Arrow Review: “Corto Maltese”

The Arrow and his associates fly to Corto Maltese in order to retrieve Thea and a missing agent. Laurel’s first attempts at being the Canary don’t fly very well, while Thea proves a speedy learner.

Felicity begins working for a remarkably understanding Ray Palmer, and a character from last year shows her head.


“Avengers: Age of Ultron” trailer leaked

The “Avengers: Age of Ultron” teaser trailer leaked today, before next Tuesday’s scheduled release. Rather than fight, Marvel first blamed Hydra, and then embraced the leak and offered the full resolution edition of the trailer.

Novel Review: Tigerman

Pulp conventions and comic-book tropes coexist with a quasi-realistic setting and political questions both timeless and contemporary, as a good man on a doomed island becomes a hero in order to impress his surrogate son— and encounters something more dangerous than he anticipated.


Flash Review: “Things You Can’t Outrun”

While the Flash takes on a metahuman who can become toxic fog, we witness the firestorm of activity experienced by the supporting characters on the night Barry and his adversary were transformed.


Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D. Review – “A Hen in the Wolf House”

A new character is introduced, and existing characters get fleshed out in more detail.


Gotham Discussion: “Viper”

There’s a new drug on the streets of Gotham– and Wayne Industries had a hand in its development.

We’re more in Detective Show territory this week. Did it work for you?

Weekly Comics Discussion – October 22, 2014

The complete list of titles is available here.


X-Files Retrospective Podcast 31: “Ascension”

The latest episode of the X-Files Retrospective podcast, covering Ascension, is now available here for your listening pleasure. Intro and outro music attribution is below. You can also follow the show from its own feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher) or through the Bureau 42 Master Audio Feed (RSS, iTunes, Stitcher).


Forest City ComiCon a Success!

Normally, I post Con-related videos as part of Newspace near the start of the week. This week, I’m posting my own video of Forest City ComiCon, the first convention of its sort in my part of the world since the 1970s (excluding Toronto, two hours away).


Is Mr. Fusion in Our Future?

Lockheed-Martin claims they’re within as few as ten years of a viable fusion reactor. It would be great news, but skepticism is warranted.

It’s not like we haven’t heard similar claims before.