Category Archives: Merry Marvel Marching Society

End of the Game

No, this is not a movie review. No spoilers, so relax. This is a eulogy. Because, with Marvel’s Infinity War: Endgame, a long and wonderful relationship comes to an end, and I give it a fond, sad, farewell. The Marvel … Continue reading

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Fish Story

I am not a DC guy, so I went into Aquaman with a bit of dubiousness. We Boomers chose sides in the DC/Marvel rivalry decades ago and you either were fer or agin one or the other with a fanaticism … Continue reading

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Netflix Updates

Daredevil: What more needs to be said about Season 3? Magnificent, perfection, Daredevil the way Daredevil was in Season 1 before Season 2 and the Defenders blew everything off track. Man. That classic Kingpin/Daredevil knock-down drag-’em-out in the last episode … Continue reading

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Stan Lee was my Father

Not in the Darth Vader/Luke Skywalker sense; more in the Max Perkins/Thomas Wolfe one. (Now THERE’s a literary reference that’s going to cause a Google scramble!). If anyone fired up my imagination and urge to write stories, it was Stan … Continue reading

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Pudding Fist

They gave the Fist to Colleen Wing. Are you kidding me? Now, before you leap on your feminist high horse and give me all that I-am-woman-hear-me-Kiaa crap, understand that it’s not grrl power or anything like that which sparks my … Continue reading

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World Series Update

Figured it was about time I updated things, like several series I finished over the past few months: Daniel Suarez’ Daemon and Freedom. Daemon left me breathless. My goodness, talk about brutal and ruthless. Freedom, though, threw a great big … Continue reading

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Welcome to the Jungle

A series of unfortunate events had kept me from seeing Black Panther until last Tuesday. I was attempting to coordinate four tickets and discovered the nigh impossibility of getting two people on the same sheet of music, much less four, … Continue reading

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Punishment

I was never a big Punisher guy. He came along in the middle 70’s, which is about the time I lost interest in comics. All I was reading by then were Iron Fist, Shang-chi, Ghost Rider,  and Tomb of Dracula.    … Continue reading

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The Most Teenage of Them All

Marvel is taking over the universe. All’s right with the world, amen. But taking over the universe requires encompassing its tropes and stereotypes, including teenager-ness. Presented for your consideration, the Marvel TV shows The Gifted and Runaways, which are in … Continue reading

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Ragnarok versus Armageddon

              Of COURSE, I went to see Thor: Ragnorak. What did you expect? The surprise is that I also went to see Justice League because, really, it’s DC and I usually can’t be bothered. … Continue reading

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