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: 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…

Father’s Day Mise en Place (June 12 to 18, ‘017)

Happy Father’s Day to, well… to me.  More importantly, to my amazing father, who does too much for everyone else.  And all the fathers, grandpas, uncles, and dudes in a fatherly role.  The kids are off having some quality time with Grandpa right now, so let’s get moving on this Sunday’s Mise en Place.  The…

Batman: The Dark Knight Returns by Frank Miller

Oh, Frank Miller’s Dark Knight Returns.  Easily one of the greatest comic books ever written.  I originally read this book back in the 90’s during my high school days.  The then 20+ year-old book, now 30+, is an essential read for any comic book enthusiast.  I recall the shift in me brought on by this…

San Diego Comic Con- 1 Pass free to the right person

​I don’t know if you have seen this Craigslist ad from ‘Gordie’ yet.  It is pretty funny, creepy, beyond disturbing, but funny.  Essentially, ‘Gordie’ is a 56-year-old male who has left his wife and his amazing job as Supervising Manager at Soup Plantation.  Who would give up a sweet gig at Soup Plantation you ask?…

Top 10 Superhero Cartoons of the Early 90’s

Waking up on Saturday morning, finding the most sugary cereal in the cupboard and building a blanket-y nest in front of the TV.  As a child in the 90’s that was the life.  Flipping through channel by channel of fishing programs, cooking shows, Saved by the Bell reruns/knock-offs, and pre-k programming, to land on the…

Lego Batman’s Guide to Being Cool by Howie Dewin

Seriously, who better to teach us how to be cool than Batman, specifically Lego Batman.  It is no surprise that one of my most anticipated films of ‘017 was The Lego Batman Movie.  The kids and I were there for opening weekend, and I am happy to say it was everything it needed to be….

Justice League: Extinction Machine by Bryan Hitch

Let’s be honest with ourselves, mainstream comics have been a mess.  Major events, reboots, more events, more reboots, how about another major event, followed by a complete reboot.  This attempt to keep print alive and snag new readers has had a reverse impact on long time readers.  It is hard for established fans to keep…

Must See February ‘017 Movies

​We are now in full swing of the ‘017 film season.  It’s early and we are still waiting for any stand out films but, as we roll into February and spring is on the horizon so to are big name movies.  Slow down, February is another dump month like January, there’s a reason we don’t…

Batman and Son by Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert

With comic book crossovers and major company wide events failing to bring in the same sales that they did in the 80’s and 90’s comic publishers have resorted to bringing drastic changes into stabilized character continuations.  Whether it is switching the race or gender of a long running hero or having the villain take control…

Batman: The Long Halloween by Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale

The combination of author Jeph Loeb and Tim Sale is one of the most fun duos in comic books, in my humble opinion.  I have written about their work before with this Batman: Haunted Knight review.  Well with Halloween approaching, and being the theme this week on the Green Onion Blog, it is time to review follow…