Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Comic Reviews for August 24th 2011

Batman Incorporated #8
Written by: Grant Morrison
Art by: Scott Clark with Dave Beatty

Although the series, and notion, of Batman Incorporated isn't going anywhere with the reboot it is disappearing for a little bit. With that said we have the 'final' issue of the first volume (sans a double sized one shot apparently coming out this Fall, but nothing mentioned in the solicitations) this week and it's got a lot to live up to from the incredible seventh issue. Grant Morrison seems to finally be giving us the title that was hinted at when first announced: An action packed, somewhat Silver Age return to Batman but still having those big ideas to tell the stories. For the 'last' issue of this run we have the debut of something called 'Internet 3.0'....Now that's a Morrison idea if I ever heard one.

Friday, August 19, 2011

John Swartzwelder: The Simpsons Retrospective Day 5

This is the moment we all have been waiting for! The Top Ten John Swartzwelder episodes of the Simpsons! 

A mix of episodes from the classic run of the series, to some of the seasons that people might not have appreciated. (Note: Seasons 9-12 are highly underrated) So let’s get on with this with #10:

Thursday, August 18, 2011

John Swartzwelder: The Simpsons Retrospective Day 4

Welcome back to part four of this John Swartzwelder Simpsons retrospective. This list is a bit longer as we got the top ten coming up tomorrow. Today though you get treated to episodes 23-11.

Wednesday, August 17, 2011

John Swartzwelder: The Simpsons Retrospective Day 3

We still got thirty-five more episodes to cover in this John Swartzwelder Simpsons retrospective! Today we cover episodes 35-24

Comic Reviews for August 17th 2011

Superboy #11
Written by: Jeff Lemire
Art by: Pier Gallo

One of the most underrated comics to come out in the last year, in my opinion anyways, has been Superboy. Jeff Lemire has written one of the strangest Superman related comics by having it be more of a character study then just a non-stop, action packed comic book. Well except for that one issue tie-in into that Doomsday storyline. But hey lets all forget that ever happened shall we? With the DC reboot just mere weeks away, and with Superboy changing radically too, issue eleven is sadly the last issue of this really entertaining comic. Does Lemire and artist Pier Gallo end on a bang?

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

Monday, August 15, 2011

John Swartzwelder: The Simpsons Retrospective Day 1

If you know me, and you most likely don’t, I am a huge fan of John Swartzwelder. He is one of the funniest and most reclusive comedy writers today. He wrote fifty-nine episodes of The Simpsons, which he has no problem putting on each cover of his wonderful novels. Since I am a huge fan of the man’s work I have probably seen all fifty-nine of his episodes more than any other writer. (Although Conan O’Brien’s ‘Marge vs the Monorail’ still overshadows as my favorite episode of the series)

So I want to share the wealth so to speak this week by giving you guys a ranking of all fifty-nine episodes of John Swartzwelder. Now even though it is a rank, I don’t find any of these episodes bad in any shape or form. I tried ranking these episodes by the amount of jokes and overall story into each. So without further ado, here is part one of this five part retrospect:

Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Comic Reviews for August 10th 2011

Deadpool #41
Written by: Daniel Way
Art by: Carlos Barberi

You know your interest in a comic is waning if the only thing you really enjoyed was the cover. Make no mistake, Dave Johnson has been doing some great covers for this title. It's a shame that Deadpool has such an unnatural hatred because it makes people miss out on some brilliant work by Johnson. (Who I think keeps getting screwed out of Eisners for 'Best Covers') I think what makes this stand out is the use of bright blue for the background. It makes the surreal image of Deadpool riding his brain all the more interesting to look at. But again, outside of the cover, I found very little to care about this issue.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Review: 13 Assassins

13 Assassins
Directed by: Takashi Miike
Written by: Daisuke Tengan
Starring: Koji Yakusho (Shimada Shinzaemon), Goro Inagaki (Lord Naritsugu Matsudaria), Masachika Ichimura (Hanbei Kitou), Takayuki Yamada (Shimada Shinrokuro)

Unprofessional Review


Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Comic Reviews for August 3rd 2011

Herc #6
Written by: Greg Pak and Fred Van Lente
Art by: Neil Edwards

After six issues I think I finally got the tone for this series. This has a very 70s, B-movie vibe in the same vein as The Warriors or Death Wish. If you think of the comic that way, then maybe you'll find some quality in this comic. But for me that's the only time the word 'quality' will pop up in this review. After slogging through this series for six issues, this has finally made me decide to drop the character I once loved.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

Top 10 Adult Swim Shows

Remember when Adult Swim used to be cool? I mean that block on Cartoon Network had it all. Great anime shows, syndication of lesser known shows, and more importantly original programming. Now a days Adult Swim seems to be contempt on airing endless King of the Hill or Family Guy reruns. Well instead of wasting your time on that, I'm gonna give you guys the best shows to look out for on Adult Swim and if by chance on DVD as well. So here it is, the top 10 Adult Swim shows! (In no particular order)