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 when…

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 own…

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…

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 read…

J.R. REVIEWS JAY Z

The latest release from The Greatest Rapper of All Time (in my opinion). 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 “I don’t run rap no more,…

I AM A PUBLISHED COMIC-BOOK WRITER NOW

From the hottest up-and-coming online superhero entertainment company in the world, FUTURIUS, comes “THE LONE SPACE RANGER“, a 7-page science-fiction MASTERPIECE, written by J.R. LeMar & beautifully illustrated by Chris J. Powers. Deep in outer-space, one man bravely fights alone against a vast alien armada, while struggling to make sense of the seemingly futile nature…

TWITTER ME SOFTLY

It’s interesting how quickly technology changes today. I’ve talked about how it’s odd to think that there are teenagers today who’ve never bought an actual music CD, all of their music as been downloaded (legally or otherwise) from online. There are kids today who’ve never experienced dial-up, they’ve always had DSL or broadband. The internet…

SUPERHEROES & POLITICS

Last year I wrote a blog where I listed MY 10 FAVORITE SUPERHEROES Today I’m revisiting that list. This time I’m speculating as to what their individual political leanings are, and whothey voted for in the last election, President Barack Hussein Obama or Sen. McCain? 1/CAPTAIN MARVEL In his secret identity, Captain Marvel is actually…

3 MOVIES THAT I’M TOO SCARED TO EVER WATCH

I love horror movies, but they don’t actually scare me. Okay, the original Amityville Horror & Jaws scared me when I first saw them, but I was little kid, so that doesn’t count. But, generally speaking, the supernatural doesn’t scare me. What frightens me is REALITY. I have a somewhat morbid imagination, & a naturally…