New Blu-ray Tuesday 10/16/18

Happy Tuesday, everybody. This week’s pick is a tiny Marvel movie — tiny get it — Ant-Man…

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Weekly Comics Pull; 9-12

Zombie stories often explore the theme of economic inequality, and the human cost of might makes right. Kirkman’s story has been dropping hints of the seething unrest beneath the veneer of civility in the Commonwealth. The arc feels both timely and timeless, and many Charlie Adlard’s illustrations look like the front pages of newspapers the world over. Kirkman has inserted Michonne directly into a discussion of exactly how high a human cost society comes with, especially one that clings to the active disenfranchisement of people. Michonne (without her sword) is forced to defend her new way of life by defending a gang of murderous police enforcers. The event is the match that lights the fire Kirkman has been building for the last few issues, just in time for Rick Grimes and Governor Milton to arrive back from their diplomatic mission of goodwill to a world in flames.

Weekly Comics Pull; 8-22

The Star Wars side of Marvel has been steadily dropping breadcrumbs for the last several months for some major revelations. It started small, then worked up to the before and after of the rebellion of Mon Cala, and now seems poised for some of the biggest revelations about the Star Wars saga outside of the films. Vader has previously been implicated as the flashpoint for the events of Rogue One, and thus, the destruction of the Death Star. Between that and developments in Doctor Aphra, his intransigence seems to be a constant. Charles Soule’s brewing something strong, and the 20th issue is a potent taste of Vader truly becoming the menacing ebony death machine fans were treated to in Rogue One.