It’s hard to criticize the movie’s plot or story because there really isn’t one. It’s just a series of events that have been arranged in chronological order. Director Zack Snyder had (or more likely was given) a list of events that had to be shown in this film to set up the new DC Extended Universe, and he was ticking them off, one by one. There is no overall theme, message, or… point. Basically, there’s no “there” there. [Read more…]
There has never been any particular reason why the Doctor should regenerate from a white man into a white man. But the idea of the Doctor regenerating into the body of a woman was considered either ridiculous or simply contrary to established continuity. I myself have made the rude and insensitive comment that I “do not want to see the Doctor arbitrarily switch genders like some sort of South American tree frog.” [Read more…]
I had the privilege of speaking with Joe Field, owner of Flying Colors in Concord, CA, winner of the Will Eisner “Spirit of Comics” Award for Comics Specialty Retailing Excellence, recent recipient of the Bob Clampett Humanitarian Award, and overall lover of comic books.
Joe very kindly shared some of his busy day with me to explain some of the history and benefits of Free Comic Book Day, now entering its fourteenth year, and to share his enthusiasm for this amazing event that he started. [Read more…]
In the aftermath of World War II, writer and activist, Stetson Kennedy, sets out on a one-man mission to infiltrate the Ku Klux Klan in Atlanta, Georgia. After failing to get Klan members arrested, Kennedy risks his life to pass on valuable Klan information to the producers of the Superman Radio Show. [Read more…]
These days most Americans seem to have forgotten what America is supposed to represent. Funny then that a book written by an Irishman serves as such a heartfelt representation of American courage, American values, American dreams. [Read more…]