#SixWordSciFi

1 Time Travel Mission: Kill Baby Hitler. 2 My Clone Blames Me For Everything. 3 Flying Cars Are Still Too Dangerous. 4 Dating Profile: Single Cyborg Seeks Same. 5 The Mutant Virus Is Killing Everyone. 6 Mars Won’t Accept Refugees From Earth. 7 Across The Stars, She Patiently Waits. . . 8 Virtual Sex Just…

Dracula the Unconquered #3

Written by Chris Sims Drawn by Stephen Downer Lettered by Josh Krach Published by Action Age Comics PREVIOUSLY: Dracula the Unconquered #2 Okay, well, obviously Dracula and Thalia managed to survive and escape from the deathtraps that Renfield set up in the tower at the end of last issue, and this issue begins they are…

Superman: American Alien #3

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Joelle Jones Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: Superman: American Alien #2 After last issues’ somber tone, Max Landis lightens things up with this issue. Clark is older now (again, no specific age is mention, but he appears to be college-age, at least) and has won a free trip to…

Superman: American Alien #2

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Tommy Lee Edwards Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #1 Things take a bit of a darker turn in this issue. A teenager named Owen who was kicked out some time ago by his parents due to drugs (whether he was selling and/or using is not made…

MPH #5

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Duncan Fegredo Publisher: Image Comics Previously: MPH #4 After reviewing HUCK #2, which made reference to a character alluded to in this series, I realize that even though I’d published reviews of the first 4 issue of MPH, I never did get around to reviewing this final 5th issues. Truthfully, it’s…

Huck #3

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: HUCK #2 Taking place not too long after the events of the previous issue, we see Huck completing the remaining tasks he was asked to do. First, in the gritty urban streets of New Jersey he travels to crack house to find…

Huck #2

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: HUCK #1 This issue begins with a flashback to 1981 in Siberia, where wee see the appearance of a Russian woman with apparent telepathic powers. For longtime Mark Millar fans you may remember that the existence of such a woman was alluded…

Startup #1.1

Written by Darin Henry Drawn by Craig Rousseau Published by Sitcomics This is the story of a woman named Renee Garcia-Gibson. She’s a 33 year old single mother living in Philadelphia with her 12 year old son, Malcolm, and her elderly mother Rosa, while she works as a court stenographer. Renee is a good-natured woman…

2015 in review

The WordPress.com stats helper monkeys prepared a 2015 annual report for this blog. Here’s an excerpt: The concert hall at the Sydney Opera House holds 2,700 people. This blog was viewed about 54,000 times in 2015. If it were a concert at Sydney Opera House, it would take about 20 sold-out performances for that many…

GLORY AND FRIENDS CHRISTMAS SPECIAL #1

Merry Christmas! In honor of the occasion, I will be reviewing this little comic-book, which was published in December 1995 by Image Comics, featuring various Rob Liefeld characters. The lead character, seen on the cover, is GLORY, Liefeld’s Wonder Woman analog. She’s a warrior princess from Amazonia, the Isle of Paradise (seriously). The issue opens…

Halloween Man #11

Written by Drew Edwards Edited by Russell Hillman Published by Sugar Skull Media PREVIOUSLY: Halloween Man #10 Here we have another whopper of an issue, 146 pages of story and art, for just $1.99. First up is the 6-page story CAT FIGHT, drawn by Luchito Inzunza. In this story Lucy, while testing one of her…

BLOODPOOL

Written by Jo Duffy Drawn by Pat Lee Published by Image Comics Bloodpool was series of characters created by Rob Liefeld. The premise was that this was the program in which the U.S. Government recruited and then trained new superheroes for the YOUNGBLOOD team. A couple of members, Task and Psilence, had been introduced in…

Bloodstrike #2

Written and drawn by Rob Liefeld Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: Bloodstrike #1 LEVERAGE or DUDE, WHO STOLE MY COCK? This story opens with Professor Night (Liefeld’s analog of Batman…Liefeld has a lot of analogs of established superheroes) caught and getting brutally beaten the young woman who acquired Bloodstrike’s penis last issue. She mentioned that…

Bloodstrike #1

Written and drawn by Rob Liefeld Published by Image Comics This issue begins the latest incarnation of Rob Liefeld’s Bloodstrike. Love him or hate him, Rob Liefeld has his fans (of which I am one of them). And, at this point in his career, that’s specifically who he makes his comics for. So therefor I…

Halloween Man: On a Pale Horse Special

Written by Drew Edwards Drawn by Kaan Erdogan Colored by Sergio Calvet Edited by Russell Hillman Published by Sugar Skull Media Here’s another special edition of Halloween Man, like HACK/SLASH VS. HALLOWEEN MAN, and HALLOWEEN MAN VS. THE INVISIBLE MAN. This story Has Lucy and her friend and fellow scientist, Forrest, building a machine which,…

Halloween Man #10

Created and written by Drew Edwards Edited by Russell Hillman Published by Sugar Skull Media WAKE ME UP WHEN SEPTEMBER ENDS Drawn by Luchito Inzunza, Colored by Harry Saxon This 24-page story features a cameo from Chucky! Well, okay, he’s not actually referred to that by name, but it’s pretty clear whom he’s supposed to…

Halloween Man #9

Written by Drew Edwards Drawn by Sergio Calvert Published by Sugar Skull Media PREVIOUSLY: HALLOWEEN MAN #8 And we’re back with a (ridiculously late) review for Halloween Man. They’ve changed publishers since I last reviewed this book, but still providing the same level of entertainment, for just $1.99 per issue. This issue has two full…

Crack Comics #63

PREVIOUSLY: Silver Streak Comics #24 Crack Comics was an ongoing anthology series published by Quality Comics, starting in 1940, until it was canceled after 62 issues. In November 2011, Image Comics published this as the third (and, to date, the last) entry in their Next Issue Project. This 52-page comic featured 9 stories of various…

Silver Streak Comics #24

PREVIOUSLY: Fantastic Comics #24 Silver Streak Comics was first published in 1939 by Lev Gleason Publications, and lasted 23 issues. In December 2009, Image Comics released this one-shot 24th issue as the 2nd installment in their Next Issue Project. This is a shorter issue (30 pages) with 5 stories. 1) DAREDEVIL Written and drawn by…

Fantastic Comics #24

This comic was the first in series called The Next Issue Project, put together by Erik Larsen and published by Image Comics. The idea is that each issue would be an over-sized anthology, where various writers and artists would create new stories using old obscure comic-book characters, whose copyrights had expired and therefor were now…

Superman: American Alien #1

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Nick Dragotta Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: MAN OF STEEL by John Byrne SUPERMAN: BIRTHRIGHT by Mark Waid and Leinil Yu SUPERMAN: EARTH ONE by J. Michael Straczynski and Shane Davis SUPERMAN: SECRET ORIGIN by Geoff Johns and Gary Frank Superman’s origin is a story that’s been told…

Strange Fruit #2

Written by J.G. Jones and Mark Waid Drawn by J.G. Jones Published by Boom! Studios PREVIOUSLY: Strange Fruit #1 Picking up from the previous issue, the large muscular Black man from space, who has been nicknamed “Johnson”, comes wandering through town, with nothing on but a Confederate flag wrapped around his waist. This naturally is…

Strange Fruit #1

Written by J.G. Jones and Mark Waid Drawn by J.G. Jones Published by Boom! Studios Just like with Mark Millar’s HUCK, this is a book that I initially considered avoiding, because of a similar concept that I have had in mind. I discussed this on the old Bleeding Cool forum back in February, when it…

Huck #1

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics Here we have the latest creator-owned release from writer Mark Millar. Although I have been a fan of much (although not all) of Mark Millar’s work, this is a comic-book that I originally didn’t intend to buy. The reason being that, well, the…

Dracula the Unconquered #2

Written by Chris Sims Drawn by Stephen Downer Lettered by Josh Krach Published by Action Age Comics PREVIOUSLY: Dracula the Unconquered #1 “Captives Of The Catacombs” Having managed to escape from the Tower of London, but being aware that Varney and his henchmen will still be after them, Dracula takes Thalia to his old Castle,…

Dracula the Unconquered #1

Written by Chris Sims Drawn by Stephen Downer Lettered by Josh Krach Published by Action Age Comics “Return Of The Black Death” This story is set in 1901 in London An innocent young woman named Thalia has unwittingly released the legendary Dracula from a coffin in which he had been chained into some years earlier,…

My 5 Biggest Fears

#19 on the 30-Day Writing Challenge Prompt List FYI this list is not necessarily in order, but these are all things that I am deathly afraid of… #1 HEIGHTS When I say that I’m afraid of heights, I guess I should be more specific and say that I am afraid of falling from great heights.…

10 “INTERESTING” FACTS ABOUT MYSELF

Taken from the 30-Day Writing Challenge Prompt #4. I’ve previously done a list of 25 Random Facts About Me, so I’ll have to try to come up with new stuff. And I’ve put the word “interesting” in quotes because, well, whether any of these facts are actually interesting is a matter of opinion. Judge for…

That Time I Ran Out Of Gas

Let me start off by saying that this isn’t the deepest of topics. But, whatever, the day is almost over I need to make my daily post quota for the month (hey, I said I would write a new blog every day, I didn’t say I would write an important blog everyday), so here we…

What If Fred Thompson (R.I.P.) was President?

So former politician and actor Fred Thompson died on Sunday. It got me thinking about his brief Presidential run in 2007. I remember, in the early months of the election, his popularity started rising thanks to a series of Youtube videos he filmed taunting Michael Moore and others. But when he actually entered the race…

Female Reporters (and cameras) In The Locker Room

Screencap from the film Any Given Sunday A few weeks ago there was a big flap in the media when two female reporters, Graham Watson of Yahoo Sports and Joey Chandler of the Tuscaloosa News, were initially barred from entering the locker room of the Jacksonville Jaguars after a game. That matter was quickly resolved,…

SIGNIFICANT MOTHER episode 5: Suffering & Succotash

Written by Erin Cardillo and Richard Keith Directed by Tripp Reed Well, I’ve already been enjoying this show, but tonight’s episode gave me an extra-special reason to watch: the legendary Linda Gray guest-starred tonight, playing Lydia’s mother. I’ve written before about how my all-time favorite TV show was the soap opera DALLAS, and in particular…

Walking While Black

So here’s a story from my youth. One Saturday afternoon when I was 16 or 17, I was walking to a local park. Halfway there I walked past this police car that was parked at the sidewalk. The police officer (who just so happened to be a White male) who was in the car got…

Sidecar SUCKS

PREVIOUSLY: UBER IS SUPER! THE GIFT LYFT In the past 4 months I have continued to make almost daily use (twice a day, Mon-Fri) of these alternative taxi services. I still primarily use UBER due to it being slightly cheaper, but I have also used LYFT occasionally (probably average about 5 times a month). I’ve…

The Louisiana Teacher/Student Threesome Sex Scandal…AGAIN

Shelley Dufresne (left) and Rachel Respess (right) mugshots First, for the newbies, let’s get caught up on this bizarre scandal, which I have been eagerly following since last October: FEMALE PEDOPHILES AND DOUBLE STANDARDS The Louisiana Teacher/Student Threesome Sex Scandal… The Louisiana Teacher/Student Threesome Sex Scandal: A Plea Bargain for One… Shelley Dufresne Celebrates (on…

Molly Shattuck: RAPIST

(Photo: Michael Yarish, AP) I first wrote about this case last November, then-47 year old Molly Shattuck, notably for at age 38 becoming the oldest woman ever hired as an NFL cheerleader when she was hired by the Baltimore Ravens. Admittedly gratuitous cheerleader pic. – You’re welcome. A recently divorced mother of three young children,…

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