Are you comic-book-curious? Are you intimidated by the world of comic books? Are you clueless where to start reading? Then this list of graphic novels is for you. These are accessible stories great for newbies, and essential to hardcore fans. No intimidation here, these are easy to find books with great storytelling. So check out my opinionated graphic novel recommendations.
Saturday morning cartoons used to be a big deal, a real long-standing tradition that different generations could bond over. The tradition has changed, some might say, died. Check out a history of one of the best TV traditions right here.
Pop-culture theme-cereals used to populate the breakfast aisle, but not so much in recent years. Check out a flavorful read on a brief history of popular and fad themed cereals.
This time I diagnose the phenomena of the most memorable cop of my childhood...even if he was just an actor...who seemed to play a cop over and over and over in television and movies.
A look at the fate of the Star Wars novels from the 90s and 00s...books that financed LucasArts and buffered Star Wars popularity. Books that quite frankly, faced a sad fate when Disney took charge.
A further look at Star Wars novels during the 90s, and how books were the fuel that helped bring the movies back...even if all aspects of the changes that followed weren't exactly loved by all.
During that lull in the hype surrounding Star Wars movies--yes there was once such a lull, though brief--novels about everybody's favorite wookies, Jedis, and scoundrels began to fill the void. These novels even deserve a ton of credit for returning Star Wars to the forefront of Hollywood.
Remember those creatures from 80's movies that used to be terrifying, and that we pretend aren't terrifying once we're adults...unless we think about them too much at night. Here's my take on the creepiest creatures from 80s era kid's movies.
Celebrate the cold dark autumn with some good old fashioned horror movies. The list is spoiler, and arguably, crappy-horror-movie free.
He used to seem like a movie making genius...until he began to make movies on par with what a kid might film. When did he change? What can we speculate happened to him? Is there hope left for Shyamalan?
To close Superhero September, here's my take on superhero origins--that foundation on which great comic book characters are built, and usually the reason a character becomes a hero instead of just some jerk running amok with powers.
At long last, superhero movies became a thing that comic-book fans didn't have to cringe at, and something mainstream audiences actually wanted to see too.