Gods And Monsters!

Honestly, I wanted to call this article Thor, Motherfuckers!!!  This goddamn movie makes me want to smack a troll in the chops with a war hammer.  I want to tear a hole in the sky with my fanboy hard-on.  I’m practically sitting here in a puddle of my own drool after watching Thor:  Ragnarok.  I shit you not, I could fucking cry I am so delighted with this film. I have to admit, though, that I walked into the theater today with more than a little trepidation.  Taika Waititi has…

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Article I

With all the horse shit that came raining down on Sunday, this image of dignified defiance seemed uniquely appropriate.                                   PS: If you have any info on the person in this image or the person who made it, please contact us here.    

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Bernie Wrightson Retires

For those of you who missed the announcement… JANUARY 30, 2017   Dear Fans and Friends, I apologize for our silence for the past few months. Last November Bernie began falling again, and having obvious problems with perception. He had to undergo yet another brain surgery to relieve bleeding, and then spend several weeks undergoing in-patient rehabilitation. Unfortunately, it appears that he has lasting damage: he has extremely limited function on his left side, and is unable to walk or reliably use his left hand, among other limitations. We have…

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Captains Courageous

The Chinese curse has come true, we do, in fact, live in interesting times. A while back I predicted that Misty Knight would soon be picking up Sam Wilson’s shield to become the new, and truly bad ass, Captain America.  Now I’m not just auguring it, I’m demanding it.  The time has come for a battalion of Captains to take to the streets (figuratively) and to the pages of Marvel Comics (literally).  Now, more than any time since the sixties, America needs heroes of every color; standard bearers to show…

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Nostrodumbass

2016 sucked. Apropos of nothing, here are my predictions for 2017. Misty Knight will be the new Captain America. By July, DC will be making noises about rebooting one of their major characters yet again. Bruce Banner will come back from the dead…again. Thanos will continue to be overused. Amadeus Cho will continue to be a tool. Moon Knight will continue to be brilliant…and then be cancelled. Doctor Strange will be cancelled by October. Kamala Khan will experience violent prejudice first hand.  My money says her brother gets attacked or…

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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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Pioneer Hellblazer Artist, Steve Dillon Has Died

            We have just learned that pioneer Vertigo artist, Steve Dillon has died.  No details are available at this time.  Suffice to say, this is a great loss to the industry.  I personally was a huge fan.  Mr. Dillon’s run on Hellblazer was seminal.  The word “iconic” gets tossed around a lot but I think it applies here.  If you have time today, dig out your back issues of Hellblazer or Preacher and give your eyes a feast.  I know who I will be toasting this evening.…

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