the boys review

The Boys, Amazon’s new anti-superhero series, is so nihilistic and cruel that it’s either unbearable, or the perfect show for the current era we’re in. There’s a longstanding argument about whether or not entertainment loaded with unlikable characters can be enjoyed. It can – as long as the characters are well drawn, and there’s at least some specter of empathy lurking beneath it all. The Boys is not a show like that. It is void of hope, and void of heart. But that’s also the point. In the end, it’s a conflicting show – I’m horrified by what it’s selling, but I’m supposed to be. I walked away feeling utterly miserable. So…mission accomplished, I guess?

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Iron Man VR

How did a Titans special effects supervisor get killed? Why did Ruby Rose have to cancel her Comic-Con appearance? Want to see a new Iron Man VR preview? What superhero was teased in the latest Avengers video game footage? Why didn’t Batman Beyond ever do a sequel movie with The Joker? What is the best-selling superhero video game of all-time? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

The Boys Season 2

The Boys won’t hit Amazon Prime Video until next week, but apparently the streaming service is very satisfied with the first season of its adaptation of The New York Times best-selling comic by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson. Amazon has already given a second season order to the show from executive producers Seth Rogen, Evan Goldberg, and Eric Kripke, and they’ve already got a new cast member lined up in the form of You’re the Worst star Aya Cash. Find out who she’s playing below. Read More »

The Walking Dead movie trailer

We knew there was a Walking Dead movie on the way – three of them, in fact – but until today, we were all under the impression that those films were supposed to be made-for-TV movies which would debut on AMC, the same network home of the zombie series.

But today at The Walking Dead Comic-Con panel, we got a game-changing update: The Walking Dead movie is actually coming exclusively to theaters, courtesy of Universal Pictures. Check out the first trailer for the film below.
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Brandon Routh Playing Superman

Brandon Routh is one of the few actors fortunate (or maybe unfortunate) enough to strap on the blue tights and red underwear and soar through the sky as Superman. Plucked from obscurity, Routh played the Man of Steel in Bryan Singer’s 2006 film Superman Returns, which was also kind of a remake of Superman: The Movie. Yeah, it was a weird one. Now he’ll be putting the cape back on again for the upcoming Arrowverse crossover event Crisis on Infinite Earths over at The CW. Read More »

Doom Patrol SDCC 2019 Poster

Want to see what’s coming in the final four episodes of Agents of SHIELD season six? Did you notice the menacing message in the Young Justice episode titles? Ready for a new Watchmen trailer this weekend? What did some Spider-Man: Far From Home deleted scenes provide for MJ? Who is the first character inducted into the Comic-Con Museum Character Hall of Fame? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Conan Comic-Con 2019 Opening

Conan O’Brien is back at Comic-Con this week with a whole line-up of new episodes featuring special guests who are over at the big pop culture convention in San Diego. And to mark the occasion, Conan got a whole new animated opening last night created in the style of Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse. You might be surprised where Conan O’Brien got his super powers. Read More »

batman beyond blu-ray

When Batman Beyond debuted on Kids’ WB in 1999, it shattered expectations for what a sequel series to the classic, critically acclaimed Batman: The Animated Series would be like. A dark, weird cyberpunk continuation to the landmark animated noir series, Batman Beyond became a beloved classic in its own right that was both a radical departure from the storied history of the Caped Crusader while feeling like a loving homage.

“While we wanted to keep the familiar elements…we wanted [Batman Beyond] to feel fresh,” co-creator Bruce Timm said at the show’s San Diego Comic-Con panel on Thursday. But it’s been 20 years since Batman Beyond first premiered, and the series doesn’t feel quite as fresh as it used to. However, that will soon be remedied with the release of a long-anticipated remastered Blu-ray complete series set arriving this October. How…schway.

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the boys comic-con activation

A crashed car, a destroyed electronics store, and a stabbing: all things you see up close and personal in Amazon’s The Boys activation at this year’s San Diego Comic-Con. But the party responsible for this crime scene is not a group of petty criminals, but a corrupt spandex-clad superhero whom the titular Boys are attempting to unmask. And you get to be on the case.

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Iron Man Arc Reactor Prop Replica

After Tony Stark sacrificed his life in order to save humanity in Avengers: Endgame, a memorial at his cabin saw the first arc reactor he ever built in Iron Man sent off in a loving fashion by Pepper Potts in an arrangement of flowers on the lake. It’s the same arc reactor that Pepper Potts turned into a memento as “Proof That Tony Stark Has a Heart.” And now Tony Stark’s arc reactor can be yours.

Hot Toys has announced a life-size Iron Man arc reactor prop replica in an acrylic case with the engraved “Proof That Tony Stark Has a Heart” display around it. And yes, it even lights up. Check it out below. Read More »