Throwback Tuesday: Spider-Man: The Cosmic Adventures

    What would you do if you had cosmic powers?   Would you shape the universe in your image?  Bring someone you love back from the dead? Try to conquer the universe? Or battle the forces of evil?   For our friendly neighborhood Spider-Man, he chose the latter.  In 1989 and 1990, comic writers […]

DC Comics nu52 Progress Report

During the last week of August, DC Comics released Flashpoint #5, the final issue of a limited series that changed the DC Universe forever.   Several characters and storylines were rebooted and DC Comics launched new #1s.  With dozens of new titles appearing on shelves at comic book stores, this author decided to take on seven […]

Throwback Tuesday-Crisis on Infinite Earths

    Warning! Spoilers are ahead in this blog entry. “Worlds lived, worlds died. Nothing will ever be the same.”-Psycho Pirate on the summary of DC Comics’ mega event. This Throwback Tuesday focuses on one of the DC Comics’ most powerful storylines of the 1980s: Crisis on Infinite Earths.  Just like this year’s Flashpoint, Crisis […]

Jacob’s Eye On…The X-Men

WARNING! SPOILER ALERT! As 2011 comes to a close, Marvel’s Merry Mutants are divided over whom to follow: Cyclops or Wolverine?  At the end of Jason Aaron’s mini-series, Schism, Wolverine quit the team because Cyclops ordered mutant children into battle to protect Utopia from a giant Sentinel.   However, Wolverine did not leave quietly because he […]

Jacob Reviews….Batman: Year One

Warning: Spoilers Ahead! One of the premiere Batman storylines from the comics is Batman: Year One.  The story was written by legendary scribe Frank Miller and illustrated by comic book artist David Mazzucchelli.   Recently, Warner Bros. Animation made an adaptation of the storyline in their latest DC Universe Original Animated Movie series.    This one hour […]

The Top 50 Fictional Villains, Day Five-Part Two

The last post introduced readers to the first half of the Top 10 Fictional Villains of All Time.    Dolores Umbridge, Magneto, the Evil Queen, Maleficent and Count Dracula are in excellent company with these ultimate villains.    Together, these top five villains have been a part of pop culture for decades and they are the most […]

The Top 50 Fictional Villains, Day Five-Part 1

Warning: This blog entry is full of spoilers so if you have not seen any of these characters in action…. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. October 31…Halloween; This date is a time for children to go trick-or-treating and dress-up as their favorite characters, future jobs or scary monsters.  But many pop culture buffs believe that Halloween […]

The Top 50 Fictional Villains of All Time, Day 4

Warning: This blog entry is full of spoilers so if you have not seen any of these characters in action…. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED. “Darkness falls across the land…the midnight hour is close at hand…. Creatures crawl in search of blood…to terrorize your neighborhood.[1]”  These second to last batch of 50 greatest fictional villains always […]

The Top 50 Fictional Villains of All Time, Day 3

Warning: This blog entry is full of spoilers so if you have not seen this character in action…. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Our countdown of the greatest fictional villains of all time continues.  So far we have encountered laughable villains and minor to major threats.  As the countdown moves forward, the villains will become darker, […]

Top 50 Fictional Villains of All Time Countdown, Day Two

Warning: This blog entry is full of spoilers so if you have not seen this character in action…. YOU HAVE BEEN WARNED! Halloween is in three weeks!  Did you pick out your Halloween costume yet? Tired of dressing up as Edward Cullen, a mediocre witch or even an abysmal pirate? Try dressing up as one […]

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