February 2, 2018

The Angriest: January 2018 in review


What were the best comic books of 2017? It's a question that a lot of people were clearly keen to ask, since my own countdown was the most-read blog post on The Angriest in January. Other popular posts this last month include comic book reviews for 20 December (link), a review of the Star Trek: Voyager episode "Twisted" (link), and a look at the Black Mare album Death Magick Mother (link).

Over at FictionMachine, the most popular post was - not surprisingly - my top 10 list of 2017's best films (link). Also popular were reviews of Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (link) and Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (link).

All up, across The Angriest, FictionMachine and reviews on FilmInk and VCinema, January's blogging consisted of five reviews of new films, 11 reviews of older films, one full-length essay, two year's best articles, 12 TV episode reviews, one music review, and short reviews of 68 comic books. A full index of posts and reviews is included below the cut.



New films reviewed:
  • The Dark Maidens (2017, review at VCinema.)
  • Namiya (2017, review at FilmInk.)
  • 1987: When the Day Comes (2017, review at FilmInk.)
  • The Post (2017, review at FictionMachine.)
  • Three Billboards Outside Ebbing, Missouri (2017, review at FictionMachine.)
Older films reviewed (at FictionMachine unless noted):
  • Arrival (2016, review.)
  • Dirty Ho (1979, review.)
  • Don't Breathe (2016, review.)
  • The Girl on the Train (2016, review.)
  • God of War (2017, review at FilmInk.)
  • Hook (1991, review.)
  • The Purge: Election Year (2016, review.)
  • Raw (2016, review)
  • Silverado (1985, review.)
  • Tin Men (1987, review)
  • Valerian and the City of a Thousand Planets (2017, review.)
Film essays:
  • "Right here where we live: Meet Me in St Louis (1944)" (essay at FictionMachine.)
TV episodes reviewed:
  • Black Lightning, "The Resurrection" (review)
  • Doctor Who, "The Big Bang" (review)
  • Highlander: The Series, "Free Fall" (review)
  • Highlander: The Series, "Bad Day at Building A" (review)
  • Highlander: The Series, "Mountain Men" (review)
  • Highlander: The Series, "Deadly Medicine" (review)
  • Star Trek: Discovery, "Despite Yourself" (review at FilmInk.)
  • Star Trek: Discovery, "The Wolf Inside" (review at FilmInk.)
  • Star Trek: Discovery, "Vaulting Ambition" (review at FilmInk.)
  • Star Trek: Discovery, "What's Past is Prologue" (review at FilmInk.)
  • Star Trek: The Next Generation, "Bloodlines" (review)
  • Star Trek: Voyager, "Twisted" (review)
Music reviewed:
  • Black Mare, Death Magick Mother (2017, review)
Year's best articles:
  • The Best Films of 2017 (review at FictionMachine.)
  • The Best Comic Books of 2017 (review)
Comic books reviewed:
  • 20 December (Part 3) (30 Days of Night, Aquaman, Assassinistas, The Beautiful Death, Copperhead, Quantum and Woody, Star Wars: Doctor Aphra, Superman, Super-Sons.)
  • 27 December (Part 1) (Doomsday Clock, Scarlett's Strike Squad, Star Trek: Boldly Go, X-O Manowar.)
  • 27 December (Part 2) (Spider-Men II, Action Comics, Detective Comics, Hawkman Found.)
  • 27 December (Part 3) (Eternity, Back to the Future, Batgirl, Usagi Yojimbo.)
  • 3 January (Part 1) (Exit Stage Left: The Snagglepuss Chronicles, Atomic Robo, Secret Weapons, Teen Titans, Superman, Transformers vs Visionaries.)
  • 3 January (Part 2) (Batman and the Signal, Batman, Giant Days, Green Arrow, Spider-Man.)
  • 3 January (Part 3) (Scales & Scoundrels, Captain Kronos: Vampire Hunter, Extremity, Giants, Rat Queens.)
  • 10 January (Part 1) (Sleepless, Action Comics, Darth Vader, Detective Comics, Doctor Who: The 11th Doctor.)
  • 10 January (Part 2) (Atlas & Axis, Batgirl and the Birds of Prey, Deadman, The Power of the Dark Crystal.)
  • 10 January (Part 3) (Monstra Mechanica, Daredevil, Mister Miracle, Ms Marvel, Rocko's Modern Life.)
  • 10 January (Part 4) (Judas, Mech Cadet Yu, Port of Earth, She-Hulk.)
  • 17 January (Part 1) (Aquaman, Batman, Superman, Super-Sons.)
  • 17 January (Part 2) (Copperhead, Batwoman, Doctor Strange.)
  • 24 January (Part 1) (Doomsday Clock, Action Comics, Batgirl, Detective Comics, Gears of War.)

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