VENOM’S VIDEO GAME FIRSTS

Venom had the (dis)honor of having his big screen debut in the well-meaning, but very flawed Spider-Man 3 in 2007. Now, eleven years later, the Spider-Man villain turned anti-hero is set to headline his own movie starring Tom Hardy as Eddie Brock and the toothy title character, arriving this Friday, October 5th. While this weekend will only mark Venom’s…

A CHRISTMAS TIME FUN LOOK AT TOYS BASED ON COMIC BOOK VIDEO GAMES

In previous years around the holiday season I’ve looked at comic book games with a Christmas twist such as Batman: Arkham Origins, the many games inspired by Tim Burton’s Batman Returns, and Snoopy Vs. The Red Baron. While growing up, video games were of my most coveted Christmas gifts as it was only really around that time of year when I…

HALLOWEEN CHARACTER SPOTLIGHT: MORBIUS: THE LIVING VAMPIRE

Halloween is a time of year when a lot of people, both kids and adults, dress up like monsters and comic book characters so why not shine a spotlight (but not too brightly) at a character that reflects both: Morbius: The Living Vampire. Introduced as a villain in the pages of The Amazing Spider-Man, Morbius has over…

VENOM: VIDEO GAMES FAVORITE BAD GUY

One of the great things about picking up a video game based on a comic book is that you get to inhabit the role of your favorite super hero. Whether it’s swinging around the streets of New York as Spider-Man, soaring through the air as the Man of Steel or frightening foes from the shadows…

MAXIMUM CARNAGE: THE BEST COMIC TO GAME ADAPTATION TO DATE

Comic book video games come in a variety of categories: Some use the comic solely as their source material, even calling on comic writers for story input, (The “Arkham” series,) others take inspiration from animated series (Batman: Vengeance,) and then there’s those that exist in the world of a feature film (The Amazing Spider-Man 2.)…