Only God Can Save You Now

I’ve said a lot of vicious things about Zack Snyder in the past but that’s only because I despise him for taking several very loud, monochrome dumps on characters that I hold very dear.  Despite my antipathy for the man and his “vision”, I would never have wished the sort of personal tragedy he is going through to have been visited upon him.  Losing a child is a horror most of us cannot even fathom.  All biting sarcasm and shit talking aside.  Seriously, we feel for the guy. Principal photography…

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Snyder Steps Down After Personal Tragedy

The news broke today that producer, writer and director of the upcoming Justice League movie, Zack Snyder, along with his wife, producer Deborah Snyder, will be stepping down from completion of the film after a family tragedy. In the last couple of months, the Snyders have been working with director/writer of Marvel’s The Avengers, as well as the upcoming Batgirl movie, Joss Whedon to complete the Justice League film. Whedon will do pickups, inserts and other additional scenes to add to the footage already shot by Snyder. He had already…

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Marvel Misses

I read a couple of recent articles in which Marvel exec David Gabriel stated that issues of Marvel titles featuring women and ethnically diverse characters just weren’t selling well. He was quoted as saying, “people didn’t want any more diversity. They didn’t want female characters out there.” In effect, titles starring or featuring female characters front and center weren’t selling, and by extension, dragging down overall sales figures for the entire line. Well, it’s starting to emerge that this is pretty much a big pile of horseshit. Marvel has always had a…

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Circle The Hard-Ons

Let’s get one thing straight, right up front, media critics are, for the most part, cunts.  The professionals are mostly just frustrated wannabe screenwriters or, even worse, directors.  They want to be in the business so bad they can taste it.  The other half, the fanboys (hello, that’s me) spend their time bitching about how “Blah-Blah-Blah is not the movie I would have made.”  So, understand, they have all been sharpening their pens and buffing their hard-ons, waiting for Marvel to stumble.  At long last, the Marvel Netflix series, Iron…

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Farewell Titan. Bernie Wrightson, 1948-2017

We learned, this morning, that legendary artist Bernie Wrightson had lost his battle to cancer.  We don’t use the word “legendary” lightly.  Even the most cursory examination of his career will show that this is not just feel-good hyperbole.  We have lost a true giant and the world is lessened without him in it. We reprint the obituary by his wife Liz, taken from his official website: It is with great sorrow that I must announce the passing of my beloved husband, Bernie. We thank you for all the years of…

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Soulless Self Promotion

This is a shameless, shameless plug.   Go here  https://www.cdbaby.com/Artist/Rifle1.   Do it now, don’t wait for the translation.             Hurry and grab these albums before the new one, SUPRAMASSIVE,  drops.  You have been warned.

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Show Us Your Muscles

A lady friend of mine who is an even bigger geek than I (yes that is possible) has aired a major beef with Marvel Studios.  It’s not something that I had given much thought to but now that she has made me aware of it, I can’t get it out of my head.  Although their films are generally well cast they do have one glaring problem.  All of the so-called “superheroines” are lacking in the muscle department.  They are, in fact, kinda scrawny. Yeah, yeah, I know.  Scarlett Johansson is…

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