Latest Articles for Author: Martin Ramirez

October’s comic block conjures strange, dark, and zombies  

October’s Comic Block Conjures Strange, Dark, and Zombies  

In what will be my last review of Comic Block’s monthly subscription, this particular box is reminiscent of the spookiest season of the year while preparing the subscriber for a certain strange debut in November. It’s a box which celebrates our favorite dark themed and alternative storylines. Fellow geeks, behold the contents from the latest…

Comic block september issue: cage, claws, and dc comics

Comic Block September Issue: Cage, Claws, and DC Comics

September’s edition of Comic Block brings to your doorstep some items hot off the heels of this month’s debuts. From the hard-hitting adventures of Luke Cage on Netflix to the 2nd season premiere of Supergirl, Comic Block’s monthly box keeps riding the wave of current pop culture events. Keep the Streets Clean with this ‘Luke…

Monthly subscription from comic block: nerd block’s cool cousin

Monthly Subscription From Comic Block: Nerd Block’s Cool Cousin

Subscription boxes are a thing these days. For a monthly fee, there’s an excitement reminiscent of waking up on a Christmas morning to see what those curated boxes behold. With many popular ones like the Bespoke Box of Awesome for the modern gentleman or the economical Dollar Shave Club, there are many options to live…

Pros and cons: taking san diego comic con for the first time

Pros and Cons: Taking San Diego Comic Con for the First Time

Fellow geek brethren, another San Diego Comic Con has passed. San Diegans have returned to their easier commute through the downtown/Gaslamp area. Small reminders of the event tumble across the streets as Power Puff Girl balloons and crowd control barriers come down. And alas, instead of catching the coverage from IMDb specials, I was there this…

Will ‘ant man’ succumb to superhero fatigue?

Will ‘Ant Man’ Succumb to Superhero Fatigue?

We’re only halfway through the summer movie season and we’ve already been treated to a screen full of superheroes with more coming in faster than a speeding bullet. With each blockbusting success, the masses flood theatre seats and eagerly fork over their hard earned money for the sake of entertainment. This Friday, Marvel debuts Ant…

Pow! Top superhero fights in film

Pow! Top Superhero Fights in Film

Some will argue that the action genre is a fading art with every studio milking the comic book cash cow. Back in your mother’s day, one liner action gurus, like Stallone and Norris, brought sweaty chest hair to justice on the big screen year round. A great action movie these days, much to Jason Statham’s…

‘avengers: age of ultron’ movie review

‘Avengers: Age of Ultron’ Movie Review

I was hesitant to write an Avengers: Age of Ultron movie review last week when it debuted here in the states. Initially, the first commentary to hit the web is usually extreme criticism or extreme acclaim. I saw it opening night and then waited a week to let it soak. I read some of the reviews on…

What the russo brothers can do for ‘avengers: infinity war’

What the Russo Brothers Can Do for ‘Avengers: Infinity War’

When it was set in infinity stone that Marvel chose the Russo brothers to take charge of the final chapters of the Avengers trilogy, the internet was a bit divided. Of course no one wants to see the fan favorite and Marvel’s own golden boy Joss Whedon go, but choices had to be made once…

4 characters that can improve the marvel cinematic universe diversity

4 Characters That Can Improve the Marvel Cinematic Universe Diversity

Let’s take a jump aboard the controversial band wagon today. In recent months we’ve seen dramatic movements in terms of portraying diversity among our heroic and villainous ranks. Thor’s a woman, Captain America’s black. The Mandarin resembled an American Jihadist and Aquaman is now…Hawaiian (I think). Now I’m game as long as the content, or…

It’s marvel versus manny and mayweather this may!

It’s Marvel Versus Manny And Mayweather This May!

With much thanks to American Sniper and the female driven erotica 50 Shades of Grey, 2015 is already off to a great year in terms of cinema sales. What was already anticipated to be a heavy blockbuster year with many returning franchise contenders like Jurassic World and Star Wars poised for overdue redemption, it seemed that…

Super bowl set to bring civil war early for marvel

Super Bowl Set To Bring Civil War Early For Marvel

With every summer full of superheroes it’s common now in this day to see our favorite costumed vigilantes at work. What used to be a fan’s dream is now a studios’ race to produce more of our nostalgic childhood. Now as more famous names attach themselves to each super powered blockbuster it’s kind of disappointing…

Robert downey jr. Set to bring civil war in captain america 3

Robert Downey Jr. Set To Bring Civil War In Captain America 3

While we may all rest in quiet anticipation for 2015, given that Avengers: Age of Ultron, Ant-Man, Star Wars Episode VII, and Mad Max (just to name a few) are slated to debut, it appears that the following year just got as exciting. Reports confirm that Robert Downey Jr.’s Iron Man is on the cusp…

Three actors from marvel’s bench that need to be replayed

Three Actors From Marvel’s Bench That Need To Be Replayed

Among Marvel’s ongoing harshest criticisms, which are just a few petty issues considering their repetitive successes, involves their lack of noteworthy villains (Loki and Winter Soldier aside). While not every film can’t have a Heath Ledger Joker, most of Marvel’s villains are as disposable and hollow as paper cups. We’ve all seen them make a…

Robert downey jr. Says yes to iron man 4

Robert Downey Jr. Says Yes To Iron Man 4

Wait in limbo no more and rest your weary hearts for Robert Downey Jr. has confirmed Iron Man 4. Even though Downey gave grave notions earlier that the Iron Man franchise ended with the socially divided yet widely lucrative threequel, all seemed fine as Marvel promoted Captain America as their front runner and Guardians of…

Which marvel film was the best of 2014?

Which Marvel Film Was The Best Of 2014?

Well, the superhero haul for the year is officially over and while DC was MIA on the silver screen (but currently shoving Marvel on the TV playground), Marvel and their long lost properties from other studios saw great success this year with four new additions: Captain America: The Winter Soldier, The Amazing Spiderman 2, X-Men:…