Month: July 2014

MILLAR & MCNIVEN’S NEMESIS

Written by Mark Millar Art by Steve McNiven Published by Marvel Comics/Icon After having given up on Mark Millar after his miniseries SUPERIOR, which I found underwhelming, I’ve been pleasantly surprised by his latest creator-owned titles, Starlight, Jupiter’s Legacy, and MPH. I also read his Marvel 1985 miniseries earlier this year, and liked that too.…

Punisher/Batman: Deadly Knights

Written by Chuck Dixon Drawn by John Romita Jr. Inked by Klaus Janson Colored by Christie Scheele Published by Marvel Comics A few months after DC Comics released Batman/Punisher: Lake Of Fire it was Marvel Comics’ turn to release their crossover. They enlisted quite a creative team for this issue, Chuck Dixon was the natural…

Batman/Punisher: Lake Of Fire

Written by Dennis O’Neil Drawn by Barry Kitson Inked by James Pascoe Colored by Matt Hollingsworth Published by DC Comics The year was 1994, the height of the speculator boom. With Image and other creator-owned publishers nipping at their heels, DC and Marvel were more receptive to publishing crossovers than they are now. At the…

STAR TREK: Why I Never Liked “Q”

I’ve been reading IDW Comics’ STAR TREK ongoing series since the beginning, and it’s been pretty good. But I’ve skipped the last issue which came out this week because it’s the beginning of a 6-part arc featuring the infamous Q. And, frankly, I just never liked that character. As I mentioned before, The Next Generation…

HALLOWEEN MAN #3

Written by Drew Edwards Drawn by Sergio Calvet Edited by Russell Hillman Published by Sugar Skull Media Previously: Halloween Man #2 The main story in this issue is Eye of The Beholder (part 2 of 2). It’s 24 pages and concludes the story presented last issue. Through flashbacks we get some more background about Olympia…

ACTION COMICS ANNUAL #6 by John Byrne

Written and drawn by John Byrne Cover by Mike Mignola Colored by Glenn Whitmore Published by DC Comics “LEGACY” Okay, once again, having reviewed what I think is a bad comic-book by John Byrne, I feel compelled to follow it up with a review of a good comic-book by John Byrne, just to prove that…

FANTASTIC FOUR #275

Writer and Artist: John Byrne Inker: Al Gordon Publisher: Marvel Comics “THE NAKED TRUTH” After posting my review of THE SENSATIONAL SHE-HULK (Marvel Graphic Novel #18) I had several people point out to me that this wasn’t the first time that John Byrne wrote a story involving She-Hulk’s nudity. That is correct. Which is what…

POPATOPOLIS

In December 2009 I reviewed the classic softcore B-movie THE WITCHES OF BREASTWICK. A few years ago I heard about this documentary, which is a behind the scenes look at the filming of Witches of Breastwick. For some reason it’s hard to find on DVD. I originally tried to buy it on Amazon, which at…

I HATE THE 4TH OF JULY

Hold on! Before y’all start calling me names and accusing me of being unpatriotic, let me explain! I’m actually very proud to be an American, I love this country and never want to live anywhere else. But I do hate the 4th of July, for one reason: Firecrackers! I hate them. The pop! pop! pop!…

Actor Spotlight: JULIA LOUIS-DREYFUS

New category I decided to start, Actor Spotlight. This is where I’ll write about an actor or actress whom I believe is underrated, either because they’re not that big stars yet (& I think they will be), or they are stars but still tend to be overlooked, for whatever reason. First up here is Julia…

BROS BEFORE HOS (TV sitcom pilot)

This is an actual pilot (not a parody) for a new TV show. Are you effing kidding me?!? That’s the best title they could come up with? And, yes, this show was created by Black people. Benjamin Cory Jones created and wrote it, Anthony Hemingway directed it, and Lena Waithe and Mark Taylor produced it.…