Wizard World Minneapolis’ confirmed celebrity guests are: Peter Capaldi & Jenna Coleman (Doctor Who), Charlie Sheen (Two and a Half Men), Charisma Carpenter (Buffy the Vampire Slayer), Nichelle Nichols (Star Trek), Lou Ferrigno (the Hulk), and Peter Tork & Micky Dolenz (the Monkees). Stay tuned, we will be providing additional details later this week.
Based on a character from Marvel Comics’ New Mutants, Legion proved to be one of the most inventive, interesting television show out there. I absolutely love everything about it, from the 70s/90s feel, the psychedelic music, and the mind-bending special effects.
I already knew the character and his relationship to a rather famous mutant... but for many viewers, they had no idea his powers or where he stands in the Marvel Universe. I feel the less you know about the character, the better, as it’s full of surprises. I don’t want to say too much about the story (or character appearances), as talking about it will spoil it for comic book fans.
The show is complicated. Take my advice and pay attention to the first few episodes, it will all make sense the more episodes you watch. By the end of the series, you’ll thank me.
In a world where Tom Cruise is the Last Samurai, Scarlett Johansson as a cybernetic Asian cop, Tilda Swinton playing the Ancient One from the far east, and Matt Damon saving the great wall of China, we have Finn Jones as the greatest martial artist in the world. Asian fans are really vocal about this whole “white savior” and whitewashing, but I will defend (pun not intended) Iron Fist.
The original character from the comic book is a white character, changing it to an Asian character will not sit well with purists, like me. Yes, I’m also one of the few that would prefer Nick Fury be a white, cigar-chompin’ Sergeant. However, having said that, I also think it would work if Iron Fist was casted as an Asian-American kung-fu fighter. I could go with it, at least the fight scenes would be enjoyable (and believable).
Critics all agreed that this is the worst of the Netflix Marvel shows. We were expecting a great Kung Fu show, but instead it was a lot of corporate drama.
Actually this is not based on a comic book, but the NBC comedy series takes place in the DC Universe. Sometime you see cameos for less famous characters like Crimson Fox or Green Fury (both from Justice League Europe).
Admittedly, fans aren’t clamoring for the show, but personally, I find it pretty funny. I love watching it for the various DC references... I just wish there were more of those in the series.
Also, I love seeing George Perez's artwork in the title sequence.
I don’t think a lot of people understand that Riverdale is based on Archie Comics. Sure, I own a few Archie Digests and the random single issues, but it’s not a comic book series that I follow. Each story is self-contained, and all the art style are based on Bob Montana’s original cartoon, so personally I was never a big fan.
Anyway, I haven’t watched Riverdale, but based on trailers and advertisements, it’s typical CW teenage drama.
Wynonna Earp was originally published under Eclipse Comics... but after it went bankrupted, creator Beau Smith took the character to IDW Publishing and Image Comics.
The character is a present-day descendant of the famous lawman Wyatt Earp who fights demons with a special gun.
I honestly tried to watch the pilot in late 2016 and just could not get into it. Although I didn’t like it, it got enough viewers that a second series has been ordered for 2017.