“Yesterday’s” Comic> Marvel Age: Spider-Man #1 [FCBD Edition]

“I just asked how your Thanksgiving was.”

Marvel Age: Spider-Man #1 (Free Comic Book Day edition)

Marvel Comics (August, 2004; reprint originally dated May, 2004)

PLOT: Stan Lee & Steve Ditko

SCRIPT: Daniel Quantz

LETTERER: Randy Gentile


ASSISTANT EDITORS: Mackenzie Cadenhead & Nick Lowe

EDITOR: C.B. Cebulski


“Duel To The Death With The Vulture”

ARTIST: Mark Brooks

COLORIST: Danimation with Simon Yeung

“The Uncanny Threat Of The Terrible Tinkerer!”

PENCILER: Jonboy Meyers

INKER: Pat Davidson

COLORIST: Larry Molinar

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BW’s Daily Christmas Parody: All Picard And Q Want For Christmas

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Chapter By Chapter> Star Trek: Prime Directive part 3 chapter 8

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 8

We’re getting close to the end and I guess this isn’t going to turn into a mystery story. With so few chapters left the emphasis seems to be getting the scattered crew back to the planet more than the investigation itself. Also, for a story called Prime Directive the actual Prime Directive is barely a factor in it. You’d think that would somehow be the focus of the story. It would match more if they somehow had Optimus Prime. (There is a crossover comic, so it’s not so unlikely anymore.) Has it been a good story thus far? Yes. It’s just not what I was expecting it to be.

Last time Spock found a way to get help for Talin IV in probably the only actual use of Starfleet General Order One in the book named after it. Now we check back in with Kirk and what he and his new friend are up to. What will happen when they arrive…and will they do it before the final chapter in part 3?

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Superman/Batman: Batman v. Superman Special Edition #1

“Wait, are we friends or fighting?” “Depends on the twit writing this story.”

Superman/Batman: Batman v. Superman: Dawn of Justice Special Edition #1

DC Comics (April, 2016; as posted to comiXology)

“World’s Finest”

WRITER: Jeff Loeb

PENCILER: Ed McGuinness

INKER: Dexter Vines

COLORIST: Dave Stewart

LETTERER: Richard Starkings


EDITOR: Eddie Berganza

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BW’s Daily Christmas Parody: Happy Trekmas

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I’ll take it over the original.

BW Programming Note: I HATE THIS YEAR

This whole year has just been a pain, and it seems we’re ending on a low note. No Jake & Leon this week unless I post it late, no Captain Yuletide, and I’m only hoping I’ll get a Christmas special video review up this year. As I write this my studio is only partly decorated for Christmas because, as I go over in this week’s Clutter Report, the mess has gotten the better of me and only some of it can be blamed on all the medical issues I’ve had this year, plus some recent ones my dad had. This year just has sucked a lot out of me. It’s like 2016 lite.

So as I continue to look for new Christmas content for the month I’ll be continuing the Chapter By Chapter review of Star Trek: Prime Directive, trying to get all the comic reviews in this week, and who knows what I’ll be doing. I’m a bit down this year and I’ll be happy to just survive it at this rate with the hope that 2022 won’t suck…at least as much. Hope everyone has a good week!

Saturday Night Christmas Showcase: All The Smurf Christmas Episodes

It’s Christmas time again, so it’s time for more Christmas specials. Our first one for 2021 features one we’ve already had in a previous Showcase and a few extra episodes on top of that. So if you like the Smurfs, this is the SNS for you!

First up in this compilation video from the official Smurf YouTube channel is The Smurf’s Christmas Special. While this has shown up in a previous Christmas Spotlight edition what we’re posting tonight is followed by four episodes of the Hanna-Barbera Smurfs Saturday morning series that I hope they release separately so there isn’t this big smurf jumble in the Christmas Specials playlist. “Baby’s First Christmas” may be ruined when Mr. Nicholas is attacked by an evil wizard. “The Abominable Snowbeast” and “S-Shivering S-Smurfs” seem to be more about Winter, which is only Christmas in certain parts of the world, one of which I happen to live in but these are just Winter stories, not Christmas stories. Mr. Nicholas returns for the final Christmas episode, “The Magic Sack Of Mr. Nicholas”, which also features the return of his nemesis, the Christmas-hating sorceress Chlorhydris. Have a Smurfy Christmas, everyone!

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