Author: Wes S.

Why Do We Love Deadpool?

As a life long comic book enthusiast, it does my heart good to see more and more superheroes gaining mainstream popularity thanks to movies and television shows. However, even for those who are largely unfamiliar with movies like Avengers and Guardians of the Galaxy and TV shows like Arrow and The Flash, there is still a certain canon of Superheroes who are instantly recognizable. You all know the names, Superman, Batman, Spider-Man, Wonder Woman, etc. All of them have accumulated so much popularity over the years that even non-comic readers can name them on sight and even tell you...

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Wes Serafine’s Top 10 Films of 2015

Another year has come and gone and as such, it is time for me to count down what I personally believe to be the top ten best films of the year. I have been making a year end movie list in one form or another for what will be five years, and this year was by far the most difficult list to narrow down. A lot of movies that I really enjoyed, and still more I find worthy of high praise had to be left off the list. Ultimately, I am satisfied with the end result, but I acknowledge...

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Manga Review: Fairy Tail, Chapter 2

Welcome back to Fairy Tail my friends, a fun little manga series about the adventures of Natsu and Lucy, Wizards of the Fairy Tail Guild. Last time, Natsu saved Lucy from being sold as a slave by a narcissistic date rapist and agreed to let her join Fairy Tail. Today’s outing gives us our first introduction to the guild itself. Fairy Tail Chapter 2: Summary We open with Lucy standing outside the Fairy Tail headquarters, excited to finally see the place she’s wanted to join her whole life. However, what Lucy quickly learns is that Fairy Tail is less...

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Comic Review: Batman / Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #1

Well ladies and gentlemen, the crossover that I’ve been looking forward to since it was first announced has finally hit shelves. So, here we are today to discuss the unlikely pairing of The Dark Knight (Batman) and the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. This issue is written by James T. Tynion IV and illustrated by Freddie E. Williams II (cover and issue).  Summary of Batman / TMNT #1 We open with a Gotham City scientist describing the events of an attack on her lab by The Foot Clan, the enemies of the Ninja Turtles, to Batman. The scientist in question...

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Comic Book Review: Marvel’s Daredevil #1 (2015)

It’s been a while since I’ve checked in on Daredevil, and I’m unsure what may have happened in since I initially dropped the book. However, we’ll address those changes as they present themselves, but now, let’s jump on in and explore this issue, written by Charles Soule and illustrated by Ron Garney. Note: Spoilers contained in summary. Summary: Daredevil #1 We open with Daredevil jumping off a bridge to save a crook whose cronies have betrayed him. The crooks are part of a group lead by a mysterious figure known as Tenfingers, and each member seems to be missing...

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Krampus: A New Standard in Horror

So, earlier this week, I went to see the long-awaited Christmas horror film, Krampus, based on the Austro-Bavarian Legend of a horned demon who would punish naughty and spoiled children at Christmas time. In essence, Krampus is the dark counterpart of St. Nicholas. On paper, the premise sounds great: A family, seeming to have lost the Christmas spirit, finds themselves being terrorized by Krampus and his evil minions. As is, the premise alone is enough to sell tickets and make for a half way decent seasonal horror film. However, the people behind this film have opted to go the...

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Manga Review: Fairy Tail, Chapter 1

This is fairly new territory for me. While I am hardly new to the world of manga, or Japanese comics, I am hardly the most qualified person to comment on it. Seeing as how I am neither Japanese nor largely familiar with Japanese customs and am more studied in the nuances of American comics than those of other cultures, I am approaching this review as an outsider, despite my enjoyment of several anime and manga titles. That brings us to todays subject: Hiro Mashima’s “Fairy Tail,” a manga title that I knew virtually nothing about prior to reading it,...

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Comic Book Review: Marvel’s Venom Space Knight #1

Ladies and gentlemen, I have been away from reviewing comics for far too long. I think it is high time that I made my triumphant return, and what better way to do that than with one of my favorite Marvel character’s return to his own solo title. My friends, this is Venom Space Knight. Much has happened with Flash Thompson, a.k.a. Venom since his solo title ended in 2013. He went into space, joined up with the Guardians of the Galaxy, had his symbiote purified on its home planet and is now an agent of the cosmos, dedicated to...

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