mondocon 2019 recap

In its fifth year, MondoCon is bigger than ever. In the convention’s program, co-founder and creative director Mitch Putnam mentioned this year’s con is “the first time it actually feels like we’ve hit our full potential.” Honestly, I couldn’t agree more. Movie, music, and comic book fans love Mondo for all of the rad collector items they make. Hell, I’m one of them. People line up for hours (and even camp out overnight) to get their hands on the latest releases, and this year was no different. I had the pleasure of attending this year’s two-day convention, which by far was their biggest and best event yet.

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Light Balance Kids Marvel Show

Who are the latest additions to the second season of The Boys? Which throwback Arrow character is also coming back for the final season? Will Dick Grayson become Nightwing on Titans? Want to see the double who played Superman in Shazam!? What do Anthony & Joe Russo think of the Spider-Man debacle? Why didn’t Captain Marvel have a bigger role in Avengers: Endgame? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

The Boys - The Seven Action Figures

Did you catch the teaser trailer for the final season of Agents of SHIELD? Wouldn’t you like to have action figures of the superheroes in The Boys? What gift did Marvel Studios give James Gunn for his birthday? Want to see the announcement of the new Disney+ shows from Marvel at the D23 Expo? What was Jeff Goldblum‘s reaction to the Spider-Man deal debacle? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Batman Arkham - Abandoned Game Concept Art

Which character seems to be back from the dead in the eighth season premiere of Arrow? Want to see concept art from an abandoned Batman Arkham game involving Damian Wayne? Could Ryan Gosling be talking to Taika Waititi about a role in Thor: Love & Thunder? Which Marvel planets couldn’t exist in the real world? Does a Wonder Woman 1984 photo hint at a certain plot element in the sequel? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

Men in Black International VFX

The Morning Watch is a recurring feature that highlights a handful of noteworthy videos from around the web. They could be video essays, fanmade productions, featurettes, short films, hilarious sketches, or just anything that has to do with our favorite movies and TV shows.

In this edition, see how a variety of Men in Black International VFX shots looked before visual effects were completed. Plus, run through over five dozen different Easter eggs and comic book references from the first season of The Boys, and check in with director Richard Linklater as he breaks down his career behind the camera. Read More »

Custom LEGO Batmobile

What is the opening weekend for Joker looking like? Want a first look at the second season of The Boys? How many different awards has Clark Kent gotten in Superman comics? How ripped is Sebastian Stan getting for Falcon and the Winter Soldier? Will Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 3 arrive in May of 2022? Who has Joe Russo‘s favorite character arc in the MCU? All that and more in this edition of Superhero Bits. Read More »

the boys deleted scene

The Boys is one of the more graphic TV shows in recent memory, loaded with gore, sexual situations, and a whole lot more. But despite Amazon being okay with so much adult content on display in the series, there was one scene that they thought crossed the line. Below, show creator Eric Kripke reveals the details behind The Boys deleted scene.

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the boys review

Many comic books deconstruct what it actually means to be a superhero. Watchmen questions the morality of extraordinary being nominating themselves heroes. X-Men explores mutants with abilities as a persecuted minority. Now, The Boys speculates what if superheroes were just straight-up dicks? Seth Rogen and Evan Goldberg produced the Amazon Prime adaptation of Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson’s comic series. Eric Kripke is their showrunner. 

In the first episode, Hughie (Jack Quaid) becomes anti-superhero when A-Train (Jessie T. Usher) speed runs his girlfriend into oblivion. Homelander (Antony Starr) can fly and shoot laserbeams from his eyes, but he won’t always use those powers to save people. Male superheroes in The Seven sexually harass the women like Maeve (Dominique McElligott) and Starlight (Erin Moriarty). 

Kripke spoke with /Film by phone last week just before he left for Comic-Con to present The Boys. The series is streaming now on Amazon Prime. 

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Final The Boys Trailer

In a few days, Amazon will bring a new group of superheroes to streaming, except this crew of superpowered individuals don’t seem anything like good guys. In fact, Amazon’s The Boys may be bringing us the most morally questionable group of superheroes since the Watchmen. Irresponsible with their powers, driven by greed and fame, and generally too cocky for their own good, these superheroes need to be put in their place. That’s exactly what Billy Butcher (Karl Urban) and the titular group of vigilantes aim to do, and their endeavor gets rather bloody, as you can see in the final The Boys trailer before the show’s premiere. Read More »

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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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