Daredevil Season 3- “Tapestry”

By: John D. Pepe My father told me growing up, on more than one occasion, that “The choices we make dictate our lives.” How true that statement is. That little piece of wisdom has stuck with me my entire life, helping guide my decisions, making me cognizant of the potential outcomes, both good and bad,…

Altered Carbon- “A World Without God”

By: John D. Pepe Altered Carbon is a 10-episode series on Netflix, one that I begrudgingly started watching because the one and only TV had been bogarted by my friends during our weekend trip. At first, I did not warm to the dystopian, Blade Runner-isk, sci-fi, but by the end of the second episode I…

The Lone Wolf-Chapter 5

This is the final chapter I will be posting from my book (at least for a time) In our last chapter Remence was unable to convince the council that there was the might orc threat heading to their village.  This is only confirmed by a vanguard of fifty orcs showing up on their doorstep.  The…

The Lone Wolf-Chapter 3

In chapter 3 we pick up with Remence trying, unsuccessfully, to convince his tribe to flee. We their scouts return it is not an army of orcs but fifty.  Remence tries to persuade the council that this is just a vanguard for the real army, but his pleas fall on deaf ears. Chapter 3 Do…

Defenders: Unity/Family

Matthew Murdock. The blind lawyer from Hell’s Kitchen has thrown himself into his pro bono work in the hopes of putting the Devil, and the loss of a woman he loved, aside. But the devote Catholic can’t escape the remorse he feels for her death, nor can he escape the draw he feels of his…

Iron Fist “Duality of Life”

          By: John D. Pepe       The first time I watched the Iron Fist series I was left with a feeling of disappointment. It just seemed to miss that “something” that the other Netflix Marvel Series had.  I reluctantly decided to give it a second viewing, but watched with…

Daredevil: “Violence, Is It Ever Justified?”

  By: John D. Pepe I had a near fisticuffs about six weeks ago and it made me think of the series Daredevil and our nation’s willingness to embrace violence.  It has been a while since I finished the series but remembering the second season, and the contrast between Daredevil and Punisher’s philosophy of meting…

“Aging”

    By: John D. Pepe   Man, it is hard getting older.  Now that I’m firmly settled in my forties (45 to be exact), I empathize with this “older” Logan.  I’ve always been active, still am, but not unlike Wolverine it hurts to extend my claws, so to speak. I’ve been a practicing martial…