Friday Night PRIZE Fight: It’s Missing Sharks

Arturo “Thunder” Gatti (April 15, 1972 – July 11, 2009) was an Italian-born Canadian professional boxer. Born in Cassino, Italy and raised in Montreal, Quebec, Canada, Gatti relocated to Jersey City, New Jersey as a teenager.
Gatti won world championships designated by two different boxing boards in two different weight classes. He also participated in Ring Magazine ’​s “Fight of the Year” a total of four times (1997, 1998, 2002, and 2003). Gatti retired on July 14, 2007 with a record of 40 wins and 9 losses, with 31 wins by knockout.On December 10, 2012, Gatti was inducted into the International Boxing Hall of Fame, in his first year of eligibility. He became the 10th Canadian pugilist to be inducted into the IBHOF.

– wikipedia.com

This is the boxer our Master Of Ceremonies has chosen for the “Thunder” tournament, leading to the theme that the fight has to reference severe weather. Here at BW Media Spotlight, we like to take things a bit further when we can. Why reference severe weather when you can beat it up? Namely, a tornado!

Friday Night Prize Fight logoThunderous

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Gigantor #4

Gigantor #4

“Space hog!”

Gigantor #4

Antarctic Press (May, 2000)

“Doppleganger” part 1
WRITER/LAYOUT: Ted Nomura
ARTIST: Ben Dunn
COLORISTS: Nathan Lumm & Lee Duhig
TYPESETTING/EDITOR: Doug Dlin

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Morning Article Link: It’s DC For Girls!

DC Super Hero Girls

DC Comics is announcing a deal with Mattel to create a series featuring the DC superheroines and supervillianesses targeting women. Apparently it’s an origin story (of course it is) but as my friend Rowdy C Moore pointed out there was a time when you could find shows that catered to BOTH genders so I admit it’s a shame that the girls are being placed “over here” away from the boys. On the other hand, considering their treatment and depiction of the heroines it’s nice to see them do something positive with them. And that’s probably the best Supergirl outfit I’ve seen in years.

“Yesterday’s” Comic> Gigantor #3

Gigantor #3

“Can Gigantor come out to play?”

Gigantor #3

Antarctic Press (April, 2000)

“Friends And Enemies”
WRITER/ARTIST: Ben Dunn
COLORIST: Nathan Lumm
EDITORS: Doug Dlin & Fred Ladd

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Why Independence Day Is The Best Disaster Movie

Independence Day movie box art

I’m not trying to say that Roland Emmerich’s Independence Day is a good movie. I’m not an idiot. Okay, that’s debatable but what ID4 lacks in story it makes up for in fun, something Emmerich forgot along the way in favor of what he thought we liked, disaster porn. However, disaster movies have been around since before Emmerich was taking still pictures so he can only be blamed for screwing them up.

Or can he? I admit I haven’t watched a lot of disaster movies but they tend to follow a similar idea. Something bad happens when nature decides to blow stuff up and an all-star cast has to survive it…only they usually don’t and celebrities get to do their beloved death scenes. These things aren’t exactly heavy on plot, but something about ID4 tends to stand out beyond the celebrities. This will be short but quite honestly Independence Day may well be the best disaster movie ever produced.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Transformers: Generation Two #11

Transformers Generation Two #11

“Hey, the floor IS lava!” “Oh shut up!”

Transformers: Generation Two #11

Marvel (September, 1994)

WRITER: Simon Furman
COLORIST: Sarra Mossoff
LETTERER: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
EDITOR: Rob Tokar
 
“Dark Shadows”
PENCILER: Manny Galan
INKER: Jim Amash
 
“Tales From Earth” part 8
ARTIST: Geoff Senior

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Morning Video Link: Good Message, Bad Delivery

Archangels The Saga #7

I’m a Christian, and of course that means I enjoy Christian media. I can also accept the inherent issues in low-budget productions if the studio meets me half-way with a good stories and actors that at least seem to care about what they’re doing. And yet some of these productions fall a bit flat. Fellow geek Christian Halley Callahan (wife of fellow Reviewers Unknown refugee Charlie “Spazzmaster” Callahan) looks into why Christian media has a good message, but a bad story.

By the way, I was going to make this the filler video for Tuesday but she didn’t get back to me in time. She did want me to link to she and Spazz’s new home at Geekvision, which has some other RUers as well as BW fave The Isle Of Rangoon, as well as their personal site, which features her other show, Spazz’s review show, and their joint monster movie v-log reviews. So even though this is a link and not a posting I decided to do it anyway. Thanks, Halley!

There are some faith-based media that are learning but I think Christians, and this is true for Conservatives because I’ve seen it from them as well, have been pushed out of the movies for so long that we need to re-learn storytelling media. I’ll also copy/paste a comment I made on the YT posting: Christian comics have done a better job with this. Not that there aren’t some bad ones, but there are some real good ones who realize the message makes a good theme for your story but there needs to be more to make a GOOD story. And it’s a good Christian story with a good Christian theme that will get Christian and non-Christian alike to enjoy the story, which may leave them open to the message of the Gospel. Barring that, they may still get something good out of it or at least enjoy it, which is what any storyteller should strive for. This will make them follow your work and maybe the next one will touch their hearts with the message. But only if they’re entertained long enough to stay for the message.