All posts by Mathew Simoes

Mathew ‘JJ’ Simoes is a human being (?) whose existence is dedicated to movies, TV shows, comic books and other associated items of entertainment. He is a Senior Editor for this fine web establishment and studies at a Canadian University. His dreams are typically in comic book format.

‘Batman: The Adventures Continue’ #1 Comic Review

In a world without new print comic-books, one digital first series will rise to the task of entertaining readers. That series is Batman: The Adventures Continue. DC Comics’ digital first continuation of Batman: The Animated Series is perfect for fans of the legendary cartoon. Written by Animated Series veterans Paul Dini and Alan Burnett, the ...

Dawn of X Reviews: 25/03/2020

Since there aren’t any new comics out this week – except digital first releases – here’s some reviews for last week’s Dawn of X titles. Along with new issues of X-Men and Wolverine, last week also saw the release of Hellions #1 and the latest Giant-Sized X-Men one shot. Over-all it was a good week ...

What Went Wrong: Revisiting Neil Marshall’s ‘Hellboy’

Seeing as the world has temporarily gone on pause for the most part as a result of the COVID-19 pandemic, I’ve been finding ways to keep busy at home. One way in which I’m occupying myself is watching movies – including the recent Hellboy reboot. Directed by Neil Marshall, Hellboy (2019) is about the titular ...

New ‘Super Smash Bros. Ultimate’ DLC Character From ARMS Announced

The latest Nintendo Direct mini video reveals a new DLC character for the Super Smash Bros. Ultimate video game. This new character will come from ARMS, another game published by Nintendo. There are no details about which character from ARMS will be playable in the next DLC, but the given release date for the new ...

Diamond Comic Distributors No Longer Accepting Shipments Of New Comics

Diamond Comics Distributors are not receiving new products from printers for distribution due to the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic. Products with a release date of April 1st or later will no longer be shipped to retailers indefinitely. For the UK specifically, products that had a release date of March 25th or later will no longer be ...

Giant Sized X-Men: Jean Grey + Emma Frost #1 Comic Review

Considering how much Jonathan Hickman’s X-Men run has been a spiritual continuation of Grant Morrison’s work on the mutant heroes, it’s fitting Hickman and artist Russell Dauterman have made an homage to one of Morrison’s most memorable X-Men stories. Giant Sized X-Men: Jean Grey + Emma Frost is Hickman and Dauterman’s riff on New X-Men ...

Wolverine #1 Comic Review

It’s been a while since Wolverine – the original Wolverine – headlined his own ongoing series. Now that Jonathan Hickman has built the foundations for a bold new era of X-Men storytelling, X-Force writer Benjamin Percy explores how Wolverine fits into that new world order. Wolverine #1 is a double-sized issue divided into two stories: ...

‘Bang!’ #1 Comic Review

Spies, meta-fiction, genre deconstruction, and prose back-matter. And it’s good. So… this is a Matt Kindt comic book. The latest Dark Horse series from cartoonist Matt Kindt and artist Wilfredo Torres is a science fiction thriller about decontsructing popular fiction archetypes. A superspy, aging mystery writer, and a man of action are connected to one ...

‘Hunters’ Season 1 Advanced Review

*Amazon was happy to share the first five episodes of Hunters with Talkies Network, so remember there is more to the story than what I’m reviewing in this article. Whether it be in a fictional alternate history or real life, the world can’t seem to rid itself of Nazis – or at least people who ...

‘Iron Man 2020 #1’ Comic Review

I must confess to not being the biggest fan of Dan Slott’s Iron Man run, which I find to be a meandering and generic take on Marvel’s armored avenger. However, Iron Man 2020 could be an opportunity for Slott’s run on the character to go down in comics history — that is if the creative ...

‘The Witcher’ Season 1 Advanced Review

*I will preface this review with the following statement: I have never read or played any form of media related to The Witcher series prior to watching Netflix’s adaptation of the popular franchise. That is the context under which I am reviewing the first season of Netflix’s The Witcher. This is an advanced review based ...

Dawn of X: ‘X-Men’ #1 Comic Review

Jonathan Hickman follows up his epic House of X/Powers of X series with a strong opening to Marvel’s Dawn of X relaunch. The X-Men, and mutantkind as a whole, have entered a new era of prosperity and looming threats. Focusing on X-Men captain Cyclops, Hickman’s relaunched X-Men title is a solid follow-up to Hickman’s weekly ...