Ray Van Horn, Jr. is a veteran entertainment journalist whose writing and live photography has been featured in Blabbermouth.net, Dee Snider’s House of Hair Online, Fangoria.com, Horror News.net, About.com Heavy Metal, MetalManiacs, New Noise, Music Dish, AMP, Hails & Horns, Unrestrained,Noisecreep, Impose, Pit, The Big Takeover.com, Rough Edge.com, Pitriff and others. His blog The Metal Minute won a “Best Personal Blog” award in 2009 from Metal Hammer magazine and he wrote and produced his own hard rock e-zine, Retaliate.

He has contributed essays to UK author Neil Daniels’ Iron Maiden and ZZ Top biographies. Ray’s fiction has been published in various periodicals and anthologies, including his flash fiction piece “Off the Record” for Akashic Books’ “Mondays Are Murder” noir series. His recent short stories “Before the Ball” and “Widow” were featured in subsequent editions of Alex S. Johnson’s Axes of Evil anthologies. Ray wrote serialized original superhero fiction for Cyber Age Adventures and five of those stories appear in the anthology Playing Solitaire. He was the winner of Quantum Muse’s fiction contest in 1999.

Ray is a former NHL game analyst for The Hockey Nut and one-time host of the forum “Comic Books” at ReadWave. He has done beat reporting, photography and lifestyle articles for Metromix, an affiliate of The Baltimore Sun, Carroll Magazine, The Northern News and The Emmitsburg Dispatch.

Friday, August 1, 2014

MSN Movies Picks the Worst Superhero Films Ever

I don't read all of MSN's "Best of" and "Worst of" Hollywood series, but being the comic nerd that I am, I jumped all over this.  Kudos, they nailed it by blowing raspberries at the biggest leather 'n spandex stinkers to this point, albeit I have a small soft spot for Jennifer Garner's Elektra.  I repeat, a small soft spot.

This was well-researched and it pulled some films the average superhero film junkie likely never knew existed.  I would've put Superman III in place of Superman IV:  The Quest for Peace, though both are assured turkeys.  How MSN missed Dolph Lundgren's abysmal outing in The Punisher is beyond me, but God bless them if they missed that dreck altogether.

Check it out:


                Listenin' to:  Jane's Addiction - Nothing's Shocking

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