Star Wars: Andor – First Impressions

Welcome back to Midlands Generalist, the blog where we talk about currently airing genre TV. That's our brand now. That's what happens here. Oh well, at least it sort of motivates me to get stuff out in a timely manner. Anyway, this week we're talking about Andor, the newest Star Wars streaming series out of … Continue reading Star Wars: Andor – First Impressions

Undiscovered Country and Art from Trump’s America – A Comic Book Essay

A Note from Your Author: Greetings Fellow Travelers, I wrote this back in June and just sort of left it to sit. I'm publishing it now because the school year is starting and I want to say I wrote something in the last two months. I hope you enjoy. I'm a fan of pro wrestling, … Continue reading Undiscovered Country and Art from Trump’s America – A Comic Book Essay

Digital Comics Re-Examined – Seven Months Later

A while back, I wrote a pair of pieces about several new digital initiatives in the comics industry. I talked about the growing rise in creator-owned content on the Substack platform, partnerships between major creators and digital publishers, and a pivot towards new mediums of distribution for more traditional superhero stuff. Well it's been seven … Continue reading Digital Comics Re-Examined – Seven Months Later

Scott Snyder, Best Jacket Press and the Future of Comic Books

I've mentioned before that the first comic I bought for myself was 2011's Batman #1, written by Scott Snyder and with art by Greg Capullo. What I don't think I've mentioned is that I bought that comic book on the shiny new Kindle Fire that I'd gotten as a Christmas present in 2011. I bought … Continue reading Scott Snyder, Best Jacket Press and the Future of Comic Books

Comic Book Review: Rorschach by Tom King and Jorge Fornés

Author's Note: I've tried to write various permutations of this essay going as far back as March or April of this year. To heck with it, let's just go with the classical book review. A Rorschach test is a psychoanalytical tool that is most often used to explore a subject's way of thinking or emotional … Continue reading Comic Book Review: Rorschach by Tom King and Jorge Fornés