Jake & Leon #345: Fizzbin & Beth’s Christmas Adventure part 2

She’s also lucky Captain Yuletide defeated the Krampus a few years ago.

You know if you had a space alien friend taking her spaceship to meet Santa Claus you would have snuck aboard as well at her age.

I put my Christmas tree up at The Clutter Reports. This year the Autobots helped decorate it.

Over on my Patreon I have the cover up for this year’s Captain Yuletide. I think the image is a big large so I’m going to have to resize it. I also hope to get it done in time for Christmas. So many distractions thanks to my dental issues. It’s always something lately, but it’s still better than last year. Speaking of which I hope to get the video done since I already recorded everything last year. I just need to edit it. So if you guys find some good Christmas videos, websites, or whatever else I can showcase, thus giving me more time to work on other stuff, I’d appreciate it. I also need to find a job, but finding media reviewer jobs is hard when you don’t know what keywords to put it or where those jobs are posted. I may be forced back into…retail!!!!! I was hoping not to repeat that, but if I can get off of the front end and the cash register it might be easier for me. We’ll see what God does with me I guess.

Saturday Night Showcase: The Bears Who Saved Christmas

Two small teddy bears

Two small teddy bears (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

You don’t see a lot of new Christmas specials these days. As much as I love the classics, or at least what I grew up with, new tales with new animation is always nice to see. So I came across this one from 1994, which isn’t the 2000s but it’s still a nice little one for your family. The Bears Who Saved Christmas is about two teddy bears, Christopher and Holly, who magically come to life when their kids and the kids’ parents get caught in a blizzard on the way to grandmas house. Aided by a flashlight, a compass, and a couple of beavers, can the bears find a Christmas tree so that their kids can have some semblance of the holiday?

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Adventures In The DC Universe #19

The ripped clothes look doesn’t work on superheroes.

Adventures In The DC Universe #19

FINAL ISSUE

DC Comics (October, 1998)

Wonder Woman & Catwoman: “The Truth About Cats And Gods!”

WRITER: Steve Vance

PENCILER: John Delaney

INKER: Ron Boyd

COLORIST: Bob Le Rose

LETTERER: Tim Harkins

ASSISTANT EDITOR: Chuck Kim

EDITOR: Kevin Dooley

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Friday Night Fights: Auto-Pilot Fighting

With everything that’s happened lately there are days I feel like I’m running on autopilot, although I think we all have days like that. You’d think that would make fighting difficult, but not if you have a computer to do the auto-targeting for you.

A bunch of bad men have seen Die Hard too many times and try to outdo the bad guys in that movie, pretty sure there’s no Bruce Willis to stop them. Of course, if John McClane had access to Iron Man’s armor that movie would have ended faster than it takes me to insist “IT’S NOT A CHRISTMAS MOVIE AND DOESN’T NEED TO BE FOR YOU TO WATCH IT AT CHRISTMAS SO KNOCK IT OFF ALREADY!” I don’t care if that cost me votes, I needed to vent!

Roundhouse round 8

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> The Phantom #17 (Moonstone)

Due to the nature of this issue’s story it’s tough for me to make a joke about this one.

The Phantom #17

Moonstone (2007)

“Invisible Children” part 1

WRITER: Mike Bullock

ARTIST: Silvestre Szilagyi

COLORIST: Bob Pedroza

SELECTED COVER ART: Marat Mychaels, Adelso Corona, & Adam Street

LIMITED COVER (not shown): Darryl Banks, Terry Austin, & Bob Pedroza–a portion of the proceeds from this cover went to a charity I’ll be going over later

LETTERER: Troy Peteri

EDITOR: Joe Gentile

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BW’s Morning Article Link: Trading Aliens For AI

The Predalien as depicted in Aliens vs. Predat...

The Predalien as depicted in Aliens vs. Predator: Requiem (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Maybe the problem with Ridley Scott’s recent movies in the Alien franchise is that he isn’t interested in the xenomorphs anymore. This interview in Entertainment Weekly seems to indicate he’s found a new threat: artificial intelligence. Sure, it’s been done before, including Scott’s other hit, Blade Runner, but if that’s what he’s interested in maybe he should move into that and create a new franchise while letting people interested in continuing the Alien series have a go. Provided they can drive the train back on the tracks it was off of even before Prometheus according to the vocal members of the fanbase. Remember, I’m not usually into horror, even if it’s sci-fi horror.

Cartoon Network’s Action Drought

Logo to the AKA Cartoon Network evening slot

Logo to the AKA Cartoon Network evening slot (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

It’s been awhile since we’ve discussed the state of affairs at Cartoon Network. I think the last time was when they tried to institute live-action programming because the same guy who disabled American Movie Classics continued his war on specialty channels. Now Cartoon Network faces a whole different problem and one I haven’t seen addressed by cartoon commentary shows on YouTube.

From my fellow Reviewers Unknown contributors I got interested in The Mysterious Mr. Enter and I stumbled upon Saberspark on my own, but I’ve seen others, including RUer The Cartoon Hero, who is more of a reviewer and hasn’t really covered Cartoon Network’s decline. However, everyone seems to agree that what’s killing CN is Teen Titans Go, or at least the overplaying of the show. At least in the US; the UK schedule has a better balance of shows from what I’ve heard. Frankly that’s my only real problem with it since I can otherwise ignore it and outside of not following up from the beloved Teen Titans cartoon (not the first because Filmation had a Teen Titans segment on The Superman/Aquaman Hour Of Adventure) while still using assets from the show in a different art style and taking pop shots at critics I really don’t care. I liked the Teen Titans cartoon as well but I’m still disappointed they weren’t in the DCAU as was teased in an episode of Static Shock. But that’s all I’ll say on the matter because that’s not what I’m here to talk about.

When these commentators discuss the lack of variety of Cartoon Network and their treatment of recent shows like the finale of Regular Show or the debut of OK KO: Let’s Be Heroes they usually bring up the Cartoon Cartoons lineup or some of the other comedic shows like Uncle Grandpa or Steven Universe that air in the few spaces not owned by TTG. However, two shows in particular are never mentioned and for different reasons the ignoring of both shows speaks to one problem about CN’s lineup that they’ve botched completely: any action shows not airing on Toonami, which is now just for dubbed anime edited for television, are given the shaft. Why is CN’s action drought not being brought up?

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