Friday, June 24, 2011



Pyroman was created by Nedor Comics. Somehow working with high-voltage electricity, he allowed him to gain the ability to store and control electricity it. He discover this ability when he was sent to the electric chair for a crime he didn't commit. He used his powers to clear his name and become a superhero.

The character fell into public domain and as such any comic company could use him. AC Comics reprinted his Nedor Comics adventures and a made a few new one. In American's Best Comic's Tom Strong series, he is revealed to be a member of the Society of Modern American Science Heroes or SMASH (which consists of public domain Nedor Comics heroes). He (with the rest of the team) are put in suspend animation and are revived 30 years later by Tom Strong, only for them to disband (althought they come back together 3 years later). Dynamite Entertainment said Pyroman would be in their Project Superpowers series. Age of Adventure reprints several Golden Age Pyroman story.


Wednesday, June 22, 2011

Review: Green Lantern

As you know, a Green Lantern movie has come out. So, I am here to review it.
The movie is about a hot-shot Hal Jordon (Ryan Reynolds) is given membership into the Green Lantern Corp. by Abin Sur (Temuera Morrison). But, the other lanterns don't have must faith in Hal, especially Sinestro (Mark Strong). However, a rogue Guardian of the Universe, exposed yellow fear energy, called Parallax (vocal effects done by Clancy Brown) breaks free and plans to eat Earth. Also, there is a sub-plot about Hector Hammond (Peter Sarsgaard) becoming infected by the fear-energy and get a bulgy head and telepathy / telekinetic powers at the lost of his sanity.
I thought this was a good movie. The visual were great. The plot was strong. The only thing I don't like about the film is how Hector's transformation scenes took forever.

Saturday, June 11, 2011

Review: X-Men Shows

The X-Men have had several television series: X-Men (1992-1997), X-Men: Evolution (2000-2003) and Wolverine and the X-Men (2008-2009). I have seen episodes from all them and I am going to review them here with the exception of X-Men because I only saw like three or four episodes.
X-Men: Evolution was the next series created. Unlike the previous series, here most of the X-Men were teenagers (save Prof. X, Wolverine and Storm, who acted as their mentors). I thought this is series was awesome except for one thing: the episode "Sins of the Son" had a twist ending which made the rest episode make no sense.
Wolverine and the X-Men was the most recent. The series focused on the X-Men trying to prevent Days of Future Past-like future with the help of a future version of Prof. Xavier, who somehow can telepathicly "talk" to him from the future. This series focused way too much on Wolverine and I don't like him that much. So, this series wasn't very enjoyable except for the episodes focusing on Nightcrawler (my favorite X-Man).

Sunday, June 5, 2011

Common Grounds

Common Grounds is a six issue mini-series about superheroes / supervillains (such as Acidic Jew, Mental Midget, Speeding Bullet, Flammabelle, American Pi and so on) and their lives "in and around" a coffee shop chain called Common Ground.

The comic focuses on 13 self-contained stories focused on a huge amount of superheroes and villains. The comic explores themes unusual for superheroes such as obesity, second chances, religious faith, suicide, guilt and regret. The writer does so by focusing the characters as humans rather than as almighty protectors of justice.

The series started as a 1990s series called Holey Crullers (a reference to Robin's campy catchphrase "Holy [horrible pun], Batman!"). In 2004, it was revamped as Common Ground (the name of the coffee store). The reason the store is named that is because it serves as a common ground for super heroes and supervillains.