THE NEW (& IMPROVED?) WONDER WOMAN

As I’ve mentioned before, Wonder Woman is one of MY 10 FAVORITE SUPERHEROES. Recently, writer J. Michael Straczynski, has been hired by DC comics to take over the monthly comic-book series, and he has announced a new origin story, as well as a new costume. First, let me start with the costume. It’s not bad.…

I DELETED MY MYSPACE ACCOUNT

Yep, it’s all over. I signed up in August 2005. There was a time when I was a full-on Myspace addict. I was on all the time. First thing in the morning, after waking up, would be to check my Myspace page. I actually like getting to know new people, finding out about them and…

DARK CONSEQUENCES by Ed Ferrara

Have you ever imagined what it would be like to be completely paralyzed, unable to move, or even speak, and then be slowly eaten alive by a dozen large rats? Or have you ever dreamed of being strapped to a table, completely naked, while a crazy old woman started hacking off pieces of your body…

THE ULTIMATE QUESTION: KIRK OR PICARD?

I have been a Star Trek fan for as long as I recall, but I wouldn’t call myself a hardcore trekkie/trekker. By that I mean that I can’t name specific episodes, or tell you the names of the various classes of starships, and never felt the need to attend a Star Trek convention, etc. I…

THE HONOR BRIGADE

“Tom [Stillwell] wants to make comics fun again.” That is one of the lines written by fan favorite comic-book writer Gail Simone in the Forward to this book, and I can’t think of a more appropriate way to describe this volume of The Honor Brigade: FUN. Originally released as a 6-issue black & white miniseries,…

PLATYPUS VS. MONKEY #1

I have written before about my love for comic-book anthologies and this is the newest one that I have discovered. This book has short stories by different creative teams in it. The book opens with the cover-story, PLATYPUS VS. MONKEY by Mark Stancil, Wilfredo Torress & Brian Hardison. It’s 18 pages long, and tells the…

HALLOWEENMAN: SUPERDEFORMED

I “met” Drew Edwards a few years ago via some comic-book message boards, & thus became aware of his fascinating webcomic Halloween Man. The strip revolves around Solomon Hitch, a most unusual superhero, to say the least. Rather than being a strange visitor from another planet with powers and abilities far beyond those of mortal…

STACY CLARK, MY FAVORITE SINGER

Self taught and driven, Stacy independently released her full length CD, “Apples & Oranges” in November 2007. Her sound encompasses a variety of musical styles and can be classified as Folka: Electronic Folk Rock. Stacy’s list of accomplishments include: Song placement on ABC Family “Samurai Girl”, the CW “Girlfriends” and MTV “The Hills”, “Engaged and…

SAM STONE, AUTHOR AND POET

  Author and poet Sam Stone began writing aged 11 after reading her first adult fiction book, The Collector by John Fowles. “I’d never read anything like it. It was terrifying – but so exciting … that’s when I realised I liked to be scared,” she admits. Her love of horror fiction began soon afterwards…

WILL SMITH IN “SEVEN POUNDS”

  NOTE: This review WILL contain several major spoilers to this film. I cannot avoid this, in order to discuss what I liked about the film. I don’t think knowing these spoilers would necessarily lessen the enjoyment of the film to a first-time viewer, but if you haven’t seen it continue to read at your…

MODERN FAMILY on ABC

If there’s one thing I’ll always take advantage of, it’s having any excuse to post a picture of Sofia Vergara. I first discovered her years ago, when she was a guest on the old Howard Stern radio show, which was being filmed and broadcast on the E! Channel. I have been a fan ever since.…

THE DARKLING (Graphic Novel review)

The Darkling is a character that was first featured in several Webcomics from Futurius (now known as DANN COMICS). In late 2008, a print miniseries was published. Six issues written and drawn by Chris J. Powers. Here’s the official series solicitation: From the dimly lit streets of night-time London to the treacherous forests of Transylvania,…

THE WITCHES OF BREASTWICK 2

Note: This is a “softcore” film, which includes (mostly female) nudity, and many instances of simulated sex, as well as some small implied violence. Not intended for children. This review contains spoilers but, let’s face it, you don’t watch movies like this for the “plot” anyway. First, despite the above promo art, Julie K Smith,…

THE WITCHES OF BREASTWICK

Note: This is a “softcore” film, which includes (mostly female) nudity, and many instances of simulated sex, as well as some small implied violence. Not intended for children. This review contains spoilers but, let’s face it, you don’t watch movies like this for the “plot” anyway. This film is about David Carter, who has been…

PITCHED VOL. 1 (Graphic novel review)

  This is an anthology, consisting of 9 stories, all of which are written by Eric San Juan, but each one is drawn by a different artist. The book opens with an interesting forward written by the one and only Erik Larsen (comic-book creator, and current Image Comics President), who, despite admitting that he hadn’t…

J.R. REVIEWS JAY Z

  The Blueprint 3, The latest release from The Greatest Rapper of All Time (in my opinion) is out. I’m going to go track by track, to give my impressions (plus, it give me another excuse to listen to it all the way through again ^_^). 1/ WHAT WE TALKIN’ ABOUT (featuring Luke Steele). 4:04…