I’m about to write a line I never expected to write. Are you ready? Gerry Duggan, Mike Hawthorne, and Matteo Lolli’s Deadpool is the best Secret Empire tie-in I’ve read. By far. Without question. No contest. Now, I love me some Deadpool! But with Sam Wilson: Captain America and Steve Rogers: Captain America and Champions and all the one shots (Uprising, Underground, and United) being on my pull list, I never thought ol’ Wade Wilson’s tale would be the best. But it is! Deadpool presents the everyman’s tale inside this massive, emotionally-heavy crossover event. It shows Secret Empire from the perspective of the “regular person” trapped within this system, struggling against the banality of evil growing around them while having no choice but to play their part in the new regime. Continue reading
Nancy (of Graphic Novelty² fame) has been on vacation with her family and, as a result, asked if I’d be up for writing a guest post for her blog. Um, how about YES?!?!?!? Nancy and Kathleen’s Graphic Novelty² was one of the very first blogs I found as I entered the world of WordPress and blogging and I love their posts. As a result I couldn’t have been more excited to add something to their catalogue. My choice? Well, like a babysitter who lets the kids watch something a little inappropriate while Mom and Dad are out for the night, I figured we’d look at Deadpool! However, as is always the case when Deadpool’s being written by Cullen Bunn, Deadpool’s Secret Secret Wars gives us a lot more than just the Merc with a Mouth at his inappropriate best. Bunn drops Deadpool in the original Secret Wars of the 1980’s and offers another master class on why we’ve come to love and need Deadpool so much. So maybe you should click over to Graphic Novelty² and check it out?!? C’mon, it’ll be rad! I promise. As a bonus, you can also spend more time perusing all of Nancy and Kathleen’s amazing posts too. It’s a two-for! Yay!
with Kalie Zamierowski!
[Michael’s Note: Well, the school year’s ended and summer vacation has finally arrived (yay!!!). I’ll be kicking it off with a week-long mission trip to Baltimore with twenty of our upcoming seniors. Obviously that means no new material on the blog for a week. I know we’re all sad about that BUT I’m leaving you with something EPIC. Kalie and I have finished our second original short story genre-mashup. This time we’ve dropped Deadpool into A Nightmare On Elm Street. I think we may’ve topped the first one too. Personally, writing this was SO MUCH FUN. Enjoy!] Continue reading
I am a HUGE baby when it comes to scary movies. However, I have also been dating an avid horror enthusiast for two years now. How do I survive all the horror movies I watch now? How have I come to even – gasp! – enjoy and appreciate the genre myself? Well that story, my friends, is in this new guest post I wrote for Kalie over at Just Dread-Full. I had a lot of fun writing it and I’d be super excited if you clicked over and checked it out too!
New Comic Book Day (or Wednesday to the lay person) is always a day filled with magic and promise. What will be waiting for me in my file?! What surprises may I find on the rack that I wasn’t even aware were coming out?! Most important of all – what lucky comics will be coming home with me?!? Well this week ended up being exceptionally exciting. Why? It turns out author Cullen Bunn had two new Deadpool issues waiting for me!! I picked up my file to find issue #4 of his brilliant Deadpool & the Mercs for Money series as well as the debut issue of Deadpool: Back in Black. I can assure you, whether you’re new to Deadpool or you’ve loved him for years – this is where you want to be. Do you hear that? Yes, that’s the sound of me rejoicing. Continue reading
The idea of time travel has been a staple of the fantasy/sci-fi genre in general and comic books specifically for…well, probably since the first future time traveller went back in time and was accidentally discovered by a struggling author who then just pretended to invent it. No matter how many times it’s used, I love it. I’m ALWAYS a sucker for a good time travel story. So, with thoughts of time travel on my mind, I figured I’d look at two recent time travel series I really enjoyed – Marvel’s Deadpool & Cable: Split Second done by Fabian Nicieza and Reilly Brown as well as IDW’s Bebop & Rocksteady Destroy Everything put together by the team of Ben Bates, Dustin Weaver, Damian Couceiro, Ryan Browne, Nick Pitarra, Giannis Milonogiannas, and Sophie Campbell. Continue reading
As I was perusing the blogosphere this afternoon something exciting happened! Thanks to Nancy over at Graphic Novelty 2 and Heather from Heather Hobbs – A Book Blog, I learned that “Top Five Wednesday” is not only a thing, but an exciting thing at that! (It’s worth noting I’ve seen a lot of brilliant Top Five lists online…I’m sure a lot of them were on Wednesday too. Buuuut I didn’t “get it” until I saw Nancy and Heather’s posts a few moments apart. This is embarrassing…let’s not broadcast it.) So I figured I’d join the ol’ group over at Goodreads myself and join the fun. With it being Father’s Day this weekend, the post was to be on your Top Five Favorite Literary Fathers. (Okay, okay, it’s technically Thursday. But I just saw this now! So shhhh…let’s not broadcast this either. I promise next week the post will be written and posted on Wednesday.) With that being said, let’s look at some great dads! Continue reading