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"
I have a confession to make. I have no idea what’s going on in the current comic book continuity. I should be ashamed, probably. I watch a lot of comic book movies and television shows. I’m a self-professed comic book nerd. But, the truth is that the height of my nerd-dom—at least as it relates […]Read more "Diversity in Comic Books"
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"