Marvel pulls J. Scott Campbell Cover

See, here’s the problem with being PC. There is no cut-off point. If you start making concessions, you just have to keep right on making them. Because there’s alaways going to be SOMEBODY who is offended over SOMEthing. Always. It’s as certain in our modern world as death, taxes, and shipping-and-handling charges. Give the devil… Continue reading Marvel pulls J. Scott Campbell Cover

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It’s Myeh-Myeh!

Or “Meow-Meow.” Depends on who you ask. Either way, the joke is that Kat Denning’s character in the Thor movies, Darcy, can’t pronounce the name of Thor’s enchanted Uru Hammer, Mjolnir. Thanks to the films, all of which have been hits for Marvel Studios, aka Disney, all the rest of us know how to pronounce… Continue reading It’s Myeh-Myeh!

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The PC Police are Racist

And here we have another in a seemingly endless stream of modern-day, properly morally outraged wannabe social justice champions running his mouth about “white saviors” and discrimination. Gawd, it’s gotten old. See, these wankers—I think that’s what I’m going to officially christen them, “social justice wankers,” as they are by and large a useless and… Continue reading The PC Police are Racist

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Wonder Woman is Queer

I had quite the online discussion on social media after this story hit. Some of the details might be of use to some of you. It seems the word “queer,” which used to be an epithet and considered highly offensive to gay people, has been embraced by younger gays and is now socially acceptable. To… Continue reading Wonder Woman is Queer

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A SPAWN remake? Gawd help us.

If someone on the outside of comics fandom were to ask me to explain to them everything that was and is wrong with the comics medium, I’d hand ‘em an issue of Todd McFarlane’s SPAWN. It is the veritable definition of style over substance, of seeking profitability over quality of story. Back in the dismal… Continue reading A SPAWN remake? Gawd help us.

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Lack of Cohesion Crippling DC

I’m talking about the DC Cinematic universe, here. The comics universe is WAY cohesive, even after their questionable decision (questionable to my mind) to reinstate the Multiverse, basically undoing everything the now-classic CRISIS ON INFINITE EARTHS fixed back in the 80s. (Hopefully they’ll be able to maintain it.) But I’ve said all along that DC’s… Continue reading Lack of Cohesion Crippling DC

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Marvel is Crack. Or Maybe LSD.

LSD is the drug informally called “acid,” right? And supposedly if you “drop acid” seven times you qualify as legally insane? Or was it five times? I’ve heard both, and I’m pretty sure both are urban legends. You could always google it if you’re interested enough; I’m not; I’m just using it as a metaphor,… Continue reading Marvel is Crack. Or Maybe LSD.

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Racism in Comics

Isn’t this movement today towards forced inclusiveness a form of racism itself? The focus is being put on the skin color. Isn’t that, by the broadest definition of the word, racism? There are many who laud this increased inclusiveness, this expansion in racial diversity in the field, and rightfully so, as there SHOULD be greater… Continue reading Racism in Comics

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Funeral for a Hulk – Why Bother?

Even by comic book standards, this character isn’t going to stay dead for long. I remember back when DC foolishly let Grant Morrison, the most overrated writer in comics, as far as I’m concerned, kill off Bruce Wayne and replace him with former Robin Dick Grayson. The powers-that-be at DC promised that we wouldn’t be… Continue reading Funeral for a Hulk – Why Bother?

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