I read some distressing news recently. The Netflix original, Jupiter’s Legacy, has become another one-and-done series for the streaming giant. It’s not the only Netflix series to receive this treatment, of course; but, when I look at the list of other Netflix one-and-dones, this is the only series I actually watched. For those of you […]Read more "Jupiter’s Legacy: Season 1 (Netflix) — a review"
The following is a list of 10 corporations that exist only in their fictional universes. Oscorp Technologies (Marvel Comics) — This one is found primarily in Spider-Man comics. It’s founder and CEO was Norman Osborne, who also became the Green Goblin. At least he did back when I was reading comics. LexCorp (DC Comics) — […]Read more "10-List: Fictional Corporations"
One of the benefits of being an Amazon Prime member, for me, is that I get to watch a lot of documentaries that I probably wouldn’t watch otherwise. Chris Claremont’s X-Men is one of these. My bona fides as a comic book geek (a collector during my teenage years; a sporadic aficionado thereafter) are a […]Read more "Chris Claremont’s X-Men — a documentary review"
I’ve come to praise Preacher, not to bury it. However, the series is over. Season 4 was its last and we all knew that going into it. The story was allowed to play out to its unnatural conclusion. The final season seemed consistent with the previous three, for good or ill. It’s been a while […]Read more "Preacher: Season 4 — a review"
What did I just watch? I mean, really. What was that? And why was it just so damned interesting? Doom Patrol is not the first show about unconventional superheroes, on television or at the movies. We’ve seen what kind of box office numbers Deadpool (a Rob Liefeld creation: Egads!!) is capable of generating. The Suicide […]Read more "Doom Patrol: Season 1 — a review"
I put off watching Justice League until after I finally got around to watching Batman V Superman: Dawn of Justice. I saw Man of Steel when it came out in the theaters, and, although I wasn’t the most rabid fan of that movie, I think I liked it more than some did. In fact, I […]Read more "Justice League — a movie review"
This was my second reading of Batman: Hush by Jeph Loeb, Jim Lee and Scott Williams. I felt I owed it to myself to read it again after reading Batman: The Long Halloween and giving it a lackluster review. I had read Hush long before Halloween, even though it was actually published later. Unfortunately […]Read more "Batman: Hush – a 15th Anniversary review"
SPOILERS AHEAD. STOP READING NOW IF YOU PLAN TO EVER WATCH THE FX TELEVISION SHOW ‘LEGION.’ YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. Truth is, I’m not sure if there are any genuine spoilers in this piece, because I just watched the first episode of LEGION and I’m still not sure what’s going on. And I like it. […]Read more "Legion: a preemptive review"
There has never been a better time to be a nerd. Or a geek. Or a fanboy. Or whatever formerly-pejorative label that those of us of a certain bent now wear proudly because we are a part of, and not separated into a lower class from, the zeitgeist. There has never been a better time […]Read more "A Great Time to be a Geek (superhero zeitgeist)"
My brother and sister-in-law gave me a Kudo TV box contraption for my birthday. It is a type of media software that, according to its own literature, allows the user to “watch and stream online and offline content.” When my brother Mike showed his own Kudo to me (just moments before my sister-in-law fell down […]Read more "Doctor Strange Days"