In this issue: It’s a cartoon wonderland, as we seek out braveness, boldity, heroism, and truthiness! Wolverine leads the X-Men (hopefully they don’t go into battle in a giant koala pouch!) New York Comicon! The Devil made Slick do it, at least as far as you know. And the Legion of Super-Heroes goes quietly into that good night… Again.
Show Notes after the Jump!
New York Comic Con 2009 Thoughts and Reactions
Wolverine and the X-Men Cartoon
The story starts when the mansion explodes, apparently due to an attack targeted at telepaths, Professor Charles Xavier and Jean Grey are missing. The X-Men disband and Cyclops begins to suffer from depression. One year later, the MRD (Mutant Response Division) is starting to detain mutants causing Wolverine and Beast to get the X-Men back together.
Legion of Super-Heroes #50
Written by Jim Shooter; Art and cover by Francis Manapul and Livesay
It’s the final issue! The climactic conclusion of the Universal Annihilation War is here and every Legionnaire, every reservist and even the United Planets’ Young Heroes battle to save existence. Also featuring the return of Cosmic Boy, the death of a longtime Legionaire and a gorgeous wraparound cover!
Batman: The Brave and The Bold
Each episode of Batman: The Brave and the Bold features main character Batman teaming up with other characters from the DC Universe to thwart characters or solve crimes. Beginning usually with a small introduction (in which Batman teams up with one or more heroes different than that of the main story), the show is split into two parts: A small adventure right before the theme song, and the main adventure right after that. The show has no overarching story, instead having most episodes stand alone
MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
The New York Comic Con kicked off the 2009 comic book convention season, and was a big success selling out most of the days of the show. With many more conventions ahead of us, this week we as the all important question about you and the con.
Will You Attend Any Comic Book Conventions in 2009?
C) Depends on the Economy.
MAJOR SPOILERS DISCUSSION
The subject matter of Sinfest is often human nature, with particular attention paid to sexuality and religion. Less frequently, the strip will parody popular culture or indulge in political commentary. There are some recurring types of strip, such as â€œYou Had to Be Thereâ€ (where the reader is not told what the characters are discussing), â€œJapanese Calligraphyâ€ (where one of the characters transforms over four panels into a kanji ideograph, usually related to the strip in some way.), â€œPorn Script Readingsâ€ (where Monique and Slick read porn star dialogue in deadpan style, except for once where they used flash cards for a Silent Film reading) and â€œNinja Theatreâ€ (where the characters take on the roles of heroes and villains in a martial arts movie). Though there is little in the way of overarching story or continuity in Sinfest, the central characters do undergo some development.
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