Deadpool’s Totally Boss Trip To The 80’s

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!

A Very Deadpool Nightmare On Elm Street

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

Surviving Horror When You’re Scared of EVERYTHING

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!

Double Dose o’ Deadpool!

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

Who feels like a little…TIME TRAVEL?!?

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

Top Five Wednesday – Father Figures!

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

Deadpool’s Mercs are Worth the Money!

Ahh…summer vacation.  My final exams are all graded.  My grades are all posted.  And now my mind can gently turn from lesson planning and grading to the freedom of summer.  There are lots of novels to read, movies to watch, sun to bask in, and family and friends to see…but it also means there’s a lot of time for writing and comic reading!  Given how much fun I’ve had since I started blogging, I’ve decided to see how often I can post on My Comic Relief through the summer holiday.  I’ve no set goal in mind, only the challenge!  My question now becomes – is there a better way to ring in summer than with Deadpool’s Mercs for Money??  I say there isn’t! Continue reading