Raygun Comic Book Review


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 discovers a mysterious weapon sent to the future by Nikola Tesla.  Matthew is a … [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…]

King Conan: Wolves Beyond the Border Comic Book Review

King Conan

I’ve been very happy with Dark Horse’s run of Conan since they started in 2004.  Adapted from Robert E. Howard’s Wolves Beyond the Border, this is one of my favorite parts of Conan’s life.  He’s older, wiser, and a bit more mellow, but no less the brash rogue that fought his way across Hyboria.  Timothy Truman … [Read more…]

The Past Month in Theaters: July Movie Review

The Killing Joke

More trips to the theaters than I thought I would take this month, a total of seven.  And I didn’t even see the Ghostbusters reboot!  Dodged a bullet with that one.  Thankfully, I saw no full-blown garbage.  Which is always nice. I was fully prepared to give this film movie of the month until I … [Read more…]

Mother Russia Comic Book Review

Mother Russia Cover

I managed to pick up the Mother Russia graphic novel, that was part of FUBAR Press’s Kickstarter for the project back in 2013, at C2E2 this year and I’m glad I did.  I originally had issue 1 and 3 of the full-size comic release but never got issue 2 so have been holding this review … [Read more…]