The Smallville Project: Episode 2.17 – “Rosetta”


Jess: We open with a long shot panning down from the clouds into the Kawatche caves, finally focusing on one painting in particular. The shot reverses, and we see Clark, awkwardly flying (seriously, Welling clearly was not enjoying this wire work). He reaches out to touch the painting, which has a spot just right for […]


Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #305, “The Girl Who Hated Supergirl!”

Over the past year, I’ve shown you a Silver Age Supergirl who is warm and friendly, cheerful and kind – always ready to help out, whether it be saving the world or brightening a small child’s day. Is it any wonder that everyone loves her? Well. Not everyone. Someone hating Supergirl? How can this be??? […]


The Smallville Project: Episode 2.16 – “Fever”

So Rebecca and I did some math and realized that if we never skip another week (unlikely) it’ll still take us four years to get through the rest of Smallville, which is far longer than I want to live a flightless, tightless life, so we’re going to switch to a Greatest Hits kind of schedule, […]


Check me out at Panels (and other rad people too!)

Hey! Do you love my incessant ramblings about comics? Do you wish they were MORE incessant? Then you should check out the brand-new, kickass PANELS, a new site dedicated to celebrating comics! You already know I can’t resist a good recurring feature – well, I’ve got one over there called Off the Page. Here’s a […]


Back Issue Bin Review: Flash v2

Wow, it’s been a long time since the last Back Issue Bin post, huh? There’s a very good reason for that, which I’ll get to in a moment, but let me set the scene first. Flash v2 is the post-Crisis series starring Wally West, the third Flash. It ran (ha!) for 247 issues, from 1987 […]

What I Read in August


(Yes, I know I’m behind.) Week Thirty-One (August 3-9): Is Everyone Hanging Out Without Me? (And Other Concerns) by Mindy Kaling. I feel like Mindy Kaling and I should be best friends. We can day drink and ogle Chris Evans together. How do I make that happen? Week Thirty-Two (August 10-16): The Giver by Lois […]

Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #304, “The Maid of Menace!”


Fishguys and sleazy con artists are all well and good, but there’s nothing that spurs a good superhero story like a good supervillain, and so far Supergirl’s only got one to call her own. With this issue, make that two: Uh-oh! I am seriously enjoying the evil librarian look Black Flame has going, though. Our […]

The Smallville Project: Episode 2.15 – “Prodigal”


Jess: Gambling den. Everyone there is Chinese except for one smug white guy in a suit. He speaks Chinese, though, and is in fact working with one of the waiters to cheat at poker. He’s caught and is forced to flee for his life out the back alley; he’s about to be shot when Lex […]

The Great Disney Blogathon: One Hundred and One Dalmatians (1961)


Part of the reason I embarked on this blogging project was to have an excuse to watch all the Disney movies in chronological order (sequels aside), something I’ve never done before. It’s been an interesting experience seeing the company’s style and output change as new creators and technologies rise and fall, as cultural values evolve […]

Supergirl Saturday: Action Comics #303, “The Monster from Krypton!” and “Supergirl’s Big Brother!”


I know I keep saying this, but this issue features one of the grossest men to ever wander through Supergirl’s life. But first, our girl makes the cover for a cameo in the lead Superman story: Well, this oughta be good. Okay, so this exact scene doesn’t happen in the issue, but it gives me […]

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