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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 [...]

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 [...]

Hateful Heroes: What I Did On My Christmas Vacation

January 12, 2016 // 0 Comments

So we kind of took a little holiday there, didn’t we? I hadn’t really planned it, but as the actual holiday season stretched on, it became nicer and nicer to have a break from writing. Every once in a while, it’s good to spend some time away from even the things you love doing. And in the meantime, I just relaxed. Enjoyed time with friends and family. Went to the movies. Read [...]

Take a Walk on the Dark Side

February 16, 2015 // 0 Comments

Vadercomic! Dark Side Represent! Darth Vader 1, by Kieron Gillen and Salvador Larroca I picked this book up for exactly two reasons: 1. I like the idea of a story told from the perspective of Darth Vader, and 2. Kieron Gillen strikes me as a good choice to tell that story. I’m sure the prior has been done before, but I’m equally sure that it hasn’t been done by anyone as [...]

A Funnybook Far, Far Away…

January 20, 2015 // 2 Comments

Taking another little side-trip from the Dork Awards to discuss another comic that everybody’s talking about… Star Wars 1, by Jason Aaron and John Cassaday I wasn’t sure I was going to give this book a try. The last time I really enjoyed a Star Wars comic, I was maybe in middle school. I think Archie Goodwin and Al Williamson were doing the book then. Which says less about my [...]

The Star Wars That Wasn’t

September 4, 2013 // 4 Comments

The Star Wars #1, by George Lucas, JW Rinzler, and Mike Mayhew Ever since I was a kid, I’ve read about George Lucas’ original story for Star Wars, about a Jedi named Starkiller and a different way of cracking the story of the Empire, the Jedi, and the Sith. Lucas has revealed half-remembered glimpses of that version in interviews from time to time, and I always wondered what kind of [...]

It’s Beginning to Look a Lot Like Life Day…

December 11, 2012 // 0 Comments

Been having some trouble getting into the Christmas spirit this year, so I decided to sit down with that most Christmassy of Christmas traditions, The Star Wars Holiday Special!   Oh. Hmm. That’s… really dreadful, isn’t it? Ten minutes of annoying growly pantomime punctuated with elfin space acrobats. But, hey! Art Carny’s in this next part! And nothin’ sez [...]

Machete Episode Three: Attack of the Clones

December 2, 2012 // 6 Comments

We’re watching the Star Wars movies in Machete Order! Click here for previous installments, or just jump in below. Personal note: This one’s been a long time coming. Life got in the way of finishing these Machete reviews back in the summer, and I got distracted by newer, shinier topics. But recently I realized that people have actually been reading these articles, and I feel more [...]