BW’s Daily Video: 8 Things Nobody Wants To Admit About MCU Spider-Man

Catch more WhatCulture Comics on their YouTube channel.

Also remember Sony demanded these changes because they wanted to be able to do a more iconic Spider-Man on their still-active contract if the MCU version failed to be successful. Never mind that Sony hadn’t had a hit with the web slinger since Sam Rami’s second film after forcing him to make additions to the third that chased him off of doing the fourth. So don’t forget to blame Sony for MCU Spider-Man being Peter Parker in name only.

 

Chapter By Chapter> Star Trek: Prime Directive part 3 chapter 1

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.

Part 3: Talin chapter 1

In our last installment we finished part two of this novel. Now we return to the story’s present day, so now we know the crew was blamed for what happened not just for political reasons but because of gross incompetence. Not the happy Federation we all know, is it kids? With so many red flags a bull would go insane (if they weren’t actually color blind) the now former Enterprise crew has to be the ones to check things out because Starfleet is too dumb to do their jobs.

One thing we didn’t get to see in part 1 was what happened to Spock, who suddenly decided to quit and thus leaving Uhura to face the rug-sweepers alone. Now everyone has quit over this so the Federation can put this aside rather than find out what actually happened, and for a crew this celebrated, and their first Vulcan (half-Vulcan but whatever) recruit, at least in this continuity, pushed aside they must think ignorance is even better than bliss, and I’m not sure I’m a fan of this interpretation. Surely the crew could have still investigated and been up against one official investigator of questionable competence (as much as I dislike that trope) rather than make the whole of Starfleet and the Federation look this pathetic. Sorry, I went a bit off topic because now we’re going to finally find out what happened to Spock.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Justice League Task Force #1

“You’re stepping on my petunias!”

Justice League Task Force #1

DC Comics (June, 1993; as posted to comiXology)

“The Tyranny Gun” part 1

WRITER: David Michelinie

PENCILER: Sal Velluto

INKER: Jeff Albrecht

COLORIST: Glenn Whitmore

LETTERER: Bob Pinaha

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Rubien Diaz

EDITOR: Brian Augustyn

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BW’s Daily Video: Why Did You Tell Me They Redeemed Wally West?

This is how far behind I am on the YouTube backlog. On Saturday (10/16) I finally saw this video from 8/27!

Catch more Variant Comics on his YouTube channel.

Well it’s about time DC Comics made a retcon that actually makes things better! Usually they use it to ruin characters. Sadly, the Protector is still ruined…and dead…but at least they cleared Wally West of bad things!

Jake & Leon #505: Adventures Of Snugglekitty

Just stop before you get to Snugglegator.

Hasn’t stopped Family Guy.

Over at The Clutter Reports this week I organized my electronics manuals. Or as best as I could under the circumstances.

This week we begin part 3 of our Chapter By Chapter review of Star Trek: Prime Directive. I’m not sure I even care what’s come out of DC Fandome because it looks like they stopped caring about these characters. I’m sure there will be other things to discuss, and if I can get a Finally Watched in this week I’ll…be surprised actually, but I’ll get to that. I’m sure there will be enough discussion topics to make your return worth it. Also, we’re done with Beth’s Snugglepets so I’m going to come to something as we head for our next year of Jake & Leon in two weeks. Have a good week, folks!

Saturday Night Showcase> Power Ranger’s Two Dumpster Days

Plenty of TV shows make a pilot that fails but still impresses the network enough to call for a rework or a whole new pilot. Star Trek is rather famous for that, when the pilot episode “The Cage” was rejected but NBC asked for changes and we ended up with “Where No Man’s Gone Before”. We also saw a pilot for Justice League yesterday that ended up not being used. Well, add to that list Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers, the kids series that somehow has managed to last through three owners (one of them twice) and numerous incarnations. Owing a lot to the “super sentai” series in Japan where the action footage and most of the costume design (and when possible actual costumes and props) came from, the show has gone through numerous changes but not only keeps members of the audience who grew up with it but drawing in a new generation of kids. Usually without chasing off current fans, so stop acting like that isn’t possible to keep old fans and create new ones. If kids shows can do it and adult shows can’t, maybe the kids show is the better product, you snobs!

Tonight we have a rare treat for Saturday Night Showcase. From a fan posting as the original pilot did air once on Fox Kids as a special event, and from a posting of the actual episode on the official Power Rangers YouTube channel, we can compare both versions of the first episode, both titled “Day Of The Dumpster”. While a number of beats and even dialog remains intact, there are also a lot of changes and it’s worth talking about. Enjoy.

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BW’s “Yesterday’s” Comic> Scooby-Doo Team-Up #21

I’d make a joke about why Harley is chasing them with a mallet, but it’s Harley Quinn. I don’t think she need a reason.

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #21

DC Comics (February, 2017: as posted to comiXology in volume 4)

“Harley Dazey”

WRITER: Sholly Fisch

ARTIST: Dario Brizuela

COLORIST: Silvana Brys

COVER COLORIST: Frank Riesco

LETTERER: Saida Temofonte

EDITOR: Kristy Quinn (no relation)

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