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Movie Review: Deadpool 2
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Deadpool 2 review

Deadpool 2
Directed by David Leitch
Written by Rhett Reese, Paul Wernick, Ryan Reynolds
Starring Ryan Reynolds, Josh Brolin, Zazie Beetz, Brianna Hildebrand, Morena Baccarin, Leslie Uggams, Julian Dennison, Karan Soni, Stefan Kapicic, T.J. Miller
20th Century Fox
Rated R | 119 Minutes
Release Date: May 18, 2018

A review of Deadpool 2 is an exercise in futility. You already know if you’re going to like it or not, the only real question is “how much?” You know you’ll laugh, again though, “how much?” I don’t want to spoil any of the jokes, quotes, or guest appearances, so what exactly do I write in this review??? I’ll try to answer the above mentioned questions in the most Deadpool way I can: staring at camera, winking… “A f*ck lot” and “Laughed till I peed blood.” Ok… maximum effort!

Deadpool 2 once again stars Ryan Reynolds as Wade Wilson, the 4th wall-breaking, merc with the mouth who spends his days tracking and brutally slaying an international array of baddies and cracking jokes on Hugh Jackman, Ryan Reynolds’ filmography, and really all superhero movie conventions. This time, however, after an early dose of reality, Wade realizes he may in fact have to accept certain conventions, amongst these, a team-up with the X-Men.

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Deadpool Creator Says Ryan Reynolds IS Deadpool, Cable Coming Soon
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Cable and Deadpool

Rob Liefeld is apparently letting the cat out of the bag when it comes to the development on the Deadpool movie.

The creator of Deadpool was at Comikaze in L.A. this weekend, and at one point during his Q and A session he seemingly confirmed that Fox is indeed using Ryan Reynolds for the role of the “Merc with a Mouth,” and that the movie featuring the popular Marvel character is only happening because of Reynolds in the first place.

See what he had to say and watch a video from Comikaze below.

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Comic Review: Youngblood #75
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Youngblood #75Youngblood #75
Story by Jim McLaughlin
Art by Jon Malin
Colors by Ross Hughes
Letters by Rus Wooton
Script Assistance by Manolis Vamvounis
Covers by Rob Liefeld & Mike Capprotti, Rob Liefeld & Todd McFarlane, Rob Liefeld, Ryan Ottley and George Perez
Image Comics
Release Date: January 2, 2013
Cover Price: $4.99

Say what you will about its creator, but Youngblood #75 is just balls out FUN! This is totally a 90’s comic set in modern times, and that’s exactly what it should be. Looking for fun? You found it!

Jim McLaughlin puts out another great issue of this classic Image series. I can’t tell you enough how much PURE fun this book is! It’s got all the hallmarks of the Youngblood series that we grew up with, only better. There’s TONS of action, snappy dialogue, great superhero stuff, and a little touch of modern day situations. Besides the main story, McLaughlin sneaks in a couple of really interesting subplots that are going to be pretty fantastic when they come to fruition.

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Comic Review: Youngblood #74
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Youngblood #74Youngblood #74
Written by John McLaughlin
Art by Jon Malin
Colors by Ross Hughes
Letters by Russ Wooton
Cover by Rob Liefeld & Ross Hughes
Image Comics
Release Date: September 19, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Youngblood #74 is a little lite compared to the past few issues of the rebooted series. But, it still manages to maintain in a fun, nostalgic way. All your favorites are here and they’re fighting a bunch of kick butt bad guys. What more could you want?

I’m not sure if it’s John McLaughlin‘s writing that hooks me or just the overall experience of reading this book. Yes, there’s a definite nostalgia factor when reading this book, but there’s nothing wrong with that. Plus, add to the fact that it’s been updated for current times and trends and you have one solid comic. I have to be honest, I don’t care for the other Liefeld reboots. I’m glad that they stuck with the “normal” superhero formula for this one. It’s what works and, in my opinion, what the title should be. You can change whatever you want to about the other books, Youngblood is best when it’s just straight-up superhero team vs. super villain battles. And, there’s a great deal of intrigue and mystery withing the book itself, so we ALL win! At its core this book is what it should be. A superhero team book. And it excels at that.

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Comic Review: Youngblood #73
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Youngblood #72Youngblood #73
Written by John McLaughlin
Art by John Malin
Colors by Ross Hughes
Letters by Russ Wooton
Editors Eric Stephenson
Cover by Rob Liefeld & Ross Hughes
Image Comics
Release Date: August 22, 2012
Cover Price: $3.99

Youngblood #73 reminds you why you loved Image Comics in the 90s. I have to admit, when I was about 20 years old or so, I was REALLY into Image Comics, like everyone was, for a few years they were fun. Then, the company (and its creators) really went into a different direction. Now, it seems they’ve balanced out their brand with books like this, Supreme, Bloodstrike, and things that you normally wouldn’t associate as “Image books” like Saga, Thief of Thieves, Revival, etc. But, it’s very nice that you can pick up a book off the stands and immediately say THIS is an Image Comic!”

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Comic Review: Youngblood #71
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Youngblood 71Youngblood #71
Written by John McLaughlin
Art by John Malin & Rob Liefeld
Colors by Ross Hughes & Matt Yackey
Letters by Russ Wooton
Edits by Eric Stephenson
Covers by Rob Liefeld & Matt Yackey, Ryan Ottley & Jordie Bellaire, and Chris Giarrusso
Image Comics
Release Date: May 23, 2012
Cover Price: $2.99

Astonishingly, Youngblood #71 is something that falls into the “things I didn’t know I wanted or needed category,” like Rocky Balboa — who knew we needed an official ending to the Rocky story? Not me, but it sure was awesome. Also, the film Rambo. The last scene where John Rambo walks down the driveway to his family’s farm was, again, an ending that I didn’t know I needed. But again, I was surprised and satisfied that I got it. Truth by told, I stopped paying attention to Youngblood about a couple years after it started coming out, so why then was I excited for this issue? Some would say nostalgia (who, me?), but most of all, it’s because I have been impressed by the other Image titles that have came back for the 20th anniversary that have been fantastic! And out of all those titles, Youngblood was the only one that I cared about originally.

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Rob Liefeld Makes His Way To Three Ongoing DC Comics
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Deathstroke HeaderDC Comics announced on Friday that the extreme artist Rob Liefeld will be joining the creative teams of three ongoing DC book on their ninth issues, which are coming in May.

The creative team shake up comes in the wake of DC’s announcement of six ongoing series being canceled, one of which, Hawk and Dove, was Liefeld’s only current presence in the new DC universe. Those comics that will be affected by the creative team shift will be none other than Deathstroke, The Savage Hawkman and Grifter.

You can check out a full image of Deathstroke by Liefeld below.

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Image Releases Extreme Preview Book For Free
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EXTREME

Image Comics announced a free preview book that showcases their Extreme line of comic books that are slated to appear in 2012.

For those of you that are unaware, Image Comics and Rob Liefeld have re-teamed to bring their Extreme Publication imprint back from the comic book world’s graveyard. This resurrection will bring back the 90s powerhouse titles from the publisher including Brandon Graham and Simon Roy on Prophet, Joe Keatinge and Ross Campbell on Glory, Tim Seeley and Francheco Gaston on Bloodstrike, John McGlaughlin, Jon Malin and Robert Liefeld on Youngbloods, while Erik Larsen and Cory Hamscher will be teaming up to finish off Alan Moore’s story on Surpeme. And this rebirth will take place starting in January 2012 with Prophet #21. But, you can check out a preview book to see what they have in store for the titles for no money!

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