Monday, December 31, 2012

Cosplayers Wanted!

  I plan on continuing Cosplay Wednesday and I would like to include some interaction with Cosplayers.  A few of you are a-holes but many of you are cool.  I would like to interact with the cool ones and if you have any question about what category you're in then I suggest you click on the "Cosplay" tag and see what I have to say about it.  If you agree, you're probably cool and we'll get along, if you don't, we're just going to argue.  Why do you want to argue?  Creators, models, prop makers.  If you make costumes or props but you don't wear them submit some stuff, get some credit, get spotlighted, maybe pick up some customers.  If you don't make costumes but model them, get spotlighted maybe pick up other people willing to make costumes for you to model.  I WILL NOT MAKE FUN OF YOU.  Like with the fan films if you submit something I will not ambush you.  I try to make reviews and features about being positive.  My commentaries are not about that, that's about me venting.

What I look for in Cosplay or really anything:

Creativity, Quality, Effort

  If you have 2 of those things I will probably like what you have to show off.  You are giving me content so I will be nice to you as long as you are nice to me.  Like I said, most of you are cool, some of you are not, sadly the asshat's are more vocal.  You have nothing to lose, I don't review Cosplay like I review everything else, I just showcase it.  The most you'd have to lose is me rejecting it but it's easy to know that ahead of time by just asking yourself if you have 2 of the 3 criteria above.  So if you have anything please contact me.

Fan Films wanted!

  So Fridays with Blinky will be replaced with Fan Film Fridays.  Fridays with Blinky will definitely be a part of that because, let's face it, I'm pretty far up his ass.  I really like his stuff, I pretty much bought everything I could off his site so I have a lot of his stuff to review.

  However in my time off I watched a lot of You Tube.  A lot.  A lot of fan films, most of it Batman, for some reason he seems to have the most fan films.  But there's good stuff that I want to highlight and some bad stuff that I also want to highlight.

  But I would love stuff submitted by a creator and get a chance to interact with them, maybe include an interview, I don't really know.  But if you submit a video, even just sending a link, I WILL NOT MAKE FUN OF YOU.  If you do me the favor of submitting content I won't post anything without letting you read it first.  You'll get my honest opinion and if you want me to post it I will and if you don't I won't.  That simple.  All that courtesy goes out the window if I have to find your video.  If you don't agree with the review I will be happy to post your rebuttal.  I'm not about ambushing people so if you submit something you won't be publicly ambushed but you also have to be open to criticism because if I don't like it I'm going to tell you.  But I won't post a negative review with out you knowing about it and if I have criticism it will be constructive.  Because you worked hard on it...and you were nice enough to send me content.  So if you have a fan film that you want reviewed, a comic based fan film, then submit it, you have nothing to lose by it.  If I like it you get a positive word out there, if I don't you get constructive criticism that you can either accept or reject.  I don't care.

  What I look for in fan films, or really anything:

Creativity, Quality, Effort

  If you have 2 of those things I will probably like it.  So if you have anything to submit please contact me.

The Gritty Reboot

  It had to happen at some point.  The gritty reboot where I turn in my helmet in exchange for a medallion and a huge knife.  But this is my return.  Well actually next week will be official.  This week I changed the look of the blog and I'll be consuming stuff for the coming weeks.  Watching movies, finishing some reviews, doing some commentary pieces, putting together the Catwoman week that I was about to do before my hiatus.

  When I started this the intention was to adopt a total persona and that everything would be filtered through this bombastic, offensive persona.  That got exhausting pretty quickly and it became harder to maintain the kayfabe.  It happened a lot faster than I thought, so most of these posts are not written in the "persona" but sort of a mix of persona and my actual personality, the commentaries are written entirely out of persona, which depending on where you fall may be unfortunate.  But the tone of the last few months is the tone I'm going to maintain and a part of me wants to eliminate all those kayfabed elements but another part of me wants to keep them for posterity.  So time will tell on that one.  Also the banner is going to be plain text until I do another one.  I liked the title of Superheroes Having Sex because it's a reference to the Kevin Smith movie Mallrats when Stan Lee is talking to TS about Brodie (paraphrased, my title is easier to say than Superhero Sex Organs).  I'm pretty sure it's TS, I haven't seen the movie in a while.  Although I'm sure I'll lose all those people looking for porn I guess they'll be happier that when they're looking for porn they won't mistakenly end up here and lose their boners.  By the way I can see where my traffic comes from so I'm probably eliminating 90% of my page views there.  It's a good thing I don't make money off this.

  It's not a huge reboot, I tried some more dramatic templates but I couldn't get anything I liked as much as the original template so I ended up just playing with that a little bit.  Anyway, hopefully we can get through the next year without having to abandon this place again.

Sunday, December 30, 2012

Ohhhh, now I get it (years later)

I remember reading this when it came out and not getting it and not bothering to get it.  Now I finally get it and that's cool.

Sunday, December 23, 2012

Deadpool web BLINKY!

Deadpool!  Blinky!  Mandy Evans as Typhoid Mary!  Looks like someone got my Christmas list this year.  Looking forward to this blending of all things awesome.  Sort of like a steak and potato smoothie.

Friday, December 7, 2012

Random Thoughts: the Deadpool reboot, Thunderbolts #1 and more Arrow thoughts

  I just felt like talking about some of the things I've been consuming lately.  First off is the Deadpool reboot.  My original idea was to get a paper subscription and review the first year of the reboot issue by issue.  I've already missed a couple of issues so it seems pointless now, but I've been getting them thanks to Marvels wonderful Digital Subscription Service.  Having an iPhone really makes being a comic book fan easy, especially with the Marvel app.

Wednesday, December 5, 2012

Bane, Bane, Koom bi yah!

I love these infographics.  Since the full sized thing is so huge here is the small version.  The full sized version is after the jump.  Or click the link.  Or don't.  Do what you want.  What am I?  Your mom?


The best scene in Amazing Spider-Man

When I saw this I thought it was the sexiest thing I've ever seen.  This scene made me fall in love with Emma Stone.  It's a totally unattainable fantasy but I just think it's just the sexiest thing ever.  I realize that statement probably says more about me than I'd like.  Actual high res clip after the jump.  Obviously I own nothing and all copyrights belong to their original owners.

Thursday, November 22, 2012

I don't know how to feel about Max Landis...

This guy? Noooooo....
...but my first instinct is to call him a douche bag.

  That's a harsh open isn't it?  The situation is more complicated than that.  It's complicated because I'm making it complicated.  I want to like Max Landis.  I really, really do.  His stuff on YouTube (which I've linked to here) is awesome.  It's something I like to watch it over and over again.  I recently watched Chronicle, which he wrote, and that was pretty awesome as well.  So having created all this great work, as a fan, I want to like Max Landis.  Because I'm THAT kind of fan, I'm that kind of horrible fan.  I'm just sort of hopeless in that respect.  I want to like the creators of the things I like.  I want to like their work and like them as people.  We don't have to be best friends, I never even need to meet them or have contact with them.  I just want to see/hear them in interviews, read news about them and know that they're good people.  That I'm supporting, in my incredibly small way, good people making good things.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012

The Man with the Iron Fists (theatrical release)

This is super god damn (Batman) kung fu
Rating: 3 out of 5 rapin' Dave Batista's

Review:  Holy shit this movie is kung fu.  I'll keep this pretty brief since this doesn't really fall with in the theme we have going here.  But this movie is super fucking kung fu y'all.  The cast is pretty strong, the action is excellent and fun to watch.  The bad is mostly due to RZA's acting.  His narration is stellar but when it comes time for him to be opposite Dave Batista he makes Dave Batista look like god damn (Batman) Gary Oldman.  Also the editing in the final scenes was really distracting.  I don't know if I'd go to the trouble of seeing it in the theater but it'll definitely be worth a buy or a rent.

Sunday, October 28, 2012

Cracked Superhero breakdown pt 2 The Breakening

Some more good comic related articles from the talented young, attractive and talented men and women of

5 Comics from When Sexual Assault was Considered Hilarious

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The 5 Most Insane Celebrity Comic Book Cameos

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6 Comic Book Crossovers You Won't Believe Actually Happened

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The 8 Most Cringe-Worthy Comic Book Movie Moments

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The 6 Most Spectacular Low Points of Modern Pop Culture By:Seanbaby

 Over on Seanbaby wrote a pretty funny article on the low points, it includes wrestling and video games among others.  It's worth reading but here is the entry that is most relevant to the blog.  Follow the link at the bottom for the whole article, it's worth it.

#5. Comics -- Billy Ray Cyrus, 1995

There have been a number of strange celebrity comic books and bizarre crossovers. For 18 years, Bob Hope had a comic about sexually assaulting women; Eminem the rapper beat the crap out of the Punisher; and Jay Leno once helped Spider-Man defeat ninjas. They all pale in comparison to the Billy Ray Cyrus comic from the Marvel Music line.

Some old lady is about be snikt'd


Dwight vs Comic Book Guy: FIGHT~!


Monday, October 22, 2012

Pretty nice.

Something that showed up on my Twitter.  Check out the whole thing here.

When momma said to knock you out, we’re here to comply–and so is Robt Seda-Schreiber, an artist and middle school art teacher from New Jersey. In today’s edition of Shelf Porn, Robt shares his collection of toys, action figures, comic books and graphic novels, as well as a look at his drawing area.

If you have some shelves of comics, action figures or other related collectibles you’d like to show off, send me a write-up and some jpgs at

And now here is Robt:

Sunday, October 21, 2012

Cyclops is a whiny bitch.

I actually like Cyclops.

Is it a vase or an old woman?


Arrow (TV Series) Ep. 102

Series: Arrow

Episode: 102, Honor Thy Father

Rating: 4 out 5 billionaire playboys turned vigilante arrow slingers

Review:  First off I don't intend to review EVERY episode of Arrow but after watching this weeks episode I wanted to comment on a few things.  In pretty much every way this episode is better than the pilot.  We get more time with Detective Lance and Dinah Lance and they really deliver on their characters.  They manage to make Dinah a relevant character again after pretty much neutering her in the pilot.  It could be argued that the sudden change that bring Dinah back as a love interest is a result of sloppy writing and an attempt on the part of the writers to unwrite the corner they wrote themselves into.  But the way they bring about the change makes sense both in the context of the story and in the context of the character.  Plus I'm just happy that they made her relevant and she wasn't going to be this barnacle of a character holding on to the show because they may need her later or because fans want someone with Black Canary's name.

  The episode really gels and is fun to watch.  The action is good, Oliver becomes more interesting and we see him kick a huge amount of ass.  We get a super villain (in the form of China White, I believe).  We see the return of the trick arrow.  Pretty much everything that was missing from the pilot was here in this episode.  It had that "thing" that was missing from the pilot.  This made me want to break out the action figures and boot up Justice League: Heroes on PS2 so I could play as Green Arrow.  This episode made me excited about the character and really excited about the future of the show.  The last 20 minutes are the best.  Oliver Queen makes an awesome speech trying to destroy his own legacy and another shock ending.  Plus the next episode preview shows Deadshot!  If you didn't like the pilot you might want to give the show another shot.

Sunday, October 14, 2012

Arrow (2012) TV Series

Rating: 3 out of 5 arrows to the knee which stopped you from being an adventurer like me

Review:  Well, they got me.  They hooked me into seeing where they're going with this thing.  The strong cast really makes the premise soar in the new series on the CW.  I wasn't really expecting too much, superhero TV series have a pretty poor track record.  Not really a track record of being bad, more like a track record of mediocrity but this was anything but mediocre.  That being said it still only gets a solid 3 out 5.

I always carry a hammer in my pants...

The Daly show with Tim Daly and his son Sam, the whole series is hilarious and something I was happy to come across.  But this one in particular is my favorite.  You have the definitive voice of Superman with the voice of Green Lantern and the definitive voice of the Flash.  It's pretty awesome.  The only thing that would make it better is Kevin Conroy.

Sunday, September 30, 2012 interview with John Wesley Shipp

I've been watching the old Flash TV series from way back in '90.  I only remember watching the 2 tapes they had at my local video store.  They were the 90 minute pilot and the episode (episodes?) with Mark Hamill as the Trickster.  That was it, I was not aware of this show when it was on TV.  But it's pretty awesome and a big part of the is John Wesley Shipp as Barry Allen/The Flash.  Maybe at some point I'll put up a full review.  I was thinking of trying to track this guy down and trying to get an interview to talk about his awesome turn as The Flash.  I instead found this great interview at bigfanboy.  Mark Walters, the interviewer, does a great job and pretty much makes any subsequent interview pointless.  The whole interview is here ,  I'm including a portion of it here.  This sample covers how John Wesley Shipp got involved with the project, his thoughts on the character, the costume and criticism of the show.  I suggest reading the whole thing though.  Check it out after the jump.

Yet another delay in my return...

  With my return of health my real life, grown up adult job has suddenly demanded an extra 10 hours a week of my time on top of the 40 they already get.  Since this whole thing is "fun" for me this is the first thing that has to go.  All this means, for the few people who come here, is that this place will go on indefinite hiatus.  I may or may not still post Catwoman week but I don't know.  My hope is to come back in the new year, assuming the world doesn't suddenly end in December.  But I'll post things here and there, easy stuff, random stuff, whatever I have time for if I have time for it.  Then by the time the new year rolls around I might actually get to the revamp of the site.  I like doing stuff with this blog, keeping my own little corner of the internet, but, well, work pays me and that's way more important.

  Well, that's it.  I'll be back occasionally and hopefully in the new year.

Sad but true...

Kratos looks like Bobby Hill.  Also I just want to be clear I don't support this attitude, I just recognize it's existence.


Alright, stop, it's lunchtime.


You wouldn't like Bluto when he's angry.


Monday, September 24, 2012

Sunday, September 23, 2012

Dredd 3D (2012) Theatrical Release

Rating: 4 out of 5 people who are the law and who give the sentence of death

Review:  You know it's been a good couple of years for comic movies.  The creators take the source material seriously, they get good actors, write decent stories and film good movies.  That wasn't always the case, you got a Spider-Man 3 or a Batman and Robin WAY more than you got a Dark Knight or a X-Men 2.  This year alone has been pretty great for people who love their comics in live action on the big screen.

Sunday, September 16, 2012

Wednesday, September 5, 2012

Curse you Fox, curse you and your morals

Of course you're forgetting that the sonar device only worked with cell phones and when Bane 'liberated' Gotham he most likely also eliminated cellular service.  So it wouldn't have mattered anyway.

Monday, September 3, 2012

Blog update

  So, I'll be be back in October.  With demands at work along with some personal health issues, which are getting better, I decided to take September off as well.  I'm however at least generating some new content for my return.  Monday October 8th will be the first day of regular updates.  Between then and now if something comes out in theaters I'll go see it and do a non-spoiler review (I think Judge Dredd comes out between now and then, maybe something else too).  I might throw up something easy and lazy between now and then as well but October 8th and we come back with Catwoman/Feminism In Comics week.  I may drop the feminism part though, however I don't know if you can really talk about Catwoman, the Halle Berry Catwoman movie in particular, with out saying something on the subject.  We'll see how it goes.  But that week will introduce a new monthly feature and possibly a new author as well.

  I know, looking at my hits, that no one will probably read this or care but on the off chance someone does care here's the explanation.  2 months is a long time to be gone with no explanation.

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Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Monday, August 6, 2012

Vacation Time

  Well, I'm taking the rest of August off.  Last week was a disaster, I was unable to hit any of my deadlines so clearly week to week doesn't work for updating the blog.  So I'm going to take some time to build up content and rethink some things.  I'd like to change up how everything looks as well so we'll see what happens.  I'll still be doing cosplay Wednesdays because that's super easy, I have the content and it seems to be the only thing people actually read on a weekly basis.  Also I might do a review of the Super Helicarrier that I managed to snag.  But everything else is on hold until the first week of September.  However that first week we'll come back with a vengeance.  I've got some new features in mind and a possible new author to join.  So, the two of you who actually visit the site look forward to that.

Sunday, August 5, 2012

I, for one, am excited...

  So this appears to be the new crew (Brian Posehn, Gerry Duggan and Tony Moore) for Deadpool after Daniel Way and Ale Garza leave at the end of the current arc.  After a bit of Twitter nonsense it seems that some people are discouraged by this.  That they were hoping for a return to the early Deadpool, before Way took over.  Personally I've really enjoyed Way's interpretation of Deadpool.  I like Deadpool because it is a humorous book with dark elements to it.  For the most part it's Deadpool taking the piss out of everything, being the lone, crazy voice of reason in the, at times, absurd Marvel Universe.  I never really enjoyed the early Deadpool all that much so Way's interpretation was very welcome and it turned the character from a novelty to a must read and a character I could really like and relate to.  The Marvel Universe is full of cooler than life smart asses so it's nice to see what basically amounts to a super powered geek, full of self loathing and social awkwardness, run wild and point at all the ridiculousness that happens around him.

  That being said I've really disliked the last two arcs in Deadpool.  After 52 issues of awesome storytelling, with a few rough patches here and there, the book has totally fallen apart.  I was excited to see where Way was taking the newly de-powered Deadpool after what I thought was a totally botched conclusion to the strong starting "Dead" story arc (all that here).  But even after that I had faith that Way, haven proven that he could bring some really awesome storytelling in the past, would bring the awesome once again but the current arc is boring.  It's just lacking in that special something that previous story arcs have had.  It almost seems like he's bored of the book and is anxious to move on.  The book has gone from a must have the day it ships to a "I'll get it when I have time" title for me.  So this injection of new blood is exciting.  I know nothing of Gerry Duggan (other than he has an Attack of the Show! credit, so he has a pretty good understanding of pop culture, a must for Deadpool) but Brian Posehn knows comic books.  He's a comic geek, he understands how comics work and he has a passion for them.  His stand-up and comedy writing shows that he can mix sarcasm, comedy and drama quite adeptly and perhaps when tempered by another writer with a different perspective they can deliver some truly great stories that build on Way's Deadpool that we've come to love.  Tony Moore is a great artist who can do detail and dynamic, comic style action.  So, to me, this feels right for a new era of Deadpool and I'm really looking forward to getting that first issue and seeing what happens.

Wednesday, August 1, 2012

Cosplay Wednesday

This week we get a menacing as hell Black Adam who looks ready to take over the world.  Also we have the evil Mary Marvel ready to help him take it over.

Sunday, July 29, 2012

Batman (1966) DVD

Rating:  3 out of 5 needlessly complex but easily solved riddles

Plot Synopsis: The rouges gallery gathers together in the ultimate attack against the masked Cossack.

Friday, July 27, 2012

Prometheus (2012) theatrical release

  Few movies in 2012 were as anticipated as Prometheus, a scifi/action/thriller that proposed to explore the origins of humanity and why, as always, we should have just stayed home. I had high hopes going into the theater- after all, this was a Ridley Scott film, the director of Blade Runner, Gladiator and of course Alien (from which Prometheus takes its universe). But instead of another classic I was treated to a two hour struggle between the characters and plot. Neither survived.

New Author

We have a new author joining the site.  It is The Number Of Man with a review of Prometheus.  Will we see more of The Number Of Man?  I don't know.  Just to let you know, I have no control over what he says, reviews or says in his reviews.  He's also expressed no desire to answer mail.  It remains to be seen if he'll reply to comments but he mostly just wants to post reviews.  So enjoy, his first review is quite nice, I'm jealous.  It's a different voice and a different tone which I think is good.  Just don't like him better than me.

Friday's with Blinky: Joker

  This week we take a look at the final Joker short film. Next week we'll round up the miscellaneous Blinky Joker stuff to continue with the Endless Knight theme. Then we might start with the Catwoman stuff.

  Made in 2006, before Dark Knight introduced a different kind of Joker this short brings us Bryan Bockbrader as Joker.  And let me tell you he is a hell of a Joker.  He's a little Ceasar Romero, a little Jim Carey and a little Jack Nicholson.  He's got a great laugh, delivers his lines with a pitch perfect craziness and has presence in his character.  I love the wardrobe on this as well, the Joker in his untucked dress shirt and loosened tie.  Anytime I look at a Joker character I looked for influences from comedians so when I see something I instantly associate it with a comic.  The look of this Joker is very 'late night comedian'.  He looks like he just finished a set at the Chuckle Hut, maybe he bombed, maybe he didn't, maybe he bombed but didn't think he did, anyway that's what he looks like.  Like a deformed psycho who just did 15 minutes on a mic in front of a brick wall.  Perfect.  It's hard to chose a favorite between Bryan and Chris' Joker performances, they're both very different so there isn't a lot of comparison.  It depends on what you like but there's time and room enough for both.

  Joker's the star so he's really the only character who get's time enough to shine.  Deanna Miller is there as Harley.  She's good, what few lines she has she delivers well.  The voice is really good, very close to the source material, which is nice.  She doesn't really get much screen time but she's not a distraction or a detriment, she does her part to carry the short.  Her costume could have been made a little more real however, Joker looks part of the real world but Harley's costume is straight from the animated series so she looks a little out of place.

  You can kind of tell this is early on.  The things Chris would get really really good at in the later short movies are present in this but just a little rough.  The soundtrack dates it a little but fits in with the tone and is thematically appropriate.  The camera work is good with it's low angle shots up at Joker, occasionally at a slight angle to make Joker both intimidating as well as depicting him as twisted.  It's well done and worth checking out.

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cosplay Wednesday

This week we have a Miss Martian, a Miss Martian Manhunter and my favorite duo Blue and Gold (for those of you who don't know that would be Blue Beetle and Booster Gold)