Dark Reign: The List: X-Men

  • September 27th, 2009
  • Posted by JD (Host)
  • Comics

WRITER: Matt FractionPENCILS: Alan DavisINKS: Mark FarmerCOLORED BY: Nathan Fairbairn

First thought: Chris Claremont. Not today’s Claremont, who can’t seem to stop typing long after lights-out, but the guy behind the books I remember from my wee laddy youth. We’ve got Namor showing up to “not” ask for help after Osborn has set his sights on the underwater realm, the X-folks …


Pop/Corn Movies: JACK THE GIANT KILLER

  • September 24th, 2009
  • Posted by JD (Host)
  • Movies

Reviewed by Master Filmmaker Mark Mackner
It was announced earlier this week that Bryan Singer (USUAL SUSPECTS, X-MEN, SUPERMAN RETURNS) will be directing a remake of JACK THE GIANT KILLER (1962), the bastard stepson of the stop-motion fantasy classic 7th VOYAGE OF SINBAD. Also earlier in the week, I read the terrific comic miniseries I KILL GIANTS (Totally unrelated to JACK, …


Superman: Secret Origin #1

  • September 23rd, 2009
  • Posted by JD (Host)
  • Comics

Besides being an excellent author, Geoff Johns must be one hell of a chef. Able to take even the most stale ingredients and make a mouth-watering buffet of brain-steak. Superman Secret Origin shouldn’t appeal to me in the slightest. I’m not a Superman fan (except for the films and a handful of extraordinary graphic novels). I, like most of the …


PopTards At Play – House of the Dead: Overkill

By Jenn Tyre
House of the Dead Overkill for the Wii is a short game with fairly easy achievements, but it was probably the most fun I had killing zombies in a long time! The style of it, is very reminiscent to the Tarantino/Rodriguez Grindhouse feature, by not only the look and feel of it, but the witty, vulgar dialogue as …


Drowning v. Floating.

Old George Orwell got it backward.Big Brother isn’t watching. He’s singing and dancing. He’s pulling rabbits out of a hat. Big Brother’s busy holding your attention every moment you’re awake. He’s making sure you’re always distracted. He’s making sure you’re fully absorbed. He’s making sure your imagination withers.And this being fed, it’s worse than being watched.– Chuck Palahniuk
It’s time to …


PopTards & PopCorn: Film Review: BROTHERHOOD OF BLOOD

  • September 22nd, 2009
  • Posted by JD (Host)
  • Movies

Reviewed by Master Filmmaker Mark Mackner
Here’s a movie that caught my eye in the used DVD bin recently. It was only a few bucks, and it’s got Sid Haig in it, so I decided to give it a shot. I’d been on a Sid Haig kick, having met him at the Monster Mania Horror Con this year and revisiting THE …


First Trial Eppy of PopTards went up today..

  • September 22nd, 2009
  • Posted by JD (Host)
  • Podcast

Heyhey!So Mark and I recorded the first eppy of PopTards on this past saturday morning, discussing Batman & Robin #4, and Amazing Spider-Man #605. The recording went well, and we had a ton of fun, then I spent the rest of the day editing it in Garage Band, but now I’m in the publishing stage and having quite a bit …