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For further Watch reading

With a tip-o-the-hat to (of all things) Radley Balko’s libertarian “The Agitator”, here’s a great list of other comic series you might like if you enjoyed “Watchmen”.

"Watchmen" now a Saturday Morning cartoon!

With many thanks to Runt82, I can’t clap loudly enough for this amazing take on “Watchmen”, coming soon to the small screen from DC Animation. Click on the big “Play Movie” link to launch it, but be sure to have your drool bucket handy because it is pure awesomeness. I hope “Bubastis Bites”, the super-cool… [ Read more … ]

The evolution of breasts

I’ve made an extensive study of the scientific literature*, and I haven’t been able to find any data on why the breasts of humans are far larger, and far more important as secondary sexual features, than in any other primate. I was prompted to study this vital issue when noticing that the average breast size… [ Read more … ]

Review: Batman, The Brave and the Bold

Once again DC kicks Marvel’s animated ass with its latest Caped Crusader television show, “Batman: The Brave and the Bold” on Cartoon Network. I don’t know why DC can’t make a decent live action film while Marvel’s are awesome, but the reverse is also true — I have yet to see a Marvel animated show… [ Read more … ]

My wife rules

With thanks to everyone who made suggestions about my Christmas gift, I today received from MyComicShop.com my order of the complete “Who’s Who in the DC Universe” run AND the trade paperback edition of “The Perhapanauts: First Blood” AND the first trade paperback of All-Star Superman. Which I just read and loved. My wife rules!… [ Read more … ]

Super-hero comics and originality

Frequent commenter Jose had some interesting points regarding the “Sons of Scissorhands” post that I wanted to address at more length. He said: Granted, fanboys (I’m one) get the urge to outshine Superman, Spider-Man, and Wonder Woman (remember the 90’s ‘Bad-Girl’ fiasco?), but when someone wants to create a unique superhero Super-Skrulls and Amalgam Comics… [ Read more … ]

You say Nightwing, I say Blindside. Potato, potahto.

I felt kind of bad trashing Marat Mychaels in the Caption Contest post, so I thought I should look him up online and see what he’s been up to since 1992, when the Brigade issue in question was printed. I mean, 17 years is a long time, I figured he’d probably improved since then. Which,… [ Read more … ]

Super-hero theme songs

Every hero needs a good theme song, and thanks to this web page, you can hear the music and read the words as you go. Which for people like me, who can neither sing nor remember lyrics, is a Good Thing.

Comic book idea

I had an idea the other day for a comic book while watching “The Good, The Bad, and the Ugly.” You never get any kind of backstory for the victims in any of these stories, whether it’s sombrero-wearing banditos in spaghetti Westerns or red-shirted security guys in Star Trek. They’re just cannon fodder. But they’ve… [ Read more … ]

Watchmen sequel announced!

This just in: “Watchmen” creators Alan Moore and Dave Gibbons have just signed Rob Liefeld to write and illustrate the sequel to their all-time great graphic novel! I was able to obtain a sneak preview of the upcoming cover: I feel the extra costuming elements really add something to the characters; I know I look… [ Read more … ]