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!
I did another guest post for Kalie over at Just Dread-Full! This is a look back at the last season of The Walking Dead and the introduction of (from my knowledge) their soon-to-become super villain Negan. I examine what makes a villain and do a little contrasting between the roles of hero and villain. It’s also another attempt to help allay some my anxiety in obsessing over what may happen in the Season Seven premiere by focusing on the last season instead! Soooo if apocalyptic zombie-fueled reflections on heroes and villains sounds like a fun and exciting way to spend a little part of your day, you should totally click here and read it! Please and thank you :).
One of the greatest parts of comic books is the superhero team-up. Right?? As a kid, I loved picking up a copy of The Amazing Spider-Man to find DAREDEVIL on the cover too! The fact that all these characters live in the same world, often cross paths and work together is one of the medium’s most enduring and exciting experiences. I think one of the reasons The Fantastic Four was always my favorite team book growing up was because the FF were a family…but the family kept growing! You had Reed, Sue, Johnny, and Ben but you also had Spidey, She-Hulk, Ms. Marvel, Ant Man, Storm, Black Panther…and on and on and on! I loved that idea – one big, ever inclusive vision of family working toward a common goal. Continue reading