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#NoLaurelNoArrow & The Quest for A Good Story

My name is Rod Thomas and for four years I was enamored with a T.V. show with only one goal: Tweet Live. Now I can fulfill my friends’ wish, to right Marc Guggenheim’s wrongs. To use the list of grievances comic book nerds have left me, to bring...
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New Year’s Review of New 52: Geoff John’s Aquaman!

This past summer, Political Jesus got SOAKED with a wave of posts ( so many puns!) relating Aquman New 52 and environmental justice! I mainly did topics relating to black American slave perceptions of nature and the physical environment and its suprising, if even a bit elusive, connection...
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Red Lanterns Volume 1: Blood and Rage

A few days ago, I purchased Red Lanterns Volume 1: Blood And Rage TRIGGER WARNING: VIOLENCE & BLOODSHED AHEAD and as always, SPOILER ALERTS I must give credit where credit is due. Optimist Chad first introduced me to the rebooted version of the Green Lantern lore, and I...
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Waiting For Krypton: Education Post for Media Diversity UK

The opening scenes of the documentary Waiting For Superman depict education reformer/charter school advocate Geoffrey Canada as describing one of the saddest moments in his life. When he learned that Superman was not real, he was distraught because there was, in Canada’s words, “I was crying because there...
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Conclusion

A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Conclusion Posted on November 19, 2013 by Optimistic Chad Check out the introduction for background on this series of posts! Check out part 1: Green Lantern. Check out part 2: Captain America.Check out part 3: Wolverine. Check out part 4: Power Girl. Check out part 5: Aquaman. Check out...
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 20, Animal Man

A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 20, Animal Man Posted on November 19, 2013 by Optimistic Chad Check out the introduction for background on this series of posts! Check out part 1: Green Lantern. Check out part 2: Captain America.Check out part 3: Wolverine. Check out part 4: Power Girl. Check out part...
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 19, the Flash

A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 19, the Flash Posted on November 19, 2013 by Optimistic Chad Check out the introduction for background on this series of posts! Check out part 1: Green Lantern. Check out part 2: Captain America.Check out part 3: Wolverine. Check out part 4: Power Girl. Check out part...
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 17, The Phantom Stranger

A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 17, The Phantom Stranger Posted on November 18, 2013 by Optimistic Chad Check out the introduction for background on this series of posts! Check out part 1: Green Lantern. Check out part 2: Captain America.Check out part 3: Wolverine. Check out part 4: Power Girl. Check out...
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 15, Superman

A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 15, Superman Posted on November 18, 2013 by Optimistic Chad Check out the introduction for background on this series of posts! Check out part 1: Green Lantern. Check out part 2: Captain America.Check out part 3: Wolverine. Check out part 4: Power Girl. Check out part 5: Aquaman....
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 14, Black Canary

A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 14, Black Canary Posted on November 18, 2013 by Optimistic Chad Check out the introduction for background on this series of posts! Check out part 1: Green Lantern. Check out part 2: Captain America.Check out part 3: Wolverine. Check out part 4: Power Girl. Check out part...
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 13, Static Shock

A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 13, Static Posted on November 15, 2013 by Optimistic Chad Check out the introduction for background on this series of posts! Check out part 1: Green Lantern. Check out part 2: Captain America.Check out part 3: Wolverine. Check out part 4: Power Girl. Check out part 5: Aquaman....
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 12, Batman

A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 12, Batman Posted on November 15, 2013 by Optimistic Chad Check out the introduction for background on this series of posts! Check out part 1: Green Lantern. Check out part 2: Captain America.Check out part 3: Wolverine. Check out part 4: Power Girl. Check out part 5: Aquaman....
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 10, John Constantine

A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 10, John Constantine Posted on November 15, 2013 by Optimistic Chad Check out the introduction for background on this series of posts! Check out part 1: Green Lantern. Check out part 2: Captain America.Check out part 3: Wolverine. Check out part 4: Power Girl. Check out part...
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 9, Wonder Woman

A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 9, Wonder Woman Posted on November 13, 2013 by Optimistic Chad Check out the introduction for background on this series of posts! Check out part 1: Green Lantern. Check out part 2: Captain America.Check out part 3: Wolverine. Check out part 4: Power Girl. Check out part...
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 5, Aquaman

A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 5, Aquaman Posted on November 2, 2013 by Optimistic Chad Check out the introduction for background on this series of posts! Check out part 1: Green Lantern. Check out part 2: Captain America.Check out part 3: Wolverine. Check out part 4: Power Girl. Aquaman is fairly...
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 4, Power Girl

A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Part 4, Power Girl Posted on November 1, 2013 by Optimistic Chad Check out the introduction for background on this series of posts! Check out part 1: Green Lantern. Check out part 2: Captain America.Check out part 3: Wolverine. Power Girl is relatively unknown outside of...
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Today Was Wonder Woman Day!?

DC Comics has yet to announce a live-action television series or film for Wonder Woman but that does not mean there is not a demand to see more Wondy.  In San Antonio, one comic book shop is auctioning art work for anti-domestic violence charities. h/t to Bleeding Cool...
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A Comic Fan Searches For A New Hero: Introduction

Green Lantern has always been my favorite superhero*. Ever since I was a kid watching Superfriends, for some reason the guy with the green ring stood out to me. Just to get it out of the way, because I know someone will ask, my favorite Green Lantern is...
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