I got two and a half hours of sleep last night because I followed a link to TV Tropes.org. No, I’m not even linking it. Go there at your own risk. That site is like a pop culture form of heroin. Tomorrow, I will be painting my lawn furniture, and then working on some bills, …
Monthly Archive: June 2011
Worth it just to see the Batmobile! No time for part two of Elongated Man tonight. And yes, I’m trying to redesign the site to look more comic booky.
You all know I like Elongated Man. “Like” being an understatement along the lines of “Chicago’s elections aren’t exactly spotless” or “Marilyn Monroe had some appeal.” I’ve written Elongated Man fan-fiction, ran “Dibny Dirt” until Identity Crisis came out, and still hope that someday Ralph and Sue Dibny will be restored somehow. Were I ever …
Artist Butch Guice’s birthday is today. Happy half-century, dude!
Last year, as Hollywood Video was closing its doors here in Rochester, MN, I was running around the place grabbing any movie that looked halfway decent… and a bunch that weren’t even that. If you think “Hump Day” sounds hilarious, you’re right: it sounds hilarious. The back of the DVD talks about two guys who …
It’s only two photos. I don’t care. I’m excited it’s happening.
Bob Haney gets saluted…and remembered.
Green Lantern in Four Panels
Posting missed yesterday. Wedding plans have turned our household upside down. Busy busy!
IDW is going to head up the continuing adventures of the “alternate universe” crew of the Enterprise, spinning off from the 2009 movie. The best part is that they will be filling in the gaps left unexplored by future movies as they retell some of the classic Star Trek stories in a more modern fashion, …
In honor of my wonderful dad, and in honor of fathers everywhere, I present the top ten best and worst dads from television. This isn’t a criticism of their ability to entertain, but their ability as a parent. Even some of the “worst” fathers on television are great characters from extremely good television shows. But …
Newsarama.com : The Flash | DCNu | Manapul & Buccellato Barry, Barry Happy to Be on DCnu FLASH. I wonder how much comic book creation gets done over the Internet? Actually, what I really wonder is how this was ever done without the Internet!
I didn’t really say anything about Hector Hammond. Frankly, I feel he was totally wasted. The film’s attempt to make him some sort of avatar…nothing less than the Silver Surfer to Parallax’s big-ugly-planet-sized-cloud-that-we’ll-call-Galactus…really doesn’t work. Hector could have been a villain for the entire movie; as it is, we have this whole Daddy didn’t love …
I am, perhaps, not the person to write this review. I may be the world’s biggest Elongated Man fan, but of the big guys at DC Comics I was a Green Lantern fan going all the way back to his first appearances on Super Friends. Hal Jordan was my hero. He had determination and strong …
Darwyn Cooke on what’s wrong with the industry:
I think the most memorable monster on Scooby Doo was the Spooky Space Kook… a horrible name for a spacesuit that has a skull floating in it. I must not be the only person who is fond of that meanie, since he’s appeared in crowd scenes as an employee of Sebben & Sebben. Hey, do …
I really don’t like this new change to Superman’s origin. Not one bit.
It’s one thing to think that the “new #1 issues” plan that DC Comics is launching is a bad idea. Reasonable people can disagree about the wisdom of redesigning classic costumes, or of purging some continuity. There may be regrets about casting aside original titles that were reaching extremely high numbers all for the sake …