"Wan the cirin gnal jokernocile"

§ October 13th, 2009 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on "Wan the cirin gnal jokernocile"

And now, your Batman: The Animated Series freeze-frame of the day:

Presumably that’s “Win the Original Jokermobile” (in this episode, the Jokermobile was on display in a casino in a Joker-themed resort) but the sign’s on screen for all of two or three frames and there’s no possible way they’ll ever invent a video playback technology that allows for crystal clear images during pausing.

Just a few words about some new comics this week:

  • Deadpool #900 – Or Deadpool Team-Up, I guess…it’s just Deadpool on the invoice. Anyway, the issue numbers are going to count downward on subsequent issues…#899 is next, and so on, and I bet they’re feeling all clever about that, but they’re going to be sorry when they hit #1 in 75 years. Then what are you going to do, smart guy?
  • Femforce #150 – Just wanted to point out that, yes, there are 150 issues of Femforce. It’s in a smaller, near digest-sized format, and it’s $9.95 a pop, but it’s still hangin’ in there.
  • Galactica 1980 #2 – I think I’m the only person at the shop reading this. Also, this is first Battlestar Galactica comic I’ve bought since the original Marvel Treasury Edition adaptation back in the ’70s. It’s just weirdly goofy enough to keep my attention.
  • Jon Sable Freelance: Ashes of Eden #1 – Reprints the recent webcomic in the paper format for us old folks to enjoy. Actually, I did really like Jon Sable back in those First Comics days, until…I don’t know what happened, if Grell just got bored with it or what, but the art really took a nosedive in the later issues of the original series. But I still have fond memories of the series, so I’ll give this a shot.
  • Marvel Zombies Return #2 2nd printing variant – Not exactly capturing that lightning in a bottle this time around, I think. Used to be variant covers on Marvel Zombie books were like printing money.
  • Punisher Frank Castle #75 – The last issue of the MAX series, before it turns into Punishermax for no real good reason. “Punishermax.” That’s a dumb name, and I hates it forever. (The series itself sounds like it might be pretty good, though…Jason Aaron and Steve Dillon!)
  • R.E.B.E.L.S. #9 – OH DEAR GOD PLEASE LET THE STARRO STORY BE FINISHED. (I mean, I like the series, but this reimagining of Starro ain’t doing it for me.)
  • Uncle Scrooge #384 – Finally, my favorite of the classic Disney series comes back into circulation. I’ve no idea what’s actually in this issue, since neither Diamond nor its publisher, Boom!, seem to indicate the contents, so I’m quite curious to actually see it.

Chris Sims and Eugene Ahn bring you another installment of the War Rocket Ajax podcast, starring ME, Mike Sterling, in an important role you won’t soon forget. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry, and maybe, just maybe, we’ll all learn a little something. Well, okay, I just contribute a question for Sims and Eugene (and their fellow Ajaxians Rusty Shackles and King Oblivion Phd) to answer, but it’s a question for the ages, and it’ll make you think. Anyway, there are interviews from the Small Press Expo, more extended discussion of the Marvel swimsuit specials, and yes, a question from me, Mike Sterling. So go download it already.

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