If you’ve read a lot of golden and silver age comics, as I have, you’ve no doubt noticed that spankings pop up from time to time. A lot, actually. It wasn’t a consistent, every-issue thing, but it popped up enough to make me, decades later reading the reprints in the ’90s, go “Huh?” To be fair, this trend existed in movies, TV and advertising, but … Continue reading Spanking was SUPER prevalent in vintage comics.
A couple of years ago, I wrote a blog post explaining why the Superman films of recent years have been such a disappointment at the box office, and proposing a solution with a virtually 100% chance of success. In a nutshell, it said this: Stop making Superman so dark. He’s not Batman. That works for Batman because that’s Batman. What works for Superman is something … Continue reading DC still doesn’t get it.
A) “The pen is mightier than the sword.” B) “Talk mins action equals zero.” My answer is A. Action on the part of the speaker is not required in order to effect change. Talk is everything. Words are everything. Words can alter the beliefs and of the masses, which translates to action. Words are the impetus behind all action, in fact. Words can either instill … Continue reading Which quote is correct?
Eccentric tech mogul and cult leader Richard Kryuss has developed a system of storing and transmitting data organically, connected by trees containing within their DNA the entirety of recorded human knowledge. Could his Terrestrially Regenerative Enhanced Extranet, or T.R.E.E., be a boon to mankind, or will it spell doom for the human race? Spanning over 200,000 years of post-Earth human history, Effugium repeatedly defies the … Continue reading EFFUGIUM now available for purchase
Last year I was going through some boxes of old toys that I’d held on to since the ’80s, with the intention of selling them. They’d been taking up a lot of space for many years, and I wanted them gone. I needed the money, first of all, and in addition to that, I didn’t want to be constantly reminded of happier days that are … Continue reading Childish Things
30 years ago, at the age of 13, I sat down in a theater so packed with people waiting to see the new Batman movie that I had to sit apart from my parents on the other side of the auditorium. Precious few empty seats remained, and expecting to find three right next to each other turned out to be wishful thinking. I’d grown up … Continue reading Batman(1989)
Every time a modern-day Superman movie fails to meet box office expectations, the excuse circulated amongst critics, both professional and amateur, usually goes a little something like this: “There just isn’t a place for Superman anymore. He doesn’t fit in to today’s world.” They make Superman increasingly dark with each film he appears in, believing this to be what audiences want, because hey, it worked … Continue reading Make Superman Great Again.
After binge-watching Cobra Kai, I found myself in the mood to watch the original Karate Kid film. I scratched that itch, and wasn’t disappointed. I mean, it’s a classic for a reason. Everyone loves a good underdog story. The film more than holds up. Anyway, being a nostalgic person, I found myself taking a stroll down movie memory lane, which led me to the summer … Continue reading The summer of 1989
And what I discovered, reading it now, is that I saw “Batman returns” uh-lot. “What a disgrace.” Ha! What was my deal? What a little shit. My obsessive-compulsive disorder (undiagnosed at the time, as it wasn’t really a “thing” to most people)permeates this entire notebook and I plan to post most of it here. It’s an interesting glimpse into my mindset at the time. Some … Continue reading I kept a journal in 1992…