Stargirl 107 - Shiv Part One
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Posted by RJ Carter
Week after week, STARGIRL continues to impress, and after seven episodes I realize that I've never expressed just how much the overall soundtrack of the series contributes to its appeal. The music is just as much of the show's Americana as are the classic automobiles and clean-cut teenagers. In... + continue reading
Bombshell July 2020 BoosterGoldNY
Wednesday, July 1, 2020
Posted by Critical Blast Staff
Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up-and-coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills and spirit, but also how they use that ability in service to others. Through this, we've not only met... + continue reading
Shazam - Magic and Monsters
Friday, June 26, 2020
Posted by RJ Carter
We saw this hinted at in the last LEGO BATMAN animated movie, FAMILY MATTERS. It was more than just an Easter Egg when Batman received assistance from a young boy named Billy Batson, as was revealed in the movie's after-credits scene that showed Billy boarding a mysterious subway car that whisked... + continue reading
Green Lantern 80th Anniversary
Friday, June 26, 2020
Posted by RJ Carter
The GREEN LANTERN 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTULAR is yet another prestige-bound release this month celebrating eight decades of a DC Comics brand. But whereas the anniversary issues for Catwoman and Joker focused on a single character, with stories viewed through the lens of some of the... + continue reading
Stargirl Episode 106, The Justice Society
Thursday, June 25, 2020
Posted by RJ Carter
The team comes together in the latest episode of STARGIRL, aptly titled "The Justice Society." After having successfully recruited Yolanda (Yvette Monreal), Beth (Anjelika Washington), and Rick (Cameron Gellman) as the new Wildcat, Doctor Mid-Nite, and Hourman, Courtney (Brec Bassinger) is busted... + continue reading
Stargirl 107 - Shiv Part One
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Shazam - Magic and Monsters
Green Lantern 80th Anniversary
Stargirl Episode 106, The Justice Society

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Stargirl 107 - Shiv Part One
Wednesday, 01/07/20
Week after week, STARGIRL continues to impress, and after seven episodes I realize that I've never expressed just how much the overall soundtrack of the series contributes to its appeal. The music is just as much of the show's Americana as are the classic automobiles and clean-cut teenagers. In this episode, two more characters make themselves... + continue reading
Bombshell July 2020 BoosterGoldNY
Wednesday, 01/07/20
Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up-and-coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills and spirit, but also how they use that ability in service to others. Through this, we've not only met some talented cosplayers, but also some fine... + continue reading

Movies

The Hunt Blu-ray
Friday, 12/06/20
When THE HUNT was first publicized, it was received with a tremendous amount of online criticism. The elevator pitch was that it was going to be a riff on "The Most Dangerous Game" except that those... + continue reading

Television

Stargirl 107 - Shiv Part One
Wednesday, 01/07/20
Week after week, STARGIRL continues to impress, and after seven episodes I realize that I've never expressed just how much the overall soundtrack of the series contributes to its appeal. The music is... + continue reading

Music

Toto Forty Tours Around the Sun
Thursday, 21/11/19
Toto has long been one of those bands that I could just put an album on (yes I said album) and listen to it from start to finish. Their music always sounded polished and complete, meaning they never... + continue reading

Books

Launch Party for The Devil You Know
Monday, 15/06/20
Critical Blast Publishing will be releasing their newest anthology, THE DEVIL YOU KNOW on July 1, 2020. The speculative fiction collection -- featuring the works of Jared Baker, Erica Ciko... + continue reading

Comics

Green Lantern 80th Anniversary
Friday, 26/06/20
The GREEN LANTERN 80TH ANNIVERSARY 100-PAGE SUPER SPECTULAR is yet another prestige-bound release this month celebrating eight decades of a DC Comics brand. But whereas the anniversary issues for... + continue reading

Interviews

Broadsword 20th
Monday, 18/05/20
At the auspicious rolling of the celestial odometer -- also known as the year 2000 AD -- Jim Balent, who had come to stardom through his work on DC Comics' CATWOMAN series, took a foolhardy leap into... + continue reading

Live Entertainment

Melissa Felps (let) as Princess Philoclea, Clayton Humburg as the Amazon Cleophila, and the Arcadians, singing "Our Lips Are Sealed," in New Line Theatre's HEAD OVER HEELS, 2020. Photo credit: Jill Ritter Lindberg.
Tuesday, 10/03/20
If you've never attended a New Line Theatre musical, Head Over Heels, a fun “jukebox” musical conceived and written by Avenue Q's Jeff Whitty and adapted by James Magruder, would be a... + continue reading

Home Video

Shazam - Magic and Monsters
Friday, 26/06/20
We saw this hinted at in the last LEGO BATMAN animated movie, FAMILY MATTERS. It was more than just an Easter Egg when Batman received assistance from a young boy named Billy Batson, as was revealed... + continue reading

Sports

Far Cry 3 minigame
Wednesday, 25/03/20
If you think about it, a lot of video games over the past few decades have included luck-based minigames with wagering, so the distance between video games and casino games have never really been... + continue reading

Geek Chic

Bombshell July 2020 BoosterGoldNY
Wednesday, 01/07/20
Every month the staff at Critical Blast combs the cosplay community for up-and-coming cosplayers who deserve to have a broader audience for their work, taking into account not only costuming skills... + continue reading

Culture

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Wednesday, 24/06/20
It was a year of turmoil for comics professionals. Livelihoods were on the lines as those who worked in the industry began to see their peers picked off right and left, as the field of comics was... + continue reading

Trailers

Thursday, 19/07/18
During San Diego Comic Con, there was a panel to celebrate the 10th anniversary of STAR WARS: CLONE WARS.  The panel ended with one hell of a surprise: 4 years after being cancelled, CLONE WARS... + continue reading

Gaming

The Player
Wednesday, 27/05/20
There have been a lot of movies and television series that revolve around gambling. In most cases, these series lack an interesting storyline, and that makes them boring over time. There is a... + continue reading

Toys

Shazam - Magic and Monsters
Friday, 26/06/20
We saw this hinted at in the last LEGO BATMAN animated movie, FAMILY MATTERS. It was more than just an Easter Egg when Batman received assistance from a young boy named Billy Batson, as was revealed... + continue reading

Contests

Wednesday, 10/06/20
This newly remastered Blu-ray from a 4K film transfer supervised by director Howard Deutch, PRETTY IN PINK looks prettier than ever. And it's now up for grabs in the latest Critical Blast giveaway... + continue reading