Iron Cyst and the Eight Point Strike

It’s too bad Iron Fist wasn’t remotely close to being as entertaining and brilliant as the backlash it’s been receiving. If it had, it would’ve been as popular as Daredevil or Luke Cage as opposed to being one of the biggest punchlines of 2017.

I’m sure one day we’ll all be tired of the proverbial “T” Madame Gao is serving us.

However, today is not that day.

Shifting into Midnighter mode, I’m about to demonstrate my 8-point strike on the fustercluck of white mediocrity that is Iron Cyst.

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The Chronicles of Swanson: The Lying, The Witches, and The Wu

YWhen it comes to the Doctor Strange film, it continues to be the Greek-bearing gift of racism that keeps on giving.

I had no doubts that the white supremacy would ensue the moment it was announced that the Grand Wizard would portray the eponymous Sorcerer Supreme.

The film didn’t disappoint in this regard. After all like attracts like.

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Coming Soon: Dr. Beyond and the Agents of ABOVE

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If ever there were a family of real life superheroes, it would be the Pogue Clan. Their story an inspirational one, I’ve been proud to call these four friends (family rather) for many years.

So when Patriarch Paul F.P. Pogue informed me had a new web series in development, suffice it to say I was stoked and had to learn more about Dr. Beyond and the Agents of ABOVE.

You readers are in for a real treat. Today Paul and I discuss his new project, all things eighties, casting an Asian lead, whitewashing in Hollywood and why diversity and multiculturalism should be a priority for everyone.

Upkins: Paul, thank you so much for taking time out of your schedule for this sitdown. For the readers at large, introduce yourself.

Pogue: Paul Francis Patrick Pogue, writer/photographer, father of two, longtime Indianapolis journalist, veteran online comics and pop culture commentator and general all-around online loud mouth and big talker. Most recently, writer/director of the “Dr. Beyond and the Agents of ABOVE” project, which has a teaser trailer/opening credits sequence up at



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