Mel’s Muses: All-New X-Factor #6, Batman Eternal #1 & #2 and Superior Spider-Man #31

Nice to be back with a whole bunch of cool titles just waiting for me to pick up. With sooooo many to choose from each week, I figured I’ll just share my short musings on titles that have either just started their runs or wrapped up a storyline recently. As usual, there be spoilers ahead!

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All-New X-Factor #6. Now this is how you assemble a super team! The first time he worked on this title X-Factor was a government team, the second time they were private investigators, now writer Peter David has the third incarnation working for a mega high-tech corporation. I know we have all seen super-hero teams where no one gets along but we are talking Peter David here, one of the best writers in the biz and these first six issues were simply filled with his trademark snappy dialogue and great character interactions. Carmine Di Giandomenico’s art gives a new fresh look that I really like. You got beautiful backgrounds and the characters all have a distinctive polished look about them.


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X-Men: Days Of Future Past cast coming to Singapore

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Yes, you read that right – Marvel’s merry mutants will be headed to Singapore for the official Southeast Asia premiere on May 14. And you will get a chance to attend the premiere, as long as you’re from Hong Kong, Malaysia, Thailand, Indonesia – and yes, Singapore.

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Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Uprising #ItsAllConnected

Even with all the delays in the Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. scheduling in the US, Fox (Starhub Channel 505 in Singapore) is still trailing the US by four episodes. It’s therefore ironic that Captain America: The Winter Soldier was released in Singapore a week before it opened in the US, because, as our review of the movie mentioned, #ItsAllConnected.

For over a month now, since Oscar night on 2nd March, the show has been promoted on ABC with the new tagline “Uprising”, the hashtag #ItsAllConnected, and a blink-and-you-miss-it teaser blending the show’s logo and the movie’s logo. Below the cut, we’ll explain exactly how the movie and the show are linked, especially after tonight’s episode on ABC, “Turn, Turn, Turn”.

 

SPOILERS FOR BOTH THE MOVIE AND THE LATEST EPISODE (IN THE US) BELOW.


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Orphan Black to hit screens here tonight

It’s a really, really good time to be a genre TV fan – from fantasy to science-fiction there’s a lot to choose from, something which might not have happened if the twin implosions of Fast Forward and The Event (and V, for that matter) had given producers cold feet. So instead of announcing another series about cops or lawyers, now we have another critically lauded show hitting our shores: Orphan Black. Slight spoilers ahead – so if you want to go in tabula rasa, my suggestion is to watch the first episode tonight to see if you like it! I did.

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Game Of Thrones season 4 premiere review

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It’s mere hours away from season 4 US premiere of Game of Thrones – and a week to our local release – but HBO Asia had a treat for fans of the show and some members of the media: A special screening of the first episode, uncut. Still, after a rather sterling season 3 – can season 4 top it?
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