Monthly Archives - January 2021

WandaVision: The Blip

Have you ever thought about how hideously disastrous it would be to undo the Thanos Snap? In this week's episode, we see “Geraldine” (it’s actually Monica Rambeau) being reverse dusted back into existence in a hospital room.  She looks around in confusion and then heads out into a corridor that is suddenly packed with frantic people running about aimlessly in shock and confusion.   One man says, “I have to call my wife!” And that is when it hit me.   Just how bad undoing The...

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WandaVision: Did This Actually Get Good?

In the last episode we saw Wanda’s friend, “Geraldine.” Thrown out of West View and into a modern Field Joint Ops Center.   This is the first episode where we aren’t seeing an American family sitcom from decades past.  Instead, we get our first view from the other side.  It turns out that there is a town named West View but now anyone with a memory of it, has selective amnesia regarding everything to do with the town.  Monic Rambeau (Geraldine) is now an...

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RE:Play Protostar – War on the Frontier

This one is kind of obscure but was decidedly a favorite of mine back in the day.   It wasn’t No Man’s Sky but it was fun and is still a decent game.  In 1992 the Chief Financial Officer of Sierra Entertainment, Edmond Heinbockel, had had enough.  I’m not sure what he had had enough of, but he had clearly had IT.  He led a walk out of Sierra and with the aid of several former Sierra game devs, started a new company in 1992,...

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Popculture Deathcart: GameStop

I’m smelling Tulips. As of this writing, GameStop stock is trading at $320.  This is actually crazier than Disney’s drastically inflated stock price.  Yesterday, an acquaintance of mine asked, “how do you profit off this situation at this point?” My answer was, “You don’t.  This is Tulip Fever.  The guys that were going to make a killing off this have already bailed.” For those of you wondering what Tulip Fever is:  In the mid 1500s Tulips were first imported from Turkey.  They were a bit on the rare...

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Kong Vs. Godzilla (Part Two of Two)

How can something so wrong, feel so right? In 1975 a poll was conducted on the average American.  Name the most famous Japanese person you know.  The number one answer was Godzilla.  In case you are wondering, number two was Bruce Lee and number three was Hirohito.   Interesting choices since none of them are Japanese.   Emperor Hirohito came closest but there is a huge legal question mark over whether or not the royal family of Nippon is in fact, Japanese citizens. They don’t have...

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Kong Vs. Godzilla (Part One of Two (I Hope))

In a pre-Star Wars universe, guys in silly rubber costumes tramping around flimsy sets were awesome. Give a kid a bunch of cardboard boxes and a crayon and within minutes there were would be a Tokyo skyline.  All ready to be stomped flat by a hunched over boy, who occasionally interruppted the carnage to give his mighty Godzilla roar. When I was nine, my only sources of income were scouring parking lots for dropped change, returning pop bottles, and (for one...

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Sci-Fi And The Dangers of Technological Overreach

Yesterday I released a new sci-fi dystopia comic, AI Wars #1. Below is an in-depth look behind the setting which will make the read far more enjoyable! Technology's imminent danger to technology has been a sci-fi theme dating back to the earliest of stories. Bradbury, Asmiov, Ellison, and more all had stories warning us of what happens when humanity becomes overly-reliant on technology, but it's also gone through comics as well. OMAC by Jack Kirby stands for "One Man Army...

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Light of the Jedi: If You Buy This It’s All On You

I admit it, I love the name. The first sentence of the prelude would give pause to any Star Wars fan. "The Force is with the Galaxy." On the off chance, you think this book might have sold because Light of the Jedi was well written, I present you the opening paragraphs of the first chapter:              Three hours to Impact             All is well.             Captain Hedda Casset reviewed the readout and displays built into her command chair for the second time. She always went over...

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High Republic “Best Seller”

His total conviction caught my attention. Author Charles Soule or be more precise “Star Wars Author” Charles Soule, it is a distinct subcategory after all. Announced on Twitter last week that his book, “LIGHT OF THE JEDI will debut at #1 on the New York Times Bestseller List.” And, yes, this was before his book had sold a single copy. This didn’t seem to be like the usual cheerleading a trad-pub author is supposed to do for himself before a book...

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The Superheroic Virtues: Justice

The broken people of Alta California trudge dejected through the roads of the sleepy pueblo called Los Angeles. Two soldiers of the Alcalde march through the streets, one of them beating a relentless staccato rhythm on his drum.  Each tap of the drumstick, each fall of the foot serving to remind the peons of their status as a crushed people. The soldiers march through the dusty streets unafraid.  These people… These cattle have nothing left in them.  They exist from day to day only...

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