CON REPORT: Wizard World Raleigh 2015

B&B veteran Galen Garner was able to make it out to Wizard World Raleigh this year and has filmed an exclusive report from the floor of the Convention!  See a bit of the Con, awesome cosplay, and some surprise exclusive interviews with some very special Con guests: Continue reading

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FILM REVIEW: The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies

(New Line Cinema, 2014)

Finally… After three long and tidious years, the trilogy of Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) comes to a close with excitement, adventure, and successful completeness. I, as many, have been a Tolkien fan for most of my life. I can clearly remember as a middle schooler longing for the chance to see the Lord of the rings on the big screen. After tonight’s viewing of The Hobbit: The Battle of the Five Armies, I can proudly state that Peter Jackson successfully etched The Hobbit into cinematic history. Continue reading

Review: Harley Quinn – Holiday Special #1

(DC Comics, 2015)

Art by: John TimmsDarwyn Cooke
Cover by: Amanda Conner
Variant cover by: Amanda Conner
Written by: Jimmy PalmiottiAmanda Conner

It’s Christmas time! And, it’s time for all of the holiday themed TV shows, movies, and comic books. Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti have put together a wonderful issue of Harley Quinn as she explores the wonders of Christmas in three short stories. Remember the old Looney Tune cartoons that were broken into two or three eight minute episodes? This is the format that Harley’s Holiday Special is formatted. It is an absolutely, wonderful read and one that is filled with the right amount of jeer, cheer, and destruction.

Conner brings a very interesting twist to Harley Quinn that allows her to maintain her psychotic, pyrotechnic lifestyle, yet somehow come across as a comic book character that you almost want your child to read. The artwork by John Timms and Darwyn Cooke in this Holiday Special features both colorful and exciting. The toon-ish feel holds to the rest of the Harley Quinn New 52 stories that makes this issue a true joy to read.
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Bag & Bored Interview Exclusives

This past month, the Bag & Bored staff had the wonderful opportunity at the Wizard World Comic-Con in Richmond to chat with a couple of premiere individuals in the world of comics and entertainment. The beauty of the press is the chance to by-pass the lines of people to get up close and personal with these great individuals. We had the chance to speak with Neal Adams, Ming Chen and Mike Zapcic from AMC’s The Comic Book Men, and Michael Rooker (Guardians of the Galaxy, The Walking Dead). Check out these exclusive interviews below! Continue reading

FILM REVIEW: ‘Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles’ (2014)

As a child of the 80s, the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles were a major fixture in my life. I can vividly remember every Ninja Turtle comic book, toy, lunch box, and even the little sandwich stamp that my Mom would use on my peanut butter and jelly. The idea of a Ninja Turtle movie after almost twenty years of cinema silence has kept me motivated that great things do come around more than once. Continue reading

FILM REVIEW: ‘Godzilla’

Fear and fascination with a hint of 50s flare. That is the best one sentence description that I could think of for the new Godzilla movie from Director, Gareth Edwards. If you are looking for a suspenseful, visually spectacular summer flick, look no further than the King of the Monsters. The great lizard king is once again the King of the Cinemas. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘The Walking Dead’ #125

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written by Robert Kirkman
Pencil and Cover by Charlie Adlard
Inking by Stefano Gaudiano
Gray Tones by Cliff Rathburn
Lettering by Rus Wooton
Cover Colors by Dave Stewart

The Walking Dead #125: All Out War (Chapter 11 of 12)

Please Robert Kirkman! End this prolonged madness that you have incited on the zombie-filled world. Have you ever actually read your Letter Hacks? Don’t you know that people are the source of your income? Why do you continue to draw out this never ending saga of – who has the bigger stick? Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘All-New Doop’ #1

(Marvel Comics, 2014)

Written by Peter Milligan
Art by David Lafuente
Color Art by Laura Allred
Lettering by Clayton Cowles
Cover Art by Michael & Laura Allred
Variant Cover Art by Adi Granov

Throughout the midst of the entire Marvel Universe, there are some very peculiar characters that only surface every so often. One of those is none other than Doop. He is nothing more than a fun, little green floating orb that struggles with communicating and is best friends with Wolverine. The world should love Doop, but he is often misunderstood and unappreciated. Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Deadly Class’ #2

(Image Comics, 2014)

Written by Rick Remender
Artwork by Wes Craig
Color Artwork by Lee Loughridge
Lettering by Rus Wooton

Deadly Class has the potential to be the greatest new comic book in the line up of all Image Comics. Issue #1 of this series was a breath of fresh air filled with excitement and intrigue that reached out to my childhood of the 80s and 90s. Unfortunately for Rick Remender Continue reading

REVIEW: ‘Harley Quinn’ #3

(DC Comics, 2014)

Written by Amanda Conner & Jimmy Palmiotti
Artwork by Chad Hardin
Color Artwork by Alex Sinclair
Lettering by John J. Hill

Happy Valentines Day from Harley Quinn! This new issues is filled with utter brilliance and delivers a boisterous laughable side to the dumbest holiday of the year. Even those of us with significant others will surely laugh at Harley Quinn as she fumbles her way through a V-Day without her Mr. J. Continue reading

FILM REVIEW: ‘RoboCop’

(MGM/Columbia Pictures, 2014)

RoboCop provides a scary, yet almost unavoidable reality of where our world may be headed. Drones, robots, and citizen-scanning machines infest the world of 2028 in this new re-boot of the famous 1987 flick. Director José Padilha and staff provide great visuals as to what a future might look like if the world keeps rolling at the pace that it is. Continue reading