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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SDCC Special: Welcome to the Trailer Park

As is usual during San Diego Comic Con, every studio and their grandmothers puts out trailers for movies and television shows. This year is no exception. And there are about a million of them. Or two. I’m not sure. But there’s a lot. But I thought it’d be nice – and maybe the start of an annual tradition – to showcase some of these trailers and give my impressions of what we should expect to see in the coming twelve months or so. To start, I’m going to admit that this…

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Tonight’s Review Brought to You by Jameson!

Just before the gobbledegookapalooza* that was Marvel’s Secret Wars 2015, many of Marvel’s greatest heroes were given satisfying, fitting and reverent ends to their storied careers (DareDevil, Captain Marvel, Ms Marvel, Moon Knight, The Punisher, Ultimate Punisher).  Some other heroes were given less auspicious send offs (Iron-Man, Iron-Man, Master of Kung Fu, Iron-Man).  But, whatever the circumstances of the goodbye, there was the promise of a new beginning, a fresh tomorrow and an answer to every question.   If you have been following DareDevil then you know that the new…

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My Wife is Leaving me for Frank Castle. I Can’t Tell You Why Because Spoilers…

Curse you Netflix!  I always thought if my wife left me for a celebrity it would be for Rachel Maddow.  It’s no secret that whip-smart wonk makes her little heart go pitter pat.  (Fun fact:  When she isn’t on TV, Rachel dresses just like Jessica Jones.)  I was mistaken, though.  The Punisher is my wife’s one true TV crush.  DareDevil: Season II did such an excellent job of humanizing Frank Castle that my true love actually gasped aloud  while watching, “I love you, Frank Castle.”  More than once.  Like lots…

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