It's been a long time since I've had a favorite superhero. Having read tons of DC and Marvel comics (as well as various indies) since I started becoming a hardcore collector, and seen a vast majority of the movies, there are simply too many characters from both companies that I like for me to set one, or even a handful, over all the rest. Any sense of favoritism depends on which character I'm in the mood to read about at a given time. Still, if I was forced to at least come up with a top five list from each company, Daredevil would undoubtedly make the Marvel list. He's been a heavy-hitter in my comic collection since I started getting serious about collecting. I still remember buying my first Daredevil comics during a family vacation in Canada. Hell, I even like the 2003 movie with Ben Affleck - I saw it twice in theaters - and I continue to defend it, even while I acknowledge its shortcomings. (The director's cut was an improvement but had its own issues.)
Sammo Hung takes on the Bruceploitation genre in Enter the Fat Dragon, a martial arts comedy with spectacular action sequences...and little else to offer.
One of the most literal examples of the armchair detective trope comes to life in a classic old time radio series.
The INCspotlight (6 Year Anniversary Special) - The Curse of Capistrano (1919) and The Mark of Zorro (1920)
In the words of Sir Anthony Hopkins, "there are many who would proudly wear the mask of Zorro." History has proven that to be true, but Douglas Fairbanks has the distinction of being the first.
Lewis Carroll's beloved classic gets its most faithful big-screen adaptation in this lavish British production. But how does it fare as a movie in and of itself?
Way back in the early days of the INCspotlight, I did a blog about movie villains I was disappointed by and wanted a lot more from than I got. I'd always intended to balance that out by highlighting the villains that were the best part - sometimes the only good part - of a film. And today is finally the day!
Wild West legend Luke Short fights to survive against business rivals, a local gunslinger, and fanatical reformers in Matt Braun's novel Gentleman Rogue.
Everyone seems to have something to hide in The Unsuspected, a visually striking noir thriller from Michael Curtiz - and the first film review I've written since September 2018! (I've been busy.)
(Originally posted on The Comics Bolt)
The Green Hornet battles an international drug cartel while Kato ponders a life beyond masked vigilantism in this two-issue mini-series co-written by Van Williams, star of the 1960s Green Hornet TV series.
(Originally posted on The Comics Bolt.)
Eighty years. Eighty continuous years of fighting crime across every medium you can think of. Eighty years of thrilling readers, audiences, and gamers. Eighty years as a cornerstone of American pop culture and a multi-billion-dollar merchandising juggernaut.
The INCspotlight, formerly hosted on the website Channel Awesome, now has a new home on my own website! Putting the spotlight on classics that deserve to be remembered!