Happy 2018!

2017 was a really wild ride politically, but hopefully this year I can stay in the saddle with all my priorities and not get too distracted from the things I can do by the things I can’t.

Later today, I’ll be posting an essay on why X-Men: Days of Future Past (2014) fundamentally broke the continuity of the X-Men film franchise, and how I think the fanchise could instead have achieved its major goal (bringing back Jean and Scott by making X-Men: The Last Stand not happen) without totally breaking its temporal continuity.

In the meantime, though, I finished writing up the interview I did with Dr. Sheena Howard about Superb, the book she and David Walker (Luke Cage) are writing for the Catalyst Prime line at Lion Forge.

Dr. Howard speaking to a reporter at NYCC 2017 (by Melissa Willhouse // Willhouse Media)

You can read the article here at Capeless Crusader, and you should: her writing process with Mr. Walker is really cool.

Anyway, see you all later today!

CAPELESS CRUSADER: Box Office Predictions for ‘Thor: Ragnarok’

Okay, so this week, in anticipation of Thor: Ragnarok releasing in the U.S. on Friday, I crunched the numbers and figured out, pretty much, the way I anticipate this movie to gross, both on its opening weekend and for its whole run. I’ll probably do a follow up in about a month to fine tune my predictions with the help of its weekly drops, but for now, check out the article here on Capeless Crusader for my methods, math, and the prediction itself.

Tomorrow, I expect to finish my interview with Steve Orlando, so keep your eyes peeled for that!

There’s Nazis in Virginia…

…and in response, Gail Simone started the #ComicsHatesNazis hashtag.


I wrote up a post focused on response to the hashtag, and you can read it over at CapelessCrusader.org.

Not sure what my first major post is going to be, but I should have something substantial for here on Monday!  Stay safe this weekend, and remember: as important as it is to make Nazis afraid again, it’s just as important to look after the people that Nazis want to obliterate.

Take care of your Jewish friends, your friends of color, your queer friends, your Muslim friends, and your disabled friends this weekend.  If you can, support people financially.  If you have the energy, offer physical and emotional support even if you’re not sure they’ll accept it.

Make sure that you’re doing everything you can, because no matter who you are, there is something you can do.  There’s a great list in this tweet thread: