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I’ve been reviewing comic books on this dinky little blog for many, many years now. And while this has not yet catapulted me to fame and fortune in the industry, it is nice to occasionally be acknowledged.
Like how my thoughts on Sina Grace’s Iceman comic made it onto the cover the last tpb volume!
I never know when this happens. It always comes down to me just buying comics that I like and finding out that I’m on the cover that way. It happened with Spider-Woman and Power Man and Iron Fist. And now Iceman! The comic was great, I now own all three volumes and I am tickled pink that they used one of my reviews to blurb on the cover.
Now I just need to meet Sina Grace and hope he isn’t too bitter about his treatment from Marvel to sign my copy…
Also, yes, that’s totally a Gamer Girl & Vixen bookmark! I still have some leftover if anybody wants one.
Another decade has come and gone and we are all, therefore, another decade older. I know I’m feeling it! Let us distract ourselves from such mortal concerns by reflecting on my favorite comic books from the past 10 years!
My memory isn’t all that great, but I’ve looked back over my various comic reviews and favorites lists and I think I’ve narrowed down a good list of 10 comics that I very much enjoyed. This blog started in 2011, so I’ve definitely been talking about a lot of comics over the past 10 years. It was a pretty monumental decade! We had the New 52 from DC Comics and the influence of the Marvel Cinematic Universe at Marvel Comics.
This was also the decade where I finally started writing my own comics! Gamer Girl & Vixen has been doing pretty well, and volume 2 is in production!
Join me after the jump as I take a look back at my favorite comics from the past decade! They are not in any particular order.
Just what the world needs, another movie podcast! But in all seriousness, I’m here to announce to all of you henchies that I am now doing a weekly (I think) movie podcast where I review the latest movies, along with other general pop culture news and features. I’m doing this as part of my day job as a newpaper reporter. I’ve been doing movie reviews for the paper for the past year and a half, and they’re looking to expand their brand into other avenues, including podcasting.
So I want to welcome you to the first episode of Sentinel Cinema with Sean Ian Mills!
The first episode is my take on Terminator: Dark Fate.
I haven’t been sharing my movie reviews on this blog because they come out later than I would like. Such is fitting my reviews into my newspaper’s schedule. But I have no problem sharing these podcasts if anybody would care to give a listen. I think I do alright. It’s not about to break the internet or revolutionize podcasting or anything like that. I’m not going to get to sit down with Tom Cruise or anyone like that. It’s just going to be a fun little thing I do as part of my day job.
Honestly, I could have gotten into podcasting through Henchman-4-Hire a long time ago…but College Humor summed up my thoughts on podcasts a couple years ago.
Still, don’t let that discourage you and feel free to give my podcast a listen! I think it’ll be weekly, with new movie reviews, so there’s that!
This is the first-ever piece of Henchman-4-Hire merchandise, and it’s really neat! I randomly stumbled upon a Facebook ad a month ago for Queensboro embroidery, which would custom-embroider a hat for a really cheap price. I went for it and the results are fantastic!
This is not an ad. They’re not paying me anything. They didn’t reach out to me and I didn’t reach out to them. I just custom-ordered this H4H hat and I wanted to show it off!
Good news, everybody! I have randomly discovered that one of my comic reviews has again been blurbed by Marvel, this time on the back of Volume 1 of Power Man and Iron Fist. I loved that comic, and I’m grateful that Marvel is paying some attention to me.
It’s just that…they spelled my website wrong!
It’s HenchmAn4Hire.com, Marvel! C’mon! I don’t ask for much! Heck, I don’t ask you for anything. I provide these positive reviews free of charge, and am giddy as a school girl that I’m getting recognized. But the least you can do is spell my website right.
I don’t get any warning or alert or notification when Marvel blurbs one of my reviews. I have discovered the Spider-Woman blurb and this new Power Man and Iron Fist blurb purely by chance, because I bought the tpbs. I could be on other tpb covers for all I know! So everybody go check any recent Marvel Comics graphic novels you’ve bought and see if I’m on any more!
Now to get the writers to sign my copies…