Comics 101 Is in Session
Alan K. writes: I was reading the Mailbag for this week, and it occurred to me there
was a grave injustice done that I must address. When you were compiling your list of Best Performance List, how could you or anyone else not include Mark Hamill as Cock-Knocker in Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back?
Tipton: How could I not mention it?
With great pleasure and determination.
Tom A. writes:
So the wife bought us a X-Box 360 and naturally, after picking up GTA IV, my nest game purchase was Batman: Arkham Asylum.
It is pretty cool, and I'm getting used to all the controls and what not, but just between you and me, isn't it funny that every time Bats uses the explosive gel, he sprays a smile?
Just hit the Scarecrow scene. I'll let you know how it works out...
Tipton: I still gotta go back and finish that...
P. Kauffman writes: In your answers to the JLA trivia quiz, you said that Red Tornado was the one former enemy who had joined the JLA. He never was an enemy, just the pawn of T.O. Morrow. I refer you to JLA vol. 1, # 64 & 65, 1968, in which he was first introduced. Furthermore, if you include Major Disaster, then you also have to include the Scarlet Skier, Big Sir and the rest of Justice League Antarctica. Either way, the question is bogus.
Tipton: Your accusation of bogosity is accordingly noted and logged.
Jason L. writes: Thanks for the tongue-in-cheek look at super-hero amputations, cripplings, and other mutations but I'm going to take you back to good ol' Silver Age goofiness with Lightning Lad of the Legion of Superheroes losing his right arm to, get ready for this, the Super Moby Dick of Outer Space. This happened shortly after he was resurrected from the dead by Proty, Chameleon Boy's pet, sacrificing his life for him. The latter premise was used to great effect in the JLA Lightning Saga a few years ago but nothing beats losing your arm to a white whale floating around in outer space.
Keep up the good work and continued success with your writing.
Tipton: Yeah, I totally forgot about that one.
Jason C. writes: I'm not reminding you about Lightning Lad's arm, I'm just asking how many people reminded you about Lightning Lad's arm.
Tipton: Only two so far...
John K. writes: My wife and I JUST finished the box set for ANGEL. I had never seen the series (or BUFFY, for that matter) and she got both box sets for Christmas a few years back. We finished both series over the span of two years, just finishing up ANGEL last week. A Hole in the World was heartbreaking. I actually ended up liking ANGEL better than BUFFY...I found it less melodramatic. I'm looking forward to checking out the IDW line of comics.
Tipton: I highly recommend Brian Lynch's AFTER THE FALL in its entirety (and humbly suggest my own work as well, which can be found in the ANGEL and SPIKE Omnibuses, as well as the adaptations of SMILE TIME, NOT FADE AWAY and A HOLE IN THE WORLD, currently on sale.)
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