Category: Reviews

One Dynamighty Boi

Jon Del Arroz has a knack for tickling my adventure bone. His latest successful KickStarted comic, Dynamite Thor, hit my inbox over the weekend, and made for a glad respite from the pressure of being half-an-ocean and full continent away from my ladies. For those unfamiliar with the property,...

Walking Back the Strange

Last week I did a partial review of an interesting experiment in tabletop D&D.  After reading through the basic theory of using Fortean weirdness to D&D to help recapture some of the magic lost by making literally everything magic, I gave the product a solid recommendation.  The concept is...

Mosfilm > Bollywood

Bollywood often gets bandied about as an alternative to Hollywood fare by those cut back on consumption of it’s anti-American resentment.  Taken in by the flashy colors, the obvious national pride of the productions, and for some strange reason the song and dance numbers that break out on the...

The First Space Opera

A few weeks back, an old bud named Tomas Diaz posted a brief essay by Hilaire Belloc, titled “On Fantastic Books“.  It is an early 20th century defense of the fantasy genre from a great thinker, and you can read it in full for yourself.  It is well worth...

Ford v. Ferrari – Hard Recommend

Movie of the year. Being of the “don’t give money to people what hates ya” variety, I don’t watch many films these days.  Being not very good at it, I watch a few, and those only after advisement from people I trust.  The good guys over at Geek Gab...

Jump the Shark and The Death of Arthur

The independent literary revolution sparked by the rise of the Amazon Juggernaut has largely focused on adult fare. Not adult fare in the pornographic sense, but adult fare in the ‘reading level and philosophically sophisticated sense’. You can’t swing a dead cat around the Amazon algorithm without hitting an...

Retrocomic: Galaxia

Given the amount of pozzed material on the shelves at the local comic shop, if there’s no Alterna available, my tastes run toward the longboxes of old anthology comics.  Burned out on the sordid and pointlessly seamy offerings of ‘Eerie’ and ‘Creepy’ and too short on cash to grab...

The Last Gasp of Americana

My youngest has taken to reading Jeff Kinney’s Diary of a Wimpy Kid series, and with a three-day weekend to kill, watching the films seemed like a great way to wind down otherwise active and sun-filled days. What a difference a decade makes. Honestly, the first one is a little hard...

Alterna Haul

Alterna Comics continues to demonstrate why smaller publishers are the future of comics.  The big boys are just too old, too slow, and too set in their ways to compete with the likes of Alterna, Arkhaven, and that thing Jon Del Arroz is doing where he just pumps out...

Lost the Plot in Space

Season Two of the Netflix version of “Lost in Space” moves the bulk of the action from the confines of a small family survival drama into a much larger scope.  This time around it’s not just the Robinson’s, but all 600 members of Mission 24 that get involved.  After...