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It’s Knittin’ Time

Don’t let the Yancey Street Gang know about it, but Ben Grimm’s now into knits.  When the creator of this gem figures out how to make a flaming Johnny Storm, I’ll be impressed.

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September 25, 2007 Posted by | Batman, Comics, DC Comics, Marvel Comics, Oddities, Superman, Toys | Leave a comment

Good Hood Hunting

Usually these sets of JLU figures don’t interest me, but I might just have to purchase this one. Yes, it would mean owning yet another Batman, Superman and Flash figure (I think I’ll soon drown in them), and the Grodd figure, while cool, is nothing terribly exciting. No, the real reason to buy this set is for the Red Hood/Joker figure.  Has anyone seen this in a local Target (it’s an exclusive to them)?  If so, let us know if the Hood looks as good in reality as he does in this photo.

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September 20, 2007 Posted by | Batman, Comics, DC Comics, Superman, Toys | Leave a comment

Has Doomsday Come for Superman Again?

Reviews are coming in from around the net about the newly-released Superman: Doomsday DVD, and they are mixed, at best.  I haven’t seen it yet, but I typically have faith in Bruce Timm and his creative vision of the DC Universe.  Justice League Unlimited was outrageously good, though, admittedly, not everything the Timm/Dini team created was up to that same standard (the first season of Justice League immediately comes to mind).  For some unknown reasons, the creative team decided to ditch the usual voice talent (Tim Daly, Clancy Brown, etc) for what I can only guess are perceived as higher-profile voice talents (though I’m not certain anyone considers Anne Heche or Adam Baldwin to be A-List talent).

Have any readers here seen the DVD? What are your thoughts?

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September 19, 2007 Posted by | Comics, DC Comics, Superman | Leave a comment

Batman and the Anguish of Guilt!

Some things simply don’t require any further comment.  I never thought of Bruce Wayne as the Raskolnikov type, but maybe there’s something to the idea….

Dostoyevsky Comics Featuring Batman

Dostoyevsky Comics

Brian Hughes has a great write-up in Again With the Comics about “Dostoyevsky Comics” by R. Sikoryak, an amazing comic book adaptation of Fyodor Dostoyevsky’s “Crime and Punishment” featuring Batman. It was originally published in 2000 as part of Drawn and Quarterly #3 and here are all the full scans of the comic.

via The Ephemerist

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September 19, 2007 Posted by | Batman, Comics, DC Comics | Leave a comment

Is Countdown Working for You?

Tepid reviews, lackluster fan interest, and a meandering plot have made a lot of folks just plain meh about DC’s supposed-to-be landmark Countdown series.  I had high hopes. I mean, when Darkseid showed up in the first few pages of the very first issue, my adrenaline started pumping. Now, I’m about 8 issues behind, and I’m not terribly interested in catching up.  What about you?  What’s your view of Countdown?

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August 24, 2007 Posted by | Batman, comic books, Comics, DC Comics | Leave a comment