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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 Golden Age Character from the […]

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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 of Marvel’s first family.  As […]

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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 and Transformers in American playrooms. […]

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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 to pay the bills, while […]

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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 crossovers and exists as the […]

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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 I’m most excited to see […]

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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 Movie existed as a strangely […]

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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 Stark AKA Iron Man is […]

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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, interesting storylines and was really […]

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Random Thoughts about Batman vs Superman

So… Instead of a traditional movie review.  I will just list the assorted thoughts I had while watching Batman Vs Superman: Dawn of Justice (this is seriously one of the dumbest names I’ve ever heard).  These aren’t exactly in order. Bruce’s parents die in this too?  Did his Mom gets shot in the face? That […]