Author: J.R. LeMar

"Mostly Harmless"

Details From Shelley Dufresne’s First Day In Court

Former Destrehan High School English teacher Shelley Dufresne walked into Jefferson Parish district court Tuesday (April 25) followed by her attorney, Jim Williams, as she prepares to stand trial on two counts of carnal knowledge of a juvenile. Dusfresne is accused of having sex with a then-16-year-old student. PREVIOUSLY: Shelley Dufresne FINALLY Gets Her Day…

New MIGHTY MAN One-Shot

Written by Erik Larsen Drawn and colored by Nikos Koutsis Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: MIGHTY MAN #1 This was a nice surprise to see in this week’s list of new releases on Comixology this morning. Mighty Man has long been my 2nd favorite Erik Larsen creation, after Savage Dragon himself (in which I basically…

HAMSTER RAGE #2

Written and drawn by Brian J. Crowley Colored by Rachelle Rosenberg and Randy Field PREVIOUSLY: HAMSTER RAGE #1 In this LOOOONG OVERDUE review I return to  Brian J. Crowley’s world’s weirdest webcomic, Hamster Rage. This is another collected edition, picking right up from where the first issue left off, as Toy Boy and other members…

I Agree With Vice President Mike Pence

Yeah, that’s not a sentence I expected to say or write any time in the next (hopefully only) four years. But then I saw his name trending on Twitter this morning, because of this: Mike Pence’s ‘Billy Graham Rule’ has Internet yelling sexism Vice President Mike Pence demanded an apology from The Associated Press after…

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…

SOLO #5

Written by Gerry Duggan and Geoffrey Thorne Drawn by Paco Diaz Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: SOLO #4 Much as with Mosaic #5 there’s not too much I can say without spoilers, as this fifth issue concludes the opening arc of the series. We get some new players on the scene, taking this book into…

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 note 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…