Posts Tagged ‘comic book’



Could The Lego Batman Movie be the breakout movie of the year? Mr. Gene and I are back to give our reviews of this latest Lego movie.


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I’m doing this podcast LIVE, sort of. I am doing a review of DC’s Suicide Squad while I am showing the teens in my library how I do my podcast from beginning to the end product.

Whoever, I’ve redone the podcast over again as I was not happy with the results initially. I think you’ll be happier with this version.


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This episode was record back in 2008 and lucky me, I was able to find it and share it with you. Please be aware that the audio quality is poor. This was recorded using our cellphones and software to record the call but I think it is still fun to hear our rapport.

Sit back, geek out and enjoy listening to Mr. Gene and I talk about our favorite movie – Star Wars and other related things.

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“But, Aquaman, you cannot marry a woman without gills! You’re from two different worlds! (sees neutron bomb approaching) Oh, I’ve wasted my life.”

Treehouse of Terror VIII – Homega Man

The days of collecting comic books have long disappeared from my like the hair on my head. Yet, when I think about both of them, I am saddened by the thought as I see them as old forgotten friends that used to mean the world to me. Today, I still read comics though more graphic novels than the single comic book floppy issues. I consider graphic novels to be the original binge watching before the internet as several comic book issues were bundled together and not having to read one issue at a time and each month at a time.

Back in the day, my fondest memories of collecting comics were when they still cost $0.35. For a $1.05, I would spend my allowance-ish on just three comics and had to be very selective. X-Men was always my top pick with Spiderman which had to win me over with the art cover to be chose. Yet, DC would always be Superman and Batman regardless but in the 70’s the stories were fair. I loved DC’s Legions of Superheroes especially Dawnstar who was super hot. (Enough of the fanboy drool.)

My stepfather was the one who pushed me into collecting comic books. He worked with me on collecting all issues of Marvel’s What If? series. There was a comic book store he used to take me near my mom’s job which I loved going to with him. I made sure each back issue I bought was read and put away carefully; this was before plastic bags and boards. I remembered this rule about protecting my comic book collection after he told me his mother threw away his collection when he went into the Air Force. All those prized collection could have been worth the fortune had they been passed down to me. However, my collection, despite the good condition, will never fare the ideas of by a new car or paying off my college loans.


While I have not seen last nights episode, I am still encouraged by this sudden wave to comic book properties to the small screen. However, as with all things comic book properties, the transition from one medium to another can be boost to the property or a complete bust. Take the Wonder Woman tv series with Linda Carter which last three years on network tv and yet can not make the transition to the big screen or even return back to its tv roots. The latest incarnation was a pilot from David E. Kelley which was decent enough update to these comic book character but could not get green light to make more. Amazon is another version on WW which the CW was going to do last year but had to hold off to rework the storyline; this is just but series one to keep an eye for but there’s more.

Powers by Michael Bendis was another comic book property that seems to be on hold. The premise can easily translate to the small screen as cops are on the beat to solve murders of supers. A crime drama with a touch of superpowered elements could work provided the stories and characters provided they are compelling to the audience to invest the time. I’m just hoping that the news of the second episode of SHIELD will be just a hiccup along the way.

To the surprise of no one, Disney’s Marvel’s Agents of S.H.I.E.L.Ddelivered impressive numbers during its ABC premiere Tuesday night. The numbers show that 11.9 million viewers tuned in to watch the premiere along with a score of 4.6 adults 18-49 rating. As Entertainment Weekly points out, that makes S.H.I.E.L.D. TV’s highest-rated drama debut in almost four years.

Given S.H.I.E.L.D.’s time slot — 8 p.m. with no lead-in — the numbers become even more impressive given that the show had to compete with NBC’s The Voice and CBS’s NCIS – two of the most popular shows on television. Not only did S.H.I.E.L.D. compete with the hefty competition, it actually ended up tying The Voice in the overall demo (4.6) and resoundingly beat NCIS, which came in at 3.4, although S.H.I.E.L.D. still lost to NCIS in total viewers at 19.4 million.

via 7 Comic Book Properties on the Fast-Track to a TV Series | Wall St. Cheat Sheet.