Character Issues: Cyborg

The Stats: Name: Victor (Vic) Stone (Cyborg) Height: 6’6 Weight: 385 lbs Powers: Cybernetic Being (Enhanced senses, Cognitive and Physical Abilities. Technopathy) Genius-Level intelligence.    Type:  Nondescript Metal Punching Bag Excels at:  Being part of a team Fails at:  Being an interesting part of a team. The Character: Victor Stone Continue Reading

Character Issues: The Vision

The Stats: Name: The Vision Height: 6’3 Weight: 300 lbs Powers: Mass Manipulation, Solar Energy Blasts, Super Strength, Flight, Computer Brain Type: Glass Cannon (Martian Manhunter sub-type) Excels at: OP’ed Melodrama Fails at: Living up to his potential The Character: The Vision we know was a Silver Age remix of a Continue Reading

Character Issues: Reed Richards

The Stats: Name: Reed Richards Height: 6’1 Weight: 180 lbs Powers: Malleable Physiology, Super Genius Type: Stretchy Hero #165 Excels at: Being the smartest guy in world of super-geniuses. Fails at: Common Sense and being a good parent, husband, friend, teammate, neighbor, role-model… The Character: Reed Richards is the patriarch Continue Reading

Character Issues: Lion-O (1985)

The Stats: Name: Lion-O Height: 6’4 Weight: 225 Powers: Enhanced Strength, Enhanced Agility Type:  Generic Leader Excels at: Requesting assistance Fails at:  Nearly everything without help The Character: 1985 was crucial.   Thundercats hit the scene in a major way.  By 1986, they were competing for shelf space with He-Man Continue Reading

LBWB: Comics in the Age of Black Lives Matter

This American Life As a Blerd, over the past few day/weeks/months/years, it’s been harder to find a means of escapism.  We discuss our passions joyously, but are tethered to the inherent meanness of a dual existence.   Having to abide by the rules of white society to keep a gig Continue Reading

Character Issues: Apocalypse

The Stats: Name: En Sabah Nur or Apocalypse Height:  7’0 (variable) Weight: 725 (variable) Powers: All of them Type:  Team Buster Excels at:  Being the great unspoken evil Fails at:  Living up to his reputation The Character: Apocalypse is  one of the X-Men’s signature baddies.  He has been central in multiple X-Team centric Continue Reading

New Universe: The Dark Tower (Updated for 2017)

I enjoy my obsessions.  I am enthusiastic about the things I follow.  I tell fellow Blerds about the magic of IDW’s Transformers series (seriously…start reading this).  I’ve decided that my page would be a good place to share the universes I follow.  The first one I want is the one Continue Reading

The Weirdest S- I’ve Ever Seen: Transformers: The Movie

In the 80’s movies for children were either inane or psychotic.  Those that fell in between these two categories were easily forgotten.   For a person who is obsessed with bizarre and inexplicably macabre films, the 80’s offered a wealth of bafflingly grim kids movies.  At the time Transformers: The Continue Reading

Character Issues: Iron Man

The Stats: Name:  Anthony Edward “Tony” Stark Height: 6’1 (without armor) 6’6 (with armor) Weight: 225 lbs Powers: Marvel’s Best Engineer and Mechanic, Super Genius, Various Powered Armors Type:  Swagged out Tech Demigod Excels at: White Privilege Fails at: Being a decent person The Character: Billionaire, Philanthropist, Playboy, Adventurer.  Tony Continue Reading

X-Hausted #3: Alpha Flight

Alpha Flight The Team NOBODY Wanted.. From the Land of Mild Disappointments, the land better know as Canada, comes a team that Marvel has been trying to kill since the mid 80’s.  Alpha Flight exists as a strange mix of being an X-Men derivative and Avengers clone.  It had interesting characters, Continue Reading

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