Author: J.R. LeMar

Mostly Harmless.

Lex Luthor: The Unauthorized Biography

Written by James D. Hudnall Drawn by Eduardo Barreto Inked by Adam Kubert Published by DC Comics Superman is one of the most well-known fictional characters in the world. People who’ve never read a single comic-book in their life, nor watched any Superman cartoons, TV shows or movies, nevertheless can recognize Superman and know significant…

UPDATES FROM THE APOCALYPSE

To Whom It May Concern, G’day mates! No, it’s not an April Fool’s joke, it really is a new post by me, on my increasingly misnamed blog (I should probably change it to iblogonceinabluemoon.com). To whatever subscribed readers and/or lurkers that I have left, I hope you’re all staying safe as much as possible. To…

Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #5

Written by Ryan Browne Drawn by Pete Woods Published by Dynamite Entertainment So where were we? Captain Battle arrived to confront Tim, but Tim tries to blast him with Baron Von Physics gun, but his Captain Battle Jr. instead. Thinking his son was dead, Captain Battle was ready to kill Tim, but Sparky, who has…

Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #4

Written by Ryan Browne Drawn by Pete Woods Published by Dynamite Entertainment As we left off the previous issue, troubles have escalated greatly for our “heroes.” Tim snapped while confronting Rainbow Boy (whom we learn was in a secret homosexual relationship with the mayor) and apparently killed him, but was physically disfigured on his face…

Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #3

Written by Ryan Browne Drawn by Pete Woods Published by Dynamite Entertainment It’s hard to say much about this issue without spoilers because a lot of s**t goes down. Blue Beetle, or as he’s referred to in this series, Big Blue, confront Sparky about what happened to Black Terror and Baron Von Physics. Big Blue…

Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #2

Written by Ryan Browne Drawn by Pete Woods Published by Dynamite Entertainment First, let’s be clear, this will contain some spoilers for the previous issue. Actually, that will probably be the case going forward as I continue to review the remaining issues in this miniseries. I’ll try not to reveal the biggest events of the…

Project Superpowers: Hero Killers #1

Written by Ryan Browne Drawn by Pete Woods Published by Dynamite Entertainment I have written before about comic-books featuring public domain superheroes, such as in Erik Larsen’s Next Issue Project. These are characters created decades ago who’s original owners let the copyright’s lapse, which means that now any publisher is able to use those characters.…

American Jesus: The New Messiah #2

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Peter Gross Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: American Jesus: The New Messiah #1 So here’s the second issue to Mark Millar and Peter Gross’ long-awaited sequel to their first miniseries Chosen. As I said before, when a sequel was first announced, I’d wondered how Millar would tell this story…

Remembering HEAVY D

Dwight Arrington Myers was born May 2,4 1967 and tragically died too young on November 8, 2011. But during that time he had a rather impressive career in both music and acting. I was thinking about him recently. As a fan of rap music, the subject of “Greatest Rappers” comes up a lot, and it’s…

American Jesus: The New Messiah #1

This comic has been a long time coming. And I mean a looong time. In 2004, Dark Horse Comics published a 3-part creator-owned miniseries by writer Mark Millar and artist Peter Gross. It was called CHOSEN. At this point in his career, Millar was riding high as the writer of Marvel’s Ultimate X-Men and The…

BRIGHTBURN

Written by Brian and Mark Gunn Directed by David Yarovesky Released May 2019 I recall that when I first saw a trailer for this film earlier this year I was instantly intrigued. I love superheroes and horror movies and this was a horror movie clearly based on the origin of the one and only original…

Berry Gordy’s THE LAST DRAGON

Written by Louis Venosta Directed by Michael Schultz Released March 22, 1985 Going a bit retro with this mini-review. A cult-classic film in African-American cinema, as well as in the American Martial Arts film genre, this film starred TAIMAK, as Leroy Green Jr., a young martial artist living in Harlem. Although he’s Black, Leroy acts,…

QUEEN and SLIM

Written by Lena Waithe and James Frey Directed by Melina Matsoukas Universal Pictures Released November 14, 2019 I saw this movie on Friday and it’s taken me a couple of days to let it sink in. It is an emotional movie. I don’t really know how else to describe it. But first: Seriously, read no…

Poor Meghan Markle?

‘I Thought It Would Be Fair’: Meghan Says She Was Warned the British Tabloids Would Destroy Her Life, but ‘Didn’t Get It’ I actually like Meghan Markle, and have been rooting for her Prince Harry’s marriage since the engagement was announced. From everything I’ve seen, she’s carried herself with style and grace since becoming a…

Heatwave!

This past week in Southern California we got ourselves a sudden return to Summer weather. The month had started off cool, in early 70’s, but then out of nowhere over the last weekend, it jumped up to the 90’s. It got as high as 99 where I am on Thursday. It cooled down to 86…

#SquareOneMJ New Evidence in Michael Jackson Case | Full Documentary

Danny Wu has put together this documentary that “investigates the first ever 1993 allegations against Michael Jackson. It strategically uncovers new evidence and information through interviews with people closest to the case. These interviews showcase never-before-heard public statements from witnesses, Michael Jackson’s nephew, and legal assistant to the prosecutor in ‘93.” You can view it…

My Week In Review

It’s Sunday morning. Well, mid-morning, a little after 11am as I begin typing this. After doing a whole bunch of nothing yesterday, mostly sleeping and watching TV, I figured it’s time to put this day to use, and get back to writing. Let me tell you about my week, because I’m sure you’re all intensly…

Nerd News

Yeah, yeah, I know, I’ve said that I hate the word Nerd, but it seemed like a good title for this post, so whatever. ‘The Matrix 4’ Is Happening, Complete With Keanu Reeves, Carrie-Anne Moss, and Lana Wachowski Yeah, okay, I did not ever expect this to happen. I guess I really shouldn’t be, considering…