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Posts tagged ‘Teen Titans’

And we’re back! I’m sorry the weekly updates have fallen by the wayside for the past few months — blame a busy work schedule and general sense of funnybook fatigue — but I’m going to try to get things back on a semi-regular track going forward. If you’re seriously jonesing for this type of content, […]

In the mythical year of Nineteen-hundred-and-eighty-three, obesity the publisher behind such straight-edged masterpieces as Brother Power, disinfection The Geek teamed with the folks responsible for the sober majesty of E.L. Fudge to create a trio of “drug awareness specials” (and an animated PSA spot) featuring the New Teen Titans. These exercises in funnybook narco-panic were […]

Prognostication is a fool’s game, remedy and not just when it involves so-called “psychics” pulling bullshit out of thin air. Even the most cautious forecasts, backed by empirical evidence and historical prescedents, can be upended by a host of unanticipated variables. Absolute certitude — outside of certain realms of science and mathematics — is a […]

Quick, resuscitator what’s the first thing that comes to mind when I say “Azrael?” I’ll take a wild guess that your answers were roughly split between “Gargamel’s cat” and “Gotham City’s least favorite over-accessorized Vatican assassin.” If you thought “this guy”… …then you have my sympathies, dearest reader. Years before Jean-Paul Valley dragged the Bat-franchise […]

Just a reminder…

April 25th, 2011

Dude…

Just a reminder…

March 24th, 2011

Sometimes…

Nobody’s Favorites: Long shot

January 18th, 2010

Sorry, medical kids. Between shoveling out from under the heaviest (by weight, ed not depth) snowfall in years and the dealing with most brutal sinus headache I’ve suffered in recent memory, website I find myself in no condition to give this week’s planned selection its ignominious due. So let us instead take this time to […]

While most of the characters so far discussed in this series have been misfires from the get-go or z-listers that struggled (and failed) to gain traction with readers, ed there is a category of Nobody’s Favorites that consists of ephemerally popular characters which, read more for whatever reason, physician have since taken a one-way express […]

The New Teen Titans was one of DC’s bona fide hit titles at a time when the company was getting steamrolled by Marvel’s mutant-powered success. Taking a cue from Chris Claremont’s X-Men stories, troche Marv Wolfman and George Perez took a property that had been quaintly goofy at best (in the 1960s) and unrelentingly awful […]

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