The Best X-Men Movie Watch Order?

Now that mutants are officially being introduced into the MCU’s Phase 4 (Dr. Strange in the Multiverse of Madness, Ms. Marvel, Wakanda Forever, etc), I figured it might be a good time to revisit Fox’s X-Men series, before it’s inevitably rebooted by Disney.

Before the Marvel Cinematic Universe began with 2008’s “Iron Man”, before Sam Raimi’s Spider-man trilogy, and following the success of 1999’s “Blade”, Bryan Singer gave us one of the most serious takes on a comic book franchise to date, with 2000’s “X-Men”!

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Every Spider-man Movie Explained

With the release of “Spider-man: No Way Home”, we figured it might be helpful to put together a guide to the Spider-man films, especially considering we’ve had three live-action takes on Peter Parker in the last 20 years! So if you’re new to the webslinger, or just need a refresher course, this is a good starting point.

THE SAM RAIMI ‘SPIDER-MAN’ TRILOGY (2002-2007)

Before Spider-man’s official introduction into the MCU (with Tom Holland as the web crawler), this is a great point to revisit the original Spider-man trilogy, directed by Sam Raimi and starring Tobey Maguire as Peter Parker!

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Comic Zombie Podcast #27: “BLACK ADAM” Review! (Spoiler Alert)

Issue 27: “BLACK ADAM” Review!

“I’m no hero…” – Black Adam

Erik and Chris got together to see the latest DC movie, “Black Adam”, and decided to record a quick impromptu episode on their initial thoughts of the film, where they think the DCEU could be heading next, how the movie compares to the JSA / Black Adam comics, Pierce Brosnan as Doctor Fate, Aldis Hodge as Hawkman, how Dwayne ‘The Rock’ Johnson fills in the iconic role of Teth-Adam himself, and of course that reveal in the post-credits scene… (Spoilers Ahead!)

Check out our blog at ComicZombie.net for more, including Erik’s recent reviews of Frank Miller’s Sin City graphic novels!

(Episode edited by Erik Slader)

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“SIN CITY: A DAME TO KILL FOR” (VOL 2) – Revisited

Click here for Vol 1: The Hard Goodbye!

“Do us both a favor and stay still long enough for me to blow your brains out.” – Ava Lord

“A DAME TO KILL FOR”

Frank Miller’s “Sin City” comics continued in 1993 with “A Dame to Kill For”, a mystery featuring a private investigator, Dwight McCarthy, who becomes ensnared in a plot involving his ex-fiancé, Ava Lord. The story takes place parallel to “The Hard Goodbye” and even includes appearances by Marv!

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“SIN CITY: THE HARD GOODBYE” (VOL 1) – Revisited

“Well, I’m gonna find that son of a bitch that killed you, and I’m gonna give him the hard goodbye. Walk down the right back alley in Sin City, and you can find anything.” – Marv

After having revisited all six volumes of Bryan Lee O’Malley’s “Scott Pilgrim” graphic novels, I decided to jump back into another one of my all time favorite ‘indie’ comic book series: Frank Miller’s “Sin City”!

Frank Miller’s Sin City

“Sin City” is a neo-noir anthology series. It’s basically Frank Miller’s ode to the works of the great pulp crime novels and detective yarns. Sin City aggressively leans into the tropes of the entire film noir genre, but it’s also wholly unique in it’s style and storytelling, thanks entirely to the incredible talent of writer/artist Frank Miller. It’s easily one of the most iconic works of Miller’s career, a career filled to the brim with some of the greatest graphic novels of the era: “300”, “The Dark Knight Returns”, and “Daredevil: Born Again” just to name a few.

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Comic Zombie Podcast #24: Daredevil and the Marvel Netflix Shows!

Issue 24: Daredevil and the Marvel Netflix Shows!

“When I was a boy…” – Wilson Fisk aka The Kingpin

Chris and Erik join forces once again to talk about the Marvel Netflix shows! (Now on Disney Plus)

Marvel Netflix Shows:

  • Daredevil
  • Jessica Jones
  • Luke Cage
  • Iron Fist
  • The Defenders
  • The Punisher 

*Note: this episode was recorded prior to the release of “Moon Knight”, “Ms. Marvel”, “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”, and “Thor: Love and Thunder”. We also had some technical difficulties and had to record the episode over two separate recording sessions, so there may be some repeated comments. 

Also On This Episode: 

  • Our belated “Hawkeye” Finale Review! 
  • Charlie Cox and Vincent D’Onofrio officially in the MCU!
  • Predictions for the upcoming “Echo” series
  • “Moon Knight”, “Ms. Marvel”, and “She-Hulk” speculation
  • Outdated rumors about “Doctor Strange in the Multiverse of Madness”
  • Will Namor be in Black Panther 2? (Spoilers: Yes)
  • A random tangent about stretchy characters…?

Be sure to listen to our last MCU episode with Zack on Phase Two!

And check out our blog at ComicZombie.net for more – including Erik’s Scott Pilgrim comic reviews!

(Episode edited by Erik Slader)

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Comic Zombie Podcast #22: Revisiting the MCU: Phase Two (w/ Zack Derby!)

Issue 22: Revisiting the MCU: Phase Two (w/ Zack Derby!)

“I’m with you, till the end of the line…” – Cap to Bucky

Chris and Erik are teaming up once again with Zack Derby – the ‘Nick Fury of podcasting’ himself: radio host extraordinaire (from Podcasters Assemble, Effin Cultured, and The Neat Cast), to revisit the Marvel Cinematic Universe – continuing with ‘Phase Two’… 

*Note: this episode was recorded prior to the release of “Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness” and “Thor: Love and Thunder”*

MCU Phase 2 Movies: 

  • Iron Man 3 (2013)
  • THOR: The Dark World (2013)
  • Captain America: The Winter Soldier (2014)
  • Guardians of the Galaxy (2014)
  • Avengers: AGE OF ULTRON (2015)
  • Ant-Man (2015)

Be sure to listen to our last MCU episode with Zack on Phase One!

And check out our blog at ComicZombie.net for more – including Erik’s “Brief” Recaps of the MCU!

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Podcasters Assemble – S8: “BATCASTERS ASSEMBLE!” (Episode List)

Season 1 covered the Marvel Cinematic Universe from Iron Man to Endgame, Season 2 reviewed the Star Wars saga, Season 003 tackled all 24 James Bond films, Season 4 was an epic countdown to Godzilla vs Kong, Season 5 reviewed the Mortal Kombat movies / games, Season 6 was all things Ghostbusters, in Season 7 we plugged into The Matrix, and for Season 8 we watched every live-action Batman movie!

  1. Podcasters Disassembled: “BATMAN: The Movie” (1966)
  2. BATMAN (1989)
  3. BATMAN RETURNS (1992)
  4. BATMAN FOREVER (1995)
  5. BATMAN & ROBIN (1997)
  6. BATMAN: Mask of the Phantasm (1992, Animated)
  7. BATMAN BEGINS (2005)
  8. THE DARK KNIGHT (2008)
  9. THE DARK KNIGHT RISES (2012)
  10. THE BATMAN (2022)

Bonus Episodes (coming soon to Patreon) :

  • Batman Video Games (4 parter)
  • Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (2016)
  • Lego Batman: The Movie (2017)
  • JOKER (2019)
  • The Best / Worst of Animated Batman Movies
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A “Brief” Recap of the MCU Timeline (Part Four)

Reblogged from ProbablyWork.com

Click here for Part 1, Part 2, and Part 3 of our MCU Breakdown!

Everything’s led to this – the Russo Brothers’ epic finale to the Infinity Saga: “Avengers: Infinity War” and “Avengers: Endgame”! This two-part storyline builds on ALL the MCU movies that came before, from Phases 1 through 3, and works best if you’ve seen all the Marvel movies leading up to it, from “Captain America: The First Avenger” and “Iron Man” to “Guardians of the Galaxy – Vol 2” and “Thor: Ragnarok”. And it all cleverly sets up where the MCU currently is in Phase 4, with all the new MCU movies and shows! (now streaming on Disney Plus)

If you somehow haven’t watched these two, be warned that there are some serious *spoilers* ahead!

The most ambitious crossover ever? Absolutely.
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Chris’ Top 15 DC Movies (So Far!)

These days there are hardly any human beings on the planet who don’t know about Marvel and their characters thanks to the insane success of the MCU. Characters that hardly anyone knew when I was growing up- Hawkeye, Moon Knight, Shang Chi, Black Widow, etc are practically household names across the globe. But what about Marvel’s ‘competition’, DC? They’ve been at this since before Marvel, and for decades had bragging rights over Marvel on both the small and big screens. What the hell happened?

It’s not like DC has been churning out crap for years and years (…actually…), and they have three of the biggest names in all of fiction, forget comic books, in Superman, Batman, and Wonder Woman. And that’s the real head scratcher here; I was going to make this a top 25 list but to be honest I could BARELY make it to 15. I know Warner Bros is a garbage studio in a lot of areas, but damn…

Maybe it’s because forever they only thought to make Superman or Batman movies, but you would think that a studio like WB that has been making movies of these characters to some degree or another since the late 1970’s would have a large, glorious back catalog of films to select from, but I would say Marvel has far, FAR more good-to-great films in their library and they’ve only been at this since 2008!! (Obviously I’m discounting third party studios leasing out the IP of Marvel characters, although between Blade, the X-Men films and the Spider-Man films there are some great ones).

The good news is that there seem to be a lot of films coming up for DC that cover a lot more of their universe besides just three characters. We’ve got Black Adam, Aquaman 2, Shazam 2, Batgirl, Blue Beetle, and… hmm. Is that it? Well, crawl before you walk, I suppose. Each of these has the potential to supplant one of the entries on today’s list; hopefully in a few years I’ll laugh at this list the way I do this one!

 

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