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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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The Absolute 100% Indisputable TRUTH About STAN LEE

Article and above poster photo ©2018 Mike Pascale. All other photos copyright their respective owners. In the wake of Stan Lee’s recent passing, there was a flood of tributes and remembrances from friends and fans and peers. And, sadly, several negative posts and articles from those without any semblance of propriety, respect or shame. (There’s nothing wrong with presenting both sides of a celebrity’s life or achievements, but during mourning is hardly the time to…

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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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Friday Favorites – Creatures on the Loose #13 (Sept/1971)

My favorite this week just turned 30 years old: Marvel’s CREATURES ON THE LOOSE #13 (Sept/1971). I picked this up as a back issue somewhere (probably an “indoor flea market” at the local mall) as a kid.  What grabbed me immediately was the cover! I devoured all the monster reprint titles of the era (such as WHERE MONSTERS DWELL, MONSTERS ON THE PROWL, WHERE CREATURES ROAM and so on), and it was the Kirby and…

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Theeing Thor Didn’t Make Me Thore

This is not going to be like your typical movie reviews. First, NO SPOILERS. If you haven’t yet seen the flick, I won’t spoil it for ya. I really hate when reviewers/critics do that. The main purpose of a review is to help a reader decide if the movie is worth seeing, not whether the reviewer is “right” or “wrong.” That’s secondary. Second, I’m going to tell you where I’m coming from. I realize most…

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The Matt Murdock Chronicles

A guy is reading and posting a review of each and every issue of Daredevil. The Matt Murdock Chronicles His reviews focus on the writing, but he does comment on the art and artists as well.  He always includes some great scans of panels from every issue.   I decided I’d start at the beginning of his blog and “read along” the entire run of the Daredevil series.

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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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