August in Pop Cultue History

1919 – First Appearance of Zorro 1929 – Babe Ruth hits 500th Career Homerun 1930 – First Appearance of Betty Boop 1939 – Premiere of The Wizard of Oz 1942 – Premiere of Bambi 1954 – The First Issue of Sports Illustrated 1962 – First Appearance of Spider-Man 1962 – First Appearance of Thor 1963…

5 Must See Movies in August ‘017

Well, I gotta say, this year in movies so far has been glorious. There has been plenty of memorable outings, specifically in the comic film industry. As we round out summer things tend to slow down a bit, getting into the school season. That’s not to say there isn’t anything worth seeing. Quite to the…

Sunday Mise en Place (July 23 to 30, 017)

Today is the day… Sunday, just a regular Sunday, but it is a day. This week has been full, so I’m just going to jump right in on the blog news, Plog news, what’s new, and what will be new too. And as per usual, let’s kick it off with what’s been going on- What’s…

Deconstructed: World’s Finest Comics #302

I cannot stand Ben Affleck as Batman! Sorry, I need to just say it once in a while, especially since he all bit ruined the new Justice League preview. Like, I am all “wow, Aqua Man looks cool. Ahh, Flash is rad. Ooh, they look good.” And then there’s emo Affleck trying way to hard…

Deconstructed: Amazing Spider-Man #244

With all the hype after Ned Leeds appeared in Spider-Man: Homecoming, and the potential of that leading into a Hobgoblin storyline, I thought a throwback to some classic Hobgoblin comics was in order. Unfortunately, I do not have a copy of Hobgoblins first appearance in #238. The mystery of who Hobgoblin truly was/is one of…

Deconstructed: Robin, Vol.4 #85

As my son, Zyler, began his summer reading I picked through my old comics to find ones that would appeal to him. Teen Titans being popular as they are currently, Robin is one of Zyler’s favourites. It was a score when I discovered a run of a dozen or so of Robin’s own title from…

Deconstructed: Fantastic Four #51

When starting this new series for the Green Onion Blog the most exciting part has been going through my old comic books and seeing all the amazing covers, and stories long forgotten. To kick the series off there is no better place to start than one of the most infamous issues of one of the…

Sunday Mise en Place (July 17 to 23, ‘017)

Sunday, Sunday.  What is up everybody?  You may feel like I haven’t been very active recently but, I promise I been pushing hard with things in the works.  Can’t miss a Mise en Place though!  So as things come into development let me break it down today with what is upcoming and what’s going on….

Illuminae by Jay Kristoff and Amie Kaufman

I have read an insane amount of positive reviews on Illuminae and its sequel, Gemina.  It almost feels like I am the last book blogger to hop on this train.  What took me so long?  I have no idea.  One of the biggest appeals for these books is their unique structure.  Unique book design is…

Sunday Mise en Place (July 10 to 16, ‘017)

Happy Sunday, happy Mise en Place, and most importantly, happy last day of the Calgary Stampede.  Oh thank god.  It’s time for all of the pretend cowboys to put their cow-gear away for 355 days of the year, and country music can go back to those radio stations no one ever listens to.  And I…

Alexandra’s Top 5 at Age 5

Last year, on this day in particular, I started a special series to commemorate the special birthdays in our home.  Well, we’ve gone full circle.  Today our beautiful, energetic, often crazy daughter hits the half a decade mark.  5 years old sounds so much older than 4, I mean the girl starts kindergarten this year!…

Sunday Mise en Place (July 3 to 9, ‘017)

Hey, hey, it’s Sunday, time to get the Mise en Place on.  A weekly feature of the G.O.B. where I talk about this, that and whatever.  Also included is some links to posts of the previous week and a quick teaser of what is coming in the next bit.  I am off to a late…