Thursday, July 31, 2014

I'm at it again

Yeah, that's right, I was a guest on another podcast. This time the guys at The Ninjaverse we nice enough to invite me along to discuss the tiny bit of news that managed to make it out of a small town called San Diego. Give it a listen. There's bound to be something you'll find interesting.

You can even watch us!

Oh, and since I went on a bit of a rant on the show, I'll just put this here:

And you did listen to the latest episode of The Hammer Podcasts!, right? No? Well what are you waiting for!?!? Download it here.

Thursday, July 24, 2014

A Worthy Cause

Event LogoMy buddy, Paul Spataro, is raising money for Pancreatic Cancer Research. If you have a few bucks to drop in the jar, please consider donating here. Thanks.

Thursday, July 17, 2014

That's it. I'm done.

I'm pretty sure that you've ll heard about the latest from Marvel, giving Thor's power & responsibility to a woman because there are obviously no other strong, female characters in their pantheon. You know, no one that has been in two movie and an episode of their TV show and, in all instances, shown as a smart, strong, and capable woman. Nope, none of them around, so we have to turn one of our male characters female.

Talk about your lazy writing. Why wouldn't you want to create a new character and not use Sif (sorry, did I spoil what I was saying before)? It's not like there's Idun, Freja, Frigga, or any of the goddesses that Marvel has already created lying around waiting to be used. Heck, let's just make up a character out of whole cloth and give her the powers of Thor. Why bother giving an existing character any kind of development?

Let me make one more point here, I have no problem, none what so ever, with a woman being able to heft Mjolnir (Captain America did it) or even getting the powers of Thor (Beta Ray Bill did it). What I have a problem with is Marvel saying that the only way a woman can do either of those things is if Thor is no longer worthy of the title of Thunder God. Saying that the only way a woman can get ahead is if a man is ousted is the completely wrong message to send. Why couldn't we do the same thing that we did with Beta Ray Bill and have her heft the hammer and be given Thor's power, then try a determine who is more worthy of the hammer? Why does Thor have to be disgraced in order for a woman to move into his role?

This decision just cements my belief that there is nothing left in modern comics for me. I'm done with everything except back issues, and those are from last century.

Thursday, July 10, 2014

Is That a Challenge?

In the latest episode of The Hammer Podcasts! I laid down a challenge to the listeners. Do you have any topics that you want to hear me talk about? If I get enough topics in, I promise that I will release episode more often than once a month. So, do you have something you want me to talk about? It could be something new or just more in depth on something I've already covered. The only rule is it has to be geeky in nature. Please feel free to send your submissions to

Oh, and if you missed the episode, here is the direct download for you:

Thursday, July 3, 2014

Assistant Editors' Month

I wanted to let everyone know that July is going to be Assistant Editors' Month over on Two True Freaks. The premise is that Scott and Chris (the titular Freaks) will be taking the month off from their Monthly Monday shows and letting others on the network take the reigns. Why do I tell you all this? Because yours truly will be on TWO of these shows!

On Monday, July 7th, I will be on Star Wars Monthly Monday, along with Dr. Bill Robinson (of Back to the Bins fame) and Scott Ryfun (of Dinner 4 Geeks).

On Monday, July 21st I will be on Comics Monthly Monday, along with Paul Spataro (also of Back to the Bins fame) and Michael Bailey (of just about every other podcast, but mainly Views from the Longbox).

So tune in and find out what all the hype is about.