Sunday, April 29, 2012

What time is it? Shameless plug time!

Can it be?  A Cracked article cowritten by yours truly?

The 6 Creepiest Sexual Encounters in Comic Book History

It actually took me a second to recognize it on the site, since my original title was "Six Comic Books That Tried to Be Romantic and Failed Horrendously."  Actually, they changed most of what I wrote, and while that's kind of an ego-deflater once you've poured your heart and soul into something and thought you did a real bang-up job of it, that's the way things work in the real world, so you just have to shrug your shoulders and move on with life. 

Though to be honest, I'm more miffed at the factual errors than the fact that they deleted half my jokes.  Tarantula raped Nightwing on a rooftop, not in the street, dangit!

Saturday, April 21, 2012

Batman: The Movie

Long before Tim Burton and Christopher Nolan ever thought of bringing the Dark Knight to the silver screen, 20th Century Fox decided to capitalize on the wild success of the ‘60s Batman series with a full-length film.  It was shot during the break between the first and second seasons on a budget of $1,377,800, which was pretty paltry even for back then.  But hey, just because a movie is made on the cheap doesn’t mean it can’t be good—Psycho, made six years earlier, famously had a budget of just one million dollars.  Is this film anywhere near as brilliant as Psycho?  Don’t be silly.  Is it one heck of a fun ride?  You bet your Bat-boots it is!

Saturday, April 7, 2012

"Walk on the Wild Side" - X-Men: Evolution

As I said in my introductory post, I’m primarily a DC fan, and it was only in the past couple of years that I became curious enough about Marvel to start checking out some of their cartoons.  One of the first shows I tried was X-Men: Evolution, which lasted four seasons and played fast and loose with the X-Men mythos (e.g. de-aging half the cast).  If you look at the reviews for this program on IMDB, the changes apparently raised some hackles among comic book nerds.  Let’s face it—when it comes to hackle-raising, we geeks are the undisputed champions. (Finally, a sport that nerds excel in!)  But in all honesty, X-Men: Evolution isn’t one of the things I nitpick.  For better or worse, this show was my introduction to the X-Men, and I for one get a lot of enjoyment out of it.

Well… except for this one episode