PROMPOSALS

Warning: Potential Grumpy Old Man Rant So a couple of weeks ago some teenage guy posted a question on the dating advice forum on Reddit. Honestly, I usually just avoid even answering questions from teenagers, sometimes it’s hard for me not to sound like a condescending adult (which I am), because they’ll act like everything…

Startup #1.2

Written by Darin Henry Drawn by Craig Rousseau Published by Sitcomics PREVIOUSLY: STARTUP #1.1 Picking up later that same night from the events of the first issue, Renee makes it back home and wakes up her son Malcolm, to tell him all about her transformation and new superpowers. Through concentration, Renee is able to transform…

Superman: American Alien #6

Written by Max Landis Drawn by Jonathan Case Published by DC Comics PREVIOUSLY: SUPERMAN: AMERICAN ALIEN #5 Max Landis continues his rewrite of Superman’s origin. It’s a year since the previous issue, with Clark firmly established in his duel-identity of Superman, who has become quite a citywide sensation. Clark’s childhood best friend Pete Ross and…

Strange Fruit #3

Written by J.G. Jones and Mark Waid Drawn by J.G. Jones Published by Boom! Studios PREVIOUSLY: Strange Fruit #2 SIX MONTHS LATER, the third issue of this 4 issue miniseries has finally been published. I wish I could say that it was worth the wait but…well, that would be lying. Like I said last time,…

HUCK #6

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Rafael Albuquerque Published by Image Comics PREVIOUSLY: HUCK #5 I have to say that this has been one of Mark Millar’s most enjoyable recent projects. With some inventive use of Anna’s powers, Huck busts the two of them out of the Siberian prison, and then mother and son team…

Empress #1

Written by Mark Millar Drawn by Stuart Immonen Publish by Icon/Marvel Comics Mark Millar returns to Marvel Comics for this new series, published under their creator-owned Icon Imprint. I must say that I had high hopes for this title up initially hearing about it. First, because of his collaborator and co-creator Stuart Immonen, whose work…

JACKED #6

Written by Eric Kripke Drawn by John Higgins Published by DC Comics/Vertigo PREVIOUSLY: JACKED #5 This is it, the final issue, and it goes out with a bang, although I don’t mean that literally (or do I?). Now, I can’t say too much, as I want to avoid major spoilers. But as per last issue’s…

Breaking Into… Writing with Geoffrey Thorne on Black Hollywood Live

In this episode Black Hollywood Live host James Lott Jr. interviews Geoffrey Thorne. After a successful career as a television actor including portraying police officer Wilson Sweet in the television series In the Heat of the Night from 1989 to 1994, Thorne began writing professionally, winning Second Prize in Simon & Schuster’s sixth annual Strange…

Testing ADRAFINIL

Over the years I have tested several Nootropic pills, also known as “smart drugs,” these are pills that claim to be designed to help your brain function by improving your memory and helping you concentrate. Most notably I have tried and written about both EXCELEROL which I ultimately found completely ineffective and TRUBRAIN which seemed…

Remembering Joanie “Chyna” Laurer

Joanie Laurer, the groundbreaking female wrestler known as Chyna, has died. Police in Redondo Beach, California, confirm that Laurer, 45, was found dead in her apartment on Wednesday. Police say they were notified by a friend who went to check on her and found Laurer unresponsive. The cause of death is under investigation, but police…

PRINCE ROGERS NELSON . . .

Okay, well, I need to write something. I’ve been thinking about this all day, and I’m honestly still not sure that I even have the words. Prince is dead. His Purple Majesty is no longer with us. I still can’t believe this. I found out at 10am this morning, as my morning break at work…

SOUL MATES #1

Written by Martin Chuzz Drawn by Claudia Balboni Published by Convinct Comics This is an interesting little book, billed as a romantic comedy. Denzel is a demon from Hell, charged finding and getting people to sell their souls to Satan. While Holly is an angel from Heaven, charged with finding and converting 100 souls for…

HASS #1

Written by B. Alex Thompson Drawn by Federico Santagati Published by Approbation Comics I got this last week on impulse. The synopsis for this series was: In a story that’s “Romeo & Juliet” meets “American History X,” Hass is the story of the dramatic and tragic events that turns a young Black man into a…

100 COVERS by Rick Lundeen

Written and drawn by Rick Lundeen Published by Epoch Productions This is such a unique and awesome concept, I wish I’d thought of it myself. The idea here is that this issue is a collection of the first 100 covers of a fictional ongoing comic-book series about a superhero team called THE BATTALION. Just the…

ROUTE 3 #3

Writer: Robert Jeffrey II Artist: Sean Damien Hill Publisher: Terminus Media Previously: Route 3 #2 This is a bigger than average issue, about 35 pages, and the first half is mostly dialogue. There’s a lot of panels of talking heads, but it’s good and informative, and a credit to writer Robert Jeffrey II that he’s…