The Pandemic Is The First Time I’ve Ever Felt Bad About Being An Introvert

Being an introvert has not, relatively speaking, caused that many problems for me.I have no doubt that I would be more successful as far as any career aspirations are concerned. My inability to managed sustained social interactions isn’t great for getting ahead. And I’m sure there are some amazing experiences and great people I could…… Continue reading The Pandemic Is The First Time I’ve Ever Felt Bad About Being An Introvert

Johnnie Walker Blues Part 2: A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Rebel Without a Cause After the dissolution of Force Works and a brief stint fighting alongside the Avengers when they returned to the Marvel universe proper, U.S. Agent next appeared as leader of a group known as The Jury. They were a group of mercenaries originally formed to kill Venom. Walker joined them as they…… Continue reading Johnnie Walker Blues Part 2: A Good Man Is Hard to Find

Johnnie Walker Blues Part 1: The Story of the U.S. Agent

A few years before Superboy, Steel, Cybrog Superman, and Eradicator, before Az-bats, Kyle Rayner, Ben Reilly, or teenage Tony Stark, Steve Rogers stepped down as Catpain America, replaced by a character who had been introduced just a year earlier. This wasn’t the first time that Steve Rogers had put down the shield, but it was…… Continue reading Johnnie Walker Blues Part 1: The Story of the U.S. Agent

Marvel’s Inferno is 30 Years Old

Remember when Marvel’s crossovers were limited in scope and over in just a few months? When they were about stories that had been building for years, sometimes decades? When the event wasn’t slapped on any random issue just to increase sales? I loved those. When the X-Men started what would become an annual tradition of…… Continue reading Marvel’s Inferno is 30 Years Old

Vertigo is ending because we don’t need it anymore.

DC is shutting down their Vertigo line of comics and a lot of comic book fans and professionals are sad to see it go, with good reason: it was a force in the industry. If the history of comics ever needs to be summarized in just a few minutes, Vertigo would surely make the cut.…… Continue reading Vertigo is ending because we don’t need it anymore.

Redefining a Universe: DC’s “Legends” Crossover, Part 6

And, lo, there was an ending. And it was good. That it’s ending. The actual story? Well, that’s a mixed bag. Justice League #261 Vibe is dead. Steel is dead. Everyone else has quit. But J’onn J’onzz is still alive and kicking and he’s after revenge. So is Vixen. Steel’s death has forced her into…… Continue reading Redefining a Universe: DC’s “Legends” Crossover, Part 6