CharlieSherpa

CharlieSherpa

Name: Charlie Sherpa

Bio: Mil-blogger writes about how to remember, celebrate, and support military service members, veterans, and families at www.redbullrising.com. Occasionally also writes about mil-flavored comic books.


Reviews

Iconoclastic super-scientist David Loren has always waged a battle of wits and widgets from inside his military-industrial prison, but issue…

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In literature, the story goes, every narrative can be reduced to one of two prompts: – A hero goes on…

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Back in my day, there were only two colors of power ring, and only one corps. All that “blackest night”…

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CharlieSherpa's Recent Comments
July 22, 2014 3:35 pm Great discussion this week! I very much appreciated Paul's attempts to reasonably parse the apparently new fine print on Mjolnir ("Whosoever holds this hammer, if he [or she] be worthy, shall possess the power of Thor ... Results may vary. Void where prohibited."); articulate (via the Chex cereal metaphor) that, while some of us can pick-and-choose our realities of corporately owned characters in sequential story-telling, we can still be frustrated by them; and unequivocally state (in T-shirt-friendly fashion) that "'Mecha' is not a four-letter word." I also laughed every time someone evoked Tony Danza while mentioning Angela. I'm just hoping that all this Sturm und Drang doesn't turn into an episode of "Who's the Thor?"
December 22, 2013 4:39 pm As of approximately 3:30 p.m. Central Time, downloads via right-click and iTunes are only 25 minutes long?
September 2, 2013 12:48 pm Hey, Paul? I count "Fuzzy Typewriter" as one of the top discoveries iFanboy helped illuminate for me, over the years. Keep up the good fight, the good words, and the good works over there, too!
September 1, 2013 11:29 am Well THAT, as they say, turned out to be a whole evening's entertainment! Might seem a strange connection to make, but I found the third act reminded me of another recent, out-of-my-usual-zone discovery--the 2012 movie "Jack Reacher." Both featured anti-social protagonists, and positive depictions of gun club culture. NIce counterpoint to more predictable stuff! I also loved the "cavalry coming to the rescue" twist in this issue of "All-Star Western," and plan to pick up future issues! Thanks again for the recommendation(s)! Bonus question: I found myself wondering, given access to a modern day liquor cabinet, WWJHD: "What Would Jonah Hex Drink"?
August 30, 2013 1:41 pm You rightly focused on a number of gems found in the pages of "Thor: God of Thunder" No. 12--and I second your nomination for favorite single issue of the year. The single panel that I got misty on, however, depicted Thor raising frothy mugs with his buddies at the local veterans hall. It's one of those concepts that seems obvious in retrospect, and it's special to have seen it executed so well. The same scene with Captain America would be fun, but Thor's presence, for me at least, makes it even more universal.
August 30, 2013 9:58 am Dang it! I have never read a Jonah Hex story, nor have I had any desire to do so—until now. Keep up the great reviews, and insightful writing! Once again, I'll pick this up based on your recommendation. Might even read it with a whiskey in hand ...
August 28, 2013 11:56 pm "The cat came back?" You've piqued my interest! I'll be sure to pick this up on Saturday! Nicely crafted review, too. Loved your line regarding "a title that's lost its rage," and your purrfectly executed punnery.
August 28, 2013 11:49 pm Agreed on the cover. I wanted more of a pay-off, however. I thought I was getting a "Black Spot" (from Robert Louis Stevenson's "Treasure Island") and Edgar Allen Poe kind of story, and this issue ended up in a pool of hack-and-slash-and-shoot. The how-to chart, however, was inspired. And creepy.