Review Of Black Panther Feb25

Review Of Black Panther

Black Panther from Marvel Studios reviewed by Sean Robert Lay “Irresponsible man-child is forced into growing up, putting selfish needs aside, learning a lesson about power and responsibility and coming to terms with the hero he needs to be” Sound familiar? If you’re a fan of the Marvel Cinematic Universe, it should. Going back to Iron Man, moving on to Thor, Antman, Doctor Strange…they’re all interchangeable characters in the same plot. Selfish, but good-hearted man gains powers. Shirks responsibility. Some devastating event occurs and he learns the true meaning of being a hero just in time to stop whatever generic villain Marvel didn’t...

CRIMESPREE MAGAZINE HITS PLANET COMICON

This past weekend (February 16-18) saw the 19th annual Planet Comicon descend upon Kansas City, MO. Last year, Kate and I made an impromptu trip (we are crazy like that) from our home in the Twin Cities down to check out the show. Jim Steranko was scheduled to appear, and who knows how much longer he’ll be making appearances? The con was great. The city drips BBQ sauce. We had a blast. So, when the guest list for this year’s show was announced, we said to hell with the impromptu stuff, let’s plan it right. This year’s show pulled in creators from across the publishing landscape, as well as a slew of DC Comics’ heaviest-hitters. DC has had...

Kate (And Dan) Read SPIDER-MAN/DEADPOOL #1&2

FADE IN The Asylum in St. Paul has seen better days: The kitchen is overrun with dirty dishes, colonies of dust bunnies roam the wilds of the first floor, stacks of pizza boxes surround the couches. Kate emerges from under a pile of dirty laundry wearing a robe and one slipper. Kate: ::turns to face the audience:: Oh, hello. How’ve you been? Sorry for the sad state of The Asylum. It’s been a crazy couple of months and we had to let the housekeeper go. I think Alice has some special deal going with the butcher that she got such good deals on ground beef. Dan: ::from under a pile of blankets on the couch:: WE’VE NEVER HAD A HOUSEKEEPER!...

Christmas Gift Guide 2015 Dec19

Christmas Gift Guide 2015

With less than a week before Christmas, times is running short for shopping. As a result, most people find their stress increasing with each passing moment. Always a helpful bunch, a number of the Crimespree Crew have put together some suggestions/ideas for the people on your list. Jon Jordan: FORGIVING MARIELA CAMACHO by AJ Sidransky What starts out as a police procedural takes on the characteristics of full blown thriller as detective Gonzalvez and his partner hunt an international serial killer. Fast paced and twists until the end this is a great read. Sidransky has a wonderful series started and this is a great place to jump in. THE...

HOWLING COMMANDOS of S.H.I.E.L.D. with Kate (and D...

Marvel Comics October 2015   ::It’s Halloween at the Asylum in St. Paul:: D: Hey Red, check out my costume! K: Skinny Jew Kid? D: That’s my everyday costume. K: It’s a very natural look for you. D: You haven’t even commented on the fact that I’m standing here holding my detached head by the hair. I think that’s kind of odd. K: I honestly hadn’t noticed. D: OH GOD. It’s finally happened. The magic is gone. K: Please. I still loves ya, babe, but I’m a gal in the city. It takes a bit more than a Headless Skinny Kid to shock me. D: ::sets head on end table, sighs:: What’s it gonna take to put the horror back into this marriage? K: I say we take...