§ October 1st, 2004 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on

Please, please, please tell me that the promo for next week’s episode of Smallville — the one apparently about “meteor rock”-enhanced cosmetic surgery — was not blurbed with the phrase “KRYP/TUCK.” And especially please tell me that the phrase wasn’t in giant green letters.

Anyway, this week’s episode was a little more focused than the season opener, as Clark, Lois, and eventually Lana all join in the search for the formerly presumed-dead and now just presumed-missing Chloe. We also get some closure (maybe) on the Lionel Luthor arc from last season. I do call a big “no way” on Lois digging up her cousin’s grave in broad daylight without being noticed, however. But we do begin to get a feel for how a relationship between the brash Lois and the usually reserved Clark would actually work.

Oh and (big SPOILER) I also call “no way” on how Chloe survived. If my memory serves, didn’t the house explode as soon as the front door shut? It didn’t seem as if there was enough time for the escape scenario described in this episode to play out.

In other news:

Peter David says his upcoming storyline on Hulk will only be five issues long, unlike the usual six issues Marvel seems to insist on for eventual trade paperback reprinting. David will still do a sixth stand-alone story…so we’ll get all six of those in a trade anyway, I’m sure. I particularly like this comment of his:

I could (pardon the expression) pad it out to six, but what’s the point of that?

Gee, I can’t think of any writers at Marvel who might be doing that. Can you?


Atlas Archives is a site devoted to the brief existence of the 1970s publisher. The Grim Ghost is a particular favorite of mine.


The Comic Treadmill looks at what must be one of the greatest records ever, “Songs & Stories About The Justice League of America.”


I’m glad to see someone else has noticed the same problem I had with the last issue of Green Lantern…namely, Kyle just taking the bad guy at his word that Mom is fine and dandy. Did anyone even look at this script before it was published?


I don’t really care what the new Sin City trade dress looks like, just so long as the books are available when people ask us for them, what with the interest in the movie and all. You know, just for a nice change of pace.

I’m not holding my breath, though. Yeah, I know what Dark Horse is claiming, but that smoke’s been blown our way before.


Rick, who runs the fine and good weblog Eat More People, has voluntarily removed himself the Comics Update-A-Tron 3000 due to his reduction in funnybook-related content, but don’t let that stop you from visiting! This month, he plans on discussing a different horror movie every day — a worthwhile endeavor.

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