0 CommentsPosted by Flea on December 8, 2011 under Comics
Just in case I wasn't clear before, I really like Batman. My internet went down recently so instead of doing homework I spent a good amount of my time making up this Batman cards using the Magic: the Gathering style. If you're not familiar with the game, some of these cards might go over your head since the goal was to implement Batman character's styles and traits into MtG rules and play styles. ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Flea on November 25, 2011 under Comics, Featured, Video Games
Something I've come to notice about works of fiction, especially those in the continuous-story medias (television and comic books), is the love of crafting theories about what is happening. It's not surprising; we want to make sense of what is revealed and reveal for ourselves what isn't. It comes from cognitive dissonance, where when something happens and you can't explain it, it hurts your brain... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Flea on October 8, 2011 under Cartoons, Comics, Featured, Lists, Movies
In all walks of fiction, the hero usually travels alone, and at most has a small band of allies to follow along. Sometimes heroes band together and form teams, but rarely do they bulge beyond militia numbers. The villains, however, oh boy the villains. They are no strangers to having help. If the government wants to give out jobs, they need to release a few super criminals into the population. Ton... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Flea on July 14, 2011 under Music, Reviews
Today begins the first in a new series of music video reviews. The idea came from our own Innosin but I'll be handling at least the first in the category. The video comes to us from the band Heart and helps put visuals to the balls-out crazy song "All I Wanna Do is Make Love to You" (1990). Heart is a great band, and I love their songs "Crazy on You" and "Barracuda." However this one... this one i... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Flea on July 10, 2011 under Lists, Toys
Parents hate toys. However, parents do, at best, like to see their kid happy - and at worst see them shut up (and most are a mix of both). There are many toys your parents got for you, but there are some that will stick in our hearts for all our remaining years. The toys that defined our youth, the action figures we incorporated into every scenario our yet-uncorrupted imagination could think up. T... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Flea on June 29, 2011 under Advertisements, Toys
There's no denying that He-Man was one of the most popular action cartoons of its time, and with it comes a very expansive toy line. With this line of action figures (don't call them dolls!) is "Dragon Blaster Skeletor!" Sounds awesome right? Before scrolling down, imagine what that toy would be like. Maybe Skeletor is riding on a dragon, shooting out spring-loaded, plastic fire balls at He-Man, t... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Flea on June 25, 2011 under Cartoons, Featured, Reviews
What lies before you is the precursor to something truly magical. I can't speak for Inhumanoids' popularity in the '80s, but the name certainly doesn't carry the same amount of weight as something like TMNT (I don't even have to define it, you know what it stands for). Inhumanoids only ran for 13 full 22-minute episodes, but it didn't start out that way. According to Wikipedia (apply your grain of... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Flea on June 23, 2011 under Advertisements
Our commercial starts the same way a tragic story does on the evening news, with two bright-eyed children following an eccentric man, who made promises of sweets, into the woods alone. Nancy Grace, if you're reading this, calm down and I'll explain. Two children and what we're told is the Sunshine Baker-Man stroll into a Bob Ross painting on a cloudy day. Why is he the Baker-Man and ... more.
0 CommentsPosted by Flea on June 21, 2011 under Movies
Far and beyond any other genre of movie, slasher horror comes away with the most sequels per franchise. While most movies see their sequel end around the 3rd of 4th movie, possibly squeaking out a 5th for nostalgia's sake (thank you), slasher franchises can last well into the double digits before a remake is had. The reason? People love the villains. They don't like to see teens get cut up for fli... more.
1 CommentsPosted by Flea on June 19, 2011 under Advertisements, Video Games
My earliest game system was a Nintendo Entertainment System my mom bought for me at a garage sale, and at the time they were out of date (I know because the first non-garage sale game I bought for it was Tiny Toons on the Super Nintendo). So, it stands to reason that I didn't witness the awe inspiring wonder these kids did on their Atari in the commercial for "Cosmic Ark". You might be wonderi... more.
80s 90s action figures advertisement Batman batman: year one Batmobile BraveStarr bruce wayne C.O.P.S. cartoons Catwoman Clayface comic-con comics commercial Commercial Break cosplay Cosplay Thursday costumes frank miller Intro james gordon Joker legend Let's Read list Magic: the gathering Movies MTG Penguin Poison Ivy Pokemon Power Girl print ad Review Riddler Scarecrow sdcc selina kyle toys Two-Face video games villains women