Thursday, January 29, 2015

Iron Man and Captain America: Heroes United (2014)

Captain America and Iron Man team up to battle the Red Skull and the unimproved Taskmaster as well as the Skull's Hydra forces.  Steve thinks Tony never has a plan, and Tony thinks Steve is too rigid in his thinking, so naturally our heroes don't always get along, but in the end they have figure out a way to stop hordes of giant Cap clones that will help the Skull take over the planet.  Fortunately Iron Man has a large green ace in the hole.  I kind of figured this might happen, and it's a nice touch.

Wednesday, January 28, 2015

MEGO Worlds Greatest Superheroes

Does this bring back memories, but man, whoever wrote this sure didn't have much of a basic knowledge of comic books. There's some stuff that's just embarrassing now. And I'm not talking about the Falcon. I don't know if I saw this commercial, but I would have been outraged at age ten. Good ol' 1975 marketing.

Tuesday, January 27, 2015

Young Justice

This is a series about several of the "sidekicks" of the major DC heroes.  It is definitely not the Teen Titans, though it sure starts out that way.  Speedy, Robin, Kid Flash and an Aqualad I've never seen before are teamed up with Artemis (not Arrowette) and Miss Martian and the clone Superboy.  Speedy, I mean Red Arrow, shows up occasionally so far.  At least he got rid of that dumb name. The show is about them becoming more than sidekicks, true heroes in their own right.  Naturally, they fight various villains along the way and have personality struggles with both their adult counterparts and each other.  The JLA is seen occasionally, and J'onn's all black costume... can we be over everyone wearing black these days?  It's a pretty classic lineup of the JLA, Hal, Katar and Shayera, Green Arrow and even Captain Marvel... this is Earth-16, so I guess that can make sense.  I still think Cap is best used in a humorous hero vein, rather than as a "serious" hero, but no one asked me, did they?  In season 2 more young heroes show up, including one that's obviously missing from this mix, Wonder Girl.

Monday, January 26, 2015

Godzilla vs. Mothra (1992, English)

I remember seeing this trailer for the first time. I'd already seen a camcorder copy of the movie, but the thought of seeing it dubbed into English was exciting. It's not a great Godzilla movie by any stretch, but it's enjoyable. I really should watch this again some time.

Sunday, January 25, 2015

Batman Returns (1992)

So I'm watching this movie for the first time in probably 15 years or so, and wow, it sure looks like a what's now known as a Tim Burton movie.  That's not exactly a good thing.  I liked it fairly well when it came out, more than the first movie since it had more action and we didn't have to go through all that origin nonsense, though we had to get through the origin nonsense for the Penguin and Catwoman.  At least Catwoman looks better here than in the last Nolan Batman movie.  Stupid "enhanced" realism.

Friday, January 23, 2015

The People that Time Forgot trailer (1977)

I haven't seen this movie in probably 30 years, when it aired on KWGN Channel 2 back in the day. It's probably my least favorite Amicus/AIP movie, but it's a lot of fun, despite that. This trailer is great, and if only the movie had more dinosaurs...

Thursday, January 22, 2015

B/W Xenorama #15 is go!

As mentioned two whole days ago, I've redone Xenorama #15 in black and white.  It's available here, directly, and on Amazon here.  I expect most everyone that wants #15 already has it, but hopefully some people who didn't want to pay $8 or whatever it is on Amazon (usually considerably less these days) will decide to try it.  It's a good start issue.