Sunday Mise en Place (July 9 to 15, ‘018)

Hello Sunday. There has been a recent surge of friends and followers entering the fold and I’d like to say welcome and thanks for coming along. The Sunday Mise en Place is a weekly series that is unlike the rest of the blog. On Sunday’s I like to share what is going on in my…

Movie Review: Incredibles 2

Contemplating the original Incredibles I can confidently say that it is my favourite of the Pixar line-up. Toy Story was a mind-blowing event and one of the first movies I had seen without parental supervision. But, Incredibles spoke to the comic nerd I have always been. The fact it came out during my adulthood, pre-children,…

Comic Review: Amazing Spider-Man #1 (2018)

The Background- It’s yet another brand new day for the friendly neighbourhood Spider-Man as the Amazing Spider-Man title is the latest of the Marvel re-launches. After an epic finale by long-time – in fact, a record-breaking run from Spidey scribe Dan Slott, Nick Spencer is at the helm of one of the most important Marvel…

Comic Review: Oblivion Song #5

The Background- For being into issue five, Oblivion Song is moving quickly along. Especially considering how much background was necessary for us to even understand what is going on. Following our hero Nathan, we have discovered a lot about Robert Kirkman’s world. And, last we left things were getting exciting as Nathan had found the…

Top Ten Superhero Families

Well, the time has finally come for me to go see Incredibles 2. I don’t know what has taken me so long as the first one is probably my favourite Pixar movie. As I get myself pumped up to see this super-powered family it got me thinking about some other great super families. So, for…

Sunday Mise en Place (July 2 to 8, ‘018)

This is going to get messy. Welcome back to the Sunday Mise en Place where I get to talk about whatever I feel like. I am surprised all of the time by who, and how many people actually read these weekly ramblings. You guys are awesome. Well, today is definitely a rambling, and it was…

Movie Review: Ant-Man and The Wasp

Geez, I wish that there was a new Marvel movie every couple of months like we’ve been lucky enough to receive this year. It is always such a fun experience seeing these heroes in well-made films. Ant-Man and the Wasp may not have been the flick on everyone’s must-see list for 2018, but for many…

Top Ten Marvel Bruisers

If you have a superhero team, having that one member who has an impossible amount of muscle is vital if for nothing else other than an intimidation factor. Marvel does the tough guy like no one else, in the words of Tony Stark and Loki, they do have a Hulk. And that fact alone makes…

July in Pop Culture History

Observances and Celebrations: Anti-Boredom Month Culinary Arts Month National Hot Dog Month National Ice Cream Month Shark Week Canada Day (July 1) International Free Hugs Day (July 1) World UFO Day (July 2) Stay Out of the Sun Day (July 3) World Environment Day (July 5) National Fried Chicken Day (July 6) World Chocolate Day…

Canada Day Mise en Place (June 25 to July 1, ‘018)

Happy Canada Day to all of my Canadian friends. This is a year worth celebrating. Sure, the big 150 happened last year, and we failed to capture Olympic hockey gold this winter, but we’ve learnt a lot this year. The most significant thing we can be proud of today is that we’re not the US….

5 Must See Movies in July ‘018

What is going on with the summer blockbuster? For some reason, I had a difficult time putting this month’s list of the five must-see films together. Traditionally July is a huge time for movies with a history of titles that include Harry Potter, Dark Knight, Transformers, and Forrest Gump. It seems to me that Hollywood…

Comic Review: Terrifics #5

The Background- I have been eating the Terrifics series up. DC’s very own resident version of the Fantastic Four offers all the fun and adventure of its inspiring series, plus Plastic Man – who is one of the most humorous characters in all of comic books. There is a lot of good things on the…