5 More Questions Raised By The Flash Season Premiere

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer (California)– Season 2 of The Flash started off with a bang. Literally. With Firestorm exploding in the center of the black hole and Ronnie (apparently) dying in the process, Barry and Team Flash were left reeling as the singularity collapsed above the city. As a multiverse villain appeared to…Read moreRead more

Doctor Who Review: Under The Lake

Review by Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer WARNING: SPOILERS BELOW Do you believe in ghosts? Peter Capaldi’s first attempt to answer that question only led to a disappointing conclusion (Hide). This time around, his battle with these violent apparitions takes a much more terrifying turn as The Doctor follows the old adage, if you can’t…Read moreRead more

Gotham Episode 2 Review: Knock, Knock

Review by Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer (Victor Valley)– Jerome, Jerome, Jerome. Following his escape from Arkham, Jerome and his gang of “Maniaxx” wreaked havoc on Gotham City and the Police Department in last night’s unforgettable episode of Gotham. With some smaller subplots such as Bruce Wayne’s temper tantrum and Bullock’s return to the force…Read moreRead more

Black Market TPB Review: Superheroes For Sale

Review by Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer (Victor Valley)– Following the successful release of the miniseries Black Market, Boom! Studios has collected the ground-breaking 4 issues into a trade paperback. Black Market takes a dark look at the world of superheroes and what the meaning of the word hero is. Imagine if ordinary people dressed…Read moreRead more

Doctor Who Review: Season 9, Episode 1: The Magician’s Apprentice

Review by Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Writer (Victor Valley)– The first episode of a new season is always a cause for celebration among Whovians. Having waited almost 9 months since “Last Christmas” fans were eagerly awaiting the return of The Doctor and Clara and they were not disappointed. Warning: Spoilers Below. With internet rumors, leaks,…Read moreRead more

The Beauty #2 Review: Looks to Die For

Review by Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer On the heels of the very successful launch of the first issue (it even had its own hashtag: #beautyfree) of this compelling series, the second issue continues the story and dives deeper into the mystery of the disease and its deadly consequences. The second issue focuses on Foster…Read moreRead more

Tyson Hesse’s Diesel #1 Review: The Young and the Restless

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer (Victor Valley)– Making the jump from popular web comic to the print medium, Tyson Hesse’s Diesel has come to the Boom Box imprint from Boom Studios for a 4-part, high-flying adventure. In a world where cities float among the clouds, Peacetowne has just pulled up anchor and sailed into…Read moreRead more

Faster Than Light #1 Review: First Steps

Review by Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer Publisher: Image Comics Writer: Brian Haberlin Illustrator: Brian Haberlin Colors: Geirrod Van Dyke (Victor Valley)– From the mind (and pencil) of Brian Haberlin comes Image Comic’s newest science fiction series Faster Than Light. Set in the not-too-distant future, the story begins with mankind’s discovery of faster than light…Read moreRead more

Six Burning Questions For The Flash Season 2

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Writer (Victor Valley)– The first season finale of The Flash was incredible. Not only did fans get a glimpse of the Speed Force (and Legends of Tomorrow reference), but Eobard was defeated and the episode ended on a cliffhanger in which a black hole was threatening to swallow the Earth….Read moreRead more

Six Marvel Heroes That Are Ready For Primetime

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Writer (Victorville, CA)– When it was announced that ABC was creating a series about SHIELD that was connected to the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), comic fans went wild. After Agents of SHIELD (AOS) debuted, some of the hype disappeared as the show’s loose connection to the movies focused on Coulson’s…Read moreRead more

Poseidon IX #1 Review: Beauty and the Beast

Review by Daniel Schwartz- Contributing Guest Reviewer Publisher: Image Comics Writer: Tini Howard Artist: Phillip Sevy Colors: Jeremy Colwell (Victor Valley)– The newest chapter in the story of the IXth Generation comes in the form of the one-shot featuring the “god” of the sea. In a nutshell, the IXth Generation were created in the 20th…Read moreRead more

The Tithe Volume 1 Review: Robin Hood and Friar Schmuck

Review by Daniel Schwartz- Contributing Guest Reviewer Publisher: Image Comics Co-Creator and Writer: Matt Hawkins Co-Creator and Artist: Rahsan Ekedal Colors: Bill Farmer and Mike Spicer Is it wrong to steal from a thief? Is one theft worse than another? These interesting moral dilemmas are posed and debated in The Tithe Volume 1. When a…Read moreRead more

Invisible Republic Vol 1 Review: Secrets of The Fallen Regime

Review by Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer Publisher: Image Comics Writers: Gabriel Hardman and Corinna Bechko Illustrator: Gabriel Hardman Colors: Jordan Boyd What if man could travel through the stars? Could we leave our differences and our political strife behind us, or would our humanity follow us? Invisible Republic takes a look at a colony…Read moreRead more

Arrow Season 4: What We Know and What We Don’t

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Writer (Victor Valley)– Oliver Queen, Starling City, and Team Arrow are all in for some big changes when Arrow returns to The CW in October. Season 3 ended on a high as Oliver defeated Ra’s and drove off into the sunset with his lady love, seemingly leaving his vigilante persona…Read moreRead more

Nanjing: The Burning City Review: Honor and Sacrifice

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer (Victor Valley)– In 1937, Japanese Imperial forces captured the Chinese capital city of Nanjing. The events that followed have come to be known as the Nanjing Massacre. This large-scale tragedy involves the invading army committing horrible acts against the Chinese soldiers (and civilians) that did not flee the city….Read moreRead more

Michael Avon Oeming’s Oemnibus Review: Life Is But A Dream

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Reviewer (Victor Valley)– Michael Oeming has long been a fixture at Image Comics. Having created titles such as Powers and The Mice Templar, he has earned a large and passionate fan base across the comic spectrum. Because of his amazing tenure with Image, and his loyal following, he has been…Read moreRead more

Ranking the TV Villains of The Flash: Part 2

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Writer (Victor Valley)– With numbers 18-10 having been covered in the previous article, the remaining foes of the Flash represent the worst of the worst. These are the most evil and powerful enemies that Barry Allen faced off against in the first season. Mist (Kyle Nimbus) Imagine having the ability…Read moreRead more

Ranking the TV Villains of The Flash: Part 1

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Writer The first season of The Flash was an amazing success. Taking the universe that started with Arrow and making it more fun and action-packed, Barry Allen and his STAR Labs team became the gold standard for all superheroes on TV. That being said, a hero is only as good…Read moreRead more

Apollo IX #1 Review: Futuristic Fury

Review by Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Writer Publisher: Top Cow/ Image Comics Writer: Ashley Victoria Robinson Artist: Fernando Argosino Colors: Chris Northrop The world of the IXth Generation takes place several hundred years in the future. The IXth Generation was created centuries ago and were considered to be the heirs to the Earth. After awaking…Read moreRead more

The Beauty #1 Review: Looks Are Everything

Review by Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Writer Publisher: Image Comics Writers: Jeremy Haun / Jason A. Hurley Artist: Jeremy Haun Having won Top Cow’s Pilot Season contest back in 2011, The Beauty finally comes to print for Image Comics on August 12, 2015. Imagine a world where everyone is dying to catch a sexually transmitted…Read moreRead more

Five Times Doctor Who Shocked Fans

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Writer (Victor Valley)– It seems that every television and movie show today has been plagued by trolls looking to drop spoilers onto the internet and ruin all of the surprises for fans. Doctor Who is no different. Fan speculation and leaked plot lines have ruined many otherwise shocking moments inside…Read moreRead more

Six Possible Doctor Who Characters Maisie Williams Could Be

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Writer (Victor Valley)– The trailer for the new season of Doctor Who is here. Like all of the previous Doctor Who trailers, fans are given a glimpse of the upcoming villains and heroes without giving away any plot or spoilers. A creepy rockabilly man is shown walking down a hallway,…Read moreRead more

6 Characters Marvel Needs To Show In Live Action

By Daniel Schwartz Contributing Guest Writer (Victor Valley)– It would be hard for any comic fan to deny that Marvel is the reigning superhero king of the box office and online television domain. Launching their cinematic universe in 2008 with Iron Man, the House of Ideas has used a steady mix of character building, humor,…Read moreRead more