The Purpose of Super Heroes

I've been thinking about this for a while now, pointed in this direction by having watched TOKUSATSU GAGAGA, where they make this sentiment overt: what is the purpose of super hero stories? On the surface, it would seem to be obvious. Like any other story, the primary purpose is to entertain. But with super hero … Continue reading The Purpose of Super Heroes

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

EPISODE 38 "What's stronger than the main engine? Maybe...the Wave-Motion Gun...?" - Royster Things were looking pretty poor for the Star Force at the close of yesterday's episode. Today, though, the immediate danger is dealt with rather quickly, but this installment is one that stuck in the minds of STAR BLAZERS fans as an iconic … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

BHOC: DAREDEVIL #150

I continued, as opportunity and funds allowed, to explore the Marvel characters whose exploits I had enjoyed in the SON OF ORIGINS OF MARVEL COMICS volume I had read at my local library. The next of these that I picked up was DAREDEVIL, here celebrating his landmark 150th issue. This was a pretty decent place … Continue reading BHOC: DAREDEVIL #150

Lee & Kirby: THE INCREDIBLE HULK: He can fly!

Okay, this is going to be another somewhat-strange piece, but I can't help it if I'm fascinated by odd and inconsequential bits of comic book trivia and speculation. And this one cuts to the center of the often-disconnect that existed between Jack Kirby, who was largely plotting and drawing the early Marvel stories, and Stan … Continue reading Lee & Kirby: THE INCREDIBLE HULK: He can fly!

In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure

EPISODE 37 "Desslok, for a man like you there can be no such thing as defeat. You're different. You know what you want and you're willing to fight for it. I understand you. We are alike." - Prince Zordar The next episode of STAR BLAZERS finally brought the Star Force and Desslok back into direct … Continue reading In Our Next STAR BLAZERS Adventure