Political Superheroes

I saw this on a forum, someone was trying to argue that the difference between Superman and Batman was the same as the difference between conservatism and liberalism, with Superman being conservative and Batman being liberal.  Now while I can kind of see what he’s trying to get at, I really don’t think you can […]

Business with Racist Overtones

I get really tired of having to explain reality to liberals.  I’ve talked about this a couple of times before, but the liberal stupidity keeps rolling along and I’m putting this here to keep from overly politicizing my other blog. For those in the dark, there’s been a “movement” of sorts, I suppose, to pressure […]

More Liberal Shenanigans on Racism

There are reasons I really hate getting into discussions with liberals on controversial topics, because I know, pretty much without a doubt, that most of them are going to engage in blatantly dishonest tactics instead of just dealing with the actual argument being made. Case in point, I was having a discussion about racism in […]

Considering DC Superheroes

I was talking today with a friend who went to see the midnight showing of Man of Steel.  Now I am not a Superman fan, in fact, I’m not a big fan of any of the major DC superheroes, I have a fundamental problem with the way that DC handles their characters.  DC, at least […]

Positive Outcomes in Media

Believe it or not, I’m a die-hard optimist.  I know it might not seem that way to read some of the things I write, but I want people to generally succeed, I want the situation to generally improve and I want people to overcome obstacles and become better people for it.  In fact, that’s one […]

Comic Regrets: Teen Titans

I was a huge fan of the “original” Teen Titans, well, maybe not the originals, but the New Teen Titans which started in the comic to the left.  It started in 1980 and I was really about the same age as a lot of the Titans, which probably explains why the team appealed to me. […]

The Look of the Future

I’ve been kicking this around in my head for a while now.  Originally, it started as a comparison of the DC and Marvel superhero universes and why I preferred one over the other.  Then I realized that it applied not just to comic books, but to TV and movies and books and, honestly, to my […]

Comic Regrets: DC Focus

This time, my regrets aren’t focused toward a single comic, but toward an entire imprint, put out by DC, called “DC Focus”.  It was a very short-lived imprint, consisting of 4 titles, where the superpowered individuals didn’t necessarily become heroes. Now as I’ve said before, at the time I was really looking for stories of […]

Comic Regrets: Firestorm

Actually, this is the story of two regrets.  See, I loved the original Firestorm.  It’s one of the few comics from DC that I ever really got into, the tale of Ronnie Raymond and Professor Stein, two men who were stuck together through accident and had to find a way to coexist.  It was a […]

Comic Regrets: Ex Machina

This is probably going to turn into a short series, focusing on comics that I once collected, but I realized, over time, that I just had no interest in where they were going.  Since my wife and I have been going through boxes of comics, trying to figure out what to get rid of and […]

The Good Old Days of Comics

About a week ago, my wife and I had nothing to watch on TV so we pulled out Iron Man to watch.  It’s probably my favorite of the current crop of superhero films so I never pass up a chance to watch it.  Immediately following, I threw in Iron Man 2.  It’s not as good […]

Free Comic Book Day Sucks

Yesterday was Free Comic Book Day, an annual event that happens on the first Saturday in May.  Supposedly, it’s a means of introducing new readers to the comics scene by providing comics, free-of-charge, to anyone who wants to walk into a comic book shop.  I suppose in theory, it’s a good idea and some places […]