Wednesday, May 23, 2012

Odd and End

Well, click on "Read More" to see the general update of things for the show, plans for the future, or all that other fun stuff!

I'm keeping it under the cut this time mostly because some fans have expressed that they wish to avoid reading what's coming up and prefer to be surprised. Fair enough. The Schedule of Upcoming Episodes is up first, just FYI.


Schedule of Upcoming Episodes
6/4 – Marvel Team-Up #74
6/11 – Blake’s 7 #2
6/18 – Battle For Bludhaven #1-2
6/25 – Battle for Bludhaven #3-4
7/2 – Battle for Bludhaven #5-6
7/9 – Sir Charles Barkley and the Referee Murders
7/16 – Captain Electron #1
7/23 – Star Trek IV: The Voyage Home
7/30 – 200th Episode

As always, the schedule is subject to change if it turns out the material is boring or pretty decent or some other reason. However, I'm fairly confident with this run that people are going to like what's coming up.

The show storyline will resume this Monday at the end of the Batman: A Word to the Wise review.


History of Power Rangers Update
Well, so far only one person has legitimately asked when the Mystic Force videos will go up, so I guess I'll see you all next year when that happens.

I'm kidding, of course. I have no intention of letting another eight months go by without an update. Here's what I can tell: I haven't watched any more since the last time. The thing about History of Power Rangers is that if I'm watching the show, I'm giving it my full attention and taking notes. Recently you may have noticed on my twitter that I've been watching movies in my off time, particularly the Amityville Horror series. Really it's for my own enjoyment as well as education, which I'll be getting into below.

The thing is, I don't have to pay TOO much attention to these movies while I watch them. Sure, I'm a snarky critic and I'll make jokes at its expense and I'll see plot holes and whatnot, but since I don't have anything business related going to it, I can focus my main attention on other projects. I'm the kind of guy who really needs background noise while I work - usually in the form of watching videos of other video producers, but in this case I'm watching movies while I work on cybermats or props or the costume I'm assembling for Animinneapolis. And since Animinneapolis has a deadline for me that I NEED the costume for (especially since I've promised I'll be wearing it), it takes priority over History of Power Rangers.

That's the thing - it's all a matter of priorities and whatever has a time limit takes priority over others. Still, rest assured the series is NOT ending just because there are long gaps between videos, so don't worry about that. It'll only end when there are no Power Rangers series left or if I just get too frustrated by the amount of "When's the Next History of Power Rangers?" when the answer is and always will be, "When it's done."


Longbox of the Damned
I've been announcing this on twitter, but for those who haven't followed it, this October I'm going to be trying a little experiment. Those of you familiar with James Rolfe's work are probably familiar with Cinemassacre's Monster Madness, wherein every day during the month of October he spends about 3-10 minutes talking about horror movies, from the obscure to the bizarre to the most famous. While I'm generally a fan of horror, there's a lot out there that I've never seen, so I'm trying to educate myself in as much as I can get my hands on, though I'm of course trying to find the good or the enjoyably bad. The Amityville series has a wonderful collection of the good, the decent, and unfortunately the boring (the third and fifth movies in particular are atrociously dull).

Anyway, my continued enjoyment of horror has gotten me thinking about how much I enjoy Monster Madness whenever it comes around. As such, I've decided to do my own version, but my show will be focused on horror comics and trust me, there are a lot. I'm even inventing a new character, a horror host, who will introduce and talk about the comics - Moarte, a ghoul who was doomed to forever take care of the Longbox of the Damned.

Now, since this will be a new show in October and I'll be updating every day, this is going to be very experimental for me. I'm going to try to get most of it done with ahead of time, since Atop the Fourth Wall will still update at its regular time and I have plans for the story running through this year's stuff. And no, it will not be Silent Hill and it will not be A Nightmare on Elm Street like I teased last year (not that I'll never get to it, but rather I have a different franchise I'd like to talk about).

As for the Longbox, I've already got A LOT of material to go through. Sometimes it'll be a single story in an anthology, sometimes it's something very well known like Marvel Zombies, or something from manga like Uzumaki. There won't be any over-arching theme this year since this is the first time I'm trying this out - just to test the waters and see if people like it or not, what should be dropped or not for future installments, and etc. Unlike Atop the Fourth Wall, this will be on both the good and the bad, sometimes stuff meant to be horrifying and other times just stuff that has horror elements to it (without being expressly MEANT as horror).

I'm also looking for a theme song for it... but not anything long. The thing is, the videos will probably average around 4-5 minutes in length, so there's no need for a big, minute-long theme. I'm thinking something 15-30 seconds long. I've considered making a contest for it, but I'm not entirely certain about it since I don't know how much time I'd have to evaluate candidates (and hell, just think about how long it took me to do the Pollo Contest). Still, I haven't got anything for it, and I'm looking for something both cool and creepy, like the Goosebumps theme song or the Invader Zim theme, things that understand the material they're working with. But yeah, nothing definite about what I'll be doing yet in that department.



Lightbringer and Revolution of the Mask Updates
Good news on the horizon for both of these. SouZou has about four pages left of the next issue of Revolution of the Mask, so hooray! I'm thinking this one will not go under Brain Scan Comics (mostly because they seem to be dead, anyway), and I'll try to find a comic printer where I can publish the other two issues and properly distribute them in a form where people can own physical copies of them.

On the Lightbringer front, Serge has been hard at work producing pages. I actually have quite a few that I'm sitting on. Why? Because the last time that Lightbringer came back, the pages were went through rather quickly, leading to some dead space, especially since Serge has other projects that he works on. The good news, though, is that I'm planning on continuing the series once he finishes up the storyline, which I believe has about 4-5 pages remaining. I'm still considering releasing them two times a week instead of once a week, but we'll see where we are there, since then I need to get working on the next storyline's script. And, well, as I stated above, some things take priority over others.


MAGFest Crossover
Speaking of long-awaited things... yes, this crossover is still going to get released, even if it's been about 4 or 5 months since MAGFest. I was waiting on the footage from everyone else and now I have it. As these things go, other projects tended to sideline this one. It's unfortunate, but it happens. Still, I'm going to try to work on it this weekend and get it out for people to watch and enjoy ASAP and it will probably come in the form of two videos due to its length.

Speaking of crossovers, I also recorded two other crossovers while filming the Fourth Year Anniversary for TGWTG, and those will still happen, as well, it's just, well, priorities again. Noticing a pattern there? XD

72 comments:

Ozaline said...

Whoo Marvel Team Up #74 Spider-man and the Cast of Saturday Night Live... wooo, it should be fun.

I'm really looking forward to Long Box of the damned come October that sounds like it's going to be fun. I hope the actual longbox prop is something fantastic, which I have no doubt it will be.

And I would love to have physical copies of revolution of the mask, yes please!

Lido said...

you're doing Battle for Blood Haven? I actually liked that comic, but I liked Act of God when I first read it too so I might've just been young and stupid

Phantom Roxas said...

• I learned about Marvel Team-Up #74 out of curiosity for why it was kept out of the Essential. Knowing what it's about, I'm looking forward to this one.
• You've mentioned Blake's 7 a few times, so it's interesting to see you talk about this, although why talk about #2 instead of #1?
• Hurray, another multi-parter. I can't remember where you first brought up Battle for Bludhaven, but I'm looking forward to this one.
• "Sir Charles Barkley and the Referee Murders." What. We're getting some kind of spiritual sequel to Godzilla vs. Barkley?
• Captain Electron sounds like the standard "First issue about a character you likely don't know about and it's probably better that way."
• Not surprised that you're going to review the comic of The Voyage Home, and I take it that the storyline will end with that review.
• Looking forward to the 200th episode, whatever it ends up being about.
• Finally, the MAGFest crossover. I've been waiting for this one, and I can't wait to see what it's about.

Jaqui K said...

Well, since you are revisiting Earth's Greatest Warrior, Charles Barkley, this only seems appropriate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJuINS6WZyA

Anonymous said...

Schedule:

As usual, interesting line up for the next couple of months.

HOPR:

Again, take your time... Just not as long as the last time...

Crossovers:

Looking forward to them whenever they come out.

Fiery Little One

Des Shinta said...

Glad people have finally gotten the message about harping you for more HoPR, you'll get to it when you can.

Sounds like you're making a lot of cybermats. A remote control army?

Priorities are an understandable thing. You're one of the most regular producers when it comes to content release, it sounds like all of these other things collectively eat up a lot of your time, especially since you seem like the kind of person who sets their deadlines early in case something goes wrong.

Battle for Bludhaven? Wasn't that a comic you said tied into Countdown? OH boy, is that going to be a treat.

While not a horror enthusiast, the month-long look at horror comics sounds interesting. I recently picked up the Army of Darkness Omnibus' (Omnibi?) and have enjoyed them immensely, so the look might help turn me around on the genre as a whole.
...Is Barkley going to be using a magic coin again? The world will soon know.

Ming said...

I've heard about Marvel Team-Up 74 on Major Spoilers.com. Can't wait for the review.

Still looking forward to that MAGFest crossover. Is this an epic beatdown on a bad movie from the year, like Dragonball Evolution and M Night Shaymalan's epic fail that dares call itself the Last Airbender?

Dragons Dusk said...

Have you considered puting something to the open for Tales from the Crypt? For the Longbox specials. It's short and can easily be cut in half if need-be.

Anonymous said...

Longbox of the Damned sounds good

are you going for a "Tales from the Crypt" or an "Elvira" kind of approach?

And while we are at it, are you going to to do the old-school books (like the above mentioned Golden Age "Tales from the Crypt" or the 70s DC "Witching Hour") or the more modern stuff? (like "The Walking Dead")

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"are you going for a "Tales from the Crypt" or an "Elvira" kind of approach?

And while we are at it, are you going to to do the old-school books (like the above mentioned Golden Age "Tales from the Crypt" or the 70s DC "Witching Hour") or the more modern stuff? (like "The Walking Dead")"

I'm thinking more of a Tales from the Crypt feel (though I'm going off of what I PRESUME Tales from the Crypt was like. I plan on marathoning the show as part of my self-education).

And yep, I'm going to try for a mixture of everything, from the old to the recent.

Grendle1853 said...

Sounds like some awesome stuff is on its way, can't wait to see it dude. By the way I would like to thank you for doing HOPR, for it brought SPD to my attention and that is now one of my favorite seasons!

Deimos Masque said...

Any chance that any of the Hellblazer comics will be part of the 'Longbox of the Damned?' (Awesome title btw)

Anonymous said...

The schedule looks awesome, Linkara. Really looking forward to the start of the new storyline, the Bloodhaven episodes (I know nothing about the comics but it looks to me to be another event review like Act of God or the like where you could get really pissed off, which I've been looking forward to for a while), the Star Trek review (been looking forward to a new one of those for a while as well), and the 200th episode is obviously something to get excited about it. Can't wait to see what the 200th episode will cover.

In regards to the other updates, will look forward to the new HOTPR when it is finished (and, yes, do take your time, no rush). The horror comics should be interesting, as well. Looking forward to what you will do with that. And I'm of course looking forward to the MAGfest crossover.

Andrew said...

More Barkley? That's turrible. Hope we get some Slam Jam outta it!

Deimos Masque said...

Wanted to add three things:

1. Thanks to you I read the late 90s run of the Titans, (Original) 52, some really good runs of Wonder Woman as well as avoided Identity Crisis, Ultimatum and Countdown.

2. I've been looking forward to Battle for Bludhaven review since you mentioned in your countdown review.

3. I recently decided to read the New 52 from it's start. What books would you suggest picking up from the new 52 and second wave?

KKDW said...

A Blake's 7 comic? AWESOME!!

Also, really looking foward to longbox of the danmed, I enjoy Monster Madness a lot so this should be fun too.

Laughing Hyena said...

So I guess you'll be using this site to find some titles for Longbox of the Damned?

http://www.comicmonsters.com/

I hope you will do Strangeways (I have a signed copy from Monsterpalooza).
Or even better, Garou: The Lone Wolf!

Avoid the Moonstone Werewolf: the Apocalypse RPG Tribe graphic novels. They do a very poor job in explaining the settling to newcomers and most insert popular NPC cameos for no reason at all. You would have to know a lot of the W:tA RPG material at hand to explain those comics. I'm sure the Vampire: the Masquerade comics Moonstone did are probably in the same regard too.
But Moonstone did do other Horror comics, such as: "Kolchak: the Night Stalker".

Speaking of White Wolf Publishing: I went through one of my old novels at hand, "Dark Destiny", and found out Scott Ciencin wrote a short story in that. I couldn't read it without hearing your Christabella voice in my head from the Silent Hill comics. The story was that terrible.

E. Wilson said...

Regarding potential theme songs, I offer this ditty from Cage the Elephant. It's kinda creepy, kinda cool, and the lyrics sound like a supervillain origin.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rBMhWuFYkFY

Anonymous said...

Battle for Bludhaven YES!!!!!! I love it when you do reviews of Marvelor DC comics that deal with the well-known superheroes in the universe, especially multi-parters, so I'm really, really looking forward to this!

Falcovsleon20 said...

Battle for Bludhaven and Sir Charles Barkley and the Referee Murders? This looks like its going to be a fun summer.

Timzor said...

That "Longbox of the Damned" idea sounds pretty cool. Looking forward to it.

samson said...

Side note: what do you think about DC's new "iconic" gay character; needless pandering, ruining a character, or a great step foreward?

DMaster said...

"• You've mentioned Blake's 7 a few times, so it's interesting to see you talk about this, although why talk about #2 instead of #1?
• Hurray, another multi-parter. I can't remember where you first brought up Battle for Bludhaven, but I'm looking forward to this one."
...said Phantom Roxas at May 25, 2012 00:16

Blake's 7? What? When?

As for Battle for Bludhaven, he brought that up in the introduction to his Countdown review.

"Well, since you are revisiting Earth's Greatest Warrior, Charles Barkley, this only seems appropriate:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=oJuINS6WZyA"
...said Jaqui K at May 25, 2012 00:30

Just saw that. ...BWAHAHA! OH MY SIDES! LOL! OW!

"Still looking forward to that MAGFest crossover. Is this an epic beatdown on a bad movie from the year, like Dragonball Evolution and M Night Shaymalan's epic fail that dares call itself the Last Airbender?"
...said Ming at May 25, 2012 00:42

It may be something of equally epic caliber, but I'm pretty sure it won't be in the same series; Rollo T said somewhere (Weekly Manga Recap, I think?) that such a crossover did not occur this year.

"3. I recently decided to read the New 52 from it's start. What books would you suggest picking up from the new 52 and second wave?"
...said Deimos Masque at May 25, 2012 03:21

I recall Linkara recommended the likes of Batman, Batgirl, Batwoman, Demon Knights, Animal Man and Aquaman. Watch the first five episodes of That's All I'm Saying and you'll get a good idea of what he recommends. Though as for word on the Second Wave from TGWTG, you'll have be...more Laid Back ;).
http://laidbackcomics.blogspot.com/2012/05/reads-may-1st-2012.html

Jeremy A. Patterson said...

Lewis, I have a question about this year's crossover review with Spoony: If you guys are going to review 'WWF: Wait Til I Get My Hands On...' (with the Ultimate Warrior) this year, when will we get to Marvel's WCW comic?

J.A.P.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Lewis, I have a question about this year's crossover review with Spoony: If you guys are going to review 'WWF: Wait Til I Get My Hands On...' (with the Ultimate Warrior) this year, when will we get to Marvel's WCW comic?"

That's assuming we do either one. It's not a guarantee, and there isn't a Warrior crossover for the Fourth Year.

Green Ninja said...

Another schedule without Miller Time? Damn, I love those. :D

Information Geek said...

Horror comics for October? Alright then, I suspect you'll be bringing up DC's new Swamp Thing and Animal Man, both pretty damn good horror comics.

I noticed you mentioned Uzumaki. That's child's play for horror manga. You need to read The Drifting Classroom. That's darn good horror.

Out of curiousity since you aren't doing That's All I'm Saying anymore, did you or will you try any of the DC Second Wave: World's Finest, Earth 2, GI Combat, Dial H, Batman Inc., and The Ravagers?

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Out of curiousity since you aren't doing That's All I'm Saying anymore, did you or will you try any of the DC Second Wave: World's Finest, Earth 2, GI Combat, Dial H, Batman Inc., and The Ravagers?"

-World's Finest, good.
-Earth 2, meh.
-Not reading GI Combat.
-Not reading Dial H.
-Batman Inc., good.
-Not reading Ravagers. It's a dumbass name to spin-out of a lame story.

Volvagia said...

DMaster: I'm certain the MAGFest crossover was Southland Tales. Linkara and Film Brain, at least, are involved at least, and Oancitizen would probably have some role.

Jesse Saunders said...

Looks great!
Can't wait for your Pokémon 2000 review with Suede and Jew Wario, but I'll be patient.

LucasChad said...

Wow! Two horror-themed marathons going every day in the month of October? I may need to clear my schedule so I can watch all of them at once.

Speaking of Monster Madness, I have two questions for you:

Between 2007 and last year, what's your favorite MM year like 2010's Camp Cult or last year's Sequel-A-Thon?

Will some of the comics you choose for the show be based on classic horror movies or monsters?

Joshua said...

Sadly there are no comics I'm familiar with on the line-up. Still excited for whats to come though. Since we've finished the Clone saga I'm excited to see what the 200th episode will conisist of! Also

Anonymous said...

hey linkara how about this fall you do a lets play of lone survivor as it would be perfect for Halloween and its been a long time since you'v done a lets play.

Lewis Lovhaug said...

"Since we've finished the Clone saga I'm excited to see what the 200th episode will conisist of!"

Uhhh, we're not done with the Clone Saga. There's still a looooot of Clone Saga to go through, and that'll be in October.

Anonymous said...

Are you familiar with the Beetlejuice animated series? Not sure where it originally aired but I saw it in repeats on Nickelodeon. Anyhoo, the theme song to that show is a great haunting melody that you I've never seen referenced yet by any video reviewer. Worth a look.

Jarkes said...

Aw man, Battle for Bludhaven is a three parter and not a two parter? I love those "Previously On" segments...

Also, I was wondering what the "Longbox of the Damned" thing you kept mentioning on Twitter was...

Anonymous said...

Hey, Linkara. I was just poking through Image's Twitter account. I think you need to read this before you jump on the new Youngblood series and say it ain't gonna last long: http://www.brokenfrontier.com/reviews/p/detail/youngblood-71

Caren said...

Ack!! Battle for Bludhaven!!! Can't wait for you to tear that a new one! But man torturing yourself by reviewing it... oi! :/

ackbarfan5556 said...

Battle of Bludhaven. Sweet. I heard some thugs in Batman: Arkham City talk about going there so I'm waiting of what will happen.

ackbarfan5556 said...

Can you respond to this request?

Star Wars: Heir to the Empire comic with one of the greatest villains ever...
"GRAND ADMIRAL THRAWN, YOU MAGNIFICENT BASTARD! I READ YOUR BOOK!"

Timothy Zahn's Thrawn trilogy is what Star Wars fans call Episodes 7,8,and 9

DuelMark said...

First off, Marvel Team with SNL... that'll be something.
Second, the 200th episode... hmm, I'm curious.

Also, take all the time you need with Mystic Force, it's extremely short so I doubt it would be a long video. Plus I'm not seeing an end to Power Rangers for a while now so I'm hoping you don't get too frustrated. Then again, everyone who decides to make a web show where they review some form of medium has to deal with annoying fan mail.
Since we're about to reach the two least popular of the Kalish Era, I figure it's time to ask a question I'm sure nobody asks, when you agreed to do "History of Power Rangers" which season you hadn't seen yet were you looking forward to seeing the LEAST?

FugueforFrog said...

I remembered you were interested in the Avengers/David Letterman issue once, so I guess SNL is on a similar tangent. And Battle for Bludhaven is going to be good...and when I mean good I mean "you're going to rip it a new one". (since you hinted at it at an earlier review)

I do sort of wonder how the horror comic reviews are going to go but I say if you want a theme, maybe make it an eerie instrumental. Good horror movies are notable for sounds and eerie music and don't usually have a song with lyrics unless it is appropriate. (maybe you could do something I actually have TLed most of mangawise: Hell Teacher Nube...but I really need to do the last few volumes...though it's more horror comedy and the really weird stuff happens in the first couple years)

And no rush on HoPR; there isn't much left so make it quality, not quantity.

DMaster said...

"DMaster: I'm certain the MAGFest crossover was Southland Tales. Linkara and Film Brain, at least, are involved at least, and Oancitizen would probably have some role."
...said Volvagia at May 25, 2012 20:46

Gods, I hope so. After those hints of Linkara looking over the comic in a couple of videos in 2009, and all the crap Spoony had to say about it in his Worst Films of 2007 list, I've been waiting forever for someone to tackle something this infamously bad.

"Are you familiar with the Beetlejuice animated series? Not sure where it originally aired but I saw it in repeats on Nickelodeon. Anyhoo, the theme song to that show is a great haunting melody that you I've never seen referenced yet by any video reviewer. Worth a look."
...said Anonymous at May 26, 2012 01:27

Sounds like somebody needs to watch a bit more old-school Nostalgia Critic. He did bring up the Beetlejuice theme in his list of nostalgic mindf*** moments.

Bellarius said...

Wait, there was a Blake's 7 comic? Huh, odd. Even at its height I didn't think it was that popular in the UK. Nice to see you're getting around to Battle for Bludhaven as well, it'd be good for those of us who've not read it to learn what all the problems with it were.

Longbox of the Damned sounds like it could be an interesting series so i'll look forwards to seeing what you produce for that.

Anonymous said...

Please tell me that October will be Evil Dead comic. That would be sooooo awesome if you talked about the Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash comics or the movie adaptation comics(I'm not sure if it's the first one or the third that was adapted).

Also,for your Longbox of the Damned idea, why not bring back the BookKeeper from Spoony's Pumpkinhead review.

I AM....THE BEEKEEPER!!!

Anonymous said...

Great, it was so long ago that you hinted at it, that I thought you forgot to get to Battle for Bludhaven.

Awesome, Linkara

reservoirdogs said...

Some suggestions for Longbox of the Damned:

-Batman: Gothic
-Punisher: Slavers
-From Hell
-Locke and Key
-New Toys

evildeadguy said...

Uzumaki.....sacre thing iv ever read but i love the arther and his work can you throw some evil dead comic in thare too?

Anonymous said...

Since November is coming up soon, why not try to do the secret origins of some famous villains instead this time around, or the origins of superhero teams like the Avengers or the Justice League.

Volvagia said...

DMaster: The thing is, I'm oddly looking forward to it, even though I actually LIKE the film. It's not up to the standard of an Un Chien Andalou or a Donnie Darko, but, if you're really into bizarre cinema, I'd say it's at least as good as Inland Empire.

Information Geek said...

I forgot to mention this. I see you will be reviewing Battle For Bludhaven, written by Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray.

It's a shame really, these two normally produced very enjoyable comics. Jonah Hex & All Star Western are great tales and Power Girl was wonderful run. Since you are reviewing these guys' past work, don't forget to mention their latest work Ame-Comi Girls, a series about those manga figures of the DC superheroines. Apparently, it's pretty good and a lot of fun, which is the opposite of Battle for Bludhaven.

rdfox said...

"are you going for a "Tales from the Crypt" or an "Elvira" kind of approach? "

Dear GOD...

I may try to avoid being judgmental. Hell, I'm bi, myself.

But please, never make me picture Lewis dressed like Elvira again!

I'm going to go get the brain bleach now...

Bryan Magsayo said...

Please review DC Comics Diablo 3 5-part miniseries.

KKDW said...

Oh just had a thought, in your Blake's 7 comic review maybe see if you can make use of this song in it (maybe just for the title card and/or credits).

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KD0JuJr0a4I

Assuming you've not heard it before, it's called Intergalactic Space Crusaders by a group called Star One (the bands even named after something from B7!!) that do songs based on sci-fi TV and movies and this one is about B7, myself I first heard it with a fan made B7 music video on YouTube.

Thoom said...

Oh! I wonder if Marvel Team Up #74 was directly due to me sending you a copy of that along with The other Marvel Comic Heroes (Avengers) appearing on another NBC late night comedy show. As a matter of fact, I thought you were set on reviewing that Avengers/David Letterman comic, as you mentioned it on podcast once.

Either way, I look forward to MTU #74 as well as Battle for Bludhaven.

I liked BfB, because I have an appreciation for unnecessary and/or bad mini series that have too many heroes jammed into the story with no rhyme or reason. Especially mini-series that are sequels and offshoots of Big Event Comics and like Marvel's Frontline series, Secret Wars and especially Secret Wars II, The Four Horsemen, Fallen Angels, Beyond!, all of those Final Crisis Aftermath mini-series (Run, Dance! and Ink) and of course, Battle for Bludhaven. The only one I truly hated was the 52 offshoot, World War Three. That one was unnecessary and boring.

Ant Cow said...

(This is entirely in jest. I've seen people get mad at less, so I qualify my jokes online like this now.) Just remember when you're going through Mystic Force/Operation Overdrive/Jungle Fury that RPM is soon/next and RPM is actually good.

Nevermore said...

Huh. It seems my previous comment didn't get through.

Here's some background information for Marvel Team-Up #74 (e-mail from Bob Hall, penciller and editor of the issue, further down):
http://www.chronologicalsnobbery.com/2007/09/marvel-team-up-74.html

The story of the Silver Samurai and the teleportation ring is apparently continued from Marvel Team-Up #57 and later continues in issues #83-85.

Stan Lee's appearance in-continuity is precedented by previous appearances (such as in an early issue of Fantastic Four) where it's established that Marvel Comics the company does indeed exist within the Marvel Universe.
http://www.marvunapp.com/Appendix/leestanl.htm

Nate said...

Whooo-boy. Longbox of the damned sounds fantastic and just the kind of thing you would do a sideshow of.
The resurgence of horror comics these days is cause for celebration of this sort. Tales of the Crypt FTW!

The Exiled One said...

"Still looking forward to that MAGFest crossover. Is this an epic beatdown on a bad movie from the year, like Dragonball Evolution and M Night Shaymalan's epic fail that dares call itself the Last Airbender?"

Weren't those supposed to be big crossover events for the Others, sort of like "Crisis on Infinite Others"? Linkara is a member of the Dream Team, so he has no reason for being there. You should ask Blockbuster Buster, That Sci-Fi Guy or Diamanda Hagan instead. Thought I do relish the though of Diamanda Hagan and Todd in the Shadows and Maven of the Eventide reviewing the same movie together.

"Not surprised that you're going to review the comic of The Voyage Home, and I take it that the storyline will end with that review."

Actually, I'm pretty sure the storyline will end in either November or January.

The Exiled One said...

"• Looking forward to the 200th episode, whatever it ends up being about."

Considering he's already doing a Star Trek comic before that, my safest bet is that it'll be "Power Rangers Turbo VS Beetleborgs Metallix", where Linkara finally reveals that he has the Red Turbo Morpher in his posession.

"Are you familiar with the Beetlejuice animated series? Not sure where it originally aired but I saw it in repeats on Nickelodeon. Anyhoo, the theme song to that show is a great haunting melody that you I've never seen referenced yet by any video reviewer. Worth a look."

That theme song made a list of Doug's "Top 11 Nostalgic Mindfucks". So, at least one reviewer referenced it.

Alsoi the probable reason why it isn't talked much is because it's just the theme song for the movie set to the show's intro, so the people who recall it do so in relation to the movie and not the show.

The Exiled One said...

"I'm not seeing an end to Power Rangers for a while now so I'm hoping you don't get too frustrated."

Power Rangers will end the moment when Japan stops doing Super Sentai shows.

No more Sentai shows = no Sentai footage to collect = no more Power Rangers

Also, I am the only hoping the MagFest crossover ISN'T "Southland Tales"? That would be too predictable, and besides, "Southland Tales" is too awful to sit throught even with humurous commentary.

Personally, I'm hoping for either "Spawn" or "Fantastic Four: Rise of the Silver Surfer". Then again, I'm still waiting for a Nostalgia Critic review of "Spawn".

DJ1107 said...

I actually found A trade of Battle for Bludhaven today at my comic shop when I went there to buy Wonder Woman: Blood. I spoiled myself with the ending and all I have to say is Your show does not like the Kamandi mythos. And I'm saying That like how Malcom Mcdow keeps ending up on The Nostalgia critic & John Caradine keeps ending up on The Cinema Snob. This like what The 5th time you had to review something Kamandi related? Gotta sit down and question that

The Exiled One said...

I haven't read the comic, but isn't Bludhaven a neighboring city of Gotham and Nightwing's chosen territory? How the hell can a battle over who gets to control it lead to Kamandi of all things?

Especially since, if this IS a lead-in to "Countdown", the Kamandi Earth didn't even exist at this point in time...

Volvagia said...

DJ1107: The problem is forcing the Kamandi mythology into the massive DC superhero universe probably comes across as very unnatural to him. I'd tend to agree. As a self contained story, it probably works, but not when it's in the same universe as freaking Superman.

The Exiled One said...

That's because "Kamandi: The Last Boy on Earth" takes place in the post-apocalyptic future while most of the other DC comics take place in the present.

What makes matters worse is that DC (like Marvel) doesn't have a future, just a past and an ever-changing present. As such EVERY single "future" comic of storyline is then deemed to be an alternate universe. Top of my head, DC has the pre-Crisis Legion, the post-Crisis Legion, the post-Zero Hour Legion, DC One Million, Here Comes Tomorrow, Tommy Tomorrow, Batman: Digital Justice, Batman Beyond, the 2019 of "Superman/Batman: Generations" AND Kamandi as possible future.

In fact, the whole reason why Booster Gold is so messed up is because he doesn't know WHICH "future" he belongs to.

DJ1107 said...

Lets not forget Flashpoint wiped the universe into a new slate so the only futures Thats left of DC is Booster Gold, & The legion of Superheroes.

The Exiled One said...

Wait...all the previous Earths don't exist anymore?

That...raises a lot of questions.

DJ1107 said...

No The 52 universes still exist I was just stating like futures like DC one million, & Titans Tomorrow don't exist since both teams have their reboots

Anonymous said...

If you are looking for horror manga to review, I suggest Frankenstein Fran. The stories are well drawn and horrific with a well meaning protagonist who has no idea what she does to people. Also theres an episode where she makes people into pseudo superheroes, which leads to an over population of them. There's a power ranger/sentai character on a Segway.

Anonymous said...

Marvel #74 I've heard of this one! Have fun bashing it to shreds!

And the 200th episode will be on MY BIRTHDAY! What a present! Congrats on 200 episodes, Linkara!

Bryan Magsayo said...

Please review Green Lantern Versus Aliens. TY

Anonymous said...

Linkara, your update for HOPR I understand but, int there you said you wouldn't wait a year to post the Mystic Force and that last update was May of 2012. Now its January of 2013, Please tell us if you're done with HOPR or not. It is sometimes (not in a bad way) annoying that we are waiting 8 months (and counting) for this review and I am asking when it is going to be posted.