Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 3, Episode 8

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 8: Lord of the Pi’s

This one starts with a couple of dudes playing frisbee and literally stumbling over Chip Diller, head of Pi Sigma fraternity. Chip is unconscious and he’s has been stripped to his underwear and had his head shaved. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 3, Episode 8”

Comics Reviews: Batman 375, Detective 542, Batman & the Outsiders Annual 1, Firestorm 27, Vigilante 10

Batman 375 coverBatman #375 – “The Glacier Under Gotham” – Doug Moench/Don Newton/Alfredo Alcala

This one starts with some poetry and a number of drawings of Gotham encased in ice. Yeah, Mr. Freeze is the villain (how did you guess?), but the drawings come from one of his henchmen, a guy named Sammy who’s quite adept at fantasy depictions but couldn’t make it as a commercial artist. The other members of Freeze’s gang (especially one named Lou) don’t really share his vision of freezing Gotham, saying it’ll bring the Army down on them. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 375, Detective 542, Batman & the Outsiders Annual 1, Firestorm 27, Vigilante 10”

Comics Reviews: Flash 336, Wonder Woman 318, Green Lantern 179, Warlord 84, Jonah Hex 86

Flash 336 coverFlash #336 – “Murder on the Rocks” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Frank McLaughlin

Last issue, two crooks were hired anonymously (through a tape recording) to blow up the mountain house of Cecile Horton, Flash’s lawyer. A tabloid reporter and his assistant were planting bugs in the house at the time of the explosion, but the reporter survives. Flash is still talking to the mayor (whose life he saved last issue) and learns that the mayor’s recent bad-mouthing of Flash wasn’t his idea. Flash finds the micro-transmitter in the mayor’s ear and figures out who is probably behind it. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 336, Wonder Woman 318, Green Lantern 179, Warlord 84, Jonah Hex 86”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 3, Episode 7

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 7: Of Vice and Men

This one starts with Veronica collecting some clothes and stuff from home and trying to sneak out. No, she’s not shacking up with Logan, she’s just being all judgmental about her dad banging Harmony (who’s married) and doesn’t want to live with him right now. (Veronica is mad at Logan too, since he swears Mercer has an alibi for the third rape, but refuses to tell her where they were or what they were doing.) Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 3, Episode 7”

Comics Reviews: JLA 229, Tales of the Teen Titans 45, New Teen Titans 1, Tales of the Legion 314, Legion of Super-Heroes 1

JLA 229 coverJustice League of America #229 – “Bitter Ashes” – Gerry Conway/Alan Kupperberg/Pablo Marcos

This one starts with a space shuttle in orbit around Earth getting blasted by a Martian warship. Firestorm and J’onn (Martian Manhunter) J’onzz fly up to help, but Firestorm is pretty suspicious of J’onn. Even though J’onn came to Earth last issue to warn of his fellow Martians’ plan to invade, Firestorm wonders if J’onn might secretly be in league with the other Martians. (He’s not … the Martians consider him a traitor to their race.) Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 229, Tales of the Teen Titans 45, New Teen Titans 1, Tales of the Legion 314, Legion of Super-Heroes 1”

Comics Reviews: Superman 398, Action 558, DC Comics Presents 72, All-Star Squadron 36, Infinity Inc 5

Superman 398 coverSuperman #398 – “The Kid Who Master-Minded Superman” – Joey Cavalieri/Curt Swan/Dave Hunt

This one starts with a suburban kid (Mickey Norris) finishing his paper route in Masonville and playing his favourite game … Superman. Yes, this is the same kid from Superman 388 with the weird mental powers. Mickey pretends to be the Man of Steel saving a jet falling from the sky. At the same moment over Metropolis, a jet plunges toward the city. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 398, Action 558, DC Comics Presents 72, All-Star Squadron 36, Infinity Inc 5”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 3, Episode 6

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 6: Hi, Infidelity

This one starts in Dean O’Dell’s office, where he’s giving Claire shit for faking being raped. Apparently, Veronica took the evidence to the alternative newspaper, since Nish refused to print it in the regular paper. O’Dell expels Claire and tells Nish she’s done as editor of the paper. Nish swears she’ll get back at O’Dell and Veronica. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 3, Episode 6”

Comics Reviews: Batman 374, Detective 541, Batman & the Outsiders 13, Firestorm 26, Vigilante 9

Batman 374 coverBatman #374 – Pieces of Penguin” – Doug Moench/Don Newton/Alfredo Alcala

This one starts with a robot penguin toddling toward a jewelry store late at night. The robot explodes and the Penguin (naturally) shows up to loot the place before disappearing. Batman and the cops arrive soon after and Batman finds the head from the robotic penguin, which tells him who he’s dealing with. Back at Wayne Manor, Julia tells Alfred that she got a job at Picture News. Alfred is surprised Vicki hired her, since it’s obvious to him that Julia has the hots for Bruce Wayne. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 374, Detective 541, Batman & the Outsiders 13, Firestorm 26, Vigilante 9”

Comics Reviews: Flash 335, Wonder Woman 317, Green Lantern 178, Warlord 83

Flash 335 coverFlash #335 – “How to Trash a Flash” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Frank McLaughlin

Last issue, Flash got wind of a bomb planted under the desk of evening news anchor Rick Trent and rushed to the studio to find it, smashing Trent’s desk to splinters. Unfortunately, there is no bomb and it looks like Flash just came in and trashed Trent’s desk on live TV for no reason. Before he can explain, the news cuts to commercial and people around Central City react, some assuming Flash had good reason for his outburst, while others are skeptical. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 335, Wonder Woman 317, Green Lantern 178, Warlord 83”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 3, Episode 5

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 5: President Evil

This one starts with Veronica showing Claire the ATM photo of her (totally wasted) with the mystery dude who probably raped her. Claire doesn’t recognize him, but says he made her max out her ATM card that night. Veronica points out a crest or logo on the guy’s shirt, but neither she nor Claire can make it out. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 3, Episode 5”