A Warning To The Reader: This Book May Have Been Self-Published!

I received my Kindle Fire as  Christmas gift from my in-laws in 2011.  As a person who reads quite a bit and lives in a one-bedroom apartment with my wife, … Read More

Do Mega-Crossovers Really Matter?

Want to cause a dispute among comics fans?  Ask them about big blockbuster crossovers.  Most fans claim to hate the dang things, and yet they still shell out good money … Read More

Anatomy Of A Horror Movie: What Really Scares Us

I’m not generally one for horror movies.  Horror novels I can generally deal with, but I was a rather nervous kid who was easily frightened by things that probably weren’t … Read More

That's Not Really How It Works!: Civics And The Fictional Presidency

I greatly enjoy DC Comics’ Showcase Presents series of black and white reprints.  Sometimes they feature obscure characters, or just stories that would be far too expensive to hunt down … Read More

The Problems With Marvel's Civil War

Fans of the Marvel Cinematic Universe were fairly excited to learn the third Captain America movie would be an adaptation of Civil War, a mini-series where the various Marvel heroes lined up … Read More

Why The X-Men Suck At Their Jobs

The X-Men were created for two primary reasons.  One was because Stan Lee needed another superhero team and was feeling kind of lazy, so he threw up his hands and … Read More

Punching Up Instead Of Down: The Art Of Finding The Proper Victim In Comedy

My wife and I watched The Interview off Netflix recently.  It was funny in some places, not so much in others, but it got me to thinking about why it … Read More