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Thad Rutkowski’s Ponderous Pops

In her introduction to The Rose Metal Press Field Guide to Writing Flash Fiction, Tara Masih defines flash fiction using… read more Thad Rutkowski’s Ponderous Pops

Axel Greece

An 80s song for an 80s story. There are two very enigmatic men in Lyddie’s life: Phelps, her botanist husband,… read more Axel Greece

An Incredible iZombie Promise

Where ABC and Fox make you wait a week to see the latest episode (unless you have a cable subscription), The CW understands that it’s commercial TV (not subscription) and that its viewers can’t stop their worlds (no matter how much they want to) to sit and watch their favorite show or, as in my case, take a chance on a new one. … ”The Exterminator” is a good episode in my opinion because it got me wondering if Rob Thomas and Diane Ruggiero-Wright, the show’s creators, would ever make an episode where Liv is frustrated by the stereotypes people have about zombies (like the cavemen in the old GEICO ads ) or write an episode where Liv had to confront own biases towards “Walking Dead” type zombies.

Sequeling Shakespeare

Based on the novel “The Kouga Ninja Scrolls” by Futaro Yamada, “Basilisk” tells a story similar to Romeo and Juliet’s… read more Sequeling Shakespeare

Po-gart in The Jade Dodo

Kids React to Typewriters In the movie Kung Fu Panda, Po, a well-intentioned but bumbling dreamer, suddenly finds himself recruited… read more Po-gart in The Jade Dodo

Where Angel Should Have Gone

WARNING! SPOILERS! Child of television. When I was told AJ Scudiere’s Under Dark Skies was a “supernatural crime thriller” and… read more Where Angel Should Have Gone

The Duality and Deconstruction of James Junya Thompson

A friend once told me that Hesse’s Steppenwolf was a different book when read at 40 from when it was… read more The Duality and Deconstruction of James Junya Thompson

Nepali Moksha

“Jaya Nepal” needs a “Careless Whisper” level indiscretion to make the inclusion of Adriana worthwhile. For the untravelled (like me),… read more Nepali Moksha

The Lost Comic Con and the Missed Comic Con

The 2013 New York Comic Con was my “lost Comic Con,” I was there in body but my exhausted spirit… read more The Lost Comic Con and the Missed Comic Con

Jacob Mendelsohn All Knowing All Seeing in All My Goodbyes

I tried to find a song or video the summed up the tone of Jacob Mendelsohn’s book without the religious… read more Jacob Mendelsohn All Knowing All Seeing in All My Goodbyes

Neil Gaiman’s Ocean At The End of the Lane

Thanks to PBS, every English school boy I read in the first person sounds like Gian Sammarco’s Adrain Mole, the… read more Neil Gaiman’s Ocean At The End of the Lane

Page of Ultron

In “The Next Avengers” Ultron has taken over the world and it is up to the children of the original… read more Page of Ultron

Brian K Vaughan Wings and Horns

TV ad using the Panasonic Orbitel TV set. In her depiction of the robots, Fiona Staples gives us a sort… read more Brian K Vaughan Wings and Horns

The Flash Rogues Revolution

From The Flash Volume 2 Rogues Revolution: A gorilla priest explains how the Flash will save Gorilla City from ruination…. read more The Flash Rogues Revolution

The Batmanification of Spider-Man

The Spider-Man Noir cutscenes from Shattered Dimensions have a Sin City feel that makes it noir. I call it the… read more The Batmanification of Spider-Man

On Goodreads: Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Avengers

Guardians of the Galaxy, Vol. 1: Cosmic Avengers by Brian Michael Bendis My rating: 3 of 5 stars I borrowed… read more On Goodreads: Guardians of the Galaxy Cosmic Avengers

On Goodreads: Batman Battle for the Cowl

Batman: Battle for the Cowl by Tony S. Daniel My rating: 3 of 5 stars In Batman: Battle for the… read more On Goodreads: Batman Battle for the Cowl

Kate DiCamillio’s The Tiger Rising

Magnetic North’s “We Belong.” My favorite line: “We’re getting tired of proving we belong.” Kate DiCamillio tells an immigrant’s tale… read more Kate DiCamillio’s The Tiger Rising

On Goodreads: Batman RIP

Batman R.I.P. by Grant Morrison My rating: 4 of 5 stars WARNING! Possible Spoilers! Batman RIP though half the size… read more On Goodreads: Batman RIP

On Goodreads: Batman The Black Glove

Batman: The Black Glove by Grant Morrison My rating: 4 of 5 stars WARNING: Possible Spoilers. (My cover reads “Batman… read more On Goodreads: Batman The Black Glove