Mack Richardson A web designer, comic book nerd & video gamer living (and working) the small town dream in Kernersville, NC

More Part-Time Jobs for Superheroes

Ever wonder what the world’s mightiest heroes have to do to make ends meet? I sure have…
…and so has Chow Hon Lam. Chow has a few fantastic ideas on the jobs which our favorite superheroes (and supervillains) might resort to keep the lights on. Check out his fantastic illustrations on …

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Web Design Superpowers Collection: CSS Animation

In my post on the evolution…more correctly, regeneration…of the Dr. Who logo over it’s 50+ year history I wanted to add a bit of flair by making the TARDIS, the Doctor’s Time Machine, materialize after the page loaded. Using CSS3’s @keyframes rule I was able to create a nice materialization …

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Kerry Callen’s Amazing Animated Comic Book Covers

Sometimes I find something so cool that I have to share it with the world. Kerry Callen’s amazing animated comic book covers certainly fit that bill. He’s a fantastic comic book artist whose work has a Golden Age sensibility while still being funny and undeniably modern. His animated covers are …

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2014. It’s the New 1975

Break out your bell bottoms, suede vests and platform shoes…1975 is here again.
Well…sorta. See, calendars repeat from time to time. During a 28 year cycle a year will start on the same day of the week as previous years 3 times (If your interest is piqued, read more about …

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The Most Beautiful Superhero Hoodies Money Can’t Buy

While taking care of some last minute Christmas shopping online, I ran across the most beautiful superhero hoodies I’ve ever seen! (Seriously, take a closer look below and try to keep from drooling) I furiously clicked links to get to the store where I could surrender my hard-earned dollars. No …

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Part-Time Jobs for Superheroes

Even Earth’s mightiest heroes have to pay the bills. Tights and capes can cost a fortune in dry cleaning alone. Ever wondered what superheroes would do to earn extra cash? I sure have.
Apparently, I’m in good company. Chow Hon Lam shares his ideas on the jobs at which our favorite …

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I’m a Grown Man, but I Bought This…USS Vengeance

It’s no secret that I’m a long-time fan of Star Trek. As a kid (in the bad ol’days before Netflix, DVDs or even VCRs) I would watch our local CBS affiliate’s occasional 24-hour Star Trek marathons with a sense of excitement akin to opening presents on Christmas morning. If any …

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Top Five Bad-Ass Batman Comic Book Moments

Batman is not just part of the DC Trinity and one of the most recognized fictional characters in the world, he’s MY favorite comic book superhero and — for better or worse — responsible for my love of comic books that endures to this day. I’ve been cataloging my …

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My Five Favorite Superman Artists

With his debut in Action Comics #1 in 1939, Superman launched the comic book superhero. During his long history, the Man of Steel’s adventures have been illustrated by many of the greatest artists in the comic book industry. These five artists are not only great illustrators and storytellers but during …

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Regeneration of a Logo

As a little nerdling, I was fortunate that my local PBS station carried the adventures of the mysterious Doctor Who every Saturday afternoon. My childhood friend, Lyle Payne, introduced me to the time-travelling tales of the peculiar Time Lord one rainy Saturday when outdoor activity was out of the question …

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Graphicly Abandons Digital Comics Distribution for eBooks Distribution

Digital Comics Distributor Graphicly announced to Comics Alliance that it is changing it’s business model. Effective immediately Graphicly will cease selling digital comics for the proprietary Graphicly app and focus on their Digital Distribution Platform, which puts comics — and other media — in the iBookstore, Kindle store, Nook store, …

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Why the Raspberry Pi will save the UK

I normally don’t add my comments to links I post, but I felt compelled to write a few words on this one. In Why the Raspberry Pi will Save the UK, Pete Nelson rightfully cites the Industrial Revolution’s beginnings in the UK as a contrast to the sorry state of British manufacture in the late 20th and early 21st centuries. Unfortunately, the libertarian in me couldn’t help but notice he forgets that the Industrial Revolution that gave rise to Britain’s greatness did not happen because of government actions of the kind that he advocates to restore Britain’s industrial fortunes.

This is where the Raspberry Pi can save us: it’s now affordable for the government to equip any child in this country with a machine which they could take home with them and play with. Furthermore if the government keeps its promise to stop giving lessons about how to use Microsoft Word and start teaching some decent subjects we will soon have a generation of highly-skilled workers at our fingertips ready to export product to the world.

I applaud the technology and ingenuity that created the Raspberry Pi and Mr. Nelson’s desire to see the industry of his country set right. However, getting the government to “equip” children with a computer and depending on government promises to fix educational problems that it created seems an odd place to pin the hopes for the future.

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Fan-Made Avengers Trailer Using 1960s Marvel Cartoons

A nice marriage of the Marvel Superhero Cartoons of the 1960s and the trailer for 2012’s Avengers Assemble film. My only complaint (more of a nitpick) is the 1990’s Nick Fury clips. This particular nit can’t be picked, though, since Director Fury didn’t appear in any of the ’60s Marvel cartoons. All in all, very cool.

Watch the Real Trailer on YouTube

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Under a democratic government, the citizens exercise the powers of sovereignty…

Under a democratic government, the citizens exercise the powers of sovereignty; and those powers will be first abused, and afterwards lost, if they are committed to an unwieldy multitude. Edward Gibbon, The History of the Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Ch. 2

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