September in Pop Culture History

Observances, and Celebration: National Ovarian Cancer Month National Childhood Obesity Awareness Month National Wine Month Mushroom Month National Piano Month Self Improvement Month National Hispanic Heritage Month Rice Month Potato Month National Suicide Prevention Week (Week of Sept. 10) Tolkien Week (Week of Sept. 22) Banned Books Week (Last week of Sept.) Random Acts of…

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…

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…

Deconstructed: Alpha Flight #2

This week I held a poll to decide on this weeks issue for Deconstructed. From my end it was an exciting turn of events. Starting off the poll it looked like it would be a unanimous vote for Tales of the Teen Titans. Not surprising, as the Titans are one of the most popular teams…

Deconstructed: What If… Vol. 2 #23

The appeal of Marvel’s What If… series has never worn off on me. The parallel world books launched in the 70’s when the big question was: What If… Spider-Man joined the Fantastic Four? Which supplied the obvious answer that they would be the Fantastic Five… Growing up during the 90’s the What If… books were…

Top 10 Fictional Bands

How many times have you wished that fictional characters or objects were real? Heck, I’d love my own lightsaber or my best friend to be baby Groot. Much in that same vain there are so many fictional musicians and bands that I wish were real life. Some of my favourite songs were performed by fictional…

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 (Aug. 14 to 20, ‘017)

Oh, the good ol’ Sunday Mise en Place. Over my writing career this has become home base for where I am headed, how life is going, and staying connected with my friends, followers, and even family. Looking ahead at my life, I couldn’t imagine not writing this weekly piece. The future can be so unpredictable….

Deconstructed: Uncanny X-Men #161

If there is any time more fitting for a good X-Men story, let me know. With last weekends horrible events in Charlottesville, VA, and hate, bigotry, and racism playing a major part in political discussions currently, some comfort can be found in the pages of the Uncanny X-Men. The main underline theme of Xavier’s School…

Sunday Mise en Place (Aug. 7 to 13, ‘017)

Happy Sunday, or at least as happy as it can be after yesterdays gut-wrenching display in Charlottesville, Virginia. That one hurt. More than locally, more than racially, that one hurt as a human collective. It can be a tough pill to swallow that we haven’t moved past such hate in the world. Any ways, despite…