Programming note: Sick Leave

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English: A bottle of cough medicine. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

At least it won’t be as long as last year’s.

I still don’t have a comic ready. In addition to the tiredness I mentioned last week I’m also coughing and hacking stuff up (that’s the grossest this is going to get) and I haven’t been able to focus on “work”. This week’s Clutter Report, a review of Robots In Disguise (the first version) Ultra Magnus, was really late today. So while I plan to call the doctor tomorrow (and hopefully get up before lunch, which I almost didn’t today) I want to take a few days, hopefully not the whole week, to sleep off the sleepiness or find something to wake me up. (No, energy shots is not a solution. Plus the one time I tried that I got gas.) Whatever day I do start (it probably won’t be until at least Wednesday but hopefully Friday at the latest) we’ll finish Thundercats: Dogs Of War, since I’ve left you hanging on miniseries and storylines enough last year.

I don’t like taking a break but if I’m going to review stuff it helps to be wide awake. I may use what little awake time I have to adjust the Patreon rewards or work on the video (I have to record something so this cough has to go first) so hopefully that will be done. But if I’m not awake I can’t give a fair review of whatever media I’m discussing. I also need to come up with a new article logo because that’s just how I am and of course Jake & Leon. I’ll be back as soon as I can folks. My apologies but I want to be at my best when doing this site, or at least good enough.

Saturday Night Showcase: The Final Sacrifice, MST3K style

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The Canadian low-low-low-budget thriller The Final Sacrifice is about a wimpy kid ruining the name of Troy who comes across a drunk who used to be part of the cult that’s chasing him. And I swear our hero, Zap Rowsdower, looks a lot like a guy who used to come into the grocery store I worked for but it’s not him. At least I don’t think so. I’m not sure what the actor is doing these days. The riffing of this movie is one of the favorites among Mystery Science Theater 3000 fans so tonight I bring it to those of you who really should be checking out this series. Enjoy, won’t you?

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Adventures In The DC Universe #9

Get used to “face covers” for the next few weeks. This was a lame gimmick DC was doing that month.

Adventures In The DC Universe #9

DC Comics (December, 1997)

The Flash: “Heading For Trouble!”

Black Canary: “Random Access Memories!”

WRITER: Steve Vance

PENCILER: John Delaney

INKER: Ron Boyd

COLORIST: Bob LeRose

LETTERER: Tim Harkins

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Frank Berrios

EDITOR: KC Carlson

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Friday Night Fights: Blowing Up The World

I try to use the best fights possible during the week for my Friday Night Fight entry while running around the theme. I think blowing up Unicron counts as the best, theme or no theme, and it fits the theme as well. So let’s make Orson Wells explode!

That’s all the introduction I’ve got. Do I need more? Only to fill open space.

“Boom” round 4

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Oh My Goddess! Part V #8

“Funny, this was a pine tree yesterday.”

Oh My Goddess! Part V #8

Dark Horse (April, 1998), originally published by Kodansha, LTD.

“Miss Keiichi: Jealous Love”

English Version produced by Studio Proteus

WRITER/ARTIST: Kosuke Fujishima

TRANSLATION: Dana Lewis & Toren Smith

TOUCH-UP ART/LETTERING: Susie Lee & PC Ortiz

DESIGN: Amy Ardents

EDITOR: Rachel Penn

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BW’s Morning Article Link: Are They Trying To Be More Controversial Than Han Shot First?

Bob Iger gave some more details about the Han Solo…um…solo movie. In a comment that has to either be a goof or is right up there with “the Ninja Turtles are aliens”, Iger seemed to be hinting that Han Solo is not his real name. I hope that’s fixed by the time this article goes live (and I get back to my computer to update) because that’s just really dumb.

“Yesterday’s” Comic> NiGHTS Into Dreams #6

Commentaries should return here next week.

“YOU broke it!” “No, you did!”

NiGHTS Into Dreams #6

FINAL ISSUE

Archie Comics (October, 1998)

“Shattered Dreams”

WRITER: Karl Bollers

BREAKDOWNS: Patric Spaziante

FINISHES: Sam Maxwell

INKER: Harvey Mercadoocasio

COLORIST: Frank Gagliardo

LETTERER: Jeff Powell

EDITOR: Justin Gabrie

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