“Yesterday’s” Comic> Marvel Adventures #7

“Hulk able to walk. Not need to be carried.”

Marvel Adventures #7

Marvel Comics (October, 1997)

Hulk: “The Monster And The Immortal”

WRITER: Ralph Macchio

PENCILER: Andy Kuhn

INKER: Harry Candelario

COLORIST: Kevin Tinsley

LETTERER: Michul Higgins

EDITOR: Mark Bernardo

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BW’s Morning Article Link: Turner Classic Monsters

The Movie Monster Game

The Movie Monster Game (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

In the month of May Turner Classic Movies will be doing a monster movie marathon on Thursday nights. Some will be smaller monsters like the Creature From The Black Lagoon and the first movie adaptation of Swamp Thing, but there will also be a lot of giant monsters, both from Japan and the 1950s US movies. Draconic Versus, who will host some of the live tweets under the hashtag #TCMParty, has the full list of what will be airing.

They’re even including The Giant Claw, which features an ugly bird monster (and by ugly I mean the prop–the effects were laughable bad even for 1957) that I swear I had nightmares about long before I even heard of this movie. Serious, I had a few dreams as a kid of this monster movie involving a large, stinky bird creature that captured cars with people still inside them. Weird, right?

Chapter By Chapter: 1st Phase Shifters & The Omega Capsule ch. 11

Chapter by Chapter features me reading one chapter of the selected book at the time and reviewing it as if I were reviewing an episode of a TV show or an issue of a comic. There will be spoilers if you haven’t read to the point I have, and if you’ve read further I ask that you don’t spoil anything further into the book. Think of it as read-along book club.

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Our trio of travelers, who came here only to learn about this whole physical existence thing, now find themselves the only chance for saving Earth. They’re best hope is to master a teleporting technique that requires two or more of them working together. Meanwhile one of our heroes appears to be falling for a local Earth girl. How will this all come together to stop a brother who turned himself evil? Perhaps we’ll find out more in today’s chapter.

Chapter 11: The Key

Our image for this chapter is a simple Earth key but I suspect it is only a metaphor. My prediction is this has something to do with the key to the Omega Capsule.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Legionnaires #0

“Somebody hit our new team members with a shrink ray!”

Legionnaires #0

DC Comics (October, 1994)

“Close Encounters”

PLOT: Mark Waid & Tom McCraw

WRITER/COLORIST: Tom McCraw

PENCILERS: Jeffery Moy

INKER: Ron Boyd

LETTERER: Pat Brosseau

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Mike McAvennie

EDITOR: KC Carlson

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BW’s Morning Locator Link: Free Comic Book Day Is Coming

Just a reminder that Free Comic Book Day is in two weeks. Here’s a handy link to locate a participating comic store near you, and later this week I’ll go over what I’m hoping to get. and hopefully I can go myself this year.

Jake & Leon #314: This Superman SHOULDN’T Live

When even my dad says your ideas are stupid and not Superman, you have failed!

If you ever get the chance to watch The Death Of Superman Lives, do so. Because whatever you’ve heard about Tim Burton’s attempt at Superman with Nicholas Cage, I assure you it’s much worse!

Over at the Clutter Reports I’m back to reviewing toys from the original Transformers: Robots In Disguise line. This time it’s Scourge, a Decepticon version of Optimus Prime that was only sold at Toys R Us, and that’s a shame. There’s one more leader to go before I put this box away and hopefully I’ll get to it next week.

If plans hold out (you know how that usually goes for me) I want to do something different for me. I’ve posted videos from Game Theory and Gnoggin before, but I want to try my own fictional theorizing, but it’s an odd source. For me it’s more of the same kind of thought exercise that led to me wanting to become a storyteller in the first place. I hope you’ll like it. Not much else to discuss outside of something new for Friday’s comic review. Plus the final issue of He-Man/Thundercats, so that’s important actually. Hope to give you good stuff this week.

Saturday Night Showcase: Super Cafe Compilations

How It Should Have Ended has come up on this site before. It uses animation and comedy to point out flaws in character actions that would have really changed the story, sometimes ending poorly for our heroes. When they do superhero movies, however, there is one added feature: the Super Café. Essentially it’s Superman, Batman, and some guest superheroes from whatever movie is being parodied pointing out more flaws while sitting in a cafe having coffee. There are also stand-alone skits in which Superman and Batman banter over coffee, and a spin-off where the villains sit in a pub drinking beer and goofing with each other as villains in a comedy do.

I love these segments, and have even homaged them in Jake & Leon, using Power Girl & Huntress and Supergirl & Nightwing in a similar setting. Recently HISHE put out a two-video compilation of their Super Café and Villain Pub skits and shorts, which is what I’m posting tonight. All of their skits, except for the latest one that came out after the compilation, as Superman and Batman discuss the Last Jedi trailer, are here for your enjoyment. As is a third video with that trailer discussion so that you’re all caught up. Because I like you people.

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