Go Support the “Sally the Sleuth” Reprint Collection on iFundWomen!

Before there was Wonder Woman or Lois Lane or Catwoman there was a Sally the Sleuth, a private eye with a knack for losing her clothes whose adventures appeared in the Spicy Detective pulp books. Written and drawn by Adolphe Barreaux, her original black and white adventures began in the early 1930s and ran forContinue reading “Go Support the “Sally the Sleuth” Reprint Collection on iFundWomen!”

Remembering Margot Kidder, A Remarkable Lois Lane and a Remarkable Woman

Margot Kidder was a spectacular Lois Lane. On the surface, it seems like a pretty straight forward role. Ace reporter, Superman’s girlfriend. Easy enough. But it’s a deceptively tricky part. There’s a difficult balance to it that’s so essential to the character. A good Lois needs to be a take charge, courageous reporter, brash andContinue reading “Remembering Margot Kidder, A Remarkable Lois Lane and a Remarkable Woman”

My Top 10 Superhero Comic Books of 2017

It’s been an interesting year for superhero comic books. DC’s been trucking along with “Rebirth,” telling a lot of fun stories in the mix. Marvel’s been more split, with half the line spending a considerable part of the year embroiled in weird Nazi/Hydra antics while several of the titles that avoided Secret Empire put outContinue reading “My Top 10 Superhero Comic Books of 2017”

Justice League Review: It Was Fine, I Guess? Not Good, But Not Awful

Justice League isn’t a terrible movie, and that in itself is a major achievement. Director Zack Snyder’s past two superhero outings were dour, unwieldy affairs that fundamentally misunderstood almost every character who appeared in them. Justice League is a much more conventional movie, leaner and even fun at times. It’s not great by any means.Continue reading “Justice League Review: It Was Fine, I Guess? Not Good, But Not Awful”

Remembering Len Wein, and his Reinvention of Catwoman

Legendary comic book creator Len Wein passed away yesterday at the age of 69. “Legendary” is no exaggeration either; the man co-created Wolverine, one of the most famous superheroes of all time. And if that wasn’t enough, he also co-created the bulk of the new X-Men that revitalized the franchise in the 1970s, including Colossus,Continue reading “Remembering Len Wein, and his Reinvention of Catwoman”

Read My Essay in Riverdale Avenue Books’ New Anthology, 1984 in the 21st Century

George Orwell’s classic dystopian novel 1984 has been resonating with the world since its publication in 1949, and it’s become increasingly relevant these days with “alternative facts” and the bizarre doublethink that characterizations the current American presidential administration. To explore the impact and legacy of 1984 in these tumultuous times, ¬†today Riverdale Avenue Books isContinue reading “Read My Essay in Riverdale Avenue Books’ New Anthology, 1984 in the 21st Century”

Superwoman #2 Review: Where’s Lois Lane?

Superwoman ¬†was advertised as a Lois Lane comic book. The New 52 Lois got superpowers when the New 52 Superman died, and now she was ready to take to the skies to defend and protect Metropolis as Superwoman. I was intrigued. It wasn’t the Lois Lane comic I was hoping for; I’d rather see herContinue reading “Superwoman #2 Review: Where’s Lois Lane?”