And You Thought It Was Safe(?)


Our Greatest Challenge
November 16, 2012, 11:03 am
Filed under: Housekeeping, News from Within the Empire

Recorded in 2009: my grandfather – displaying one of his many superpowers – provides a beautiful answer to a stupid question.

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An Announcement: In Requiem
November 11, 2012, 8:12 am
Filed under: Housekeeping, News from Within the Empire
My grandfather, the hero.

My grandfather, the hero.

My grandfather, Col. Herbert E. Carter (USAF, Ret.) died Thursday afternoon at the East Alabama Medical Center in Opelika. He was 95. He is survived by his three children, including my mother, and an ever-increasing number of grand- and great-grandchildren, all of whom are slowly but surely making their way down south this week. Including me.

I’ll be waking up at 4 a.m. to catch a flight out on Tuesday for the funeral, and remaining as long as my mother needs. Obviously, this will cause some disruptions around here, as I’ve no idea what, if anything, I’ll be able to produce from the road. So I thank you in advance for your patience and understanding in these times. Any donations to the family may be given to Cecil, as usual.



Gone Conning…
August 10, 2012, 12:22 pm
Filed under: Housekeeping, News from Within the Empire

Geek Girl ConAs you’ve probably noticed, they’ll be no Friday review this week so that we here at AYTIWS Central might batten down our hatches for a quick trip up the coast. By the time you read this, I’ll most likely be on the road, headed to Geek Girl Con 2012 in Seattle. I’ll do our best to snap cool pictures, make wry observations, and more-or-less stalk two of my favorite Batman comic book authors, Gail Simone and Greg Ruka, who’re both scheduled to speak on various topics at various times. Wish us Bon Voyage and I’ll see you all Monday, when I plan to post pictures, or Wednesday, when I hope to hit with both barrels as I review of something…super…stay tuned…



A Podcast from the After Movie Diner Rises
July 30, 2012, 3:25 am
Filed under: Housekeeping, News from Within the Empire, Podcasts | Tags: ,

The After Movie Diner Presents The Dark Knight TrilogyBecause there’s no such thing as too much Batman, my superhero expertise and I joined the incomparable Jon X of The After Movie Diner to discuss the whole of Chris Nolan’s trilogy, from the Bat’s humble Beginnings to his still-recent Rise.

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Coming soon…
June 28, 2012, 3:46 pm
Filed under: Housekeeping, News from Within the Empire, The Stories | Tags: ,

Stygian

Cover image by Roger Johansen. Design by Fifth Planet.



A Podcast from the After Movie Diner Walks Among Us
May 16, 2012, 12:15 am
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We've put a team together...

We've put a team together...

Having connived and blackmailed my way into become his “fount of all comic book knowledge and information” I sat down with Jon X of the After Movie Diner to discuss all six of the films that currently compose Earth 199,999 (otherwise known as the Marvel Cinematic Universe). Listen here

or you can visit the After Movie Diner’s website and download this or any of Jon’s other wonderful podcasts to your mobile device of choice on Stitcher, iTunes or Talkshoe. (And while you’re there, you could do worse than give Jon the highest rating possible and – who knows – maybe even a review.)

Those six films are, of course, Iron Man, The Incredible Hulk, Iron Man 2, Thor, Captain America: The First Avenger and The Avengers, which long-time readers (both of you) watched me suffer through in real time. New readers: now’s your chance to blow some dust off these old reviews and discover all the wonderful ways I’ve contradicted myself over the years. More to come this Friday.



Return of the Podcast from the After Movie Diner
December 19, 2011, 11:15 am
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No, I’m not dead, I’m just on vacation, thousands of miles from my equipment and the numerous films on my To Review list. That’ll continue for (at least) the next eleven days.

In the meantime, enjoy this episode of the After Movie Diner podcast, in which host Jon Cross and I discuss three DIY superhero films you might’ve seen around here recently: Defendor, Super and my perennial favorite, Kick-Ass. And happy holidays.