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Returns the Joke Again

Return the Joke Again

Return the Joke Again We’ve already been over this, at least in part anyway. And it feels a bit strange to me that we are here again. But it had to be done with good reasons to boot. Or something… I know right… You have no idea what the hell …

Flash Gordon 2

Flash to the Past

Flash to the Past You should probably realize this about me by now or at least suspect it, but I am not a fan of reboots or changes to something solely to make a point. Wait, back up, what the heck am I trying to say here. In a nutshell, …

heroes rise

Heroes Rise

Heroes Rise I read them out of order. Not that it mattered, at least to me, but without the background it made it a bit … Odd. Sorry, talking about Batman and the “A Death in the Family” Story line. It wasn’t that I read those particular stories out of …

alternate realities

A difference in Alternate Realities

A Difference in Alternate Realities As crazy as this might sound, I am going to go on record now and state without a doubt in my mind, I hated the Jessica Jones series on Netflix. I was disappointed and I had my reasons but I never fully gave voice to …

Gotham in Ruins

Gotham in Ruins

Gotham in Ruins Imagine with me, if you will, Gotham City, home of the Batman. It is a seedy and dangerous place, the perfect place for a noir style story. We often see it depicted with gothic architecture and design. You can picture it right? I mean we have seen …

i Love Lucy

I Love Lucy

I Love Lucy Ok, I admit it, the title is misleading. This isn’t a reflection on a 60’s era sitcom with a quirky red head. Instead it is some thoughts on the 2014 film Lucy directed by Luc Besson (who also wrote it) and starring Scarlett Johansson and Morgan Freeman. …

The Ticking Clock

The Ticking Clock

The Ticking Clock “Flash I love you, but we only have fourteen hours to save the Earth!” One of the most classic lines quoted from a classic ingénue. If you don’t know it… shame on you. But I will give the source anyway. This is a line from the 1980s …

Let's Dance

Let’s Dance

Let’s Dance Put on your red shoes and dance the blues… Yeah, it’s been an emotional day for me. This will be a bit disjointed as I hit a few different thoughts, but after the news this morning the list of things to talk about grew. Granted the first thing …

The Monkey's Journey

The Monkey’s Journey

The Monkey’s Journey American Born Chinese written by Gene Luen Yang and published in 2006 is a huge story. In fact it is such a huge story that the presentation of the story is misleading. Maybe I am getting ahead of myself. Actually it is three stories contained in a …

When Gods Fall

When Gods Fall

When Gods Fall Comic books and superheroes are an American mythology. I touched on this a little when I wrote about the graphic novel and movie for The Watchmen. Birthed with the first true superhero, Superman, in Action Comics back in 1938, we needed heroes that were larger than life. …