Sandman: Season of Mists turns 30 this year. It deserves a look back in reflection on what went into this masterpiece. [Read more…] about You Can’t Go Home Again: On the 30th Anniversary of Sandman – Season of Mists
We’ve all had enough of origin stories. Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse course corrects with the perfect reinvention of origins, looping recurring beginnings through a multiversal processor until the residual DNA is part of a broader narrative. Miles Morales’ own origin is streamlined and merged with Marvel’s 2014 Spider-Verse event, somehow defining the character more clearly and more engagingly with an additional cast of Spider-Man origins on the side.[Read more…] about Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse Review!
As a Chicago Bears fan, there’s such a low bar for quarterback play that even the slightest signs of skill require rapturous applause. The Bears are notorious for a long lineage of untalented underachievers, which means that when the likes of a Grossman or a Trubisky (#itgetsbetter?) actually complete even a 15 yard out, you better stand and yell like we won the big one. There’s no telling when it might happen again. [Read more…] about State of Marvel Netflix: Luke Cage & Iron Fist Season Two Reviews!
This week I put down the PS4 controller, perch on a skyscraper ledge, and turn down the Wu-Tang in order to review Spider-Man PS4. Plus, the first edition of “Comics Thing I Love.” [Read more…] about PREVIOUSLY ON… #39: Spider-Man PS4 Review!
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