Articles written by Darren Burr

Feeling The T.H.U.N.D.E.R.

Last seen in the old, er, New, erm, old DC Universe in the build up to the Final Crisis, and much like the Crusaders, the T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents graft into DC didn't really take, if indeed they were even in the DCU. So like many licenses lying around, IDW has taken the baton and ran with it.

An Infinity Of Questions

We now have the strongest team of Avengers aligned together that we have ever seen. Not even the nearly forty-strong team that faced the threat of Michael/Korvac possessed such power. Thor, Hyperion, a Star Brand. Captain Universe. Not to mention all of our stalwart heroes who have been there forever. All major players in Infinity.

Serusis – Big Dog Ink Aims High

Now we pride ourselves at ForeverGeek at hunting out and highlighting the more obscure but nevertheless enjoyable aspects of all things Geek. The main qualifier has to be fun, fun, fun, and Big Dogs Ink’s latest foray matches the bill. I have made no secret of my love of Critter (and all of the associated […]

A First-Timer’s Impression Of San Diego Comic Con

Now that the San Diego Comic Con is over and the dust has settled, the internet is abound with autopsies into the event. There was NO massive comics news announced, which puts the truth to my previous musings as to just what the major companies could possibly have left to announce regarding their future plans. […]

Course Of The Force (SDCC)

You don’t have to get into the Convention Centre to enjoy the atmosphere of the San Diego Comic Con 2013, as SDCC related events are spring up all around the Gaslamp area. The Course Of The Force officially ended yesterday, but can be revisited at the Chuck Jones Gallery, who are hosting a series of […]

Preparing for SDCC

Wandering around the streets of San Diego, you can already see the signs of the approaching San Diego Comic Con, the biggest event of the convention calendar. Threatening every year to outgrow the San Diego Convention Centre, SDCC is the Mecca for geeks of every stripe. Attempting to obtain a ticket is almost equivalent to […]

Avengers A.I. Absolutely Inspiring

Well, if the Age of Ultron was the price I had to pay to wait for Avengers A.I., then you can colour me more than satisfied. Not since the pages of West Coast Avengers have we had the opportunity to pick apart Henry Pym, in a fashion that does not leave him being a total […]

Upping The Game, Infinity and Beyond!

Now that the Age of Ultron has finished and Infinity is on the horizon, the blogs are replete with suggestions as to what mash-ups or guest-stars we may see in the upcoming months. Galactus abroad in the Ultimate Universe. The return of Peter Porker, Marvel Apes or Duckworld. Angela gate-crashing the Marvel Universe, as second […]

Angela Heralds Infinity As Age Of Ultron Closes

So now we have seen the big reveal that was unfortunately leaked, and despite the excitement we may have all felt at seeing that image, we know little more now than we did once the news was released. Angela is now in the Marvel universe as a prelude to the timestream having broken as Age of Ultron concludes.

Comics Sales Reveal Tales Of Their Death Have Been Greatly Exaggerated

Newsarama have posted a wonderful dissection of Comichron’s report of comics sales figures for May 2013, and highlighted how comics sales in issues are up a whole 22% on a decade ago, and double the dollar value for the same period, way out-stripping the rate of inflation! Recession? What recession?

Solid Foundations

A 'revolutionary' announcement, as it reveals DC catching up with technology and style that Marvel has already used and pioneered by many indie creators.

King Of Monsters

Godzilla has developed its own internal narrative over the decades, one as relevant today as when it first appeared.

Chance To Play With The Big Boys? Fanfiction Is Growing Up!

Amazon has announced the release of Kindle Worlds, where it will be possible to publish fanfiction based upon the licences that you so passionately care about, and earn a rather healthy percentage in royalties. A pretty lame selection to start with, but the door is open.

Untapped Potential

Now we all love a good inter-company crossover. Over the years, Superman and Batman have met characters as diverse as the Predator to Bugs Bunny; Superman has met the Thundercats (and going back in time a few decades, He-Man and the Masters Of The Universe), while the Avengers, well......

Looking For That New Buzz

So, according to the interviews, DC's upcoming Trinity War starts with the death of one of the heroes. So, we've never seen that before.

Half The Fun Is Speculation

Maybe I have been led astray by multiple writers that have wondered if there is a direction that Marvel is currently heading in, what with all the various cross-reality stories that are raising their heads in the Marvel Universe. We have worlds crashing together within the New Avengers by the esteemed Jonathan Hickman. The walls […]

How Much Is Too Much?

Time travel is a much loved trope of all science fiction and fantasy, yet it can frequently suffer the criticism of becoming a Deus Ex Machina.