Comics

COMIC REVIEW: Corey Lewis’ Sun Bakery #1

Sun Bakery #1 Written and Drawn by: Corey Lewis Published by Image Comics What is Sun Bakery? This here is an ongoing comic book anthology magazine, meaning, there are a bunch of stories in here, some will be ongoing, some one-shots, all of them super fun. – Corey Lewis from his introduction. The comic book […]

REVIEW: ARCHIE MEETS RAMONES

  Comic books and punk rock are two of my favorite things in the world (and also big around the TuffGnarl.com offices too!). They are also eternal staples of the classic teenager’s life. And no one is more classic and eternally teenage than Archie Andrews. So I was extremely excited when I interviewed Archie Comics writer/PR […]

TV Review: Supergirl: “Pilot”

The Supergirl pilot was a hot mess – it would take GOP levels of gall to deny this. The creative team behind the show seemed to have almost no (or too much) control over the amount of information that needed to be included in this opening act. This is a persistent problem throughout the episode, […]

Comic Review: Thors #1

Thors #1 Jason Aaron, Chris Sprouse, Karl Story, Marte Garcia & Joe Sabino Marvel Comics June 17, 2015 There’s a new police force in Marvel Comics and it’s one mighty group. They’re known as the Thors Corps and they serve their All-father, the omnipotent Dr. Victor Von Doom! Yeah, you know, that Dr. Doom of […]

Comic Book Review: Postal TPB Vol.1

Postal TPB Vol.1 (Postal Issues 1-4) Bryan Hill, Matt Hawkins, Isaac Goodhart, Betsy Gonia, Linda Sejic Top Cow Productions/Image Comics June 24th, 2015 Read Postal #1 – for FREE! Postal, a title that speaks both to our protagonist’s occupation and to greater threats looming on the horizon, takes place in a fictionalized version (I hope) […]

Marvel characters that need to be on TV/film: Part 3

As Netflix has just released the first of five new television series set in the Marvel cinematic universe, I began to think about other characters that are not currently featured in a film or television show and not currently in pre-production. This is the final list of my three-part series. To find part one click HERE and part […]

Marvel characters that need to be on TV/film: Part 2

As Netflix has just released the first of five new television series set in the Marvel cinematic universe, I began to think about other characters that are not currently featured in a film or television show and not currently in pre-production. This is my second part of a three-part series. (To find part one click HERE.)   […]

Marvel characters that need to be on TV/film: Part 1

With Netflix’s recent release of the first of five new television series set in the Marvel cinematic universe, I began to think about other characters who aren’t currently featured in a film or television shows and those not currently in pre or post-production. My list does not discriminate between which film studios currently have the rights to […]

Comic Book Review: The Tithe #1

The Tithe Review Matt Hawkins Co-Creator and Writer Rashan Ekedal Co-Creater Artist Bill Farmer Colorist April 15, 2015  From the minds of Matt Hawkins and Rashan Ekedal comes The Tithe, a book about Robin Hood inspired thieves that rob corrupt churches and give the money to charities that need them, all while being hunted down by two […]

Comic Book Review: Batman #39

Batman #39: Endgame Part 5 Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, FCO Placencia DC Comics March 10th, 2015 Well, here we are boys and girls, the penultimate issue of Endgame has released and an infected Gotham finds itself in the alabaster clutches of the Joker. With little recourse left and in desperate need of his […]

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Batman #38

Batman #38: Endgame Part 4 Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, FCO Placencia DC Comics February 10th, 2015 I will preface this review with an open admission that I am beginning to suspect that this story may be outpacing my ability to keep up with it. This is not meant to disparage Snyder and Capullo’s […]

SUBSCRIPTION BOX REVIEW: Loot Crate (December 2014)

If you are anything like me, for the last year or so you have been watching with mild fascination as a persistent, but somewhat surreptitious, offer for Loot Crate subscription boxes has peppered your Facebook feed(also, you are overweight). More precisely, your attention has been drawn by the promise of a lot of neat-stuff-in-a-box for […]

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Batman #37

Batman #37: Endgame Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, FCO Placencia DC Comics December 22nd, 2014 After last month’s series of revelations, Batman #37 threatened to deliver a Gotham poised on the brink of disaster(it is difficult to avoid a comparison to No Man’s Land, in fact). With the majority of its citizenry Jokerized and […]

COMIC BOOK REVIEW: Batman #36

Batman #36: Endgame Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, FCO Placencia DC Comics November 24th, 2014 Our story picks up at the nail biting conclusion of the previous issue wherein Endgame’s big bad is revealed through the emergence of a Jokerized Superman. As this issue’s cover would indicate, the Man of Steel is ready to […]

Comic Book/Anime Crossover Alert: Spider-Man Sticks it to the Titans

A fairly amazing thing was just announced on the internet, but first: A word about a fine cartoon. For those not familiar with Hajime Isayama’s outstandingly brutal opus, Attack on Titan is the story of a world beset by gargantuan humanoid creatures called Titans. These beings, who appear suddenly to effectively drive humanity to the brink of […]

COMIC REVIEW: Batman #35

Batman #35: Endgame Scott Snyder, Greg Capullo, Danny Miki, FCO Placencia DC Comics October 8th, 2014 After a well deserved break and the conclusion of their phenomenal Zero Year run, Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo are back with Batman #35: Endgame. This issue represents the beginning of a new arc for the creative team with […]