Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.

Sick of Forced Diversity in Comics

September 4th, 2016

I honestly get sick of forced diversity.  I’m sitting here listening to a podcast and they’re making a big deal about Roxane Gay, the first black female writer Marvel has ever had.

And I’m sitting there going “so the hell what?”

I care if the stories are well written and interesting.  I care if the art looks good and is engaging.  I couldn’t care less what the race, gender, sexual orientation or anything else of the writers or artists is. And I honestly have zero respect for anyone who does.

Comics on the Decline

August 16th, 2016

Comics are dying and one of the reasons is that comic writers and publishers have bought into this whole social justice mentality, where they’ve given up on just writing good stories about interesting characters and situations and taken to catering to artificial diversity and regressive philosophies.

And because of this, comic books are hitting an all-time low in readership and sales.  Comic readers aren’t stupid, but apparently Marvel is.  Here’s why they are failing miserably.

Comic Review: Wolverine & the X-Men v2 #1-6 (2014)

September 27th, 2014

Wolverine and the X-Men v2 #1After not reviewing any of the first run of Wolverine & the X-Men, I knew I had to start off the second volume right and take a look at the first arc before I missed my opportunity again.  The first volume was something I enjoyed, although I never really kept up with it as much as I should have.  I’m going to try not to make that mistake again.

Therefore, here’s the first six-issue arc in volume two, a little thing called “Tomorrow Never Learns.”

Complaints About Reviews and Reviewers

September 13th, 2014

bad-reviewIn the last couple of days, I’ve listened to two podcasts that both did this so I figured I had to bring it up.  People, if you’re going to review a book, a TV show or a movie, at least review it in the context of the period that it was made!  I say this because the reviews, both of which were of shows and movies made in the 1970s, simply dismissed them because they didn’t follow modern conventions and have modern effects.

If you can’t review the movie as made, without having absurdly unrealistic expectations, don’t review it at all!

Marvel Knights: Spider-Man (2013) #1-5

March 14th, 2014

Marvel Knights Spider-man 1

The Marvel Knights imprint at Marvel has, at least in the past, featured more “gritty” takes on characters, meaning they’re bloodier and more violent than in their mainline titles, but not as “adult” as the Max titles.  In the past, characters like Punisher, Daredevil, Wolverine, Captain America and Elektra have been featured in the Marvel Knights line.

Even though it’s not the first time they’ve done it, they’ve put some of their more popular mainstream titles through the MK grinder and this is the first of my reviews of this effort.  I give you Marvel Knights: Spider-Man.

Racism and Sexism in the Comics Industry

March 4th, 2014
Women in Comics

A Women in Comics panel. Have a Men in Comics panel and they’ll crap their pants.

It’s probably been a while now, but at the time of this writing, I’ve just listened to the most recent episode of Wait, What?, a comic book podcast and they spent quite a while talking about racism in comic books.  This is something I’ve addressed before, but it keeps popping up because liberals just don’t get it.  These comic book publishers have to make money, just like any other business.  Their job is to sell as many comics as they can.  It is not to push a social agenda.  Image Comics, who they were talking about, has to make money.  I don’t know that I agree that Image is the future, as they’ve claimed, but the future has to be colorblind and that’s not what liberals want.  They want to point out black creators and female creators and Hispanic creators and gay creators.  I don’t  give a damn about the creators.  I care about reading good comics.

Comics Review: Halo Initiation #1-3

February 28th, 2014

Halo Initiation #1 CoverI love Halo.  I love the Halo games, I love the Halo universe, I love the Halo comics, the mythology, just about everything about this wonderful world that Microsoft has created.

Until very recently, the Halo license was held by Marvel and while they did put out a couple of interesting side stories and the like, the license to do Halo comics has gone to Dark Horse and with Dark Horse’s expertise in licensed property comics, I expect some really great things out of them.  This is the first, billed as a sequel to the Halo 4 game.

So sit back and enjoy my take on Dark Horse’s Halo Initiation.

Comics Review: Tech Jacket Digital #1-3

February 21st, 2014

tech_jacket_digital_cover_a_pTech Jacket was the original hero in the Invincible universe, premiering several months before Invincible came on the scene, but unfortunately, as Robert Kirkman got more involved in titles like Invincible and Walking Dead, Tech Jacket fell by the wayside and ran only for a 6-issue mini series.  He’s appeared now and then in Invincible, but as a character with his own book, he’s fared badly.

Until now.  He comes back in his own 3-issue digital-only mini-series called Tech Jacket Digital and it’s about time!

Weekly Pull List – 2/19/14

February 19th, 2014

Pull List LogoDC:

Birds of Prey #28

Justice League #28

Wonder Woman #28

Marvel:

A+X #17

Amazing X-Men #4

Daredevil #36 (final issue)

Iron Man Annual #1

Marvel Knights Hulk #3 (of 4)

Night of the Living Deadpool #3 (of 4)

Punisher #2

Savage Wolverine #15

Superior Spider-Man Team-Up #10

Uncanny X-Men #17

X-Men #11

Well, this is the last issue of Daredevil, but not so you’d really notice because while Waid’s run has been excellent, they’re now rebooting the title into a Marvel NOW! title, also penned by Waid.  Why the reboot?  Because #1 issues sell!  Oh, and it’s almost Daredevil’s 50th anniversary.  Oh, and they’re actually doing something different with a new title, a Marvel Infinity series called Road Warrior, which moves Matt Murdoch from Hell’s Kitchen to San Francisco.  No, I can’t really see that either but I’m willing to give it a chance when issue #1 comes out in March.

Cephus' Corner

A Place to Share my Geeky Side With the World. Comics, movies, TV, collecting, you name it, I indulge in it.