Life in the Mojo verse – The Trump Years

I didn’t want to write a political piece… Before this election cycle, I found it stimulating to go online and have intelligent conversations with people who didn’t agree with me.  The exchange of ideas was an interesting pastime for me but, over the last 12 months, something changed.  Last summer, Continue Reading

Behind the Cape: Black Vulcan Part 1

Longboxing While Black will be a platform for Black Characters to speak on their experiences fighting alongside or against icons of the Superhero/Super-villain communities.  In the first installment, we are catching up with Black Vulcan. LBWB: Well first, Black Vulcan I would like to thank you for being our co-pilot Continue Reading

The Weirdest S- I’ve Ever Read: Monsters Unleashed 1-5

So I just completed Marvel’s latest crossover, Monsters Unleashed. I truly have no idea why it happened.  This book was like Jason Todd. I am told that he serves a purpose, some people may even enjoy him, but I have a difficult time understanding why he is a thing that Continue Reading

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

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