Category: Columns

The 6 Best New Mutants in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

The 6 Best New Mutants in Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles

Along with returning favorites, we’ve been treated to some great new characters in Nickelodeon and IDW’s respective Ninja Turtles series. Here are some of our favorites.

Make It So! REVIVAL: The TV Series

Make It So! REVIVAL: The TV Series

Few comics are as TV-ready as this wonderful ongoing by Tim Seeley and Mike Norton, so why haven’t we seen a small-screen adaptation yet?

Hidden Gems: MANIFEST DESTINY

Hidden Gems: MANIFEST DESTINY

Manifest Destiny tells the tale of what Lewis and Clark really found when they explored the wilds of America. What they found was hidden, but it certainly wasn’t a gem like this series.

Outside The Longbox - PARKS AND RECREATION's Final Season

Outside The Longbox – PARKS AND RECREATION’s Final Season

Tonight marks the finale of one of the most beloved sitcoms of recent memory and the end of one of the most well-done final seasons ever.

Hey, CW! Quit Dicking Around and Give Us a “Batman” TV Show Already!

Hey, CW! Quit Dicking Around and Give Us a “Batman” TV Show Already!

With the never-ending barrage of TV shows based on comic book properties hitting the air (and internet) these days, it’s hard to justify the absence of a certain Dark Knight.

In Defense Of...Paul Feig's GHOSTBUSTERS

In Defense Of…Paul Feig’s GHOSTBUSTERS

The recently announced revival of the beloved comedy franchise is most definitely a risk, but the all-female core cast is actually one of the most promising things about it.

Outside The Longbox - John Wick

Outside The Longbox – John Wick

Keanu Reeves makes a strong career comeback in this lean and nasty revenge thriller that is one of the best action films from last year.

6 Reasons the Spider-Man/MCU Deal Could Go Either Way

6 Reasons the Spider-Man/MCU Deal Could Go Either Way

Late Monday night, Marvel nearly broke the internet with the sneak announcement that Spider-Man is entering the Marvel Cinematic Universe. Is that a Good Thing?

Better Late Than Never - BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Season 8, Vol. 1-3

Better Late Than Never – BUFFY THE VAMPIRE SLAYER Season 8, Vol. 1-3

Joss Whedon and other acclaimed creators present the further adventures of Buffy and the extended Scooby Gang, free from the constraints of network TV budgets and censors, and the results are pretty damned glorious.

What Does “the End of the Marvel Universe” Mean for Your Favorite Books?

What Does “the End of the Marvel Universe” Mean for Your Favorite Books?

After months of speculation, Marvel has finally revealed the end of the Marvel Universe as we know it in the pages of “Secret Wars.” Is your favorite comic safe?

Wrestling School: What Feud was the Inspiration for the NWO?

Wrestling School: What Feud was the Inspiration for the NWO?

WCW found huge success with the NWO, but where did the idea for that group come from. You might be surprised to find that it was inspired by one of the biggest feuds in Japanese wrestling history.

Outside The Longbox - Black Mirror

Outside The Longbox – Black Mirror

This dark, cynical sci-fi anthology series from Great Britain explores mankind’s relationship with technology in several original and disturbing ways.

The 6 WWE Superstars Who Could Win the 2015 Royal Rumble

The 6 WWE Superstars Who Could Win the 2015 Royal Rumble

The Road to Wrestlemania is upon us, so WWE hate-watcher Jason Knize examines the top 6 WW Superstars who could possibly pull out a victory and earn a Wrestlemania main event spot in this year’s 30-Man, Over-The-Top Royal Rumble. 5…4…3…2…1…

Make It So! A Revamped King of the Ring

Make It So! A Revamped King of the Ring

WWE hasn’t used their King of the Ring tournament in a few years. Maybe they could use this idea to dust off the tourney and throw a new coat of paint on it.

Future Tense - MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

Future Tense – MAD MAX: FURY ROAD

George Miller’s celebrated MAD MAX franchise is set to return with a (hopefully) less insane leading man in one of the most anticipated movie releases of 2015.

The Avengers Haven't Fought a Super Villain in a REALLY Long Time

The Avengers Haven’t Fought a Super Villain in a REALLY Long Time

In the glory days of Civil War, heroes fighting heroes was actually a new and big idea. Now, it’s hard to even remember a time when the Avengers fought a bad guy.

Should Grant Gustin Be The Flash on the Big Screen?

Should Grant Gustin Be The Flash on the Big Screen?

As the star of a hit TV series, should Grant Gustin be the man to bring Barry Allen to the big screen in DC’s fledgling cinematic universe?

Holy Crap, Remember...SECRET WARS II?

Holy Crap, Remember…SECRET WARS II?

Companywide comic events still don’t get any crazier than when the Beyonder took a tour of the Marvel Universe three decades ago.

It's A Trap! SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

It’s A Trap! SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR

Robert Rodriguez and Frank Miller attempted to return to their glory days with this follow-up to their 2005 triumph, only to come up short.

Transformers' "Combiner Wars" is What Fans Have Been Waiting For

Transformers’ “Combiner Wars” is What Fans Have Been Waiting For

After years of nerds shelling out hundreds of dollars for what are essentially high-quality knock-offs, Hasbro is getting back into the combiner game in a big way.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: 2014 Cinematic Gems on Netflix

PoP! Top 6-Pack: 2014 Cinematic Gems on Netflix

These six excellent “under-the-radar” films from this year are available to stream at home right now on Netflix.

Riddle Me This! Who's Your Daddy, Star-Lord?

Riddle Me This! Who’s Your Daddy, Star-Lord?

Just who exactly is Star-Lord’s father in the Marvel Cinematic Universe? One PoP!-Star looks at the possibilities.

In Defense Of...BATMAN RETURNS

In Defense Of…BATMAN RETURNS

Tim Burton’s weird and wonderful sequel has arguably aged even better than the original 1989 Batman film and could be one of the best films of his career.

Make It So!  A Hellboy / Atomic Robo Crossover

Make It So! A Hellboy / Atomic Robo Crossover

Teaming these two similar and yet fundamentally-different creator-owned adventurers would be a comic fan’s wet dream. Why hasn’t this become a reality yet?

Outside The Longbox - EDGE OF TOMORROW

Outside The Longbox – EDGE OF TOMORROW

This underrated sci-fi gem starring Tom Cruise and Emily Blunt might be the greatest video game movie ever made that isn’t based on an existing video game.

What Fictional Beast Would You Serve at Thanksgiving?

What Fictional Beast Would You Serve at Thanksgiving?

As Americans nationwide gather around to stuff their faces and watch Grampa watch football, let’s take a look at some fictional tasty beasts.

Riddle Me This - What's the Best Live Action Comic-Based Show on TV?

Riddle Me This – What’s the Best Live Action Comic-Based Show on TV?

With so many TV comic adaptations currently on the air (and with many more to come), which one is at the top of your weekly “must-watch” list?

BLAARGH! Online Film "Journalism"

BLAARGH! Online Film “Journalism”

The profession of writing about film on the Internet has taken a significant dive in quality and relevance lately, which could be merely a symptom of what really counts as “news” nowadays.

In Defense of "GOTHAM"

In Defense of “GOTHAM”

Fox’s Batmanless Batman show has its share of detractors, but they’re wrong. GOTHAM is a delightful cocktail of comic books and procedurals.

Figure - 8: Transformers Generations 2014

Figure – 8: Transformers Generations 2014

As 2014 comes to a close, let’s look back at some of the standouts from the 30th anniversary of everyone’s favorite Robots in Disguise.

Riddle Me This! Who is Your Favorite Onscreen Batman?

Riddle Me This! Who is Your Favorite Onscreen Batman?

With just a little over a year until we see “Batfleck,” we take a look back at all the previous actors who have dawned the iconic cowl. Which one was your favorite?

Make It So! Bray Wyatt’s Halloween Assault on the WWE

Make It So! Bray Wyatt’s Halloween Assault on the WWE

What if WWE were to make a Halloween special where Bray Wyatt leads an army of monsters in an attempt to destroy the company? Kelly Harrass wants to Make It So!

Better Late Than Never - Final Crisis

Better Late Than Never – Final Crisis

Grant Morrison’s controversial DC event from 2008 showcases his strengths and weaknesses as a storyteller and remains a truly fascinating read.

6 Things That Make “AXIS” a Continuity Nightmare

6 Things That Make “AXIS” a Continuity Nightmare

After months of build-up, Avengers and X-Men: AXIS is upon us. Marvel’s latest and greatest blockbuster event has all the big guns, and that’s most of its problem.

Holy Crap, Remember...David Cronenberg's THE BROOD?

Holy Crap, Remember…David Cronenberg’s THE BROOD?

This early creepfest from the Master of Body Horror sheds a particularly strange light on the side-effects of pop psychology.