Saturday Night Showcase> Linkara’s Review Of Man Of Steel

I said it before and I stick by it. Man Of Steel was a decent superhero movie but as a Superman movie it’s terrible. Zack Snyder doesn’t understand Superman as a character because he goes against the things Snyder believes in this world, if his other movies are any indication. Being a good director doesn’t make him the right fit for every project and when it comes to this one that is most definitely the case.

I bring you Linkara‘s recently posted review for a couple of reasons. One is that he had to fight YouTube’s broken Content ID system to get anything out. You’ll see in the review some of the ridiculous steps he had to take just to get the review out. Another is that so much of what he says mirrors my own thoughts on the movie, though I did add a bunch of my own in the comments, that I’ll copy over here. Finally, with all the work he put into it he deserves as much revenue as he can, and if ad revenue includes embeds like mine I’m happy to help…though someday I’m going to have to do my own review to go over some thoughts that didn’t make it into my comments.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Scooby-Doo Team-Up #48

Talk about going out for a spin.

Scooby-Doo Team-Up #48

DC Comics (July, 2019, as featured in the digital trade version of “It’s Scooby Time”)

“Going Rogue”

WRITER: Sholly Fisch

ARTIST: Dario Brizuela

COLORIST: Franco Riesco

LETTERER: Saida Temofonte

EDITOR: Kristy Quinn

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Question: Should I Deep Dive Miles Morales’ Thor?

There are times running this site where I have to ask myself if I should do something just because I can. I might just be a voice in the crowd but when I try to write a commentary I want to add something different, a perspective that’s pretty much me. Sometime it means I’m being less biased and sometimes more biased. I don’t want to be doing the same thing everybody else is because otherwise coming to BW Media Spotlight is a waste of your time.

So…Miles Morales becomes Thor.

You’ve probably heard what’s up with this one. This is one of those times where it appears a surface viewing is enough to declare the book “racist” based on basically doing to Marvel’s Asgard what The Wiz did to the land of Oz. And yet this is one where left and right, SJW and Comicsgate, are actually in agreement across sociopolitical divisions. It’s like the comic equivalent of NAFTA. Now you know I try to limit my political discussions, which gets harder as social and political perspectives continue to work their way into narratives at the cost of the story. However, this one is getting everyone’s panties bunched. Then again, when has the guy who deep dived Seduction Of The Innocent taken the internet at face value? So let’s go over what’s already going on, and then I have to ask…do I do with this comic what I did Fredric Wertham’s anti-comic tirade?

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Action Comics #507

“The Wayne Family dropped me off after seeing that nice Ben Parker off to New York.”

Action Comics vol. 43 #507

DC Comics (May, 1980)

“The Miraculous Return Of Jonathan Kent!”

WRITER: Cary Bates

PENCILER: Curt Swan

INKER: Frank Chiaramonte

COLORIST: Gene D’Angelo

LETTERER: Milt Snapinn

EDITOR: Julius Schwartz

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BW’s Daily Video: Representation Vs Tokenization

NOTE TO MY READERS: THIS VIDEO DOES CONTAIN SWEARING. THAT’S UNUSUAL FOR THIS SITE

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This plays into tonight’s topic.

Sing Me A Story: Teardrops On My Guitar

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Taylor Swift may no longer care about country music (though tonight’s Sing Me A Story entry is so modern it’s barely country) but there are still people who really enjoy the songs of her earlier career. Now most of her stuff is more sexual, attacking critics, and defending her LGBT friends but her older songs…well, one of my reviewing colleagues at the time didn’t think Swift was authentic so it’s not like she’s never had critics.

“Teardrops On My Guitar”, from her debut album and her second single after “Tim McGraw”, which maybe should end up here someday, is about unrequited love. And you don’t need to be a teenage girl to know what that feels like. I’ve gone through it twice, and made the mistake of asking out the wrong one. (This was years apart, one in high school and one at work.) However, she made the mistake of actually naming the dude in her song…which would come back to say hello.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Sonic X #18

“Oh good, because it’s radioactive.”

Sonic X #18

Archie Comics (May, 2007)

“Rouge Goes Rogue!”

WRITER: Joe Edkin

PENCILER: David Hutchinson

INKER: Terry Austin

COLORIST: Josh Ray

LETTERER: John Workman

COVER ART: Patrick “Spaz” Spaziante

EDITOR: Mike Pellerito

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