Tag Archives: Ken’s Comic Ramblings

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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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 …

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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, …

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