Tuesday, October 16, 2018

Fashion Meets Comics: The CW's Superman's Black Suit

After looking at The CW's behind the scenes picture of actor Tyler Hoechlin in the iconic black Superman suit, it made me realize that I have never read The Death of Superman nor The Return of Superman or any of the stories in between. Despite, never reading any of those stories, I do know that Superman wore the black suit in his return from "death".

So it's interesting to wonder what's going to happen during the Arrowverse crossover but I'm wondering if some alternate universe storyline will be about the return of Superman. Regardless, I'm actually excited to see what they will do and I can't wait to see Lois Lane now that she's finally going to be included in the Arrowverse.

Side Note: I'm still not a fan of the CW's design of the supersuit but it does look better in black than in blue and red.

Art of the Day: Beast Boy and Raven


Artwork: There Are 2 Kinds of People by Gabriel Picolo

I guess I'm both of people because I read both comics and classics.

DVD Tuesday: Ant-Man and the Wasp

I didn't see Ant-Man and the Wasp in the theatre, I wanted to but I was so busy that I really didn't find the time to go. So it will be surprising to watch it at home and see how Scott Lang fared after joining up with Team Captain America in Captain America: Civil War. It looks like Wasp has a bigger role in this one that will be interesting to see.


Ant-Man and the Wasp


Description:

As Scott Lang balances being both a Super Hero and a father, Hope van Dyne and Dr. Hank Pym present an urgent new mission that finds the Ant-Man fighting alongside The Wasp to uncover secrets from their past.

Monday, October 15, 2018

Art of the Day: Storm (X-Men 3)


Artwork: Storm by francoclum

Book Review: Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift part 2


Book: Avatar: The Last Airbender: The Rift part 2 by Gene Luen Yang with illustrations and cover by Gurihiru and lettering by Michael Heisler

Edition: Paperback

Description:

The Past Returns!

Avatar Aang and his friends seek answers to the mysteries surrounding a refinery on land sacred to the Air Nomads. As Toph uncovers a startling truth about her father's involvement with the refinery, Aang travels to the spirit world, discovering a secret as surprising as it is dangerous. Soon, Team Avatar realizes they may be facing a threat more dire than they could have possibly imagined!


Sunday, October 14, 2018

Karen Gillan, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston (ACE Comic Con)

Every comic con has plenty of guests but the ACE Comic Con in Chicago had Karen Gillan, Chris Evans, Elizabeth Olsen and Tom Hiddleston (as well as a few more). I'm envious of all the fans who got the chance to take a picture or get an autograph with one or all four of these actors. Isn't this an awesome picture.

Side Note: Doesn't Tom Hiddlestone remind you of that teacher or professor who loves teaching so much that they give you extra homework or they continue talking long after the class time has ended. I don't know, he just has that look to him.

New TV Series "Charmed" Premiering Tonight

I'm generally not a big fan of reboots but as a fan of the original Charmed TV series I am really interested in seeing this remake. And from looking at the trailer, it seems like the sisters in this new version will have similar powers (at least so far) as the Halliwell sisters. I'm not sure how I feel about the sister being guided by their whitelighter Harry so soon. What I like about the original series is that the sisters first had to figure things out as they went along before they found out about Leo being their whitelighter. Anyway, I'm totally excited about seeing this.


Charmed                                                                9:00 PM                                        The CW

Starring: Madeleine Mantock, Sarah Jeffery, Melonie Diaz, Rupert Evans, Ser'Darius Blain and more

Description:

Mel and Maggie Vera suffer a shock when their mother dies suddenly, but before they have time to heal from their loss, another surprise shows up on their doorstep in the shape of an older sister -- brilliant geneticist Macy -- whom their mother never told them existed. The emotional stress takes its toll and the girls begin to exhibit impossible new abilities. An explanation comes from an unexpected place: the new chair of the women's studies department. Harry Greenwood reveals that the three are powerful witches, and he is their whitelighter, there to advise and guide them as they battle dark forces.


Saturday, October 13, 2018

Art of the Day: Spider-Man (Miles Morales)


Artwork: Ultimate Spider-Man by Jonathan Piccini - JP

Weekend Films: Bad Times at the El Royale and Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween

Similar to reading books, I love finding movies that have an interesting story. It doesn't matter what genre the movie is, if it interest me I'll watch it. As for this weekend picks I have the dark and dramatic Bad Times at the El Royale and the comedic scares of Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween. They are two very different movies and both seem really interesting.


Bad Times at the El Royale


Starring: Jeff Bridges, Cynthia Erivo, Dakota Johnson, Jon Hamm, Chris Hemsworth, Cailee Spaeny and more

Director: Drew Goddard

Description:

Seven strangers, each with a secret to bury, meet at Lake Tahoe's El Royale, a rundown hotel with a dark past. Over the course of one fateful night, everyone will have a last shot at redemption - before everything goes to hell.






Goosebumps 2: Haunted Halloween


Starring: Jack Black, Ken Jeong, Wendi McLendon-Covey, Madison Iseman, Jeremy Ray Taylor, Caleel Harris, Chris Parnell and more

Director: Ari Sandel

Description:

Two young friends find a magic book that brings a ventriloquist's dummy to life.

Friday, October 12, 2018

Art of the Day: Catwoman


Artwork: Catwoman by Stefano Lanza

Characters Reading: Kira Yukimura

In the 5th season of Teen Wolf, Scott McCall and his pack found themselves going up against the Dread Doctors, a unique group of villains who had been using teenagers for their experiments. The heroes found the novel "The Dread Doctors" by T.R. McCammon and made a copy for each member of the pack to read hoping it would make it easier for them find a way to stop the menacing Dread Doctors.

Unfortunately, reading the book had a strange effect on some of the pack such as them remembering repressed memories of traumatic incidents. However, in Kira Yukimura's case she was having a difficult time even reading it because the book was sort of creating a problem for her supernatural Kitsune abilities. But thanks to an interesting suggestion by her mother Noshiko (who is also a Kitsune) she was able to read the book which unfortunately gave her the same results as the other members of the pack.

(Teen Wolf season 5 episode 6 "Required Reading")

Fashion: Zoe Saldana

I know it's fall but I couldn't help posting this picture of Zoe Saldana simply because I love this asymmetric skirt she wore in Shape magazine (June 2017), it's gorgeous. Although the top looks like a sports bra (which it probably is), I think the shoes are also really cute.

I love fall because that means warm and cozy clothes but that doesn't mean you have to put away all of your summer stuff. I love to wear them in fall and winter, it's all about finding that perfect balance. As in the case of this skirt, I would pair it with a pullover sweater or a cami or blouse with a blazer or an oversize cardigan.

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Book Review: Not a Girl Detective


Book: Not a Girl Detective (A Cece Caruso Mystery book #2) by Susan Kandel

Edition: Paperback

Description:

Besides her beloved collection of vintage designer clothing, there is nothing Cece Caruso cherishes more than her childhood memories of Nancy Drew. Her near obsession with the fictional teenage sleuth led her to become a professional biographer of classic mystery writers. And now that she's working on a book about Nancy's pseudonymous creator, "Carolyn Keene", Cece's in heaven.

At the L.A. home of another rabid Drew-ophile, Cece finds a treasure trove of useful memorabilia, including one unique and somewhat shocking collectible. Later she finds a dead body -- and a puzzle that would sorely test the sills of her spunky girlhood heroine. Now she'll have to channel her former idol and unmask a murderer, and the killer may be coming for Cece next.