Wrestling History X: My History of Wrestling

Long Introduction I realized I am Don Draper from Mad Men.  Let me explain.  So I just started watching Mad Men in accordance with my intentional or unintentional habit of only watching certain popular shows long after they’re over.  And ad man Don Draper in Season 1 is a guy that is haunted by hisContinue reading “Wrestling History X: My History of Wrestling”

Star Trek: Picard – The Death of Star Trek

Et tu, Jean-Luc? Star Trek: Picard will launch on CBS All Access in a few weeks.  And it may very tragically ultimately be the death of Star Trek and Star Trek: The Next Generation.  I will eventually get to why I fear so.  One of my favorite writers is Scottish comic book writer Grant Morrison. Continue reading “Star Trek: Picard – The Death of Star Trek”

Star Wars: Unadulterated Unaltered Fun (Available to No One)

The dark lord of deceit and suppression is returning to menace Star Wars audiences.  No, I’m not talking about Palpatine, but the even bigger villain of Star Wars, its very creator George Lucas.  Boo.  Hiss.  How can I say that?  How can I be such a hater?  How can I be so cruel to theContinue reading “Star Wars: Unadulterated Unaltered Fun (Available to No One)”

Alan Moore No More

Alan Moore is literally no more.  Well, not so much literally as literarily.  In 2016, Moore revealed to The Guardian that he intended to retire from writing comic books with the end of The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen.  And that last issue was published July 17, 2019.  The end.  I hate to have to do this, but I must challengeContinue reading “Alan Moore No More”

Chasing Amelia Earhart

Famed aviator Amelia Earhart (39 years old), flight navigator Fred Noonan, and their Lockheed Electra airplane disappeared over the central Pacific Ocean on the morning of July 2, 1937 on her planned round-the-world flight.  Her intended destination was Howland Island (which was about halfway between Hawaii and Australia).  The U.S. Coast Guard had sent the cutterContinue reading “Chasing Amelia Earhart”

Book & Film Review: Stephen King’s Needful Things

I am going to review Stephen King’s 1991 novel Needful Things and I shall review the 3-hour TV extended cut of the 1993 film (which criminally has not been released on any home media).  Get ready for a very long and meandering discussion.   I try to avoid the political with my articles, but there isContinue reading “Book & Film Review: Stephen King’s Needful Things”

Jack the Ripper: Yours Truly… Aaron the Barber?

You know how they say that there is no “I” in “team”?  Well, there is no “consistent with” without “is.”  But our poor friend “is” (I call him Izzy), well he just loathes being uncomfortably squeezed and packed right in the middle of all those other annoying letters that make up “consistent with.”  And doContinue reading “Jack the Ripper: Yours Truly… Aaron the Barber?”

Quantum Leap: Putting Right What Once Went Wrong

Yes, I am huge Quantum Leap fan.  And yes, the title of this piece is referring to Sam Beckett’s good and godly mission to, with the help of friend and colleague Al Calavicci, correct wrongs within his own lifetime (and some without).  But this isn’t exactly or entirely a love letter to Quantum Leap.  The title is hopefullyContinue reading “Quantum Leap: Putting Right What Once Went Wrong”

The Phantasm Comes to the Main Batman Comics

My god it is fitting that I kick off my tenure on The Fictosphere writing about my beloved Batman. News broke recently that Batman writer Tom King will bring The Phantasm, the Batman villain from 1993’s theatrical motion picture Batman: Mask of the Phantasm, into main DC comics canon for the first time in 2020 in the pagesContinue reading “The Phantasm Comes to the Main Batman Comics”