It’s almost Defenders time!

Yeah, I have a weakness for the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  I admit it.  I spent way more money on comics than I’d like to think about throughout my younger years, and while I’ve phased out of comic buying, I’m firmly entrenched in the MCU and each new release feels like an event.

That especially feels true with Defenders.  As a huge Daredevil fan, the announcement of a Daredevil Netflix series several years back filled me with frantic anticipation.  But the news that it would throw the first stone in an effort to establish a “street level” MCU culminating in a Defenders series?  That was even better.  Regardless of what people think of the MCU now, I still hold firm that the lead up and execution of the original Avengers film was one of the greatest events in cinematic history.  Looking past the actual quality of the films (which seems to be in fierce argument these days) the coordination and forethought involved in creating this universe is pretty amazing.  So amazing that it’s shaped a decade of Hollywood as other studios scramble to try and mimic Marvel’s success.

Season One of Daredevil was like a 13 episode dream for me, seeing my all time favorite Marvel character treated with care and executed to perfection kept me smiling for thirteen straight hours.  Season two was more of the same.

But really, it was the pleasant surprise of Jessica Jones (a character I never had any attachment for) and Luke Cage that made me a fan of this new Netflix universe.  Iron Fist didn’t hold to the same standard, unfortunately, but still… the fact that we’re less than 24 hours away from another Marvel Cinematic event is enough to keep that smile on my face all day long.

I cannot wait to see Daredevil and Jessica Jones side-by-side.  I can’t wait to see the first stage in the Heroes for Hire duo of Luke Cage and Iron Fist.  I can’t wait for Elektra’s return, for more of the Hand, and to see just what the hell is up with Sigourney Weaver’s character.

This is going to be a hell of a weekend.

Late to the party – Ready Player One

I’m a kid of the 80s.  Born in ’74, grew up in the hay day of G.I. Joe, Transformers, He-Man, and the birth of console video games.  I sit here at 43 and still love all of these things.  My writing room is full of toys, I’ve got an X-Box One and Playstation 4 (though, […]

War of the Three Planets Book Two is on Amazon!

It’s launch day! One short month after launching my new short fiction sci-fi series War of the Three Planets, Book Two is now available on! It’s a quick, but fun read at a pretty cheap price and is also part of Kindle Unlimited, so please check it out and let me know your thoughts. […]

War of the Three Planets – a new Wolf’s Head Publishing project

So, I’ve got a secret…  a few weeks back I launched a new book series. For years I devoted my time and creative energy towards crafting my debut trilogy Operation: Harvest (boxed set available on Amazon 😉 ). I published the third installment earlier this year… and promptly jumped into other things.  One of those […]

It’s a dog’s life – Part 05

It’s Monday, May 22nd, a date that I am not soon to forget. Maxwell’s gone now.  As of 1:00pm this afternoon, our first and only dog has gone from an ‘is’ to a ‘was’. Ugh how hard are those words to type. As folks might have guessed reading through these posts, at thirteen years old, […]

It’s a dog’s life – Part 04

It’s 2017 now. Maxwell has been a part of our family for nearly thirteen years and it seems impossible to consider.  He’s a fixture.  Always there, that jingling harness  ringing out from the living room to greet us when we get home, the clicking of claws on the floor as he prances by the basement […]

It’s a dog’s life – Part 02

The lingering thought about those first several days of bringing Maxwell home was just how small and soft he was.  One of the reasons why my wife’s family had latched onto Bichons was because they have hair, not fur, and so they don’t shed.  In those early days, he was soft and pretty much fit […]

The trilogy is complete – Book 3 Tipping Point is a reality!

It’s been a little over ten years since the initial kernel of an idea of a genetically engineered werewolf military commando first started digging into the back of my mind.  Ironically, it was my interest in G.I. Joe that initially fostered the concept, as their early 21st Century “Valor Vs. Venom” toy line took the […]