In December I Will Not Blog A Lot

Okay, I caught up, mostly with a bunch of late comic-book reviews this weekend. This post right here now makes 30 posts for the month of November, which had 30 days. So for the 6th month in a row I’ve reached my goal of posting at least one post for every day of the month.…

Superman and Elvis Presley

SUPERMAN! ELVIS PRESLEY! Two of my favorite heroes (on fictional, one historical). Y’know, I observed many years ago that this two seemingly disparate characters actually have quite a few similarities. And, no, I don’t mean the fact that they were both known for wearing capes. Elvis got that idea from a different superhero. Seriously. So…

HYPER-ACTIVES

Written by Darin Wagner Art by Clint Hilinski Colors by Andrew Dalhouse Letters by Bill Tortolini Published by Arcana Comics This is a 4-issue miniseries that was published years ago, I think around 2006. I started to buy it back then mainly because I knew the writer, Darin Wagner, from a couple of message boards…

Jimmy Olsen #1

Written by Nick Spencer Drawn by RB Silva and Amilcar Pinna Published by DC Comics Another retro-review for tonight! Jimmy Olsen is probably the 2nd-most famous sidekick in comic-book history, after Robin. The character was so popular that for 20 years, from 1954 to 1974, he starred in his own comic-book series, “Superman’s Pal Jimmy…

Super #1

Written by Joshua Crowther Drawn by Bruno Chiroleu Published by Jay Crow Comics This little indie comic caught my eye while browsing new comics on Comixology last week, and it was only .99 cents, so I picked it up. The story takes place both in the present and in serious of flashbacks dating back to…

Superman/Batman #77

Written by Joshua Williamson Drawn by Ale Garza Inked by Oliver Nome Published by DC Comics Retro-review time! Superman/Batman was an ongoing series that DC Comics started publishing back in 2003, which teamed up Superman and Batman on various adventures. It lasted 87 issues until it was canceled in 2011 just before DC rebooted their…

Justice League: War

Written by Heath Corson, Geoff Johns, Jim Lee and Scott WIlliams Directed by Jay Olivia Warner Home Video I picked up this animated film on DVD recently, it’s based on the comic-book JUSTICE LEAGUE: ORIGIN‏ by Geoff Johns & Jim Lee which, if you read the link, you’ll note that I wasn’t particularly impressed with.…

Midnight Tiger #2 (again?)

Written by DeWayne Feenstra Art by Ray-Anthony Height Colors by Paul John Little Letters by Vito Delsante Published by Action Lab Entertainment Okay, first off, something is wrong here. This is a digital series, as far as I know. I don’t know if it’s also available in print, but I just get it via Comixology.…

The Supernals Experiment #2

Created by Phillip Buchanon Written by David F. Walker Drawn by Ramon F. Bachs Inked by Raul Fernandez Colors by Santiago Arcas Published by Canon Comics PREVIOUSLY: The Supernals Experiment #1 This issue steps up the action a bit. First we open with a flashback years ago at the Healing Hands Institute, where we see…

Bill Cosby. . .

This is probably the most difficult post I’ve ever tried to write on this blog. I’ve literally been planning to write this everyday for the past two weeks but I kept putting it off, because I wasn’t sure what to say. And, I guess, part of me was hoping that “it” would just go away…

Conspiracy Theories

Yesterday the Reelz network reran it’s miniseries The Kennedys, which I’d seen before, and I rewatched some of it. It reminded me of an article I read last month, which I’ll refer to in a minute. First I’ll say that for the record I don’t consider myself a conspiracy theorist. That isn’t to say that…

Michael Jackson Vs. Prince

Having gone over the pros and cons of usage of the N-Word last week, I am now prepared to delve into an even more controversial topic. One which has divided millions for over 30 years now. Before I even start writing this I know that no matter what I say, someone who reads this is…

Django/Zorro #1

Written by Quentin Tarantino and Matt Wagner Drawn by Esteve Polls Published by Dynamite Comics Let me preface this review by stating that I was not a fan of the movie Django Unchained. I meant to write a review here but never got around to it, and I don’t really feel like going into details…

MPH #4

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Duncan Fegredo Publisher: Image Comics Previously: MPH #3 Okay, I’ve begun writing this post before I’ve read the issue. It’s early in the morning, I’m still waiting for Comixology to go live so I can buy the new comics. I generally try to avoid revealing major spoilers in each issue, so…

IN THE NEWS

Just a quick run down of a few stories that have caught my eye recently: This is Molly Shattuck, a 47 year old divorced mother of three. Up ’til now her claim to fame is that when she was 38 years old she become a cheerleader for the Baltimore Ravens, making her the oldest NFL…

SHAZAM!

When young boy Billy Batson says the name of the ancient wizard SHAZAM, he transforms into the World’s Mightiest Mortal, CAPTAIN MARVEL, with the wisdom of Solomon, the strength of Hercules, the stamina of Atlas, the power of Zeus, the courage of Achilles, and the speed of Mercury!

Bill Maher and “Free Speech”

Well, here we go again. Consider this post a sequel to my earlier post: Yes, You Still Have “Freedom of Speech” (even if you get fired or boycotted) If you’re reading this, please read that first, if you haven’t already. I’ll wait. Done? Good. Well, far too many people are still operating under the mistaken…

The F1rst Hero #4

Written by Anthony Ruttgaizer Drawn by Phillip Sevy Colors by Fred C. Stresing Published by Action Lab Entertainment Previously: The F1rst Hero #3 Picking up from last issue, Jake and Scotty are at the hideout of the group of Extrahumans who rescued them them the Extrahuman Task Force. Jake just wants to take Scotty away…

REAL HEROES #4

Written and drawn by Bryan Hitch Published by Image Comics Previously: Real Heroes #3 I have to be honest and say that, as of yesterday, I wasn’t planning to get this issue. Bryan Hitch has a history of lateness which usually keeps me from buying his projects, at least not in single issues. If it’s…

Superman Unchained #9

Written by Scott Snyder Drawn by Jim Lee and Dustin Nguyen (cover by Bryan Hitch) Inked by Scott Williams Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: Superman Unchained #8 Well, this is it, the big finale. As we left off last issue, Wraith has seemingly been defeated, only for Superman to discover that a massive armada of…

BRITTANY MAYNARD R.I.P.

Here’s the follow-up to a blog I wrote last month KILLING YOURSELF (FOR A GOOD REASON) Brittany Maynard, the 29-year old woman who was diagnosed with terminal brain cancer and made national news with her public declaration of her intent to commit suicide on November 1st. She moved to Oregon, a state which has a…

SAVAGE DRAGON #199

Writer and artist: Erik Larsen Letterer: Rus Wooton Colors: Nikos Koutis Publisher: Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: SAVAGE DRAGON #198 Yes, I’m 5 days late on this, sorry. Anyway, as per last issue, Malcolm had fallen underground where there lives a subterranean race of beings called Demonoids, which are kinda hard to describe. So here’s a non-spoilery…

Yes, You Still Have “Freedom of Speech” (even if you get fired or boycotted)

art by Randall Munroe THIS. This really needs to be said, and shared, everywhere it can. Because I’m always seeing people misunderstanding exactly what freedom of speech means. Whenever some public figure says something stupid or offensive and gets fired or threatened with a boycott someone else wants to start screaming about that person’s “free…

J.R.’S TIPS FOR NEW BLOGGERS

A couple of months ago a Facebook friend PM’d me and asked for tips about starting a blog. And when I posted my blog about 500 (and 1) Followers, another friend on Google+ asked me how to get that many followers. Well, look, I’m no expert at blogging, as I said, I just do this…

STORM #4

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Victor Ibanez Colored by Ruth Redmond Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: STORM #3 The cover has a banner that says THE DEATH OF WOLVERINE across the top, which had me worried at first that this would be part of a crossover, and since I’m not currently buying any other…

NO MONEY, MO’ PROBLEMS

WARNING: SELF-PITYING RANT AHEAD Today is payday. Although it seems like I’m the one doing all the paying. I have direct deposit, so I wake up and get online and check my balance and see then it’s time to go down the list and start paying bills. By the time I’m done half my paycheck…

BLACK PANTHER: FOUR THE HARD WAY

Written by Reginald Hudlin Drawn by Francis Portela Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: BLACK PANTHER: CIVIL WAR Following the events of Marvel’s Civil War, Black Panther and Storm remain in America overseeing the rebuilding of the Wakandan Embassy in New York and end up being invited by Mr. Fantastic and The Invisible Woman to take…

BLACK PANTHER: CIVIL WAR

Written by Reginald Hudlin Drawn by Scot Eaton, Manuel Garcia, Koi Turnball, Marcus To Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Black Panther: The Bride by Reginald Hudlin & Scot Eaton This particular story arc features the immediate aftermath of the epic wedding of Black Panther and Storm. They go off on their honeymoon, but plans get…

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