Category Archives: Pop Culture

Airing Tonight: “Gotham” (9/22/2014)

Fans all seem to know the details on how Bruce Wayne became Batman, The Dark Knight that looms over Gotham City’s underworld and can probably recite them to you if asked at any point in the day, but what of the city of darkness that pulsed around him? This new show airing on Fox is entitled simply “Gotham” and it aims to give comics fans some insight on the beginnings of the caped crusader’s eventually protected city and the devious villains who lurk in its shadows. Check out the poster and premise below.

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Airing Tonight: “Sleepy Hollow” Season 2 (9/22/2014)

Did you readers happen to catch the Fox series “Sleepy Hollow” last September when it made its debut? Gosh I hope so because it was a lot of quirky and supernatural fun. In keeping with our posts related to our readers interests, I am happy to announce that the second season for the show will begin tonight. Check out one of the promotional posters below and then we can refresh the minds that saw it or inform those who missed out.

Poster - Sleepy Hollow - S2 - 2014
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DC Comics Presents: The New 52 “Futures End” Week Three

Keeping up with the program of the epic multi-title “Futures End” storylines, here I am with the third week of offerings from DC Comics. Have you been following along so far? Some good stuff in the past two weeks for sure and here now is the third grouping.

FUTURES END IS HERE! Welcome to the future – FUTURES END, that is! This September, DC Entertainment takes you five years into the future of DC Comics – The New 52, where the heroes of the DC Universe face challenges unlike anything you’ve ever seen!

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“Teen Titans: Futures End” #1

TEEN TITANS: FUTURES END #1: With the Teen Titans dead, a new group of young heroes seek justice in the future DC Universe!

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“Justice League United: Futures End” #1

JUSTICE LEAGUE UNITED: FUTURES END #1: In the concluding chapter of the epic story that began in this month’s JUSTICE LEAGUE: FUTURES END #1, the armies of Mars rise against the unsuspecting population of Earth – and only the combined might of the Justice League and the Legion of Super-Heroes can stand against them!
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Out Now: “Aliens: Fire and Stone” #1

About The Comic: During a vicious xenomorph outbreak, terraforming engineer Derrick Russell leads a desperate group of survivors onto a rickety mining vessel. They hope to escape the creatures overrunning their colony—but they’ll face horrors both in space and on the strange planet they crash on. Ties in with the Prometheus and Aliens films!

PiercingMetal Thoughts: I’ve always enjoyed the Aliens comics from Dark Horse because they give you what you crave the most about the creatures. Their utter ruthlessness and savagery upon mankind and well, any sort of kind that is in front of them. To the Xenomorphs we are all food and I’m glad they don’t really exist. Now while I will likely peruse the title when I see it on the racks to enjoy the artwork, I am not planning on paying much attention to it until a collected edition is out. I’m trying to slow down on the single issue purchases these days outside of the digital copies I see for reviewing and sharing with you folks purposes. I would much rather see this in my bookcase next to similar tomes. What do you readers think of this massive crossover? Are you down with it or not? Let me know in the comments section below.

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Out Now: “Prometheus: Fire and Stone” #1

About The Comic: When the Prometheus never returned from her fateful journey to LV-223, the questions surrounding the origins of man went unanswered. Now a new team of explorers seeks to uncover the dark mystery that holds not only the fate of theoriginal mission, but possibly their own damnation. Ties directly into the hit motion picture! First issue in a blockbuster crossover event!

PiercingMetal Thoughts: While I love that Dark Horse Comics is going to be doing a connecting series of titles to expand upon this story line, I must share with you that I absolutely HATED this “Prometheus” film. Now, a lot of my friends thought it was amazing but I felt it was too long, too ponderous and really only offered up a small amount of “jeepers” moments. To each their own right? All I know is that I am NOT adding this film to my video library nor will I ever watch it again. With that being said I will peruse the comic when its on the shelves of my local shop but I don’t think that I am going to buy the single issues and instead shall wait for the collected edition. This is going to cross into a title with Aliens and Predator franchises so in a few months I will have some pretty creepy reading to do. What do you readers think about the idea of this “Prometheus” comic series and it connecting to the other character universes? Let me know in the comments section below.

Official Website: http://www.darkhorse.com