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"
I’ve read Jeph Loeb’s work before. He wrote Batman: Hush, an excellent Batman story drawn by Jim Lee. I liked that one a lot. He also wrote Batman: The Long Halloween, with art by Tim Sale, the artist in the Spider-Man limited series. I didn’t hate this one, but I didn’t like it as much […]Read more "Spider-Man: Blue, by Jeph Loeb & Tim Sale — comic book review"
The Boys was a revelation. This is the superhero television show that I’ve been waiting for, apparently. Comic book deconstructionism, as a movement in superhero comics, owes some of its longevity to the work done in the 1980s by writers like Alan Moore and Frank Miller. Moore and Miller, and others of their ilk, attempted […]Read more "The Boys: Season 1 (Amazon original) — a review"
I wrote a review of Season 6 of Arrow way back in May 2018. I said then that the series was doing an incomplete job of keeping my interest and announced I was stepping away from it for a while. Absence making the heart grow fonder, and all that. Which is what I did, not […]Read more "Arrow: Seasons 7 & 8 — a review"
On other occasions, I’ve mentioned that one of the benefits I’ve discovered in being an Amazon Prime member is my access to an untold number of television series, movies and documentaries that I might not otherwise watch through Prime Video. Geek, and You Shall Find was one of the documentaries the computer suggested I might […]Read more "Geek, and You Shall Find (2019) — a documentary review"
I’m not accusing anyone of bait-and-switch. I should have done my homework. If you read my review of the first volume of this New 52 iteration of Justice League, it’s pretty clear that the major selling point for this book was the artwork of Jim Lee and Scott Williams, two artists I’ve admired for, well, […]Read more "Justice League: Volume 2: The Villain’s Journey, by Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, Scott Williams & Others (The New 52!) — 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"
I watched the final episode of the second season of DC Universe’s Titans this morning. Appropriately enough, it was titled “Nightwing,” and featured the first appearance of Dick Grayson (Brenton Thwaites) in the Nightwing costume. The Boy Wonder has finally grown up. This season showed me that it was possible to be both impressed and […]Read more "Titans: Season 2 — a review"
Okay, you had me at Jim Lee and Scott Williams. Justice League: Volume 1: Origin collects Justice League 1-6, originally published in 2011-2012 as part of The New 52 relaunch of DC Comics following the conclusion of the “Flashpoint” crossover storyline. Since then, beginning in 2016, DC has gone through a Rebirth, which I believe […]Read more "Justice League: Volume 1: Origin, by Geoff Johns, Jim Lee, and Scott Williams — a comic book review (the new 52!)"
I’m not really a fan of musicals. I know, I’m a Neanderthal. I love music, I feel I should add; I just don’t like it when characters in a story break into song. It jolts me out of the story, out of the fictive dream. It’s why I’m not a huge fan of the movies […]Read more "Watchmen: Season 1 — Premiere Episode “It’s Summer and We’re Running Out of Ice” — a review"