Author Archives: Dan Cali

About Dan Cali

Currently building a time machine so I can have more time to consume comics, movies, and all things cool. Follow my ramblings at https://creators.co/@dpc and rottingbrains.wordpress.com or tweet me @RottingBrainz

A Shrouded Mystery Continues In ‘Hero Killer’

By | November 14, 2018

Mainstream comics have been grabbing a lot of headlines as of late and not for the right reasons. Creators are attacking each other, shock tactics are overshadowing storytelling, and flashy covers are being used to sell lackluster stories. It seems like it’s getting harder to find that diamond (of a comic) in the rough. And… Read More »

Digital Comics vs Print: Dawn of the Digital Age

By | July 15, 2018

I have been collecting comics for about twenty-four years and things have certainly changed since my first trip to the comic book store. I still remember walking into Bad Guy Comics and being mesmerized by Dennis Janke’s cover of Man of Steel #1. I just had to have it. Back then, I was limited to… Read More »

Star Wars Gets Despecialized, And It’s Spectacular

By | February 7, 2018

  My love of Star Wars began a long time ago when I was just thirteen years old. I saw the original trilogy when it played on TV as a holiday special.  Back then, Live-TV and On-Demand didn’t exist, and consequently the trilogy was interrupted by commercials, and edited. Although it wasn’t the ideal way… Read More »

‘The Last Jedi’ Force Chokes Audience With Hype, Fails To Resonate

By | December 21, 2017

A long time ago…I started writing this article. In fact, I started it immediately after seeing The Last Jedi on opening night. Since then, I’ve been wrestling with my initial feelings about the film. I’ve been listening to podcasts, watching YouTube videos, and reading articles that breakdown the film, and vary in opinion. I did… Read More »

Netflix’s ‘The Babysitter’ Is ‘Home Alone’ On Acid

By | November 7, 2017

I’m not a big horror movie fan. That said, I can enjoy the occasional horror flick that is infused with comedy such as Cabin In The Woods, Army Of Darkness, Zombieland, and others. When I clicked on #Netflix’s The Babysitter, I didn’t know what to expect. To be honest, I was half awake when I hit play.… Read More »

Deadpool vs. Old Man Logan (2017) #1: A Total Blood Bath

By | October 21, 2017

Logan is one of my favorite #X-Men movies to date. I know that’s an odd thing to say since most of the X-Men were absent from the movie. Honestly, I’ll miss Hugh Jackman as Wolverine, but what if Fox Studios can convince Hugh to return to the role? Wouldn’t it be cool to see Logan’s… Read More »

Middleswarth Potato Chips Is All That, And Then Some

By | October 18, 2017

This past weekend I visited Hershey, Pennsylvania to celebrate my seventh wedding anniversary. When you hear someone say “Hershey”, you probably think of candy bars and s’mores. I’d usually think of those sweet things when I heard the H word too. Not any more though. The next time I hear someone say Hershey I’m going… Read More »

Marvel Comics And Marvel Studios Are Coming To A Crossroad

By | October 16, 2017

Some things just go well together, like: macaroni and cheese, beer and football, and — for comic book fans — writer Jason Aaron and artist Esad Ribic. You might remember them from their wildly successful run on Thor: God of Thunder. This time they’re back and shaking up the entire Marvel Universe with their one-shot… Read More »

‘No Romance’ Is A Hilarious And True Look At Dating

By | September 12, 2017

  Ever wonder what single guys talk about after they get a few drinks in them? Would you like to take a peek into their minds so that you can better understanding them? Well, look no further. Tony McDougall (comic book lover and author of Hero Killer) decided to do the impossible: explain what makes guys… Read More »