Little Green Men

ArmiesOn Monday there was a post over at Back in the Bronze Age about those little plastic Army men a lot of us had as kids. (If you’re wondering about Back in the Bronze Age, it’s a really cool site focusing on the years 1970-1985 or so–aka the Bronze Age of comics–but they don’t just talk about comics. Check ’em out and tell ’em Gulliver sent you.) Continue reading “Little Green Men”

Lost Girl Reviews: season 2, Episode 18

Lost GirlEpisode 18: Fae-nted Love

This episode starts (as so many do) with Bo all cut to shit and needing to heal. She briefly considers calling Dyson, but goes with Lambert instead, even though she basically told him things couldn’t work between them. Continue reading “Lost Girl Reviews: season 2, Episode 18”

Comics Reviews: Batman 297, Detective 476, Brave & the Bold 140

Batman 297 coverBatman #297 – “The Mad Hatter Goes Straight” – David V. Reed/Rich Buckler/Vince Colletta

This one starts at the taping of a lavish TV commercial for the Great Excursion Travel Agency. During the taping, the marquee lights up with the word “give” and everyone in the theatre comes forward like they’re hypnotized or something and puts all their money and jewelry into a hat. The commercial’s star takes the hatful of loot backstage and passes it to Mad Hatter. He goes back to his hideout with his new-found fortune, but his victory rings hollow. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 297, Detective 476, Brave & the Bold 140”

Comics Reviews: Flash 258, Wonder Woman 240, Green Lantern 101

Flash 258 coverFlash #258 – “The Day the Flash Ran His Last Mile” – Cary Bates/Irv Novick/Frank McLaughlin

Between the guest villain (Black Hand) and the opening scenes (in Coast City) you’d think this was a Green Lantern comic. Don’t worry, Flash will be showing up soon enough. As I said, this issue starts out in Coast City, at the museum, where a bunch of people are looking at a work of “Modern Art” supposedly made by Green Lantern. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 258, Wonder Woman 240, Green Lantern 101”

Lost Girl Reviews: Season 2, Episode 17

Lost GirlEpisode 17: The Girl Who Fae’d With Fire

This one starts with Bo returning home to an empty house. She goes to get some ice cream, but suddenly gets attacked by … Kenzi? Continue reading “Lost Girl Reviews: Season 2, Episode 17”

Comics Reviews: JLA 151, Superboy & the Legion 236

JLA 151 coverJustice League of America #151 – “The Unluckiest League of All” – Gerry Conway/Dick Dillin/Frank McLaughlin

This is Gerry Conway’s first issue of JLA, which he’ll be scripting for the next five and a half years. The action starts early, with Wonder Woman, Black Canary, and Hawkgirl on the JLA Satellite doing monitor duty. Apparently, the men are all attending Ray (Atom) Palmer’s bachelor party. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 151, Superboy & the Legion 236”

Comics Reviews: Superman 320, Action 480, Jonah Hex 9

Superman 320 coverSuperman #320 – “The Absolute Power Play of the Parasite” – Martin Pasko/Curt Swan/Frank Chiaramonte

This one continues from last issue, with Solomon Grundy strangling Superman with his own cape as the Parasite watches from a nearby rooftop. But even though Superman is being choked, he manages to use his super-breath to push Grundy away, causing the cape to unwind and Supes to drill into the ground like a corkscrew. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 320, Action 480, Jonah Hex 9”