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In the News: Kick(ed)-Ass

Real quick post again today. I’m working on a much longer piece about the Man of Steel controversy, so look out for that tomorrow! But now, just a few links to a growing story. Jim Carrey, over Twitter this morning, announced that he “cannot support” Kick-Ass 2, in which he is the second male lead, because of the massive amounts of violence. Mark Millar, the writer of the Kick-Ass comic series, also responded to Carrey’s announcement. Newsarama and TMZ both reported on it,… Read More »



Welcome back. It seems that we took an extended commercial break for a bit. Got two or three posts coming in the next week to get back on track, but to get everyone excited for the return of regularity, I wanted to share with you what I am currently reading as I finish up both Koko Be Good and The Photographer, which will both be the subject of the upcoming posts. As tends to happen, there are characters that will… Read More »

Quick and Adorable


Quick post today. I’ve been following this website, Comics Alliance, for a little while now and I found this post to be a cute little post about artist Katie Cook and her trading card series that she did from Marvel Comics and I just wanted to share them on this blog as well. And not only are they cute, they are also really well done pieces. Katie Cook is Cute Also, be sure to check back on the blog soon.… Read More »

Links A Go-Go

Just a real quick post today. I saw some links over the past few days that I felt I wanted to pass along to my lovely readers to let them know what is going on. Here is what we have (Link titles are just for my own fun): Hugo Weaving: Super Nazi? Dark Knight vs. Last Son (I might write my opinion on this soon) Christopher Nolan controls DC Enjoy and check back this weekend for the newest FOUR COLORS!

A Different Kinda “Twilight”


Just a quick post for this one, since I’ve already posted one thing today. It started out with just trying to find out what was going on with the current Dr. Fate, the last character to be written by the late, great Steve Gerber. But, as always, Wikipedia has a way of taking over the flow of the mind. One link leads to several and I was led to an article that I had forgotten existed. It is about the… Read More »

24 Hour Comics

24 Hour Comic

Quick post here. This past weekend was 24 Hour Comics Day. Here is the long and short of this exciting event: 24 Hour Comic Book Day was started by cartoonist and comic book theorist, Scott McCloud and artist Steve Bissette all the way back in 1990. The two of them, as the legend goes, decided that they were going to challenge themselves by putting together  complete (that is at least penciled and inked) 24 page comic books in 24 hours.… Read More »

Quick Links

My friends on Facebook know that I read comics so on occasion, I will get links to some pretty funny comic book sites or articles. I personally think that these are really funny. Most of them are from Cracked.com, which I find to be hilarious. It is also for  a mature audience, so be aware of that if you wanna check these out. The humor tends to be a bit vulgar, but they definitely know their comics. 33 Bizarre Out-Of-Context… Read More »



Well, I did just post to the blog, but I really think that this is something that should also be posted. A well known, but little discussed fact about comic books is the continually improving treatment of comic book writers and artists. I say contiunally improving because up until the 70s/80s/90s (depending on who you ask), the rights given to the creators of the books was next to nothing. They were paid, but their creations were not their’s. If you… Read More »