REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 8: “Blowin’ Up the Spot”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 8: “Blowin’ Up the Spot”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 Episode 7 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 8: “Blowin’ Up the Spot“ The eighth episode picks up moments after the previous episode’s double shock endings and doesn’t let up. Luke’s been shot by the Judas bullet McGuffin that was…

Read More

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 7: “Manifest”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 7: “Manifest”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 Episode 5 Episode 6 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward. Episode 7: “Manifest“ Through what we professionals call “fancy lawyering” the evidence against Cornell Stokes is ruled inadmissible, and Misty and Luke can only stand and watch as he walks free. With Shades having filled in…

Read More

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 Episode 4 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 5: “Just to Get a Rep“ With Luke having announced his presence to the world at the close of last episode, this one features him no longer hiding his abilities or aims from the people of Harlem. As…

Read More

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 4: “Step in the Arena”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 4: “Step in the Arena”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1  Episode 2 Episode 3 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward. Episode 4: “Step in the Arena“ This episode finally answers big questions about Luke’s past, how he got his abilities, and much about his beginnings that we didn’t yet know, albeit with a few very big exceptions. This examination of his past…

Read More

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 2: “Code of the Streets”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 2: “Code of the Streets”

Welcome back to our reviews of each episode of Netflix and Marvel’s Luke Cage. Check out my earlier reviews below: Episode 1 And, now, as Pops would say, Always forward.   Episode 2: “Code of the Streets“ Things are starting to pick up speed in this episode after the slower start that was episode one, albeit not in a huge way. Part of the issue the series faces is the reluctance of the series’ central…

Read More

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 1: “Moment of Truth”

REVIEW: Marvel’s Luke Cage – Season 1, Episode 1: “Moment of Truth”

Right out of the gate, Marvel’s Luke Cage feels unlike anything the studio has done to date. The third TV series from Marvel studios produced in partnership with Netflix (after “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”) shares its gritty noir sensibility with the other Netflix shows, true, but Luke Cage is the first Marvel product to not be set in world where white people dominate the action. That alone makes it feel vibrant, refreshing and compelling, capturing an authentic sense…

Read More

BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

BACK ISSUES: Sweet Christmas – Luke Cage, Hero for Hire

Welcome to another edition of “Back Issues”, the weekly column where I examine a character, concept or theme making waves in comics today through issues from the past. Today, we look at the history of the Hero for Hire, Luke Cage! Tomorrow the latest Marvel TV series debuts on Netflix. Luke Cage joins Netflix’s line of Marvel series, which include “Daredevil” and “Jessica Jones”, both of which have been hits with audiences as well as…

Read More

A Few Details For Daredevil’s 3rd Season

A Few Details For Daredevil’s 3rd Season

Marvel’s Daredevil show on Netflix has been a hit from day one, which has left virtually no doubt that the studio would produce a third season. There are other priorities for the Marvel/Netflix partnership, such as this fall’s Luke Cage premiere and the coming series Iron Fist and The Defenders. But a third standalone season for Daredevil is still expected, and should be out some time in 2018. We don’t know much about what the…

Read More

Marvel Releases LUKE CAGE SDCC Trailer Online

Marvel Releases LUKE CAGE SDCC Trailer Online

Get ready for a bulletproof black man strolling the streets of Harlem. Luke Cage is coming. After teasing the forthcoming release of the trailer yesterday, today Marvel dropped the official trailer for the series. The footage was originally shown only to attendees of this year’s San Diego Comic-Con, but with the release just over a month away, Marvel is ramping up the promotional apparatus.     Luke Cage is Marvel’s third Netflix original series, following…

Read More

Punisher Series Officially Coming To Netflix

Punisher Series Officially Coming To Netflix

  The Punisher, the break out character of the second season of Marvel’s Daredevil has been rumored to be getting his own Netflix series for a while now, but thankfully those rumors can now be put to rest since it appears that a Punisher Netflix series has been officially greenlit. The series will star Jon Bernthal, reprising his role as Frank Castle The Punisher. Steve Lightfoot (Hannibal) will serve as the as the showrunner, writer, and executive…

Read More
1 2 3 4 5 6