Quick Thought: Is Ralph Bakshi’s The Lord of the Rings Brilliant or Bad?

I recently re-watched Ralph Bakshi's The Lord of the Rings (and mean really recently – like 10 minutes ago) and as I sat blinking at my screen as the credits rolled I thought to myself…was that good? Seriously, I’m not sure. Is Bakshi's 1978 adaptation of JRR Tolkien’s The Lord of the Rings brilliant

The Greatest Superhero Of All: Bicycle Repair Man!

With the release of Action Comics #1000 and the 80th anniversary of Superman I thought it was high time to revisit the greatest superhero of all…Bicycle Repairman! In a world full of Supermen it is important to know that the real superpower is the ability to fix a two wheeled, manually powered mode of

By |2020-10-05T10:07:56-06:00April 19th, 2018|1970s Nostalgia, Features, Ideas & Excuses|0 Comments

Captain America Is A Nazi: Why That Matters

So the big reveal from last week's Captain America: Steve Rogers first issue is that Captain America - Sentinel of Liberty and all-around nice guy - is actually a Nazi. Okay, not a Nazi exactly - a Hydra sleeper agent. But Hydra, no matter how many times it's been retconned over the years, has always

Hey, What You Reading? Captain America: Sam Wilson #1

Captain America is a great character when done right. In the hands of a writer that understands the character, Cap is a symbol of honor and courage and leadership. And, him being a walking flag and all, he can be used as a way to start discussions on the political climate of the day. Problem

By |2022-02-20T17:00:02-07:00February 26th, 2016|Comics Reviews, Features, New #1s|0 Comments

Hey, What You Reading? Scarlet Witch #1

Scarlet Witch is the third of the ever-more-impressive titles coming from Marvel's All-New, All-Different launch I'll be following, and is a character that has been long overdue for a solo title. But she is a character that, like Vision, has always worked well in a supporting role but has been problematic when attempting to star

By |2022-02-20T17:00:09-07:00February 10th, 2016|Comics Reviews, Features, New #1s|0 Comments

Hey, What You Reading? Doctor Strange #1

Doctor Strange by Jason Aaron and Chris Bachalo is the second of the monthly titles I have been following in the All-New, All-Different, post-Secret-Wars era of Marvel. And to be honest I assumed I would pick up the first two or three issues and drop it. An ongoing solo title for the good Doctor didn't

By |2022-02-20T17:00:22-07:00February 1st, 2016|Comics Reviews, Features, New #1s|0 Comments

Hey, What You Reading? The Vision #1

Something I haven't done in a long time is read a comic on a monthly basis. There are several reasons for this. One reason is the expanded storytelling of modern comics. When I was growing up comic book stories used to be a one-and-done narrative. Occasionally you'd get the two or three-parter but for the

By |2022-02-20T17:00:36-07:00January 18th, 2016|Comics Reviews, Features, New #1s|0 Comments
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