04 November 2011

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Superboy's Strangest Foe

So Superboy's "strangest" foe is actually more than one person, a pair of bugle tooting, lightning spewing aliens. Pretty strange eh? So, Superboy stopped them, then they got away, so Krypto had to catch them again... Then he helped them back on their space journey. I sure hope this series picks up soon, these episodes have been pretty brutal so far.

03 November 2011

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Secret of the Ooze (1991) - Discount Review

Heroes: The shell-heads all came back, Leonardo, Donatello, Michelangelo, and Raphael, along with Splinter, and  Keno the karate kicking pizza boy.

Villains: Shredder and minions Tokka and Rahzar (don't call them Rocksteady and Bebop)

Diabolical Scheme: Shredder got his hands on the same ooze that made the turtles into humanoids and he planned to make his own breed of mutants.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Beast that went Berzerk

You know, sometimes I worry that my readers may feel they arent getting their money's worth out of a short write up. If anyone feels that way, may I remind you these posts are a free public service. More importantly, what can you really expect from a sub-six minute segment involving Superboy and a monster on the loose for the 10th time? The only differentiator to measure greatness is they type of monster involved and a mastodon is a tricky one... to judge I mean, its not really a dinosaur even though its prehistoric. Its big, but it ain't a giant monkey. Really, the most interesting thing here is that before the elephant got giant (and changed species) it was so cute and little. I guess that makes it a tad more exotic of a monster than a giant alligator.

02 November 2011

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Visitor from the Earth's Core

And the Krypto saga continues. Doing a little more research, I discovered that back in the Golden Age comics, Krypto DID have a secret identity AND disguise. As Skip, the Kent family dog, Krypto wore a dyed patch of fur that could be dissolved with heat vision upon transformation into Superdog. How ridiculously marvelous!

01 November 2011

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Super-Clown of Smallville

The inevitable has happened. Before I committed to daily posts that traversed DC's animated library, I would have been foolish to not at least assess the possibility of being able to watch all of these various episodes. And mama didn't raise no fool. I have an extensive DVD collection of DC animation, in fact, I think I own every episode DC has released. Unfortunately, there are scads of shows that have not yet received a complete home video release including The Adventures of Superboy (as well as seasons 2 and 3 of the New Superman Adventures, Shazam!, The Plastic Family, Baby Plas, assorted Super Friends, most of Static Shock, season 2 of The Legion of Superheroes, and on, and on). Nevertheless, I was confident that through creative and resourceful means I would be able to get my grubby paws on these episodes when the time came. Well, so far I have been 100% correct, until now.

31 October 2011

Onscreen History of the Scarlet Witch

First appearing in 1964's X-Men #4, Wanda Maximoff AKA The Scarlet Witch (wearing green of all colors) has since played sometime villain as the daughter of Magneto and sometimes hero as an Avenger and wife of Vision. Wanda the Witch of course is also the twin sister of Quicksilver and half sister of the magnetic Polaris.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Deep Sea Dragon

Superboy battled a sea dragon that was angered when its egg got taken. Superboy got the gg back thanks to a knowledgeable marine biologist that just happened to be there. Then Superboy built a nice cozy cage for the dragon and its egg. I guess that wasn't enough story to fill six minutes because the egg got stolen again by yet another villain with his own personal submarine. The dragon freaked out again and Krypto kept her busy while Superboy got the egg back again. In the end, Superboy built the dragon a nice aquarium for her and the wee baby dragon. How sweet.