BW’s Morning Article Link: IDW Does Ladies Of Star Wars

I really don’t understand what Marvel is doing, and I’m not just talking about their character assassination and various other agendas. Kids are really being ignored by them. First their Disney titles are going to other publishers despite Disney buying Marvel in part to have their own comic publisher. Now Forces Of Destiny, a multimedia property meant to showcase their admittedly few female characters (seriously, you’re lucky to have more than one main female character in any Star Wars property, and it’s usually only the TV and comic series) to little girls is getting a comic, but not from the regular Star Warspublisher. It’s being done by IDW. Why is Marvel so against doing anything for kids besides their animated series?

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Get A Job, Hollywood!

It’s not surprising that world of movie studios fail to understand (or at least remember) how the working world works. Showing Hollywood’s lack of understanding how anything in the real world works is something that’s come up on this site many, many times. In this video from Cracked we see that Hollywood writers and creators are pretty much clueless how the corporate world works, and given the political perspectives of many in Hollywood, I’m sure it’s not just their lack of having been in that situation, but it sure helps.

As the host will say at the end, a lot of how they approach the business world is based more on their own experiences in the entertainment industry or what makes the best dramatic showing, and less on any research on how businesses actually operates. Those shortcuts may work for them, but it gives a bad interpretation to the audience as to how things actually work and skewers their opinions of the real corporate world, not realizing that accuracy is not always what Hollywood is trying to create. Here are four very good examples.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Transformers Spotlight: Galvatron

“Slagging trick-or-treaters! I said I’m out of candy!”

Transformers Spotlight: Galvatron

IDW Publishing (July, 2007)

WRITER: Simon Furman

ARTIST: Guido Guidi

COLORIST: Eric Burns

SELECTED COVER ART: Alex Milne

SELECTED COVER COLORIST: Josh Perez

LETTERER: Chris Mowry

EDITOR: Dan Taylor

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BW’s Morning Article Link: Han Solo Prequel Movie Has A Title

The cover of The Han Solo Adventures 1992 omnibus

The cover of The Han Solo Adventures 1992 omnibus (Photo credit: Wikipedia)

And it’s as weak as they could make it. Ron Howard recently released the name of the Han Solo prequel that just wrapped up production, and they didn’t even try. Or is every movie not part of the main trilogies going to be called “(X), A Star Wars Story“? I’d have gone with something like The Adventures Of Han Solo, something that played to the movies and serials that inspired Star Wars.

Now that I think about it, we never did get a proper serialized Star Wars, did we? Droids and The Clone Wars were a series of three to four episode stories, Rebels is an ongoing series, as was LEGO Star Wars: The Freemaker Adventures…no cliffhanger 12 or so episode serial, just little story arcs. Somebody needs to fix that.

My Favorite Intros: Monkey Magic

I don’t have to like a show to enjoy the intro. That’s a sign of a good intro. For example, 1998’s Monkey Magic is a show I never got into. One of many Japanese productions based on the 16th century Chinese novel Journey To The West, this show follows the adventures of the main character of that story, the Monkey King, as he travels on a journey with a priest. In this version his name is Kongo, a monkey to fall to Earth in a meteor and had a head of stone, earning him the nickname Stone Monkey. The early storylines follow his journey to become more powerful and defend his monkey friends from a village of jerk humans, earning him the wrath of some jerk gods. Unfortunately, Kongo is also a jerk so it’s hard to know who to root for. I only watched a few episodes and gave up on it.

The theme song is performed by the Tom Toms, a music group I’m not all that familiar with. But the song sure is catchy.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Voltron v2 #8

“My hat was in that spaceship.”

Voltron: Defender Of The Universe vol. 2 #8

Devil’s Due (August, 2004)

“Warpath” part 3

WRITER: Dan Jolley

PENCILERS: E.J. Su & Clint Hilinski

COLORISTS: David Messina & Barbara Bargigio

COVER ART: Don Figueroa & Brett R. Smith

GRAPHIC DESIGN: Mike Norton

LETTERING: Dreamer Design

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BW’s Morning Article Link: Wonder Woman Meets Bionic Woman preview

Fans of 70s superpowered crimesolving ladies rejoice! ICv2 has a preview for the upcoming crossover (or maybe it’s out; I don’t get out much lately) for the Linda Carter Wonder Woman and the original Bionic Woman. Personally, I think Jaime is a bit to open with her bionics and figures out Wonder Woman’s secret way too easily but otherwise I like this idea.