Category: Op/Ed

A Theory About Skye and Her Dad...

A Theory About Skye and Her Dad…

Looking at the clues, maybe Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.’s resident hacktivist is a tad… inhuman?

Bucky in Space is Weird

Bucky in Space is Weird

Good news, everyone! There’s a new Bucky ongoing series! Weird news, everyone! It’s about Bucky in Space fighting aliens!

Inhumans as the New Mutants Might be a Tough Sell

Inhumans as the New Mutants Might be a Tough Sell

Don’t have the film rights to one of your longest-running franchises about a group of alienated outcasts with super powers? Don’t worry, you can always repurpose another group to do the same thing.

Op/Ed - "Moon Knight is a Divisive Masterpiece

Op/Ed – “Moon Knight is a Divisive Masterpiece

Warren Ellis and Declan Shalvey are wrapping up one of the most interesting runs on a comic I’ve read in years, and it’s a real bummer.

Op/Ed: The Best and Worst of Recent DC News

Op/Ed: The Best and Worst of Recent DC News

DC has had a couple of big announcements over the past could of weeks. Kelly Harrass breaks down the best and the worst of DC’s news including the new creative teams of Wonder Woman and Batgirl.

Language Learning With Comics - Comic Strips!

Language Learning With Comics – Comic Strips!

In part 2 of Language Learning With Comics, we’re going to forego comic books for something a little easier — comic strips! Find out how to find and translate your favorite comic strips.

Learning Languages With Comics, part 1

Learning Languages With Comics, part 1

Can you learn a foreign language by reading comic books? In this series, we’ll explore how to use comics as a resource to make learning a new language easier.

It’s Time to Let Go, COMMUNITY Fans

It’s Time to Let Go, COMMUNITY Fans

What was once one of TV’s most creative and unconventional comedies has reached its end after five seasons. Many fans are still feeling the sting, but maybe it’s better this way.

Op/Ed: “How Marvel Upset Me at C2E2” or “I Love Free Stuff”

Op/Ed: “How Marvel Upset Me at C2E2” or “I Love Free Stuff”

What did Kelly Harrass take away from his trip to C2E2 2014? A good time with friends, a bunch of comics, and a giveaway at the Marvel booth that left him very frustrated.

Dark Cybertron is What Event Comics Should Be

Dark Cybertron is What Event Comics Should Be

With the Big Two working to outdo each other with ridiculous gimmicks and seemingly pointless events, IDW has changed the face of their Transformers books with near perfect execution.

Op/Ed: A Tale of Two Geoff’s

Op/Ed: A Tale of Two Geoff’s

Geoff Johns is one of DC’s top writers and is the man behind Forever Evil. Kelly Harrass takes a look at two recent Johns comics and examines the bipolar nature of the quality of Johns’ work.

Op/Ed: This Isn’t What We Want, WWE

Op/Ed: This Isn’t What We Want, WWE

The outcome of the 2014 Royal Rumble made it into one of the most infuriating wrestling events in recent memory. Where did the WWE go wrong and what should the fans do about it?

Report: Comics News Sites are Bad at News

Report: Comics News Sites are Bad at News

The golden rule should be “Just because you saw it on the internet doesn’t mean it’s true.” Even so, one should be able to expect some semblance of credibility from so-called news outlets, even in a niche market.

The Problem with "The Walking Dead"

The Problem with “The Walking Dead”

With more than a few fans griping over and even jumping ship from the various incarnations of The Walking Dead, can there be a root cause to the problem? Is it something we’re even consciously aware of?

Blockbuster Movies Have Outgrown The Summer

Blockbuster Movies Have Outgrown The Summer

Several big-budget tentpole movies have been coming out in the Fall and early Winter lately, which inspires some speculation on whether the concept of the Summer Movie Season has become passe.

"Infinity" is Event Comics Done Right

“Infinity” is Event Comics Done Right

After a few less than stellar event comics, Marvel has a winner on their hands, thanks to writer Jonathan Hickman and a superstar roster of artists on the galaxy-spanning “Infinity.” This is the one we’ve been waiting for.

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Okay, and That's Too Bad

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. is Okay, and That’s Too Bad

After much expectation and fanfaire. the first foray into Marvel TV is here… and it’s alright. After nonstop homeruns on the big screen, Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. isn’t the huge win many fans hoped it would be.

Don't Invest in Comics

Don’t Invest in Comics

PoP! Sidekick Kelly Harrass warns speculators and comic fans alike of the doom they will surely face if the market continues in its current direction. Could we once again plunge into the depths of the 90’s market collapse?

Netflix Could Be The Future Of Television

Netflix Could Be The Future Of Television

The world’s favorite online streaming entertainment service has redefined how we watch TV and is now poised to rival the main broadcast and cable networks in terms of prestige and popularity.

The All Ages Dilemma

The All Ages Dilemma

Like any addiction, comics have to hook kids while they’re young. While there’s certainly a shift in the market with regards to all ages comics, there are still some improvements to be made to help nurture the next generation of nerd.

Have Comics Accepted the Backseat at SDCC?

Have Comics Accepted the Backseat at SDCC?

The biggest comic convention on the planet has come and gone and boy howdy are there some big things coming up in comic book movies. Comic books? Yeah, they’re still around, too.

Op/Ed: Of Course the Box Office Matters

Op/Ed: Of Course the Box Office Matters

Despite what recent internet comments may lead you to believe, the box office matters. It’s practically all that matters.

Op/Ed: I'm Still Not Excited for Man of Steel

Op/Ed: I’m Still Not Excited for Man of Steel

In just a few days, Man of Steel will hit theaters and audiences everywhere will be reintroduced to Superman. With both DC and Warner Bros counting on Man of Steel to launch their own version of Marvel’s shared cinematic universe, excitement is high…for most people.

Op/Ed: The Impact of Marvel NOW!

Op/Ed: The Impact of Marvel NOW!

It’s been just over 6 months since the start of Marvel NOW!, and Mahoney has taken the time to check in on the progress.

Batgirl Killed a Dude and No One Cares

Batgirl Killed a Dude and No One Cares

Batgirl committed the ultimate crime last week. She murdered a man right in front of her parents. But you know… Who cares? Her roommate totally used to be a guy! That’s obviously a way bigger story.

Op/Ed: Vibe, or Putting My Money (and my Shoe) Where My Mouth Is

Op/Ed: Vibe, or Putting My Money (and my Shoe) Where My Mouth Is

Thacher talks about his reservations about Vibe’s new solo series and why he’ll eat a shoe if it reaches twenty issues. Yes, that’s right. He’ll eat a shoe.

To Whom it May Concern: We Want Combiner Transformers

To Whom it May Concern: We Want Combiner Transformers

After a truly impressive showing at this year’s Toy Fair, Hasbro is firing on all cylinders for the impending 30th anniversary of the Transformers franchise. Despite some amazing figures, we’re still missing a vital component of yesteryear: combiners.

Op/Ed - Ultimate Marvel's Time Has Passed

Op/Ed – Ultimate Marvel’s Time Has Passed

The grand experiment that was Ultimate Marvel has had its ups and downs for sure. But after ten years, the cracks are really starting to show. Where did it go wrong? Is it time to pull the plug?

Op/Ed: Why Didn't I Love The Hobbit?

Op/Ed: Why Didn’t I Love The Hobbit?

One PoP!-Star believes that while the first installment of the Hobbit trilogy was far from bad, it fell a bit short of being amazing.

Why Toy Companies Should Be Worried

Why Toy Companies Should Be Worried

What could be worrying the major toy companies? According to industry insiders, tablets like the Kindle and iPad might put Barbie out of business. But look closer, and you will see how Mattel, Hasbro, and the others are actively ruining their own sales.

25 Years in, the Ninja Turtles Are Perfect

25 Years in, the Ninja Turtles Are Perfect

Haven’t you hard? “Booyakasha” is the new “Cowabunga.” It took awhile, but the Ninja Turtles have finally struck a perfect balance that can appeal to pretty much anyone. It’s a great time to be a Turtle fan.

Can We Calm Down for a Second, Internet?

Can We Calm Down for a Second, Internet?

Hey, internet, it’s Lee. We need to talk about what happened with James Gunn yesterday. I know you’re upset. But maybe you need to take a breather and calm down. Just have a seat for a second.

Op/ed - 2 Guys Read Aquaman #0

Op/ed – 2 Guys Read Aquaman #0

Comic publishers are constantly courting the mythical “new reader” with glitz and glamour and a parade of new gimmicks and initiatives. Find out what happens when a newbie and a weathered comics veteran experience the latest from DC.

Op/Ed: Thoughts on the Future of Star Wars

Op/Ed: Thoughts on the Future of Star Wars

Another PoP!-Star takes a speculative look at what will come from Disney’s purchase of a galaxy far, far away.

Why The Lucasfilm/Disney Merger Is Awesome For Star Wars Fans

Why The Lucasfilm/Disney Merger Is Awesome For Star Wars Fans

Disney is buying Lucasfilm and continuing the Star Wars saga. The Internet’s first reaction was, “Noooooooo!” Fans of Star Wars outside of the major movies, however, realize that there are a ton of stories waiting to be told.