Jan. 9th, 2018

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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.

"The Fire and the Fury: Inside Trump's White House" exploded on the scene like.. a very exploding thing indeed! Whilst a number of the claims therein have been called into question, enough of it seems plausible to be worrying.

Things weren't helped with the POTUS tweeting (Well has that EVER helped?) that “Actually, throughout my life, my two greatest assets have been mental stability and being, like, really smart.” and that he “would qualify as not smart, but genius ... and a very stable genius at that!” . So THAT'S all right then.... I feel so relieved.

The Golden Globes took place, with many people wearing black to support the sexism/sexual abuse allegations that have not done the film and TV industry any favours. But some of those in attendance were called on their hypocrisy by clapping people who have been accused of that selfsame sexual harassment. It's all very awkward, to say the least.

Theresa May has been rearranging deckchairs on the Titanic with her first Cabinet reshuffle since the election last year. Comparisons about rats and sinking ships seem especially apt after that Titanic reference as several fairly high profile people took the opportunity to quit rather than take the new jobs offered to them. But fret not, we still have Boris "national embarrassment" Johnson as Foreign Secretary, so what could possibly go wrong?

Unexpected consequences corner. Following the devastation of Hurricane Catriona last year, there's a global shortage of IV bags (most of which come from Puerto Rico).

Sar Trek Discovery returned for the second half of it's first season with a fairly large twist, a suspected reveal and the rather unfortunate departure of one of the cast.

Hulu has placed a 2 season order for new Animaniacs!

Funko's latest Monthly Mystery box included not only some nice action figures of classic new Teen Titans Raven but a "Disco" Nightwing Funko Pop I may have to try and get hold of!

In a similar vein, the second wave of LEGO Batman Movie blind-bag mini-figures came out and I managed to get a whole set with only one accidental duplicate purchase thanks to some skilled bag squeezing and sheer luck. Alas if I want to get a LEGO Crazy Quilt to menace my LEGO Robin I need to spend something like £50 to get the new Harley Quinn vehicle set, though it DOES also come with a LEGO Gentleman Ghost.

Fans of The Matrix might already know this, but apparently the "reality defining" matrix code that features prominently in the movies is actually made up of text from sushi recipes. I feel better knowing that.
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Elisha the Alpha Primitive could be described as your typical liberal post-grad student—the kind that waits on line in the rain for the newest iPhone. He is mostly a product of his experience—the oppression suffered by the Alpha Primitives, a servant caste of the Inhumans. An Inhuman taught Elisha to read and got imprisoned for it. Now enlightened, and with postgrad degrees from M.I.T., Elisha remains a second or even third-class citizen due to his genetic disposition—which casts a pall upon the more “enlightened” Inhuman society. His character theme is, therefore, about discrimination—especially among liberal free thinkers such as the Inhumans. -- Christopher J. Priest

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From Infamous Iron Man #12, written by Brian Michael Bendis and with art by Alex Maleev.
You have to love how hilariously passionate Mephisto is about screwing with Doom's life!
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Vengeance burned in the Roto's leader for what'd been done to him and his.

His children weren't with him.

They'd been in the strikes before.

Their ways'd parted over differences of opinion.

While the father went to revenge, the son and daughter went to something else.

Having fallen into the depths of their world, they'd come to the Essene, who lived under the tumult above.

A Paznina party, seeking the little metal god that'd acted with the Roto, tracked it and the two from the Roto to the Essene.

They struck, and were struck at in turn.

The two Paznina who survived what followed were taken to account for what they'd participated in.

The accounting was solemn. )
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The latest of DC's Hanna-Barbera reimaginings is Snagglepuss, who is reimagined as a gay southern playwright in the 1950s.

There's not much more intro to be had, so let's jump right into the book.

Heavens to Murgatroid! )

This is just a taste - Huckleberry Hound is totally missing, as is a sideplot involving the Rosenbergs' executions...plus more details of the stuff covered here.

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