Clicking on the comic will give you a bit of insight into how I’m rethinking the current comic size and why. Also, when the announcement came down I saw responses from people so happy that Quesada was gone that they’re forgetting he’s being replaced by a guy mostly known for mature titles. You can see my article about it for more. But before we start this week’s Wrap-Up:
I mentioned it in yesterday’s Showcase article, but BW Media Spotlight (party of one) would like to officially congratulate Matt Burkett, known online as “Apollo Z. Hack”, in getting what many of his fans (including myself) think was way overdue; a spot at That Guy With The Glasses. com. Already the first episode of the “Reviewaverse Saga” is up, and he is currently working on episode 6 and I have it on good authority that it’s starting off with a bang (at least if a certain person I see in the mirror will get his part done already). This makes two reviewers thus far who have been in the Showcase to achieve this lofty goal among video reviewers. Check the aforementioned article to see the third in action. Maybe we can go for the full trio. But now, the news, including some stuff I wanted to put up last week, when I didn’t get a chance to do a Wrap-Up.
- Are they really going to kill off the current Blue Beetle? Bleeding Cool contributor Rich Johnston has his doubts.
- I know Christmas is long over, but that’s the state of my backlog. Check out some of the cards the industry gave out last year.
- Changes in Vertigo’s pay format for creators.
- I’m not the only one lamenting the death of Saturday Mornings.
- One reviewer laments the treatment of marriage in Hollywood in his review of Blue Valentine.
- Want to spruce up a party? How about a sci-fi deathsport?
- The creator of The Middleman decides to go an entire year without Star Wars. What did he learn about his fandom?
- It looked good at Comic-Con, but bombed in theaters. Did Hollywood learn anything from this and other experiences in 2010? My bet would be no.
- Music masters Daft Punk discuss working on the Tron: Legacy soundtrack.
- Ever wonder what became of “Ralphie” from A Christmas Story?
- The newest additions to Marvel Vs. Capcom were announced.
- I forgot to post this one, but Blistered Thumbs contributor Rollo T discusses why television network Spike’s Video Game Awards are so horrible.
- How much abuse can an old NES game pack take and still work?
- DC Universe Online has had to add more servers to keep up with the response. I wish their comics were doing as well.
- A look at fashion’s role in video games.
- Last year’s big gaming controversies.
- The new master of Donkey Kong. For now.
- Screenshots from the next Jurassic Park game.
in other news
- Warner Todd Hudson discusses what he saw in “PCism” in pretty much every media format except video games.
- Here’s an interesting sight Google Earth came across.
- The Clutter Reports: I’ve done two reports since last we wrapped up. After reviewing the Iron Man Costume Helmet I moved on to my two action figures and my three mini-figures. I learned my camera sucks.
- This Week’s Cracked: Unexpected series cancellations. Environmental messages. Characters dying (or later shown to not die). Blowing up an entire town. Killing kittens. It all leads to The 7 Most Soul-Crushing Series Finales in TV History.
Best Scene of This Week’s Reviews
Actually, it was the only nominee this week.
All-New Batman: The Brave & The Bold #2
Hopefully next week we’ll have more options. As for tomorrow, prepare for another “Getting Caught Up”. Hopefully I can STAY caught up now that the holidays are over. We’ll burrow through newsletters and hopefully RSS feeds as I try to clean house.