Tag: The JJ Report

‘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 ...

Transformers #1 Review

One of IDW’s best-licensed series of comics was their Transformers Generation One continuity. It modernized the Autobot/Decepticon war for the 21st century and eventually told stories that explore stories beyond the franchise’s core conceit. It was a wonderful 11 years of comic books storytelling, but everything gets rebooted eventually. IDW released the debut issue of ...

Kill or Be Killed #20 Review

The final issue of Kill or Be killed provides some possible answers to the series biggest questions while leaving much for interpretation. Over-all it was a satisfying conclusion to a one of Image’s most complex comic book series. This finale begins where the previous issue ended, with Dylan laying on the ground with a mortal ...

X-Men Gold Vol. 1: ‘Back to the Basics’ Review

Written By: Mathew “JJ” Simoes When Marvel relaunched the X-Men franchise after Secret Wars, I was among those largely disappointed by the line’s output.  Despite having big name creators, the general direction of the line felt stale, with the only stand out title being All-New Wolverine.  Seeing this negative reception to the X-Men line, Marvel ...

iZombie: ‘Eat, Pray, Liv’ Review

Written By: Mathew “JJ” Simoes iZombie’s third episode doesn’t offer much in terms of this episode’s plot, but it does bring a few character arcs forward.  A great thing about shows like iZombie is that even when a weak episode comes along (this one wasn’t too bad), the bond between viewer and character can carry ...

iZombie: ‘Heaven Just Got a Little Bit Smoother’ Review

Written By: Mathew “JJ” Simoes *Spoilers Ahead!!* So, this is a first for Talkies Network, as we have never done any episode reviews before.  I’ll be doing week by week, episode by episode reviews of iZombie, which has just entered its third season.  Now this, isn’t the beginning of us reviewing every show on TV ...