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

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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

3P Reviews, Essays, Horror

The Path Beyond the House – Pet Sematary

I need a recalibration because I haven't been keeping up with these reviews as much as I'd like. Whenever I need a recalibration, I go back to the thing that brings me comfort: the horror genre. I like spoopy stuff. So today, let's explore the first Stephen King book I ever read, which will now… Continue reading The Path Beyond the House – Pet Sematary

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2020 Honestly Amazing Thing Awards

It seemed impossible, but 2020 has finally come to an end. Will this year be better than the last one? I have hope for it, but you can bet things aren't going to suddenly get better. We're still in lockdown. We have a vaccine -- multiple vaccines, which is amazing! -- but it takes time… Continue reading 2020 Honestly Amazing Thing Awards

3P Reviews, Superheroes, The Umbrella Academy

ALL THE MAGICAL GAY! – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Four

Righty-O, let's put the "unction" back in "dysfunctional!" That wasn't supposed to be deep, by the way, it was supposed to be nonsense, but I just looked it up, and apparently "unction" is a real word. It's an archaic term for an oil used to cleanse and heal. How oddly thematic. Anyway, welcome back to… Continue reading ALL THE MAGICAL GAY! – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Four

3P Reviews, Hellboy/B.P.R.D.

Fun in Jolly Old England – Hellboy, Book Three

Hoo boy, this is going to be a long one. I should be up front and admit that I'm not going to get around to all of it. This book is massive, and it's dense on top of that. I'd be here all week if I tried to address every moment I felt deserved attention,… Continue reading Fun in Jolly Old England – Hellboy, Book Three

3P Reviews, The Umbrella Academy

Corn and Swedes – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Three

Continuing our foray into The Umbrella Academy's wonton chaos, Episode Three starts to bring two major subplots to a culmination but ends up prompting more questions than it answers. As an early entry into the season, that's not necessarily a problem, but the season is solidifying in form, and as we get to the midpoint,… Continue reading Corn and Swedes – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Three

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

This Fish, I Like Him – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Two

Guess who figured out how to auto-trace bitmap images? I definitely didn't work that out after completing 75% of the drawings for this review, that's for sure... We continue our reviews of season two of The Umbrella Academy, hopefully with greater velocity from now on, as things start to escalate. The kids are moving closer… Continue reading This Fish, I Like Him – The Umbrella Academy, Season Two, Episode Two