Zombies! by Sean Phillips
Arcade flyer for Splatterhouse (1988)
Real talk, there isn’t much more I love in this world than Pro Wrestling, Cheese Burgers, and Battle Beasts
THE WOLVERINE is pretty great.
I have no clue why Fox marketed it as X-MEN ORIGINS: WOLVERINE 2. I guess I can see why because it’s so character based and smaller scale, but what they sold isn’t the movie. The sumi-e posters give a better idea of what it’s like.
The only problems I had with it were Viper and a weaker 3rd act. Viper seemed like a character you’d see in X3 or ORIGINS. So terrible and reeked of Fox meddling compared to James Mangold’s western/samurai vibe. The 3rd act isn’t a major problem, just weaker than what came before, but still good.
I’m happy Mangold directed it and that the X-MEN franchise is back on track. It was smart to set this after X3 because ORIGINS made no sense and needs to be forgotten. (Fox should give everyone who saw that piece of shit an Adamantium Amnesia Bullet to the head.)
Really excited for DAYS OF FUTURE PAST (stay for the mid-credits scene!) and I hope Bryan Singer gives Yukio an appearance!
Tales of the Vampires cover by Mike Mignola
Captain America #255 page art by John Byrne
This piece by John Byrne from Captain America means a lot to me because it was from one of the first comics I ever read. I remember keeping that well-read copy of it until it got destroyed by termites. I’ve found a replacement issue since.