Category Archives: Comic Books

Comic Books, Graphic Novels, their authors and artists.

Star Wars meets Rashomon

It wouldn’t be the first time George Lucas used the plot of a Kurosawa movie to tell his own “original” story! What the Bith musician Figrin Da’n (I know, after 45 years, every character ever shown in the movies have … Continue reading

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RIP Alan Grant

Sad to read the news about this comic book writer passing who oddly had the same name as Sam Neill’s character in Jurassic Park. He was part of DC Comics’ influx of UK-based writers and artists who made comics and superheroes … Continue reading

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RIP George Perez

I hope the world gives me a break for a while on all these damned obits I’ve been writing as another great in comic books passed Friday. Sadly, George’s passing was a matter of when since he had been diagnosed … Continue reading

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RIP Neal Adams

Yet another sad passing I found out later, thanks a lot New York Times! But, better late than never. The legendary comic-book artist Neal Adams died last Saturday at age 80 and for us nerds, he was a big deal. Back … Continue reading

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MCU Recap 3:What If…?

Thanks to Loki opening up and preparing audiences for the canonization of MCU having a multiverse, What If…? utilizes animation to explore the possibilities about their various movies having key plot points take a different direction and let them lead to varying outcomes … Continue reading

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Black Widow: Worth Seeing (MCU Recap 2)

I wanted to see this movie not to just be an MCU completist (I’ve only missed one MCU movie in a theater) but as a show of support to Scarlett. The actress was a trooper in a male-dominated genre and … Continue reading

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MCU Recap 1: Loki and Modok

We’re about six weeks away from Doctor Strange and the Multiverse of Madness and I sat on my ass, failing to blather on about the latest MCU crap and whatever else came out in the meantime. Sure there’s spoilers by now … Continue reading

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Al Jaffe of MAD Magazine is 101!

Comedian Dan Telfer made the best joke, Al’s birthday is now the perfect fold-in! For Gen Z and some Mills, back when MAD was around, the back, inside cover was an art-based joke by Al. It would ask a question and … Continue reading

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Welcome February 2022, Year of the Tiger!

Keeping with my recent 2020 tradition, I have gone with the Chinese New Year/Zodiac animal to decorate my site’s header art. Unlike oxen (bulls) or rats, there are numerous, famous tigers to choose from. I chose the ones I prefer … Continue reading

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Welcome to November 2021!

Originally I was going to celebrate the fortieth anniversary of Call of Cthulhu debuting as a roleplaying game but it wouldn’t be sincere. I’ve only played the game a few times and I am trying to get more familiar with it because … Continue reading

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“Realistic” superheroes from different angles

Sorry, I’m really running behind on what’s current or contemporary TV or movies. It was a crazy Summer…no wait, I’m only partially sorry because I planned on spending much more time on my house. Then in the near future, it … Continue reading

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Danny DeVito is closer to the real character’s height

OK, I was wrong, according to imdb.com, Danny is 4′ 10″ (1.47 m) and what I remember from the Marvel Universe comics, Wolverine (aka Logan) is 5′ 2″ (1.58 m) but let’s face it, movies prefer the illusion of height: many … Continue reading

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MCU TV is off to a solid start with these two

Both of these original mini-series via Disney+ did a pretty great job scratching my MCU itch during the Pandemic since Black Widow and other movies were pushed back until it was safe to sit in a theater. I also think the … Continue reading

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Justice League: the Snyder do-over

Allegedly, this Snyder Cut happened via HBO Max through the fans. Who these people are, I have yet to meet one. I do readily admit to enjoying Snyder’s 300 and he did the best job possible with The Watchmen, a story that … Continue reading

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So far the Snyder Cut is rather weird

Jennifer split for Padre to have a long weekend with her mom, daughter and friend so I decided to use the time to finally watch the long awaited Snyder Cut of the terrible Justice League. Hmm. I wasn’t expecting this cameo … Continue reading

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