Pierce Brosnan as Cable in Deadpool 2?

Pierce Brosnan as Cable

Will Pierce Brosnan play Cable in Deadpool 2? That is the big question buzzing the fanboy sites right now, and it’s got me wondering, too. Is this real? Could this actually happen? Are you freakin’ kiddin’ me? As a huge James Bond fan, this is exciting news to think that the 90’s action star would make a comeback as the mutant Cable in the follow-up to Ryan Reynolds’ wildly successful film adaptation of the comic character Deadpool. Both Ryan Reynolds on Instagram and Hugh Jackman on Twitter, or Wolverine from the…

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Batman Origins: The Dark Early Days of the Dark Knight

Batman Origins When it comes to Batman origins, there has been a lot of retconning. Maybe TOO much! That’s why I say, keep it simple. Want to know the true about Batman’s early days, just look at the source material. Batman wasn’t always the nice sweet guy you read about in today’s DC Comics. In his halcyon days, the dude was a stone cold killer! That’s right; Batman had no qualms erasing some faces if that’s what it took to close a case. Excerpt from my article Top Ten Classic Comic…

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Greatest Science Fiction Protagonists and Antagonists

Not super long ago I wrote a couple long lists for OMNI, fleshing out their staff picks for Science Fiction’s Greatest Protagonists, and a separate list for Science Fiction’s Greatest Antagonists (that one was more fun to write for me!). Anyhow I thought the lists were worth a revisit here at Scum Hive. I’d posted links on Reddit (always a mistake), and suffice it to say there was much wailing and gnashing of teeth. But I feel the OMNI staff did a helluva job. No list is comprehensive, and what…

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Followership Lessons from Soundwave the Decepticon

Hey Scum fans,  Check out my latest ode to villainy over at Geeks, where I sing praise to the mighty Decepticon comm officer Soundwave!  One attribute I find most enduring about our sneaky tape-playing spybot is his loyalty. Unlike Starscream, Soundwave doesn’t spend his every waking moment trying to outwit his boss, Meagtron. On the contrary, Soundwave is content (I guess; he never displays any sort of external emotion…of any kind) to do his job and play the part of the good follower. There is honor in that. As a…

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My Geeks Article, ‘Where Would Darth Vader Go On Vacation’

I very excite! Geeks published my short article, Where Would Darth Vader Go on Vacation? which features Scum Hive’s infamous YouTube video, Vader on Vacation: The Parasail Menace! In case you missed the vid, it’s below…but check out the associated article over at Geeks, too, because it goes more in-depth about where Vader is and why… And here’s the link to my original Scum Hive article about it: VADER ON VACATION: THE PARASAIL MENACE Whilst you are over there at Geeks, I’ve got a few other articles up for them…

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Who Is The Ghost Rider?

Ghost Rider is one of Marvel’s most mishandled heavy hitters. Certainly in their TOP 5 of all-time coolest looking characters on the comic page, the Ghost Rider has undergone several incarnations, from white-clad horse-riding gunslinger Carter Slade to Hell-struck stunt biker Johnny Blaze to fellow hothead Danny Ketch (Blaze’s lost kid brother) in 1990, followed by the Dodge Charger-driving Robbie Reyes in 2014. There is nothing wrong with any of these iterations; the problem is, which one should we recognize as Ghost Rider? If we ask, who is Superman, you…

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The Optimism of Villains

It began with Vader, 1977. I am there gawking, slack-jawed, at his shiny 6’8” robot/spaceman suit stretched over a 50’ drive-in theater screen. Little me and massive whatever-the-hell-he-is are bonding, alone on a multi-acre plot under the Oklahoma stars. The rest of the audience has vanished. My older brother Darrell and that Ford Ranchero of his, gone. When Lord Vader breathes, I stop. When he speaks, I listen. He wants something… Whoa! Are you seeing this? He’s lifting a guy in a white pee-pee helmet by the neck, he’s…hol-ey Sith!…

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Dracula Was an Ottoman Prisoner As a Child

Most readers know that Dracula was based on a real person. Bram Stoker, author of the novel “Dracula,” based his character largely on the 15th-century Romanian prince Vlad Tepes, also known as Vlad III, but nicknamed Vlad the Impaler later in life because of his preferred method of executing his enemies. According to History.com, when Vlad III was only 11 years old when his father Vlad II, a knight of the Order of the Dragon, left their homeland of Wallachia in order to ask the Ottoman Sultan Murad II for…

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Why is Nebula Hanging With the Guardians of the Galaxy in the New Poster?

Who’s that blue-faced cosmic cyborg chillin’ forlornly behind Ravagers boss Yondu Udonta in the latest Guardians of the Galaxy Vol. 2 poster? Why yes, I do believe that is Nebula, Gamora’s wicked sister and thus a fellow “daughter of Thanos.” I think the new poster is pretty awesome and am very curious to see what Nebula is up to…will she pull a Loki, and betray them all? Or is she seriously turning over a new leaf in an effort to battle Thanos, whom we know she despises since she teamed up…

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Ray Kurzweil: Madman or Prophet of the Cyborg Age?

Ray Kurzweil isn’t a villain by any means…so what’s he doing on Scum Hive? Well, we also cover Monsters, Robots, and Freaks, remember? And while Kurzweil isn’t a robot just yet, he certainly intends to be. And we’ll all be tagging along! At least that’s the theory, and an impressive one, it is. Show of hands who hasn’t heard of Kurzweil, Director of Engineering at Google, founded of multiple businesses, and author of several books on the future of technology and the advent of near-limitless life extension via seamless human-tech…

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