RE:Animation – Batman the Animated Series

“One thing and one alone keeps Gotham from drowning in a sea of corruption and despair. It is a grim being cloaked as much in mystery as he is in shadows. Like a bat he dives out of the night to feed on Gotham’s evil. To some, he is merely a legend. To others, he is a dedicated, driven avenger. And to criminals, he is their worst nightmare. He is … BATMAN.” – Introduction to Batman the Animated Series,...

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Queen Dani’s Stupid Comic Book

Starbucks. The coffee of queens Emilia Clarke of Terminator Genisys/Solo fame has proven that she still can’t pick a project. And before any of you mentions Game of Thrones, that was obviously luck.  Wanted: English actress for HBO series.  Must have little girl anime eyes and be five foot nothing.  Acting is optional, nudity is not. All of her side projects have been failures.  She is slated for a Marvel series; Secret Invasion, on Disney+.  But given Marvel’s record on Epic Mickey’s Streaming Service, I see no reason...

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The Collapse of Gaming Journalism

Last month, IGN decided that the hill to die on this week was Palestine.  They printed some article on giving aid to Palestinian Children* that I didn’t care about and didn’t read because I haven’t read anything from IGN for years and I wasn’t starting now.  However, IGN Israel did read it and screamed at the corporate owners. Ziff-Davis roused itself from its dreamy lassitude and made the accurate but surprising decision that this article had nothing whatsoever to do with...

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Blogs and Ends: The Speed Blogging Edition

Busy day to today so I’m speed blogging.  Please forgive any egregious spelling and grammatical eros.  FIRST First Impressions: Loki This is the first Disney+ Marvel TV series to star one of the A-Listers from the Marvel Cinematic Universe.  True, Loki is a villain A-Lister but he’s definitely not on the prep-squad, he’s a starter. The series opens with Loki’s escape from Avengers Endgame.  He then gets picked up by the Time Variance Authority.  Loki does a fish-out-water thing for a while, which didn’t feel like Loki...

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Movie Theaters Are Making a Comeback?

Last year the future of the movie house looked pretty dark.   Every theater in the country was locked down for most of last year.  American theater chains hadn’t been doing well before the trouble started, so losing 100% of their income for months on end looked to be an extinction-level event. I’ve gone over this stuff before but if you’re a new reader you might have missed it.  My old readers can skip down to the last few paragraphs. Theaters have been in an...

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What is Marvel Doing to Captain America this Week?

There is a certain comfort to be found in having no hope whatsoever.   Stoicism as a philosophy has its place because there are some things that you simply have no power to change. You can rage against the rising of the tide, or you can accept it but I assure you it will make no difference at all to the tide either way.  I am not saying be a fatalist and that the motherboard will work whether it’s plugged-in right or...

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This Week’s Arktoons Roundup is Now Live

Go read it on Bounding into Comics Drama has a history of getting the short shift in comic books. Understandable of course, the bread and butter of comics publishers in the U.S. have always been superheroes. And neither superheroes nor supervillains freely lend themselves to prolonged deep self-examination leading to an existential crisis that finally resolves itself in a cathartic release. Source: Superboy #68 For the most part. .

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The Dark Herald Recommends: Army of the Dead

The one character that I really wanted to die, didn’t. That sums up this movie in a nutshell. Army of the Dead is a tragic film and by that, I don’t mean that it is a Tragedy.  I mean there was a good script here at one time and it's tragic what the studio did to it. This isn’t Snyder’s first foray into zombie movies.  That was Dawn of the Dead (2004), it was about a group of people that have to hold up...

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So How Bad Is Gotham High?

For those of you whom fortune smiled upon and delivered unto you the gift of ignorance concerning the graphic novel Gotham High, turn away now. Read another of my posts. Or read anything else. A John Scalzi novel or the label on a tube of toothpaste (of the two I recommend the latter). But don't read this. You won't be the same afterward. For those of you who already knew about this Young Adult parody...

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