A Link to the Masses

Josh Link
Film, television, and comic book news, analysis, and recommendations.
Created 20 Sep 2021
  • You’ve Never Read Ash?!
    16 Nov 2021 • 3 min read • 1 0
    I’m trying something new this week! “You’ve Never Read…?!” will be an ongoing retrospective series on comic series, runs, and storylines that had major ramifications for the industry or received criti...
  • The Ben Reilly Saga Concludes
    09 Nov 2021 • 7 min read • 1 0
    Nothing lasts forever. Mainstream superhero comics as an art form have some unique attributes and challenges that make them different from other storytelling mediums. Some popular characters have been...
  • Your Friendly Neighborhood Ben Reilly
    02 Nov 2021 • 4 min read • 1 0
    Ben Reilly in his new Spider-Man costume as drawn by Dan Jurgens in Sensational Spider-Man #0. With Peter Parker (who was previously revealed to be a clone) and Mary Jane riding off into the sunset, B...
  • The Night(s) He Came Home
    31 Oct 2021 • 8 min read • 2 0
    Michael Myers from Halloween (1978). Warning: there will be spoilers for every Halloween movie featuring Michael Myers throughout this piece. Michael Myers. The Shape. The Boogeyman. He’s the star of ...
  • Will the Real Peter Parker Please Stand Up?
    26 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    When last we left our intrepid heroes, the mother of all bombshells was dropped: the person we thought was the original Peter Parker for the last two decades was actually a clone, and Ben Reilly was a...
  • J.M. DeMatteis on Ben Reilly
    19 Oct 2021 • 3 min read • 3 0
    Ben Reilly: Spider-Man #1 by J.M. DeMatteis, David Baldeon, and Israel Silva on sale in January! This week’s edition of my Ben Reilly retrospective series is a bit different. Legendary Spider-Man writ...
  • The Mark of Kaine
    12 Oct 2021 • 7 min read • 2 0
    Kaine is easily one of the most interesting characters to come out of the “Clone Saga” of the ‘90s. He pops up in the earliest Ben Reilly stories first as a shadowy background figure and later as an o...
  • Send in the Clone
    05 Oct 2021 • 4 min read • 3 0
    One thing you may have noticed about last week’s chapter of the Ben Reilly Saga is that the name “Ben Reilly” was never uttered by any of the characters at any point in the comics that were covered. T...
  • 31* Horror Films in 31 Days
    30 Sep 2021 • 1 min read • 1 2
    It has become a Spooky Season tradition for me to watch one horror film a day for the entire month of October leading up to Halloween. I pick out a theme of some sort, put together my list, and then e...
  • The Birth of Ben Reilly
    29 Sep 2021 • 3 min read • 2 0
    I hate Miles Warren. I absolutely loathe him. He is a completely irredeemable character whose actions make me nauseous, he makes terrible grooming choices, and his costume and alter-ego make zero sens...
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