Author Archives: Jon Mollison

About Jon Mollison

Jon Mollison was weaned at the literary knee of Tolkein, Howard, Moore, and Burroughs. He spent decades wandering in the wilderness of modern genre fiction, wondering when the magic and wonder went out of the world of dragons and space ships. In his darkest hour, he encountered a wise man who handed him the open secrets to crafting works that emulate the stories of the great authors who built the genre. They are easily summarized in but two words: Regress Harder. Now one of the twelve champions of the Pulp Revolution, his self-published works represent a more direct lineage to the tales of action, mystery, romance, virtue, and pure unalloyed adventure than the bland imitations churned out by New York City publishing houses in recent decades.

Littermates (Pt. 1 of 2)

It’s high time I got back to doing some short reviews and got caught up with my hard copy reviews, all too many of which languish in my to-read pile. In issue number eight of this fine magazine, the editor’s … Continue reading

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Not Tall Enough for the Wild Stars Comics

Are you up for a galaxy spanning multi-versal tale with dozens of characters, settings, and a whole lot of strange goings on? Have I got a comic series for you! Michael Tierney first came to my attention with his modern … Continue reading

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Cultural Strength, Not Organizational Strength

Regular readers of the blog know that I’ve enjoyed a few titles from Alterna Comics based solely on the proprietor, one Peter Simeti, being a stand up guy who just wants to publish good stories.  This naturally put him square in the … Continue reading

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Amazon’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan’s Fourth Episode’s LOL Wuts?

We’re already in the mid-season padding doldrums of Jack Ryan.  Appropriate given that this is the fourth of eight episodes.  It’s pretty clear that John Krasinski is an expensive headliner too busy to carry the heavy lifting in this ensemble … Continue reading

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All It Takes

If you want to save your culture, this is all it takes: All the bitching about how bad mainstream comics have become feels great, but while it’s fun to complain the world needs viable alternatives.  Anonymous here asked a neutral … Continue reading

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Tom Clancy’s Mad Bomber’s Wife Show, With Guest Star Jack Ryan

More pieces of the puzzle fall into place in the subplot of Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, as the action in the main plot thread heats up with Mad Bomber’s Wife taking action to escape the clutches of her terrorist keeper. … Continue reading

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Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Episode Two

Hollywood can’t be trusted. The second installment of Amazon Prime’s Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan moves the action from the political football field of CIA’s Langley HQ to the middle-eastern suburbs of France.  It also shows us for the first time … Continue reading

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Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan – Pilot Episode, Spoilerific Review

This show ain’t for gun porn or armchair general types, that’s for sure.  If you’re looking for a spoiler-free review, I suggest checking out this post over at the Castalia House blog. We open with a happy go lucky family … Continue reading

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Papered Over Tiger

Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.  An American show featuring Americans doing American stuff.  It’s been a while since that position took the default.  With the supposed rise of the world economy and quarter billion dollar budgets, Big Entertainment has turned its … Continue reading

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Worth a Shot – Jack Ryan

It’s been a long time since the usual crowd produced anything that even looked worth watching.  Amazon Prime offers us a new take on Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan, CIA desk jockey turned super-agent, in Tom Clancy’s Jack Ryan.  Let’s take … Continue reading

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