Spider-Man’s Modern-Day Frankenstein Tale – “Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy”

Alright, originally I intended this as a Halloween post.  I was going to finally read “Dead No More: The Clone Conspiracy” and write about it, analyzing how Dan Slott expands the premise of Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein in a modern setting.  However, life and work got in the way and I just got around to finishing reading it the other day.  I contemplated saving it for next year but I’m impatient and it’s more fun to keep the spookiness alive anyway.  When I finally jumped into Dan Slott’s world of Spider-Man tales, I avoided this storyline.  I’d heard conflicting reports about it and wasn’t ready for something with that sort of “baggage” as I was meeting his Spidey for the first time.  What I found upon finally reading it was a haunting tale that left me more emotionally shaken than I could have expected. Continue reading

From ‘X-Men’ to ‘Apocalypse’: A Look at Mutant Movies

I got home from seeing the latest installment in the X-Men franchise, X-Men: Apocalypse, about an hour ago.  I haven’t really written a straight review of anything before (and this doesn’t qualify as one anyway), but given the fact that I’ve turned myself into a little newbie comic blogger I felt the siren song of the Internet calling for my opinions.  So here they are, my immediate thoughts on X-Men: Apocalypse (presented, spoiler-free!), the X-Men film series as a whole, and a bit on comic book movies in general. Continue reading