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 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

MFR Review: TMNT 100-Believe The Hype

I was never a huge fan of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles. Granted, my experience is from the 80s cartoon & the brutal first movie, but I always dismissed them as lightweight. I had heard about how gritty the original comic was, but I've mostly been a Big 2 type of reader, so the whole phenomenon … Continue reading MFR Review: TMNT 100-Believe The Hype

Reviews, Literary Thoughts & All Things Wordy

I used to write for a site called LitStack. It was run by an incredible group of people who just loved books. All kinds of books written by all kinds of people. I penned a number of reviews as well as several "open" pieces that were included with similar articles written by the other contributors … Continue reading Reviews, Literary Thoughts & All Things Wordy

The Zombies of the Longbox Graveyard

I began my brutal addiction to comic books in 1980. At the time, I wasn’t overly discerning. I would read both DC Comics and Marvel Comics, but as time went on, Marvel became my main fix with GI Joe, the Avengers, John Byrne’s amazing run on Fantastic Four, and Chris Claremont’s equally-outstanding tenure on X-Men. Read the rest of my … Continue reading The Zombies of the Longbox Graveyard

My Ultimate 5 1/2 Comic Books of Ever

I've been reading/collecting comic books since about the age of five. They have been there for me when I needed companionship & when I've needed to escape. I used to do some writing for a great site called LitStack. It's a place for book reviews & anything literary. I wrote there under my pen name … Continue reading My Ultimate 5 1/2 Comic Books of Ever

Great Movie Nods to their Comic Book Counterparts

If you're like me, you're in bed, nearly naked, and all the way drunk before Noon. Plus, you wet your geek drawers in The Dark Knight Rises when Bane broke Batman's back because HOLY SHIT KNIGHTFALL!!!1! Several other movies have thrown us a bone in that manner, but you may have missed them. Here they … Continue reading Great Movie Nods to their Comic Book Counterparts

My First Batman

(Photo Credit: DC Wikia)   When I was a lad, there existed a thing called a comic book digest. The most common use of this now (and then for that matter) was Archie Comics. But back in the day, DC Comics would put together five or six issues of random comics, put them in a … Continue reading My First Batman