Month: June 2014

STARLIGHT #4

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Goran Parlov Publisher: Image Comics Previously: STARLIGHT #3 Duke and Krish are trapped in prison, along with another prisoner named Wes, who happens to be a big fan of Earth pop culture and dresses like The Fonz, when they’re interrogated by Kingfisher’s 2nd-in-command, Admiral Pindar. A daring escape is led by…

STARLIGHT #3

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Goran Parlov Publisher: Image Comics Previously: STARLIGHT #2 We’re on Tantalus, where we get a glimpse of the new dictator, The Kingfisher, and see him brutally murder a former member of the Royal Guard as a warning to the rest of the planet to obey him. Duke and Krish (whom Duke…

STARLIGHT #2

Writer: Mark Millar Artist: Goran Parlov Publisher: Image Comics Previously: STARLIGHT #1 We pick up right from the previous cliffhanger. Duke is startled to see the familiar spaceship landing in his front yard, and then out steps a young boy with purple hair who introduces himself. He says his name is Krish and he is…

THRILLER by Michael Jackson

Released in November 1982 on Epic Records, Michael once again enlisted Quincy Jones to produce this follow up to 1979’s Off The Wall. This time they moved away from the Disco influence, and started moving closer to pop music, while still keeping Michael’s R&B roots. Word has it that despite it’s multi-platinum success, Michael felt…

MISTRESSES S2E02 “BOUNDARIES”

Previously: MISTRESSES S2E01 “REBUILD” Once again, I’m starting this post before tonight’s episode aired. I have to admit I forgot how hard it is for me to be staying up past 11pm on Monday nights. I wish I could get the East Coast feed of ABC and watch this show at 7pm. I didn’t get…

HACKTIVIST #4

Created by: Alyssa Milano Writers: Jackson Lanzing & Collin Kelly Artist: Marcus To Publisher: Archaia Black Label Previously: Hacktivist #3 Yes, I know I’m quite late on this issue. I actually thought I had reviewed this. But as I thinking about getting ready to watch and review Mistresses tonight, which stars Alyssa Milano, it made…

REALITY SHOW RATCHETNESS

He say she say they all got beef, Draggin’ their business all over in the street, Bad thing is some of them think its cool, Talk show created the fool The above line is from the song Talk Show Created The Fool on Chuck D’s solo album Autobiography of Mistachuck. That was 1996, when one…

OFF THE WALL by Michael Jackson

Released in August 1979 on Epic Records, this was Michael Jackson’s first solo album as an adult (after having released 4 solo albums on Motown Records as a teenager). Michael enlisted producer Quincy Jones to co-produce this album with, which turned out to be a very wise choice, as Jones had a knack for finding…

IF I COULD BUY THE UNCANNY X-MEN…

Following up on the previous post about hypothetically buying the rights from Marvel to publish Fantastic Four comics, it made me think about the other Marvel property that Fox owns the film rights to, The X-Men. Let’s say, hypothetically, Marvel was willing to give them up for sale, for comic-books. Now, as I mentioned before,…

IF I COULD BUY THE FANTASTIC FOUR. . .

Art by John Byrne, colorist unknown So the story broke last week, thanks to Rich Johnston at Bleedingcool.com, that Disney/Marvel is apparently so upset about the fact that Fox Studios owns the complete film rights to the Fantastic Four (& apparently will own them in perpetuity, as long as they keep making a new film…

DR. DRE’S NEW MEGA-MANSION

Rap artist, producer, songwriter, and entrepreneur extraordinaire Dr. Dre (pictured) co-founder of the Beats audio devices, reportedly just purchased the Brentwood, Calif., estate belonging to NFL’s Tom Brady and supermodel Gisele Bündchen for a mere $40 million. The mega-18,298-square-foot mansion, which had an original list price of $50 million, was built from scratch by the…

SECRET IDENTITIES ARE COOL! (part 2)

Previously: SECRET IDENTITIES ARE COOL! Following up on that previous post, I’ve had a few people tell me that they mostly agree, but that it depends on the character. I certainly agree with that. And there are some characters who can work either with or without them, it just depends on how they’re written. But…

HALLOWEEN MAN VS. THE INVISIBLE MAN

Written by Drew Edwards Drawn by Sergio Calvet Edited by Russell Hillman Published by Sugar Skull Media Previously: Halloween Man: Superdeformed Drew Edwards has now hooked up with the fine folks at Sugar Skull Media to publish comics of his awesome “superhero” Halloween Man, including this issue. To recap, Solomon Hitch is a zombie. He…

LUPITA NYONG’O: STAR WARS AND BEYOND…

The news broke yesterday that Oscar-winning actress, the lovely Lupita Nyong’o has been cast for a role in the upcoming film Star Wars Episode 7: The Ancient Fear. I’m glad to hear that. Coincidentally, just this past weekend my brother and I were talking about her, noting that it’s been around 3 months since she…

MISTRESSES S2E01 “REBUILD”

L-R Yunjin Kim (Karen), Rochelle Aytes (April), Alyssa Milano (Savi), Jes Macallan (Joss) It’s back! The surprise hit of last Summer, MISTRESSES, returns on ABC tonight. As I type this it’s about 15 minutes from showtime (on the West Coast – I need to see if I can get ABC East on my Satellite system…

KNIGHT RIDER #8

WRITER: Geoffrey Thorne ARTIST: Jason Johnson COLORIST: Sai Studios LETTERER: Erika Terriquez EDITOR: Shannon Eric Denton PUBLISHER: Lion Forge Comics Previously: Knight Rider #7 Well, this is it, the penultimate (I hope that’s the right word) issues the opening arc of this new Knight Rider series. This has not been an easy series to review,…