Aug. 8th, 2017

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In the comments to these weekly posts (and only these posts), it's your chance to go as off topic as you like. Talk about non-comics stuff, thread derail, and just generally chat amongst yourselves.

A charming short film called In a Heartbeat was released online and, in dark and dreary world, it was a nicely upbeat reminder of what your first crush is like, and how awkward it can be when it's a same sex thing. (If the creators aren't working for Pixar within a year or two, I'll be surprised)

Speaking of dark and dreary, Brexit shambles on like the abomination it is, with more (but not yet enough) exiters starting to realise what the implications are. Honestly it's like watching the school bully realise that there might be consequences for their actions.)

Speaking of school bullies and consequences, the Trump Presidency festers on like the abomination it is. After details of a phone call with the Australian Prime Minister were released it became obvious that one side had no clue what they were talking about, and the other was having trouble believing that the person they were talking to could be quite THAT clueless about pretty much everything.

This weeks special project has been attempting to single out journalists... en masse it would seem, as being enemies of all that is free and decent, and they probably kick puppies too when they're not leaking top secret bits of information about possible abuses of powers. (It's like JJJ endlessly railing on about Spider-Man... except even Stan Lee on the best day of his life couldn't make this shit up). (And there are some disquieting suggestions about what a post-Trump WH would be like too)

About the only good thing I could find is that the military chiefs seem to have no intention of doing anything about the military transgender ban, partly (and hopefully mostly) because they find it not right, and partly because it was sprung on them with no warning.

President Macron of France has backed down from a plan to give his wife a sort of First Lady role (not something that exists in the French political system) after a negative public reaction.

Season 3 of Voltron Legendary Defender dropped, only seven episodes for some reason and yet it feels that not a lot happened other than introducing Lothor and his all-girl gang and some playing of Musical Lions with the remaining Paladins. Have to say that whilst it's still an excellent series it needs to focus more on a few of it's core cast (Hunk hasn't done anything of note in ages, and Pidge hasn't done much better)

In slightly ON topic news, Netflix confirm that they will be broadcasting the new CGI remake of classic 80's manga/anime/toyline "Saint Seiya", a personal favourite of mine. Considering the bloody awful job that Cartoon Network made of launching the original, and otherwise globally successful, series, Netflix have a low bar to clear, but here's hoping it's a success!

Oh, and the world of cinema mourns Haruo Nakajima who has died at the age of 88.You've probably never heard of but he was pivotal to many kaiju films, since he was the man INSIDE the Godzilla suit in all the Godzilla movies from the original "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" in 1954, until "Godzilla Vs Gigan" in 1972. He also played Mothra and King Kong in other Toho Studio movies.
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Long time readers probably notice that if anything, the politics are less heavy handed nowadays. There was absolutely nothing subtle about the messages in 80s comics. It's just you were younger when you read them. -- Nick Spencer

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The Black Hood was south of the scene with his thought-dead predecessor (whose being alive he'd just learned about) when he heard about it.

The two of them were heading over when they heard about another explosion in the area.

The Hood who'd " died " and come back to find someone else wearing his mask, Kip Burland, figured that the completionist assassin they were after setting off that one made sense.

That one's site was the former home of his unasked-for successor.

" But why the hospital? What's that mean to you?

" Did you ever work there? Did your parents die there? "

" No. " answered Greg Hettinger, the other Black Hood.

" I was born there. "

They drove through the night. )


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