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When Enjoying ‘Quantumania,’ Let’s Not Forget The King Of Comics Who Helped Create It

February 3rd, 2023
When Enjoying 'Quantumania,' Let's Not Forget The King Of Comics Who Helped Create It

The latest installment of the Marvel Comics Cinematic Universe is getting underway this month with “Ant Man and the Wasp: Quantumania,” and as usual, some of the media is paying token attention to the late Stan Lee, the Marvel icon who not only acted as the front-facing personality of the company for decades, but became a cool character of his own with his various cameos in each of the Marvel pictures. But there’s another figure, who rarely gets mentioned by the media in any of their stories, who deserves almost as much credit for the birthing of these characters who populate the wonderful... Read More

A Stockingful of Commentary On Comics

March 28th, 2020
A Stockingful of Commentary On Comics

Sorry this is coming to everyone so late. I’ve got my normal job, all the side activities I’m involved in and then holiday stuff to divide my time up so small I’m surprised I find any time to sleep at all. This is of course compounded with the comic news cycle being slower then frozen molasses this time of year. Even what few stories I’m seeing aren’t really things I want to discuss at any length (https://www.bleedingcool.com/2018/12/20/dc-comics-eric-m-esquivel-nightwing-previews/). A writer at DC is being accused of being an abusive creep, which other then saying... Read More

A**-Kicking ‘Deadpool 2’ Is F***in’ Awesome

May 19th, 2018
A**-Kicking ‘Deadpool 2’ Is F***in’ Awesome

If you’re anywhere near remotely offended by the implied asterisks in that headline, you should stay far away from “Deadpool 2,” a raunchy, hilarious and absolutely brilliant thrill-ride of a movie which rivals and in many ways surpasses the first film and likewise rivals and largely surpasses anything else in the Marvel film canon. “Deadpool 2” is riotously funny and stylish, action-packed and wonderfully executed. In fact, it’s so good that once it was over, I couldn’t wait to see it again. And I’m not just saying that because Ryan Reynolds sent me a check in the mail along with... Read More