Comics, Commentary, Film, Marvel, Netflix, Television

Sweet Christmas! Marvel launches “Luke Cage” trailer!

9 Aug , 2016  

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The trailer for “Luke Cage” has dropped like an atom bomb. That’s barely an exaggeration. It looks amazing!

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Comics, DC Comics, Film, Review

The Ultimate Sin: A “Suicide Squad” Review

7 Aug , 2016  

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Way back in 1987, I walked into a tiny newsstand in a tiny town and made my way back to the comic book section.  Sitting there, huddling amidst the typically color-saturated and dynamic covers of the other books, was this image of eight morally-ambiguous characters emerging from inky blackness, surrounding a promise writ in yellow caps […]

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Comics, DC Comics, Image Comics, Marvel

My Gods Wear Tights

3 Aug , 2016  

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Every week, usually on Wednesday, sometime between leaving work and going to bed, I watch, spellbound, as my gods save the world. It’s my holy day.  Wednesday.  My Sabbath.  And nary a week goes by that I don’t remember it.  It’s a sacrosanct ritual, complete with a pilgrimage, a feast, and a bit of sacrifice.  […]

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Comics, DC Comics, Film, Marvel

This Doesn’t Work Both Ways (Part 2)

20 Jul , 2016  

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Back in the 80s (Did I really just sound like an old man?), I fell headlong into comics in a big way.  My favorites out of the gate included Omega Men, Swamp Thing, Hellblazer, and Sandman.  Offbeat books, to be sure.  But to this day, I consider each to have provided some of the greatest […]