Jake & Leon #258: The Collection

However big you think it is, you're probably lowballing it.

However big you think it is, you’re probably lowballing it.

I have some bad news. Either the new Crohn’s medicine isn’t doing well with me or the Crohn’s itself is flaring up coincidentally as I change medications. Either way I spent most of the day lying down and I don’t have any comic reviews up for Monday as a result. I am planning to get the Animated Bible entry up and maybe the morning article link but getting the comic done this week at all was a chore. Hopefully I’ll be ready by Thursday, where Star Wars comic reviews will be going into the distant past, during the days of the Old Republic, as Dark Horse explored this unknown point in Star Wars History.

I was able to write this week’s Clutter Report before I took a bad turn this weekend. If you’ve been following the Chapter By Chapter of The Black Stallion’s Ghost I have my final thoughts on the book. As for the next Chapter By Chapter book, it’s not going to be the one I was planning. If you’ve paid attention to the aforementioned comic reviews you may already know what’s coming, but I was planning to wait until a later date. Except the book I planned has so many chapters that even if I do a chapter a week, which I plan to do starting next month, it wouldn’t be done by that date. Neither will this book, come to think of it, which means I’ll still be reviewing the book when the movie comes out. I can live with that.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to go back to being sick.

Saturday Night Showcase: Destroy All Monsters

Destroy All Monsters

Destroy All Monsters (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

I didn’t get to do any video work this week and that makes me sad. I have something really cool left from ConnectiCon before getting to Press Junket and Panelling episodes. But at least you’ll get something cool to watch. With time against me I present to you, thanks to Hulu and hopefully it’s still up when you get here, the classic Destroy All Monsters. Intended to be the last of the Toho Godzilla movies it brings not only all of Godzilla’s biggest friends and foes at the time together for one big adventure but other kaiju not previously connected to the Big G. I hope you enjoy it.

Continue reading

“Yesterday’s” Trade> Gargoyles: Bad Guys

Gargoyles Bad Guys

“The A-Team has nothing on us.”

Gargoyles: Bad Guys

collecting issues #s 1-4 and the unpublished #s 5-6

SLG Publishing (August, 2009)

“Redemption”
WRITER/CREATOR: Greg Weisman
ARTISTS: Karine Charlebois & Christopher Jones

Continue reading

Emergency Filler Video: Gaston Meets His Match

Several of Beauty and the Beast's main charact...

Several of Beauty and the Beast’s main characters. From left to right: Lumière, Cogsworth, Chip, Mrs. Potts and Featherduster. Belle and the Beast are seen in the background. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Due to technical difficulties on Spacebooger’s end there is no Friday Night Fight this week, so I thought I’d break out something fun and still conflict-related.

I have yet to see Disney’s Beauty And The Beast but I’ve seen enough clips and reviews to know that a live-action version from Disney is unnecessary. And yet we’re getting one in 2017. And I just saw The Sword In The Stone is being worked on. Why? The tale of the beautiful girl who tames a man-turned-beast story has been retold, re-imagined, and homaged (no “re”, broke the pattern) many, many times since it was first created, but this is the version that gets the most praise from what I’ve heard and even from what I’ve seen I see why.

So of course it has a showing at Disney theme parks. I’ve seen a few videos of what may be the best part. The actor playing Gaston, the sexist jerk who is the villain of the picture, at Disney World (or at least the guy they had in 2014) is fantastic in the role. I’ve seen a number of videos of the guy and he plays the role so over-the-top it’s fantastic and loves playing with the audience. Whoever you are, sir, my hat is off to you. But one video that went viral shows a little girl telling Gaston off and it’s just one of the best things ever.

Continue reading

“Yesterday’s” Comic> Metal Guardian Faust #3

Metal Guardian Faust #3

Cool as this looks it does not happen in the comic.

Metal Guardian Faust #3

Viz Comics (1997)

originally published by Shogakukan, Inc

“Highway Battleground”
WRITER/ARTIST: Tetsuro Ueyama
ADAPTATION: Matt Thorn
TOUCH-UP ART/LETTERER: Mary Kelleher
COVER DESIGN: Viz Graphics
EDITOR: Annette Roman
 

Continue reading

Morning Article Link: Marvel-ous Cameos

Lee as Willie Lumpkin in Fantastic Four, 2005.

Lee as Willie Lumpkin in Fantastic Four, 2005. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

When it comes to Marvel movies we’re used to Stan “The Man” Lee popping up for the traditional cameo, the lack of which was one of many, many strikes on the recent Fantastic Four movie reboot. But there’s more throughout the Liveverse (“Cinematic” shouldn’t include the internet-exclusive Daredevil) and Newsarama have broken out 10 of their favorites.

“Yesterday’s” Comic> Isaac Asimov’s I-Bots Vol. 2 #3

Isaac Asimov's I-Bots vol. 2 #3

This is how serious Russian Idol is taken is Russia.

Isaac Asimov’s I-Bots Vol. 2 #3

Big Entertainment (August, 1996)

“Crackdown!” Part 2
WRITER: Steven Grant
PENCILER: Pat Brodrick
INKER: Joseph Rubinstein
COLORING: Prismacolor
LETTERING: Richard Starkings & Comicraft
EDITOR: James Chambers
CONCEPT: Isaac Asimov
DEVELOPER: Howard Chaykin

Continue reading