Cable aka Soldier X
Nathan Christopher Charles Summers' destiny was planned before his parents even met. Geneticist Mr. Sinister found that a union between the X-Men Scott Summers (Cyclops) and Jean Grey (Marvel Girl) would produce a powerful genetically superior mutant. Sinister hoped he could control such a mutant and use it to defeat his immortal adversary, Apocalypse. Around this time Jean's form and consciousness was replaced by the reckless cosmic Phoenix Force while she healed from radiation poison in a cocoon at the …
Logan - Movie Review
The Logan I've been waiting for! It's been a a while since I've been moved by a movie, even longer since one made me well up at the end. We'll get to that in a moment. Logan shouldn't be put in a category or genre of a comic book film even though its main characters are comic book icons. It's a drama that will make you laugh, cry and think about your whole life and what's its purpose and meaning are. …
Robin: What's In A Name?
In years gone by it seems as though every superhero used to have a sidekick - Green Arrow had Speedy (also known as Red Arrow & Arsenal), Captain America had Bucky, Aquaman had Aqualad and Aquagirl, The Flash had Kid Flash but no sidekick is more famous or more revered than The Boy Wonder himself, Robin. Throughout DC's continuity there have been SIX iterations of Robin and what I want to do today is focus on the four most well-known of these …
X-23: Wolverine's "Daughter"
I haven't been this excited for a film in a long time. Wolverine is a huge favorite of mine and with the plot line seemingly having his “daughter” X-23 in it I thought I would provide background info on her origins, how she became the new Wolverine etc. With Hugh Jackman hanging up the claws after this movie he very well may die, as he does in the comic books. Having Dafne Keen, who plays Laura Kinney aka X-23 in …
Legion: Professor X's Powerhouse
I started watching the new FX series "Legion" and with that in mind I'd thought I share some info on who Legion aka David Charles Haller really is. I have high hopes for this show and I wanted to share some of his background and how he got his powers. I don't know if the show will follow his comic book exploits but I'm sure there will be examples pulled from them. So sit back and enjoy reading about this …
The Green Lanterns of Sector 2814
My love of the Green Lantern(s) is no secret (partly because I think I mention it on every single podcast that we do) and it's a franchise which has had a bit of a rough time over the last few years. We don't need to speak about the 2011 film which caused so much hate and arguably derailed Warner Bros plans for a DC Extended Universe before it even got off the ground but the comics also featured a Rebirth …
The Hulk: Monstrous Origins
Since his inception The Incredible Hulk has been held up as an analogy for many things; the 60’s counter culture urge to rise up against repression – a reaction to the frustrations of war and the fear of nuclear side effects/ mutations and even a study on anger and justified violence. Stan Lee called the character ‘a golem’ in line with Jewish myth, and recalled Hulk as the Atomic Age Jekyll and Hyde. With so many dissonant personalities emerging over …
Sanity Among Craziness: My Take on "The Killing Joke"
“It's all a joke! Everything anybody ever valued or struggled for..it's all a monstrous, demented gag! So why can't you see the funny side?Why aren't you laughing?” - JokerMy next Alan Moore piece will be on The Killing Joke - maybe the greatest comic book story ever told. Most comic book fans know the story behind it and the events that took place. I'm going to try to explain the book a bit, so sit back, relax and …
AI Comic Pod Awards 2016
As the year draws to a close, it seems only fitting to write one last article and it will sum up our recent 2016 Awards podcast and the accompanying Twitter polls as promised. A huge thank you to everyone who has taken the time to vote and share these polls, your engagement is so appreciated and there's been some great debate about these results which is what we want! We hope to do more interactive episodes like this in the future …
Peter Parker: The Relatable One
From billboards in New York's Times Square to toy stores, book shelves and even music stores, Marvel Comics' flagship character seems to be everywhere as fans await the latest Spider-Man movie. However, Spider-Man's enduring popularity has little to do with his ability to climb walls, his super-human strength, or his somewhat creepy-yet-cool costume. Fans have loved Spider-Man because he has trouble paying his rent. He was not the most popular guy in school and does not always get the girl. …
The On The Box Podcast: Discussing The Leftovers
Gags Tandon and Joe Connors team up once again to discuss a series that recently ended: The Leftovers! They go through a short spoiler section and then discuss their favourites from the show and their performances. They also discuss the main story arcs and the mysteries that were never answered! They end by discussing the series finale and last scene! All this and more... On The Box!
The AI Comic Pod: Episode 40 - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Review
James Gunn returns with both barrels locked and fully loaded, to deliver another awesome adventure. Rory and Stu review this years most anticipated release. We are Groot.
On The Box Podcast: FRIENDS
Gags Tandon is joined by Joe Connors and Mike Williams once again but this time they are covering the blockbuster TV sitcom from the past... FRIENDS! The guys talk their favourite characters, odd facts and discuss much, much more about the show!
On The Box Podcast: What We Are Watching On The Box
Gags Tandon is joined by Joe Connors to discuss what they're currently watching on TV, what they'd recommend to the viewers after what they've already watched in 2017 and finally what they're looking forward to with the shows that are coming in the second half of 2017! All this and more On The Box!
AI Comic Pod: Episode 39 - Wonder Woman Preview
While Rory is on holiday (not on the island of Themyscira, sadly) Stu is joined again by Joey Connors to preview DC's latest blockbuster. This is the final DC film before Justice League and a great chance to properly meet one of the longest-running and most powerful characters of all-time. Often misunderstood and frequently underestimated, Wonder Woman is a key piece of the DCEU moving forwards and Gal Gadot's depiction is sure to cement her place in comic movie lore. There'll also be a look at the character as a whole and a brief look into her comic past and what she has represented for womankind throughout her history.
AI Movie Night Podcast: Episode 23 - Coming To America
Joe Simpson is joined by Harinder Singh and Joseph Cousins to discuss the 80's comedy classic Coming to America where the gang look back at all the iconic scenes and discuss the characters. All this and more on The AI Movie night podcast.
The On The Box Podcast: Discussing Master of None
Gags Tandon is back with The On The Box Podcast and this week the topic of discussion is the excellent Netflix Original - Master of None. Gags is joined by NYC native Justin Wells and also debutant DJ Jesal. They discuss their favourite characters, scenes and what they thought of the finale. There is a non-spoiler discussion to start the show in the first fifteen minutes as well as a look at some stats so if you do wish to listen to see whether you'd like the show you can always listen to the first fifteen minutes of the show! All this and more on the On The Box Podcast!
The On The Box Podcast: Discussing 13 Reasons Why?
Gags Tandon is finally back with another On The Box Podcast and he has regular Joey Connors back as well as the returning Mike Williams to discuss the immensely popular, yet infamous show - 13 Reasons Why? As usual Gags and his guests go through a non-spoiler section to kick off followed by some stats on the show. Finally the discussion moves to the show and all of the heavy issues that come to the fore. There's discussions on personal experiences and what each felt when watching this show as well as a look at the characters and how they performed. Be warned it's not an easy episode to listen to because of the content but if you have watched 13 Reasons Why - you will want to listen to this podcast.
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