Comic Book Review – Black Bolt #1 by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward

Creative Team: Writer: Saladin Ahmed Artist: Christian Ward Letterer: Clayton Cowles The Inhumans are in a tough spot, as far as the fandom goes.  They’ve been around a long time, created by Lee and Kirby no less.  But they’ve always been a bit of a niche group, mostly centered around the Fantastic Four.  It doesn’t… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Black Bolt #1 by Saladin Ahmed and Christian Ward

Marvel’s Biggest Missed Opportunity

It’s kind of shocking how quickly the tables have turned on the big two in the comics industry.  Just a few years ago, while DC was languishing under the “New 52”, Marvel was having a creative boom.  Whether it was Matt Fraction and David Aja bringing a fresh take to Hawkeye, their first headlining Muslim… Continue reading Marvel’s Biggest Missed Opportunity

Comics Twitter is a JERK!

Subtitled “Ask me about MY feminist agenda”. The thing about this whole mess I don’t get is, why do the misogynist man-babies get so wound up about a book they didn’t read?  They are gleefully vile in attacking Chelsea Cain after the cancellation of the Mockingbird series, and the preview of Joelle Jones’s cover to… Continue reading Comics Twitter is a JERK!

Comic Book Review – Secret Wars 2015

Sometimes, the heroes can get a happy ending. That’s my takeaway after reading Secret Wars #9.  Sure, they saved the multiverse, put things back the way they are supposed to be, but Secret Wars really felt like a love letter to Marvel’s first family.  At the end of all things, we get Reed and Doom… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Secret Wars 2015

Our Free Comic Book Day 2015 Haul!

Above you can see the picks both me and my kids picked out for Free Comic Book Day 2015!  I didn’t get to get out early so I missed a couple of the free books I wanted (the Dark Horse sampler with the Avatar: The Last Airbender comic, and Terrible Lizard) but we still got… Continue reading Our Free Comic Book Day 2015 Haul!

Comic Book Review – Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever

The City on the Edge of Forever is often described as the best episode of the original series of Star Trek, and it’s hard to argue against that.  The script, written by Sci-Fi legend Harlan Ellison, won the Hugo Award for Best Dramatic Presentation in 1968, and also the Writer’s Guild of America award of… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Star Trek: The City on the Edge of Forever

State of the Game: Marvel Heroes

Note:  I looked at Marvel Heroes before, but the game has changed even more since then so I’m starting fresh in this article. I tried Marvel Heroes when it first came out (it didn’t have the ‘2015’ in the name then) but only played about 20 or 30 hours before setting it aside.  Loved the… Continue reading State of the Game: Marvel Heroes

The “For Boys” Problem

This is my daughter, Mattie (and the back of my other daughter, Eva).  The girls have taken on my love of comics, mostly due to the show Earth’s Mightiest Heroes and the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  M is wearing her new Captain America hoodie which may be her new favorite possession.  Upon seeing it in the… Continue reading The “For Boys” Problem

Comic Book Review – Hellboy in Hell, Volume 1: The Descent

I think the Hellboy comics are going to be something I read in trades.  I love reading the story arcs all at once, and going back over and over to check out the art.  As an aside, if you haven’t checked out Mignola’s concept art for Disney’s Atlantis yet, go see it.  Really cool stuff. I… Continue reading Comic Book Review – Hellboy in Hell, Volume 1: The Descent

Comic Book Review – 47 Ronin (Stan Sakai)

What, is this some sort of repeat?  Nope!  I got a copy of a totally different adaptation of the 47 Ronin story via NetGalley, this time drawn by Stan Sakai (of Usagi Yojimbo fame).  I won’t rehash the gist of the story but I will say I enjoyed this version quite a bit more.  It’s… Continue reading Comic Book Review – 47 Ronin (Stan Sakai)

Ant-Man, Michael Douglas, and YOU

Casting news came down this week that Michael Douglas had signed on to play original Ant-Man Hank Pym in Edgar Wright’s Ant-Man, due out in 2015.  However, this came on the heels of Paul Rudd signing on to play Ant-Man…so who is it going to be?  Both, if they do it right. Like many hero… Continue reading Ant-Man, Michael Douglas, and YOU

Book Review – Runaways, Volume 1: Pride and Joy

What would you do if you found out your parents were supervillains?  That’s the basic question answered in Brian K. Vaughn’s (Saga) Runaways series.  Each year, 6 families come together for a meeting – the kids are told it’s to plan out charitable giving for the year.  “Good deeds should be done in secret, with… Continue reading Book Review – Runaways, Volume 1: Pride and Joy