Saturday, January 31, 2015

Gotham Academy #4 Review

Written by: Becky Cloonan and Brenden Fletcher
Art by: Karl Kerschl
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

Up the Academy

I fell in love with this series the minute I saw it.  Karl Kerschl's art was my gateway drug, but the characters and story kept me hooked and wanting more, more, more.  In fact, I declared Olive and Maps my favorite characters of all-time after reading the first issue and while I may have been a little overly dramatic, they are still very close to the top.  This month we get a full dose of both (yea!) and also something that's been missing from the book so far...answers.  Of course, those are coupled with a bunch of cool new questions and mysteries that continue making this book such an exciting read.  Here's a little spoiler, this issue is really good.

Sinestro #9 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Cullen Bunn
Art By: Brad Walker, Andrew Hennessy, Jason Wright
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

Fear The Future

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Now with the rest of the Lantern books, I wrote this whole thing about how I hoped they were taking some time off or doing something that was more personal instead of jumping back into an adventure, but that's pretty much useless here because I know that Sinestro wouldn't take time for himself.  So it's adventure ahoy as we jump into another issue of the Fear Lanterns cruising through the universe in search of more Korugarian survivors.  Let's check out this issue and see what's going down in the Universe when you let Fear guide you.  

Swamp Thing #39 Preview

Written by: Charles Soule
Art by: Jesus Saiz

Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 4, 2015

Preview via ComicVine

“The Machine Queen” part 5! The Swamp is dead. The machines rule the planet. Alec Holland’s greatest foes are arrayed against him, and the few allies he has left have gone into hiding. It is the end...unless the Swamp Thing can return to the beginning, to fix his greatest mistake.

Charles Soule's run on Swamp Thing is coming to an end and it's a real shame that it is also the end of the book in general.  I have really enjoyed Swamp Thing and Soule's work on it in particular.  He really changed the whole Swamp Thing Mythos and I hope we eventually get to see a continuation of what he's done.  We still get two more issues to enjoy and I hope that fans support it until the end.

Grayson #7 Preview

Written by: Tom King, Tim Seeley
Art by: Stephen Mooney
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 4, 2015

Grayson and Helena must battle their old foes, the Fist of Cain! 

Now that's a vague solicit if I've ever read one.  After last month's issue and seeing this preview, I think a bit more is going on than just Dick and Helena fighting the Fist of Cain.  Sure, they are old foes and they are up against Spyral, but there is that little thing of Dick being in Space and without his Hypnos that may cause some conflict before anything else.  Also, look at Helena going all Top Gun...Cover me Goose!

Red Lanterns #38 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Landry Q. Walker
Art By: J. Calafiore, Gabe Eltaeb
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

The Crazies

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

It's time to get our rage on as we see what Guy Gardner is doing with himself in a post GODHEAD
world........ That seems like a little much.  How about what Guy Gardner is doing while the events of GODHEAD are still fresh in his mind...... Yeah, I like that better.  I'm really excited going into this issue because I've been wanting to see Lanterns on Earth for awhile now and to have it be a Red Lantern, well it should be interesting.  Let's dive into this issue and see if Guy can have himself a vacation like Hal seems to be doing or if he'll have a meaningful talk with Ice like Kyle Rayner had with Carol Ferris............ Yeah, he'll probably just jump into another adventure just like John Stewart did.  Hopefully he's gotten over that whole mopey phase that he's had lately and can quit being such a sad bastard all the time........... Let's check it out.

Green Lantern #39 Preview

Written By: Robert Venditti
Art By: Billy Tan, Mark Irwin
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 4, 2015

Hal Jordan returns to Oa knowing he has to face the consequences for defying the Templar Guardians during “Godhead.” But whatever the Guardians have planned for him pales before the true threat the Corps will soon face. Hal’s about to learn that sometimes fighting for the greater good comes at an even greater personal cost.

While I will never say "No" to the ongoing adventures of the Green Lantern, I am a little upset that Hal is already off of Earth.  I was looking forward to a nice long vacation.......... or at least until Convergence has ended, of Hal kicking it back on his home turf.  Although if Hal actually tells those little blue bastards off, well that might be worth being off of Earth again.

The New 52: Futures End #40 Preview

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Patrick Zircher, Hi-Fi
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: February 4, 2015

All stories converge as Brainiac and the Blood Moon arrive at the Futures End!

You hear that all you Future Enders, shit is about to happen!  Brainiac is coming and I guess he's bringing his Brainiac type planet............."That's no planet, it's a Blood Moon"...... with him.  I really hope that this is the answer to the question on how to make Futures End interesting again.

The Flash Season 1 episode 11 "The Sound and the Fury" Review

Pied Piper?

Time to head back to our Scarlet Speedster and this week we have another rogue enter the Flarrowverse! This week we have the reveal of the Pied Piper, who has come to Central City to exact revenge on Harrison Wells. As much as I was excited to see the Pied Piper, this wasn't what I was hoping to see. Don't get me wrong, I liked the episode, but this kid was not the Pied Piper I read about in the Flash Comics. Other than that, the episode was a very interesting tale with a few moments that had me excited for the coming episodes. However we aren't here talking about the future, we are here to talk about this episode. Enough with the dawdling let's get started.

Friday, January 30, 2015

Catwoman #38 Review

Written by: Genevieve Valentine
Art by: Garry Brown
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

We are Family

Catwoman has been a "not quite" character for quite some time.  Is she bad?  Not quite.  Is she a member of the Bat Family?  Not quite.  Is she a strong female character?  Not quite.  The last one is what pains me most.  With so much potential, she has been regulated to sexy window dressing whose big moment came on a rooftop with Batman.  That's no longer the case.  Genevieve Valentine is writing Catwoman as a smart crime boss with a razor sharp mind that is always two steps ahead.  Actually, that's a bit misleading because this is more a Selina Kyle book than anything else and I think that is a stroke of genius.  It puts the focus on the woman, not the character and Valentine is making the most of the attention.  It took me one issue and I was hooked.  Head over heels hooked and each issue makes me love this book and it's lead even more.  This month we continue learning on the job with our favorite ex-burglar and even get a cameo from a certain Gotham crime fighter.  Selina's hands may already be dirty, but things are getting downright messy.

Top 5 Fridays: Favorite Amalgam Comics

Welcome back all you Weirdos!  For this installment of Top 5 Fridays I figured we get a little weird and nostalgic.  With this week's issue of The Multiversity Guidebook hitting the shelves, I was thinking a lot about Universes that didn't make the cut for Grant Morrison's Multiverse or just happen to be one of the seven mystery worlds we don't know about yet.  The one that I thought about the most, you know besides the Miller-verse, was something that I loved as a not-so-wee boy, which was brought to us in the aftermath of DC Versus Marvel.  For those of you who aren't old enough to remember......... or for some reason weren't reading comics at the time, DC Versus Marvel was HUGE!  I mean, it was the thing that every comic book fan had been clamoring for and would debate about ad nauseam.  Finally we would get to see which heroes would win against another property's heroes............... and then we got pissed because there was no winner between Batman and Captain America.  Anyway, for some fun one-shots, both companies put out comics under the Amalgam Comics banner and featured the combinations of characters from both Marvel and DC......... It was a good time and my boy brain could barely handle the excitement.  So for this installment of Top 5 Fridays, I figured I'd look back and list the Amalgam Comics that made me shake uncontrollably with glee.  Let's check it out and remember the 90's fondly.

Thursday, January 29, 2015

Harley Quinn #14 Review

Written by: Amanda Conner and Jimmy Palmiotti
Art by: Chad Hardin
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

Who Ordered the Catch Up?

I've got a little secret to tell you...before this book, I was not a huge Harley Quinn fan.  In fact, I didn't really care for her that much at all.  I can't really explain why, it was just one of those things.  I guess Haters gonna hate, hate, hate, hate, hate, hate.  That is why Eric reviewed it when it first came out.  However, because of strange release schedules, he had an overload one week and I agreed to take it off his hands.  Maybe it was fate, maybe it was luck or maybe it was the kick ass creative team, but after reading that first issue, I was hooked.  Pop culture references, potty humor and sexy outfits?  Count me in as a newly minted fan.  Now every couple of weeks I get to sit down, open up Harley and LMFAO.  How was this issue?  Is my ass on the floor or is it still attached?  Let's find out.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

The New 52: Futures End #39 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Stephen Thompson, Hi-Fi
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

Corn Kernel Monsters..........

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Welcome back to the land of Five Years From Now and man things better start happening in the future soon.  Last issue we had a bunch of things that seemed like they wanted to do things but really, we were left with nothing.  Batman Beyond, Batman, Tim Drake and Plastique finally went up against the Batman/Joker Brother Eye monster from the future but right when it was about to get good, we moved on to Fifty Sue, Lana Lang and Grifter sitting in the desert with King Faraday's vault of DNA and them wondering what to do with it.......... Yup, just wondering.  Then we moved on to Firestorm cutting a deal with Dr. Polaris.  If he helps her separate from Jason Rusch, she'll give him the JLA's teleportation technology.  I don't think she can do that.......... You know, since she's not in the JLA and all but apparently Superman and Stormguard just went with it........ I don't know.  In the end, Amethyst took Frankenstein back to Castle Frankenstein, where he was born to see if she could save him and we had the shocking...... that's right shocking discovery that Victor Frankenstein is still alive and has been occupying his time with Island of Dr. Moreau like monsters.  Let's see if this issue starts doing anything or if it's just another waste of time......... Man, that last part was harsh.  

The Flash #38 Review

Written by: Robert Venditti and Van Jensen
Art by: Brett Booth
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

Savage Fun

I love the Flash and yes, I'm talking about both of them.  I'm also a sucker for time travel stories so I guess I'm getting the best of multiple worlds with what Venditti, Jensen and Booth are dishing out.  This book has the awkward, identity switching with the Future Flash and a Lost Worlds type story with Barry stuck in the Savage Lands of the Speed Force and I love both.  Depending on how you look at it, Future Flash may be up to no good, but it's a nice little gray area and if Barry can't find a way out of his predicament, we'll all have to get used to him being the Scarlet Speedster.  Of course, I don't expect that to happen, but the fun is watching it all unfold and waiting for the inevitable showdown.  That doesn't happen just yet, but it's okay because I'm having such a good time right now.

Batman #38 Review

Written by: Scott Snyder
Art by: Greg Capullo
Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

The Long and Winding Road

Scott Snyder has said that Endgame will probably be his last Joker story and if that's truly the case, he is going out with a bang.  He's showing the reader that the Joker's return is far from an overnight success.  He's been planning his return for a long time and now that he's back, it's for keeps.  This is not the Joker that we saw at the end of Death of the Family, but isn't that the point of some of the best Joker stories?  While the reader tries to figure out just who or what this Joker is, Snyder keeps adding and subtracting from the equation until up is down and dog is cat.  The best part, though, is in the end it all makes sense in a crazy, insane way.  That all continues this month in an action packed issue that throws in some really cool guest stars to boot.  I usually end this intro part with something like, "but, is it good?", but with Scott Snyder and Greg Capullo it's more appropriate just to ask "How good is it?"  Let's see.

Earth 2: World's End #17 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Daniel H. Wilson, Marguerite Bennett, Mike Johnson
Art By: Scott McDaniel, Robson Rocha, Guillermo Ortego, Eduardo Pansica, Paul Neary, Jorge Jimenez, RB Silva, Walden Wong, Blond
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

Just When You Think You're Winning.......

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Here we are back in Earth 2 during the World's End and man has this title been letting me down lately........ I mean it's just been horrible.  Inconsistencies left and right, things happening just because and the whole damn story feels like it's been put on fast forward because the writers are running out of time.  Last issue we had the Red Avatar released by the Superman/Batman heroes and do you know what she did for the Avatar fight?  Not a goddamn thing.  It actually took the Superman/Batman heroes showing up to defeat the Furires of Apokolips, but I guess freeing the Avatar was a good thing either way because it also shut down the cloning labs and the parademon factories.  At the end of the issue Huntress was magically cured of her Fury-isms by Power Girl just hitting her really really hard and the battle of the Furies might have ended but something worse might have come from it's aftermath.  The last Fury: Death gave birth to a monster and you know that can't be good.  Let's check out what this issue holds in store for us and let's hope beyond hope that it starts getting Earth 2 World's End back on track and away from the suck that it's been

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

He-Man: The Eternity War #2 Preview

Written By: Dan Abnett
Art By: Pop Mhan
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

The battle begins! As He-Man leads his newly acquired army of Snake Men into battle to make a surprise first strike against the Dark Horde, Man-At-Arms reveals his secret plan to overtake the Horde’s defenses. How will the Masters take down the Dark Horde’s devastating Orbital Disruptor? Find out as this new MOTU epic continues!

Look, all you really need to know is that He-Man's leading the Snake-Men against the Evil Horde......... That is enough, go get this book tomorrow, it should be epic!

Batman: Eternal #43 Preview

Written by: James Tynion IV
Art by: David Lafuente
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

A special issue that loops our story all the way back to where it started in Batman #28 -- but with a twist you won't see coming!

I think that every fan of Eternal has been waiting for this issue.  We finally "catch up" to Batman #28 and while I was hoping this issue would actually be Capullo/Snyder, I didn't really think that was going to happen.  looking at this preview, I am a little wary of the David Lafuente art.  It's not that it doesn't look good because it does.  It's even a style that I usually seek out...all manga-like and cartoony.  I just wonder how it will fit the tone of the entire issue.  I guess we will find out soon enough.

Justice League Dark #37 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: J.M. DeMatteis
Art By: Andres Guinaldo, Walden Wong, Chris Sotomayor

Cover Price: $3.99
Release Date: December 24, 2014

Land of The Eternal Broken Watch

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

When we last walked through the pages of the Justice League Dark, we saw that our heroes were seriously in trouble.  After the House of Wonder exploded........ It was a whole thing in Justice League Dark Annual #2.  So after the House of Wonder exploded our heroes found themselves in different places throughout......... the outside of time.  So Zatanna was before time, Frankenstein, Andrew Bennett, Swamp Thing and Nightmare Nurse were after time and now we'll check out where Madam Xanadu, Deadman and Black Orchid wound up.  Time is weird.  So let's check out what's going down in this issue of Justice League Dark............which I'm terribly late reviewing....... But it's my last catch up review, so that should count for something........ Okay let's check it out.

Injustice: Year Three #18 Review

Written by: Brian Buccellato
Art by: Bruno Redondo
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 27, 2015

Cruising Along

I think that Brian Buccellato would be the first to admit that he is still  getting his footing on this whole Injustice thing.  It's understandable since he jumped on a book that one writer had been on for two and a half seasons.  While he got the whole action and death thing down pretty quickly, the story seemed a little rushed and the characterizations felt a bit off in his first couple of issues.  I'm happy to report that this issue improves on both of those fronts and even includes some humor that readers of Injustice are bound to smile at.  I think that fans of this book can take a deep breath, sit back and enjoy the ride from here on out.

The Multiversity: Thunderworld #1 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Grant Morrison
Art By: Cameron Stewart, Natham Fairbairn
Cover Price: $4.99
Release Date: December 17, 2014

It's Just Another Manic Sivanaday

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

Man this review is so late........... It's as late as it could possibly be while still being relevant because The Multiversity Guidebook hits the shelves tomorrow, so I figure I probably should get on top of this issue first.  It's funny to me how this issue got away from me so bad because I love Shazam and going back to the Marvel Family universe just sounds like a load of fun.  Let's go to the Rock of Eternity and to Fawcett City to see what our heroes and villains are up to.  Let's check it out.

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #33 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Angel Hernandez
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 23, 2015

Crowded Crisis

In my last review of Infinite Crisis, I complained that this book is pretty much unnecessary.  While that comes off as harsh, I still stand by the statement.  I truly believe that DC was still high on the success of Injustice when they green lit this video game tie-in. I'm not sure what went wrong, but this is nowhere near the quality of that book and only comes off as an attempt to grab a few extra dollars.  It's a shame, though, because the many worlds and characters at Dan Abnett's disposal should make this book at least a little fun.  It isn't.  The cliffhanger at the end of last issue at least promised some action, but I've grown wary of anything this book promises.  I have been burnt too many times in this book's thirty some issues.  Is that the case again?  Let's find out, shall we?

Gotham Season 1 episode 13 "Welcome Back, Jim Gordon" review

How Far Gone?

We last left James Gordon being reinstated after defeating Gotham's first super villain, the Electricutioner. It's time for Gotham's White Knight to get back to work. We also see that Fish's plan has come undone as Penguin revealed the truth of Liza to Falcone. As punishment, Fish's side of the crime family is decimated. All who is left is Butch and Fish. They were wheeled off to be tortured, and Penguin was given Fish's club as a reward for his loyalty towards Falcone. Let's just say things have escalated quite quickly in the last two episodes. Though we don't see our cops and crooks' storylines really cross paths as I was hoping in the end of last week, this episode was able to still have me raise my eyebrow a few times in interest.

Infinite Crisis: Fight for the Multiverse #32 Review

Written by: Dan Abnett
Art by: Alejandro Sanchez
Cover Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 16, 2014

Luthor Was Right

If a review hits the Internet and nobody cares, does it actually exist?  That's what I think every time I review Infinite Crisis. Nobody seems to care about this book, let alone review it.  To mix metaphors, I feel like I'm on a deserted island with only Alexander Luthor, Nightmare Damian and Atomic Wonder Woman to keep me company.  Somebody shoot me!  I know that sounds pretty harsh, but this book barely can justify it's existence.  Following on the coattails of Injustice: Gods Among Us, this book is a video game tie-in, but the comparisons end there.  While Injustice is a great book in it's own right, Infinite Crisis isn't good on any level.  The story isn't intriguing and the potential of cool characters is wasted.  Dan Abnett has given us a book where everyone, characters and readers, are just standing around waiting for something to happen.  Unfortunately, this issue is more of the same.

Star Spangled War Stories Featuring G.I. Zombie #5 Review

Written by: Jimmy Palmiotti and Justin Gray
Art by: Scott Hampton
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: December 24, 2015

Unhappy Meal

If you haven't noticed, this review is very, very late. There are many reasons; the book has been canceled, it was released during the holiday season, I haven't really enjoyed it and I'm extremely lazy.  All that being said, I made a promise to myself that I'd review every book I'm supposed to and this one is on my pull list.  So, tighten up your belt one loop and let's get on with the review.

Monday, January 26, 2015

The New 52: Futures End #39 Preview

Written By: Brian Azzarello, Jeff Lemire, Dan Jurgens, Keith Giffen
Art By: Stephen Thompson, Hi-Fi
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

Dr. Polaris is finally aboard the Justice League satellite, and he’ll be sure the Justice League faces the ghosts of every civilian they might’ve saved during the war, if only they didn’t consider themselves too godly to care. Also – up in the sky! It’s definitely not Superman. And it isn’t good!

Looking at this cover, it makes me feel like it should have been the cover to last issue instead.  Yeah, I want to see Batman Beyond and the Batman/Joker monster duke it out like we saw on the actual cover to last week's issue, but after reading it, I definitely thought that a gorilla with mechanical bat wings was way more interesting than the fight between the Batmen.  This series was great in the beginning because it felt like anything could happen, but now every week when I open this book I know that nothing will happen and I'm depressed as hell about it.  Hopefully Futures End picks back up because we don't have much time left with the series and I don't want this to go down as one of the biggest flubs of the New 52.

Arkham Manor #4 Preview

Written By: Gerry Duggan
Art By: Shawn Crystal
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

As if Batman didn’t have enough trouble containing the Spider in Arkham Manor, now he has to contend with the newest inmate to arrive: Mr. Freeze!

Nothing about this solicit makes sense to me from what we've seen in Arkham Manor so far.........  I guess we're calling the killer in Arkham Manor the spider..... is that something that we knew?  I didn't know.  Why am I always left out?  Also Mr. Freeze has been in the Manor this whole time, locked in the walk-in freezer.  Now I love the idea of Bruce having to go up against Mr. Freeze, I just don't know what this solicit is going for....... oh and hopefully Mr. Freeze doesn't have that sleeveless suit.  Man, I hate that.  Also besides for "The Spider" and Mr. Freeze, I was pretty sure that Bruce would have to deal with the events of last issue i.e. Clownface.

Catwoman #38 Preview

Written by: Genevieve Valentine
Art by: Garry Brown
Cover Price: $2.99
Release Date: January 28, 2015

It had to happen! Batman confronts Selina over her ascension to the top of Gotham City’s criminal underworld – and the gloves come off!

If anyone out there hasn't been reading Genevieve Valentine's run on Catwoman, do yourself a favor and catch up before Wednesday.  It's that good.  In fact, this is a very good Catwoman book, but a downright awesome Selina Kyle book.  I didn't even know that's what I was looking for, but I'm sure glad I found it.  It's smart, fun and action packed and I really can't praise it enough.  Throw in Garry Brown's stylish take on the Gotham Underworld and you really can't go wrong.

Gotham Academy #4 Preview

Written by: Brenden Fletcher, Becky Cloonan
Art by: Karl Kerschl
Cover Price: $2.99

Release Date: January 28, 2015

The hunt for the Ghost of Gotham Academy begins!

I don't want to sound like a gushing fanboy, but I LOVE this book.  It has great art thanks to Karl Kerschl and some of the best characters in any book out there.  Seriously, Brenden Fletcher and Becky Cloonan made me fall in love with Olive and Maps immediately and I thank them.  This issue looks like it will continue the drama and I have a big smile on my face right now.

Mortal Kombat X #3 Review and *SPOILERS*

Written By: Shawn Kittelsen
Art By: Dexter Soy, Veronica Gandini
Digital Price: $0.99
Release Date: January 18, 2015

Get Over Here......... and Check Out Scorpion!

*Non Spoilers and Score At The Bottom*

In the last issue of Mortal Kombat X, we saw that Scorpion isn't exactly Mr. Miyagi when he took it upon himself to start training Kenshi's son Takeda to fight.  No, instead of chores that would eventually teach him the principals of defending himself, he simply had another young student beat the shit out of him.......... and it looked like this went on for years.  Eventually, the ass kicking would stop as we saw that an ancient evil that came to the Earth realm took over Takeda's sparring partner: Fox, which meant the boy had to cut his face off and then murder all the trained assassins in the Shirai Ryu temple........ you know thinning out the herd of Earth's champions and all.  So let's see what that means for Scorpion and Takeda, who had a knife to his throat at the end of the issue.  Let's check it out.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

DC Comics Best Covers of the Week 1/24/15

It's been a while since I've done a Covers of the Week, but I have an excuse.  I'm lazy.  Yes, I know that is a pretty lame excuse, but it's an excuse all the same.  Actually, I'll blame our podcast because not only does it take three hours to record, but for some unknown reason, it takes me tons of time to edit.  I'd like to blame Eric somehow, but I don't think it's his fault.  I'll take that as a challenge!  It's Eric's fault because he wears an eye patch and a headband.  What does that have to do with an audio file?  You tell me.  As far as covers, we have the return of an old friend, a Flash variant and some Wonder Woman and Batman Action.  Enjoy!

Weird Science DC Comics Podcast Episode 3: A Very Special Episode

This episode was very special for a couple reasons.  First off, we were lucky enough to have site writer, Daniel, join us for some
nonsense and comic talk.  Second, we debuted our Top One and a Half list.  This week we discuss our favorite "Very Special Episodes".  We find out that Edith was very handy with a pie, Rerun likes hamburgers and Eric was too fat to be abducted.  We eventually get around to talking about the comics that came out this week, since we are a comic book website and all.  I hope you enjoy it and if you have any questions or comments, leave them below and we will read them on next week's episode.  By the way, if you see Eric, make sure you know how to spell zucchini!