Essential Reading: IDW Transformers

  IDW’s Transformers Comics are the best books you aren’t reading.  I say this without hesitation.  IDW has taken a long established property and given it new depth and substance.  The book solidifies the history, politics and culture of the Transformers with humor and heart.  The strength of the the Continue Reading

Character Issues: Anakin Skywalker

The Stats: Name: Anakin Skywalker Height: 6’2 Weight: 175 Powers: Mastery of the Force Type:  Emo Space Knight Excels at:  Killing younglings Fails at:  Manning up The Character: I really have never forgiven Anakin for killing Mace Windu.  Removing Samuel L. Jackson from the Star Wars Universe was a crime Continue Reading

Reaction: Batman #47 *spoilers*

BatGordon today! BatGordon tomorrow! BatGordon for the future! The current Snyder and Capullo run on Batman has been nothing less than fantamiscal.  Batman 47 gave us another glimpse into the lives of two versions of Bats. Jim Gordon: The Batman who has a firm grasp of what his limits are. and Bruce Wayne:  The Continue Reading

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

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