Friday, December 8, 2023

Was Mumm-Ra the ThunderCats' Greatest Ally All Along?


WildStorm's ThunderCats revival explored some daring ideas, like a team-up with Mumm-Ra, who might be their biggest fan. I continue my retrospective this week at CBR.

Monday, December 4, 2023

The (Very) '90s Attempt to Kill Superman with Superman Reborn


Following Christopher Reeve's departure, Warners tried to adapt Death of Superman in the era of grunge, but the project fell apart. I examine the near-disaster of a screenplay this week at CBR

Friday, November 17, 2023

How Image's G. I .Joe Marched out of the 1980s


With the loss of superstar cover artists, Image's G. I. Joe faced increased competition during the boom of '80s revival comics. I continue my Devil's Due retrospective at CBR this week. 

Monday, November 13, 2023

Was Dreamwave's Transformers Ongoing A Big Zero?


In 2004, Dreamwave gave fans a Transformers: Generation One ongoing, but internal troubles prematurely ended the series. I look back at the debut zero issue this week at CBR.

Monday, October 9, 2023

Justice League Unlimited's Greatest Foe is…Uncle Sam?

This week at CBR I'm wrapping up my retrospective on Justiced League Unlimited's Cadmus arc, examining why ol' Uncle Sam can't leave our heroes alone. 

Friday, September 29, 2023

Tuesday, September 12, 2023

The Cat vs. Dog Dynamics of ThunderCats: Dogs of War


A new Nostalgia Snake! In 2003, Chew co-creator John Layman assumed writer duties on Wildstorm's third ThunderCats series, moving the cast decades beyond the cartoon. I examine the first chapter this week at CBR.

Tuesday, September 5, 2023

When Justice League Unlimited Invited Fans to "Question Authority"


I revisit one of the Question's finest appearances, and an overall highlight of Justice League Unlimited, this week at CBR. And if anyone cares, I'm not responsible for that "problematic" line in the blurb -- I have no problems with this noble truth-seeker!

Monday, August 28, 2023

The '60s Camp Insanity of Batman Meets Godzilla


A proposed follow-up to 1966's Batman: The Movie would've sent Adam West to Japan to face...Toho's King of the Monsters? I look at Batman Meets Godzilla (an actual pitch from 1966) this week at CBR.

Thursday, August 10, 2023

The Villainous, Post-Image Masters of the Universe Revamp


I conclude my look at the Robert Kirkman days of Masters of the Universe comics this week at CBR, published just as a little book called The Walking Dead was getting off the ground... 

Friday, July 21, 2023

The Oddest Comics of the '90s -- Marvel's Illustrated Investor Reports?


While operating as a publicly traded company, Marvel issued financial report/comic hybrids festooned with Wolverine and Spider-Man...and some truly stunning relics of the era. Herb Trime at his Rob-iest! I revisit this week at CBR.

Monday, July 10, 2023

Modern Sensibilities - Gene Kendall's New, FREE Short Story!

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Monday, June 12, 2023

The Iconic Dark Knight Moment Axed From Michael Keaton's Batman Films


Batman screenwriter Sam Hamm tried twice to homage a fan-favorite moment from The Dark Knight Returns but to no avail. I revisit the original screenplays this week at CBR.

Tuesday, June 6, 2023

Wednesday, May 24, 2023

Justice League Unlimited's Long-Awaited Superman vs. Shazam 'Clash!'


After years of anticipation and a rivalry dating to 1939, the DCAU finally got its knock-down, drag-out fight between Superman & Captain Marvel. I revisit this week at CBR.

Thursday, May 18, 2023

Before Green Lantern, Before Deadpool, Ryan Reynolds as -- The Flash?

Hot off of Batman Begins, David S. Goyer was ready to bring The Flash to the big screen with Ryan Reynolds playing Wally West. I examine the screenplay this week at CBR.

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