Category: Columns

Outside the Longbox- Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden Demo

Outside the Longbox- Dragon Ball Z Extreme Butoden Demo

Dragon Ball Z: Extreme Butoden is coming to the 3DS this October, but you can play the demo right now. We’ve got the lowdown on the game and tell you if it’s worth your time.

Outside The Longbox - The Return of BLOOM COUNTY

Outside The Longbox – The Return of BLOOM COUNTY

Berkeley Breathed’s classic strip has returned as a daily webcomic, and its patented mix of political commentary and anarchic lunacy is just as potent as ever.

10 Things We Learned from New Japan’s 2015 G1 Climax

10 Things We Learned from New Japan’s 2015 G1 Climax

New Japan Pro Wrestling’s giant tournament, the G1 Climax, is over and now it’s time to reflect on all the action. We look at what New Japan did right, what they did wrong, what’s coming in the future, and #BIGMIKE.

PoP! Top 6-Pack: The Best Movies of 2015...So Far

PoP! Top 6-Pack: The Best Movies of 2015…So Far

From big-budget crowd pleasers to indie comedies, here are the six films that have impressed this writer the most so far this year.

6 Comic Book Characters Who Came From TV

6 Comic Book Characters Who Came From TV

For nearly as long as there have been comics, there have been comic adaptations. Every so often the streams cross and characters make the leap from small screen to the printed page.

Outside The Longbox - Netflix's SENSE8

Outside The Longbox – Netflix’s SENSE8

Netflix’s newest original series from the creators of BABYLON 5 and THE MATRIX doesn’t tread much new ground but stands out as one of the most progressively-minded shows currently on TV.

The Must See Matches from New Japan’s 2015 G1 Climax

The Must See Matches from New Japan’s 2015 G1 Climax

The 2015 G1 Climax starts on July 20th and ends on August 8. With 91 matches total, that’s a lot of wrestling to watch, but Kelly Harrass is here to tell you which matches you can’t miss.

Riddle Me This! What Was Your Favorite Announcement from Comic-Con 2015?

Riddle Me This! What Was Your Favorite Announcement from Comic-Con 2015?

Another Comic-Con has come and gone, leaving a plethora of upcoming releases in all forms of geek-centric media for us to anticipate. Which upcoming release announced at the Con are you most looking forward to?

Riddle Me This! A Theory Regarding Secret Wars

Riddle Me This! A Theory Regarding Secret Wars

There’s something familiar about Battleworld’s giant wall, the Shield. Something a little grim…

Holy Crap, Remember...INNERSPACE?

Holy Crap, Remember…INNERSPACE?

One of the great Joe Dante’s most underrated films is finally coming to Blu-Ray. Does it hold up nearly thirty years later?

Is Jon Bernthal The Onscreen Punisher We've Been Waiting For?

Is Jon Bernthal The Onscreen Punisher We’ve Been Waiting For?

Next year, the Punisher will join the cast of Netflix’s DAREDEVIL, played by fan favorite Jon Bernthal. Here are just a few reasons why this particular Punisher may be the best live-action representation of the character yet.

Better Late Than Never - THE FADE OUT, Volume 1

Better Late Than Never – THE FADE OUT, Volume 1

It’s Ed Brubaker and Sean Phillips teaming up once again to tell a noir-tinged murder mystery set during the Golden Age of Hollywood. Of course it’s great!

It's A Trap! Captain America: Man Out Of Time

It’s A Trap! Captain America: Man Out Of Time

Superstar creator Mark Waid attempts to expand on Cap’s early days with the Avengers, with less than satisfactory results.

Wrestling School: New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors XXII

Wrestling School: New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors XXII

One of the biggest tournaments in wrestling, New Japan’s Best of the Super Juniors, is starting very soon. Kelly Harrass is here to tell you what you need to know to get ready for it.

Better Late Than Never: ‘Shutter’

Better Late Than Never: ‘Shutter’

Shutter is a comic about a retired adventurer named Kate who finds out a dangerous secret about her family. It’s also really, really weird. Read on to find out why you should come to this comic by Keatinge and del Duca Better Late Than Never.

Review: 'Delia Awesome' #1

Review: ‘Delia Awesome’ #1

By request, we have the chance to take a closer look at the first issue of a stark yet fun ComiXology title.

Riddle Me This - What Would You Like To See In Daredevil Season 2?

Riddle Me This – What Would You Like To See In Daredevil Season 2?

A new season of the smash hit TV adaptation from Marvel and Netflix is coming next year. What aspects and / or characters from the comic would you like to see appear?

Outside The Longbox - The Humans Soundtrack, Volume II

Outside The Longbox – The Humans Soundtrack, Volume II

Boss Kong doesn’t care about Free Comic Book Day. They ain’t waitin’ that long to unleash The Humans Soundtrack, Volume II. On Vinyl, no less.

Outside The Longbox - The Babadook

Outside The Longbox – The Babadook

This acclaimed Aussie horror flick mines effective chills from the deep-seeded fears of parents everywhere.

6 Comics “Secret Wars” Might Totally Ruin

6 Comics “Secret Wars” Might Totally Ruin

With Marvel’s mega-event looming on the horizon, the future is unclear and may be downright nonexistent for some of our favorite titles.

Make It So! LEGO Spider-Verse: The Video Game

Make It So! LEGO Spider-Verse: The Video Game

Marvel’s recently-completed crossover event had such a wide cast of Spider-themed characters both new and old that it is ripe for a Lego-ized video game adaptation.

Hidden Gems - Bullseye: Greatest Hits

Hidden Gems – Bullseye: Greatest Hits

Daredevil’s greatest enemy got a rad miniseries right in the middle of old hornhead’s renaissance and it’s a great bit of fun for the whole family. Well, okay… Maybe not the WHOLE family.

Better Late Than Never - Lazarus, Vol. 1: Family

Better Late Than Never – Lazarus, Vol. 1: Family

The superstar creative team of Greg Rucka and Michael Lark spin comic book gold out of a familiar premise in this highly engrossing series from Image Comics.

Holy Crap! Remember... The Tick?

Holy Crap! Remember… The Tick?

It’s time for a look back at the short-lived live action sitcom about what superheroes do during their downtime. Evil men, you face the Tick.

Hidden Gems: The Big Change

Hidden Gems: The Big Change

Marvel’s two most recognizable bruisers embark on a bizarre quest on an alien world in this gorgeous and highly entertaining graphic novel.

6 Comics-to-Screen Miracles on “The Flash”

6 Comics-to-Screen Miracles on “The Flash”

“The Flash” shouldn’t be anywhere near as good as it is. We’ve compiled a list of some of the biggest (pleasant) surprises of the series so far.

Outside the Longbox - THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

Outside the Longbox – THE LAST MAN ON EARTH

SNL alum Will Forte and the creators of THE LEGO MOVIE turn an unlikely comic premise into one of the most enjoyable new shows of the new year.

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?