Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 282 – Barbarious, The Smasher, Frag Count, And Quickie On …

Criminal And Crimefighter

Conversations 282 – Barbarious, The

Smasher, Frag Count, And Quickie

On Reasons To Celebrate

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YOU CAN’T MAKE AN OKAY MOVIE

ALONE: “JUSTICE LEAGUE” REVIEW

I’ll just go to the end first on this. It’s a B. A B with an asterisk. See when I went to see “Wonder Woman” the reviews were REALLY good. Suspiciously good, but I figured the movie had to be at least pretty good. It wasn’t and isn’t and it made me pretty mad. If I’m going to see a mediocre movie I don’t want to expect something good and be disappointed. For “Justice League” even with it bad reviews I wanted to make sure this didn’t happen again. So I made sure I went in expecting absolutely nothing. I watched some “Batman V Superman” to set my expectations as low as possible beforehand and then I went to see “Justice League”.

Throughout the movie I had to stop myself from thinking about how easily it could’ve been MUCH better and had not think about “The Avengers” at all. “Justice League” isn’t particularly great in any way, but at least it wasn’t boring, dull, and colorless like the other “DCEU” films. Though he looks stupid and is nothing like any version of “The Flash” he was far less annoying than I thought he was gonna be. He was actually okay. “Superman” was actually in it more than I thought he would be. I literally thought he wasn’t going to show up until the very end. The scenes that were obviously written by Joss Whedon really help to turn this group of heroes into an actual team. The side characters don’t hog up too time (although Martha Kent didn’t need to be in it and Lois could’ve been in it far less). The villain is weak, but I expected him to be weaker.

That’s the nice part…. Problem is, this is the goddamn “Justice League”. This should’ve been mind-blowingly great. I mean this should’ve been “The Avengers” on steroids. This is potentially a much more powerful team. These are the OG’s man! Well, besides the “Justice Society”, but still. This is what we have though and this is the best the “DCEU” has to offer.

For some quick comparisons

  • “GotG Vol. 2 – WAY better than “Justice League”. Still comic book movie of the year
  • “Thor: Ragnarok” – Better that “Justice League”
  • “Spider-man: Homecoming” – About even. “Justice League” has more action, but “Spider-man” has a better villain, is overall written better, and has “Iron Man”
  • “Wonder Woman” is worse. WAY more boring. WAY more “Writing 101” problems

Tomorrow, we finally meet The Underwater Monarch in these comics. He’s joined by Freedom Female and Frag Count as they discuss a possible “Rotten Tomatos” conspiracy.

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations 231 – Ms. Majors, Freedom Female, J-Pop, Spiderous-Man, & Perfect Spiderous-Man On 2nd Thoughts

Criminal And Crimefighter

Conversations 231 – Ms. Majors, Freedom Female, J-Pop, Spiderous-Man, & (Perfect) Spiderous-Man On 2nd Thoughts

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“San Diego Comic-Con” A View Of The Future One Phone Cam Video At A Time

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So “San Diego Comic-Con” was this weekend meaning EVERY movie trailer, teaser, and announcement was released. Some highlights:

  • “Avengers: Infinity War” – Only saw phone cam footage on IG, but I did see the whole thing… Good lord does this look awesome. I concerned about how all these characters are going to fit into one movie though
  • New “Justice League” trailer – Looking more and more like it’ll be okay… The whole pretending “Superman” isn’t in it thing is getting really old. Also I must repeat yet again “The Flash” looks stupid. Whedon you still got time make that his “joke costume” and cgi a real suit on him. Oh and if that isn’t “Superman” that “Alfred” is talking to at the end it’s something stupid
  • “Flash Point” is the title of “The Flash” movie- Sigh! Seriously “DC” move on from this already? This story had been:
    • A bad comic
    • An okay animated DVD
    • A show ruiner for “The Flash” TV show
    • Stop already!
  • New “The Gifted” trailer- Wasn’t impressed before, but now I see this might end up being a good show.
  • New “Thor: Ragnarok” trailer – Looking better and better. I think we finally got ourselves a good “Thor” movie. Has “Marvel” fixed it’s one weakness in movies? We’ll see…
  • Michelle Pfieffer as “OG Wasp”/ Laurence Fishbourne as “Golaith” in “Antman And The Wasp” – Seems cool. Nice that “Batman” and “Catwoman” are part of “Marvel now

That covers all the big stuff for me. Tomorrow Spiderous-Man and Freedom Female are joined by Special-Man and The Good Knight. They talk about Admiral Star joining The American World Protectors Of America and til’ Freedom Female gets deep… Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #73 Wing-Man On Possibly Taking America-Man’s Mantle

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #71

Wing-Man On Possibly Taking America-Man’s Mantle

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Now in “Marvel” there’s is or will be 2 “Captain Americas”, “Thors”, “Spider-Men”, and “Iron Men” at the same time.  That seems confusing from a branding perspective as well as within the “Marvel” universe itself. If someone yells out “Captain America” in a battle you don’t want 2 guys responding.  All of these choices were to help promote diversity which is admirable, but I really wish “Marvel” would just put the time and effort into creating entirely new characters, and using characters that already exist.  This is what they did with “Luke Cage”.  They got rid of the yellow shirt and the headband, and started using him.  Now he’s got a show coming out on “Netflix” after being part of the “Jessica Jones” show (which is based on the comic “Alias” where “Luke Cage” started being used again and gaining popularity).

“The Falcon” is awesome in the movies. So why not make the comic version of him more like the movie one? That’s what they did with “Nick Fury”. Anyways that’s it for this week.  Next week starts off with a “The History Of Comics With Q-boy” where America-Man is called in for a rescue mission and we meet the man known as Dick Anger. New “Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations” Tuesday-Thursday.  Hope you enjoy and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #42 Wing-Man, America-Man, & Crimson Matroyshka On “America-Man: Civil Unrest”, Crimson Matroyshka’s Solo Movie, & Friendship (Censored)

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #42

Wing-Man, America-Man, & Crimson Matroyshka On “America-Man:

Civil Unrest”, Crimson Matroyshka’s Solo Movie, & Friendship (Censored)

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Looks like “Black Widow” is finally getting her own movie. Although I’m glad to hear about it I hope this isn’t something rushed out due to fan pressure. I know Scarlett Johansson probably wouldn’t slum it and do TV, but it would be awesome to see her on “Daredevil”, as he and “Black Widow” had a thing for a while.  Or “Daredevil” could show up in her movie, but that probably won’t happen either.

I re-watched “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” yesterday to make sure it was really better than “Civil War” (it is) and one of the things I liked most is Cap and Black Widow. What I especially like it that they’re NOT a couple.  That would’ve been so cliche and terrible. She’s a buddy and better yet a buddy trying to get him some.  I also re-watched “Age Of Ultron” and this might seem crazy but I think I like it more than “Civil War” too despite its many flaws.  “Ultron” > “Zemo” and “Hulk” and “Thor” take things to another level. One of the biggest things “Age Of Ultron” messes up is “Black Widow”.  One thing my friend Chris brought one time when talking about it is that one of the key things about “Black Widow” in the original “Avengers” movie is that she isn’t all butthurt about her past. She did bad stuff, she’s trying to do good stuff now. She fakes being all messed up about her past to trick Loki, but that’s it.  Then in “Age Of Ultron” we get her “ballerina” sequence which I think would’ve more effective had we not seen it. (In fact I think they should cut all the mind control stuff.  Also where are Scarlet Witch’s mind controlling powers in “Civil War”?) Then she REALLY throws it out there to Banner who rejects her because… I honestly still don’t know… He’s like “I dunno if she likes me” and even Cap’s like “bruh!”.  Then she makes it even more clear and he’s like “I’m a monster and I can’t have kids” and she’s like “me too”.  And then… Nothing… Then “Black Widow” get captured by “Ultron” which is really weak! Then at the end Banner takes a plane and flies off for some reason.  Hope you get better luck in your movie Widow.

Tomorrow Special-Girl, Spiderous-Man, and Quickie talk about switching sides. Hope you enjoy, and see ya then!

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Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #42 Wing-Man, America-Man, & Crimson Matroyshka On “America-Man: Civil Unrest”, Crimson Matroyshka’s Solo Movie, & Friendship

Criminal And Crimefighter Conversations #42

Wing-Man, America-Man, & Crimson Matroyshka On “America-Man:

Civil Unrest”, Crimson Matroyshka’s Solo Movie, & Friendship

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Looks like “Black Widow” is finally getting her own movie. Although I’m glad to hear about it I hope this isn’t something rushed out due to fan pressure. I know Scarlett Johansson probably wouldn’t slum it and do TV, but it would be awesome to see her on “Daredevil”, as he and “Black Widow” had a thing for a while.  Or “Daredevil” could show up in her movie, but that probably won’t happen either.

I re-watched “Captain America: The Winter Soldier” yesterday to make sure it was really better than “Civil War” (it is) and one of the things I liked most is Cap and Black Widow. What I especially like it that they’re NOT a couple.  That would’ve been so cliche and terrible. She’s a buddy and better yet a buddy trying to get him some.  I also re-watched “Age Of Ultron” and this might seem crazy but I think I like it more than “Civil War” too despite its many flaws.  “Ultron” > “Zemo” and “Hulk” and “Thor” take things to another level. One of the biggest things “Age Of Ultron” messes up is “Black Widow”.  One thing my friend Chris brought one time when talking about it is that one of the key things about “Black Widow” in the original “Avengers” movie is that she isn’t all butthurt about her past. She did bad stuff, she’s trying to do good stuff now. She fakes being all messed up about her past to trick Loki, but that’s it.  Then in “Age Of Ultron” we get her “ballerina” sequence which I think would’ve more effective had we not seen it. (In fact I think they should cut all the mind control stuff.  Also where are Scarlet Witch’s mind controlling powers in “Civil War”?) Then she REALLY throws it out there to Banner who rejects her because… I honestly still don’t know… He’s like “I dunno if she likes me” and even Cap’s like “bruh!”.  Then she makes it even more clear and he’s like “I’m a monster and I can’t have kids” and she’s like “me too”.  And then… Nothing… Then “Black Widow” get captured by “Ultron” which is really weak! Then at the end Banner takes a plane and flies off for some reason.  Hope you get better luck in your movie Widow.

Tomorrow Special-Girl, Spiderous-Man, and Quickie talk about switching sides. Hope you enjoy, and see ya then!

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Q-boy Short # 44 The Serious Effectiveness Of The Mysterious Objectivist /The History Of Q-boy Part 43 (Censored)

Q-boy Short # 44 The Serious Effectiveness Of The Mysterious Objectivist /The History Of Q-boy Part 43 (Censored)

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And so we start this year with the first post of 2016.  The subject of this comic, Melvin Wilcox, is based on artist and Spider-Man c0-creator, Steve Ditko.  As suggested by this comic Ditko is a very private person and big on the ideas of Objectivism .

Panel 3 has poses based on the cover of Thor #160 and the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #19

Panel 4 is based on this page from Strange Tales #116

Next time Q-boy must overcome a great burden… That’s a pretty big hint if you know your famous Spider-Man stories.  Anyways hope you enjoy and see you next time!

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Q-boy Short # 44 The Serious Effectiveness Of The Mysterious Objectivist /The History Of Q-boy Part 43

Q-boy Short # 44 The Serious Effectiveness Of The Mysterious Objectivist /The History Of Q-boy Part 43

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And so we start this year with the first post of 2016.  The subject of this comic, Melvin Wilcox, is based on artist and Spider-Man c0-creator, Steve Ditko.  As suggested by this comic Ditko is a very private person and big on the ideas of Objectivism .

Panel 3 has poses based on the cover of Thor #160 and the cover of The Amazing Spider-Man #19

Panel 4 is based on this page from Strange Tales #116

Next time Q-boy must overcome a great burden… That’s a pretty big hint if you know your famous Spider-Man stories.  Anyways hope you enjoy and see you next time!

@rjoynesjr

rjoynesjr@gmail.com