I've been a comics reader for years, but it's only in the last 12 months that I started getting on board with reading current comics from the Big Two (well, Marvel anyway). And I did it not long after the launch of "Marvel NOW!" when there were a few comics- Amazing Spider-Man, Ms Marvel, She-Hulk, Guardians of… » 4/14/15 10:42am 4/14/15 10:42am

Can we have a drama about the very real and serious implications of global warming and the tremendous damage we're doing to the environment without anyone saying anything like "nature's balance" to make the trained, qualified and knowledgeable scientists sound like hippy crystal woo merchants? » 4/14/15 1:19am 4/14/15 1:19am

There is a plus side to these done-to-death plots though, as a way of showing off character. It's much of the reason why I love zombie movies: We know the story. EVERYBODY knows the story. We don't have to waste time on teaching people the rules, so instead we can just see what that situation brings out in the… » 3/27/15 1:50pm 3/27/15 1:50pm

Spider-Man in the Avengers is cool because he's a genuine hero and my favourite character, while also being completely outmatched by everyone on the team. Thunder God, Armour Suit, War Hero, Embodiment of Rage and then, "Hey guys! I've got sticky hands and I know when to duck!" Seeing him try to keep while being… » 3/26/15 11:26am 3/26/15 11:26am

Well, my five year old likes the trailer, the original Inspector Gadget wasn't exactly Shakespeare, and at the very least it looks like it'll be better than the godawful Gadget Boy (seriously, you want a Grimdark Gadget retelling? How do all those cybernetic enhancements end up in a SMALL CHILD?). One benefit of the… » 3/25/15 1:31am 3/25/15 1:31am

Given the amount of Islamaphobic stuff that you can find just by picking up a newspaper or turning on Fox News, I'm pretty certain that free speech is safe for now. Particularly for Islamaphobes.
Where the bigotry and violence of Islamic extremism does need to be criticised and fought, the people we need on side are… » 3/17/15 6:54am 3/17/15 6:54am