Send In The Capes.

I haven’t written anything since Orlando.  Comic books just didn’t seem that important for the last week.  Brightly colored escapism seemed vapid in the face of all this hate and vitriol.  With the whole country pointing fingers and scapegoating, reading about heroes in tights seemed almost in bad taste.  But now, I’ve had a weekend to think and drink and reflect and I’ve come to the conclusion…fuck all that noise.  This is exactly when I need, some uplifting escapism.  You probably do to. I was in Chicago when the coward…

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A Short Season To Mourn.

WARNING:  HERE BE SPOILERS!    I bought the first issue of The Savage She-Hulk off the rack when it was first released.  Yes, I am that damn old.  I was a kid.  I loved the character instantly.  I always have loved Jennifer Walters/She-Hulk.  She was a lovely blend of compassion, toughness integrity and irreverence.  She defended the oppressed in the courtroom and she defended the planet with her mighty, green fists on a hundred battlefields.  She gave her life, this week, fighting Thanos and I’m going to miss her…for a…

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Can I say “squeeeee” here? Because I really want to.

By the time you read this, the news has already broken, but just when my utter, complete, rapturous joy at the news that Supergirl is getting a second season on The CW has barely subsided, they announce that the Big Kahuna himself, Kal-El of Krypton will be appearing in the first two episodes of the new season! Now, in my previous article, I mentioned about how coyly they inserted Supes into scenes where you didn’t really see him, but it was obvious that it was him, whether it be a silhouette, a familiar red…

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When Titans Clashed: The Greatest Fight of All Time and Space!

By the time you read this, you will have already heard the news about Muhammad Ali. I won’t go into the details of his long and storied career. I’ll leave that to people who know his whole story better than I. But, even though he was an international icon, known the world over simply as “Ali”, to me, he was still one of our own. A hometown boy made good. I was, and still am, proud to say I came from the same town as he did. And growing up,…

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Who Would You Rather Marvel At?

Well, the news broke that Brie Larson is in early talks to play Captain Marvel in the upcoming movie. I’m going to go on at length as to what the actual reason is for this seemingly out-of-the-depths-of-space choice, why this is probably a mistake, and why another – fan-favorite – actress should be given the nod. Oh, man… where to begin… Okay, let’s talk physicality to start with. When I was thumb-wrestling RTK to see who’d get to write this, we discussed the idea that fit, healthy (or, as Hollywood…

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I just fell in love with Hayley Atwell… again

As I mentioned before in another post, ABC cancelled Agent Carter.   However, if the fans… AND the stars of the show, get their way, there just might be a Season Three. Recently, there was a petition circulating that at last count had over 115K signatures. And Hayley Atwell, who’s already committed to her new series Conviction, recently told attendees at MegaCon in Orlando that she would do “whatever it takes” to bring Agent Margaret Carter back for another season, stating she might even “shoot on the weekends” during production of Conviction.   Dominic Cooper…

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DC Comics: Stillbirth

So DC comics is again relaunching their entire line this month with another “universe-wide” change that “will affect every character” in their stable.   Speaking of stable. DC Comics’ books, stories and all that haven’t been “stable” for years. They promise one thing, and deliver something else, and it’s either late, not what was promised or just… plain… bad. Ten years of this.  Ten. Years. And people still ask me, “did you see this-thing happen with Superman” or “did you read the latest–” NO I DID NOT. I have a ton…

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DC Takes a Mulligan.

Imagine with me for a moment.  Picture this scene.  Your grandfather, a well-respected man of many accomplishments has died.  He left you many things in his will but the items that interested you the most were his fine, shiny ballroom dancing shoes.  No sooner is grandpa in the ground than you have slipped those treasures onto your own feet.  You feel exhilarated.  Now you can walk in grandpa’s shoes. With your heart pounding, you rush out the front door giddy at all of life’s possibilities…and you immediately step right into…

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