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 […]



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

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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Dying Hard

I’m sure there’s absolutely nothing on this blog that would tip you off to this fact, but I can be a bit of an obsessive completionist. One day I’ll wake up totally fixated on something, and find myself utterly preoccupied with it until I’ve devoured every bit of canon available to me. Recently, and don’t […]

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Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #310, “Supergirl’s Rival Parents!”

Our last Supergirl Saturday left you on a cliffhanger, with Kara discovering that her birth parents are still alive, trapped in the Survival Zone. She’s determined to rescue them – but what if doing so just causes new problems? Kara starts her search by asking Kandorian scientists for help locating the Survival Zone: But those […]

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The Great Disney Blogathon: The AristoCats (1970)

It seems somehow inappropriate to be posting this review on Presidents’ Day. Down with the aristocracy! Or the aristoCATcy. Whatever. In his massive work The Disney Films, Leonard Maltin says that “[t]he worst that one could say of The AristoCats is that it is unmemorable. It’s smoothly executed, of course, and enjoyable, but neither its […]

The Great Disney Blogathon: The Jungle Book 2 (2003)

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There are Disney sequels that surprise you with an unexpected amount of heart or wit, or that add something new and fun to the mythology of their franchise. There are sequels that actively bad or lazy or offensive, and show just a little too much of Disney’s monstrous, ever-ravenous corporate maw. And then there are […]

The Great Disney Blogathon: The Jungle Book (1967)

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The Jungle Book is the end of an era. It was the last film produced during Walt’s lifetime, released ten months after his death. That fact overshadowed the movie itself at the time it was released, and it still overshadows it for me, watching it 48 years later. The Jungle Book is basically a freewheeling […]

The Great Disney Blogathon: The Sword in the Stone (1963)

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In some ways The Sword in the Stone is a bit of a return to form: magic, castles, knights, legends. It even opens with a close-up of an ornate book. But a few things mark it as undeniably a product of Late Classic/60s-70s Disney: the scratchy Xeroxed look we talked about last time, the often […]

The Extremely Ill-Advised Arrow Project: Episode 3.08 – “The Brave and the Bold”

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Okay, first we’re all going to bask in this episode’s title and its deep-cut nerdery. Ahhhhhhhh. Team Arrow bursts into a house where their boomerang murderer – you know what, I’m just going to start calling him Digger to save time – is hiding out. He’s gone, but they run into a squad from A.R.G.U.S. […]

Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #309, “The Superman Super-Spectacular!” and “The Untold Story of Argo City!”

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Supergirl Saturday is back! …On a Sunday. Shhh, don’t think about it too hard. We’re kicking off the new year with one of the most famous/infamous Silver Age Superman stories of all time: WHO COULD IT BE? I’m going to skim over this story, since it’s mostly just a string of cameos, but the basic […]

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