Category: Retcon This!

Retcon This! Casting Anakin Skywalker

Retcon This! Casting Anakin Skywalker

Out of all of the things wrong with the ‘Star Wars’ Prequels, the biggest misstep had to be the casting of Jake Lloyd & Hayden Christensen as Anakin, the boy who would become Vader. Could the Prequels have been saved if different actors had been cast as the Lord of the Sith?

"Battle of the Atom" Didn't Really Have a Villain, Did It?

“Battle of the Atom” Didn’t Really Have a Villain, Did It?

The latest X-Men crossover proved to be pretty effective as a means of propelling the story forward, but the story itself was missing a pretty crucial element. There was no villain. They tried to make you think there was, butt there really wasn’t.

Retcon This! The Dexter Finale

Retcon This! The Dexter Finale

After eight years, Showtime’s Dexter has reached its end, but in a way far from befitting everyone’s favorite serial killer. From gunshots to terrible fugitive etiquette, it was rough. We’ll miss you, Dexter.

Retcon This! American Horror Story: Asylum

Retcon This! American Horror Story: Asylum

It’s been over a month now since season two of FX’s horror series wrapped. If you haven’t seen it, you’re lucky. If you haven’t finished it, I don’t blame you. If you’re planning on finishing it, there are spoilers ahead. You’ve been warned.

Retcon This! - Batman

Retcon This! – Batman

The New 52 brought with it sweeping changes to the core DC universe, unless you hang out with Batman or Green Lantern. While that might sound cool, it’s caused some serious headaches for fans of the Bat Family.

Retcon This! Game of Thrones Season 2

Retcon This! Game of Thrones Season 2

What seems like everyone’s favorite show recently wrapped up its second season and one member of the PoP! team still can’t see what all the fuss is about. There’s a lot not to like about season 2 of Game of Thrones.

Retcon This! The Avengers in the Heroic Age

Retcon This! The Avengers in the Heroic Age

This should be an amazing time to be an Avengers fan. We’re weeks away from what could turn out to be the biggest movie in history. But something just isn’t right. After nearly 8 years since their reboot, it seems the Avengers have lost their way.

Retcon This! - The Rock's Road to Wrestlemania

Retcon This! – The Rock’s Road to Wrestlemania

In the ever-evolving landscape of fandom, there are simply some things that should not have happened. In Retcon This!, we examine some of the more questionable aspects of our beloved geek properties. After a year of build-up, we’re precious days away from The Rock’s match with John Cena at Wrestlemania 28. There’s a significant portion of […]

Retcon This! The Falcon's Bird Connection

Retcon This! The Falcon’s Bird Connection

Admittedly, the Falcon is a bit player at best, and not the type of character who would normally warrant the attention necessary for a Retcon This. But recently I saw something that has haunted me at night ever since. Brace yourself, PoP!ulation.

Retcon This: Dexter Season 6

Retcon This: Dexter Season 6

Dexter has been a PoP! favorite almost since day one, but Thacher takes a look at this past season and finds it a bit…lacking. Is Dexter circling the drain of mediocrity or is it headed for a return to greatness? HERE THERE BE SPOILERS.

Retcon This! Avengers: Children's Crusade

Retcon This! Avengers: Children’s Crusade

It’s the story Young Avengers fans have been waiting for… And waiting… And waiting… And waiting still. Sometimes a year and a half just isn’t long enough to tell a nine part story whether the rest of the publishing line needs it or not.

Retcon This! The Deaths of Ralph & Sue Dibny

Retcon This! The Deaths of Ralph & Sue Dibny

DC’s relaunch opens the door to numerous possibilities. So why not bring back the Nick & Nora Charles of the superhero set?

Retcon This! Decaying Threats: The Half-life of Supervillains

Retcon This! Decaying Threats: The Half-life of Supervillains

Remember Wile E. Coyote? No matter how many times he failed to catch the Roadrunner, he’d always come back for more. Remember what a joke he was? Kind of makes you wonder if some of our favorite supervillains shop ACME, no?

Retcon This! - Tag Team Wrestling

Retcon This! – Tag Team Wrestling

Yesterday, Jason Knize took you on a stroll down Memory Lane, to reminisce on the lost art of Tag Team Wrestling. Today, we look toward the future, and try to fix the mistakes made by both WWE and TNA, in ‘Retcon This!’

Retcon This! - The JLA Movie

Retcon This! – The JLA Movie

If there’s one comic property you don’t want to mess up in a movie, it’s the Justice League. Sadly, it looks like Warner Brothers is in danger of mishandling the well-known superhero team with its recent announcements.

Retcon This! - The New Wonder Woman TV Show

Retcon This! – The New Wonder Woman TV Show

The recent announcements about the upcoming small-screen treatment of the legendary superheroine has upset millions of fans. It’s not too late to make things right, TV people.

Retcon This! President John Henry Eden

Retcon This! President John Henry Eden

Why be creative when you can just repackage old concepts with shiny new bows? I expect more from you Bethesda.

Retcon This! The Simpsons Porno

Retcon This! The Simpsons Porno

In which our hero uses advanced robotics theory to explain why yellow people doing it is gross. You’re welcome, everyone. And I’m sorry.

Retcon This! Deathlok Resurgent

Retcon This! Deathlok Resurgent

Who needs expensive cybernetics? A handful of writers seem more than capable of reviving Luther Manning with little more than a lap top and a Wi-Fi hot spot. Is it not, then, the role of the editors to ask “Just because we CAN bring Deathlok back, does it mean we should?”

Retcon This! Season of the Witch

Retcon This! Season of the Witch

Sometimes I think Nicholas Cage gets a bum rap. And then I see a movie like Season of the Witch and I realize, no… he’s getting exactly what’s coming to him.

It's All Geek to Me/Retcon This - MacGuffins, Deus Ex Machina, and Chaos War

It’s All Geek to Me/Retcon This – MacGuffins, Deus Ex Machina, and Chaos War

Technically, it’s two articles, but they’re two great tastes that taste great together. Well, no… they’re two tired tropes that are all too often over-used, and a story that abuses both.

Retcon this! Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark

Retcon this! Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark

Spider-Man: Turn off the Dark. Nuf said!

Retcon This! - The Splintering of the JSA

Retcon This! – The Splintering of the JSA

Teams split up in comics all the time, but it has done nothing for DC’s premier team of veteran heroes except make them less interesting and less relevant.

Retcon This! - The 2011 Golden Globe Nominations

Retcon This! – The 2011 Golden Globe Nominations

It’s already the second banana to the Oscars, but certain nominations for this year could further tarnish the Golden Globes’ image in the eyes of movie fans.

Retcon This! The Fear Itself Hype Machine

Retcon This! The Fear Itself Hype Machine

Merry Christmas, kids! Here! Enjoy this news about what we’re doing in April! We’ve got us an event cookin’, folks!

Retcon This!: Bruce Wayne: The Road Home One Shots

Retcon This!: Bruce Wayne: The Road Home One Shots

You can’t blame Grant Morrison for these trainwrecks, but with a few small changes could they have been better?

Retcon This! - Iron Man 2

Retcon This! – Iron Man 2

Now that “Pilgrim-gate 2010″ is winding down, let’s talk about that other comic book movie from this year that could have been a lot better.

Retcon This! Blackest Night and it’s Consequences

If you don’t hate me already, here’s a good reason to. I poke the sleeping bear of Blackest Night.

Retcon This! Onslaught Unleashed

Retcon This! Onslaught Unleashed

Because three or four guys somewhere demanded it… the re-return of Onslaught!

Retcon This! Gimmick Variant Covers

Retcon This! Gimmick Variant Covers

Variant covers used to be a rarity, but now they’re just an all too common marketing trend that needs to be stricken from the marketing playbook.

Retcon This! Howard the Duck

Retcon This! Howard the Duck

Marvel’s First Fowl deserves better.

Retcon This! O.M.I.T.

Retcon This! O.M.I.T.

O.M.I.T. should have been omitted… And yes, I realize the joke couldn’t have possibly been easier.

Retcon This! The New Warriors

Retcon This! The New Warriors

The Heroes for the 90′s have been taking it hard since Stamford. It’s time to get the band back together…

Retcon This! The 'X-Men: First Class' Movie Production

Retcon This! The ‘X-Men: First Class’ Movie Production

Warning: This is an article to be written on July 2011. We got our hands on it thanks to time machine invented by PoP!’s Tech Team. Read it by your own descrition.

Retcon This! - The Evil That Men Do

Retcon This! – The Evil That Men Do

Proof positive that no fan loves EVERYTHING by his favorite creators, Lee takes a look at a book with the most appropriate title ever.