Category Archives: RANTS & RAVES

Sidekick-ism (a.k.a. Tokens of My Affection)

There was that moment in 2008’s Iron Man, when Rhodey (Terrence Howard) eyeballs one of Tony Stark’s suits and says, “Next time.” Hardcore comic fans went nuts, because we knew that meant Rhodey would most likely return in a sequel, … Continue reading

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Marvel is Disney, DC is Warner Brothers, and We All Need to Stop Working for Them for Free

As anyone who knows me, or knows my work can tell you, I’m something of a pop culture nut. I love movies and comic books and television…okay, not so much television these days…but you get my point. I’m eagerly awaiting … Continue reading

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Casting Outside the Box (a.k.a. I’d Rather Have Jean Claude Van Damme Play Luke Cage Over Tyler Perry Any Day)

Well, it seems plenty of people are upset about my last two posts regarding Micheal B. Jordan being cast as Human Torch in the reboot of Fantastic Four. Most of irrate folks are comic books fans, bemoaning the fact that … Continue reading

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Why An African American Human Torch is Important (a.k.a. Comic Fans are Racist and Kinda Unimportant)

Wake up world, Black actor Michael B. Jordan has been cast as Johnny Storm (a.k.a. the Human Torch) in the upcoming reboot of the Fantastic Four franchise. The hurricane of controversy, and all the requisite ridiculous and racist comments have … Continue reading

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The Human Torch is Being Played by a Black Guy. SO WHAT?!?

Now that Black actor Michael B. Jordan has been officially cast as Johnny Storm (a.k.a. Human Torch) in the new Fantastic Four movie, all the negative crap has started to spew. We’ve all heard the crap before: “Johnny Storm is … Continue reading

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The Lack of Diversity in Comics: What’re You Doing About It?

It seems like every day I read something, somewhere, about the lack of diversity in comics (not to mention various other pop culture mediums). Sometimes these pieces focus on gender, other times on people of color, and sometimes both. At … Continue reading

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Mistaking Dumb Donald for Mushmouth (or All Black People Do NOT Look Alike)

I get offended whenever people confuse Dumb Donald with Mushmouth. People will see a picture of Dumb Donald (or in my case, they’ll see my tattoo of Dumb Donald), and then start talking like Mushmouth, the implication being that they … Continue reading

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Guilty as Charged

I’m going to try and keep this as short as possible, because even though I have a lot to say, I’ve said so much of it time and time again, and I’m sick of repeating myself. Just hours ago, the … Continue reading

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The Cowardly Confession of Failed Rock Star

When I was in high school, I really wanted to be in a rock band. Don’t get me wrong, because I loved hip-hop, R&B, and funk (especially Rick James), but there was always a soft spot in my heart for … Continue reading

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The Simple Truth about Charles Ramsey

America watched in fascination when the news broke that three women, all missing and presumed dead for the better part of a decade, had been found and rescued in Cleveland. Those of us not from the Cleveland area knew little, … Continue reading

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