For my money, Blade has one of the most fascinating modern comics profiles of any Marvel hero. The vampire hunter and Midnight Son didn’t truly ascend to cult favorite status until the Wesley Snipes led Blade hit theaters in 1998. [Read more…] about Blade (Vampire Hunter) Reading Order
As badly as he’d have me beaten, blacklisted, and balded for saying this, any guide to Lex Luthor comics doubles in many ways as a guide to Superman comics. Luthor and Supes are inextricable, forever destined to wage their war of perceived good and evil for the heart of mankind. [Read more…] about Lex Luthor Reading Order
Billy Batson, aka Shazam, aka Captain Marvel (but, no, not that Captain Marvel) is one of the more beleaguered heroes in all of superhero comics. Lawsuits, alleged infringement (with the Man of Steel himself!), and copyright issues have kept the world’s mightiest mortal from never quite reclaiming his title as the most popular hero of the 1940’s (or so I’m told). [Read more…] about Shazam! (DC’s Captain Marvel & The Marvel Family) Reading Order
I review and dissect Ant-Man & The Wasp with my Dad and brothers!
About halfway through Ant-Man and the Wasp I started thinking about Lebron James. The brand new Los Angeles Laker has been so good at basketball, for such a sustained period that it’s easy to take his talents (to South Beach) for granted. An average Lebron game last season – a tumultuous one for his Cavs – saw him nearly put up a triple double: 27.5 points, 8.6 rebounds, and 9.1 assists. That’s so darn good (and so stupifyingly in line with his career averages), that if you saw Lebron put up a conventionally *excellent* 25, 5 and 6, it would feel mundane. While those numbers might be all-star caliber for nearly anyone else, for Lebron, that’s a below average night. He’s simply capable of so much more. [Read more…] about Ant-Man & The Wasp Review! Small Stakes