April 2016 Comics – Hits and Misses

Most Promising New Series – Poe Dameron (Marvel) When I heard that your boyfriend, Poe Dameron, was getting his own comic series I was giddy with anticipation. I’m yet to find anyone whose heart doesn’t thump for Oscar Isaac in his orange flight suit, exuding rebellious-for-a-good-cause spirit. But what really set my anticipation sensors tingling was the news that Marvel were placing the series in the hands of Charles Soule and Phil Noto. Charles Soule is currently one of their … Read More

Captain America: Civil War – A Stylish Start to Phase Three – No Spoilers

You can usually spot a confident person simply by the way they carry themselves. There’s an admirable, breezy, yet quiet contentment that exudes from knowing and liking exactly who you are. Captain America: Civil War is the film-based embodiment of just that. It oozes warranted self-esteem. In a genre sometimes crowded by Marvel Studios’ own schedule of releases, Civil War puts to bed any low rumblings that they might be on the wane. It is absolutely their most well-rounded film … Read More

Fantasy Styling Agent Carter Season Two

I have for some time been enamoured with the idea of fantasy styling Peggy Carter of Marvel’s Agent Carter. Not only is it one of the few shows where women are allowed to shine as characters and not just as accessories, it’s also dripping with gorgeous 1940s style. That in itself makes trying to recreate Peggy’s style with items largely chosen from the British high street an enormous challenge. Forties shapes and cuts simply aren’t very fashionable at the moment, … Read More

Reasons to Be Cheerful – Agent Carter | Hellcat | American Housewife

Let’s get real, 2016 hasn’t gotten off to the flying start we’d all hoped for. If you’ve had a spectacular couple of weeks, more power to ya, but we’ve taken a few collective bashes over the past few days. Several of my favourite people have had gloomy starts to the year and I’m sure you’ll all agree with me when I make liberal use of the caps lock key and say, “FUCK CANCER!” Still, there are some reasons to keep … Read More

Jessica Jones – Marvel TV with a Massive Dose of Class – No Spoilers

Comic book adaptations brought to live action film and TV are more often than not hyper-real dreamlike fantasies with varying levels of cartoony paint spattered around. There’s room for everything from primary coloured silliness to surly monochrome and any tones you can imagine in between. Think of Gotham, unabashed in the fact that they have no interest in telling stories that need to work in the real world. Now that they’re committed to doing so, their second series has less … Read More

Is Fantastic Four as bad as you’ve heard?

However you feel about the plethora of Marvel superhero films and their practically bulletproof box office clout, you have to admit that Marvel Studios are great at what they do. They may not be for everyone, but in terms of attention to detail, honouring heritage, mind-blowing graphic effects, multi-level jokes and producing a well polished final product they’ve cornered the market. Marvel Studios have also successfully created the Marvel Cinematic Universe, an intricate web of characters and stories that link … Read More

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