10 Favorite Comic Heroes: #2

November 14, 2013Musings

2. Revolver Ocelot Here we have another hero who technically isn’t a “comic” hero, seeing as he’s the second one on this list from the “Metal Gear” saga. “Revolver Ocelot” is the code name for a special operative named Adamska who was born directly into the control of the group who held all the world’s … Read More

10 Favorite Comic Heroes: #3

November 12, 2013Musings

3. Batman I think, at this point, I can safely assume that anyone reading this blog is familiar with Batman’s origin and history, so let’s just jump straight to my thoughts on him as a hero and his impact on me. I always thought of Batman as the result of a perfect storm of circumstances. … Read More

10 Favorite Comic Heroes: #4

November 8, 2013Musings

4. Blade Ranking very highly on the “Big, Mean, and Tough” scale, Blade first appeared on the pages of “The Tomb of Dracula” in 1973 as a supporting character. He would later work his way into supporting roles in the stories of many of Marvel’s more famous characters, my first glimpse of him being in … Read More

10 Favorite Comic Heroes: #5

October 31, 2013Musings

5. The Question Appropriately, I don’t happen to know very much about The Question, which is exactly the way he would want it. I know that the first incarnation of the character was an investigative reporter by the name of Vic Sage, and I know that somehow or another he got hooked up with a … Read More

10 Favorite Comic Heroes: #6

October 30, 2013Musings

6. Solid Snake  Solid Snake isn’t technically a comic book hero, given that he finds his origin in the video game “Metal Gear,” released on the NES in 1987. A character that was heavily influenced by James Bond and John Carpenter’s “Escape From New York,” Snake would go on to star in the “Metal Gear … Read More

10 Favorite Comic Heroes: #7

October 29, 2013Musings

7. The Flash When I was a kid, I read about two superheroes religiously, and The Flash was one of them.    I wasn’t quite old enough to have read the Crisis On Infinite Earths story arc, so the Flash I knew was Wally West. Barry Allen’s Flash, who died during the Crisis, was revived … Read More

10 Favorite Comic Heroes: #8

October 28, 2013Musings

8. Superman              When I was a kid, I flat-out didn’t like Superman. I thought he was too generic. He was pretty much the first really famous super hero, dating back to the 1940’s (or maybe even late 30’s), so his creators just loaded him up with everything. Strength, speed, x-ray vision, flight, heat vision, … Read More

10 Favorite Comic Heroes: #9

October 27, 2013Musings

9. Ant-Man After the release of Joss Whedon’s “The Avengers,” which went on to make about eight trillion dollars, I think there are a lot of people out there who hadn’t previously read any comics who got tricked into thinking that they knew the Avengers’ story from watching that movie. As a comic book movie, … Read More

10 Favorite Comic Heroes: #10

October 25, 2013Musings

It strikes me as odd that I haven’t written more about super heroes in the past, given that I hold comics in such high esteem and they’ve had such a tremendous impact on my life. So, with Halloween just around the corner, I thought this would be a good time to delve into my 10 … Read More

Eccentric, Indispensable, or Flagrant?

September 19, 2013Musings

            I’m traveling a bit off the beaten path today. Today’s topic is unusual for this blog; usually, I try to confine the subject matter here to things that could still be relevant to someone years down the road. What I’m going to talk about now will likely be settled this time next year, and … Read More