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Suggested Reading: Wolverine - The Fiery Rage of Logan

Suggested Reading: Wolverine

Hello again! I am back, Roman, your comic book guide to the stars. We haven't spoken since Watchmen and I have to say that it's certainly good to be back again in time for the summer. In this latest installment of Suggested Reading, we'll be looking back at the world's favorite X-Men - Wolverine. That name is synonymous with the X-Men. He is getting to be as recognizable as Superman or Spider-Man. People who have never read an X-Men comic can tell you who Wolverine is. There are a lot of layers to the old man, and we're going to touch on a few today, but first I'll tell you about my love for this savage, yet noble character.

 Posted April 30 in Comics, Hype, Suggested Reading | Comments

Suggested Reading: Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen

Suggested Reading: Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons' Watchmen

Well guys, it's upon us. We are just days away from seeing the most celebrated graphic novel of all time, Watchmen, come to life on the big screen. Many of us have been waiting for this moment for years. They said it couldn't be adapted. That it was the impossible comic book movie to bring to theaters and we all believed that. I have a friend who just started reading it, and two issues in he wondered, "How are they going to make this into a movie?" I told him, "It looks like Zack Snyder found a way." I keep getting asked why this film is such a big deal, so I'm going to take you on a little journey of what Watchmen means to me.

 Posted March 3 in Comics, Hype, Suggested Reading | Comments

Suggested Reading: Will Eisner's The Spirit - The Christmas Spirit

Suggested Reading: Will Eisner's The Spirit

Hello again from the world of comic books and comic book movies. It is I, Roman Chavez, your comic book guide to the stars. Merry Christmas and Happy Hanukkah. Today we're look at the latest comic-to-film adaptation, Will Eisner's The Spirit. Now, I'm not going to lie to you. I do not have a huge wealth of knowledge on this particular character or series. However, I have read some of the past publications and a bit of the modern stuff. Some of the old timers that first got me into comic books have talked to me about The Spirit for years, so I got the gist of it. What I can tell you is that I was in San Diego this past summer for Comic-Con and saw a lot of footage for the film and was witness to the panel with Frank Miller and crew.

 Posted December 22 in Comics, Hype, Suggested Reading | Comments

Suggested Reading: Punisher: War Zone - Bloodshed With Frank!

Suggested Reading: Punisher: War Zone

Hello again comic book fans and cinephiles! It's Roman, your comic book guide to the stars, back again for the holiday season. We've had a bit of a slump in the comic book movie genre, but with a full stomach and a season's greeting, I hope to lead us back home. And what better way to start off the Christmas month than with a bit of bloodshed - Punisher: War Zone! I am with you all. I too have this nagging feeling towards this movie. Marvel puts out two really kick ass movies this summer and then the Punisher: War Zone trailer rears its ugly head. I want it to be awesome, but can't ignore its seemingly numerous flaws.

 Posted December 3 in Comics, Hype, Suggested Reading | Comments

Suggested Reading: The Dark Knight - From Batman to Joker

Suggested Reading: The Dark Knight - From Batman to Joker

Suggested Reading is a column written by our comic book expert Roman Chavez that provides suggestions for comics to read in relation to upcoming comic book based movies.

"I am vengeance, I am the night, I am Batman!" As a kid, those words sent chills up and down my spine. They are from Batman: The Animated Series, and so began my love for Batman. There is literally no hero that can compare to Batman. He is respected, but feared. Loved and hated. More than that, he is truly what goes bump in the night - a modern day boogieman for mobsters, thieves and murderers. It may be a little cheesy, but I'd like to walk you through some of my favorite Batman moments growing up before we look at some of the best Batman comics. From the cartoon to comics, to the much anticipated film The Dark Knight, I want to share with you why it is that I love Batman so much.

 Posted July 10 in Comics, Hype, Suggested Reading | Comments

Suggested Reading: Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Hell's Angel

Suggested Reading: Hellboy II: The Golden Army - Hell's Angel

Suggested Reading is a column written by our comic book expert Roman Chavez that provides suggestions for comics to read in relation to upcoming comic book based movies.

Born of fire, a boy falls to Earth. His right hand large and stone-like. Anung un Rama. It is said that his arrival signals the end of the world. Well... not on his watch! Hellboy is a great character to read about accompanied by an amazing cast of teammates at the B.P.R.D (Bureau for Paranormal Research and Defense). He looks like a big red ape, smokes cigars, has a huge stone hand and wields a big ass gun called the Samaritan made from melted down church bells and fragments of the True Cross. Hellboy just rocks!

 Posted July 5 in Comics, Hype, Suggested Reading | Comments

Suggested Reading: Hancock - The Indie Comic Book of Superhero Movies

Suggested Reading: Hancock

Suggested Reading is a column written by our comic book expert Roman Chavez that provides suggestions for comics to read in relation to upcoming comic book based movies.

We all know the Supermans and the Spider-Mans of the world, but how often do we get a completely fresh superhero idea? Not as often as you think. The market is pretty much tapped out. I believe that Hancock will reintroduce the superhero genre back to the public who may have some reservations about superhero-related material. I know I've had my dreams crushed by a few superhero movies and it took even me a while to bounce back. I watch them all even if I think it may ruin a character for me. I'm a fan, what can I say? Let's break Hancock down this week and even throw in some great indie comic suggestions.

 Posted July 1 in Comics, Hype, Suggested Reading | Comments

Suggested Reading: Mark Millar's Wanted - Curve the Bullet

Suggested Reading: Mark Millar's Wanted

Super heroes. Super villains. The never-ending struggle. But what if that battle could end? The world would rejoice. No more bad guys endangering the innocent. People could walk the streets feeling safe, just enjoying life. But who's to say the heroes would win that fight? We always just assume that good prevails over evil. What would happen if the final battle was waged and the villains came out on top? Wanted answers that question. Published by Top Cow Productions, Wanted is a vision of a world where the big fight happened and the bad guys won. Not only do they win, but they either kill or horribly defeat the heroes and remake the world to their (The Fraternity's) specifications. And that's not even giving away the plot.

 Posted June 21 in Comics, Hype, Suggested Reading | Comments

Suggested Reading: The Incredible Hulk - Incredible Hope!

Suggested Reading: The Incredible Hulk - Incredible Hope!

Suggested Reading is a new column written by our comic book expert Roman Chavez that provides suggestions for comics to read in relation to upcoming comic book based movies. We hope you find this is a worthwhile addition to our regular fare.

All right, here I am, back again! Roman, your comic book guide to the stars. I got a little flack for my Iron Man comic book suggestions, and that's great! I’m trying to get people to look into more comics, and everyone who left comments both positive and negative had some good ideas. Think of this column as more of a suggested reading section, not required. This week we're going to look at Louis Leterrier's Incredible Hulk and in honor of its release I've listed some of the best Hulk stories to read.

 Posted June 9 in Comics, Hype, Suggested Reading | Comments

Suggested Reading: Tony Stark and All Things Iron Man!

Suggested Reading: Tony Stark and All Things Iron Man!

Suggested Reading is a new column written by our comic book expert Roman Chavez providing suggestions for comics to read in relation to upcoming comic book based movies. We hope you find this is a worthwhile addition to our regular fare.

Hi guys, it's Roman, your comic book guide to the stars. Today's comic book lesson is Iron Man. I know what you're thinking: "I've seen the trailers, I've heard the buzz, just show me the damn movie!" I know it sucks to wait and maybe those Iron Man fires aren't burning as hot as they were six months ago, but bear with me and stay psyched cause its going burn this mother down.

 Posted April 29 in Comics, Hype, Suggested Reading | Comments

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