Reflection on Geoff Johns' 'Green Lantern' Run at... →
This week, Geoff Johns concluded his nine-year run with Hal Jordan in one of the biggest, most dynamic and influential comic book runs I’ve ever read. I try to pay a bit of tribute to that run, and thank Mr. Johns as a fan for some of the best superhero reading I’ve ever had the fortune of experiencing in this piece at GeekNation.
stayawesomegotham22 asked: can I just say how awesome that Superman Analogy / come back post !!! i am in love (with the post) I'm more of a Batman fan if you haven't guessed that already but i love superman too and I think you were on point with that !!! Great Work :D
New Geek Beat at MDC: Star Trek Underperforms? No... →
The new Geek Beat looks at the performance of Star Trek Into Darkness compared with previous franchise entries, and why an accusation of “underperformance” doesn’t seem very accurate. Plus, I look at the end of Geoff Johns’ historic Green Lantern run in this week’s issue #20, and the impact it had on the medium in This Week’s Pick at the Comic Shop. Give it a...
since1938 asked: Your Superman commentary was flawless. I needed you to know that.
psychedelianoir asked: Dude thank you so much for you article you have no idea how sick I am of people bashing Superman for the most invalid of reasons. I know it shouldn't but it really hurts me as a fan seeing as how growing up Superman was the guy who got me into superheroes and looking back he is still the hero I admire the most.
ussnormandy asked: Cheers on the awesome Superman read - he gets the short end of the stick far too often because he doesn't growl at his enemies or create giant green baseball bats with his willpower; glad someone is giving him a worthy defense! The more I read about him in the comics, having just finished Birthright, the more fascinated I am by his character and story.
Response to "10 Reasons Why Superman Isn't An...
I saw an article on WhatCulture that purported Superman to be the lamest thing since a plain rice dinner, and taking exception to that, this is a piece narrowly aimed at setting it’s author on a more correct course. I’m going to go through his piece point-by-point, and try and bring a bit more understanding of Superman to someone who has very little. [[MORE]] Prologue: You say that your...
My Review for 'Star Trek Into Darkness' at MDC →
Culminating my coverage of the Star Trek sequel comes my review for the film itself, to be found at Movies.com. Give it a look, let me know what you think, and beware spoilers!
I Now Blog for The Huffington Post →
My first piece as an official blogger for The Huffington Post has just gone live, and I’m thrilled beyond words about being able to contribute to such a far-reaching site. This first post details why now is the best time to jump into superhero comics in about thirty years, and I really hope you enjoy it! If you’ve ever been interested in the ongoing adventures of Batman or Iron Man,...
New Geek Beat at MDC Looks At WB's New Marketing... →
Is WB preparing for a new marketing push for Justice League? Take a look at some of the evidence in the newest Geek Beat at Movies.com!
From GeekNation, a Look at Awesome Cosplay... →
Today at GeekNation, an AWESOME Batgirl/Nightwing-inspired wedding made me look at the concept of geeky weddings. I hope you like it!
FINAL 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Countdown at MDC →
For my last Countdown article for Star Trek Into Darkness, I decided to look at what JJ Abrams truly brought to the Star Trek franchise, and I think the biggest accomplishment in that regard was that he brought a lot more people in. Give it a read, and look for my review of the film next week!
Review at GeekNation - Superman: Unbound →
My review for the latest DC Universe Animated Original Movie is LIVE at GeekNation! Check it out, and let me know what you think!
News Item on MDC: Superman vs. Thor, and Feige... →
Check out a very impressive fan-made fight between Superman and Thor, and read about the Marvel Studios President of Production’s word to the wise about adapting DC characters to the silver screen!
News Item on GeekNation: Paramount Advances... →
Paramount is moving up the release date of the latest Star Trek film in the US! Check the link for details!
New Geek Beat at MDC: Do ALL Comics Fans Hate the... →
As a comic book fan, I tend to get annoyed when people tend to lump us all into a pathetic stereotype that’s be more concerned with “precious continuity” than bodily hygiene, or in this case, clever storytelling. This week on the Geek Beat, I try and illustrate that all comics fans are FAR from hating the twist in the new Marvel film. Give it a read!
Latest from GeekNation Talks Greg Rucka, Superman,... →
I love Superman, and I think writer Greg Rucka’s work on him is some of the best on the character I’ve ever read. Recently, Mr. Rucka wrote an op-ed in The Hollywood Reporter about his worries for the upcoming Man of Steel film, and I do my best to put his mind at ease in a new piece at GeekNation. Give it a look!
This Week's Geek Beat Explores Zack Snyder's... →
…and why three of his past films can indicate why he’d be a great choice to direct a Justice League film. Give it a read if you’re inclined! Tell me if I’m on the mark, or way the hell off!
New 'Star Trek' Countdown at MDC Looks At... →
Curious about what Captain Kirk and the crew of the Enterprise has been up to since the 2009 film, but before Into Darkness? My new article at Movies.com tells you how you can catch up and be ready with some adventures that take place before, and even lead directly into the new film. Check it out!
New Geek Beat Asks: Where Has Small Sci-Fi Gone? →
My latest Geek Beat at Movies.com has gone live, asking if small budget and high concept sci-fi has gone the way of the Dodo. Give it a read!
Celebrating Superman's Birthday by Looking at his... →
Yesterday was the 75th anniversary of the publication of Action Comics #1, and the good folks at GeekNation asked me to write a piece going over the Man of Steel’s storied history. Give it a look!
Latest at GeekNation Looks at Five Evil Alternate... →
In honor of this week’s release of Injustice: Gods Among Us, I wrote a piece at GeekNation looking at five alternate Supermen that could probably be called “evil.” Check it out!
Latest Geek Beat at MDC Investigates Why WB... →
My latest Geek Beat at Movies.com tries to find out why WB isn’t pumping out more superhero fare while Marvel is churning them out every season. The short answer? They’re winning at everything else but movies. Give it a read and let me know what you think!
New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Countdown at MDC... →
My latest Countdown article for Star Trek Into Darkness is now live at Movies.com, and examines three moments in the 2009 film that were pulled right from the airwaves of the original Star Trek series. Give it a look-see, and let me know what you think!
Geek Beat Recommends Iron Man, Thor, and Cap... →
This week on the Geek Beat at Movies.com, I recommend some acclaimed comics stories from Iron Man, Thor, and Captain America to give you a leg-up going into their Phase Two films: Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World, and Captain America: The Winter Soldier. Give it a look, and then start reading!
I'll be a Panelist at VikingCon on May 11th →
My alma mater’s having a one-day convention on comics and geek culture, and the organizers have asked me to be a panelist for their “Age of Modern Comics” panel! If you can make the trip, you should definitely check it out.
Aliens: Colonial Marines Review at Reset Games →
I was able to review Aliens: Colonial Marines for the fine folks at Reset Games. Was it a victory, or a disaster? Give it a look and let me know what you think!
New at GeekNation: Superman on Film, from Worst to... →
My latest at GN gives my rankings of all of the Man of Steel’s cinematic releases, including the serials from ‘48 and ‘51, and Superman and the Mole Men! Give it a read, and let me know what you think!
RIP Roger Ebert
I’m very dismayed to hear about the passing of Roger Ebert. Anyone that has ever reviewed anything likely owes his thoughtfulness and insight a debt of gratitude, and his advocacy work gave many who had no voice a new, powerful, authoritative one. A life well lived gets a solid thumbs up.
My Latest at Modern Myth Media: Lashing at DC for... →
After reading this week’s Action Comics #19 and knowing the story behind the creative team’s departure, I had to speak up about treating both creators and characters, especially Superman, with respect. If I come off like a bitter kook, it might be because I am. Just ignore that, though. Read on and let me know what you think!
I've been playing the Injustice demo
It’s definitely creating some feelings for me, as both a huge DC fan and a Mortal Kombat player. I’ll be getting a copy to review for Reset Games on launch day, so hopefully I’ll have my review done by the end of the month. If you have an Xbox 360 or PS3, definitely grab the demo for yourself and give it a try. It looks like it’s going to be memorable.
Geek Beat Asks 5 Questions 'Episode VII' Can... →
This week’s Geek Beat is all about Episode VII, and posits five questions that fans may have about the Star Wars universe after the events of Return of the Jedi. Plus, this week’s pick at the comic shop. Give it a read!
lesincompetent: I’m gonna reblog this until everyone in existence knows about this This. Rules. Rock cat!
New 'Star Trek Into Darkness' Countdown at MDC... →
My new Countdown piece for Star Trek Into Darkness reacts to the new trailer, and pays tribute to the greatness of James Doohan and Simon Pegg and the miracle worker that binds them: Scotty. Give it a look!