I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 4.2]: The Red, White, and New.

The Many Faces of The Patriot After the creation of Captain America in 1941, his popularity inspired a bevy of similarly themed heroes like Fighting American, Miss America, The Spirit of '76, Jack Flagg, Free Spirit and so on.  One such superhero was The Patriot who debuted in The Human Torch #4 (Spring 1941) with …

I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 4]: The Black History of Cap, Part 1.

One subject of fascination for me as a lifelong comic fan is the fascination of black people with the figure of Captain America. The history of black people in this country is complicated at best. Slavery, bigotry and racism have been a plague on African Americans for centuries. Objectively, the character would seem to be …

THE BIBLE OF ‘BOND, JAMES BOND’ [BelserVerse, Part 9]: The InTIMidator.

Previously in Part 8... We talked of the 'oh so refined' Sir Roger Moore. Moore was the Bond for most of the 70's and early 80's. Roger's films were fantastic to the point of becoming a parody of themselves. When you end up with underwater cities and a space laser battle, where else is there …

I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 3]: Blade The Daywalker!

Delving into the world of the supernatural is not for the faint of heart. Of course there are many superheroes are specialize in this sort of thing. There are number of brothers and sisters who really delve into the darkness for the sake of humanity. They tangle with the things that go bump in the night …

THE BIBLE OF ‘BOND, JAMES BOND’ [BelserVerse, Part 8]: The Regal and Refined.

Previously in Part 7... We talked about the only one time Bond, George Lazenby. Now we'll talk about the actor who -- until recently -- was the longest serving Bond ever, Sir Roger Moore.  ROGER MOORE Tenure as Bond: 1972–1985 Prior to playing Bond,  Roger Moore was already a well known television actor, known for …

I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 2]: Ain’t Nobody Bad Like…

The road for black superheroes has not an easy one. Like any struggle, there were some blocks and failures along the way but these first ventures have become cult classics in their own right. Now it's time to give them some shine. My first selection for this series of articles was my absolute favorite  movie …

THE BIBLE OF ‘BOND, JAMES BOND’ [BelserVerse, Part 7]: The One and Done Bond.

Previously in Part 6... Last time, we spoke of Sir Sean Connery and his years as Bond. After Connery left the role, a world wide search for the next James Bond began. The next actor become Bond would be met with quite a bit of controversy in many ways. That man was... GEORGE LAZENBY Tenure …

I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 1]: With Great Power…

...must come proper representation! Hello, Ladies and Gentlemen. The Belser is here and hoping this message meets you all in good spirits. This past week has been an unprecedented set of circumstances in the history of our country. A black man named George Floyd was murdered by four policemen in Minneapolis, Minnesota on May 25th …