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…

WHAT’S ON TELEVISION?

Got my special J.R. Ewing Bourbon last Friday. That’s also they day it was announced that TNT canceled Dallas. While it’s true that I wasn’t happy with the way the show was written, and was pretty much just watching it out of habit, I’m not exactly happy that it’s over, nor sad. I’m just kind…

HALLOWEEN MAN #6

Created by Drew Edwards Edited by Russell Hillman Published by Monsterverse PREVIOUSLY: Halloween Man #5 This is a special double-sized (148 pages) issue, for the same low-price of $1.99, featuring several short stories of our favorite shovel-wielding undead zombie and his cast of creatures in sci-fi Solar City. Drew Edwards writes the majority of the…

REALITY #1

Written by Tony McDougall Art by Marco Repiso Colored by Ashley Green Published by Lucha Comics I saw this book on Comixology and got it because the premise sounded mildly interesting and it was only $1.99. We’re quickly introduced to three young women, Jess, Kate, and Marie, who are all in Jess’ bedroom watching a…

The F1rst Hero #3

Written by Anthony Ruttgaizer Drawn by Phillip Sevy Colors by Fred C. Stresing Published by Action Lab Entertainment Previously: The F1rst Hero #3 The action really picks up this issue, beginning right where the previous issue left off. The cops have Jake and Scotty surrounded, and then Col. Paul Kirkson shows up, personally leading an…

STORM #3

Written by Greg Pak Drawn by Scott Hepburn and David Baldeon Inked by Scott Hepburn and Jordi Tarragona Colored by Rachelle Rosenberg Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: STORM #2 Another late review, I know. But before I get into my thoughts about this issue my friend Samax Amen has written an interesting article about this…

TOMORROW JONES

Written and lettered by Brian Daniel Drawn and colored by Johan Manandin I saw this comic while browsing Comixology and it caught my eye. The promo copy reads: Tomorrow Jones, 14 years-old and the second child in a family of superheroes. While she may be strong enough to fold an armored truck into origami, Tomorrow…

LEAVING MEGALOPOLIS

Written by Gail Simone Drawn by Jim Calafiore Colored by Jason Wright Lettered by Dave Sharpe Published by Painfully Normal Productions LLC This original graphic novel began as a Kickstarter project back in fall 2012 which I backed at the time, and received a gorgeous hardcover edition for my efforts when completed. Last month it…

SAVAGE DRAGON #198

Writer and artist: Erik Larsen Letterer: Rus Wooton Colors: Nikos Koutis Publisher: Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: SAVAGE DRAGON #197 First, yes this review is several weeks late, but better late than never, right? And you may or may not have noticed that I’ve now placed these reviews in their own separate category, as opposed to placing…

500 (and 1) FOLLOWERS!

I swear, it’s just a coincidence. Just yesterday, I read a post from a blog that I follow that she hit 500 followers, and now today I get the above notice from WordPress that I’ve also hit that number. Add that to the fact that I also recently hit 100,000 views, that’s pretty Cool. Of…

THE COST OF BLOGGING

Well, here we are on the last day of September. Man, time flies. Only 3 more months left of 2014. Anyway, this will be my 31st post of the month. So even though I didn’t actually post every single day, this averages out to at least a post a day for the month. So mission…

Wes Craven’s New Nightmare

Written and directed by Wes Craven Released October 1994 New Line Cinema Five years after Freddy’s Dead: The Final Nightmare New Line resurrected its most well-known movie character with this film, released in time for the 10th anniversary of the original film (dang, it’s almost hard to believe that they did so many films in…

100,000!

I noticed that I hit a milestone yesterday, this blog surpassed 100,000 views! As I write this I’m at 100,322 to be exact. It’s been a long, but winding, road to this destination, since October 2008 when I decided to switch from using my Myspace blog to WordPress. Originally I just used jrlemar as my…

Best Movies You’ve Never Seen: GUILTY AS SIN

Director: Sidney Lumet Writer: Larry Cohen Released June 1993 This mystery/thriller stars Rebecca de Mornay as Jennifer Haines, a successful criminal defense attorney who specializes in representing high-profile defendants, including mob bosses. One day she’s approached by David Edgar Greenhill (Don Johnson), a man who has been accused of killing his wealthy older wife, and…

ODESSA (the E.P.)

Over 15 months after I first posted it on July 6th 2013, my post “MOUNTAINS” by Odessa Rose (aka That song from Karen’s last scene on “Mistresses” episode 5) remains not only my highest viewed post EVER on this blog (15,783 views, as of yesterday) and continues to get new hits regularly (462 views in…

HALLOWEEN MAN #5

Written by Drew Edwards Published by Monsterverse This issue kicks off with the 27-page new story BURLESQUE THEATER OF BLOOD, drawn by series regular Sergio Calvet. This is a solo Lucy Chaplin story. While Solomon and Man-Goat are off on an adventure in another dimension, Morlack appears with a request for help. A traveling Burlesque…

MIDNIGHT TIGER #2

Written by DeWayne Feenstra Art by Ray-Anthony Height Colors by Paul Little Letters by Erica Shultz Published by Action Lab Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: MIDNIGHT TIGER #1 This is a surprisingly spare issue, at least compared to the previous issue and issue #0. It opens with Gavin at school with his friends Dex and Ryan. They have…

MUGGED BY THE CITY

I meant to write about this in my BLAH BLAH BLAH post. Today is trash pickup day again, so I have to be off my side of the street from 8am-3pm. As I said, I had to go to work early today anyway, so I was long gone by 8am. But over the weekend I…

BLAH BLAH BLAH

Here in SoCal we’ve been having a late-summer heatwave. Overall summer hadn’t been too bad, at least it didn’t feel any worse than usual, but then last week it suddenly shot into the 90’s and hasn’t gone down. Yesterday was the 3rd day in a row that it was 96 degrees, and it stays in…

The F1rst Hero #2

Written by Anthony Ruttgaizer Drawn by Phillip Sevy Colors by Fred C. Stresing Published by Action Lab Entertainment Previously: The F1rst Hero #1 This story picks up some time after Jake has been discharged from the Marines. He’s back in his hometown in Philadelphia, staying with his parents. He’s been keeping to himself, staying indoors,…

The F1rst Hero #1

Written by Anthony Ruttgaizer Drawn by Phillip Sevy Colors by Fred C. Stresing Published by Action Lab Entertainment This is a 4 issue miniseries with an interesting premise. The world is like our except a small percentage of people occasionally randomly manifest super-powers. The cause is unknown, but the problem is that everyone who gets…

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