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The Importance of Being the Panther

February 20, 2018 // 0 Comments

So I went to see that Black Panther movie. As long-time readers may remember, this is not the norm for me. I won’t go into my full Kirby Rant ™ right now (if you want to read it, go here). But in short, I don’t like the way Marvel Comics treated Jack Kirby when he was alive, so I choose not to support their efforts at making millions of dollars off his work on the big screen. The whole thing makes me quite angry, to be honest. “Disgusted” wouldn’t be an inaccurate word [...]

Star Treks and Stray Bullets: The Joys of Damn Fine Pulp Writing

September 12, 2017 // 1 Comment

So it’s going to be kind of an uneven column this week. I’m coming off a long weekend today, after a long busy stretch at my day job (nerd farming is fun, but it don’t pay the bills). And as is my habit on such occasions, I did absolutely nothing, except entertain myself with whatever presented itself at any given moment. All that nothing kept me from getting any writing done (as nothing usually does), but at least the entertainment gives me something to write about now. [...]

Serious Fun: Wonder Woman is Super Heroes Done Right

June 6, 2017 // 1 Comment

So I went to see the Wonder Woman movie. And it was good. Well, that was easy! Guess I’ll knock off early and go read some funnybooks! Or… Maybe not. Seriously, Wonder Woman really is good. Damn fine super hero storytelling. It hits all the right notes and accentuates the things that make the character unique. It’s fun, but takes itself seriously enough to wrestle with big ideas. It’s got a charismatic lead who’s good enough to take on an iconic role and make it [...]

Funnybooks on Film

May 1, 2017 // 0 Comments

So it’s one of those weeks where real life gets in the way of my fun, and I just don’t have the time or energy for my usual long-winded meanderings. So instead, I thought I’d share someone else’s, in the form of a some funnybook documentaries that have made their way past my eyes recently. Enjoy, and we’ll (hopefully) resume regular service next week. First up, we’ve got a video that’s been making the rounds on social media of late, ever since Sean [...]

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 the direction of series creator Joel Hodgson, an all-new cast takes up the serious business of making [...]

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 be here all week!) Anyway. The Triple D usually meant that, instead of getting the latest chapter of [...]

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. That was a bit of a surprise to me going in; I hadn’t given much thought to what they’d [...]

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 all the punching and kicking and derring-do that implies. But it’s a super hero film in the same [...]

Seriously, I Just Can’t…

December 27, 2016 // 0 Comments

I know I’m supposed to be posting something tonight. Some funnybook reviews, or the final part of my Fantastic Four reboot, or… or… SOMEthing. But, y’know… I’m just getting home from a very nice Christmas visit with my family. I haven’t touched the computer in days. And now, Carrie Fisher is dead. Jesus Fucking Christ. So, yeah. Sorry. It’s just not happening this week, Nerd Wranglers. But, here. Rather than dwell sadly on her death, I think [...]

Dark and Compelling, Rogue One is Star Wars Done Right

December 20, 2016 // 4 Comments

So… Rogue One. I hesitate to make bold statements like this so soon after leaving the theater, but I think I may have a new favorite Star Wars movie. This is high praise, I know, and not the sort of thing I say lightly. But, hot damn, this is a good flick. A damn sight better than The Force Awakens and, I would argue, maybe the first real spiritual sequel to Star Wars. But I’m getting ahead of myself. Rogue One: A Star Wars Story is the first of the Walt Disney Corporation’s [...]