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As the Storm Abates – The Lament of WildStorm | PBX From the Podium

It has come to my attention that the WildStorm Universe may have finally met what is arguably its timely demise with the forthcoming and quietly announced cancellation of Stormwatch in early 2014. The breadth of WildStorm’s contribution to the industry couldn’t hope to be covered in one little 1200-word article, but I’ll try to do it some justice here. This, my friends, is a eulogy in the wake of WildStorm’s apparent demise. As the Storm Abates – The Lament of WildStorm – ENR | eXPress News & Reviews by

Review: The New 52 – Action Comics #1 (DC Comics)

Courtesty of View the blog Action Comics #1 (featuring Superman)Title: “Superman Versus the City of Tomorrow”Writer: Grant MorrisonArtist: Rags Morales w/ Rick BryantCover by: Rags Morales w/ Brad Anderson Variant Cover by: Jim Lee w/ Scott Williams & Alex SinclairOriginated as: Action Comics (1938) First, let me say that I am thrilled to be able to witness the release of an all-new #1 issue of such an historic title. The original Action Comics #1 was an anthology title (as virtually all comic books were at the time) released on April 18th of 1938 (with a June cover date) and featured, among other stories, the first ever Superman story by two co-creators of Jewish descent, writer Jerome “Jerry” Siegel and artist Joseph “Joe” Shuster. The story, simply called “Superman” was a 13-page lead feature originally intended to be a newspaper strip a few years prior. There’s so much more to the origin of this landmark, milestone, watershed publication that simply won’t fit here. Suffice it to say: Action Comics Vol. 1, No. 1 as well as …

Teaser Image: Astonishing X-Men #44 Cover by Mike McKone

Ororo Monroe (Storm) & Scott Summers (Cyclops) Ororo is married to a rather powerful fella most known and feared as T’Challa the Black Panther. Scott is in a long-term relationship with one Emma Frost, formerly the White Queen of the old villainous Hellfire Club, but has been on the side of the mutant angels for nearly 20 years, and Mr. Summer’s lover for about a decade or so. There’s a major storyline called X-Men: Schism going on right now that will rip the X-Men’s ranks asunder, pitting them on two very different sides of the Marvel Universe mutant plight. Looks like after that event there will be some shenanigans, among everything else. Make of it what you will.

Rant: N.W.O – News Without Opinion

News Without Opinion. Now there’s a novel concept in this day and age. Is it possible to get news without opinion in this mondern age of everyone with an asshole and an opinion being given the platform to express it? It’s not that I begrudge anyone’s right to a platform or venue in which to express themselves. Hell, I’m doing that right now on this very blog. My problem is with general news media, particularly on television and online (do they still even print news these days?). Sensationalism has been rampant for a while now, so ranting on that is like complaining that water is wet. And I get it: the competition for the general public’s attention, their time, their dollars, their mouse clicks, their Neilsen’s transmission in this age of 24-hour media bombardment…I get it, it’s fierce. But what I can’t stand, and this has irked me for a while, is a headline and article or verbal report followed by an unsolicited opinion and then the solicitation for mine and everyone else’s opinion. JUST GIVE ME …

Interview: The Legendary Lemmy Kilmister of Motörhead

Over at Metal, Motörhead bassist/vocalist Lemmy Kilmister was asked for his opinion on the state of the music industry today. I found his answer to be frank and accurate. Excerpt: METAL INSIDER: What are your thoughts on the music industry these days? LEMMY: Well, the music industry these days is dying, isn’t it? They have no idea what fucking happened to them. They don’t know what hit them. They couldn’t work with the internet, so they tried to prosecute it, which is really fucking dumb. And it seems that they keep fucking up. Every turn they make is the wrong turn. Soon they’re going to be out of business in ten years. And it’s all because of the internet. METAL INSIDER: Do you think it was was easier for up and coming bands to promote themselves back when Motörhead first started out, or is it easier now? LEMMY: It’s the same. It’s always been the same. There’s always people robbing bands. Agents rob you. Managers rob you a lot of the time. We’ve got …

How You Tube Sensations Are Apparently Made?

Wow. Well over 2.2 millions views…and counting. So awfully, awfully bad that its…good? That has to be why this is a web sensation…everybody loves a comedy…or a train wreck. Hell, seeing the story on Yahoo!, even I couldn’t resist. It’s comedy gold. I love how she ‘wakes up in the morning’ already, well, ready with full makeup and her hair did. I think I’ve missed my calling as a music producer. Had I gone the pop route with some cute protege I’d be rich by now. LOL. Did I mention there’s even a ringtone? Sigh. I’m so changing my career goals because I’ve got it all wrong! Update: make that 7 million views now. Wow. Just…wow. That’s beyond viral. That’s epidemic.