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Bru’s Reviews – AVENGERS: ENDGAME ENDS WITH BANGS AND WHIMPERS

By Bru-Hed (with help from Mike Pascale) All original written content is (c) 2018 Mike Pascale. Visual content is (c) its respective owners. Bru-Hed art is ©2012 and a trademark of All Ages Media and Mike Pascale. THIS WEEK: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (finally)! After 22 films, the Marvel Cinematic Universe wraps up its 11-year storyline in the conclusion to last year’s AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR. Five years after “the vanishing,” the remaining supes (Captain America, Iron Man,…

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Bru’s Reviews – ANT-MAN AND THE WASP PACKS A BIG LITTLE PUNCH

By Bru-Hed (with help from Mike Pascale) All original written content is (c) 2018 Mike Pascale. Visual content is (c) its respective owners. Bru-Hed art is ©2012 and a trademark of All Ages Media and Mike Pascale.   THIS WEEK: Marvel’s smallest superhero is back–with a stinging second! Ex-con Scott Lang (Paul Rudd), nearing the end of his house-arrest sentence for helping out in CAPTAIN AMERICA: CIVIL WAR, has to decide whether or not to…

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Bru’s Reviews – AVENGERS: INFINITY WAR PART ONE IS PART FUN

By Bru-Hed (with help from Mike Pascale) All original written content is (c) 2018 Mike Pascale. Visual content is (c) its respective owners. Bru-Hed art is ©2012 and a trademark of All Ages Media and Mike Pascale. THIS WEEK: AVENGERS ASSEMBLE (again)! The long-anticipated (partial) conclusion to the “Marvel Cinematic Universe Phase 3” is finally here! Earth’s Mightiest Heroes™, The Guardians Of The Galaxy™, the Master Of The Mystic Arts™ and other ™s all eventually…

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A Brief Tribute To An Even Longer Career: Things You May Not Know or Recall About Joe Simon

This is getting morbid. No sooner did I write about Jerry Robinson’s passing as an “alarming trend of late”, did I learn about the passing of yet another great, Joe Simon (as well as Eduardo Baretto, with whose work I’m sadly unfamiliar. I hope to rectify that next year). Just like Jerry, Joe had a very long life and career, full of major industry accomplishments which made him one of the giants upon whose shoulders…

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Genial, Gentle, Generous and Just Great Gene Colan

This is one of those posts I knew I was going to write but never wanted to think about. Unless you live under a rock, or you only read my blog and no one else’s (bless you), you know that Gene Colan, one of the greatest storytellers and comic book artists in American history, if not world history, finally gave in and accepted God’s personal invitation to join the other greatest artists in that sublime…

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So How Was YOUR Decade?

Well, technically it’s (barely) still January as I write this, so consider it my New Year’s resolution piece. I resolve to do more of these things than I did last year! Or at least if not in quantity, in quality. (I guess I could do a couple a week with just a few sentences, like telling dumb jokes, but wouldn’t that be cheating? You’ve come to expect a certain level of good crap and darn it,…

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A Year of Thanks

Every morning for the last couple years, I have written down three things for which I’m thankful. I keep a pad and pen next to the bed and write them immediately upon waking, so I begin the day in a grateful mood. They can range from the specific and self-focused (finding a great deal on comics at a garage sale) to the general and altruistic (rain for farmers after a drought), from the physical (a…

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