Comics Review #10: The Mighty Thor, Vol. 1 – Thunder in Her Veins by Jason Aaron and Russell Dauterman

The Mighty Thor #1 Cover by Russell Dauterman (source: comixology.eu)

Title: The Mighty Thor – Thunder in Her Veins
Written by: Jason Aaron
Art by: Russell Dauterman
Collecting: The Mighty Thor (2015) #1-5
Publisher: Marvel
Year: 2016

A war of the worlds has broken out. Countless dead light elves crush into a Roxxon space station which plummets towards earth. Malekith joins forces with the frost giants and Roxxon to march on Alfheim. Odin has gone mad. The All-Mother is imprisoned for treason. The Odinson is nowhere to be found. Loki joins the dark council with his own agenda in mind.

Amidst the chaos and war, Jane Foster aka Thor battles not only her enemies but also the cancer that threatens to end her life.

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Comics Review #9: Black Widow #2 by Mark Waid and Chris Samnee

Black Widow #2 Cover by Chris Samnee (source: comixology.eu)

Title: Black Widow
Written by: Mark Waid
Art by: Chris Samnee
Published by: Marvel
Year: 2016

Chapter 2 of Mark Waid and Chris Samnee’s Black Widow run opens with the burial of a S.H.I.E.L.D. agent while Black Widow is watching the assembled mourners through the viewfinder of a sniper rifle.

A new enemy called Platch Liev – the Weeping Lion – is targeting the head of S.H.I.E.L.D., Maria Hill. Unnoticed, Black Widow takes the assassins out one after the other until there is only one man left to question…

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Movie Review #8: Batman v Superman – Dawn of Justice (2016) [Spoilers]

Batman v Superman Poster (source: edumovlive.com)

Title: Batman v Superman (IMDb)
Directed by: Zack Synder
Written by: Chris Terrio and David S. Goyer
Year: 2016
Length: 151 min.
Rating: 12
My IMDb rating: 4/10

This is really difficult. I think there’re two ways to review this movie. The first is reviewing Batman v Superman as a movie without any knowledge of or connection to DC comics and their superheroes. The second is reviewing it as a movie featuring the most beloved superheroes of the DC Universe. As you can imagine, these two reviews would vary significantly.

As it is, I am a comic book fan. While Superman was the first Superhero I came to know, it was Batman who I came to love the most.

Which is why I cannot say that I liked Batman v Superman.

Please note that this review contains spoilers for the entire movie. 

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Movie Review #7: Deadpool (2016)

Deadpool Movie Poster (source: screenrant.com)

Title: Deadpool (IMDb)
Directed by: Tim Miller
Written by: Rhett Reese and Paul Wernick
Year: 2016
Length: 108 min.
Rating: 16
My IMDb rating: 9/10

I have watched this movie twice so far. The second time was just as good as the first. Deadpool manages to make me laugh hysterically and cringe inwardly mere seconds apart. They went all out on that R-rating.

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