G.I. Joe: First Strike #1 [Review]

  Today, IDW begins its Hasbro line-wide crossover event First Strike, a spiritual sequel to last year’s Revolution series that brought each of the toy company’s intellectual properties into planetary alignment. It’s the second stage of the publisher’s trilogy of experimental blockbuster comics designed to appeal Read More …

Too Much Wrestling: Okada vs. Suzuki, Lio Rush vs. Tables

The world of professional wrestling is so vast and fast-moving that it’s damn near impossible to keep up. Luckily, your pals at Deadshirt are here to keep an eye on squared circles everywhere, from modest bingo halls to packed football stadiums, and bring you the Read More …

Deadshirt is Reading: Mister Miracle, Redlands, and more!

Deadshirt is Reading… is a weekly feature in which Deadshirt’s staff, contributing writers, and friends-of-the-site offer their thoughts on Big Two cape titles, creator-owned books, webcomics and more. Andrew Niemann is reading… WWE SummerSlam 2017 Special #1 “I Wined and Dined with Kings and Queens” Written Read More …

Yo, Adrian!: Rocky (1976)

For the month of January, the contenders of Deadshirt are looking at the high highs (and low lows) of Sylvester Stallone’s Rocky franchise. For each installment, Deadshirt film editor Max Robinson sits ringside with another Deadshirt staffer to discuss the film. Up first: Dominic Griffin Read More …

Infinite Diversity: Gazing “Far Beyond the Stars” (As They Gaze Back)

Star Trek is an enormous and complex cultural entity whose impact on politics, technology, and storytelling are undeniable. For half a century, it has appealed to a vast and varied audience, and it means something a little different to each viewer. In this season of Read More …

Deadshirt’s Top Ten Films of 2016

Here we are, in the last week of a year that cost us Prince, David Bowie and (man, seriously?) Carrie Fisher. The year that left us with a racist sexual predator as the presumptive President of the United States and reinvigorated the worst tendencies of Read More …

Rogue One – A Deadshirt Roundtable

Rogue One, the first of a series of Star Wars “anthology” movies adjacent to the trilogy films, arrived in theatres last week. Here’s what the scrappy rebels at Deadshirt thought. Spoilers ahead. Rogue One’s an unusual beast in that, after three despised prequels, it’s the Read More …

Buddy Cops: 48 Hrs. (1982)

Each week in November, the Deadshirt crew is partnering up for a look at cinema’s defining Buddy Cop movies. Up first: Dominic Griffin and Max Robinson tackle the racially charged sleaze thriller 48 Hrs. 48 Hrs. (1982) Directed by Walter Hill Starring Nick Nolte and Read More …

The Monster Squad Balances Childish Fun and Grown-Up Pathos

Sometimes, the most enduring movies are the ones with the simplest premises, and it doesn’t get simpler than The Monster Squad. “Clever children fight the Universal monsters” is about as good as it gets and it’s a waste of time to argue otherwise. Working from a Read More …

The High Speech: The Waste Lands

In anticipation of Nikolaj Arcel’s upcoming screen adaptation of Stephen King’s The Dark Tower series (starring Idris Elba and Matthew McConaughey), the Deadshirt ka-tet of Max Robinson, Dom Griffin and David Uzumeri are taking a trip through the unique and sprawling fantasy/western novel series that inspired it. Max: We’re chugging right along Read More …