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Richard is the owner of the Eisner award-winning Zeus Comics in Dallas, Texas and co-creator of “the Variants,” a webseries about life in the comic shop. He is also freakishly good at handstand push-ups. You can follow Zeus Comics on twitter and instagram @zeuscomics or at zeuscomics.com

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  • How to train like a superhero: fight like the Legends of Tomorrow

    Sometimes, it takes a team to take down even the most brutish of goons.  And super powers. Super powers really help. In this episode of Zeus Comics Presents – How to Train Like a Superhero, Richard and MMA fighter Steven Peterson square off at The Octagon Gym and go over the different fighting styles of the Legends of Tomorrow. Richard shows how crossfit makes anyone a super hero, and Steven, well, he punches a lot. Videographer: Garret Dollar Editor: Chris Williams

  • How to train like a superhero: form and function with Arrow

    Arrow can take down enemies with both trickster arrow shots and skilled close quarters combat. But to get to that level, it takes a lot of training….and oil. Lots of oil… In this episode of Zeus Comics Presents – How to Train Like a Superhero, Richard and MMA fighter Steven Peterson square off at The Octagon Gym and go over how Oliver….ahem…Arrow, would work in close quarters combat. Oh, and they reveal the real secret to doing those salmon ladders Oliver […]

  • How to train like a superhero: Learn to get fast with The Flash

    Whether you’re a weekend warrior, ringer in beer league sports, a cross fitter, MMA fighter, or a Speedster defending Central City, speed will always give you an advantage! In this episode of Zeus Comics Presents:  How To Train Like A Superhero, we work with MMA fighter Steven Peterson at The Octagon Gym as Richard learns the importance of speed in the ring. Richard also takes speed to a whole new level and taps into the speed force himself! Videographer: Garret Dollar Editor: […]

  • How to train like a superhero: the Superman punch

    Maybe you weren’t born on with super powers or on the planet Krypton, but that doesn’t mean you can’t train like you did. In the first episode of Zeus Comics Presents: How to Train Like a Superhero, we’ve teamed up with MMA fighter Steven Peterson and the Octagon Gym to show you how to thrown down like Supergirl and Superman. Peterson, who’s nickname is the fitting “Man of Steel”, teaches Richard how to perform the MMA move,  the “Superman punch”. Videographer: Garret Dollar […]

  • Arrow S05 E22: Can Arrow & unlikely band of villains take on the League of Assassins?

    Hey, Team Arrow! Who’s ready for the Season 5 finale?! Let’s recap last week first. We kick off with a surprise birthday party for Oliver Queen, because all is safe. Adrian Chase is locked away and our heroes have won. Ahahaha – nope. Maybe, just maybe, if this were the series finale… but we’re not even at the season finale. And that Prometheus guy is CRA-ZY. Oh, and does this mean Oliver’s birthday is near every apocalyptic season end? Oof. […]

  • The Flash S03 E22: Powering the speed bazooka, Captain Cold, and a theory on Iris’ death

    Hey Flash Fans! It’s Richard from Zeus Comics! It’s 24 hours before the death of Iris West! And we know this because the producers told us in a text graphic at the beginning of the episode. And we’re going to get to the end of that countdown with the death of Iris scene we’ve been shown all season long! First with the Flash Squadron needing a power source to power the speed bazooka, Cisco conducts a search and discovers a […]

  • Supergirl S02 E21: The Daxamite invasion, Prez Lynda Carter gets shifty, and Superman finally shows up!

    Hello my Supergirl Superfriends! It’s Richard from Zeus Comics! National City is under siege by an alien armada led Queen Rhea of Daxam! And Rhea’s plans are expected. Lay waste to Earth, build monuments and pyramids to create New Daxam and enslave Earth’s population. What will ensure this? A marriage between the Prince Mon-El and Earth brightest Lena Luthor. Between the costumes, the lasers shooting down on the city and the campy lines this episode was giving me classic Flash […]

  • Arrow S05 E21: Prometheus’ conclusion, Dereck Sampson released from prison and connected dots

    Hello Team Arrow! It’s Richard from Zeus Comics! It’s a Queen Family revelation and a Prometheus conclusion… or was it? With D.A. Adrian Chase now wanted for Prometheus’ murders, his legal cases for Star City are thrown out resulting in 36 dangerous criminals being released. One in particular is Derek Sampson, who you may remember from earlier in the season as the drug dealer who fell into a vat of chemicals and came back to life impervious to pain and […]

  • The Flash S03 E21: Barry get his memory wiped and Savitar’s amnesia causes some time loop problems

    Hey Flash Fans! It’s Richard from Zeus Comics With the Savitar reveal as a time remnant Barry, one still alive after he finished the purpose he was created for. Remember Barry plucks versions of himself from time with the sole purpose to die when faced with an impossible threat. But this burned, scarred Barry lived and he tells us the real Barry and Flash family, not knowing how to deal with him, rejected him. This rejection corrupted the personality of […]

  • Supergirl S02 E20: It’s a James Olsen, guardian-centric episode + Batman character possibilities?

    Hello my Supergirl Superfriends! It’s Richard from Zeus Comics! It’s a James Olsen, guardian-centric episode as James struggles with the image that the Guardian projects. He wants something not unlike Superman – a hero, bright and hopeful. The Guardian, however, wears a mask hiding his face and his armor is a dull gray… not unlike another brooding DCU character. Winn, who says the Guardian is more like Superman’s pointy eared “frenemy,” tips us off that Batman exists in this Universe. […]