Posts by Daniel Tompkins

BATTLEWORLD BATTLEWORLD

BATTLEWORLDBATTLEWORLD ROUND 4, BATTLE 3 Follow the bracket here! SIEGE (#1-4) VS CIVIL WAR (#1-4) Ladies and gentlemen, we have officially separated the wheat from the chaff! We are well on our to selecting a Battlefield Battlefield champ and we have weeded out the one shots and the gimmicks and we are down to the good stuff.…

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BATTLEWORLD BATTLEWORLD

HOWARD THE HUMAN VS SECRET WARS SECRET LOVE You might have noticed that both of this battle’s contestants have been reviewed before. There is no Howard the Human #2. There is no Secret Wars Secret Love #2. They are both one-shots—the one-night stands of the Battleworld universe. And yet here they are again, trying to…

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BATTLEWORLD BATTLEWORLD

BattleworldBattleworld Round 2 Battle 10 Follow the bracket here Civil War (#1-2) VS CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND THE MIGHTY DEFENDERS (#1-2) Welcome back to Battleworld Battleworld! Just a reminder before we get started – we’ve been doing the math, and a lot of you have been failing to turn in your defeated issues for destruction.  In particular, there’s…

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BATTLEWORLD BATTLEWORLD

BATTLEWORLDBATTLEWORLD ROUND 2, BATTLE 6 Follow the bracket here!  CAPTAIN MARVEL AND THE CAROL CORPS #2 VS 1602: WITCH HUNTER ANGELA #2 I think at this point I’m enough of a grizzled old vet when it comes to Battleworld that I know when to keep my head down and push through.  Whenever there’s a Thor…

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BATTLEWORLD BATTLEWORLD

BATTLEWORLDBATTLEWORLD ROUND 1, BATTLE 20 Follow the bracket here! SPIDER ISLAND #1 VS CAPTAIN BRITAIN AND THE MIGHTY DEFENDERS #1 I’m at the point with Battleworld where I have to make sure I don’t let fatigue affect my reviews.  Popfilter selected its Battleworld Battleword writers from among the strongest and most highly trained endurance athletes in the…

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BATTLEWORLD BATTLEWORLD

BATTLEWORLDBATTLEWORLD ROUND 1, BATTLE 17 Follow the bracket here! KORVAC SAGA #1 VS X-MEN ’92 #1   I wanna say up top that I’m not too impressed with either of this weeks offerings.  And that’s ok.  In any massive, visceral fight to the death, there’s gonna be a few stragglers who just…don’t seem to be on board.…

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BATTLEWORLD BATTLEWORLD

BATTLEWORLDBATTLEWORLD ROUND 1, BATTLE 14 Follow the bracket here! WEIRDWORLD VS BATTLEWORLD: RUNAWAYS If there’s one thing that Battleworld: Runaways makes clear it’s that intro comics have a lot of groundwork to cover.  Even without having to explain the twists and nuances of the Battleworld setting, you’ve got like 24 pages to introduce the characters, introduce…

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BATTLEWORLD BATTLEWORLD

BATTLEWORLDBATTLEWORLD ROUND 2, BATTLE 2 Follow the bracket here! SECRET WARS: BATTLEWORLD #2 VS ULTIMATE END #2 Secret Wars: Battleworld reads a lot like Marvel’s old “What If?” series.  Each issue features two short arcs about a different wacky result of Battleworld’s existence.  Simply put, Secret Wars: Battleworld is what it’s like when worlds collide.  M.O.D.O.K. summons…

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BATTLEWORLD BATTLEWORLD

BATTLEWORLDBATTLEWORLD ROUND 1, BATTLE 2 Follow the bracket here! PLANET HULK #1 VS MASTER OF KUNG FU #1 Reading Marvel comics always feels like walking in on a group mid-conversation – you just nod and try to mimic their emotions. If you’re at least slightly familiar with Marvel Comics, it’s like walking in on a group of…

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TRAILER TRASH

TRAILER TRASH In which we review the films opening this weekend, just based on the trailer, to 100 percent accuracy. LABOR DAY AKA: American Pie Presents: Jailbreak! REVIEW: An injured convict kidnaps Kate Winslet’s child and forces her to provide him with shelter.  This turns her on so much that they both finger fuck a…

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