X-23: Wolverine's

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

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

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

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

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?” - Joker
My 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

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

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. …
Ultron: The Rise of Rogue AI

Ultron: The Rise of Rogue AI

Ultron walks into a bar, and orders a drink. The bartender says, “We don’t serve robots!”. Ultron replies, “You will.” Artificial intelligence (AI) is a reliable theme in science fiction. In the Avengers: Age of Ultron, the AI arises from one of several alien Infinity Stones, with a bit of dabbling by Tony Stark and Bruce Banner, who are trying to protect the planet from potential invaders. The evil AI, named Ultron, seizes on a directive to protect the planet …
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AI Comic Pod: Episode 46 - Reviewing Spider-Man: Homecoming

AI Comic Pod: Episode 46 - Reviewing Spider-Man: Homecoming

Rory and Stu are joined by their resident arachnid expert Marco Lopes, to review Spider-Man: Homecoming. They discuss Tom Holland's excellent first full feature film as Peter Parker, in this rebooted new adventure and how it stacks up to its predecessors. The importance of Micheal Keaton's menacing Vulture and the experience that Jon Favreau's, Happy and Robert Downey Jr, Tony Stark bring to the film.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 45 - Ant-Man

AI Comic Pod: Episode 45 - Ant-Man

How did Marvel manage to make such a huge film from such a tiny character? Comic Pod newbie, Ally Thompson, joins Rory and Stu to discuss one of 2015's most surprising successes - Ant-Man! While work has begun on the much-anticipated sequel we take a trip back in time to investigate the world of Scott Lang, his mentor Hank Pym and his misfit band of criminal sidekicks.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 44 - All About Batman

AI Comic Pod: Episode 44 - All About Batman

Stu and Joey Connors are here to give you an overview of The Dark Knight, Gotham's Protector - the Batman! You may want to pop on your rtights and cowl as we cover the origins and history, allies, villains and give some reading recommendations of everyone's favourite vigilante.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 43 - Comic Con Special

AI Comic Pod: Episode 43 - Comic Con Special

Fresh from this years San Diego Comic Con, Stu and Rory are joined by On The Box host Hans Tandon, to discuss the highlights and major talking points from this years event. With the focus on the epic Stranger Thing's Series 2 trailer, Marvel's highly anticipated Thor: Ragnarok and soon to be released Defenders, which brings together Hell's Kitchen's finest heroes. Plus a heated debate on DC's Justice League, The Walking Dead, The Flash and all of the other comic highlights that await your viewing in the near future.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 42 - Wonder Woman Review

AI Comic Pod: Episode 42 - Wonder Woman Review

DC and Warner Bros latest offering finally ses to have broken their recent hoodoo and delivered a brilliant, compelling and truly enjoyable film. Stu is joined by Kaylon Karrim to discuss Wonder Woman this week so pack up your lasso, straighten your tiara and fasten yourself in!
AI Comic Pod: Episode 41 - Spider-Man: Homecoming Preview

AI Comic Pod: Episode 41 - Spider-Man: Homecoming Preview

Rory Greenfield is joined by On The Box host Gags Tandon, to preview the hotly anticipated Spider-Man: Homecoming. They talk the original trilogy, recent adaptations and the excitement provided by Tom Holland's wonderful cameo in Civil War. Their hopes, expectations and what the future will bring for a reborn Spider-Man.
The AI Comic Pod: Episode 40 - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Review

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.
AI Comic Pod: Episode 39 - Wonder Woman Preview

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 Comic Pod: Episode 38 - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Preview

AI Comic Pod: Episode 38 - Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2 Preview

Rory and Stu are joined by Chris Vermeulen their resident Guardians expert, to preview this years most hotly anticipated film. Star Lord and his Guardians return for another epic adventure and we give you our thoughts, hopes, insight and predictions. We are Groot.
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