Team America and Christmas 1982

Time for a story...back in 1982 I was eight years old and the thing I wanted most in the ENTIRE world for Christmas was Marauder from the Team America toys. Don't worry if you don't remember the toys - they were originally the Evel Knieval stunt cycles, but Knieval got in some legal troubles and... Continue Reading →

Know Your Ghosts – Dullahan

Quite the popular spirit, the Irish name Dullahan might not be very well known, but it's Americanized version, The Headless Horseman, most certainly is.  And the legend of these harbingers of death go back much further than Washington Irving's tale. The Dullahan isn't precisely a ghost, or rather, it is a ghost, but it is... Continue Reading →

What the hell is a Man-Thing anyway?

In my recent post about Agents of SHIELD finally getting good, I mentioned that they name dropped the Man-Thing.  I realized after writing that post that there are probably a lot of people who have no clue what Man-Thing is or why anyone would be excited by the name drop.  Since Man-Thing is also a... Continue Reading →

How did Agents of SHIELD get so good?

I've posted a couple of rants about Marvel's Agents of SHIELD and how the show could get better.  Well wow, it did.  Clearly the problem was the scheduling of Captain America 2, because with its big revelation, this show kicked into overdrive and suddenly I can't miss and episode.  I actually took to Facebook and... Continue Reading →

Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. – The Clairvoyant Theories

Maybe Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. really is getting better.  Certainly there's been a lot more fan theory on who the Clairvoyant, the mysterious head of the Centipede operation, is, at least among the remaining fans who didn't give up on this series.  However, I believe after Captain America 2 comes out next week, the series will... Continue Reading →

The 1970s Avengers Movie that would have shaped my childhood

Just watch this.  This would have been the greatest movie in the WHOLE WORLD to 6 year old me.

The New Fantastic Four

There's a new Fantastic Four film in the works, with a cast of young actors, the apparently shocking bit being that Johnny Storm will be black (who's 2014, and besides, Chris Evans is Captain America now).  Honestly, I'm maybe in the minority here of comic fans, but who the fuck cares about the Fantastic... Continue Reading →

Guardians of the Galaxy first teaser trailer

Ooga Chaka Ooga Ooga... The first GotG trailer is out...go watch it... Ok, now that you've seen it...pretty awesome, no? The problem, of course, is the negative nellies are already out in force decrying how people will never accept an animal character (Chewbacca), especially an all CGI character (Gollum), or walking trees (the Ents).... Continue Reading →

How to Fix Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D.

Tomorrow night, the second half of Marvel's Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. season one kicks off.  As a fan of Marvel comics in general and specifically of the Marvel Cinematic Universe (MCU), I really hope the show gets out of low gear and starts doing something with all of the potential it has.  So far the show... Continue Reading →

This is a raccoon with an unfeasibly large gun

Meet Rocket Raccoon, one of the supporting characters in next summer's Guardians of the Galaxy.  This is just about as perfect a way to get to know Rocket that I can possibly think of.

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