Tag Archives: Justice League

I’ll Have the Super-Heroes, Hold the Grim and Gritty

This is not an argument of era or audience sophistication. Sophistication does not negate sincerity, nor does it even deny it, as the Captain America movie proves. Sophistication demands better storytelling, clearer motivation, purer intention. “Gritty” is an apologist word in this sense, used in the place of “realism.” We don’t go to the movies for “realism.” This is why documentaries aren’t the major product in the theaters. Sophistication does not demand realism; it demands smart.
Greg Rucka

Today marks the launch of the New 52 at DC Comics.  I was stoked last night that the DC Twitter account retweeted my excitement… and a nice nod to The Great Escape Records and Comics in Bowling Green. Since DC has the opportunity to start fresh, I hope they’ve learned some valuable lessons over the […]


Oh, Yes, It Will Be Mine

Oh, Yes, It Will Be Mine

It has been a longstanding dream of mine to own an original piece of Alex Ross artwork. The major thing standing in the way is the pricetag, as many of his works are in the $10,000 or greater price range. If I had to pick one creation, though, for which to save it would be […]


Stabbed in the Eye with Nerd Awesomeness

As you may have guessed, I’m not at Comic-Con International this weekend.  Thanks to the magic of the interwebs, though, I don’t have to worry about missing out on updates, livestreams, photos, and video from the hundreds of panels taking place.  Seriously, people.  DC and Marvel have a panel going on in just about every […]