The Best Superman Stories since 2000

And an evening throwback: one of my older posts from Sourcerer about some of my favorite Superman stories. Go give it a look.



by Jeremy DeFatta

Much as this year is Batman’s 75th birthday, last year (the year of Man of Steel) was Superman’s. I’d like to commemorate that in much the same way I’ve been approaching this blogging thing so far, so here are my top five favorite Superman stories from the past 15 years, listed in no particular order. Superman fans are likely familiar with most or all of these, which should help get some discussion moving, but readers unfamiliar with the character’s more recent exploits will hopefully find helpful suggestions for new reading material.

All-Star Supermanby Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely

I imagine a lot, if not most, of my readers have heard of this acclaimed Grant Morrison story. This is basically Morrison’s love letter to Silver Age Superman, and he does not disappoint. The basic premise is that Superman is dying and he has a limited amount of…

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4 Video Games That Make Me Want a New Console

In the spirit of the recent E3 (and despite still no announcement of Fallout 4), here is a post I did at Sourcerer awhile back on four games that make me wish I could afford a next-gen console. Enjoy!


by Jeremy DeFatta

Good day, everyone! Though my primary area of specialization here at Sourcerer is comic books, I am also a gamer—video games, tabletop role-playing games, you name it. Today, I want to lay out a few of the games that make me wish I had more  disposable income. Please note: I am not attempting to incite any sort of argument between console loyalist factions; I have switched sides several times myself over the years and find the constant bickering tiring. Please, if you wish to comment, avoid this particular subject. Thank you and enjoy!

The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt

Though I didn’t get the chance to finish the original Witcher game because of its spotty release in the US, The Witcher 2 is one of my favorite games on last generation’s consoles. The Witcher games are dark, violent, and most definitely intended to be played by adults. I…

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Who’s ready for some Game of Thrones?

After tonight’s episode of Game of Thrones, I feel like another old reblog is in order. Enjoy!


by Jeremy DeFatta

Good afternoon, everyone! It’s only 3 days until the season four premiere of Game of Thrones. I thought a little music to help get everyone in the mood might be in order. Here is a video of Cosplay Piano’s version of the opening theme from the series, with special bonus Lyanna Stark cosplay included.

Hopefully you are all duly pumped now. What is everyone looking forward to this season? (Book-readers, let’s keep the spoilers to a minimum, please.) What are you hoping for this season? Share your thoughts in the comments below.

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Injustice: Year Two – A Review

A review of Tom Taylor’s Injustice I did awhile back over at Sourcerer.



by Jeremy DeFatta

My review for this week is Tom Taylor and Bruno Redondo’s Injustice: Year Two #2 digital-first edition (released on Jan. 21), which is the middle third of the print copy of Injustice: Year Two #1, which was released in full on Jan. 15 if my sources are correct. Confused yet? Good!

This is a story meant to upset the status quo and send you reeling. Let’s dive in, shall we?

Injustice in its entirety is a tie-in to a video game by the creators of Mortal Kombat. The comic is intended to be a prequel of sorts to set up the world in which the game is set, and it is a terrifically unfamiliar version of the DC Universe. The basic premise is this: the Joker comes to Metropolis on a murder spree and pulls off his greatest atrocities ever. Superman, who is eternally at war within…

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Because who doesn’t like Dragon Ball Z?

Here was one of my miscellaneous posts at Sourcerer that featured the quality entertainment to be found on the Internet–in this case, it was Team Four Star’s Dragonball Z Abridged


by Jeremy DeFatta

Good day, everyone! I have a little treat for all of you today. Those of you who are fans of Dragonball Z, anime in general, and/or Internet comedy likely already know about Team Four Star, but I want to say a bit about them here.

Over the past five years, Team Four Star has produced a high quality, abridged version of Dragonball Z with a funny and talented cast of voice actors. To fans of the source material: do not worry; these guys are not making fun. They actually do it full justice and add a lot of humor that was absent from the original. That, and many of the voice actors sound very similar to the original American dubbed voice cast.

I recommend visiting TFS’s YouTube channel to watch the DBZA series, as well as funny videos of the team playing video games while in character…

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Competing Fandoms: Or, why I am not a Whovian or Harry Potter fan, and never will be (but that’s ok).

This is perhaps one of my most controversial posts. What do you think of this?


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by Jeremy DeFatta

Initial disclaimer: Everything here  is my own personal opinion and does not reflect on the other bloggers here, who will likely disagree with me and may not even like that I wrote this. I will never claim that the things I do not personally enjoy are worthless or stupid in any way; they simply aren’t for me, and I’d like to understand why. My time as a teacher has taught me that controversial topics often elicit the best responses, so here we go!

How often do we wonder why we enjoy the things we do? In Nerd Culture, we have many, many fandoms devoted to all sorts of things we enjoy in comics, science fiction, fantasy, horror, hybrids of these things, etc. But do we ever really stop to wonder what about a certain something tickles our fancy? Let’s dive into a couple that are sure…

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Summer Reading Recommendations

Just thought I’d put my summer reading recommendations over here, too.


by Jeremy DeFatta

Good day, everyone! Below are a few of my recommendations for summer reading categorized by genre. I hope you enjoy them. I’ll note which ones I haven’t yet read myself. I’d like to get a discussion going with other first-time readers on a few of these books. This is a combination list of things I’d like to see more people read and things I plan to read myself this summer. Let’s dive in.

Lit Fic

The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay by Michael Chabon.

This Pultizer Prize-winning novel recounts the fictional lives of Jewish comic book creators (writers and artists, men and women) trying to make it in 1930s New York—the beginning of the Golden Age of comics. I imagine this will appeal to a large number of comics fans.


The Black Company by Glen Cook

This is the first book in what has become one of my…

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