Is Captain America a Turncoat?

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Looking back: Independence Day then and now

What happens when you take an American flag, coat it in a thin veneer of the 1990s “attitude” and then mount it to a fucking fighter jet ? A shitty opening joke? Perhaps, but if you would like a better way to sum up the 1996 sci-fi action classic Independence Day, then think ‘Top Gun’ meets ‘War of the Worlds’ (with a few sprinklings of every other sci-fi classic). Now whether you thought Independence Day was a good movie or not, it left its mark on the world when it hit the cinemas as a true summer blockbuster. So with its sequel Independence Day: Resurgence hitting cinemas in a mere few days, 20 years after the original, it feels like a good time to go and examine the old classic and see how far we have come as a species since. Read More

E3 2016 press conference roundup

So the three day event we know as E3 is drawing to a close, with Nintendo finishing the event with their conferences (although Nintendo actually was not officially a part of E3). A lot transpired with the gaming community these past few days, so let us break it all down and pick out the best and worse highlights of E3 2016. But first, we have a question to answer…

So who won?

So the real answer should be something along the lines of “we the consumer are the winners”. But that answer is no different than when everyone in the classroom receives  a “thank you for participating” badge shaped fuck you to the face. Read More

Sort of Reviews: Preacher “See”

Bloodier. Holier. 

Jesse Custer might just be one of the bad guys after all, so it’s a good thing that he seems to have a better handle on being a better Preacher. This week’s episode ‘See’ was very jam packed so if you were under the impression that ‘see’ would be an opportunity to slow down and expand on the many plot points set up in the previous episode, you would be dead wrong. In fact, Preacher is a show that exists only in forward momentum, barreling through plot points and dragging us along for the ride. It’s both a blessing and a curse as the show piques the curiosity of the viewer, only to provide very little context for anything that just happened, thus frustrating we as viewers further.
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