June in Pop Culture History

Observances and Celebrations: National Smile Month National Accordion Awareness Month LGBTQIA Pride Month African-American Music Appreciation Month National Adopt a Cat Month ALS Awareness Month Bike to Work Week Children’s Day (June 1) Decoration Day (June 2) Doughnut Day (June 2) Armed Forces Day (June 4) National Cheese Day (June 4) World Environment Day (June…

Sunday Mise en Place (Nov. 27 to Dec. 3, ‘017)

Welcome to the first Sunday Mise en Place of December. This is an exciting month for bloggers as December operates a bit differently than other months. Besides getting ready for the holiday season, the end of the year brings wrap-ups, years bests (and worsts), and look ahead’s. I have a few posts on the docket…

Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky

Every once and a while you will pick up a book with the expectation that it will be fun, or interesting, and it simply blows your mind with how far it left your expectations behind.  When I picked up Children of Time by Adrian Tchaikovsky, I had no idea what I was in for.  More…

Warcross by Marie Lu

As best selling author Marie Lu’s new book approached its September release this year there was a staggering amount of ARC reviews. I can confidently say that I have never seen that many ARC’s released during my blogging career. Maybe what stood out was how positive every review was. Lu has been one of the…

Live Blog Feed from Edmonton Expo: Day Two

Good morning! And welcome back to the Green Onion Blog. It is day two of my live feed directly from Edmonton Comics and Entertainment Expo. If you are a fan of comics, cons, or pop culture this is the post for you. A live blog feed works like this: During the day I will be…

Live Blog Feed from Edmonton Expo: Day One

Greetings all of my friends, followers, and geeks of all pop cultures! This weekend I have a special treat for you, as the Green Onion Blog goes live! For the next two days I will be taking in all there is at the Edmonton Comics and Entertainment Expo! So, if you like… stuff. Y’know, like…

Deconstructed: Sub-Mariner #26

For this weeks Deconstructed we are going back to look at one of Marvel Comics most underrated (or overrated, depends how you look at it) characters. Namor the Sub-Mariner is an importants piece to Marvel Universe cannon. Sometimes the hero, often the villain, the first comic book anti-hero. The king of Atlantis has aligned with…

Sunday Mise en Place (Sept. 4 to 10, ‘017)

What a kerfuffle back to school week can be. But, we are through it, and slowly settling into routine. Time for another Mise en Place, where I can get myself organized for the week ahead. The M.e.P.- other than giving me the opportunity to sit and look at my schedule- is where I share what…

Sunday Mise en Place (Aug. 21 to 27, ‘017)

Coffee, check. … That’s all I need. Okay, let’s do this. Happy Sunday! And, welcome back to the Mise en Place. The weekly post on the Green Onion Blog where you come for all your Green Onion news! This is your central hub for what’s happening for the blog, how things are going with Eric…

Deconstructed: Defenders #52

All of Marvel Studios investment in Netflix is about to culminate with the heroes joining together to form the Defenders. As exciting as it is to see Daredevil, Jessica Jones, Luke Cage and Iron Fist join forces, I thought this would be a great opportunity to take a look back at one of the original…

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…