Category: Columns

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.

Riddle Me This: Shane McMahon’s ECW

Riddle Me This: Shane McMahon’s ECW

In 2000, Shane McMahon was very close to buying ECW, the struggling, but very popular alternative to WWE. What would the American wrestling landscape look like if Shane had done that?

PoP! Top 6-Pack: The Best of King of Trios 2014

PoP! Top 6-Pack: The Best of King of Trios 2014

CHIKARA’s 2014 King of Trios tournament had plenty of great moments, but what were the top six? Kelly Harrass picks out his favorites in this Pop! Top 6-Pack.

Future Tense: Most Anticipated Fall Movies

Future Tense: Most Anticipated Fall Movies

As 2014 winds to a close, here are the films that one PoP! writer can’t wait to feast his eyes on.

Hidden Gems: Justice League 3000

Hidden Gems: Justice League 3000

Keith Giffen & J.M. DeMatteis strike again, teaming with Howard Porter to take the Justice League into the future. It’s just not quite the League you’re familiar with…

6 Reasons Marvel's "AXIS" Could Turn Out Great

6 Reasons Marvel’s “AXIS” Could Turn Out Great

Marvel’s next Biggest Event Ever is set to start next month and it’s shaping up to be a good one. Let’s take a look at a few reasons AXIS should be on your pull list.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: More Netflix Marvel Shows We'd Love To See

PoP! Top 6-Pack: More Netflix Marvel Shows We’d Love To See

With the first wave of Netflix’s live-action Marvel shows still a year away, here are a few more suggestions for future small-screen adaptations of Marvel characters.

Outside the Longbox - "Hollywood Said NO!"

Outside the Longbox – “Hollywood Said NO!”

If you liked Mr. Show, you need to buy this book. It won’t completely heal the hole in your heart, but it’s a start. Sometimes a start is all it takes.

If Football Was More Like Wrestling...

If Football Was More Like Wrestling…

Highlights from the latest episode of Monday Night Mayhem, the flagship show of the World Football League.

Outside The Longbox - Nathan For You

Outside The Longbox – Nathan For You

This quirky, deadpan reality show spoof from Comedy Central is one of the funniest shows currently on TV.

Make It So! A William Moulton Marston Biopic

Make It So! A William Moulton Marston Biopic

The multi-talented creator of Wonder Woman led quite an interesting life that deserves to be chronicled in a big-budget Hollywood retelling.

“Walgreens Exclusive Venom?” Seriously?

“Walgreens Exclusive Venom?” Seriously?

In a move demonstrating the greatest of respect for their customers, Marvel and Hasbro have partnered with renowned toy retailer Walgreens to—oh, f*ck it. This is ridiculous.

Outside The Longbox - Only Lovers Left Alive

Outside The Longbox – Only Lovers Left Alive

Tom Hiddleston and Tilda Swinton play the world’s coolest and most tragic vampire couple in Jim Jarmusch’s immensely interesting new film.

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 5

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 5

Shinsuke Nakamura and Kazuchika Okada face off in the finals of New Japan’s G1 Climax! This and five more matches wrap up PoP!’s coverage of the 24th G1 Climax.

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 4

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 4

Today we look at the best of nights eight, nine, and ten of the G1 Climax. We’re getting to the end of the tournament and the matches just keep getting more hard hitting.

Property Ladder - Howard The Duck

Property Ladder – Howard The Duck

After being a Seventies cult icon and an Eighties cinematic laughing stock, Marvel’s resident talking waterfowl has popped up again in the most unlikely of places. Will this mark the dawning of a new era for Duckworld’s favorite son?

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 3

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 3

Nights five, six, and seven of New Japan’s G1 Climax brought us some of the hardest hitting matches of the year thus far. Learn the definition of strong style from this 6-Pack of matches.

Riddle Me This! Should Marvel and Star Wars Cross Over?

Riddle Me This! Should Marvel and Star Wars Cross Over?

With Marvel getting back into the Star Wars business, should they publish a book wherein the two universes collide?

6 Reasons to Skip 'Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles' This Weekend

6 Reasons to Skip ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ This Weekend

If you’re a lifelong Turtle fan, you might feel obligated to plunk down your hard-earned money at the box office this weekend. Jason Knize has ‘6 Reasons’ why you shouldn’t see ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ on opening weekend.

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 2

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 2

The G1 Climax is giving us some of the best wrestling of the year. In this PoP! Top 6-Pack we look at six great matches from night four of New Japan’s huge tournament.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: More Comics That Directors Should Write

PoP! Top 6-Pack: More Comics That Directors Should Write

Now that Richard Donner and Quentin Tarantino have dipped their toes into the medium, here are six more well-regarded auteurs that could write some truly kick-ass comic tales.

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 1

An Intro to New Japan: Best of the G1 Climax 2014 Part 1

It’s hard getting into Japanese wrestling. Why not try with the six best matches from the first three nights of the G1 Climax tournament? There’s no better time than now!

Wrestling School: The First Shocking Debut of Seth Rollins

Wrestling School: The First Shocking Debut of Seth Rollins

Seth Rollins’ WWE debut with the Shield wasn’t his first shocking debut. What happened in his first appearance in Ring of Honor that was so shocking they didn’t air it on pay-per-view? Read more to find out…