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…

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: Justice League of America #62

Justice League, Justice League, holy heck they have been promoting that film hard. What ever happened to letting films speak for themselves. I am excited to see the epic superhero team on the big screen. I do wish they took their time and released more movies leading up to this event. A Flash movie is…

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…

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…

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…

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…

ARC: Good Morning, Superman by Michael Dahl and Omar Lozano

Kids love to play superhero.  It is one of those age-old rights of passage to pretend to have the strength of ten men, run at incredible speeds, or fly high into the clouds.  We all did it, I remember jumping off the couch to see if I would float around the living room, or pretending…