Category: Comics

Saving the World with Doom Patrol

“I don’t know what I should have done. I never had to save the world before.” ~ Rita Farr Somewhere in west central Ohio, Black drag diva Maura Lee Karupt (Alan Mingo, Jr.) confronts a man, maybe the Man. He is there to enforce normalcy. He considers anyone […]

Ice Bear is Best Bear

At first it was the way the bears were stacked atop each other that appealed to me. I’d see ads for We Bare Bears while watching other shows and think, “That is adorable/charming/cute/appealing.” Their shape, the color arrangement. Just the whole stacking thing. But one weekend shortly after […]

I’m with the Werewolves

When I was a kid, I loved monsters. I dressed up as a monster or an alien (i.e., stealth monster) every Halloween. I watched monsters movies on weekends and tokusatsu shows or whatever featured monsters after school. I loved kaiju and the monsters on Sesame Street and The Muppet […]

The Great Ability of Miles Morales

I’ll try to do this without too many plot elements, but be aware, there will be plot elements in my piece. Near the beginning of Bob Persichetti, Peter Ramsey and Rodney Rothman’s Spider-Man: Into the Spider-Verse (2018), Miles Morales father says to Miles, while driving him to school, “With […]

10 Comics I Liked in 2018

Usually, when I share my “10 Comics I Liked” lists, I try to write about comics I haven’t written about before or at least haven’t written about during the year. This time, I come back to a couple titles I have written about before. I guess I can’t […]

The Girl From The Other Side

It is a liminal time of the year and a liminal day. It’s a time when the worlds bleed together and the monsters, ghosts and our beloved dead can slip through into our world and, sometimes, perhaps, we take a wrong turn on the back roads, knock on […]