Thursday, February 26, 2015

50 Shades of MODOK (redux)

I took another run at 50 Shades of MODOK for our friends at Comic Bastards.  Thanks to them for hosting it and thanks to my friend DJ for helping record it and making it better.

Sunday, February 22, 2015

Justice League: Throne of Atlantis (2014) Blu-Ray

More like Throne of Atlant-ass, amiright!
Rating:  2 out of 5

Plot Synopsis:  Jerk asses are jerks but this time it’s underwater.

Sunday, February 15, 2015

Stupid Audio Trainwreck ep 2

The second episode comes screaming at you from the depths of obscurity! This episode I talk about what went up on my blog (Top Tenth: Grim and Gritty A-holes, Iron Man/Captain America: Heroes United). I mention what I reviewed over at Comic Bastards: Abe Sapien #20, Frank Thorne's Red Sonja art book, Creepy vol. 21, GI Joe #5, Legenderry Red Sonja #1, Q2 #5, Art of Army of Darkness, Flash 1.13, Agent Carter 1.6

Then I talk about If I Made It: Superman's New Power!

Sunshine Superman - Donovan, Sunshine Superman, 1966
Kryptonite - 2 Doors Down, The Better Life 2000
Superman - Bush, Golden State, 2001

Iron Man & Captain America: Heroes United (2014) Netflix

More like *stupid* Heroes United, amiright?
Rating: 1 out of 5 Iron Men United With Random Jabroni’s

Plot Synopsis:  Iron Man is united with heroes.  This time it’s Captain America.  Villains are also united and it’s Taskmaster and Red Skull.  Red Skull is kind of latched on to that whole ‘perfect race’ thing and tries to make one using Captain America’s blood.  It doesn't go well for anyone, audience included.

Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Top Tenth of the Month: Who Watches the Dark Knight Returns!

Top Ten Grim and Gritty Assholes

I literally typed "Grim and Gritty Asshole" into Google images and this is what I got
The Concept:  When the 90's came around people decided that Alan Moore and Frank Miller knew what was up.  Things like humor, optimism and colors were out.  What was in was dark colors, crushing nihilism and stubble.  That's what's "adult" and there's nothing more a bunch of pubescent kids want more that to be "adults".  So, when Watchmen and Dark Knight Returns sold all the comics the major companies, of course, decided to completely misunderstand what was happening and scramble over each other to create garbage.

In this case being the worst is
still just the worst

10)  Fate
--Who They Are:  Jared Stevens is a smuggler.  Because Han Solo was a Smuggler and he was pretty cool right?

--Why They’re 10:  Fate is a joke.  He is the poster boy for shitty Grim and Gritty make-overs.  When people make fun of the Grim and Gritty era this is what they are making fun of.  Everything about Fate just seems calculated to hit all those notes.  A person with a morally ambiguous career and a gray moral compass takes the traditional trappings of an established concept and changes them into something "cool".  Also he has multicolored hair and tattoos.  To prove how bad-ass he is Fate melted down the sacred helmet and amulet of Nabu into a knife and throwing ankh's.  Then when he was approached by an actual authority figure he told "The Man" to suck it while he went off on his own.  Fate is everything stupid about the G&G fad.

Sunday, February 8, 2015

Fancy Deadpool's Stupid Audio Trainwreck episode 1

My first attempt at a podcast!

The inaugural podcast of Hung Up On Superheroes! I talk about me! The blog! Plans for the blog! My reviews for Comic Bastards (Legenderry Vampirella #1, Jungle Jim #1, White Queen #1, Shaft #3, X-O Manowar #33, Goon #50, Postal #1, Army of Darkness: Ash In Space #3, Squirrel Girl #2, Superman #38, Flash 1.12, Agent Carter 1.5)! Then I tear apart White Queen #1!

Featured Music:
Ego, The Living Planet - Monster Magnet
Hero - Childish Gambino
Joker's Wild - The Ventures

Iron Man & Hulk: Heroes United (2013) Netflix

Wasted potential Bros!
Rating:  2 out of 5 Practically Anonymous Hydra Scientists

Plot Synopsis:  Hulk gets captured.  Hulk is used as a power source.  Then things get really stupid.

Sunday, February 1, 2015

The Batman/Superman Movie: World’s Finest (1996) DVD

Worlds Finest and Worlds Worst
Rating:  3 out of 5 progressively larger robots of destruction

Plot Synopsis:  Batman and Superman team up.  They are the World’s Finest.  Joker and Lex Luthor team up.  They are not.

Wanted: Weapons of Fate (2009) Xbox 360

"Wanted" is a bit of a stretch
Rating:  3 out of 5 bullets with your name on it curved at your head.

Plot Synopsis:  The game picks up shortly after the end of the movie.  Wesley is being hunted by a different fraternity (the Paris one to be exact) which causes him to shoot up parts of Chicago and Europe in his attempt to stop The Immortal who he blames for killing his mother.  You play in flashback scenes as Wesley’s father Cross who also, surprise, shoots things.