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Alien superhero story – with a twist

What if Ma and Pa Kent had rescued and adopted a juvenile Kryptonian delinquent? In "Blackburn," Tori and Kyle Breyer (Elizabeth Banks, David Denman) adopt Brandon (Jackson Dunn) whose capsule crashed on the outer reaches of the Breyer farm.As he matures, Brandon discovers an immunity to pain ...

Thrash metal giants Slayer coming to WV

On Monday, May 13, four bands will descend on the Big Sandy Superstore Arena in Huntington like the Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse. With each band being a heavy-hitting force to be reckoned with in their own right, concertgoers will experience four titans of extreme heavy metal sharing the ...

Married life suits musicians, The Masons

Husband and wife duo The Masons recently released a new album and are ready to take their unique Americana brand of country rock music on the road in 2019.Based out of Audra, West Virginia, The Masons have been around for nearly 10 years and have released two full-length albums during that ...

All Shook Up: Kick-ass punk country

Sarah Shook & The Disarmers, a punk rock infused country band based out of Chapel Hill, North Carolina, has two highly reviewed albums, an upcoming tour with indie darlings Murder by Death, and big plans for their future.Sarah Shook - a self-defined vegan, bisexual, atheist mom - leads ...

The White Wolf of French Creek

Dating back to pioneer days, western Virginia has had more than its share of weird and unusual creatures seen in hollers, up in the mountains, and deep in the green expanse of forests. One such unusual creature is the white werewolf-like creature that appears in folklore. This tale comes to us ...

Paying homage to ye ol’ Irish (ish) comic characters

St. Patrick's Day is a holiday marking the fifth century death of its namesake, credited with bringing Christianity to his native Ireland.Over the years, it has evolved into a celebration of Irish culture, then a celebration of wearing the color green and drinking copious amounts of alcohol.It ...

Multiversal matchmaking

It's not easy for superheroes, or villains, to find love.Leading a double life and keeping secrets can put a strain on a relationship - especially if it turns out one of you is trying to kill the other when you put on your masks. Even if you clue them in on your secret identity, needing to save ...

These game monikers might bowl you over … or not

As I write this, we're still a few days away from Marshall taking on South Florida in the Bad Boy Mowers Gasparilla Bowl in Tampa, Fla.By the time you read it, the game will be over and, hopefully, the Thundering Herd won. But I'd like to draw your attention back to the fact that they played in ...

A near miss and missing Stan Lee

Twenty years ago, I didn't meet Stan Lee.As a high school graduation gift, my mother took my best friend, Jeff, and me to the Chicago Comic Con. On the second day, we headed over to the massive Marvel Comics booth to see who would be signing autographs when. Suddenly, I heard a familiar ...

Billy Edd Wheeler tribute at Carnegie Hall

Carnegie Hall Presents "High Flying Birds: A Billy Edd Wheeler Tribute" Friday, Nov. 9Carnegie Hall and the West Virginia Music Hall of Fame present "High Flying Birds: A Billy Edd Wheeler Tribute" on Friday, November 9, at 7:30 p.m. in Carnegie Hall's Hamilton Auditorium. Wheeler will be at ...