“Yesterday’s” Comic> Spider-Man Family: Amazing Friends

Spidey chose the wrong heroes to play tag with.

Spider-Man Family: Amazing Friends

Marvel Comics (October, 2006)

Like the previous Spider-Man Family comic this features some original stories and reprints. I will again do the reprinted stories as separate reviews, except for the Petey story. (That’s the one where Peter is a kid before he became Spider-Man.) That’s also a reprint but too short for it’s own review since it was a back-up story.

COVER ART: Patrick Olliffe, Livesay, & Lee Loughridge

PRODUCTION: Brad Johansen

“Opposites Attack!”

(takes place before Web Of Spider-Man #75)

WRITER: Sean McKeever

PENCILERS: Patrick Olliffe, Casey Jones, Kano, and Nick Dragotta

INKERS: Livesay, Vince Russell, Kano, Alvaro Lopez, and Nick Dragotta

COLORIST: Lee Loughridge

LETTERER: Melanie Olsen

The Mini-Marvels: “Spidey & His Amazing Co-Workers”

WRITER: Sean McKeever

ARTIST: Chris Giarrusso

CONSULTING EDITOR: Mark Paniccia

EDITOR: Nathan Cosby

Petey: “Hydra & Go-Seek”

WRITER/ARTIST: Fred Hembeck

EDITOR: Tom Brevoort

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BW’s Daily Video: Daft Punk’s Epilogue

If you think this means the duo are calling it quits, that’s what their publcist says. While no reason was officially given I wonder if the video is giving us the answer. I could never tell you which one was Thomas Bangalter and which was Guy-Manuel de Homem-Christo (I’m admittedly not one of the die-hard fans but I’m a bit above casual), but I wonder if the one that blew up just got tired of the gig or even just the “one day we mysteriously transformed into robots” gimmick and wanted to move on to something new. I guess we’ll never find out what the reason was for their mecha-transformation. Now that I think of it the Gorillaz had a deeper back story, but I’d rather listen to Daft Punk any time.

I don’t know what their future holds but I hope it’s something amazing. Thanks for the awesome music, guys!

Chapter By Chapter> BattleTech: I Am Jade Falcon chapters 24 & 25

Chapter By Chapter features me reading one chapter of the selected book at the time and reviewing it as if I were reviewing an episode of a TV show or an issue of a comic. There will be spoilers if you haven’t read to the point I have, and if you’ve read further I ask that you don’t spoil anything further into the book. Think of it as read-along book club.

When I did my review of The Black Stallion’s Ghost I came across parts of the book where the chapters were too short for a proper review in this format. So I decided on a minimum of 11 pages for a proper review. This served me well for Tom Clancy’s Op-Center when there were only maybe two chapters of decent length in the whole book. Ever since Joanna got to planet Dogg (only a few parsecs away from planet Catt but surprisingly far from planet Canaryy) the book has opted to use really short chapters. The last few installments, including last week’s, had three chapters. This week we’re going with only two. Let’s see if there’s enough to talk about.

Joanna continues her investigation, while we wonder if her ally is actually her enemy. Or maybe the other guy is her enemy. Or maybe they both are since we don’t know for sure there’s only one. Let’s dive in and find out where Joanna stands.

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“Yesterday’s” Comic> Teen Titans Go! #1 [FCBD edition]

It should be noted that this is based on the original Cartoon Network Teen Titans cartoon, using the “Go” from the show’s intro to set it apart from the regular DC Universe Teen Titans comic.

“Ummmm….we were fighting Mirror Master.”

Teen Titans Go! #1 (Free Comic Book Day edition)

DC Comics (September, 2004)

“Demo”

WRITER: J. Torres

PENCILER: Todd Nauck

INKER: Lary Stucker

COLORIST: Brad Anderson

LETTERER: Jared K. Fletcher

EDITORS: Lysa Hawkins & Tom Palmer Jr.

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BW’s Daily Article Link: The Right Way To Write Politics

Nowadays writers seem to want to focus on politics rather than storytelling, and it doesn’t matter which side is doing it. It’s wrong either way and will just cause people to lose interest even when they agree with you. However, if you really need or want to do it, author James Harrington offers a suggestion on how to do it right.

Jake & Leon #485: She-Hulk Out

Do we not remember Jen only got her gamma radiation from a blood transfusion and not a large gamma bomb?

I don’t know what works less. Her manly physique runs counter to her whole personality and her body issues with her de-Hulked normal body–which she can turn back into anytime she wants because she didn’t get the full level of gamma rays that Bruce did. She only got it from a blood transfusion, which is why she has a human-like body and her full intelligence. This is a good thing she usually goes into court as a lawyer in her hulked out form rather than her regular form. But then there’s the weird skirt and that bird-like chestplate or whatever it is she’s wearing over her usual purple top. This is what happens when people who have never actually read a She-Hulk story redesigns She-Hulk to please the body shamers who hate attractive women.

In this week’s Clutter Report it’s how disappointed I am with the current progress of my clutter cleaning since getting sick and worries about falling back to old habits that led to this project in the first place.

This week it’s the continued Chapter By Chapter review of BattleTech: I Am Jade Falcon. I think the new Superman show aired on the CW so I’ll have to see about that and review the first episode, and I know that the new Power Rangers series dropped their first episode on Saturday so I have to review that. I’d also like to get at least one of the last Avengers movies reviewed if I can. We’ll see how the week goes, but the article I’m most excited about is the time Superman fought the Martians from Wells’ classic sci-fi story. What, you don’t remember that? Then I have an Elseworlds story you’re going to want to hear about. Have a good week, everyone!

Saturday Night Showcase: Kamen Rider V3

If you’re going to watch the original Kamen Rider I suggest going with Shout Factory TV’s full series because Toei’s official Tokusatsu World YouTube channel has a strange posting schedule and you’ll have to wait forever until the series ends. And yet Toei’s already started posting the sequel series Kamen Rider V3, not the last time we’ll see that in this month of Kamen Riders.

V3 follows a friend of the two Kamen Riders from the first series, who is forced to become a cyborg after his family is killed…they even kill the little girl so be ready for that…and is later injured. The enemy is Destron and while a Kamen Rider/Transformers crossover is something I wouldn’t be surprised to see given the other Transformers crossovers lately (though doing a motorcycle Transformer seems to be hard for Hasbro and Takara and they’re rarely done) this Destron has nothing to do with the Decepticons. The leader of Gel Shocker survived (I’d ask how but I haven’t had a chance to finish the original) and has a new monster-making organization as they try to, what else, take over the world. Toei Tokusatsu World has the first two episodes up as of this writing so let’s see how Shiro Kazami gets his cyborg bug powers. Remember to turn on the closed captions for the English subtitles if you don’t understand Japanese.

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