THE BLIND BUY: A Journey Through The ‘ZATOICHI’ Series


by Kenneth Kimbrough

PART I – The Tale of Zatoichi

It’s time for me to talk about something very near and dear to my heart—movies. More specifically, Japanese movies. And even more specifically, Japanese swordfighting movies.

Since the front page has been loaded with comics reviews lately (Which is excellent! Keep up the hard work, everyone.), I thought it might be time for me to launch a new series following the exploits of the one, the only, Zatoichi—a blind swordsman just as much expert fighter as he is cunning trickster. Continue reading


REVIEW: “Doc Savage” #1

(Dynamite Entertainment, 2013)

Review by Kenneth Kimbrough

Writer: Chris Roberson
Pencils and Inks: Bilquis Evely
Colors: Daniela Miwa
Letters: Rob Steen

Let me preface this review by saying that I only have a passing knowledge of Doc Savage. That’s not to say that I don’t know anything about him. I know that he represents peak physical and mental condition, that he believes in reforming criminals rather than arresting them, and that Continue reading


REVIEW: “Superior Spider-Man” #23

(Marvel Comics, 2013)

Review by Kenneth Kimbrough

Writers: Dan Slott & Christos Gage
Pencils: Humberto Ramos
Inks: Victor Olazaba
Colors: Edgar Delgado
Letters: Chris Eliopoulos

Sometimes, all you want from a Spider-Man book is some symbiotes, spider-bots, and subplots. In this issue, Dan Slott and Christos Gage deliver that in spades. After the previous issue’s exposition-heavy script, I’m glad to see many of the story threads move forward. Continue reading