03 February 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - DC Super Heroes

In 1968's Superman / Aquaman Hour of Adventure, episodes of Superman, Superboy, and Aquaman, were mashed together with those of a rotating slate of guest heroes including the Atom, the Flash (with Kid Flash), Green Lantern, Hawkman, the Justice League (comprised of all the adult heroes including Superman), and the Teen Titans (with regularly featured kid sidekicks Aqualad and Kid Flash joined by Wonder Girl and Speedy).

02 February 2012

The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen (2003) - Discount Review

Heroes:  Allan Quatermain, the Invisible Man, Captain Nemo, Tom Sawyer, Mina Harker, Dr. Jekyll (and Mr. Hyde)

Villains: Moriarty and Dorian Gray

Diabolical Scheme:Moriarty wanted to steal the extraordinary skills of the League to... conquer the world I guess. 

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Aquaman Recap

I am starting to think the way I am watching these Filmation episodes is all wrong. I like pepperoni pizza, but I don't imagine I would enjoy it nearly as much if I were to first eat all the cheese, then drink all the sauce, then the crust. I just imagine a Superman / Aquaman Hour of adventure going down more smoothly with a nice variety of shows rather than back to back to back of the same hero making the repetition stand out. Having said that, Aquaman was a nice pepperoni.

01 February 2012

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - To Catch a Fisherman

Always remember, a two legged fish can only be caught with a two legged bait. Words to live by. I thought Ernest Hemingway was going to have a cameo appearance in this episode but it turned out the Old Man of the Sea was none other than Oceanus. By the way, next time a giant clam opens up I sure hope there isn't an old man inside. Old man directed A-Man to some burning water (of course) to find the missing Tusky. But the whole thing was an overly elaborate ploy by the Fisherman. Turns out, the Fisherman even made himself a little costume and impersonated Oceanus so he could lure the A-team into his trap. But the two-legged bait prevailed and the Aquaman series concluded on a bit of a stale note.

Episode Count: 0146
Series Count: (36 of 36)

31 January 2012

Green Arrow has Been Cast

Stephen Amell is the Emerald Archer. Who?

Spotlight on Mirror Master

In 1959's Flash #105, The Master of Mirrors, Mirror Master made his triumphant debut. Since that time, a number of villains have donned the trademark orange and green in an attempt to topple the Flash. While Flash's most famous foes are probably Gorilla Grodd and Captain Cold, Mirror Master is right up there as a member of the Rogues and notorious enough to earn him a spot as Flash's primary challenger in the upcoming Justice League: Doom.

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - The Silver Sphere

The episode opened with the Lizardmen and Tortoides fighting over a shiny sphere that can magically split rocks. If I were Aquaman (not only would I have the lovely Mera on my arm but), I would take this opportunity to conquer both species under threat of squid attack since that worked so well to settle conflict just a couple episodes back.

30 January 2012

Stretch Armstrong May Expand His Popularity in 2014

There is not shortage of stretchy superheroes, but its Stretch Armstrong who looks to become the household name in 2014 with his own film. Hasbro (the people who brought you Transformers, GI Joe, and soon Battleship) looking to expand their brand have tapped Stretch for a 2014 release. 

I think I would rather see a Plastic Man movie, but after the deplorable effects used on Mr. Fantastic in the Fan 4 films, I am not sure I even want that. Is anyone excited for this?

Crisis of Infinite Episodes - Three Wishes to Trouble

If wishes were fishes... Aqualad would get three of them from his underwater mer-genie.