Skyfall Movie Review: Brilliant, But Not Bond

Skyfall Movie Review: Brilliant, But Not Bond

I have a distinction to make: Skyfall is a brilliant, beautiful, and breathtaking movie–but it’s not a James Bond film. I mean that as a compliment too. Of course, Skyfall is nominally a Bond movie, with all of the recognizable characters showing up: James, Q, M, Moneypenny, and there’s the mincing, off-kilter, European villain we’ve come to … Continue reading

Parody of a Craigslist Missed Connection

Parody of a Craigslist Missed Connection

Have you ever clicked on the “missed connection” section of Craigslist? It’s basically a forum for people who have shared a brief moment with a stranger and then desperately want to reconnect. Here’s a parody of a missed connection I made. I didn’t actually submit this to Craigslist. I just threw it together on Photoshop. … Continue reading

Avengers Vs X-Men Recap

The long awaited moment is here. Last Wednesday marked the conclusion of the whole Avengers Vs X-Men saga and I know some fans are breathing a collective sigh of relief. In case you didn’t follow the event, or missed a few parts, here’s a short rehash. It’s been more than ten years since the X-Men … Continue reading

The Top 5 Best Superhero Movies

Out of everything I’ve written for this site, my list of the top 5 best superhero films is the most likely to annoy you. I guess my taste in superhero films is different than a lot of people’s. I’ve glanced at a dozen such lists online and thought in disgust, “No, no, no!” So many … Continue reading

The End of Jeff Smith’s Series RASL

Last month saw the end of Jeff Smith’s series RASL, a comic about a scientist-turned-drifter who hijacks an invention allowing him to cross over to different dimensions. RASL began in 2008 and slowly accrued a cult-like following as the issues were released in a relatively slow manner. Originally a triannual series, Jeff Smith eventually decided … Continue reading

Recent Illustrations

Recent Illustrations

Lately, more than anything else, I’ve been experimenting with various color schemes on Photoshop. To that end, the drawings themselves are fairly minimalist and cartoony. Some are better than others, but that’s just how experiments go.   For more pics, follow me on Facebook. To find out more about the books I’ve self published, go … Continue reading

A Look Back at the Superhero Films of 2012

In my opinion, 2012 was the biggest year for superhero movies since 1978, the year the original Christopher Reeves Superman was released. 2012 had the conclusion of a beloved franchise (The Dark Knight Rises), the start up of another (The Avengers), and the reboot of a third (The Amazing Spider-Man). Oh, and it also featured … Continue reading

Why Read Comics?

Let me take a time out to address a very basic question, one that’s brought up all too frequently, and that is: Why read comics?  To people who haven’t been exposed much to the medium of comic books, it seems like they’re a waste of time, that they’re “juvenile” or they’re entertainment for dumb people … Continue reading