Gail Force: An Interview With Gail Simone

Today you guys are in for a treat.

Over on 30Up, I sit down with the one and only Gail Simone and we discuss everything from comics, writing, diversity, Hollywood, Lion Forge and much more.

And now for our feature presentation.

Character Study: Phil Coulson

It’s always the quiet ones. Even more so if they’re also the little guy. This is most certainly the case if that quiet little guy is one Phil Coulson.

Coulson isn’t exactly a character one would initially expect to have a loyal following, much less receive a spin-off tv series. Played flawlessly by the charming and handsome Clark Gregg, when Coulson first debuted in Iron Man, he made it a point to be as quiet and non-assuming as humanly possible.

Understandable, given that he is a secret agent.

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Top Television Shows of 2017

2017 had more than a few surprising gems as far as the small screen goes. While a few excellent shows didn’t make it past the first season, most of them at least gave us a satisfying conclusion.

2017 was bittersweet as we had to say goodbye to some favorites. The usual suspects definitely delivered in their respective seasons. 2017 was a very satisfying year and 2018 is looking to be even better.

As is the tradition from January to December, I compile a list of the best TV shows released throughout the year. One of the main purposes is to promote diverse and progressive works for those searching for quality artistry.

In order for a series to make the list, it must pass my Media Litmus Test.

So without further adieu, on to the countdown.

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Queer Tropes Redux

As many of you know, June is the month of LGBTQ Pride and I couldn’t think of a better time to call out a few tropes that inundate comics and media when it comes LGBTQ characters/themes.

Tropes that if I never see again for the rest of my existence, I’d be eternally grateful. While this by no means covers every trope/issue/fail, it definitely hits the major ones.

Take thorough notes, I’m gonna move fast, and this will not be pretty. Class in session and you’re about to get schooled by Prof. Upkins himself!!!

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The Portrait Of An Artist: Remembering Michael Turner

Little known fact. The late Michael Turner was one of my personal heroes. He was also one the catalysts who inspired me to go to art school and get my BFA in computer animation. It was on the path of getting my BFA that of course eventually led me to becoming a published author and a comic book nerd seraph that you’ve all come to know and feel morally ambivalent about.

And to think none of that might’ve happened had a chance meeting not occurred.

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