Wednesday, May 31, 2006


A good week of output after a very rewarding Memorial Day weekend.

I got a chance to contribute to Troy Brownfield's semi-regular action figure column for Newsarama, Super Articulate. I covered a recent purchase of mine, DC Direct's 3rd wave of action figures based off Alex Ross' JUSTICE miniseries. The highlight for me was the Plastic Man figure (click the image below for details on the figures).

In this week's Best Shots, I discuss the return of Two Face.

Wednesday, May 17, 2006


Well, damn.
I had a lot of hope for an Aquaman TV show next fall. Definitely chalk this up to a case of the WB-UPN merger costing some viewers a show with a devoted following (Everwood), and a show that never got a chance (Mercy Reef).

Coulda, woulda, shoulda.
As much press and buzz as this potential Aquaman show was generating, and the backing of the producers of Smallville, I have little doubt that it would have been a reality if the WB was on its own for the 2006 season.

This week's Best Shots @ saw me covering a book and a character from a genre that I've never followed before, the Western and Jonah Hex. The current book has been stellar so far, and I highly recommend it. It's very user-friendly too in that each issue has been a self-contained story so far.

I'm also a contributor to an ongoing article in Newsarama that is intended to get readers up to speed on DC Comics characters who have been prominently featured in the stories like Infinite Crisis, 52, and "One Year Later."

Thursday, May 11, 2006

FOUR Your Eyes Only

New Best Shots reviews this week over at, including my take on Fantastic Four Visisonaries: George Perez Vol. 2.
In case you didn't know, I'm something of a Perez guy. ;-)

Our crew had some good laughs at the expense of the uninformed over the preposterous insinuation that we're in Marvel Comics' pocket since Newsarama stopped working with Kevin Smith's View Askew. Ain't gonna happen on my watch.

This just in: The Chicago Cubs and Barry Bonds are knotted up in a struggle to see who can be more worthless to baseball.

Wednesday, May 03, 2006


Trailer of the year, as far as I'm concerned. I love how the potential quality of Superman Returns is on full display without blowing a whole bunch of stuff as far as what happens in the whole movie. I always think that the movies that have their trailer's play out the whole story are the ones that must not be that good. Clearly this movie has a lot of good stuff it still wants to show us.

Only a few weeks away...