Month: May 2014

SECRET IDENTITIES ARE COOL!

I was scrolling through my Facebook feed and I saw that one of my friends had posted the following article, saying that he agreed with it: NO MORE SECRET IDENTITIES: THE TROUBLE WITH ALTER-EGOS by Marshall Lemon Well, I immediately disagreed, just by reading the title. And then even after reading the article, my opinion…

CAPTAIN ULTIMATE #5

WRITERS: Benjamin Bailey & Joey Esposito ARTIST: Boy “Boykoesh” Akkerman COLORS: Ed Ryzowski LETTERS: Adam O. Pruett PUBLISHER: Monkeybrain Comics Previously: CAPTAIN ULTIMATE #4 This issue opens in Milo’s classroom, they’re having a Show And Tell presentation. We see Milo’s classmate Lisa showing the class pictures she’s drawn from her homemade Captain Ultimate comic-book, retelling…

KNIGHT RIDER #7

WRITER: Geoffrey Thorne ARTIST: Jason Johnson COLORIST: Sai Studios LETTERER: Erika Terriquez EDITOR: Shannon Eric Denton PUBLISHER: Lion Forge Comics Previously: Knight Rider #6 Michael has been captured by the group who kidnapped Katherine. And finally all (or most) of the details of what is behind this opening arc are revealed. This is a dialog-heavy…

MPH #1

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Duncan Fegredo Publisher: Image Comics This issue opens in 1986, where we learn that “the world’s first and only superhuman”, known only as Mr. Springfield, went on a superspeed run through several states, causing massive destruction before he finally stopped, his powers having ran out. The only clue the authorities found…

I APPRECIATE MARK CUBAN’S HONESTY

Jerome Miron / USA TODAY Sports “I know I’m prejudiced and I know I’m bigoted in a lot of different ways. If I see a Black kid in a hoodie on my side of the street, I’ll move to the other side of the street. If I see a White guy with a shaved head…

BURIED ALIVE?!?

Ramon A. Ortiz (left), 57, and Carlos Alicea-Antonetti, 36, in Camden County Superior Court to be arraigned on murder charges in the death of Fatima Perez. CAMDEN, NJ — A New Jersey woman was buried alive in a shallow grave by her landscaper after he offered to drive her to buy a new car, police…

HONKERS

^^ I’ve been in that situation before, and have witnessed it happen to others. I just witnessed again it this evening, in fact, as I was driving home from work. I was in a lane waiting for a left-turn green light, There may have been like 5 or 6 cars ahead of me. So I…

WHAT IF I HAD A “WHITE” KID?

Ian Stewart as a child, with his father Courtesy of Ian Stewart I recently read this fascinating article by Jenée Desmond-Harris on The Root, which is about people who have very small amounts of “Blackness” in them, like say one parent was half-Black and the other was White, so they’re 25% Black. Or maybe they…

TRICKY TRUBRAIN

It’s time to start updating this darn blog again. I figure I’d start with something easy to write about. Last month I decided I needed to start working out and stuff again, try to get back into shape. So, on impulse, I went ahead and ordered another box of TruBrain (this would be my fifth…