Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 3, Episode 10

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 10: Show Me the Monkey

This one starts about six weeks after the last episode, with Mindy O’Dell coming to see Keith at his office. She insists her husband (Cyrus O’Dell, Dean of Hearst College, who was found dead at the end of last episode) didn’t kill himself; she says her infidelity would’ve made him morose and he might’ve even divorced her, but he’d never commit suicide. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 3, Episode 10”

Comics Reviews: Batman 376, Detective 543, Batman & the Outsiders 14, Firestorm 28, Vigilante 11

Batman 376 coverBatman #376 – “Nightmares Inc.” – Doug Moench/Don Newton/Alfredo Alcala

This one starts with a rich dude named Simon Platz, who brings his date into his mansion for a drink. Things take a dark turn when the lights don’t work and Simon finds his butler dead on the floor. His date is stabbed by a weirdo in a red cloak and then a bunch of monsters jump out of the darkness. Luckily for Simon, the whole thing is a joke; the red-cloaked guy is called Nightshade and works for a company called Nightmares Incorporated, who do elaborate horror set-ups like this to give rich people a few thrills. Nightshade and his two assistants (appropriately named Schreck and Lee) leave Simon and his friends to party, although I’m sure Simon will have to change his pants first. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Batman 376, Detective 543, Batman & the Outsiders 14, Firestorm 28, Vigilante 11”

Comics Reviews: Flash 337, Wonder Woman 319, Green Lantern 180, Warlord 85

Flash 337 coverFlash #337 – “Beware the Speed-Demons” – Cary Bates/Carmine Infantino/Frank McLaughlin

This one starts with Central City’s mayor issuing a public statement about how he was controlled by Pied Piper. The mayor apologizes for talking trash about the Flash and promises to allocate city funds to rebuild the Flash Museum. That doesn’t go over well with Pied Piper, who was controlling the mayor to make Flash look bad, but now wants blood. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Flash 337, Wonder Woman 319, Green Lantern 180, Warlord 85”

Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 3, Episode 9

Veronica Mars S01 titleEpisode 9: Spit and Eggs

This one starts in medias res, with Piz and Mac at a big party wondering where Veronica is. Veronica’s currently running through the empty halls of the dorm, frantically hammering at Piz’s door. But Piz isn’t there, so Veronica collapses on the floor and we see blood on her face. Some dude walks up beside her, but we don’t see who it is. Continue reading “Veronica Mars Reviews: Season 3, Episode 9”

Comics Reviews: JLA 230, Tales of the Teen Titans 46, Tales of the Legion 315, Legion of Super-Heroes 2

JLA 230 coverJustice League of America #230 – “Blessed is the Peacemaker” – Gerry Conway/Alan Kupperberg

Last issue, a Martian invasion fleet showed up to attack Earth. J’onn J’onzz (aka Martian Manhunter) preceded the fleet by mere hours, warning the humans about the imminent invasion, but not everyone was convinced of J’onn’s loyalty. J’onn opposes the Martian leader (known as the Marshal) who wants J’onn dead because many Martians look on him as a hero. J’onn decided to go after the Martian flagship on his own and stole a JLA spaceship, leaving a breach in the bulkhead of the Satellite. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: JLA 230, Tales of the Teen Titans 46, Tales of the Legion 315, Legion of Super-Heroes 2”

Comics Reviews: Superman 399, Action 559, DC Comics Presents 73, All-Star Squadron 37, Infinity Inc. 6

Superman 399Superman #399 – “The Man Who Saw Superman Die” – Paul Kupperberg/Eduardo Barreto/Dave Hunt

This one starts with a familiar figure leaving STAR Labs, where he’s been working as a consultant. It’s Ed Hamilton (aka Colonel Future from issue 378) and we see his powers of prediction are still working. A car almost runs him down and since it takes a near-death experience to activate Hamilton’s precognitive powers, he sees a vision of the future … Superman being gunned down. Continue reading “Comics Reviews: Superman 399, Action 559, DC Comics Presents 73, All-Star Squadron 37, Infinity Inc. 6”

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”