40 Years of Dark Phoenix

The culmination of several years' worth of serialized storytelling, Marvel's Uncanny X-Men #137 hit newsstands and comic book shops forty years ago this summer. I didn’t read it until 1984, when it was collected in this then-newfangled thing called a graphic novel, which I begged my mother to buy for me from the local bookstore, … Continue reading 40 Years of Dark Phoenix

Spandex Ballet: Streaming in Oblivion

I've been working from my couch, while my kids (and I) watch the camptastic 1979 TV special Legends of the Superheroes. featuring a bunch of spandex-clad, pun-slinging heroes and villains doing hero and villain stuff. Just another day living the quarantine life. This "new normal" is really weird. The twenty-first century bane of annoyingly "enlightened" … Continue reading Spandex Ballet: Streaming in Oblivion