Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 2, Episode 19

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 19: Never Mind the Buttocks

This one starts with Veronica testifying in a deposition about the sex tape featuring Aaron Echolls and Lilly Kane. Now that the tape has conveniently (or inconveniently, depending on whose side you’re on) disappeared, everyone who viewed it has to be deposed. Aaron’s lawyer tries to undercut Veronica’s testimony, but she holds it together pretty well. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 2, Episode 19”

Comics Reviews: JLA 224, Legion of Super-Heroes 309, New Teen Titans 40, Warlord 79

JLA 224 coverJLA #224 – “The Supremacy Factor” – Kurt Busiek/Chuck Patton/Dick Giordano

This one starts with Hal (Green Lantern) Jordan, Clark (Superman) Kent, and Oliver (Green Arrow) Queen meeting for lunch at a restaurant in Star City. The waitress thinks she’s ht the jackpot having three studs like them at her table, but Oliver is more concerned with Black Canary, who’s late for lunch. We see Black Canary on her way to the restaurant (having stopped a bank robbery) getting delayed by an altercation in an alley. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 224, Legion of Super-Heroes 309, New Teen Titans 40, Warlord 79”

Comics Reviews: Superman 393, Action 553, DC Comics Presents 67, All-Star Squadron 31, Infinity Inc 1

Superman 393 coverSuperman #393 – “The Day They Nuked Superman” – Bob Rozakis, Joey Cavalieri/Irv Novick/Dick Giordano

This one starts with Clark Kent and Lana Lang doing their nightly newscast (and we learn that former sportscaster Steve Lombard is now a used-car salesman, which seems perfect for him). One of the people watching the news is Carl Draper (Master Jailer) and he’s still hung up on Lana, wondering why she’s going out with a loser like Clark. Master Jailer has been planning revenge on Superman (who he doesn’t know is actually Clark) for a while, studying up on Krypton and even recording the light from Krypton’s explosion when it finally reached Earth. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 393, Action 553, DC Comics Presents 67, All-Star Squadron 31, Infinity Inc 1”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 2, Episode 18

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 18: I Am God

This episode is a bit weird, as it contains multiple flashbacks and dream sequences. I guess they’re supposed to represent Veronica’s subconscious as she pieces together clues about the bus crash, so the confusion we feel as spectators probably mirrors her own. We start with a quick dream sequence where Veronica is on the bus with several other students. She’s woken by her teacher and sent to the guidance office for sleeping in class. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 2, Episode 18”

Comics Reviews: Batman 369, Detective 536, Batman & the Outsiders 8, Firestorm 21, Vigilante 4

Batman 369 coverBatman #369 – “Target Practice” – Doug Moench/Don Newton/Alfredo Alcala

This one starts with Julia and Alfred in Montreal. Julia is telling Alfred how her adoptive father, Jacques Remarque, died of a supposed heart attack, falling off a bridge into the river. His body was never recovered and Jacques left a letter telling Julia that Alfred was her biological father. Julia suspects Jacques may have been murdered and it seems she may be right, as a sign above her and Alfred is shot and falls toward them. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 369, Detective 536, Batman & the Outsiders 8, Firestorm 21, Vigilante 4”

Comics Reviews: Flash 330, Wonder Woman 312, Green Lantern 173, Jonah Hex 81

Flash 330 coverFlash #330 – “Beware the Land of Grodd” – Cary Bates (plot), Joey Cavalieri/Carmine Infantino/Frank McLaughlin

This one starts with Fiona Webb strapped down in a strait-jacket, rambling about Barry Allen. A reporter for a sleazy tabloid sneaks into her room to record her loony monologue, but Flash vibrates into the room and grabs the guy. Flash is so pissed off at this tabloid vulture, he takes the guy outside and sends him through a car wash at super-speed to dampen his spirits. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 330, Wonder Woman 312, Green Lantern 173, Jonah Hex 81”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 2, Episode 17

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 17: Plan B

This one starts with the English teacher announcing the winner of the essay contest … Logan. For his trenchant insights on freedom, Logan wins a week’s internship with Mayor Woody Goodman and the privilege of pushing the plunger when the old baseball stadium (Shark Field) is demolished. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 2, Episode 17”

Comics Reviews: JLA 223, Legion of Super-Heroes 308, New Teen Titans 39, Warlord 78

JLA 223 coverJustice League of America #223 – “Bloodsport” – Gerry Conway/Chuck Patton/Romeo Tanghal

Last issue, the JLA learned about a group of people who’d turned themselves into animal-human hybrids (the Ani-Men) in an effort to save their genetics company, Repli-Tech. The process worked a little too well and they became more animal than human, staging gladiatorial combats for bored rich people and plotting to rule the world. One of their number (a cat-lady named Reena) defected and filled the JLA in. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 223, Legion of Super-Heroes 308, New Teen Titans 39, Warlord 78”

Comics Reviews: Superman 392, Action 552, DC Comics Presents 66, All-Star Squadron 30

Superman 392 coverSuperman #392 – “If a Body Meets a Body” – Cary Bates, Elliot S! Maggin/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

Last issue, Lana Lang was kidnapped by Vartox, her old flame, who turned out to be a scumbag alien who took over Vartox’s body. Superman doesn’t know that, so he thinks Vartox has gone nuts. There’s also a goofy guy named Wallace Gurkheim who has a thing for Lana and was urging Superman to get her back. This issue starts with the fake Vartox taunting Superman, daring him to find where he’s keeping Lana. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 392, Action 552, DC Comics Presents 66, All-Star Squadron 30”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 2, Episode 16

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 16: The Rapes of Graff

This one starts in English class, where the teacher tells her students they have to write an essay on freedom for Mayor Woody Goodman. Sounds like something for ten-year-olds, but the winner gets a short internship (which will look good on college applications) and they get to push the plunger to blow up the old baseball stadium. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 2, Episode 16”