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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

June, 2015

  • 20 June

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #9: Hollywood Comics

    Normally, I don’t want this column to talk about comic shows. I mean, I’ve made my love for The Flash known, I think Legends of Tomorrow looks pretty decent and even Arrow can be good when it’s trying to be Arrow. I wanted this column to firmly be about comics and the industry. So, while …

  • 17 June

    Top 5 Not-So-Favorite Things at E3 2015

    For all good things must come the crap.   As I said yesterday, this 2015’s E3 was one of its better years in quite a while, but it was not perfect. Apart some of the flecks of nonsense like pre-order bonus, console-exclusive content, microtransaction-laden mobile nonsense, there were some things going on that made me …

  • 16 June

    Top 10 Favorite Things at E3 2015

    Maybe it’s just because the last two years were absolutely miserable times, but it seems like E3 2015 managed to be a pretty good show for the most part. It actually seemed to put more emphasis on games and players rather than things like exclusives and microtransactions and pre-orders and such. Oh sure, those things …

  • 13 June

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #8: “Comics Are For Everyone” ≠ “Every Comic Is For Everyone”

    Last week I went to the Special Edition: NYC convention, a spin-off convention of the New York Comic Con that has a focus completely on comics and their creators. Now, we could discuss the bitter irony of New York Comic Con requiring such a spin-off, but the fact that Special Edition actually had legroom kind …

  • 6 June

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #7: Jonathan Hickman’s Avengers is the Dark Souls of Avengers Comics

    Anyone who follows me on Twitter probably knows about my growing fascination/obsession with From Software’s Dark Souls. It has been an experience in video games that I haven’t had in so long. As I delved deeper and deeper into the world of Lordran I began to notice a deal of similarities with something else that …

May, 2015

  • 30 May

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #6: Brought To You By Delicious Twix and Mountain Dew

    You know, I’m mad. Why? Because I was all geared up and happy to be able to write about Dark Souls in comparison to a comic that I have been loving. I barely get to talk about Dark Souls in a long-form since most of my friends are comic fans and don’t know what the …

  • 23 May

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #5: A Limerick to Blue Beetle

    This new era of fun inclusive books is astonishing. Ms. Marvel, Captain Marvel, Batgirl, Gotham Academy, and so many more have been great. I hope to see more of these in the coming years. But I do have a problem when they say that this was a recent phenomenon. These books that emphasized fun and …

  • 22 May

    Mad, Mad Science: A Fan Annotation of Imperium #4

      Writer: Joshua Dysart   Artist: Doug Braithwaite   Colors: Brian Reber and Ulises Arreola   Letters: Dave Sharpe   Another thirty-ish days past, and it brings us back to this book of killers, tyrants and madmen trying to make the world a better place, whether you like it or not. This month’s issue concludes …

  • 20 May

    My Top 10 Favorite Moments of “The Flash” Season One

      The Flash, and subsequently the rest of what I’ve been calling the CWDC Universe, has set the standard for live-action superhero universes. I know that we all talk about and love the MCU, but it was this show that made me remember why I was always a DC kid instead of Marvel. With the …

  • 16 May

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #4: Valiant Is Doing Great, It Can Do Better Part Two

      Last week, I started a discussion about the growing comic business, Valiant. In summary, I talked about how that, despite loving a great deal of their work, they have some faults. In particular, their efforts to include people that did not fit the typical male, white, straight demographics in their casts is lacking, made …

  • 11 May

    Some More Ramblings: Why The Archie Kickstarter Proves We Need to Talk About Kickstarter

    This morning, Archie Comics, a publisher with 75 years of history, launched a Kickstarter campaign to help finance new books in their, what they are terming, “New Riverdale” lineup that is to follow up on the launch of an all-new Archie #1 this summer. The three books include a Jughead ongoing written by Chip Zdarsky …

  • 9 May

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #3: Valiant Is Doing Great, It Can Do Better Part One

      WARNING: Spoilers from several Valiant books, specifically the recently concluded mini-series, The Valiant.   Those of you who have followed my writings around here (by “here” I mean doing a monthly annotation of one of their books) or on twitter know that I have been giving heaps of praise to the resurgent comic publisher, …

  • 2 May

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #2: What’s in a Name?

    In which I talk about names and why you shouldn't pick ones that go the opposite of your company's new mission statement.

April, 2015

  • 25 April

    Ken’s Comic Ramblings #1: What The X-Men Mean To Me

    O’, how I “Ummed”.   O’, how I “Erred.”   O’, how I kept putting this one off for a while. I have talked a bit about my thoughts on the Marvel franchise X-Men occasionally on my Twitter feed. I never have really gone into true depth about my feelings on them though, their premise, …

  • 24 April

    ‘Suicide Squad’ Director Gives First Glimpse at the DC Cinematic Universe’s Joker

    Well….it’s certainly…different?   As the DC Cinematic Universe gears up for next year, Suicide Squad director David Ayer tweeted the first full photograph of the Joker (played by Jared Leto).   Very much gone is the purple suit (although we have a glove) and instead we have a variety of Joker and comedic-esque tattoos (a …

  • 17 April

    Marvel Begins the Road to The Force Awakens With “Shattered Empire”

    Will the Star Wars news ever stop?   Don’t care! This is amazing.   Marvel announced the beginnings of their “Journey to Star Wars: The Force Unleashed” project with the four-part mini-series “Shattered Empire”, which takes place after the events of Return of the Jedi and pave the way to The Force Awakens. The comic …

  • 14 April

    Names Have Power: A Fan Annotation of Imperium #3

    Writer: Joshua Dysart Pencils: Doug Braithwaite Colors: Brian Reber (w/ Ulises Arreola) Letters: Dave Sharpe   The “superpeople” genre can often get stuck up in all the wondrous and fantastic ideas it creates that works can sometimes lose sight of the connective tissue of humanity necessary for the story to work. Not saying one requires …

  • 2 April

    Finding Humanity in Inhumanity: Uncanny Inhumans #0

    There seems to have been a dominating form of storytelling for the last decade where plot is the most important focus with characterization taking a backseat. Hell, one of my favorite quotes for when incredibly stupid character decisions happen is “Because the Plot says so”. Now, I don’t think every big, bombastic, blockbuster piece of …

March, 2015

  • 23 March

    Doug Jones is Coming to The Flash

    Geeze, CW’s The Flash has the best villains going for it from any live-action comic movie/show right now. You’ve got the Rogues, Grodd, the absolutely heart shattering reveal with the Reverse-Flash last week that I’m still not over, and now this!   Doug Jones, who famously brought the character of Abe Sapian alive in Guillermo …

  • 12 March

    Graveyard Blues: A Fan Annotation of Imperium #2

    Credits   Writer: Joshua Dysart Artist: Doug Braithwaite Colors: Dave McCaig Letters: Dave Sharpe Cover: Raul Allen   I think one advantage that Imperium has over its previous incarnation, Harbinger, is that it did not need as much time to establish its world and the central concept. It assumes that the reader is on board …

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