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You don't know Jack

Ax-Grinding: The Unoriginal Sequel

Fans and critics alike of my recent shorts-bunching gripey post about the recycling of fairy tale tropes and other unoriginal film archetypes (vampires, penguins, Stallones) and “literary” TV concepts (medical procedural starring Dr. Jekyll, anyone?) will enjoy and/or be incredibly [...]

February 21, 2013 Reviews
This time, it's personal, rhymes-with-witches!

Old Is The New New

Don’t hate on me, Internet, because the stuff I’m about to trash includes some of my favorite things! Consider this a healthy dose of “tough love,” and by that I mean “annoying criticism.” If there’s a duller ongoing pop culture [...]

January 21, 2013 Features, Reviews
We're #1!

(Just Like) Starting Over

Between DC’s New 52 reboot and the competition’s Marvel Now revamp, the past year has seen more number ones than a dog show at a fire hydrant factory. This week alone your comic book store offers an embarrassment of riches (emphasis on “embarrassment”), with no [...]

December 5, 2012 Features, Reviews
Cyclops vs Cyclops

Dazed by Future / Past

You knew just by walking into your comic book store that All New X-Men was going to be special, if only because issue #1 came in nine different versions—meaning that with this week’s #2, technically, it’s already outlasted several of DC’s [...]

November 28, 2012 Features, News, Reviews
Robot Chicken Super Hero Funeral

The Die Lie

This week marks the twentieth anniversary of The Death of Superman, who was killed while heroically selling three million issues of his comic book. Just a few months later he was back—in fact, four of him were back—because that’s what [...]

November 20, 2012 Features, Reviews
Disney Star Wars Lucasfilms

Of Mouse and Man

Barely two weeks ago Disney stunned the nerd world with news of its acquisition of Lucasfilms, the creative benefit of which was almost immediately evident in the wave of Twitter jokes that followed. But that was mere prelude to this [...]

November 16, 2012 News, Reviews