Rocket and Drax: The Early Years

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Drax the Destroyer (Dave Bautista) holds a baby raccoon. One of our favorite moments in Guardians of the Galaxy was Drax trying to comfort a grieving Rocket by gently petting his head. It was a small moment, both funny and oddly touching at the same time. [Read more...]

When Spider-Man Worked for Planned Parenthood

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Yes, this really happened. Retronaut has found a special issue of Spiderman done in a collaboration between Marvel and Planned Parenthood. The art is by Marvel vets Ross Andru and Mike Esposito, but the writing is by Ann Robinson, who had a brief tenure as a Marvel executive, and no other known writing credits, for reasons [Read More...]

You Should Be Watching “Arrow”

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I’ve been enjoying the Marvel movie renaissance as much as the next geek, but I’m a DC guy and proud of it. DC has had renaissance of its own that far exceeds Marvel’s, albeit on the small screen. Thanks to the sure hands of Paul Dini and Bruce Timm, they have created the most fully realized [Read More...]

Pope Eye

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It’s Monday, and I don’t want to be working, and neither do you, so here’s another silly post. I got the first of the six volume EC Segar complete Popeye strips for Christmas, and my daughter and I both loved it so much we’ve been picking up the rest as Amazon credit comes in. The volumes [Read More...]

Another Thanks To My Readers

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Amazon’s Affiliate program is an easy way for blog readers to support bloggers: when you access Amazon from one of my links, and buy something, I get 4-6% commission from Amazon. Over Christmas, this worked out pretty well, and I got my store credit last week. Here is some of what I’m enjoying thanks to you fine [Read More...]

DC Hero Coming Out as Gay

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DC Comics, in its annual desperate bid for media attention, is promising to out a major character, because no area of culture must remain untouched by teh gay. So who will it be? Superman? Nope: Lois. Batman? [Read more...]

Greydanus on Avengers

Steven D. Greydanus has seen a movie I’ve been looking forward to for years, and he says that it is indeed all of that, plus the proverbial bag of chips. Marvel’s The Avengers is awesomeness squared. It’s the apotheosis of the modern age of comic-book movies, the epitome of everything that Iron Man, Hulk, Captain [Read More...]


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