What I’m Checking for this week 12/8/15

Here are a few things (Comics and TV) I’m checking for this week. The links are provided by Amazon. Batman #47: I’m truly enjoying this current run with BatGordon.   It’s a nice respin on the Batman mythos before the inevitable return to the status quo with Batman vs Superman Continue Reading

Character Issues: Caillou

The Stats: Name: Caillou Height: Small Weight: Unknown Powers: Reality Warping Type: Whiny Excels at: Ruining his parent’s lives Fails at: EVERY GODDAMNED THING Dedicated to all the parents out there, suffering through some of the worst children’s programming in history The Character: Canada is the epicenter of many pop Continue Reading

Character Issues: The Silver Surfer

The Stats: Name: Norrin Radd, Silver Surfer Height:  6’4 Weight: 225 Powers: Imbued with the Power Cosmic Type:  Gorilla Glass Cannon Excels at:  Looking Great on Paper Fails at: Nearly Everything Else The Character: I know, I’ve already took a shot at the Silver Surfer in The Silver Surfer Problem but I Continue Reading

The Weirdest Sh*t I’ve Ever Seen: Superman Returns

*I wanted to get into reviewing movies…in my own way.   I didn’t want to review new movies.  I have two small children, even getting to a movie is an accomplishment for my wife and I.  We’re lucky to catch movies before they go to Blu Ray.  I also don’t Continue Reading

Character Issues: Hal Jordan

The Stats: Name: Harold “Hal” Jordan Height: 6’2 Weight: 200 lbs Powers: Wields the most powerful weapon in the Universe.  A Green Lantern Ring can do anything he can will into existence. Type:  Magical Space Cop Excels at:  Lechery Fails at:  Being a decent person The Character: Hal Jordan is Continue Reading

Longboxing While Black (Part 1)

Longboxing While Black is how I define myself as a Black Comic Book fan.   I say “Fan” because the words “Nerd” or “Geek” spawn bullshit debates about what differentiates the two groups.   I will use the word Fandom because it is easier to type than Comic Book/Anime/Video Game Fan/Cosplayer.  To Continue Reading

Character Issues: Superboy-Prime

The Stats: Name: Kal-El (Earth Prime) Height: 5’11 Weight: 170 lbs Powers: Superman’s Powers at a higher multiple Type:  Flying Brick Excels at:  Reality Punching, Narrative Destroying Fails at:  Subtlety, Being Sympathetic. The Character: Superboy-Prime is the lone survivor of Earth-Prime.  He possess the story crippling power level of the Continue Reading

X-Hausted #2: X-Force

The 90’s.   When everything that was annoying about the 80’s was dipped in Neon paint to make it EXTREME….or X-Treme because starting a word with the letter ‘E’ was lame.  In 1991, the comic book speculating boom dictated that creators create the loudest, shiniest, gaudiest and most X-TREME books Continue Reading

Character Issues: The Legion of Superheroes

The Stats: Name: The Legion of Superheroes (The Legion, Legionaries) Powers: Varied yet stunningly One Note Type:  Teen Age Space Rom-Com meets Hamburger Hill Excels at: Sprawling Cosmic Operas Fails at: Having a coherent history The Characters:  Follow this link to buy Legion of Superheroes books This edition is a passion Continue Reading

Rage of the Fanboys: Flash Season 2

So the Fanboys are in an uproar regarding the  *gasp* Black Firestorm in the promotional material from the upcoming season of The Flash. Comments sections filled with the wailing of white fanboys feeling disenfranchised due to a “white character being turned black”.  With the Firestorm joining Team Africa, white characters Continue Reading

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