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Shaved Yeti. Alien. Writer of stuff. Read my fiction at http://reportsfromthefieldblog.wordpress.com/. Read my thoughts on comic books and other dork culture ephemera at https://dorkforty.wordpress.com/.

WE GOT MOVIE SIIIIIIGNN!! Mystery Science Theater Returns in Style

April 18, 2017 // 1 Comment

We’re a little short on time this week (somehow, the Nerd Farm taxes never get done til the last minute), so this may be brief. Brief, but joyous. Because this past weekend, one of my all-time favorite television series made a comeback. Mystery Science Theater 3000: The Return That’s right. Thanks to Kickstarter, and Netflix, everybody’s favorite TV puppet show is back. Under [...]

Charming and Appalling Wonder: Alan Moore’s Providence Ends Deep in the Heart of Lovecraft Country

April 11, 2017 // 0 Comments

So I probably shouldn’t have been surprised that ST Joshi appears as a character in the final issue of Alan Moore’s Providence. And yet, I was. Which just goes to show: never underestimate the ability of the Wizard of Northampton to keep his audience on its toes. Oh, and yes. Providence ended last week. After a brief delay, issue 12 finally hit the stands, and… This is most [...]

When the Man Comes Around: Johnny Cash Sings About Logan

April 4, 2017 // 2 Comments

Back in the Seventies, when the Marvel Comics editorial staff was still doing its damnedest to sound like Stan Lee, they would occasionally make reference to something known as the Dreaded Deadline Doom. That was when their freelancers, for whatever reason, couldn’t get the book ready in time. These days, of course, we just call that “Wednesday.” (*rim shot*) (Thanks, folks! I’ll [...]

Face-Melting Goodness: The Effects of a Legion Marathon on the Central Nervous System of Your Humble Narrator

March 21, 2017 // 2 Comments

So I know I said last time that I didn’t want to do three film-related posts in a row. And I meant that. I fully intended this week to write about that stupendous stack of new funnybooks I bought last week. But that was before I watched Legion. Currently running on the FX network, Legion is a super hero series based on the X-Men character of the same name. So it’s funnybook related, [...]

Big Fun and Pulpy Cool: Skull Island Satisfies

March 14, 2017 // 0 Comments

So I was planning to do a more in-depth, spoiler-heavy review of Logan this week. But then I went to the movies again, and (considering that this is primarily a funnybook blog) I didn’t want to do three movie reviews in a row. So! Here we are with the big monkey. Kong: Skull Island is the eighth King Kong movie, and the first to remake the original without actually using the original story. [...]

Laura, Chuck, and Logan: the Spoiler-Free Review

March 7, 2017 // 1 Comment

So I went to see Logan. And, wow. This movie is a hell of a lot better than it has any right to be. Seriously. My usual super hero movie review is “better than you might have been lead to believe,” or “good… for a super hero movie.” But there won’t be any of that here. Because Logan is just a good film, period. It’s still very much a film in the super hero genre, with [...]

Fantastic Four Re-Mix, Part Six: Hot Pursuit!

February 28, 2017 // 0 Comments

So I got a little carried away this time. I had planned for this sixth installment of the Fantastic Four Re-Mix (previous chapters may be found at the link) to zip through several storylines in short form, to get my remaining ideas out of the way so I could go into the big finale in the next chapter. But then I started writing, and my quick synopsis for Arc Thirteen started sprouting ideas and [...]

One Bad Apple Doesn’t Spoil the Bunch: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

February 21, 2017 // 0 Comments

So last week was, for the most part, a really good week for funnybooks. An old favorite returned, current favorites continued, a new series started… In fact, I think we’ll start there, if only to get it out of the way. Because not all of last week’s comics were created equal… The Wild Storm 1 by Warren Ellis and Jon Davis-Hunt  This has been a rather hotly-anticipated [...]

Stopping to Smell the Roses: FUNNYBOOKSINREVIEWAREGO!!!

February 14, 2017 // 2 Comments

East of West 31 by Jonathan Hickman and Nick Dragotta So East of West has become one of those books whose quality I sometimes take for granted. It’s been around a while, and I always enjoy it. I’m always happy when I get a new issue in my hands. But when I read it, I’m often complacent about it. “Ho-hum, another thoroughly enjoyable funnybook. This is good, this is good, blah [...]