Wednesday, March 21, 2007


Since no one has taken up my excellent suggestion of a Daredevil TV series (think about it, you can do superheroics and case of the week courtroom stuff and soap opera love triangle plotline-type things), I suppose there's no reason at all for me to point out that should someone want to do another Nick Fury movie, then Bruce Campbell would be a perfect choice for the lead role.

Thursday, March 15, 2007

Cap Lives!

There's another drawing meme going around, this time celebrating the life of Captain America, who was killed this week by a bunch of management types who never really understood him. You can see the contributions here, and mine is below.

Yeoman America

(Click on the image for a larger version!)


So the Americans are now going to pin both the World Trade Centre attacks and the murder of Daniel Pearl on this fellow, apparently based on "confessions". I fully expect to learn by the end of the week that he was also behind the killing of JFK, the Roswell crash, and the War of 1812.

Monday, March 05, 2007

Pet Shop Heroes

The original Transformers movie has become quite famous as my geeky brethren have taken over the pop culture agenda of the world, but there was also a considerably less popular movie outing for the Transformers' friends GI Joe. Here's the typically bombastic opening to the movie:

Of course, when I saw (and owned) it, it was under the British title of Action Force, complete with a new theme tune, less gruff and "manly" and a bit more... well, Pet Shop Boys:

Friday, March 02, 2007

Might Be Avengers

Well, I've read the first issue of Bendis' Mighty Avengers, and... it's not bad. Some of Bendis' regular annoying flaws pop up, as expected, and he even develops a new one in his manic overuse of thought balloons, but on the whole it's solid exuberant fun, and it's how he should have been writing the Avengers from the start. He even does something halfway interesting with the Sentry!

Full review at Silver Bullets this coming Sunday.

Thursday, March 01, 2007

From Opposite Directions

For a while now, we've had mobile phones that can play mp3s or connect to iTunes or whatever, but now we've got a little oojameflip that turns your iPod into a mobile phone.

The philosopher in me says "Uh?"