PRODIGY. #5

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #4 As I’ve noted in my last two reviews, the biggest flaw I find in this series that Edison is written as so much smarter than everyone else that it removes all of the suspense from the stories. Mark Millar corrects…

Good For Governor Gavin!

Gavin Newsom is a politician that I’ve had my eye on for a long time. Ever since he made national headlines in 2004 when, as the young and newly elected Mayor of San Francisco, he defied Federal and State laws by issuing marriage licenses to gay couples. This was very brave at the time, as…

I Almost Married A Serial Killer

Written and directed by Nadeem Soumah I just finished this Lifetime Original Movie, which stars Krista Allen, whom y’all know I’m a big fan of (and have met several times). And I thought I’d do a quick review to share my thoughts about it. Krista stars as Camille Fiore, a single mother raising her teenage…

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #3

Written by Kieron Gillen Drawn by Caspar Wijngaard Published by Dynamite Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2 So Peter Cannon and the other superheroes have crossed the dimensional dived and arrived in the parallel reality of the evil Peter Cannon. We see that in this world, Tabu is more like Peter’s slave, than his servant…

Ironheart #4

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #3 After their encounter last issue, the supervillain Midnight’s Fire returns to confront RiRi in her own mother’s house. As I said in response to the first issue I thought it would be better if Ironheart had a secret identity,…

Spider-Man: Life Story #1

Written by Chip Zdarsky Art by Mark Bagley Published by Marvel Comics I was immediately intrigued when I first heard about this 6-issue miniseries a couple of months ago. It’s similar to what John Byrne did in his Superman and Batman: Generations miniseries (and its sequels), showing the life of a superhero as if it…

PRODIGY. #4

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #3 This issue is even more action-heavy than the last. We see Edison fighting groups of armed men, jumping out of windows, jumping out of a plan, dismantling a missile in mid-air and just generally being a badass. We also get…

Why I Still Love Oprah Winfrey

Well, it’s certainly been a tough week for us Michael Jackson fans, hasn’t it been? This past weekend saw the release of Leaving Neverland, a four-hour documentary in which two men accuse the Late King of Pop of molesting them when they were young boys. Coming on the heels of the Surviving R. Kelly documentary…

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #2

Written by Kieron Gillen Drawn by Caspar Wijngaard Published by Dynamite Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1 So the previous issue was a bit off a riff on the end of Alan Moore’s Watchman. With Peter Cannon’s help, the world united to repel an apparent alien invasion. In the aftermath, the major world Governments, notably…

Ironheart #3

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Geoffrey Beaulieu and Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #2 RiRi’s back in Chicago, staying with her mother as she investigates the disappearance of her childhood friend Daija, and tries to see if there’s a connection to the gang of children who are stealing electronics around…

PRODIGY. #3

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #2 Mark Millar starts off this issue right in the middle of a gunfight on top of a moving train, and the action just picks up from there barely giving the reading time to breath. This is a globe-trotting adventure as…

Peter Cannon: Thunderbolt #1

Written by Kieron Gillen Drawn by Caspar Wijngaard Published by Dynamite Entertainment Peter Cannon is not a character that I am very familiar with, I mainly know him by the fact that he was the inspiration for the character of Ozymandias that Alan Moore created and used in his brilliant maxiseries WATCHMEN. Well it turns…

“BODY OF WORK” by Stormi Maya

This is Stormi Maya Alvarado, known professionally as just Stormi Maya. She is a self-described “Pro-Black/Feminist/Vegan/Artist/Musician/Director/Writer/Actor” whom I just discovered back in November. I’ll admit that I was immediately entranced by her stunning good-looks (I mean, come on, DAMN), but from following her on Instagram, Twitter, and Youtube it’s also clear that she’s one smart…

My TOP TEN Favorite Eddie Murphy Movies

Eddie Murphy has over 3 decades of experience entertaining film-goers during which time he has made a lot good films (and some really bad ones). Here is my list of what are my 10 favorite films (specifically, his live action films, I’m not counting the animated films like Shrek) that he has starred in. #10:…

Livewire #2

Written by Vita Ayala Drawn by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín Published by Valiant Comics PREVIOUSLY: Livewire #1 Picked up from the first issue’s cliffhanger, Livewire was ambushed and knocked unconscious by a group of heavily armed mercenaries who are working for some mysterious organization and is taking some hidden faculty where she is thrown…

Naomi #1

Written by Brian Michael Bendis and David F. Walker Drawn by Jamal Campbell Published by DC Comics/Wonder Comics I really didn’t know what to make of this comic, which I got on impulse. I mean, it’s DC, one of the major comics publishers, and it’s an ongoing title starring a Black character, which is something…

Ironheart #2

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics PREVIOUSLY: Ironheart #1 Eve L. Ewing is definitely not one of those writers who tends toward “decompression” in her stories. She packs a lot of threads in this issue. At school, RiRi deals with more conflicts with Dean Bryant regarding the privacy…

PRODIGY. #2

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: PRODIGY. #1 Now joined by rogue CIA agent Rachel Staks, Edison Crane heads to Moscow where must break into a super-secret vault inside of The Kremlin to find an ancient scroll which pertains to the invasion that is underway from a parallel…

Outer Darkness #3

Written by John Layman Drawn by Afu Chan Published by Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: Outer Darkness #2 In this issue Captain Riggs sends an Away Team down to an apparently abandoned astroid in hopes of retrieving some valuable cargo. But in the course of the mission two crew members get killed by some kind of…

Livewire #1

Written by Vita Ayala Drawn by Raúl Allén and Patricia Martín Published by Valiant Comics I’m not someone’s who’s previously bought many comics Valiant Comics over the years, so I’m coming into this title as a total newbie. Quite a lot has gone on with this particular character before that I have missed, but the…

Outer Darkness #2

Written by John Layman Drawn by Afu Chan Published by Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment PREVIOUSLY: Outer Darkness #1 Captain Riggs hates cats. That’s one of the first things we learn about him this issue, although we’re not given any specific reason why. But I also hate cats for no particular reason, so it just makes me…

PRODIGY. #1

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics I haven’t picked up a Mark Millar comic since I bought the first issue of his series EMPRESS back in 2016, but I was definitely intrigued when I first heard about this new series of his. Edison Crane is the World’s Smartest Man,…

Ironheart #1

Written by Eve L. Ewing Drawn by Kevin Libranda and Luciano Vecchio Published by Marvel Comics Riri Williams is a teenage genius from the mean streets of Chicago who reverse-engineered Tony Stark’s Iron Man design to built her own advanced suit of armor which she now utilized as the superhero called Ironheart, while she’s also…

Outer Darkness #1

Written by John Layman Drawn by Afu Chan Published by Image Comics/Skybound Entertainment I’ve been waiting for this eries every since I first say John Layman post about it on his Facebook page months ago. It’s a mix of sci-fi, horror, and “weird shit,” which is right up my alley! Imagine Star Trek but with…