This is quite possibly the geekiest thing anyone has ever seen, and I get to be the one to share it with you. As I’ve mentioned a time or two before, I’m a big fat geek of the worst kind. One of my longtime favorites is “Legion of Super-Heroes,” a rather oddball series dating back some 50 years or so. The whole thing is basically a science-fiction super-hero soap opera, with the various characters going through personal and interpersonal crises and drama as they go about saving the world a thousand years from now. Another really geeky thing that I like is the Simpsons. One thing these two series have in common is a huge extended cast of characters. It seems that one guy noticed that there are some similarities between the casts, and took it upon himself to do something about it…
Travis is snowed in but made this little Venture Bros. related meme from the news last week. Enjoy and feel free to share!
What goodies will we find in Previews this month? Join us on our quest!
If a character’s lasted for decades before you got your hands on them, there’s usually a reason for that. And it’s usually because the creators did something — or several somethings — right. So it makes sense to consider exactly what made the character successful in the first place before you translate them to the screen.
Jeff Parker’s Thunderbolts was a blast of amazing comics, so let’s take a look at them!
Paul and I are back with your irregularly-scheduled comic book podcast, and this time round we’re discussing Astonishing X-Men, Darth Vader, Edge of Venomverse and Marvel’s current creative and sales position generally; the return of Zodiac Starforce; new creator-owned imprints led by Karen Berger and Shelly Bond, Image’s announcements from ECCC; and DC’s Looney Tunes crossovers. We’ve also got reviews of Grass Kings and Redline and the Official Handbook of the Official Handbook deserves a big hand. All this plus the Champions pinball table, the YouTube Robber and quite a lot of bears wearing shirts.
Jay Lynch, underground comix creator, recently passed away, and Travis has a personal remembrance.