“Yesterday’s” Comic> Batman Beyond #4 (DCAU)

I’ll spare you the card puns.

Batman Beyond vol. 2 #4

DC Comics (February, 2000)

“Two Of A Kind”

WRITER: Hilary J. Bader

PENCILER: Craig Rosseau

INKER: Rob Leigh

COLORIST: Lee Loughridge

LETTERER: Tim Harkins


EDITOR: Darren Vincenzo

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Best Of BW: Year 9 (AKA BW Is 10 Years Old)

November 16th, 2008. While recovering from medical problems earlier in the year I had read a bunch of blogs, like the original Comic Coverage, Siskoid’s Blog Of Geekery, Slay Monstrobot Of The Deep, and Comics Should Be Fun, It was all I could do really. I also started replying to articles on the blog, but the longer my paragraphs became the more I realized that if I had this much to say–not just about comics but other media–I should just go ahead and make my own blog. And so on that November 16th BW Media Spotlight released its first commentary, pointing out good things about a show I really don’t like, HBO’s Spawn cartoon. I may not like the violence, the gore, or the subject matter but it’s well animated, well-written (the two episodes I watched anyway), and Keith David is great in virtually everything he’s been in. The point was that you can hate something well-made and you can like something poorly made. It isn’t crap simply because you don’t like it.

This was a year of losses. YouTube demonetized my channel because now you must have 1,000 subscribers and 4,000 views to be considered cool enough to make money. This was also a year that saw an end to the other reason I started the site, taking part in the now defunct Friday Night Fights. You’ll have to hunt for those and the multi-article posting of my favorite entries.

If you’ve been watching the Art Soundoff videos this week you know where BW came from, why I make comics, and where the videos came in, although I didn’t get to do a lot of videos this year. You also know that this is my 10th anniversary producing this site. It’s amazing the things I’ve learned about just from doing this site, either on purpose or by accident, by looking for potential discussion topics or just to satisfy a bit of curiosity and make sure I have some idea what I’m rambling about. But before we can begin the 10th year it’s time for the usual looking back at the previous year to see if anything I wrote is something I’d recommend to others. So here are my favorite articles I made during year nine:

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Robotech: Return To Macross #27

“Psst. Your fly is open and here comes the admiral.”

Robotech: Return To Macross #27

Academy Comics, Ltd (December, 1995)

“To Be The Pirate King”

WRITER: Bill Spangler

ARTIST: Michelle Birchfield

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BW’s Art Soundoff 2018 #11: 10 Years Of BW

Star Trek: The Next Story Bible–Technobabble part 2

In our last installment we began looking at terminology for Star Trek as planned for season 1. We continue that today. While there is still more about life in the 24th century most of it is still about the gear and science used on The Next Generation. There’s a separate section for weapons, one for the computer, and a bunch of other terms. I just thought “technobabble” fit best since there’s a lot of it involved.

In this section we’ll look at food, force fields, another visit to the Prime Directive and a bunch of other stuff. But most of it should be technobabble.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Transformers: Movie Adaptation #3

“No, the CG effect we put in later is…will one of you look in the right direction?”

Transformers: Movie Adaptation #3

IDW Publishing (June, 2007)

STORY: Roberto Orci, Alex Kurtzman, & John Rogers

SCREENPLAY: Roberto Orci & Alex Kurtzman

ADAPTATION: Kris Oprisko

ARTIST: Alex Milne

COLORIST: Josh Perez


EDITOR: Chris Ryall

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BW’s Art Soundoff 2018 #10: Video Soundoff