Thanks to a combination of a nasty WordPress hack, a pulled muscle,
playing Draw Something all week and getting swamped at the job, I haven’t updated the ISB in a little while. But I think everything’s squared away now, so here’s what I’ve been up to this week:
In this week’s Ask Chris, I break down my favorite Lois Lane story, the Otto Binder/Kurt Schaffenberger in which she get shot with a laser beam that makes her fat and literally everyone in the story decides to be horrifically mean to her about it. I wish this one didn’t crack me up as much as it does, but man, it is the Always Sunny of Silver Age comics. Plus, I single out my least favorite Lois story, too! It’s not funny at all!
On the subject of weird super-hero yarns, I watched a weird-as-hell episode of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. Written by Jem creator Christy Marx, it tells the story of Dr. Doom accidentally granting omnipotence to a weird old creep, who then summons Yog-Sothoth to fight Firestar and Iceman. This is not an exaggeration. I am not creative enough to have made that up.
In other mass media news, David and I continue our review of Superman: The Movie, which some of you have taken issue with. Who knew telling people that thing they loved when they were four years old is actually really terrible would make so many people mad? Hee hee hee.
Speaking of trolling, I wrote about Batman’s current costume and why it sucks, and also managed to find a solution that fixes every problem I had with it! Funny how DC’s actually pursuing this solution on every piece of merchandise they make except the actual comics, though.
In this week’s War Rocket Ajax, Matt and I talk to Princeless writer Jeremy Whitley. We end up talking about our favorite and least favorite Disney princesses, and unlike some co-hosts I could name, Matt does not express a sexual desire for Nala from The Lion King.
Also, this is one of my shorter posts, but Matt Digges and I have been playing Draw Something, and he will only draw Batman. This is not a problem. It is a solution.
I don’t usually link to my short posts here (I do on my Twitter feed), but if you want the Complete Experience, you can always click on my byline on any of those articles and get everything I’ve written. It’s handy!
Enjoy the weekend!