My street cred as a comic book geek is mostly nonexistent. My personal slice of the space/time loaf—the timespan in which I actively purchased and collected comic books—was in the 1970s until the beginning of the ’80s. There was some Silver Age influence, especially on the DC Comics side of the equation where I cut […]Read more "Hawkeye: Season 1 — a review (Disney +)"
The second season of Amazon Prime Video’s The Boys—based on the celebrated graphic novel by Garth Ennis and Darick Robertson—has made me thirsty (in the original sense of the word) for Fresca. It also made me wonder if Amazon and Coca-Cola weren’t somehow in collusion to drive up the sales of the carbonated grapefruit-based beverage […]Read more "The Boys: Season 2 (Amazon Prime) — a review"
Nearly a year and a half ago, I posted a review of Season 1 of Doom Patrol. I liked the series a lot, assigning it a grade of a solid A. I was aware of a group called Doom Patrol back when I was reading DC Comics. But, I never read any of their books. […]Read more "Doom Patrol: Season 2 — a review"
Let’s get this out of the way at the very beginning, shall we? Personal anecdote time. Years ago, back when I was working for the Target Corporation, my boss at the time had decided to have a get-together at his big house in the country (which he has since lost, along with the wife and […]Read more "Locke & Key: Season 1 — a review"
Stumptown is based on a comic book series of the same title, by Greg Rucka, Matthew Southwork and Justin Greenwood. It was adapted for television by writer-producer Jason Richman, who you may know as the creator of the television series Detroit 1-8-7, which had 18 episodes that aired in the 2010-11 season. No? You […]Read more "Stumptown: Season 1 — a review"
As should be apparent from the series title, this show has been another comic-book-to-television adaptation. (Although, come to think of it, IMdB lists the series without the “Marvel’s” prefix—maybe I have the title wrong.) In the Marvel comics, S.H.I.E.L.D. was a fictional espionage, special law enforcement, and counter-terrorism agency created by Stan Lee and Jack […]Read more "Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.: Season 6 — a review"
I purchased this compendium at least six years ago. I was still working for the Target Corporation; I know that. It was published in 2012. So, somewhere between six and eight years ago. I bought the first compendium at the same time, and I read through that one a while back. Before I began posting […]Read more "The Walking Dead: Compendium Two, by Robert Kirkman, Charlie Adlard & Cliff Rathburn — a comic book review"
I didn’t think a sequel to the Alan Moore/Dave Gibbons classic Watchmen comic (much less the Zach Snyder movie) was possible. I was mistaken. Having finished the season, though, I’m not certain that there will be another. The finale ends on a semi-cliffhanger, which made me think another season was in the works. I avoided […]Read more "Watchmen: Season 1 — a review"
Y: The Last Man, Book Three collects issues #24-36 of the graphic novel originally published more than a decade ago. Please understand that I’m getting current on this relevant piece of pop culture before any television series premieres. I was a latecomer becoming a passenger on The Walking Dead bandwagon, watching the television series […]Read more "Y: The Last Man, Book Three, by Brian K. Vaughan, Pia Guerra, Jose Marzan Jr., and Goran Sudzuka — a comic book review"
Sometimes, things that I didn’t intend to happen occur, and, again sometimes, I go with the flow to see where events take me. This is how I got to tour the Jack Daniels distillery in Lynchburg, Tennessee (which is in a dry county, ironically). It’s how I ended up taking the tour of Graceland, in […]Read more "Nerd Premiere Twofer: Harley Quinn & The Mandalorian — a review"