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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No, Steve Rogers is NOT an Agent of Hydra.

By now everyone has seen the odious images of Captain America hailing Hydra.  Right now, Joe Simon and Jack Kirby are spinning in their graves while Marvel makes money off of this cynical, shortsighted maneuver.  Plenty of people, myself included, have already raked Marvel over the coals for this soulless, witless, mercenary bit of harlotry.  ‘Nuff said.  That’s not why I’m here.  I actually have some good news.  You see, that douchebag in the red white and blue togs, hailing Hydra and desecrating our beloved hero, that’s not Captain America.…

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Give Us Back Our Heroes!

“If we’re talking about mainstream comics, I think there have been a lot of real tactical errors made in this century. I can’t really read superhero comics anymore because they’re not about superheroes.”   Darwyn Cooke   When did we surrender all forms of entertainment to the morass of moral relativism?  Can we no longer acknowledge right and wrong?  We live in troubling times and the response from media seems to be surrender.  While people march in the streets for their rights, their jobs and their daily bread our costumed…

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Why So Serious? It’s Just The Holocaust.

Later this weekend, when I have calmed down and can be rational…when I am not running on pure, seething emotion…when I can be behave like an adult, I will write my official response to Marvel’s “creative” decision to turn Steve Rogers/Captain America into an agent of Hydra.  When I have regained my professional composure, I will not use phrases like “Fuckwitted, click-bait pushing pimps” nor will I throw around such disparaging slurs as “Soulless mercenary smut peddlers”. I will, instead, deal only in the facts as I see them.  In…

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