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Comic Books Films 

The DOCTOR STRANGE Teaser Trailer Is Here!

Now this is exciting. With the arrival of DOCTOR STRANGE into the Marvel Cinematic Universe, the Marvel movies are finally going to get mystical & supernatural! We’re also thrilled because at the helm is director Scott Derrickson (SINISTER) from a script by Jon Spaihts and C. Robert Cargill. Playing the title role is Benedict Cumberbatch. You’ll […]

Comic Books 

Five Freaky BATMAN Stories That Would Make Great Movies

BATMAN V SUPERMAN is out and we all have… opinions… about it. Personally, it didn’t work for me. I’m not a fan of angry Superman. Still, I think everyone’s pretty happy with Ben Affleck as Batman (aside from all the killing he does), and we’re all looking forward to seeing more of him as the […]

Comic Books 

The Most Outrageous PUNISHER Kills

In the comic book world, if you’re a criminal and you happen to see that “Skull” logo headed your way, then no doubt it’s the last thing you’ll ever see as you’re about to come to a terrible, horrific end at the hands of Frank Castle, aka THE PUNISHER. Originally introduced as a villain in The […]

Comic Books Scary Fun 

Dr. Wertham’s Dilemma: The Rise & Fall of EC Horror Comics

Today’s gory horror films owe more than a debt to the chest-bursting, intestine-twirling Senate Subcommittee-defying horrors of EC Comics’ 1950s “funny books” — TALES FROM THE CRYPT, THE VAULT OF HORROR and THE HAUNT OF FEAR. When comic books first hit newsstands in the 1930s — all in color for a dime — they were […]

Comic Books 

Seasons of the Witch! SABRINA, THE TEENAGE WITCH & Real Life Cases Of Witchcraft!

When we talk comics, 1962 is a very important year. It was the year Marvel Comics introduced the world to Spider-Man, Thor, Ant-Man, and Hulk, changing the comic book market forever. Quietly, as Marvel was building their Mighty Marching Society, and DC was basking in the super sales of their heroes, Archie Comics writer George […]

Comic Books Films Real Life Scares 

Love Kills: The Stories of Harleen Quinzel and Caril Ann Fugate

Dr. Harleen Frances Quinzel was young and filled with promise. Just out of school, Quinzel landed her dream job as a psychiatrist at Arkham Asylum, the home of the most insane criminals to ever walk the Earth, including the king of them all, Joker. Quinzel had a single goal – to gain Joker’s trust, get […]

Comic Books Real Life Scares 

Who Is The Man Who Laughs? The Origin & Shocking Real-Life Inspiration Of THE JOKER!

In May of 1939, the world was introduced to a detective dressed like a bat. Created by the teenaged Bob Kane and the more experienced Bill Finger, Batman exploded onto the scene in DETECTIVE COMICS issue #27. Something of a mirror image to Superman, Batman was a human with no special abilities outside of being […]

Comic Books Films 

10 Franchises We’d Love To See As Comic Books

Growing up, my two greatest loves were horror movies and comic books. So when Marvel very briefly flirted with doing a series based on A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET, it was nirvana for me! (Read all about it here.) Although cancelled after 2 issues, other comic companies in the early 90’s picked up the mantle […]

Comic Books Films 

5 Reasons Why DEADPOOL Works So Well

DEADPOOL banged the box office like it was International Women’s Day. Opening at an unbelievable $135 million, it is the highest grossing opening for any R-rated movie ever. DEADPOOL was the grand experiment for superhero films: a brutally violent, foul-mouthed, perverted, fourth-wall breaking hero who doesn’t want to be a hero. Not long after the […]

Comic Books Films 

The History Of DEADPOOL & How He Relates To THE PHANTOM OF THE OPERA!

Right now, as you read this, DEADPOOL is testing the waters of R rated comic book movies. This is the one area that comic books haven’t been able to conquer on screen, despite some honest attempts. PUNISHER WAR ZONE is easily one of my favorite comic book movies and DREDD, while missing the wit of […]

Comic Books Films 

Did You Know FREDDY KRUEGER Once Had A Marvel Comic Book?

Did you know that Marvel Comics once published A NIGHTMARE ON ELM STREET comic book series? Although it was solicited to retailers for 5 issues and the first 3 were prepped and ready to go, only the first 2 issues officially hit comic book stands in an oversized black & white magazine format. To put […]

Comic Books 

Remember When Captain America Turned Into A Werewolf? Here’s The Full Story of CAPWOLF!

When you have a character being published in multiple monthly comics for upwards of fifty years, you tend to play out some very kooky ideas. Flash, for example, had an entire storyline about his imaginary friend from childhood who was actually a real alien. It was written by Grant Morrison, so the story is better […]

Comic Books 

From The Pages Of SANDMAN, Exploring The History Of DEATH

There is one thing we all fear. One thing, above all else, that we can not feel creeping up on each and every one of us each and every day. We push the thought of it to the back of our minds as much as possible, but there, in our moments of great joy and […]