Bru’s Quick Review – HELLBOY REBOOT IS GORY AND FUN AS HELL

By Bru-Hed 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: Dark Horse’s HELLBOY joins GHOSTBUSTERS, ALIEN, TERMINATOR, THE PUNISHER and of course, SPIDER-MAN for a romp in the reboot room! Apparently […]

Bru’s Reviews – TWO-FER: SHAZAM! THE ORIGINAL CAPTAIN MARVEL BESTS MARVEL’S CAPTAIN MARVEL

By Bru-Hed 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: Wrap your geek head around this! The original Captain Marvel (a kid who became a guy in a red and yellow […]

Bru’s Reviews – JUSTICE LEAGUE IS NOT QUITE IN MARVEL’S

By Bru-Hed All original written content is (c) 2017 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: Though they debuted first in the comics, DC’s JUSTICE LEAGUE finally shows up five years after Marvel’s AVENGERS! Batman (Ben […]

Comics Economics, 1963 vs. 2013: 50 Years Of Value?

All written content ©2013 Mike Pascale. Visual content ©2013 its respective owner(s).   One of the bonuses of buying old comics as opposed to the cheaper reprint tomes like Marvel’s MASTERWORKs/ESSENTIALs or DC’s ARCHIVEs/SHOWCASEs is seeing the original letters pages, coming attractions, “Bullpen Pages”, and advertisements. I’m also a sucker for the “on sale now” […]

Divisive Diversity and Minority Mindlessness

Last month I came across another interesting, thought-provoking topic in a LinkedIn group. Someone posted about “diversity in comic books today,” and wondered why, so far, “…there is not a major superhero of Spanish descent. The only one is Zorro.”

Beer Abby #4

Greetings, losers, boozers, cruisers and hoosiers! Forget about Michael Vick, Michael Vick’s injury and the sucky Eagles. Forget about Tony Romo, his injury and the stupid Cowboys. Forget about dumb relaunches of classic titles and the messing with legends. Forget about cranium-crap Congress and jerky jobs reports. All that matters is ME! Um, and you, […]

The Comical Comic Industry

For at least a couple decades now, many people in the comic book industry have disliked if not despised the modifier “comic.” Sharing the same origin as “comedy”, it implies comic books are humorous. (In fact, it’s why they earned the prejudiced nickname “funny books.) In fact, time was when I would tell a non-fan […]

Comic-Con Commission Common Sense

Hey, it’s that time of year again! The fanboys’/art collectors’ Super Bowl, Oscars, Grammys and World Cup all rolled into one heaping, overpriced, overcrowded, smelly mess. I’m talking, of course, about Comic-Con International in San Diego, taking place from July 24 through the 27th. (Though it will seem like a month long by the time […]