The Ballad of the Marriage of Peter Parker and Mary Jane Watson

(Guest article by infamous street skulker Michael "Scratch" Lapham. Enjoy! -C.) June 21 of this year marked an important event in comics that should be celebrated by fans across the country, but won't.  It is a significant event that most fans still hold dear,  but the powers that be want you to forget, for their … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Legion Fandom Beginnings

Say what?  That doesn't sound like a Fabulous Find, you might be thinking, and you'd be correct.  I thought I'd do something a little different this time, as I am fighting the dreaded deadline doom!  I've pulled out one of my first blog posts and have given it a bit of spit and polish.  Hopefully you'll bear with me … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Batman The Doom That Came to Gotham

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we put Batman in a genre he rarely visits, Lovecraftian cosmic horror, in Batman: The Doom That Came To Gotham! How’s It Different? It’s an Imaginary Story, utterly divorced from anything more than cosmetically familiar from the mainstream DCU. What’s The … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Captain America # 124

Time once again for a new RETRO REVIEW.  This week I've visited the Marvel Comics section of the comic book vault and come out with Captain America # 124.  It is cover dated April 1970 and sports a very nice cover drawn by "Mirthful" Marie Severin with inks by "Joltin'" Joe Sinnott. Take a look: The story is … [Read more...]

Scripting Errors: Wonder Woman by Joss Whedon

Welcome back to Scripting Errors, where we look at movies that might have been! In honor of Wonder Woman’s second weekend of box office domination, we go back in time ten years prior to her big screen debut and see how Joss Whedon would have treated her. Who Wrote It and When? Joss Whedon, already nerd royalty … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Amazing World of DC Comics # 15

Welcome back to this week's column/blog.  I guess Chris and I are on the same wavelength, as he wrote about Wonder Woman in his column this week and I'll be doing something similar today.  For this week's Fabulous Find I have dug around in the first box of fanzines I came across and pulled out Amazing World of DC … [Read more...]

Strange Times & Places: Wonder Woman & The Star Riders

Welcome back to Strange Times & Places, where today we celebrate the release of the surprisingly great Wonder Woman big screen solo outing by looking back at not-so-great attempt to bring Wonder Woman to the small screen, Wonder Woman & The Star Riders! How’s It Different? It, like most other media … [Read more...]

RETRO REVIEW: Monkeyman and O’Brien # 1

Welcome, friends, followers and family.  It's time for a new RETRO REVIEW of an independent comic book this week.  So I ventured down into the comic book vault and turned down the independent wing and dug around for a few hours and finally came up with the 1996 Dark Horse Comics comic book, Monkeyman And O'Brien # 1. … [Read more...]

Tokusatsu Gesundheit: Saban’s Masked Rider

Welcome to Tokusatsu Gesundheit, where this week we once more turn our eyes to the American adaptation of a Toei series – Saban’s Masked Rider! Plot Rundown The teenage Prince Dex is sent from the war-torn planet of Edenoi to protect Earth from the machinations of his megalomaniacal uncle Count Dregon! He and his … [Read more...]

Fabulous Find: Six Drawings by Barry Smith Portfolio

Hi there, it's time for a new Fabulous Find, so I've pulled out a mini gem from my collection this week.  It's the 1978 Six Drawings by Barry Smith mini-portfolio published by Gorblimey Press.  I call this a mini-gem because the portfolio measures just three (3) by five (5) inches.  Yes, you read that right.  The … [Read more...]

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