In its endeavors to create humor related titles, DC Comics has gone to what are undeniably its zaniest two characters who have something to do with the mainstream universe – Bat-Mite and Bizarro. The problem with humor in the main universes is that superhero comics try to maintain a degree of seriousness. Although Bizarro has been around for a while and has factored into some serious stories does not stop him from being a funnier character. Bat-mite on the other hand is a bit more of an anomaly. First appearing in the silver age as Batman’s version of Mr. Mxyzptlk, he was not kept around as long. The match was never a good one for the character who has always been a bit darker than Superman, and so while always kind of around, the character has also been mostly ignored. In the past forty years he has only shown up a handful of times as writers try to keep Batman’s stories a bit more organic and gritty.
That all changes with the release of this issue, as the Bat-Imp is thrown into the DC spotlight with his own title. Though it is not really described in full detail here, the character is actually one that is somewhat powerful, more or less as capable as Mr. Mxyzptlk at reality bending. He ends up involved with Dr. Trauma, the world’s pre-eminent and most nefarious plastic surgeon, skilled at full body swaps. She toys around with Bat-Mite as does he with her and her assistant, and he ends up jailed in her dungeon waiting for someone interested in swapping out their brain for his. There is an interesting tie-in to the mainstream DC Universe as well at the end of the issue, which gives this story a bit more grounding as to what is going on outside of the humor title.
A humor title has to above all be funny, and this is where this issue fails to deliver. Although it is whimsical in outlook, there are not really any moments that will cause the reader to laugh out loud. At the same time although there are not any real hilarious moments, the story is held together a lot better than one might think, with the structure of a decent plot to drive the action in this series forward. This first issue ends up being defined by those two facts, as the humor is mostly missing, even while the zany plot holds this together.
DreamWorksTV and “Not Marvel Studios” are assembling the Avengers – err, little Avengers – once again to take on a new threat: Ultron. Armed with hairdryers, Nerf bow and arrows and trash can lid armor, these elementary school kids unite for the greater good: to put an end to homework.
Will these Kids Avengers capture Ultron and take him to detention?
How Old Do I Look? is an interesting website where you can upload an image and it’ll guess your age and gender based on that. While it’s fun putting people you know in, it also works in some drawings. So, I decided to put in some comic characters to see what the site says.
As you can see, it’s a bit all over the place, hell it thinks I’m in my mid-50s.
A clip of a 2010 sermon from Hegewisch Baptist Church has been making the rounds lately. In it Pastor Win Worley warns that unicorns, new age, enchantments, potions, spells, fetishes, Dungeons & Dragons, psychic reading, karma, false visions, reincarnation, superstitions are some of the occult spirits you need to watch out for and dabbling in these can curse you, your children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren.
This has been a chant of the religious far right for 30 years now. If you want to see more, you can watch the full video here.
Discover the hidden talents of comic book legend Stan Lee as he teaches a very unique acting class. Directed by Kevin Smith and starring Tara Reid, Michael Rooker, Lou Ferrigno, Jason Mewes, and an Audi S8, it’s time for the world to appreciate the subtle art of cameo acting.
The above ad is an add for Audi, and it’s really entertaining.
Jimmy Kimmel went Avengers crazy on Monday’s Jimmy Kimmel Live featuring the cast and lots of skits involving the cast of Avengers: Age of Ultron. He also has a little after-credits scene with Paul Rudd aka Ant-Man. Check out all the video below!
Cheesy Marvel Cartoon Openings
Jimmy and the Avengers Play Telephone
Wall of America: Marvel Comics Super Fans
The AvenGerbils: Hamster of Thor
Who Leads the Avengers in Real life?
Mark Ruffalo on His “Man-Canceling” Avengers Outfit