Character Issues: Jason Todd

The Stats: Name: Jason Peter Todd Height: 6’0 Weight: 225 Powers: Angst Type: Emo Ninja Excels at: RAGING, Getting blown up Fails at:  Being a fleshed out character. Click here to learn more about Jason Todd The Character: I will not even try to dress this up as an objective Continue Reading

Character Issues: Rodimus Prime (Animated Generation 1)

The Stats: Name: Hot Rod, Rodimus Prime Height: Giant Robot Height Weight: Giant Robot Weight Powers: Giant Robot based powers Type: Wuss in Charge Excels at: Making you miss Optimus Prime Fails at: Leading, Not Transforming into a Station Wagon The Character: For people of a certain age, the Death Continue Reading

Lost in Translation: Optimus Prime (Bayformers)

This is a new feature called Lost in Translation where I take characters who have managed to crossover to multiple forms of media but look unfamiliar to those who love them. Optimus Prime.  For those that grew up on the first Transformers Animated Series, there were few heroes that loomed Continue Reading

Character Issues: Wolverine

The Stats: Name: James Howlett or Logan or Wolverine Height: 5’3 Weight: 195 – 300 lbs Powers: Advanced Healing factor, Heightened Senses, Popularity Type:  Killdozer, Swiss Army Knife Excels at:  EVERYTHING Fails at:  Subtlety or Nuance Click here to learn more about Wolverine The Character: This one’s tough.   A Continue Reading

Character Issues: Black Characters

Sweet Christmas! Back for another week of Character Issues.  This one is not about an individual character.  This week’s issue is about the common issues that seem to plague the black characters of Marvel and DC.  This piece is meant to address general issues and not offer a case by Continue Reading

Crisis of the Infinite Crossovers: Siege

Click here for a full synopsis of Siege I was really excited by the events that led up to this crossover.  Dark Avengers was fantastic.  It showed that Norman Osborn was a scary villain who had been more or less contained by Spider-man. It gave us a temporary replacement for Continue Reading

Character Issues: Colossus

The Stats: Name: Piotr Rasputin Height: 6’6 (Human Form) 7’5 (Armored) Weight: 250 lbs (Human Form) 500 lbs (Armored) Powers: Organic Steel Skin grants him Super Strength, Durability, Endurance, Resistance to adverse conditions/environments Type: Living Tank/Thug Poet Excels at:  Self-pity, Losing in spite of his powers Fails at:  Relationships with Continue Reading

Character Issues: The Martian Manhunter

The Stats Name: J’onn J’onzzz Height: 6’7 Weight: 300 lb Powers: Shape Shifting, Telepathy, Super Strength, Super Speed…..he has just about every superpower. Type:  Glass Cannon Excels at:  Looking Awesome on paper Fails at:  Being as awesome as he looks on paper Learn about the Martian Manhunter The Character: The Continue Reading

Character Issues: Wonder Man

The Stats Name:  Simon Williams Height :6’2 Weight: 380 lbs Powers: Class 100 Strength, Immortality, Flight, Invulnerability Type:  Flying Brick Excels at:  Failing in fantastic ways, Psychological breaks Fails at:  Team work, Competence Learn about Wonder Man The Character Crackling with Ionic Energy is the condemned powerhouse, a character devoid Continue Reading

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