CONVERGENCE: SHAZAM #1

DC Comics May, 2015   Anyone who knows me, or who has spent any time at all interacting with me on the interwebs, knows I love Captain Marvel. No, not Marvel Comics’ alien soldier. Nope, not even Marvel’s African American Avenger. Although, she had one of the best costumes in all of funny book land. And she had some of the coolest powers, too. No, I’m talking about DC Comics’ Billy Batson. You know, the orphan who always wears that same red shirt all the time? Yeah, him. And talk about cool powers: whenever he says SHAZAM (the name of the ancient wizard who gave him his powers. How cool is that?!) he changes into the adult version of...

Buddy Cops With Kate (And Dan) Apr02

Buddy Cops With Kate (And Dan)

AN ALL-NEW, EXTRA SPECIAL, BONUS EDITION OF “KATE (AND DAN) READ…BUDDY COPS!” (fade-in: Dan standing at the kitchen sink diligently scrubbing the dinner dishes when “You’re My Best Friend” by Queen comes on the hi-fi. He runs into the living room to investigate the sonic assault.) K: ::singing poorly:: “OH YOU’RE MY BEST FRIEND! OOH YOU MAKE ME LIVE” D: Good gravy. Stop singing. Please! K: “OOH YOU’RE THE BEST FRIEND I EVER HAD” D: ::pulls plug on the hi-fi:: HEY! You’re scaring the dog. (Editor’s note: dog is cowering under couch, whimpering.) K: We’ve been watching a lot of buddy movies lately, some good, but most bad. Bad Boys, Blues...