December 10th, 2008

Comics

"Fluke. The most obnoxious dolphin on the planet."

So I'm caught up on Batman: The Brave and the Bold and I have to confess I like it. It's a light-hearted kids show, with obvious throwbacks to the old Adam West show* and Super Friends, but there's nothing wrong with that. Goofy is good too sometimes, even if I am a fan of the Dark Knight side of things in my comics. And man, Z. is now a big Blue Beetle fan, which is amusingly groovy. (She loves the show.) Here's another endorsement by 4thletter!.

I have also recently been enjoying The Spectacular Spider-Man. It's a nice simple new version of the Spider-man story, influenced by The Batman's anime-ish look. But the stories are concise and well done, with decent characterization and compact plots. There's a running plot, but it's not especially necessary. And I'm a big fan of the Spidey villains, and like what they're doing with them. And, oh, the fight scenes. Spidey actually fights like Spidey in the comics, and it looks fantastic. Recommended.

* - In the opening credits, he's even walking up the side of a building.

News

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"The world economy is on the brink of a rare global recession, the World Bank said, with world trade projected to fall for the first time since 1982."

Unintended consequences: the success of Proposition 8 in California has lead to a new wave of activism.

New report finds the FCC 'has operated in a dysfunctional manner.'

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Confirmation that the center of the Milky Way is a giant black hole.

SciFi looks at a future without Battlestar Galactica.