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The Comic Complex Episode 2

The Comic Complex Episode 2

Hello fellow geeks. It’s time for another episode of our comic podcast, The Comic Complex. This week we talk about the big finale of the latest Green Lantern arc, the end of Geoff Johns run on the book and our excitement for the Man of Steel film. Enjoy! Read On

R.I.P.D. TPB – Review!

R.I.P.D. TPB – Review!

Alright everyone, this review is focusing on the newly re-released R.I.P.D.: City of the Damned. This story is a direct prequel to the movie R.I.P.D. that is come out in theaters this summer, July 19, 2013. The idea behind the R.I.P.D. or the “Rest In Peace Department,” is an interesting one. Also it doesn’t seem all that difficult. The job itself is relatively simple, basically the duties anyone in the R.I.P.D. have are to hunt/track down evil souls/demons or what have you that are on Earth in the physical realm, and that have spent either too much time on... Read On

Star Wars – Darth Maul – Death Sentence Review!

Star Wars – Darth Maul – Death Sentence Review!

Alright everyone, I’m going to keep this one nice and short. I’m not what you’d call a “Star-Wars,” fan boy. Don’t get me wrong, I enjoy it for what it is, but I have little to no knowledge of the franchise aside from the movies I’ve seen and the video-games I’ve played. I freely admit this is the first Star-Wars comic I have ever read. I’ll admit I didn’t expect much from the Darth Maul themed comic book and it’s story. I mean the guy got cut in half and fell down a reactor core – YET he managed... Read On

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Teaser Brings the Action

Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D Teaser Brings the Action

It’s no secret that Marvel was developing a television series set in the Marvel Cinematic Universe following the exploits of S.H.I.E.L.D. Fans have been eagerly anticipating this new series especially since Joss Whedon is behind it (and directed the pilot). This week brings much joy to geeks everywhere as ABC announced the show was picked up and would premiere in the fall. And if that wasn’t enough they also released a teaser trailer which is jammed pack with action. Hopefully the show won’t have any trouble bringing in the ratings since this looks to be once expensive show to... Read On

The Comic Complex Podcast – Episode 1

The Comic Complex Podcast – Episode 1

Hello fellow geeks. For awhile we at Blackman N’ Robin having been toying with the notion of doing some podcasts for the site. Well the days of planning are over as we have officially recorder our first set of podcasts. These podcasts feature myself and fellow BNR writer Ryan Betas. Here is our podcast focused on comic books, the comic industry and anything and everything comic related. I am pleased to present to you the first episode of The Comic Complex! Enjoy! Click here to download The Comic Complex Episode 1. And if you love video games check out... Read On

Criminal Macabre: No Peace for Dead Men TPB Review!

Criminal Macabre: No Peace for Dead Men TPB Review!

Criminal Macabre: No Peace for Dead Men is one of the most entertaining comics I have ever read! Period. This new collection from Darkhorse features on the “Detective,” for hire Cal, and his misadventures throughout the world of the paranormal, magical, etc. The characters throughout all of the stories in this collection are amazing! Even if the character is around only for a single panel you can tell each and every character was given their own distinct voice and personality – With one scene you already know which characters you’re rooting for and which ones you want to see... Read On

Chronicles of King Conan – Vol. 5 The Black Dragons and Other Stories Review!

Chronicles of King Conan – Vol. 5 The Black Dragons and Other Stories Review!

Alright everyone I’m going to say that I already knew this review in particular was going to be an interesting one – Considering that this was my first introduction to Conan – The Barbarian. This collection features work from Writer: Alan Zelenetz, Penciller: Marc Silvestri, Artist: Geof Isherwood, Dave Simons, Colorist: George Roussos, and Cover Artist: Michael Kaluta. This Conan collection focuses primarily on the loss of Conan’s son, and how his grief is affecting his rule. Poor old Conan is literally blinded both by anger due to the frustration of not finding the killer of his child OR... Read On

Time to Get Excited For Free Comic Book Day!

Time to Get Excited For Free Comic Book Day!

The first Saturday of every May is an important day for many comic book enthusiasts because in case the headline wasn’t obvious, it is Free Comic Book Day. That’s right, on one day every year, comic publishers and retailers participate in an event where free comics are released for both comic book lovers and people who have yet to even pick up a comic (shame on you). This year it also happens to coincide with International Star Wars Day so it is indeed a big day for geeks everywhere. And if that wasn’t enough Marvel’s Iron Man 3 just... Read On

Buffy Season 9 Vol.3: Guarded Review

Buffy Season 9 Vol.3: Guarded Review

Buffy The Vampire Slayer has come a long way since the show finished its run. Throughout the Season 8 comics we’ve seen the characters grow more than they ever did in the show. Season 9 continues that trend. But now that there’s a world without magic, vampires becoming more feral, and everyone blaming Buffy for it all, what’s a Slayer to do? Vol. 3 Guarded continues Buffy’s tale as she deals with a world without magic and the fact that being a Slayer doesn’t mean a whole lot anymore. Former Slayer, Kennedy offers Buffy a job in personal security,... Read On

Korak – Son Of Tarzan Volume 1 Review

Korak – Son Of Tarzan Volume 1 Review

The equally clever and resourceful son of the jungle lord gets his own title, in a spin-off from the writer of Tarzan,  Gaylord DuBois, and Russ Manning. The first of the two volumes are the complete run, Jane’s and Tarzan’s son, Korak alongside his sidekick great-ape best friend/side-kick Pahkut, goes on his own adventures to brave the creatures and tribes of the unforgiving jungle! When I first began reading Korak – Son Of Tarzan Vol. 1 I wasn’t quite sure what to think of it. I was somewhat familiar with Tarzan and some of his stories, but it’s been awhile since I’ve read anything Tarzan... Read On

Comic news! Avengers V.S. X-men Update! The Finale!

Comic news! Avengers V.S. X-men Update! The Finale!

Alright everybody, I hope I wasn’t the only person who was awaiting the end of this Hero V.S. Hero arc! I’ll admit, I was a bit disappointed at how it ended, but all in all in was an enjoyable read! Spoilers ahead! You are warned! As the days go by, more of the Avengers are captured and more or less tortured by the Phoenix Five; meanwhile Hope’s training in the ancient, mystical city of K’un-L’un has yet to bear fruit. Some of the X-Men feel understandably uncomfortable about the way the newly empowered Phoenix Five are treating their prisoners and... Read On

Comic News! The Dark Knight Returns – Part 1 Review!

Comic News! The Dark Knight Returns – Part 1 Review!

Hello everyone! I thought I’d take the time to review the newly released “The Dark Knight Returns – Part 1.” Batman is among one of my favorite super heroes. Although that doesn’t mean I’m not one of those “Batman v.s. anything,” and Bats always comes out on top, type of guys.  The character of Batman has a long, deep, rich history with many different “versions,” from different time-lines, different Earths, etc.  Christian Bale’s performance as “The Caped Crusader,” has drawn all sorts of attention to the character. Although I can’t help but feel those unfamiliar with some of Batman’s... Read On

Preview- Bust ‘N Rush

Preview- Bust ‘N Rush

Got any 3D arcade runner games in the market these days? No?  Well, now you do. Bust-N-Rush by Techtonic Games is one of the latest titles to come out in the market these days, and is without a doubt; promising. You follow the footsteps of Kova, a juggernaut type man who is on a quest to extract his vengeance from the “Satellite of Wub”. In the prerelease version, a total two modes become available: Quest mode, and Survival mode, while Bust-A-Friend mode remained locked. Quest mode has you utilize Kova to just practice his skills. Throughout Quest mode a... Read On

Comic News! Avengers V.S. X-Men update!

Comic News! Avengers V.S. X-Men update!

Hey everyone! It’s time for another update! I’m sure as we all know this whole event has us thinking about every little development that takes place. Unfortunately I don’t think I’m going to be covering all of the tie-ins to this event, because as is classic Marvel style, they need one million books to tell a story! (No offense! Just bogs the readers down sometimes.) It appears everything is coming to a head for the newly empowered Phoenix 5! After coming into their new abilities they actually start HELPING the world. Go figure. They terra-form wastelands and desserts into... Read On

Movie Teaser: Iron Man 3 – Stunt Filming Caught On Video!!!!!

Movie Teaser: Iron Man 3 – Stunt Filming Caught On Video!!!!!

Iron Man 3 is now in production in Oak Island North Carolina and here is some video captured by a fan of some stunt work being filmed.  Rumors are that this is a scene where personnel are parachuting from Air Force One after it comes under attack! Release Date: May 3, 2013 Studio: Walt Disney Pictures, Marvel Studios Director: Shane Black Screenwriter: Shane Black, Drew Pearce Starring: Robert Downey Jr., Gwyneth Paltrow, Don Cheadle, Jon Favreau, Ben Kingsley, Guy Pearce, James Badge Dale, Ashley Hamilton Genre: Action, Adventure, Sci-Fi, Comic MPAA Rating: Not Available Official Website:Marvel.com/IronMan3 | Facebook There... Read On

Comic News! Before Watchmen: Review(s)!

Comic News! Before Watchmen: Review(s)!

Hello again everybody! I figured I’d hold off on these “Before Watchmen,” reviews until a few were released so that I could review a group of them at once. I figured it would be easier for all of us! Well, I have to say, any reservations I had about the “Before Watchmen,” story arcs have been put to rest. Each issue has revealed itself to be better than the last. We have Nite Owl #1, Silk Spectre #1, Ozymandias #1and The Comedian #1. I’ll start off with The Comedian #1, who we all know is Eddie Blake. Now I’m... Read On

Comic News: Night Of Owls/Batman #10! Finale Approaching!

Comic News: Night Of Owls/Batman #10! Finale Approaching!

I have to admit I had high hopes for this story arc, and everyone involved definitley delivered! I would say they went above and beyond expectations. All of the last few issues were all game-changers in the Batman mythos. Now we’re approaching the finale! The Court of Owls story is coming to a climactic an end, and what an end its going to be! SPOILERS! READ AT YOUR OWN RISK! After seeing the cover of Batman #10, you can’t help but feel that something big is going to happen. The picture of Batman with a shadow of an owl... Read On

Comic News: Avengers vs X-Men round up!

Comic News: Avengers vs X-Men round up!

Now this event has been going on for some-time, and because of the number of tie-ins I’ve been holding off on discussing this one. BUT I decided to bite the bullet for you guys! Now those of you that have been following this, there really isn’t any need for you to read this, unless you just wanna brush up on the story, and refresh some things you may have forgotten. Warning! Spoilers! To summarize this in the simplest of ways: The Phoenix Force is once again approaching Earth, and Hope Summers, the mutant messiah, is said to be to... Read On

Comics News: Before Watchmen review!

Comics News: Before Watchmen review!

I have to admit, after hearing the announcement for this project I couldn’t help but side with those that were not too excited about it. The graphic novel “Watchmen,” will forever be a stand-alone piece of art, one that will continue to influence work throughout the years. I really didn’t see the point of “re-hashing,” something that was already done! We all already know the beginning, middle, and end of the story. Or so we thought! After reading the first issue, I have to admit, I was impressed with the way all of the characters were given a second... Read On

Alan Scott! THE Green Lantern

Comic news: D.C.’s newest gay superhero revealed

Hey everybody! It’s been sometime since my last-post! And this time I’m going to be talking about something that’s been rumored about for quite some time. D.C. has been hinting at the reveal of a major character for quite awhile, but here’s the “catch,” that major character is going to be gay. D.C. has finally revealed who their new flagship character will be: Alan Scott, also known as the original Green Lantern, is going to be revealed that he is in fact gay, in a new story that is going to reboot his character. After this was made public... Read On

Game News: Injustice: Gods Among Us Announced.

Game News: Injustice: Gods Among Us Announced.

Ever wonder who would win in a fight between some of your favorite DC characters? Well come next year you can. NetherRealm Studios, the folks that brought us Mortal Kombat, have announced a new fighting game that will feature DC heroes and villains and what looks to be a promising game. Titled Injustice: Gods Among Us players will be able to play as some of DC memorable heroes and villains in one on one fights. Each character will feature their own fighting style inherent to them as well as other abilities. Player will be able to interact with the... Read On

Comic News! Review Roundup: Night Of The Owls

Comic News! Review Roundup: Night Of The Owls

The House of Bruce Wayne (Spoilers: Batman!) and Gotham City are at war with a “brand new” menace! Little did anyone know, a secret society has been watching, stalking, and waiting silently in their homes, or even hiding in plain sight, all this time scheming to take down their greatest threat ever to rear its head: Batman! But the battle is far from over! Living up to his name, “The World’s Greatest Detective” will contest intellect, might, and maybe even bank accounts against this wicked and ever present organization, using literally everything in and under his utility belt. (This coincidentally... Read On

Comic news: The Upcoming Trinity War

Comic news: The Upcoming Trinity War

Hello Everybody! How’s it going? My name is Ryan and this is my first official post on Blackmannrobin! I thought I would start by introducing a new upcoming story by D.C. Comics titled “Trinity-War.” I’m sure those of you who happened to see the F.C.B.D. (Free comic book day) issue Saturday can already name some of the persons involved. Black Adam, Captain Marvel (Or Shazam now, I don’t know!) Cyborg, Superman, Green Arrow, Flash, Flash, etc. I’m not going to name everyone! I don’t know about all of you, but I’m excited to see what role Black Adam and Captain... Read On

Movie Teaser: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) UPDATE!!!!!!!!!! New Trailer And Movie Stills!!!

Movie Teaser: The Amazing Spider-Man (2012) UPDATE!!!!!!!!!! New Trailer And Movie Stills!!!

Release Date: July 3, 2012 (3D/2D theaters and IMAX 3D) Studio: Columbia Pictures (Sony) Director: Marc Webb Screenwriter: James Vanderbilt Starring: Andrew Garfield, Emma Stone, Rhys Ifans, Denis Leary, Campbell Scott, Irrfan Khan, Martin Sheen, Sally Field Genre: Action, Adventure MPAA Rating: Not Available Official Website:TheAmazingSpiderMan.com | Facebook | Apple Trailers Plot Summary: One of the world’s most popular characters is back on the big screen as a new chapter in the Spider-Man legacy is revealed in ‘The Amazing Spider-Man’. Focusing on an untold story that tells a different side of the Peter Parker story, the new film stars Andrew Garfield, Emma... Read On

Movie Teaser: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Movie Teaser: The Dark Knight Rises (2012)

Release Date: July 20, 2012 (2D theaters and IMAX) Studio: Warner Bros. Pictures Director: Christopher Nolan Screenwriter: Jonathan Nolan, Christopher Nolan Starring: Christian Bale, Michael Caine, Anne Hathaway, Tom Hardy, Gary Oldman, Marion Cotillard, Joseph Gordon-Levitt, Morgan Freeman Genre: Action, Thriller, Comic, Fantasy MPAA Rating: PG-13 (for intense sequences of violence and action, some sensuality and language) Official Website:TheDarkKnightRises.com | Facebook Synopsis – Every hero has a journey. Every journey has an end. Christopher Nolan returns to complete the epic Gotham trilogy that launched with Batman Begins and reached the stratosphere with the billion-dollar blockbuster The Dark Knight. Batman is now... Read On

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