Sometimes, an idea is so brilliant, there’s no way it can possibly work. This may be one of those times, but I doubt it. I really want this to get made.
After eight years of having them in storage, I recently got nine long boxes and two egg crates worth of comic books back into my possession. Now, it’s time to dive in and see what’s in there!
The demon that’s been forcing Dylan to kill stops working from behind the scenes in the latest issue of the absolutely great Kill or be Killed.
“Being miserable and treating other people like dirt is every New Yorker’s God-given right.” – Mayor Lenny Clotch, Ghostbusters 2.
Anyone who knows me knows that Superman holds a special place in my life, so today – SUPERMAN DAY – is a special day! Up, up and AWAY!
“Skim” by TORRES (AKA Mackenzie Scott) is a bundle of tightly-wound nerves. Its motorized beat hits like a jab to the gut. The singer-songwriter reinforces the sensation with synth swells and distorted guitar lines. The riffs she plays stand out for how mechanical and sparse they sound. Then there’s her voice, calm and collected until her desire and emotions break through. “There’s no unlit corner of the room I’m in/I’m only the skim of what has already been,” she sings.
As Scott said on NPR about the song, “It’s basically about exploring all the dark corners of the mind and of the subconscious, and making sure that you’re not fooling yourself, you’re not hiding from yourself. There’s nothing worse than being unaware of what’s inside your own head, inside your own spirit.”
From the opening click to the high-strung guitar solo at the close, “Skim” brings claustrophobic confusion to the surface. As the first taste of TORRES’ third album, following the excellent Sprinter, it’s both an internalization and elevation of her sound and her soul.
The New Super-Man of China takes a trek to Metropolis at Lex Luthor’s side and gets involved with the Chinese mafia. Because of course he does. Speaking of stereotypes, Josie & the Pussycats go to the fair.
It’s time to head back to Duckburg! Might solve a mystery… or rewrite history! At the very least, we’ll reboot a popular property from the 1980s!
The roster for the sequel to the hit DC Comics fighting game continues to expand, with a new magical member just announced: Dr. Fate has left her tower and is coming for Superman!
The latest installment of one of a classic franchise is getting ready for release, with a new trailer out this week. We’re getting more and more looks at what Alien: Covenant has to offer, and it should be a lot of fun.