Dungeons & Dragons: Go on an Adventure!

I am an elven ranger. I am 115 years old. I am a sharp shooter with a bow and proficient with a rapier in close quarters. I enjoy long walks in the woods, a good song, and knocking in an orc’s skull. My name is Callen Aleathym, and I’m from… Darn it. I always have…

Recommended Reading: DC Comics’ Earth One books

I finally picked up a copy of 2012’s Superman: Earth One over the weekend at a local used media shop called McKay. I had already read through last year’s Batman: Earth One and enjoyed it. I figured with both on my shelf, now’s a good opportunity to discuss them with the blogging world. In 2010,…

Making Time…

This year’s productivity already isn’t getting off to a good start. Case in point: this blog post, which I’m trying to update every Monday, isn’t even getting started until after 8pm. What’s the culprit? A variety of reasons and tasks keep popping up, but I’m laying the blame on Netflix and The West Wing. Keeping…

Unboxing S.H. Figuarts Red Hawk

Fans of Japanese super heroes like the Super Sentai or Kamen Rider franchises are often treated with great toys for the adults who never quite grow up. My latest example of such is the S.H. Figuarts release of Red Hawk, the stalwart leader of the 1991 Super Sentai series Choujin Sentai Jetman. Jetman is one…

Happy 19th Birthday, Power Rangers!

What was your first Power Rangers episode? Answer in the comments. Mine – “Day of the Dumpster” – 8/28/93 On August 28, 1993, the world was saved for the first time by the Power Rangers. The first episode of Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers – titled “Day of the Dumpster” – aired on the Fox Kids…

My Top 5 Alternate Spider-Man Costumes

The Amazing Spider-Man is now out in theaters. In this  incarnation, our friendly neighborhood web head sports a new redesign of the classic red and blues. Generally, I would have preferred if they went more traditional. Still, old Peter Parker is accustom to wearing new duds from time to time, so I decided to put…

A Grand Old (Super Hero) Time This Weekend!

This past weekend, for me, has been a shining example of why I love Japanese tokusatsu super hero shows. If you’re new to reading me, “tokusatsu” is Japanese for “special effects.” This generally applies to  the genre of live-action monster movies (example: the Godzilla franchise) and super hero shows (example: the Super Sentai franchise, where…

DC’s New 52 Trailers Fail to Sell?

Here we have the extended promotional trailer for DC Comic’s New 52 initiative, where they reboot or create 52 titles in September. I’ve blogged about this before, but I find myself becoming less optimistic that this cheap gimmick will continue the stories I’ve been caring about lately or create anything that actually means something and lasts…

Struggle to Understand Grant Morrison’s Accent on HULU

The 2010 documentary covering comic writer/auteur Grant Morrison, complete with interviews with other noted comic industry names as well as the thickly-accented Scotsman himself, is now completely available on HULU. Click the image or this link to watch. If you want to see if it’s worth your time, give a quick read through to my…