MFR Review: FALLEN is Modern Mythology Unafraid to Delve Into Deities’ Dirt

Over at Monkeys Fighting Robots, I reviewed a fun Kickstarter-produced comic book called Fallen. It's the story of some of the gods from the Greek, Norse, Shinto, and other mythologies who've been banished from their respective heavens. We find them in 1986 New York City as, well, basically as mobsters. When Zeus is murdered, all … Continue reading MFR Review: FALLEN is Modern Mythology Unafraid to Delve Into Deities’ Dirt

MFR Longbox Legends: Batman’s The Killing Joke Rises Above Its Problematic Origin

With the new normal we're all experiencing thanks to what appears to be a supervillain "poison the world's water supply" scheme, the folks at Monkeys Fighting Robots have created Longbox Legends. With no new comics to review, they're going back into the archives to provide new looks at some of the greatest comics ever produced. … Continue reading MFR Longbox Legends: Batman’s The Killing Joke Rises Above Its Problematic Origin

The 17 Most Popular Genres in Fiction

Writing is awesome & I'm a big fan of sites/magazines that help me become a better participant of the craft. The site WritersWrite.co.za is pretty great. They send a small daily newsletter to your email featuring various lists along with writer quotes, a daily cartoon, word of the day, et al. I highly recommend signing … Continue reading The 17 Most Popular Genres in Fiction

MFR Review-ROM: DIRE WRAITHS #1 Mixes Modern Comics with Silver-Age Sci-Fi

I wasn't a big Rom guy back in the day, but I loved me some Dire Wraiths. Their appearance in Uncanny X-Men 185-187 was, to me, their best-ever arc. Plus, having Barry Windsor-Smith pencil them in the seminal "LifeDeath" story gave them a level of terrifying they hadn't had before or since. This particular series … Continue reading MFR Review-ROM: DIRE WRAITHS #1 Mixes Modern Comics with Silver-Age Sci-Fi

MFR Review-Graphic Novel Review: OVER MY DEAD BODY is a Pulpy Good Time

One of my latest contributions over at Monkeys Fighting Robots is my review of Over My Dead Body, a graphic novel from Image Comics. It's part of the Near Death canon featuring Markham, a contract killer looking for redemption. Sounds done to death, right? Nope. The creative team does an incredible job making this feel … Continue reading MFR Review-Graphic Novel Review: OVER MY DEAD BODY is a Pulpy Good Time

Warren Johnson Biography to Hit Shelves in Late 2020

(Originally appeared on DragIllustrated.com 1/16/20) The life and career of NHRA Pro Stock legend Warren Johnson is being chronicled in a new biography set to hit the shelves towards the end of this year. Former National Dragster writer Kelly Wade has been tabbed for the monumental task of condensing the accomplishments of arguably the greatest doorslammer pilot … Continue reading Warren Johnson Biography to Hit Shelves in Late 2020

Justin Jones Taking Talents to NHRA Pro Mod

(Originally appeared at DragIllustrated.com 1/15/20) After stunning the racing world with a monster 5.51-second pass at last November’s Street Car Super Nationals, Justin Jones is taking his skills and his Larry Jeffers-built race car to NHRA’s Pro Mod class. In recent years, the doorslammer class has been arguably the best racing in the sport with … Continue reading Justin Jones Taking Talents to NHRA Pro Mod

Writer’s Digest: Rolling the Dice-How Playing D&D Made Me a Better Storyteller

For anyone who loves fantasy, Dungeons & Dragons is typically somewhere in their history. While I haven't partaken in some time, I spent a lot of time as a youth tempting Satan & playing the game with friends. For writers of fantasy & sci-fi, D&D offers up great background material & opportunities for universe building. Angela … Continue reading Writer’s Digest: Rolling the Dice-How Playing D&D Made Me a Better Storyteller