Holy Crap! Spider-Man, Married With A Daughter?!

One of the stupidest storylines in the last decade has definitely been "One More Day," the Spider-Man story where Peter Parker traded his marriage (and unborn child) for the life of Aunt May. Even though the story was quietly shelved afterward and never referred to again, it was never reversed - Spider-Man is still… » 10/30/14 12:49pm 10/30/14 12:49pm

10 Things I Learned About "Age of Ultron" from the Trailer

As you probably are aware, the Avengers: Age of Ultron trailer dropped today. At first, it was just a low-res version, but Marvel did the honorable thing and said, "Fuck it, let's release the best version possible." Which is nice of them, dontcha think? In any case, here are the things I learned about the plot of… » 10/23/14 12:34am 10/23/14 12:34am

Person of Interest: Post-9/11, Post-Cyberpunk

So I finished watching the first season of Person of Interest today. I binge-watched the entire season, watching three to five episodes a day and it was well worth it. At first, it was just a case of the week show, but as soon as it started delving into the history of the Machine and Finch and Reese, it became… » 9/30/14 3:15am 9/30/14 3:15am

Joss Whedon and Shawnee Kilgore are making a six song EP

So you remember how after the first Avengers movie wrapped, Joss went and filmed Much Ado About Nothing at his house with his friends? Well, he's sort of doing the same thing now, except with songs instead: he's making a six song EP with musician Shawnee Kilgore. » 8/08/14 9:37pm 8/08/14 9:37pm

"Time Runs Out" for the Avengers

So recently I got into an argument on a main page article (here) with another person who insisted that the female Thor and the Falcon Captain America would both be back to regular when Avengers: Age of Ultron came out in May 2015. They insisted they were right 100%. And suddenly I knew a foolproof way to prove them… » 7/30/14 12:26am 7/30/14 12:26am

Why Do Marvel and DC Love Legacy Characters?

With the announcement of a female Thor and a black Captain America, I thought this might be a good time to talk about legacy characters. First, let me say what a legacy character is: a character whose name/title has been passed down, sometimes for generations. For example, Buffy Summers is a legacy character because… » 7/17/14 3:00am 7/17/14 3:00am

In The United States of Murder Inc #3, Things Go Crazy (Spoilers)

The United States of Murder, Inc. is a new alternate history crime noir comic from Brian Michael Bendis and Michael Avon Oeming. Basically: five powerful crime families took over most of the East Coast in the '60s and seceded from the US. They are now called the "Territories." Valentine Gallo grew up in the… » 7/11/14 1:28am 7/11/14 1:28am

In Trees #2, Warren Ellis Takes It Slow (Spoilers)

I've noticed that caseyjonescaseyjones reviews a lot of Marvel comics, but no indie ones. So I will try my hand at reviewing the ones I read. Trees is the new science fiction comic written by Warren Ellis and penciled/inked/colored by Jason Howard. The plot is...well, at once simple and complicated. (Spoilers Below) » 7/11/14 12:52am 7/11/14 12:52am