MOSAIC #6

Written by Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Bruno Oliveira Colored by Emilio Lopez Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: MOSAIC #5 Although last issue capped off the first arc of this serious mostly satisfactorily, there was one pretty large dangling plot-thread. That being the status of Morris’ body. When the Brand Corp. tower blew up, I wasn’t…

THE ARRANGEMENT

Written and Created by Jonathan Abrahams Directed by Ken Olin I just finished watching this first episode. I’ve been looking forward to this series ever since I first heard about it last year, as it stars Josh Henderson, an actor whom I’ve written about before. And while I wish things had worked out with the…

Meanwhile, In Trump’s America. . .

A female friend of mine got the above message on Facebook from this woman, Arlene Brock, whom my friend didn’t know. She posted it because she thought it was funny. She said she didn’t even know who Chris Barker is, she’s added a lot of people over the years. And she looked at the man’s…

People Are Whining About a WALKING DEAD T-Shirt Now?!?

Seriously?!? For f***s sake, is this really where we’re headed as a society?!? To recap: U.K. department chain Primark pulled from its stores a Walking Dead T-shirt (image below) that a customer complained was “racist” and “offensive.” The shirt featured Negan’s signature Lucille baseball bat and his victim-selecting rhyme “Eeny meeny miny moe, catch a…

MOSAIC #5

Written by Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Khary Randolph Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: MOSAIC #4 Okay, what can I say without spoiling all the good stuff? How about…WOW! Seriously, it all (well, for the most part) comes to head in this issue, which is labeled as the end of the opening arc of this series.…

Boxing Vs. MMA

Floyd Mayweather vs. Conor McGregor. As of this writing, there are still conflicting reports about whether or not this fight will actually happen. I was just talking to my brother about this last night, as the topic came up in his recent interview with Eric Breaden, who predicted that Mayweather would win in a boxing…

Breaking Into…Book Publishing & Star Trek with Geoffrey Thorne

Following up on their 2nd interview, from last October, James Lott Jr. has brought Geoffrey Thorne back to the Black Hollywood Live studios to talk about his career. This time the interview focuses mainly on Throne’s experience working with the Star Trek franchise, as he’s written original short stories and a full-length novel, plus he…

PARIS JACKSON SAYS IT LOUD: SHE’S BLACK (AND SHE’S PROUD)

So, last week, Michael Jackson’s 18 year old daughter, Paris-Michael Katherine Jackson, gave her first full-length print interview, which was published in Rolling Stone magazine. In this very forthright interview, she opens up about many personal topics, include her past alcohol abuse, her suicide attempt, and many anecdotes about life with her father and how…

And Here’s A Reason Why SEARS Deserves To Go Out Of Business.

SEARS, that trusted American institution. The place where you could buy almost anything you could possibly need, all while singing catchy pop tunes with your siblings. But things aren’t looking too good for SEARS, just the other day I happened to come across this article online: Sears: A great American tragedy nears its end The…

HALLOWEEN MAN VS. THE LOCH NESS MONSTER

Written by Drew Edwards Drawn by Kevin Atkinson Edited by Russell Hillman Published by Sugar Skull Media PREVIOUSLY: Halloween Man: On a Pale Horse Special Today I’m reviewing the latest “Halloween Man Special.” I guess these could be compared to the “ANNUALS” that comic-book companies used to (but now rarely) publish, in that each issue…

I’m glad that Lee O’Denat Is Dead (YEAH, I SAID IT!)

Lee “Q” O’Denat, the founder of the immensely popular site WorldStarHipHop.com, died Monday at 43, the San Diego County Medical Examiner’s Office confirmed to CNN. The cause of death has been listed as atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease. The site, which O’Denat started in 2005, became a thriving aggregator. In a profile of its founder, the New…

SOLO #4

Written by Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Paco Diaz Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: SOLO #3 First, I’ll not that Marvel tends to begin every issue of each series with a introduction or “recap” page, telling you who the main character(s) is/are, and what happened in the previous issue. Some old school writers…

MOSAIC #4

Written by Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Khary Randolph Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: MOSAIC #3 SPIDER-MAN! In the cliffhanger of the last issue, Morris jumped into SPIDER-MAN! Yeah, that in and of itself is a major spoiler. So if you’ve waiting for the trade on this series and are reading these reviews first, sorry, but…

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

I must confess that over the past few years I have been gravely disappointed with the White moderate. I have almost reached the regrettable conclusion that the Negro’s great stumbling block in his stride toward freedom is not the White Citizen’s Counciler or the Ku Klux Klanner, but the White moderate, who is more devoted…

Eric Braeden’s “Racist” Tweet

I’ve written more than once about my love of the TV series character J.R. Ewing, and the actor who played him, Larry Hagman (R.I.P.). Well, when Dallas first went off the air 1991 I started watching daytime soaps, including The Young & The Restless. And lead character Victor Newman, who has been played by Eric…

SOLO #3

Written by Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Paco Diaz Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: SOLO #2 So, picking up from last issue’s dramatic cliffhanger, Solo is stuck in the middle of the Zoo Family’s desert base, with the undercover agent that he was hired to rescue now dead. What’s a mercenary to do?!?…

Yes, Donald Trump SHOULD Be President.

Don’t look at me like that! Let me explain! I know I don’t talk about politics all that much here, and the last time I did I predicted that Hillary Clinton would not pick a White male as her running mate. Which she ended up doing, so clearly I’m not all that great a political…

MOSAIC #3

Written by Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Khary Randolph Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: MOSAIC #2 This book just keeps getting better. I have to say that right off the start. It’s getting tougher not spoiling anything, but just trust me, you want to read this. First, it opens with Kenny, the EMT/Fireman/Former Army Ranger that…