Jake & Leon #291: Noniversary

Take a marketing gimmick away from Max and Beth becomes the mature one. And she's eight.

Take a marketing gimmick away from Max and Beth becomes the mature one. And she’s eight.

Articles come out almost everyday so when the site anniversary comes in November I should have enough to go with. However, I made so few comics this year because of all the time I was in some kind of medical facility that I didn’t think there were enough comics for a proper “best of”, even this far out from the anniversary of Jake & Leon. So as Leon said next year I’ll do a best of from this round’s strips and the next. It may equal a two-parter but it’s a better plan I feel.

I also plan to return to The Clutter Reports next week as well as finally (more like two weeks, due to something I need to do for my dad) bring back the comic reviews. We’ll see what happened to He-Man as the jewel started to take him over, to Darkhawk as he got flung into null space, and all of the other catching up I have to do. Plus we’ll enter the Wildstorm era of Thundercats comics, to varying degrees of success. But there’s one more week without those and maybe I’ll get some video work done. Maybe. I still get real tired in the afternoons or early evening. It’s not my medical problems so I must be doing something wrong. I need to work on that for my own sake. The battle continues.

Saturday Night Showcase: The Sword Of She-Ra

Princess of Power #1

Actually, you know tonight’s entry by a different name most likely: He-Man & She-Ra: The Secret Of The Sword. This was the one good movie from Filmation’s run before they made mediocre sequels to classic fairy tales Disney adapted. While not the first time this has happened, Secret Of The Sword is actually the first five episodes of She-Ra: Princess Of Power, the girl’s version of He-Man that boys could watch as much as the girls could watch He-Man And The Masters Of The Universe.

For as long as it up (the channel claims to be the official She-Ra channel, complete with the same kind of banner art but are just the shows and none of the trivia and skits of the Official He-Man Channel) this playlist will run all five episodes of the show that formed the movie. You’ll see scenes and moments that weren’t in the movie, which is why I wanted to post this version. It’s collected as the five chapter story under the original name, “The Sword Of She-Ra”. You’ll also note that the opening for the first few episodes hides who She-Ra is (to not spoil it for anyone who hadn’t seen the movie version) before following the brother show’s opening formula. As for the movie, I have plans for it in the future.

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Friday Night Fights: Kitty Kick

Here’s a comic I’ve been to before, but we need a fight with a kick and this has it. It also has horrible 90s art, but it’s DC in the 90s. It’s to be expected. We return to the alternate futures of 2001, as viewed by Waverider. Batman is in jail for a murder frame-up so good even he thinks he’s guilty. Catwoman doesn’t believe he is and decides to drop in on two of Penguin’s old goons. Paw in mouth follows.

Friday Night Fights clean logo

“Karate Kick” round 11

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BW’s Morning Article Link: Pennsylvania Comic Store Robbed

Transformers/G.I. Joe comics

ICv2 reports that the Golden Unicorn Comics store in Pennsylvania was robbed of multiple comics in a storage locker. Joke’s on the robber though. They were terrible 90s Marvel comics that I doubt anybody really wants. Still, hope they catch the person or people responsible.

Nintendo NX Flips The “Switch”

English: An NES console with controller attached.

An NES console with controller attached. (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

Today Nintendo released info on their new gaming console, previously referred to as the “NX”. It’s not the first time Nintendo teased a new system with a different name. Remember, the Wii was originally called the Revolution, but they thought Wii would be better for a family gaming system. This will be brought up again in my analysis. While other gaming console makers try for better graphics Nintendo prefers to innovate the actual gaming part of video games. The Wii introduced motion controls that changed the way you play games, and while there will always be naysayers it sold very well to every age group. Every one from Baby Dumpling to Grandma Moses were playing this game. When I was in the convalescent home after my first surgery they even had a Wii in the therapy room. (Sadly I didn’t get to play it because my issues were leg and arm strength as well as balance issues.) I did try it in the store or over my cousin’s house and it’s a great system. The Wii U tried to alter gameplay with the touchscreen game pad, basically making a console version of the Nintendo DS, which didn’t go over as well. Sadly, I have never been able to play this system in any form but would love to try it out.

So the question is what innovations has the Switch brought to gaming and will it be more like the Wii or the Wii U?

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BW Morning Article Link: Guardians Of The Galaxy Sequel Teaser

Courtesy of Comics Alliance is the teaser for Guardians Of The Galaxy Vol. 2, which some extra notation. Meanwhile I still haven’t seen the first one because life hates me and wants me to be miserable.

Power Rangers Reboot Trailer Drops


Let me start off by negating “but it’s not out yet, how can you judge it” comments by saying that no, I can’t judge the final product for quality when I haven’t seen it. I’m not judging the quality of the film. Visually it looks pretty good and the costumes, while looking like they were based on the Green Lantern movie design…

Entertainment Weekly #1112 (July 23, 2010)

…just a little less organic, they’re not bad. Not what I would have gone with, the original movie suits…

Power Rangers movie suits

…were better, but that matches the tone their going with. Now THAT I can judge. Guess what I’m a gonna do! Now this is a teaser trailer, not a full trailer, but I’m hoping some of my concerns are addressed in the full trailer, like where are the DinoZords and can Brian Cranston actually pull off Zordon? Still, teasers are another way for marketing to pretend they’re trying to promote the movie properly, but this one is giving me a few concerns. I hope I didn’t just use up all my good images for this article.

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