I SUPPORT BLACK SUPERHEROES [Belser-Verse, Part 5]: ‘In Blackest Night…’

Space! The Final Frontier.. (come on, you know the rest). Space exploration has seen its fair share of real-life African American innovators like astronauts Robert Henry Lawrence Jr, Guion Bluford and Mae Jemison. For this article, the space explorer in question is the one of the very first African-American superheroes in DC Comics, John Stewart. …

AVENGERS EMPYRE / ADVENTUREMAN / GREEN LANTERN / THAT TEXAS BLOOD [Reviews]: In Brightest Day, By Texas Blood…

This Empyre storyline seems like it has it all: conflict-driven storylines; character meetups; past lore building...the story, even, further twists and turns at every corner and much more. Avengers: Empyre #0 is no different. In this issue, we get a look at the buildup to the conflict from the perspective of Tony Stark, who has …

THE BIBLE OF ‘BOND, JAMES BOND’ [BelserVerse, Part 1]: The Birth of An Icon.

'The name is Belser.  The Belser.' What’s happening people? Guess who's back? It's your resident pop culture maven back at it again to educate those who appreciate the ins and outs of your favorite characters. As the title suggests, this new series of articles will be on the greatest spy of all time, JAMES BOND. Doing …

THE MARVEL TELEVISION UNIVERSE [BelserVerse]: The Story of Thor the Viking Ghost and Ninja Devil.

Though we have covered all the CBS/Marvel characters under the original deal in the 70’s, I’m going to go ahead and add two extra ones for good measure. I’m doing this for two reasons: 1). I’m a nice nerd and 2) these two are spinoffs of one of the originals: The Incredible Hulk. As previously …

LEVIATHAN DAWN / FANTASTIC FOUR – GRIMM NOIR / THE PLUNGE / JEAN GREY & EMMA FROST [Comic Reviews]: Giant-Size Sunday Stash.

I haven’t felt the imminent threat of a spy organization to the heroes of the DC UNIVERSE since Maxwell Lord had Superman go buck wild on the Justice League, until Wonder Woman violently intervened, as also planned by Maxwell Lord. Writer Brian Michael Bendis is trying to have an impact on the DCU like AJ …

HARLEY QUINN & THE BIRDS OF PREY / GWEN STACY / NEBULA / SUPERMAN – HEROES / IMMORTAL HULK [Reviews]: Heroes, Villains, and Allies, Oh My!

Given the general synergy between the comic book and movie sides of major publishers, it isn't shocking that less than a week after the release of the Birds of Prey movie starring Harley Quinn they would release a Harley Quinn and the Birds of Prey comic starring the comic book versions of those same characters …