Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Mutants in Manhattan announcement trailer

Last week, screen shots for a Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles game from Platinum Studios were leaked.  Well now, we have an official announcement and trailer.  It appears to me that the design is based on the comics.  Which is great, because I love the comics.  I am feeling that this will definitely be pre-ordered. Enjoy.

Please do not recast Daredevil for Infinity War

In an interview on Entertainment Tonight, Charlie Cox mentioned the possibility that someone else could be playing Daredevil in Avengers: Infinity War. Sure, there has not been any confirmation Daredevil is even in the movie, but surely he is bound to be one of the 67 characters in the movie. Right?

I do not like that idea at all. The article on Uproxx that had the interview compares this to Grant Gustin not playing The Flash in the Justice League movies, but they are wrong. Here is why. From the start, DC has stated that their TV universe is separate from the movie universe. It was a very DC thing to do, what with the Multiverse and all. Marvel did not do that. They did the opposite. They did the opposite.  (more…)

Suicide Squad trailer

Here’s the new trailer for the Suicide Squad movie.  I don’t really have much to say about it, other than it looks like fun.  Maybe a nice counter to the seriousness (some would say overly) Batman v. Superman.  But, I’m not in the business of writing movie reviews before seeing the entire movie.  That also is a topic for another day.

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Star Wars and me

Unlike many of my friends that are fans of Star Wars, I did not grow up with it.  Nor do I claim to have grown up with it.  When Return of the Jedi came out, I was only 1.  Sure, as a kid I was aware of the series.  I had seen it at some point, but I didn’t have any Star Wars toys.  My parents were not big fans.  Hell, the first copies of the movies that I had at home were on DVD, which were released when I was already in college.

My fandom did not start until I was in a high school.  Now, my memory of the exact sequence of events may be a bit off, as it was a long time ago and I am getting old.  While in high school, the hype was starting to build for the prequels.  The more people discussed and speculated what would be in Episode 1, the more my interest in Star Wars grew.  I had never discussed any type of story this deeply before.  During this time, my esteemed colleague here informed that there were more Star Wars stories out there than just the movies.  And thus I was introduced to The Thrawn Trilogy by Timothy Zahn.

After reading Heir to the Empire, I was hooked and quickly finished the rest of the series.  As luck would have it, around this time, Lego started releasing the Star Wars sets.  This was a perfect storm for me.  I had always been a fan of Lego, my enthusiasm for Star Wars was increasing, and I had just started my first job and had disposable income.  I snatched up every set I could, up until the Millinium Falcon was released.  It cost too much for my meager income.  (It should be noted that the illustrious Dunman’s purchase of said set a couple weeks ago has convinced me to finally get the set.)  At some point around this time, Rogue Squadron came out for Nintendo 64.  Numerous Friday nights/Saturday mornings were lost playing this game.  (more…)

New year, new stuff

Happy 2016 everybody!

It has been a while since Comicdom Wrecks! has seen any kind of steady content output as life, work, family and other obligations have limited the amount of time we have had to talk jive about comic books.

That and we’re admittedly kind of lazy.

But J.R. and I have been feeling the itch of blog-posting and we’ve agreed that it’s time to dust off the old writer’s caps and get back to what we love to do, and hopefully you are still willing to hang around and enjoy.

But there’s more than just the same old thing coming for Comicdom Wrecks!.  While true, we are first and foremost comic junkies, the truth is that focusing solely on just comics is limiting the scope of what we want to talk about.  Comics are great, yes, but there’s so much more to nerd out about in the world of pop culture.  TV, video games, movies, books – if it’s out there and on our minds, we’ll share.

So bear with us as we get moving again.  Me, I haven’t had a regular thing going since I ran out of Chuck Austen stuff to make fun of.  But I’ve got something in the works for you, and it has to do with this old image.

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Stay tuned.

Comic Book Movie Review: Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

teenage-mutant-ninja-turtles-posterI didn’t see this movie in theaters, mainly because I hated how the Turtles looked, and didn’t want to waste money on a movie I may dislike.  I figured I’ll just wait for it to be released on DVD, and get it from Netflix.  I don’t mind watching possibly bad movies with Netflix, a I feel like my money goes to the quality things I watch, and not the crap.  And so it’s with this thought That I watched Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles.  (Coincidentally, Jacob watched at the same time I did, in a different location.)  I’ll just say I do not regret my decision to wait.

I have been a TMNT fan since I was a wee little lad.  I was first introduced to them with the original cartoon.  After that, my brother and I found some collections of the original comics, and read them until the covers fell off.  I loved the movies, freaking out when I saw a poster for Secret of the Ooze.  Between my childhood and a few years ago, I didn’t have much contact with the franchise.  I saw and loved the animated TMNT movie, but I didn’t watch the television cartoon.  It was a dark time in which I didn’t have DVR.  Those were dark times.  I got back into the franchise a few years ago with the launch of IDW’s series, and the Nickelodeon series.  I really enjoy both and recommend them to everyone. I tried to have an open mind about this new movie.  I wanted to be pleasantly surprised by it.  After all, a few people I know said it was enjoyable.  However, I did not like it all.  (Some spoilers below.) (more…)