Truckin’ with Thanos: Hot Wheels Character Cars

May 29th, 2018

To truly appreciate the best parts of pop culture, you need to have a deep and patient love for all things stupid. You understand and accept, on some terrible level within yourself, a Power Rangers villain named Cat o’Clock which is a giant, evil cat with a digital clock embedded in its chest and a watchband […]

From MODOK to MODAM : Paper Heroes

April 10th, 2017

As a giant-headed dork in a robotic Doomsday Chair, MODOK is one weird dude… but without a doubt, his second female counterpart, MODAM, is even stranger. We’ll leave the story of the ill-fated Ms. MODOK for another day. The story of MODAM starts in Avengers West Coast #36¬†when Hank Pym finds a lady who he […]

March MODOK Madness: Made of Paper

March 14th, 2017

MODOK is one of those rare comic characters who’s so massively bizarre and outwardly stupid that it’s hard not to be completely taken by how completely and totally awful and great all things MODOK are. He’s kind of everything that makes comics great and terrible all at once, and for this reason, I love MODOK. […]

Marvel Legends Photodump

April 8th, 2015

Sometimes, as a writer, you take a lot of pretty pictures before you write the pretty words. And sometimes, those words come a little late. Instead of reading, enjoy these pictures or Hasbro’s Marvel Legends action figures. If you’re here, you probably know what they are. Marvel Legends : X-Men Series, Toys ‘R’ Us exclusive […]

So Many Symbiotes: Marvel’s Agent Venom & Beyond

November 26th, 2014

One of the reasons I love comics is that they’re a uniquely enduring narrative medium. The comic book format has allowed individual characters to evolve over decades, across ongoing narratives set in an ever-changing world, where more traditional forms of fiction usually truncate and summarize in the interest of brevity. Sure, there’s an...

Messed Up: Marvel Super Hero Mashers

May 8th, 2014

Mixing up superheroes with other superheroes is an idea nearly as old as superheroes themselves. Hybridizing creatures of intense power (and unusual weaknesses) is usually a pretty interesting way to explore a hero’s character; how they deal with their new powers and appearance, and how others perceive them. Superheroes are constantly going through...