Wonder Woman is Bisexual…And? Opinion

Wonder Woman

Recently Wonder Woman writer Greg Rucka confirmed that Diana is indeed bisexual.  Yes, I know he used the word queer to describe her but I was raised to believe that was an exceptionally rude way to describe a person.  It means strange, abnormal, and I know that people are reclaiming the word but it still … [Read more…]

Marvel’s Luke Cage Review TV Review

Luke Cage

Mild spoilers ahead.  Just go watch it.  It’s awesome. Luke Cage is one of my favorite little known superheroes.  His notoriety got a huge shot in the arm September 30 with the release of the newest Marvel Netflix series.  It is the best one so far.  Not by an incredible degree as the other two … [Read more…]

Casting My Childhood Hero – Roddy Piper Opinion

Roddy Piper

Even if you don’t like horror thrillers, comic books, supporting indie creators, or all of the above – get a ticket to see The CHAIR because Roddy Piper was freaking brilliant in it and the performance deserves to be seen. Let me take a step back a bit and explain that, for the sake of … [Read more…]

Raygun Comic Book Review


**UPDATE** Raygun is no longer a part of Alterna’s lineup due to contract issues. Editor’s Note:  I was provided a review copy of Raygun by Alterna Comics. Also there are some spoilers of issue #1 below. Raygun tells the tale of Matthew, a young boy who is sent to live with his father, and accidentally … [Read more…]

The Past Month in Theaters: September Movie Review

Don't Think Twice

Went to the theaters five times this month.  Masterminds doesn’t come out until the last day of the month, and I plan to spend my limited time that day watching the first few episodes of Netflix’s Luke Cage.  So there.  While nothing blew my mind this month, my selection was good.  As in, another month … [Read more…]

Octal Comics is Helping Creators Pitch Their Books News

Octal 2

After the success of Volume 1, Octal is releasing Volume 2 of their project to help get independent comics in front of publishers for consideration.  Volume 1 had over two dozen publishers subscribe to the catalog, showing 8 pilot stories, all of which received feedback.  4 are discussing proposals, and 2 are working out contracts … [Read more…]

American Ninja Warrior, Equality, Competition, and the Human Spirit Opinion

American Ninja Warrior

American Ninja Warrior is a show borrowed from Japan’s Sasuke Rising, or Ninja Warrior.  It’s a competition show where athletes take on an obstacle course that requires a lot of agility, speed, strength, and will.  Sasuke  is about to have it’s 33rd season with only 4 finishers over the course of it’s run.  The American … [Read more…]

I, Holmes Comic Book Review

I, Holmes

Editor’s note: I was provided with a review copy of I, Holmes by Alterna Comics. I, Holmes is a fun look at placing a Sherlock Holmes type story in modern times, without transporting or transplanting the iconic detective into the future.  I (yes, her name is the letter I) is the great granddaughter of Sherlock … [Read more…]

The Past Month in Theaters: August Movie Review


I was fully expecting to only go to the theaters four times this month, but two dramas came out that I completely forgot about.  If you do the math, that’s six trips to the theaters in total.  Pretty damn good month all told. I had a blast with this movie.  And, by nature of what … [Read more…]

Volbeat Rocking Central Illinois Opinion


I recently saw Volbeat, a band I’ve been wanting to see for awhile now, at the Illinois State Fair.  They were preceded by Canadian band Black Wizard, and Killswitch Engage.  I’d never heard of the first, and I do like some of what Killswitch puts out, but I’ve liked Volbeat since I first heard them … [Read more…]