I’ve written reviews of the first shows of new series I’ve watched before. I recall writing separate reviews for the first and second episodes of The Orville. I wasn’t crazy about the first, but I came around by the second. Still, I generally wait until I’ve watched the whole season. There are only eight episodes […]Read more "Invincible: Season 1: Episode 1: “It’s About Time” — a review (Amazon Original)"
I was a part of the Image Revolution. Not the part that reaped millions of dollars, fancy sports cars, giant toy companies, and tremendously huge egos. That was for the founders of Image Comics, and they earned all of that. No, I was part of that mass group of humanity who was funding the cars […]Read more "The Image Revolution — a documentary review"
The Stalk fires over her shoulder as she flees from the giant warthog creatures that are pursuing her. “Hell,” she says. “FUCKING HELL!” Into her phone, she says: “Phone: call The Will.” “Incoming call from. . . The Stalk,” says the phone on The Will’s personal spacecraft. He’s sitting at his kitchen table eating […]Read more "**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 3 (Part Three): The Stalk and The Will Were a Couple? Really?!? (Or: Alana Finds Out About Marko’s Other Woman)"
I know, it’s been a minute, but here’s the second half of Chapter Two of Saga. It begins with a continued voiceover from Hazel. Hazel: From far and wide they come to inspect the hapless new parents. Taken completely out of context, this means nothing to you. But, if you look at the last post […]Read more "**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 2 (Part Two): Introducing The Stalk and The Horrors."
You know, I’ve been calling the characters with television sets (and not flatscreens, either) for heads “robots.” But, in the next scene, with two naked TV Heads having sex, they appear pretty much organic, except for the heads. Plus, they are having sex, which strikes me as an un-robotic activity. “I want you deep, baby!” […]Read more "**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part Three): Robot Sex, and the Introduction of Prince Robot IV"
After seeing the first part of this Comics Commentary in print, I’ve decided not to list the page numbers going forward. I hope to impart a feeling of moving through panels and pages by use of dialogue and description. If I’m describing a new setting, it’s a sure bet that we’ve changed panels. When we […]Read more "**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part Two): Why Quentin Tarantino Should Direct a Space Opera"
I came around to Brian K. Vaughan by a backwards route. I knew he had been involved in the later seasons of the television show Lost. Later, he was mentioned in relation to the television adaptation of Stephen King’s Under the Dome (first season was good; second season was not). When I began listening to […]Read more "**!!COMICS COMMENTARY!!** Saga: Volume 1 (issues #1-6 of the Image comic): Chapter 1 (Part One): A Child is Born"