3P Reviews, Horror

I Still Can’t Believe This is the Pushing Daisies Guy – Hannibal (show)

A good horror show is rare to find. Films are common, but something about the transition in medium from a short to a long form makes it difficult to elicit that same rush of dread and fright. Which is a pity, because the longer nature of television shows offers a lot that is difficult to… Continue reading I Still Can’t Believe This is the Pushing Daisies Guy – Hannibal (show)

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics

I Wish My Childhood Summer Camps Had This Many Dinosaurs – Lumberjanes

It’s not uncommon that I find a book or show on a recommendation list somewhere that’s meant for younger readers, but deserves attention from adults as well. Lumberjanes is one of those – a series of comics meant for middle-grade kids, with a particular point of empowering young women through surreal and often humorous fantasy… Continue reading I Wish My Childhood Summer Camps Had This Many Dinosaurs – Lumberjanes

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics, The Umbrella Academy

You Know I Love Dysfunctional Family Dinners – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Six

The season builds tension this episode as the Umbrella Academy siblings prepare to face their biggest challenge yet: a dinner with their father. It's been years since most of them have seen him, and no one (other than perhaps Five and Vanya) is particularly looking forward to it, given their contentious relationship with the now-dead… Continue reading You Know I Love Dysfunctional Family Dinners – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Six

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics, Hellboy/B.P.R.D.

Out of the Shadows – Hellboy: Complete Short Stories, Book Two

I’ll be honest, this is not my favorite Hellboy book. It’s not bad, but it’s similar to the previous short story collection, and of the two, I think this one has fewer stories that I love. Fewer. Not none. ___________________________ 3P Reviews Series: Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories, Volume Two ___________________________ Spoilers: Yes Audience Assumptions: Familiarity… Continue reading Out of the Shadows – Hellboy: Complete Short Stories, Book Two

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics

A Gay Old Time at Disneyland – Welcome to Wanderland

Look, sometimes when I’m thinking of titles, there’s one obvious low-hanging fruit, and nine times out of ten, that’s the one that calls out to me. We're both just going to have to live with that, I'm afraid. Welcome to Wanderland is a little 150 page graphic novel about a kid who gets magically transported… Continue reading A Gay Old Time at Disneyland – Welcome to Wanderland

3P Reviews, Video Games

Once More Unto the Breach — Hades

I’m not much of a fan of Greek mythology. I mean, I liked the Ancient Greece unit in middle school history class, and at one point I could name all of the major gods and their origin stories, but by high school, I had started to grow out of them. What I liked wasn’t really… Continue reading Once More Unto the Breach — Hades

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics, Hellboy/B.P.R.D.

Sandman, Take Note – Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories, Volume One

About two and a half years ago -- Jesus, I've been at this for that long? -- I was working on my Sandman reviews and I kept running into the same issue: constant short stories interrupting the flow of the main narrative. They weren't bad short stories, necessarily, and I understand why the series did… Continue reading Sandman, Take Note – Hellboy: The Complete Short Stories, Volume One

3P Reviews, Superheroes

Weapons are Weapons – Iron Man

A few years ago, I had an idea to do reviews of all of the Marvel movies. I still have drafts of quite a few of them, but around the time I saw the first Infinity War movie, I realized something important: I'm not that into the MCU. I mean, I like it fine, the… Continue reading Weapons are Weapons – Iron Man

3P Reviews, The Umbrella Academy

Leg – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Five

The band is back together, more or less. As the Umbrella Academy reunites (finally), we return to that sibling group dynamic that made the first season function. There have been a few important changes since the seven protagonists were all in the same room together. For one, the characters have been through one apocalypse already.… Continue reading Leg – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Five

3P Reviews, Graphic Novels and Comics, Hellboy/B.P.R.D.

Well, Here We Are. We Made It. – Hellboy in Hell

I think we all knew it would end here, didn't we? Hell's inhabitants have lingered in the background as puppet masters throughout Hellboy's adventures, and with how fond Mignola is of demons and monsters, I frankly would have been disappointed if we didn't have at least one decent tour around the place. And decent tour… Continue reading Well, Here We Are. We Made It. – Hellboy in Hell