Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 2, Episode 6

Warehouse 13 opening titleEpisode 6: Around the Bend

This one starts at the British Museum in Lakefield, Illinois (which, as far as I can tell, isn’t a real town). Pete and Myka are looking for someone who caused a localized earthquake during a robbery and they tracked an artifact that causes earthquakes (an old walking stick) to this museum. Continue reading “Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 2, Episode 6”

Comics Reviews: Superman 352, Action 512,DC Comics Presents 26

Superman 352 coverSuperman #352 – “Day of Destiny” – Marv Wolfman/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

This one starts with Superman rescuing some people from a tenement fire in the poor section of Metropolis. He then snuffs out the fire by creating a vortex to direct the flames up into space. Everyone is grateful except the two crooked building owners (Stone and Rose) who apparently arranged the fire to collect the insurance money. This is the fifth of their buildings to burn down and the cops haul them in. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 352, Action 512,DC Comics Presents 26”

Comics Reviews: Batman 328, Detective 495, Brave & the Bold 167, Warlord 38

Batman 328 coverBatman #328 – “Double Jeopardy” – Marv Wolfman/Irv Novick/Frank McLaughlin

This one starts with Batman viewing a tape of a trial re-creation sent to him by a defendant in a recent trial. The death was ruled accidental and the defendant acquitted, but he admits he really did kill the victim (a guy named Anton Karoselle) … in fact, he claims to have killed him twice. He taunts Batman with the failure of justice to convict him for his crimes, saying his admission is legally useless since double jeopardy prevents him from being tried twice for the same crime. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 328, Detective 495, Brave & the Bold 167, Warlord 38”

Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 2, Episode 5

Warehouse 13 opening titleEpisode 5: 13.1

It looks like Claudia and Todd’s romance has progressed rather nicely, since this episode starts with them sucking face on the couch at the boardinghouse. But Claudia’s not totally into it; she’s too excited by the fact the Warehouse is finally getting a computer upgrade. Continue reading “Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 2, Episode 5”

Comics Reviews: Flash 289, Wonder Woman 271, Green Lantern 132

Flash 289 coverFlash #289 – “The Good … the Bad … and the Unexpected” – Cary Bates/Don Heck/Frank Chiaramonte

Last issue, Flash fought his old foe Dr. Alchemy, except he found out it wasn’t the same baddie he’d faced before, Albert Desmond. The Dr. Alchemy identity had been usurped by Al’s psychic twin, another Albert Desmond born at the exact moment as the original. He captured the first Al Desmond and used the Dr. Alchemy identity to commit crimes, figuring they’d be blamed on his counterpart. But Al escaped and retrieved the paraphernalia for his other villainous identity, that of Mr. Element. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 289, Wonder Woman 271, Green Lantern 132”

Comics Reviews JLA 182, Legion of Super-Heroes 267, Jonah Hex 40

JLA 182 coverJustice League of America #182 – “Reprise” – Gerry Conway/Dick Dillin/Frank McLaughlin

Last issue, Green Arrow quit the JLA to focus more on helping regular people instead of taking on cosmic-level threats. But we all know a break-up never takes the first time around, so this issue deals with Green Arrow’s decision and makes us think he might change his mind. As the story opens, he’s so lost in thought about his decision that he almost walks right past some punks stripping a car. But he snaps out of his reverie in time to collar them. A bum wanders by, checking out the action, and we see that it’s the JLA’s old foe, Felix Faust. Continue reading “Comics Reviews JLA 182, Legion of Super-Heroes 267, Jonah Hex 40”

Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 2, Episode 4

Warehouse 13 opening titleEpisode 4: Age Before Beauty

This one starts in Milan, at a fashion show. It’s the usual stuff: glamour, beautiful women, and clothes nobody would ever wear in day-to-day life. As one of the models is coming down the catwalk, an old lady grabs her and says something in Russian. She keeps repeating the Russian words as she’s dragged away by security and says them one more time before dying. Continue reading “Warehouse 13 Reviews: Season 2, Episode 4”