I finally got around to watching Shazam! this week. Despite having been a fan of Captain Marvel since his revival in 1973, and despite liking Zachary Levi in most of the things I’ve seen him in, I wasn’t really eager to see the film version. This is mostly because DC has had no clue how to handle the character for decades. My worst fears about the film were realized.
It’s been my gift (and curse) that I seem to remember hundreds of terrible TV shows that only aired for half a season and dropped into the abyss half a century ago. I can’t tell you what my bride asked me to pick up after work tonight, but I sure as hell can tell you who starred in ‘A Year at the Top’ 42 years ago, because that’s how the blob of electric jello in my skull works. If I have to know this crap, so do you.
Continuing with my lengthy and meandering conversation with Kevin Conran, Production Designer, and Michael Sean Foley, Lighting Designer, reminiscing about the making of ‘Sky Captain and the World of Tomorrow’ and random digressions into wherever the conversation and the Guinness took us.
Travis takes a look at the next issue of Cerebus, number 8, which features the Conniptins and their ideals. Fight! Fight! Fight!
Illness smacked down Travis briefly, but 365 Days of Cerebus is back, just like Elrod is back in issue 7 of Cerebus, causing trouble.
Travis shows that he’s a procrastinator by just getting around to reviewing The Twelve Crimes of Christmas, a Christmas themed mystery story collection.
Travis reviews the Ossm Comic Terminarch, a story about androids taking over but being sad because they can’t make art themselves.