Good News, Bad News

If you aren’t reading Steve Rogers: CAPTAIN AMERICA, you probably should be.  Like many of you, I was incensed at the whole “Cap is an agent of HYDRA switcheroo.  Initially, I thought, as did everyone else, that it was just a cheap publicity stunt. Well of course it was!  Happily, it is so much more. In the hands of Nick Spencer* (words) and Javier Pina (pictures), this title is not just a joy to read but a feast for the eyes.  Taut storytelling and crisp, vibrant visuals are the norm…

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Too Dark Dark

Yay. Another R-rated movie from the DC Animated Universe. And this one is a sequel to Justice League: War. Before we get into this, I want to say something about Justice League: War. I actually have hope that Zack Snyder’s movie will be better than this piece of shit. I bought the DVD, watched half of it, then pulled the disc out of the player, placed it carefully inside its protective case, then threw it across the room. My living room wall still has a little divot where it impacted.…

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The Coin

I just read today two troubling reports about a couple of well-known comic artists. Given the current zeitgeist, it worries me, and makes me wonder which side other comic book creators fall into. This is the elephant in the room, of course. It seems one can’t talk about anything without having to address, or at least acknowledge, recent events. But how they affect the different aspects of the American and human experiences has become a near-constant series of surprises to me and, perhaps, to all of us. This divide seems…

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Guess What Rears Its Ugly Head…Yet Again

  So, if you’re ever in Altoona and you just happen to be a racist…. Or you’re NOT really a racist, you just like racist jokes and everybody else is too thin skinned and needs to lighten up… Or you just like keeping your money with the locals…who happen to be maybe…I don’t no…racist? Then you just might like spending your filthy lucre at Excalibur Collectables. Please note, nowhere in this post did I actually say that anyone involved with (or owning) Excalibur Collectables was actually a racist so this post is in…

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