Tag: comics

Ranking: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings

I just checked and apparently I haven’t ranked a comic book movie since Dark Phoenix in July 2019. That doesn’t seem right, but I can’t think of what movie I would have seen. Lots of comics book TV shows, but I guess no movies.… Continue Reading “Ranking: Shang-Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings”

What I’m Reading: A Wealth of Pigeons

A Wealth of Pigeons is a new book of New Yorker-style cartoons by Steve Martin (yes, that Steve Martin) and actual New Yorker cartoonist Harry Bliss. Apparently, despite his long career in stand-up, sketch TV, movies, even novels (and more), Steve has always been… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: A Wealth of Pigeons”

What I’m Reading: Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Volume 2

I picked this up at a sale at a local comic store last Free Comic Book Day (i.e., Nerd Christmas, the first Saturday every April), but didn’t get around to reading it until now. (For a review of other books I picked up at… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Superman: The Greatest Stories Ever Told, Volume 2”

What I’m Reading: Action Philosophers

Okay, I have one more horror movie to review for the season, but first let’s get to a book I recently finished, Action Philosophers, a non-fiction graphic novel providing biographies of forty philosophers, from Ancient Greece to the contemporary world. This book is awfully… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Action Philosophers”

What I’m Reading: Roundup

On Free Comic Book Day back in May, I picked up some of the sale books at my local comic shop. Let’s go over a couple of those: The Building Starting in 1978 with his A Contract With God, Will Eisner, already a legendary… Continue Reading “What I’m Reading: Roundup”

Ranking: Dark Phoenix

This is the second time Marvel has made a film version of Dark Phoenix, the greatest X-Men saga of all time. The first attempt was X-Men 3: Last Stand, which was an awful movie, overloaded with pointless special effects and actors phoning in their… Continue Reading “Ranking: Dark Phoenix”

Ranking: Avengers: Endgame

I’ve now seen Avengers: Endgame twice. It is the second part (not a sequel) of last year’s Avengers: Infinity War (which I reviewed here). It is the culmination not only of the two-part Avengers movie, but also of the entire 22-movie Marvel Cinematic Universe… Continue Reading “Ranking: Avengers: Endgame”

Ranking: Captain Marvel

A few weeks ago while visiting Nashville, my family went to see Captain Marvel. In the comics Captain Marvel, alter ego Carol Danvers, is a character I don’t follow too much, but I think the movie kept pretty close to her character. She starts… Continue Reading “Ranking: Captain Marvel”