Five Sides of Greatness

As some of you are aware, I’m a pro-wrestling fan. While I’ve followed sports entertainment very closely for my entire life, just recently something very special transpired in TNA Wrestling that would go amiss by even the most astute observer.


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Frozen Firsts












Oh and by the by, THIS is the movie that should’ve happened.






Review: Kevin Keller Mini-Series #1-4



I’m still trying to wrap my head around the fact that somehow when no one was looking, Archie became the coolest kid in the room. Forget 90 percent of the titles being churned out by the Big Two. If you’re looking for quality and progressive comics, Archie is where it’s at. Yes Archie. Yes, you read that sentence correctly. No, I am not joking. Yes, we could be in Bizarro World. Let me get back to you on that one.

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Rise of the Urban Fantasy Author

Continuing the ‪‎West of Sunset‬ Virtual Book Tour, yours truly sits down for a one on one interview where I discuss diversity in urban fantasy and speculative media in general, the bigotries and hurdles that minority artists face in our day to day, my inspiration for penning my latest release, West of Sunset and what’s on the horizon.

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Surviving Evil

Trigger Warning: Rape Survivors

This video illustrates why Charisma Carpenter is a true heroine both on and off screen.


You’re A Wonder, Wonder Woman



White Rage

So noted homophobe and racist douchebag Chuck Dixon and some other loser not even worth mentioning are throwing a hissy fit and demanding we bring back white supremacy to comics.

I’m sure this is all objective and has nothing to do with the fact that Dixon’s career has tanked because enough of us have gotten fed up with his bigoted bullshit.

As if that wasn’t pathetic enough, fellow racist and homophobe John “Blonde Latinas/Hispanic Women Look Like Hookers” Byrne is throwing a hissy fit his damn self because that uppity colored boy is going to portray the Human Torch in the Fantastic Four reboot. 

I find it interesting that I never hear about the whitewashing that takes place in comic book movies (Fox from Wanted, Talia and Bane from Dark Knight Rising for starters). But let some PoCs get some screentime and then it’s nerd rage with swastikas to boot.

And before they or their apologists start crying about free speech or first amendment, a message from our friends at


And for the Dixons and Byrnes of the world, I only have one question to ask:



White Privilege, Huh?


Oh so that’s what the kids mean by irony.

White privilege as in why this no-talented, race-baiting, queer profiteering opportunistic piece of shit has a career in the first place.

But don’t look at me, I warned all of you about this creep ages ago.





West of Sunset: The Official Release

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My name is Dennis R. Upkins and I’m excited to announce that my second title, West of Sunset, is out from Parker Publishing and I think you should check it out.

West of Sunset is a new kind of urban fantasy with a new kind of hero.

In two action-packed comedy adventures, the world is introduced to one Brecken Everett, an overachieving college student who moonlights as a wizard detective.

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I Believe In The Dark Knight

Dennis R. Upkins

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A true storyteller can often have the best insight on human condition. After all, in order to tell our stories, bards must have an intimate understanding of the forces that drive us. Within most of us, there is a struggle, an arc, a journey that is ruled by an internal conflict.

Often the key to said conflict can stare back at us the entire time.

Which brings us to the Dark Knight, the second of Christopher Nolan’s trilogy which I had the opportunity to rewatch the other night.

As for the movie itself, I think everything that needed to be said has been said: Christian Bale was a solid lead; the late Heath Ledger actually surpassed all the hype in his performance and Aaron Eckhart didn’t get the credit he deserved for his role as Harvey Dent.

Throughout the film, Bruce Wayne was seeking a white knight for Gotham. Someone pure…

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