Kenneth

When he is not working at a library or on his Master's Degree, Ken Godberson III is usually writing comics, prose and screenplays. He tends to be an expert on absolutely nothing except on why Impulse is the greatest superhero ever. He can be found on Twitter @kengodbersoniii or on Tumblr at kengodbersoniii.tumblr.com

September, 2015

  • 26 September

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #21: My Favorite Batman Moment

    NOTE: This is essentially an expansion on my thoughts written here on a previous Batman Day. Welcome to Batman Day! Where DC Entertainment arbitrarily chooses another day in this year to shill out more merch from their sacred coERRRR I mean where the publisher, creators, retailers and fans get to celebrate all things Batman with …

  • 19 September

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #20: Marvel Are a Bunch of Wonderful Trolls

    So, I have my problems with Marvel, the X-Men and a whole bunch of aspects with how one treats the other and how creators and fans regard them. In fact, my inaugural post of this column was all about what the X-Men meant to me, a bisexual fan who has no nostalgia for the 90s …

  • 12 September

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #19: A Case for Queer Tim Drake

    The last few years have sucked royally as a Tim Drake fan. Is that a bit hyperbolic? Maybe when I can count on one hand the amount of scenes with the character that didn’t feel like shoving that hand into a combine harvester since 2011 and the ever more prevalent thought that the character is …

  • 4 September

    Marvel Reveals the Identity of the “Totally Awesome Hulk”

    To the shock of absolutely no one.   So, the identity of the new “Totally Awesome” Hulk has been kept a secret. From interviews with the creative team of Greg Pak and Frank Cho, they described the new Hulk as someone who “loves being the Hulk” and would deal with hubris. Considering the writer of …

  • 4 September

    Marvel Casts Misty Knight for the “Luke Cage” Series

    It was recently announced that the Marvel private investigator with a bionic arm, Misty Knight, will be joining the cast of the upcoming “Luke Cage” Netflix series. Misty Knight will be played by Simone Missick (Ray Donovan) alongside Mike Colter as Luke Cage, Theo Rossi as the villain Shades, and Rosario Dawson reprising her “Daredevil” …

  • 4 September

    Is There a New “JLA” Cartoon on the Horizon?

    Those of you who grew up in the early 2000s remember the ever incredible “Justice League” and “Justice League Unlimited” cartoons. Well, this shot, allegedly taken in the halls of Warner Brothers’ Burbank offices, shows posters for several of their current projects. There on the far right is a poster for “JLA”, the Justice League …

August, 2015

  • 29 August

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #18: Hannibal, Comics & the Grand Guignol

    Okay, this week’s topic isn’t exactly about comics, but it does deal with finding inspiration from other mediums to strengthen one’s work. Yeah, let’s go with that. Tonight will see the conclusion of one of the most interesting and surreal shows on cable, NBC’s Hannibal. With a magnificent cast, clever writing and excellent cinematography and …

  • 22 August

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #17: What’s My Deal With Eren Jaeger?

    WARNING: Spoilers from all over Attack on Titan volumes 1-15. Last week, I introduced the novel idea that manga is very much part of the sequential art storytelling medium and people that are exclusively fans of western comics dismissing them are short-sighted at best, arrogant, elitist gatekeepers at worst. It was also there that I …

  • 15 August

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #16: Manga is Comics & Comics is Manga

    Let me explain my history a bit. I was very much a child of DC Comics. However, it was around the time of really learning about anime that I began to gravitate towards single issues (the much maligned Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day and the odious Identity Crisis being things at the time helped moved me …

  • 8 August

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #15: 100% Organic Bullsh*t

    Welcome to Act II of “The Marvel Players Present: A Midsummer Night’s Journey Into Cultural Irrelevance”. For those coming in at the Intermission, we left off on the tragicomedic scene of the Duke Alonso holding the accursed Blade of Straightwashing over the bearish corpse of Hercules. Now we just have to see on whether the …

  • 5 August

    “The Flash” Casts It’s Wally West

    You know, when The Flash television show was announced, the first question that shot through many fans minds was “Who’s is going to play Wally West?” I think there were more people asking that before they were wondering who was going to play Barry Allen, that’s how beloved Wally, the first Kid Flash who eventually …

  • 1 August

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #14: Marvel’s “Open Door Policy” Nonsense

    Let’s get one thing out of the way, I normally do not like to call out specific people out of fear of perpetuating bullying and/or harassment towards that specific person, but in the last two weeks, Marvel Editor-In-Chief Axel Alonso has been saying some really stupid things in regards to Marvel’s real lack of diversity …

July, 2015

  • 25 July

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #13: Legion of Confusion

    I have never been one to think that continuity impedes good stories or prevents new readers from jumping in. Books like Starman, Grant Morrison’s Batman or Valiant Comics’… err… The Valiant have shown that, under the proper direction, continuity only enhances the quality of a book. Having said that, there is one franchise that could …

  • 18 July

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #12: Seasonal Comics

    This is something I have to mention every now and again: I consider myself a comic reader, not a comic collector. I really do not believe my comics will put my kids through college nor do I hold on to them for years. I also do not give much consideration to when a book renumbers …

  • 12 July

    Nintendo President Satoru Iwata Passes Away at Age 55

    It has recently been reported that Nintendo President, Satoru Iwata, passed away yesterday due to a bile duct growth. Health concerns had prevented Iwata from visiting previous E3 conferences but the man kept in contact with fans through Nintendo Directs.   Iwata first joined Nintendo in the 1980s, became Director in 2000 and then President …

  • 11 July

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #11: Fear The Young Blood

    Well, after a week off to celebrate that, for all the horrid racial issues, the systematic breakdown of the middle class, the disintegration of our education system and so many other problems, America can be pretty good now and again, we come back to our favorite industry. And boy-oh-boy, have Marvel and DC announced some …

  • 10 July

    SDCC: Cassandra Cain is Finally Returning in Fall’s “Batman & Robin Eternal”

    It is so great to finally be able to report this.   The treatment that DC gave every Batgirl whose name wasn’t “Barbara Gordon” was a frustrating thing indeed. One of my massive criticisms I have had of the New 52 was that the higher ups at DC thought four Robins was okay, but three …

  • 6 July

    Grant Morrison is “Heavy Metal”‘s new Editor-In-Chief

    Heavy Metal has been an adult’s sci-fi/fantasy/horror comic magazine that has existed since 1977. It has hosted such famous talent as Moebius, H.R. Giger, Walt Simmonson and Kevin Eastman. According to Entertainment Weekly, new CEO Jeff Krelitz has hired Grant Morrison as the magazine’s new Editor-In-Chief.   Yes. That Grant Morrison.   According to the …

June, 2015

  • 27 June

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #10: Won’t Someone Think of the Children?!

    Before I get deeply into the topic of this week, I just want to give a tip of the hat to the Supreme Court of the United States for being insanely awesome this week in upholding the Affordable Care Act and for declaring that bans on gay marriage are unconstitutional. In times when I look …

  • 22 June

    The Tea Cup Shatters: NBC’s “Hannibal” Cancelled After Season 3

    Well, how rude.   Despite near universal critical acclaim, NBC has opted not to pick up Hannibal for a fourth season, according to Deadline. In a statement, showrunner Bryan Fuller expressed his joy for the show and the gratefulness of NBC allowing the show to go to places that “would’ve shredded the eyeballs of lesser …