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.
Moon Garden is a collection of fanciful and speculative stories that live somewhere between science fiction and fantasy. Grave Concerns explores the darker side of life and the human psyche. Download them both to your Kindle Library for free January 25th! Continue reading “Moon Garden” and “Grave Concerns” both free today
I binge-watched a bunch of episodes from one of my favorite childhood cartoons recently, and to my surprise, they’ve held up extremely well. The show came into existence for the purpose of promoting a toy line, sure. So did Masters of the Universe and Transformers. They could’ve thrown together a bunch of crap and called it a day, but the creative minds tasked with bringing … Continue reading G.I. Joe revisited
Remember when people lost their minds because Martin Scorsese said that Marvel movies weren’t for him and that they weren’t “cinema?” Scorsese wrote a very thoughtful reply to this backlash, further clarifying his position. In it acknowledged the artistry and talent of the people making these movies, which is commendable. It’s good that he said did that, because those people deserve those accolades. Overall, though, … Continue reading How dare you not like the thing I like? 🙁🤯😮😵🤬
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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
Effugium, which is Latin for “escape,” was the name of a space vessel constructed in the early years of the twenty-first century by eccentric tech mogul and cult leader Richard “The Prophet” Kryuss, founder of Krytech Industries. After a mysterious force announced its intent to remove all human life from Earth within ten years’ time, Kryuss funded the Effugium project with his own money, for … Continue reading My escape, your escape
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)