JESSICA JONES Season 3 & The Entire Marvel/Netflix Viewing Order In Haiku Form

This suggested viewing order prioritizes enjoyment over plot-point continuity, because watching for “the order things happen in” is the time-suckiest way, and not ultimately rewarding, because the shows are based on comic books, and as comics fans, we KNOW continuity to be a fool’s errand. JESSICA JONES Season 3 is effectively the last chapter of the Marvel-Netflix…

X-Men’s DARK PHOENIX Comes Out This Week, So We Should Probably Impeach Trump ASAP, Right?

The DARK PHOENIX film premieres this week, representing the second cinematic version of, arguably, the most important story arc in the history of the X-Comics. But in the real world, Donny Trump, astonishingly, is still our President. (Fair warning, this post is purposefully premised on a non sequitur, but there’ll also be pretty art from…

What GODZILLA, An Asian-American Icon, Has Been Trying To Tell Us For Like 65 Godzilladamned Years Now

What better way to close out Asian Pacific American Heritage Month than with release of a new GODZILLA film by director Michael Dougherty, who is of mixed-race Asian heritage (his mother is Vietnamese) from Columbus, Ohio. As we know, one of Godzilla’s most endearing traits is he hardly, if ever, says anything in a language…

MELANCHOLYBALL Season A Is On The Way! Support Via Patreon And It’ll Happen!

This here blog Melancholyball.com is also the hub for my production company, Melancholyball Media. I’m pleased to announce that our slate of projects-in-development has reached the stage where we may as well call it what it is: A full season of independently-produced live entertainment, stage performances, videos and theme parties, ideally to culminate in production…

AVENGERS:ENDGAME Spoiler-Saturated Super-Strong Podcast With The NERDS OF COLOR!

Keith Chow from NOC and I assemble many, though hardly all, of our thoughts on Marvel’s AVENGERS: ENDGAME. Among other topics, I try to disambiguate a common misunderstanding about SUPERHUMAN STRENGTH, as it’s conceived in comic books. Superhuman strength has nothing to do with human body type: you can be short, tall, wide, skinny, but…