Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #313, “The End of Superman’s Secret Identity!’ and “Lena Thorul, Jungle Princess!”

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Well, we got through some boringness last time, but it paid off, because today’s installment is sublimely ridiculous. But before we get to the kookiness of Supergirl’s story in this issue, we’ve got to cover her appearance in the lead story. She even made the cover! ha ha take that clark And the cover doesn’t […]



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What I’ve Read in 2015 (So Far)

So that whole “book a week” thing pretty much failed last year, huh? Whoops. I think I’m going to try a simpler way of keeping track of my rereading and just check off books as I get through ‘em. Here’s the first batch: 1. Scandals of Classic Hollywood: Sex, Deviance, and Drama from the Golden […]

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Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #308, “The Super-Tot from Nowhere!” and #312, “The Fantastic Menace of the LL’s!”

This week we’re rushing through a couple of quick filler stories. There’s not much to them, which is why, as you might have noticed, it’s taken me a while to get to them. Sometimes the Silver Age is boring, sorry, guys! “What would life be like for Supergirl if she were married and had a […]

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The Great Disney Blogathon: The Rescuers (1977)

John Grant calls The Rescuers “a transitional movie,” and though I disagree with almost everything he has to say about this particular picture, I have to agree with him there. Many of the Nine Old Men, Walt’s favorite animators who had guided the studio’s output since the 40s, were retiring or had already done so; […]

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The Great Disney Blogathon: The Many Adventures of Winnie the Pooh (1977)

It seems strange to think of Winnie the Pooh as one movie, especially nowadays. After all, it’s one of Disney’s juggernaut franchises: quieter than the Princesses and Tink and Cars, but consisting of five theatrical films, nine direct-to-videos, five TV shows (including the currently-running Tales of Friendship), video games, shorts, specials, a ride in four […]

State of the Pull List, Pre-Convergence

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I know I usually check in pull list-wise in September, but between DC shaking things up next month and again in June and me just adding a whole bunch of new titles to my pulls, I figured I’d do a quick rundown of what I’m reading these days. Who doesn’t love talking about their pull […]

Friday Links Roundup

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Whoops, been a while since I did one of these! A lot’s happened over at Panels lately: Sneak Peek! Batman vs. Superman: Prawn of Justice. I got an advance look at the upcoming Batman vs. Superman script, and let me tell you, Aquaman’s part looks…interesting. Oliver, No: Three Things Arrow Needs to Stop Doing. If […]

The Great Disney Blogathon: Robin Hood (1973)

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There’s a lesson to be learned from Robin Hood, but I’m not sure what it is. It might be that even at their lowest ebb, a great studio can still make great art. It might be the power of knowing when you can coast and get away with it. It might be that characters who […]

Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #311, “The Day Super-Horse Became Human!”

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NOOOOOOOOOOOOO. Ugh. Okay. So how did this grossness come about? (And to be clear, I don’t think it’s gross because he’s sometimes a horse. I think it’s gross because he’s an adult who is lying to a teenage girl in order to emotionally manipulate her.) Everyone loves Linda/Supergirl! (And no, don’t worry, we’ve never seen […]

There Is a Flash Project Now Too I Guess: Episode 1.09, “The Man in the Yellow Suit”

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We’re back! Sorry about that. It’s Christmas, and some guy is hanging lights – when two streaks of lightning rush past him, causing all the lights to go out. Whaaat? It’s Barry, of course, angrily chasing…the man in the yellow suit who killed his mother! Dun dun dun! One day earlier, Barry and Joe are […]

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