SUPREME #0, #32-40

Along with variant covers and swimsuit editions, a new trend in the comic-book industry that picked up in the 1990’s was “zero issues”. Publishers would release issues of certain series as #0, usually to be part of some special storyline or tell a significant story. In August 1995 Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Studios line at Image…

SUPREME in BRIGADE #17-21

Brigade began as a spin-off title of Rob Liefeld’s Youngblood, featuring new original superheroes of his. In February 1995 there was a radical revamp of the series, launching in the aftermath of Liefeld’s EXTREME SACRIFICE crossover, with issue #17. Now it would be a team made up of not just some of Liefeld’s characters, but…

SUPREME #24-31

At some point in recent issues it must have been decided that the original concept of SUPREME just wasn’t working. I’m unable to find sales charts for the month of November 1992, when SUPREME #1 came out, but I’m willing to bet that like most of the early Image titles, and particular those published by…

SUPREME #19-23

This next batch of issues that I’m reviewing continues the revolving door of creative teams. Rob Liefeld is credited with “story” on issues #20, 22–23, with Kurt Hathaway scripting #19–21, and then Gary Carlson takes over as scripter for #22-23. Artists on the ensuing issues include Marat Mychaels, Cedric Nocon, Joe Bennett, and Mark Pajarillo.…

Keith Giffen’s SUPREME

Writer/artist Keith Giffen joined Image Comics in 1993, with his creator-owned series TRENCHER, which, according to Wikipedia featured “a zombie-like anti-hero named Gideon Trencher, as he endeavors to complete his mission of exterminating souls that had been “wrongfully reincarnated”. It’s Gideon’s job to hunt down these beings, with the assistance of a voice in his…

SUPREME MADNESS

SUPREME MADNESS is a 6-part story, the first full Supreme-centric crossover, which ran from SUPREME #13-18 and firmly established Supreme within the broader Image Comics Universe at the time, as opposed to simply just Rob Liefeld’s Extreme Studios corner of Image. This arc benefited from a coherent, if simple, storyline. Rob Liefeld is credited with…

Supreme: Glory Days

Written by Rob Liefeld, Robert Napton, Karl Altsaetter Drawn by David Williams Inked by Gary Martin Published by Image Comics This two-issue miniseries debuted in October 1994 It co-stars GLORY, who is Rob Liefeld’s analog of Wonder Woman. The first issue opens in Berlin in 1945, the last days of World War II, with a…

Why Are They Making a Remake of “ROOTS”?!?

One of the biggest TV events of all time is being reimagined for new audiences. “Roots,” the epic miniseries about an African-American slave and his descendants, had a staggering audience of over 100 million viewers back in 1977. Now A&E networks are remaking the miniseries, to air in 2016. A&E, Lifetime and History (formerly the…

Tricky Dick Morris

Dick Morris is a political analyst/pundit, whose biggest claim to fame is that he helped President Bill Clinton in 1994, after the GOP retook the Congress for the first time in over 40 years, and helped President Clinton regain his relevancy and coast to an easy re-election 2 years later. That’s pretty much it. That’s…

Sherri Shepherd Ruled Legal Mother of Baby Born via Surrogate

After months of battling her ex-husband in court over financial responsibility for their baby born via surrogate last August, Sherri Shepherd is now officially listed as the mother of the 8-month-old. “It’s bittersweet,” Lamar Sally told PEOPLE outside the courtroom on Tuesday. “I’m glad it’s over, but I feel sad what it had to come…

Judging Movies By Their Trailers

I let myself get into a brief but stupid argument with someone on Facebook the other night (I need to learn to stop feeding the trolls), some folks were criticizing an upcoming movie and this fellow was claiming “You can’t judge a movie based on a trailer!” Well, I disagree. Of course you can. That’s…

Headlines

Yeah, I’m a little bit stumped on things to write about, so I’m just gonna talk about some stuff in the news recently. Horny Mom Threw Teen Daughter a Naked Twister Sex Party, AA Sponsor Says Rachel Lynn Lehnardt, 35, of Evans An Evans mother was arrested Monday accused of hosting a party with drugs…

Do you remember MILLI VANILLI?

If you do, then you’re probably kinda old. It was 26 years ago, in March 1989, when Arista Records released GIRL YOU KNOW IT’S TRUE, the debut album (at least in America, it had previously been released in Europe under the title All Or Nothing) of Milli Vanilli, a pop/rap/dance duo consisting of Rob Pilatus…

Circumcision

An interesting topic came up on a friend’s Facebook page recently, she posted this article: Circumcision’s Psychological Damage I’m circumcised. So it always seemed “normal” to me. I have not suffered any psychological damage because of it. The very idea of such a thing seems absurd. When I see uncircumcized penis’ (penii?) in porn it’s…

The Gift of LYFT

Following up on yesterday’s post UBER is SUPER! I’ll now cover Lyft, which is a similar driving service, which I have also occasionally used. Although I’d heard of Uber as far back as 2013, I’d never heard of Lyft until this past January when I was planning to start trying Uber. My brother, who had…

UBER is SUPER!

I haven’t done a product endorsement here in awhile. Well, this is more of a service than a product, I suppose, but that’s a technicality. For various reasons, I’ve been using UBER for transportation since the end of January. Twice a day, in the morning and in the evening, Monday through Friday. And I effing…

Shelley Dufresne Celebrates (on Instagram)

PREVIOUSLY: The Louisiana Teacher/Student Threesome Sex Scandal: A Plea Bargain for One… I have Google Alerts set to keep my appraised of further developments in this case. I got several links this morning, including: Teacher, accused of having threesome with student, posts gleeful pic to Instagram after avoiding jailtime Teacher pleads guilty to sex with…

TAGGED (again)

Alright, I’m trying to get back into regular blogging mode again. Time to live up to the name of this site and blog a lot. I know that up until yesterday’s first post I had not being doing much blogging at all in the past several months. And most of the blogs I have done…

Talking About Adoption

The subject of adoption came up in conversation with a friend recently. I realized that, strangely, I don’t know many people involved with adoption, either as adoptors or adoptees. My mother has a friend and former coworker who was adopted. And I know an old family friend, a former babysitter of mine, who adopted a…

The Louisiana Teacher/Student Threesome Sex Scandal: A Plea Bargain for One…

Shelley St. Pierre Dufresne October 13, 2014: FEMALE PEDOPHILES AND DOUBLE STANDARDS October 18, 2014: The Louisiana Teacher/Student Threesome Sex Scandal… April 10, 2015: Former Destrehan High School teacher Shelley Dufresne pleaded guilty to obscenity Thursday (April 9), admitting in court that she had sex with a 16-year-old student. The plea lets her and the…

Horrible Bosses 2

Written by John Francis Daley, Jonathan Goldstein, Sean Anders, John Morris Directed by Sean Anders New Line Cinema Release November 2014 I loved 2011’s HORRIBLE BOSSES. Really loved it. I bought the DVD and must have re-watched it dozens of times. Even today, when I’m flipping channels, if the movie is on TV I’ll still…

Mighty Man #1

Written by Gary Carlson and Erik Larsen Drawn and colored by Mark Englert Published by Image Comics This is a comic that I didn’t even know existed until it popped up in my “recommended for you” list on Amazon. This is character created by Erik Larsen that originally appeared in the early issues of his…

SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE vol. 3

Written by J. Michael Straczynski Art by Ardian Syaf Published by DC Comics Yes, yes I know what you’re thinking. You’re thinking: J.R. didn’t like SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE, and J.R. didn’t like SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE vol. 2 SO WHY THE *@#* DID HE EVEN BUY VOL. 3?!? Good question. I wish I had a good…

Grimm Fairy Tales #25 and #26

Written by Linda Ly and Raven Gregory Drawn by Claudio Sepulveda Colored by Nei Ruffino Published by Zenescope Today I’m reviewing two issues of this ongoing series, which features updates of classic fairy tales told in the present and frequently with an horrific twist. This is a two-part adaptation of The Little Mermaid (which is…

SHAFT #3

Written by David F. Walker Drawn by Bilquis Evely Published by Dynamite Comics PREVIOUSLY: Shaft #2 So, as per last issue, Shaft’s burgeoning romance with a woman named Arletha got interrupted by some goons who burst into her apartment with guns, looking for her ex-roomate Marisol. Shaft got forced to try to help one of…

MAMA SAID KNOCK YOU OUT by LL Cool J

Released August 1990 Def Jam Recordings After his blistering debut RADIO was released in 1985, LL Cool J followed that up with 1987’s BIGGER AND DEFFER which established him as a mainstream rap star. In 1989 he released WALKING WITH A PANTHER, a double-album. While commercially successful, and containing several hits, including the classic GOING…

Star Trek/Planet Of The Apes #2

Written by Scott Tipton & David Tipton Drawn by Rachael Stott Published by IDW Publishing with Boom! Studios PREVIOUSLY: Star Trek/Planet Of The Apes #1 Okay, you know I like to keep spoilers to a minimum, but I guess it’s no surprise for me to say that the Enterprise survived being ambushed by the Klingon…

Action Comics #38

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Aaron Kudor, Jae Lee, and June Chung Colored by Wil Quintana Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: Action Comics #37 The HORRORVILLE storyline continues in this latest chapter titled HOME IS WHERE THE HELL IS. We open with Superman, as Clark Kent, being haunted by nightmares of his parents house…

Hamster Rage #1

Written and drawn by Brian J. Crowley Colored by Rochelle Rosenberg and Marc Lewis Much like Drew Edwards’ Halloween Man (which creator Brian J. Crowley has worked on before), Hamster Rage began it’s life (and continues) as a webcomic. If you thought an undead half-zombie fighting monsters while armed with a big shovel was weird,…

Halloween Man #8

Written by Drew Edwards Edited by Russell Hillman Published by Monsterverse PREVIOUSLY: Halloween Man #7 Another batch of stories of our favorite shovel-wielding and his cast of supporting characters. This time creator Drew Edwards writes all the stories, drawn by an assortment of artists. THE TERRIBLE FRUIT BATS, PART 2 Drawn by Sergio Calvet Picking…

Savage Dragon #201

Written and drawn by Erik Larsen Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: Savage Dragon #200 Yes, I was greatly disappointed by a certain development in the previous issue, which colored my ability to enjoy it. But I loved the 7 issues before that, so I wasn’t quite ready to give up on this title yet. As…

Jupiter’s Legacy #5

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Frank Quitely Published by Image Comics Previously: Jupiter’s Legacy #4 It’s been a loooooong time since the previous issue. Is it worth the wait? Well, I’ll finish this after I read it, and we’ll see. Okay, read it. As per last issue, Hutch and Chloe are hiding out in…

All-New MIRACLEMAN Annual #1

Published by Marvel Comics Okay before I review this I guess I need to do a quick history lesson. Back in the 1940’s a comic-book publisher called Fawcett Comics created a new superhero called Captain Marvel. When young boy Billy Batson said the magic word SHAZAM, he became the adult superhero Captain Marvel who had…

Shaft #2

Written by David F. Walker Drawn by Bilquis Evely Published by Dynamite Comics PREVIOUSLY: Shaft #1 So, as per last issue, Shaft managed to get out of Harlem intact, despite refusing local gangster Junius Tate’s order that he take a dive in his boxing match. But this means that his nascent boxing career is over.…

STRAY #1

Written by Vito Delsante Drawn by Sean Izaakse Published by Action Lab Entertainment Dan Weller was a masked vigilante called The Doberman, who fought crime with his martial arts/athletic skills and a variety of high-tech weapons. Through flashbacks we learn that 11 years earlier his wife died (or maybeshe was killed, no specifics are given)…

Star Trek/Planet Of The Apes #1

Written by Scott Tipton & David Tipton Drawn by Rachael Stott Published by IDW Publishing with Boom! Studios Well, this is quite an interesting crossover, although not as improbable as it initially seems. In all variations of the Star Trek universe, concepts like time travel and parallel universes/timelines have long been utilized. And for the…

Wonder Woman ’77 #1

Written by Marc Andreyko Drawn by Drew Johnson Published by DC Comics This is an intriguing new series. It’s telling brand new Wonder Woman stories but is based on the classic 1970’s Wonder Woman TV series, which starred Lynda Carter. This is the version of Wonder Woman that remains most ingrained in the public consciousness,…

Action Comics #37

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Aaron Kuder Colored by Wil Quintana Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: Action Comics #36 Picking right up from the end of the previous issue, the living mist has still engulfed the entire town of Smallville and Superman is trapped inside it along with Lana, John Henry Irons, and all…

2014 in review (I blogged a lot)

Well, still a couple of days left in the year, but I might as well post this now. Thanks to all whom have been reading this years, even in this past month when I haven’t been updating it (but I’ve still been averaging over 200 views a day!), I appreciate every single last one of…

Action Comics #36

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Aaron Kuder Colored by Wil Quintana Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: Action Comics #35 This is the first chapter of HORRORVILLE. Things are getting wonky in Smallville. Lana Lang is having recurring nightmares about her dead parents rising from their graves as zombies. She’s shacked up with John Henry…

Action Comics #35

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Scott Kolins and Vincente Cifuentes Colored by Wil Quintana Published by DC Comics I haven’t been following most of the mainstream DC Comics titles, including Action Comics, since the Nu52 era began. I started picking up the regular Superman series earlier this year, starting with #33 mainly because of…

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