“Yesterday’s” Comic> Adventures Of The X-Men #7

Adventures Of The X-Men #7

“It’s time for your massage.”

The Adventures Of The X-Men #7

Marvel Comics (October, 1996)

“Rites Of Passage”
WRITER: Ralph Macchio
PENCILER: Andy Kuhn
INKER: Ralph Cabrera
COLORIST: Matt Webb
LETTERER: Michael Higgins
EDITOR: Mark Powers

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BW’s Morning Article Links: Mr Fuji passes away.

This is the second link for today.

image source: WWE

image source: WWE

Back when I still enjoyed professional wresting and the then WWF, Mr Fuji was a popular manager who was also a wrestler before my time. Word came Monday that Harry Fujiwara, the man who brought the crooked manager to life, passed away Sunday at 82. No cause of death was given, but he will be missed by many wrestling fans of my generation. The man knew how to make the crowd hate him but want to see what he would do next.

BW’s Morning Article Link: Gene Wilder Passes Away

There are two deaths I learned about yesterday to bring up. While I was going to give them separate links it didn’t feel right. Another link will be up today.
Gene Wilder RIP

Word came yesterday that the popular actor, star of stage, various Mel Brooks productions, numerous team-ups with Richard Pryor as well as other comedies, and still beloved as Willy Wonka, passed away from Alzheimer’s Disease. He follows his late wife, Gilda Radner, who passed away in 1989.

 

“Yesterday’s” Comic> Darkhawk #38

Darkhawk #38

The big reveal…right on the cover so it’s not as interesting when it happens in the comic.

Darkhawk #38

Marvel (April, 1994)

Amulet Quest part 1: “Call To Glory”
WRITER: Danny Fingeroth
PENCILER: Tod Smith
INKER: Ian Akin
COLORIST: Bob Sharen
LETTERER: Jim Novak
EDITOR: Nel Yomtov

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Chapter By Chapter> Star Wars: Shadows Of The Empire ch. 22

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.

Chapter By Chapter Star Wars - Shadows Of The Empire

When we last left our heroes Luke was taken prisoner and Leia finally got her meeting with Black Sun. Let’s see where this goes. Last chapter had a lot of switching between scenes; too many in fact, which had the result of pulling you out rather than boost the tension of both events. Hopefully that doesn’t happen again.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Batman & Robin Adventures #18

Batman & Robin Adventures #18

“Where Is he? I’ve been waiting in this white void for hours!”

The Batman & Robin Adventures #18

DC Comics (May, 1997)

“Joker’s Last Laugh!”
WRITER: Ty Templeton
PENCILER: Brandon Kruse
INKER: Terry Beatty
COLORIST: Linda Medley
LETTERER: Tim Harkins
ASSOCIATE EDITOR: Darren Vincenzo
EDITOR: Scott Peterson

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BW’s Morning Article Link: Where Online Is Carmen Sandiego

Throughout the many video games and three TV shows there was only one live-action Carmen Sandiego actress, from the TV version of Where In Time Is Carmen Sandiego, (The only game I actually own is the NES version of this one.)  However, since the show wanted to play up the mystery the actress was never credited. Todd Van Luling of The Huffington Post got his ACME Detective’s license to track her down and he was successful. As a bonus he talked to Kevin Shinick (Lynne Thigpen, who played the Chief in both PBS game shows based on the game series, passed away in 2003) and learned more about her mystery portrayer and the other roles she did on the PBS game show.

Now find the voice actress from the other PBS Carmen game show, Where In The World Is Carmen Sandiego. The only portrayer I know is Rita Moreno from Where On Earth Is Carmen Sandiego, the DIC animated series from Fox Kids, who was also on the original version of The Electric Company and a few guest-star roles.