As a veteran henchman, I’ve seen my fair share of heroes and villains fall victim to the use of magic gadgets, inventions, and trinkets. Oh if I had a dollar for each time I’ve seen such things fail. Let’s start. When writing fiction, magic devices should be used rarely and sparingly. Maybe use it … More Care and Maintenance of Cosmic Cubes
In my previous post, I said, let Marvel die. I don’t say that with hate, malice or any ill will. I love Marvel. I love their characters. It breaks my heart to think they could go belly up, but that’s the course they’ve locked their controls on to, full speed ahead. So, I was … More Viva La [comics] Revolucion!
I was thinking more about pander bears, aka SJWs this morning. They really represent a minority of a subculture; faux geek girl millennials who believe everyone deserves a sticker or trophy just because. They’re turning our beloved superheroes into unrecognizable and unreadable drek. Many are outraged at them. The SJWs are outraged at the outraged. … More Pander Bears are an Endangered Subculture
While taking a break working on yet another secret doomsday weapon for a certain supervillain who will remain nameless, I’ve had some time to watch videos on YouTube. Turns out people are pissed at SJWs, also known as Social Justice Warriors who’ve taken over Marvel comics. Critics have made points claiming that these people are … More Attack of the Pander Bears (SJWs)
Color me a rogue for saying this, but Rogue One looks like the Hunger Games variant of Star Wars. Don’t get me wrong, I’m all for taking on new characters and storylines, but there’s nothing that feels like “Star Wars” in this new movie. It appears to be taking itself way too seriously. It looks … More Rogue One: The Fandom Menace
There are characters and genres in pop culture that I feel have died out; Tarzan, the Lone Ranger, and Flash Gordon for example. They’re iconic, but they’re no longer culturally relevant. Sure people loved them long ago, , but we see that they really belong to a the time/age they were created in. I’d even … More Bond, James Bond… still relevant?
Standardization is the means by which corporations make their fortunes. They take something, figure out how to mass produce it, and then sell it to the masses. Mass production gives corporations the means to make individual items cheap, and sell them for a profit. Ideally, you create a thing that’s just good enough people will … More The problem of “Just Good Enough” and movies
In the 1950s and early into the 1960s, science fiction and horror movies dabbled into a ridiculous but fun era of monster movies. Giant monsters plagued the silver screens and drive-ins of the time. Teens would borrow their parents jalopies and watch these movies while munching on popcorn and drinking sodas. As a whole, the … More Ant-Man: tiny hero on the big screen
Welcome to the Henchmen’s Lounge, the place for henchmen to congregate and commiserate as we build planet crushing doom rays and get little thanks or credit for it. -Henchman One
This post has been taken over by the Henchmen’s Lounge! Here we take reprieve from developing death rays, lunar bases, and other grunt work from our masters. Happy blogging!