The Super Hero Squad Show

I love the Super Hero Squad toys from Hasbro. The tiny little good guys and bad guys make nice desk decor. They're so popular that everyone from DC to Dark Horse has gotten into the act. So it came as no surprise that Marvel would spin these little moneymakers off into a cartoon series.  What … Continue reading The Super Hero Squad Show

Pondering the Watchmen

Waiting for a flash of enlightenment in all this blood and thunder. - From Rorshach's journal It's Watchmen eve.  Can you feel the excitement? I feel something, but I'm not sure it's excitement.  Trepidation?  Perhaps.  Annoyance?  Very likely. Why? I'm sick of they hyperbole that's why.  People are getting far too worked up over this … Continue reading Pondering the Watchmen

“The Joker” – the review

"You shouldn't know what the Joker is thinking." - Brian Azzarello, Wizard World Texas, November 8, 2008 I will admit, I bought "The Joker" to get it autographed at Wizard World.  With both the writer and the artist in attendance, it seemed like a good idea.  The deep discount I got at Barnes & Noble didn't hurt. … Continue reading “The Joker” – the review

The Case Against Rob Liefeld

Stephe and I have had many discussions about how the advent of the "line guy" artists in the 1990s all but killed the comic book industry. Guys like Jim Lee, Todd McFarlane and Mark Silvestri tried to substitute overly busy drawings for story with varying results. Yes, they were able to break away from Marvel and … Continue reading The Case Against Rob Liefeld

“The Dark Knight” – the review

Back in April, I did a summer movie preview. Sitting right at the top of my list was "The Dark Knight." It was unquestionably the movie I was most looking forward to this summer. Based on its box office take to date, I'm not the only one. I saw Dark Knight on opening day shortly … Continue reading “The Dark Knight” – the review