The Ultimate Spidey

Yesterday saw the release of the final issue of Miles Morales: Ultimate Spider-Man.  Secret Wars is next (which will apparently suspend/end every comic I currently buy from Marvel) and then after Secret Wars, Miles is an Avenger. I will not lie…I am not entirely sure I get what the post … Continue Reading The Ultimate Spidey

But It Is Fantasy

One genre that takes a lot of hits for diversity is Fantasy.  And considering how often fantasy books can be very white (*cough*Game of Thrones*couch*) it is a just point. A common defense is that it is a set in a time and location where there were not non-white people. … Continue Reading But It Is Fantasy

Restraint Needed

I get the excitement behind doing a pre-origin show like Gotham or Smallville.  But I think it puts interesting limitations that the showrunners are unwilling to abide by.  They want to set the show before the hero exists, so we can see the buildup to that heroic introduction. It does … Continue Reading Restraint Needed

Walk On (Spoilers)

Spoilers follow… Tragic death is kind of a way of life for the Walking Dead.  By the end of the season, at least a couple seemingly big characters are killed.  The series only has about four or five people left from the first season (Rick, Glenn, Carol, Carl and Morgan). … Continue Reading Walk On (Spoilers)

Clearing the Way

I watched the documentary Going Clear: Scientology and the Prison of Belief last night on HBO. It is a compelling portrait of  where belief and total faith The Church of Scientology refused to participate in interviews, so their crying out about how the documentary does not interview active Scientologists rings hollow. But the … Continue Reading Clearing the Way

Mandatory Credibility

I had to buy something I didn’t even need just so I could qualify for free shipping on Amazon Come on…I have a hard time believing Weird Al cannot afford Amazon Prime.

Where Is the Protest

Ever since the #BlackLivesMatter movement got going shortly after the shooting of Mike Brown there has been an attempt by (overwhelmingly white) conservatives to challenge with a very consistent meme of “Where is our protest?” The meme works this way…people find an incident where a person shoots and wounds or … Continue Reading Where Is the Protest