Comics 101 Is in Session
Rev. Sully writes: Before Infinite Crisis I'd comb over and peruse the COIE...my TPB is well-worn...definitely worth its $30 over a decade ago but iDigress. A buddy of mine turned me onto Comics 101 at Poop Shoot by printing up your treatise on the JSA...we were unfamiliar with the team. I never did end up reading that earlier Geoff Johns JSA but I did tune in for his latest JUSTICE SOCIETY OF AMERICA #1-24...I still gotta hit the FunnyBook Bodega this month for his conclusion.
But new last week? Image's Infinite Horizon #4. I'm looking forward to that one.
Tipton: I haven't seen Infinite Horizon. I'll give it a look.
Joseph M. writes: How do you feel about Spidey revealing his identity to the FF?
Also, I don’t read the Avengers books (only so much money to go around) so I was wondering, did they explain why everyone forgot Spidey’s ID in it? They only hinted at it when he told the FF.
Tipton: I don't mind it in theory, I just think it's been happening too often to have the proper impact.
In AVENGERS the mindwipe was never mentioned.
Robert B. writes: Holy alien dog (I can't imagine cleaning up after an alien superdog) I must have missed one of your columns as I cannot recall you mentioning Krypto. On of the letters mentioned: "I can't wait until Warners release The Adventures of Superboy (1966-1969) on dvd. My favorite Krypto episodes are "Krypto: K-9 Detective" and the superb "Double Trouble, Double Doom"." What about the Krypto the Superdog TV series. I was watching my neice a few years back and seem to remember it being about Krypto with some random kid and his other animal friends that had powers too. Was surprised to see this back then because I had never heard of it before seeing it. You should be able to find more here: http://www.amazon.com/Krypto-Superdog-Vol-Cosmic-Canine/dp/B000F0V0M2
Tipton: The recent Krypto series was a little too young-skewing for me, but it looked like fun.
P writes: Wow.
I happened to be skimming along the web researching my next blogpost when I came across your MARVEL WORLD photo-essay.
As it turns out, I posted a VERY similar entry (with an eerie amount of similarities to our stories) on my blog several months ago, all the while thinking that, since I had never seen anyone ELSE write about it in such detail, that I must be the first to do so.
Well... I guess you beat me by a few years.
Anyway, I thought you might enjoy taking a look-see, so here's the link:
You also noted that you wanted to see the Planet of the Apes playset?
I'll attach links to the
PLANET OF THE APES
playsets as well.
There's another site that has a write-up and pics of them.
Tipton: Awesome. Thanks!
Rev. Sully writes: Read your Trek column but still haven't seen movie. Spoiler-Free...the crew still was the most I've gotten and seeing Scotty & Sulu's faces was enough.
As Boone said to Angel, "I gotta know..."
What about John Leguizamo for Khan?
Tipton: I say no Khan. There's no topping Montalban.
Robie S. writes: Just read your review and thanks for not giving anything away. I've been trying my best to stay away from all previews, interviews, etc, so I can go into it not knowing antything (a hard task these days). But I just had to see what you thought of it. As a life long Trek fan (it predates even my love of comics or anything else for that matter) I'm glad to see you so optimisic about this movie and can not wait to see it myself.
I do have one quiff with your review "managing to create the movie that pleases both audiences, something that hasn't really been accomplished since the days of WRATH OF KHAN or THE VOYAGE HOME", ahemm... I would think First Contact fell into this line.
The bridge set actually reminds me more of the first Trek movie set, but I do see you apple Store comparison. If the film is indeed this good, let's hope a follow up is close behind. I have waited a long time for another good entry into the franchise. After the last movie I was afraid we would never see another one.
My only hope is that Gene's vision is felt and seen here- hope. That was the one thing desperately lacking in the films and series after his death.
Tipton: I think First Contact came the closest of the NEXT GEN movies, but it still required a little series Borg knowledge, of the Locutus story, to be really appreciated.
There's an element of hope in the movie, I think, but not as big as it could have been.
Picture of the Week
Sometimes you don’t even need a caption...
See you next week.