So while hanging out in New York over the last little while, my two younger daughters and I got down to Big Apple Con, which was a lot of fun. I wrote about it here.
As is usual for an event like this, I bought a bunch of comics which I have since spent time reading. Here is some commentary on all of it, presented as a countdown. From least to most, how much have I enjoyed everything that I read?
Continue reading Comic-Con Comic Countdown
You know, I feel pretty busy, but maybe that’s just because I’m watching so many movies and television.
Continue reading Stuff I’ve Read, Watched, Done – June 27, 2022
A couple of years ago I spent a few weeks in Manila, on a missions project. While there, I couldn’t help but to notice how prominent super-hero related merchandise was, just about everywhere.
Continue reading Strange Sightings: Superheroes in Manila
A while ago, I wrote about how I first became a fan of comic books. This led me to remember several issues from DC Comics that came out in the 1970’s, that were formative parts of my exposure to this whole medium.
So then I decided to track down some of those comics and buy them, and journal the experience. I got three of them. The first I wrote about here, and now we’re onto the second: Justice League of America #134.
Continue reading Comics from My Childhood – Justice League of America #134
Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #46, and today’s question is one that Rod describes as quite basic–indeed, he wasn’t sure if it was something he’d already asked. But he hasn’t, and so hear we go.
What are some comics I’d recommend to a non-comic reader to get them started?
Continue reading Weekly Geeky Question #46: Comic Book Recommendations for Non-Comic Readers
Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #42, and the question is a follow-up to the previous question, which I answered in posts of astonishing length over the last two weeks:
What are my three wishes for what I would change in the DCEU?
Continue reading Weekly Geeky Question #42: Backtracking the DCEU–Three Wishes
Every week in 2018, the plan is that my friend Rod is going to ask me some geeky question that will answer in a post. This week is Week #41, and this time around the question is the same as it was last time, because I didn’t finish it last time:
How would I save the DC Extended Universe (again)?
Continue reading Weekly Geeky Question #41: A DC Extended Universe Gameplan
It wasn’t that long ago that the idea of going to see a big budget Justice League would have seemed like utter nonsense. But now we live in that word, where the number of superhero films that we have all seen is growing exponentially, and they aren’t just about Superman or Batman, but now Superman and Batman. And their friends. Continue reading Justice League
Just in time for the third episode, I thought I’d let you know that my review for the second episode of Supergirl, called The Last Children of Krypton, is now online over at Cultfix. It wasn’t the second part of a two-parter in the traditional sense, but it does clearly serve as the second half of the new season re-establishing itself and its status quo. Continue reading Supergirl 2.2 Review Online
Recently, I found myself pondering a question – a question that I’m sure you have all pondered as well: if all Marvel and DC comic books were cancelled, and I was in charge of restarting the line as one shared continuity, limiting myself to 25 books or so, what would I choose?
That of course led me to think of what a shared continuity between Marvel and DC would actually look like. How does one integrate the best or most interesting elements of both company’s properties into one streamlined story. Can you indeed put both the Justice League and the Avengers into one continuity, and give them both a reason to be there? What about Batman and Moon Knight? Hawkeye and Green Arrow? It’s an exercise sort of like what happened back in Crisis on Infinite Earths, but on an even bigger scale.
Continue reading Marvel & DC – Smooshing It All Together