Milestone Returns… Maybe for Real This Time

Sorry, I’m so jaded sometimes… I want to see Milestone return. This comic company, published by DC but independently run, brought necessary diversity to superhero comics from their launch in 1993 until they stopped publishing comics in 1997. Their launch titles — Hardware, Icon, Static, and Blood Syndicate — starred mostly Black characters and were written and illustrated by Black creators and other people of color. They are probably best remembered these days for a successful, award-winning cartoon series, Static […]

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Get Legal Information About Comic Contracts

Tomorrow, as part of the Small Press Expo’s virtual programming — I only realized today that I would have been there this weekend in any other year — there’s a panel that I’m glad to see. Jeff Trexler, the new interim Executive Director of the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund (CBLDF), will be conducting a panel on “Comics and Contracts” at 11 Eastern on Sunday, September 13. As with the other panels, it can be viewed at the Small Press […]

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Beach Party Movies on Amazon Prime Video

If you’re looking for some escapism, particularly since many of us didn’t have a summer vacation this year, how about a whole slate of 60s beach party movies? You can read more about the history and why I like them at that link, but this month, Amazon has made the following available on Prime Video to watch for free if you’re a subscriber. Muscle Beach Party Bikini Beach Pajama Party Ski Party How to Stuff a Wild Bikini Weirdly, the […]

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Revisiting Watson and Holmes

As many readers know, I’m a huge fan of Sherlock Holmes in many of his incarnations. That includes one of the recent comic reworkings, which I reread this weekend. Watson and Holmes was a modernization that revamped the characters as Black men in modern-day New York. That makes a lot of sense for Watson’s Army background, as a war vet returned from Afghanistan. He’s meant to be the main character, working with a Holmes who refuses to be called Sherlock. […]

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Virtually Yours

Virtually Yours is what I want more of in comics — a romantic comedy with a unique premise. Eva is living at home looking for a journalism job. To get her parents off her back, at her sister’s suggestion, she gets a fake boyfriend from Virtually Yours. The company exists to provide proof of relationships for people in similar situations; it’s an anti-dating app. This way, she can focus on her career without her parents worrying. Max is a former […]

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Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series

Review by KC Carlson Recently issued on Blu-ray by Warner Archive is Legion of Super Heroes: The Complete Series. This three-disc set collects the animated cartoon series, which originally aired beginning on September 23, 2006, as a part of the Kids WB! line on the CW network. Producer James Tucker (who was also one of the series’ main character designers and a co-producer of the Justice League Unlimited series, also for Kids WB!) oversaw a total of 26 episodes. The […]

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New Mutants #1 at Box Office

This was probably the only way The New Mutants was going to be a #1 movie. It opened this weekend in theaters, in spite of the need to maintain social distancing, and it took in $7 million. In over 2400 theaters, that’s a per-screen average of less than $3000. A news story about the local theater in my area said that, in a 300-seat auditorium, they were allowed to sell 10 tickets, so it probably wasn’t ever going to make […]

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