Back Where They Belong

I guess it’s a good news, bad news situation.  I’m almost always violently opposed to mega-mergers.  Especially when they involve media companies.  Consolidating media outlets means that our access to information gets choked even more than it already is.  Soon we will wind up with only a few billionaires deciding what thoughts and opinions are worthy of airtime.  When that happens, we are fucked. Cognizant of the dystopian future we are slouching towards, I must admit I am doing (figurative) handsprings over the news that Disney has gobbled up Fox. …

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The Ubiquitous Mr. Wein

Len Wein’s death, last week, affected me on a very personal level.  More than any of the other recent deaths from industry legends.  I didn’t bother to eulogize Mr. Wein because others did it more effectively than I could have.  His numerous credits and awards were well documented.  Everyone knows he was the co-creator of Wolverine, Swamp Thing and many of the second wave of X-men.  There is no point in me rehashing all of that. What left me reeling was the impact he had on my young life as…

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Has Maisie Williams Been Accepted at Xaviers?

Rumor has it that Maisie Williams will be joining fellow Game of Thrones alum, Sophie Turner, at Xavier’s School for Gifted youngsters.  She has supposedly joined the cast of New Mutants.  There is absolutely no solid evidence for this as of yet.  But it sure is fun to believe.  More on this later.  

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