Category Archives: Lists of Six!
It’s that time of year again: San Diego Comic-Con! Except the world sucks and those of us in America are going to die from a horrible virus that’s ravaging our dumbest states! Comic-Con, like everything else, was cancelled this year. They’re going to make a lot of big announcements virtually, and I’ll still report on them on this blog if they’re fun enough. But really, the main thing I care about is my annual tradition of fan-casting a superhero team!
And since San Diego Comic-Con is not real this year, then neither is my superhero team! Meet the Secret X-Men!
So basically, ever since Dawn of X revived and relaunched the X-Men franchise, we have seen all manner of new X-Men comics come and go. We’ve got X-Men, New Mutants, X-Force; we had Fallen Angels for a bit, and we’ve got Marauders and maybe the Hellions; a new X-Factor is supposed to be coming out. There’s a ton of freestyle X-Men books, is what I’m saying. Me being the creative chap that I am came up with one of my own: Secret X-Men. And since it’s probably far too late for me to get my foot in the door of Krakoa to pitch this idea to Marvel, I’m just going to make a fan-casting blog post about it!
I’ve done a bunch of these over the years. They’re basically just a fantasy game where I get to write some major team comics and pick my own roster. Last year was Guardians of the Galaxy. I’ve done the core X-Men team. I’ve done my version of X-Force. I’ve done the Avengers, the Justice League, the Fantastic Four, the Teen Titans, the Defenders and the Exiles. So enjoy those old lists and join me after the jump for my idea and the team roster of the Secret X-Men!
And feel free to share your own dream Dawn of X comics, real or imagined, in the comments below! This is just going to be a creativity free-for-all.Read the rest of this entry
I don’t review very many video games on this blog because I don’t consider myself a video game reviewer at all. I’m a pretty bad comic book and movie reviewer, why would I subject anyone to my thoughts on video games? I usually either like them or don’t. I also usually take forever to play a game. I’m not about to cram through an entire video game in a weekend to get my review up on time. That’s not this kind of blog.
But The Last of Us Part 2 is such a self-contained game that I’ve decided to share my thoughts with the world now that I’ve finished — roughly two and a half weeks after it came out.
Video game rating: 10/10 – Fantastic!
The Last of Us Part 2 is the subject of a lot of controversy on the internet, because deep down, the internet sucks and brings out the worst in people. This game also deals with a lot of sensitive topics, and people have thoughts on those. Some people also just don’t like the game and want to talk about that. So it’s really only to benefit me that I feel the need to share my thoughts with the world. What’s one more voice among the masses?
I don’t know. All I know is that I played a video game and loved every second of it. Join me after the jump for my thoughts. Expect FULL SPOILERS for both The Last of Us Part 2 and the first game.Read the rest of this entry
Harley Quinn is the best DC animated series since Justice League Unlimited. That’s not hyperbole. I know people enjoy the deep bench of Young Justice, and I’m sure those non-BTAS cartoons have their fans, but none of them are the complete masterpiece that is Harley Quinn.
TV Rating: 10/10 – Fantastic!
I have loved this show from the first minutes of the first episode. Harley Quinn burst to life with sharp humor, hilarious violence and a chef’s kiss perfect use of raunch. I loved Season 1, and Season 2 is just as good, if not better. Even though the two seasons were written and produced back-to-back, Season 2 shows a clear confidence that raises this cartoon to new heights. This is a show unafraid to mess with the status quo, while also displaying a deep and loving adoration for all of DC canon.
It’s also a show that knows exactly the story it wants to tell and uses its time, its pacing and its writing to tell that story masterfully. Join me after the jump for my thoughts on the second season of Harley Quinn! Expect FULL SPOILERS for the entire show.Read the rest of this entry
Happy Pride Month, everyone! I am a big supporter of LGBTQ+ fiction and wanted to make sure I did at least one List of Six this month to honor Pride. I’ve done my favorite queer couples in comics. I’ve done LGBTQ+ characters who should get their own movies. And this week, we’re going to explore queer comic book characters who have sadly disappeared into comic book limbo!
It happens to a lot of good comic book characters. Not everybody is going to be a Wolverine or a Batman right out of the gate. A writer comes along and creates a cool new superhero, but they don’t catch on and fade into obscurity when the writer moves along. It happens. Over the past decade or two, we’ve seen the major comic book companies try to introduce more LGBTQ+ characters…and then they fade away as well! That’s just how comics work sometimes.
So I’m here to pick some of these characters out of limbo, dust them off and present them as superheroese with potential going forward!Read the rest of this entry
Happy Bill & Ted Week! Actually, it was really only Bill & Ted Day on Tuesday (June 9…6/9…excellent!), what with that new movie trailer and everything. But I felt that was a good excuse to celebrate time travelers! There are so many time travelers in fiction, and I like a bunch of them!
Obviously, this list is going to be time traveler specific. I’m not just talking about any character who has traveled through time. The movie Avengers have done that, and the comic Avengers have done it countless times. Nope, I’m talking about characters whose thing is traveling through time, or at least it’s a major part of their whole deal. I’m fun like that!
Join me after the jump for my favorite time travelers. And feel free to share your own favorites in the comments.Read the rest of this entry