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I hear talking cars are hitting the road in 2015 – great, one more voice in my head telling me what I’m doing wrong in my life. While the novelty of a car communicating with you seems like a good idea, we know how My Mother The Car, Speed Buggy, and KITT turned out. When TomTom allowed users to change the normal voice to Yoda and Darth Vader, and Android users can install alternate voices for their Google Maps devices, it gave us the ability to have fun pop culture tell us where to go. But they missed the point
HAPPY NEW YEAR! With new resolutions, promises for the future, and big plans on everyone’s schedule, today marks a day we can also look back at the year that was and laugh, cry, and scream “HA-HA” like a sad Nelson Muntz or jaded Comic Book Guy. 2014 certainly had its ups and downs, and hopefully there were more ups for you than downs. As the calendar clicks forward, let’s take one more look back at the best comic moment of 2014. The MS-QOTD (pronounced, as always, “misquoted”) ask you to supply three thoughts on this day (providing your hangover isn’t killing you): What/who
There are two holidays that really get to me. The first is Halloween, because we can dress up without fear of community lash back, the seasons change and the environment explodes in a deluge of colors, and we get to scare the crap out of one another for a good laugh. The other is Thanksgiving (bet you didn’t see that one coming). This is a time that we get to give thanks for what we have, what we can look forward to in the coming months, and years, and a chance to eat more food in a single sitting than
The Major Spoilers Nerd Room of Doom is packed with toys, statues, comic books, and toys, that we’ve collected over the years. (Word has it we had to move just to accommodate the growing collection of “stuff”.) Recent MSQotD have pondered wonders lost and found, and things you wish you could afford to buy, but today, it’s all about the here and now. This week, we learned about a rare Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtle illustration that sold at auction for over $70,000, which brings us to the MS-QotD: What is the most expensive/rare/cherished bit of ephemera you have in your
In my latest review, I found myself remembering why I prefer to read certain series in the collected format. While I remain an avid believer that the monthly individual issue can still be a viable vehicle for comic book art, a case can be made some stories simply work better in larger portions. So, Faithful Spoilerites, regardless of where you fall on the spectrum of “Issues Vs. TPBs”, the question of the day is this: Are there books that simply read better in the trade?
I’m working my way though the complete Rockford Files for the seventh or eighth time, and loving every minute of it. A well told detective tale can capture the audience (reader or viewer) and lead them through the clues or events to the big reveal. But the tales of Rockford, Holmes, Marlowe, The Shadow, and others, are certainly products of their time, and don’t seem to be conducive to having modern technology inserted into their tales. Major Spoilerite Question of the Day: When a detective can do a search on the Internet instead of putting leather to the pavement, and
The Found Footage genre goes way back to 1980 with the release of Cannibal Holocaust, but didn’t catch on until The Blair Witch Project scared the bejeezus out of audiences. There has been a bumper crop of found footage movies released in the last couple of years including Cloverfield, Paranormal Activity, and this past weekend’s box office champion, Chronicle. And this brings us to the question of the day: Does the Found Footage Genre help in telling a story, or is it a gimmick to hide an otherwise problematic plot?
With DC’s announcement of the Watchmen prequel mini-series, we wonder what books readers are going to be interested in.