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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 11-9-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (The Bowler) Evans, Allison (Batgirl) Eckel and Glenn (Red Lantern) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Uncanny X-Force #17, the rest of the X-Men titles, Nightcrawler returns in Fear Itself #7.8 maybe, the female Ghost Rider, Avengers Origins The Vision #1, Paul Cornell’s Demon Knights #3, Gail Simone’s Batgirl #3, the ‘real’ Superboy, father of the year Batman, Green Lantern #3, and the rest of the DC 52 titles of the week.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Ed reviews some DC titles, Resurrection Man #3, father of the year runner up Deathstroke, the return of Wildstorm, Star Trek/Legion of Super-Heroes #2, Ed’s indies, House of Night #1, Zenescopes of the week, ‘some’ of the Robins, new website, new t-shirts, Ed’s trades and manga, and the Food Machine Charity Event.

Be sure to check out the crazy new All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 10-12-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (they let me talk in the first segment) Evans, Allison (come see me at New York Comic Con) Eckel and Glenn (hey you kids get off my lawn) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Happy Anniversary, The New York Comic Con, American Vampire #5, the second issues of the DC New 52, including Mister Terrific #2, Batwoman #2 (why is she so white?), Jeff Lemire’s Frankenstein Agent of S.H.A.D.E. #2, Deathstroke’s and Harley Quinn’s Suicide Squads respectively, Green Lantern #2, Gail Simone’s Batgirl #2, Paul Cornell’s Demon Knights #2 and the rest, and remember, don’t be a meat shield.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Miscellaneous Marvels, including All-Winners Squad Band of Heroes #5, Dan Slott’s Spider-Island, Punishers, New X-Men and other X-books, Ed’s indies, including Star Wars, Dead Rising, Orchid #1, Allison’s kids comics, including Super Dinosaur #5 and All-New Batman The Brave and the Bold #12, Ed’s trades, and the Angry Bird of Prey.

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 9-14-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Allison (The Fangirl) Eckel and Glenn (The Misanthrope) Walker (Ed Evans will be back in two weeks) discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: The New DC 52 Batcave including Batman and Robin #1, Bruce Wayne’s parenting skills, Batwoman #1, and Suicide Squad #1, also Red Lanterns #1, Green Lantern #1, Mister Terrific #1, Paul Cornell’s Demon Knights #1, Superboy #1, and why does Deathstroke need his own title? We don’t know.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Matt Fraction’s Fear Itself Book Six, the rest of the Fear Itself titles, Mark Waid’s Daredevil #3 joins Brian Michael Bendis’ New Avengers #16, Allison’s Spider-Island by Dan Slott and the rest of the Marvels, Allison’s indies and kids comics including Buffy Season 9 and Super-Dinosaur #4, and the rest of the New DC 52 including Legion Lost, Grifter, Frankenstein and Resurrection Man, and the trades of the week. We miss you, Ed.

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 9-7-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (Batwing) Evans, Allison (Batgirl) Eckel and Glenn (Animal Man) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Action Comics #1 by Grant Morrison and Rags Morales, Detective Comics #1 by Tony Daniel, Batgirl #1 by Gail Simone, Batwing #1 by Judd Winick, Paul Cornell’s Stormwatch #1, Justice League International #1 and Men of War #1.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Brian Michael Bendis’ New Avengers Annual #1 with Wonder Man and the Revengers, Spider-Island, New Thunderbolts vs. New Invaders, Ed’s Marvels including Wolverine week, Ed’s indies, the rest of this week’s new DC 52 including Green Arrow #1 by J.T. Krul, Swamp Thing #1 and Animal Man #1 by Jeff Lemire, and Ed’s trades.

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast for 6-22-2011

The All Things Fun! New Comics Vidcast is shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, NJ – All Things Fun! – co-hosts Ed (Schism) Evans, Allison (Grounded) Eckel and Glenn (Flashpoint) Walker discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition, and also available on YouTube. See it here!

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: The Death of Spider-Man (with the Ultimate Avengers and the New Ultimates), the week in Flashpoint (with Lois Lane, Kid Flash, the Outsider, and the Reverse-Flash), Paul Cornell’s Action Comics #902, solicitations that don’t match the real books, no fingers, and “re-jigger” is Trademark 2011 Allison Eckel.

The discussion continues in segment two including: More mismatched solicitations, Batman and the Outsiders #40, James Robinson pulls a Grounded, Ed’s leftovers, “Schism,” Green Arrow #13, Batman: Gates of Gotham #2, Ed’s indies, Glenn’s quick comic rundown, Allison’s kids comics, Young Justice #5, Ed’s trades, be careful with your Light Saber Torches, the Used Game Auction, and will Glenn ever stop twiddling his thumbs?

Be sure to check out the All Things Fun! website, and the All Things Fun! Blogs, by Allison and Glenn, and ATF! on YouTube.

And be back here every Wednesday morning at 11:30 AM EST to watch the new broadcast, and thereafter throughout the week!

And Happy Dead Spidey Day, everyone!

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Best of 2010, In My Opinion

Movies ~ I tried to limit this list to movies that came out in 2010 as opposed to movies that I had first seen in 2010. If it were the latter, I would definitely include things like Suck, Gran Torino, Whip It, Big Fan, Me and Orson Welles and the best flick I saw this year, which is in fact from 1999 – Cradle Will Rock.

Nevertheless, here’s my top ten or so (fourteen actually) for 2010: Julie & Julia, HBO’s multiple Emmy Award winning Temple Grandin, The Sorcerer’s Apprentice, Despicable Me, the Danish version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, Shutter Island, The Promise: The Making of Darkness on the Edge of Town, should-be Oscar contender Secretariat, the surprising Megamind, the equally surprising Hot Tub Time Machine, The Runaways, Tangled, from the Cartoon Network Firebreather, and my favorite film of the year Scott Pilgrim Vs. the World

Among the worst I saw this year, again, of those movies that came out this year, would be Dinocroc Vs. Supergator, Street Fighter: The Legend of Chun-Li and the second and third installments of The Twilight Saga.

Television ~ My favorites on the TV this year are pretty predictable, sadly enough, but at least there’s a quorum. The top three for me are obviously “Mad Men,” “The Walking Dead,” and “Boardwalk Empire,” that’s easy. I was also a sucker for “Doctor Who,” “Misfits” and “Castle” this year, caught on to the amazing “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” better late than never, and I got my comic book geek groove on with “The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.”

Still hanging in there with my favorites, but a bit on the decline in quality would be “Chuck,” “Glee,” “Entourage,” “True Blood” and as much as I hate to say this, “Dexter.” Here’s hoping they improve in coming seasons. This is not to say these are bad series, mind you, they are all head and shoulders above most of the stuff out there.

Music ~ While I was still riding high with Lady GaGa and “Glee” from 2009, 2010 will go down as the year I discovered nerdcore. I spent a lot of my time listening to MC Frontalot, MC Chris, Beefy, Schaffer the Darklord and especially Adam WarRock. As a matter of fact, “The War for Infinity” and the West Coast Avengers Mixtape from Adam were among my favorite albums of the year. Also in there I would put “Something for Everybody” by DEVO and just to make it an even nostalgic choice, the just released “All You Need Is Now” by Duran Duran. I also kinda dug the soundtrack to “Spartacus: Blood and Sand” by Joseph LoDuca.

Songs that I loved this year would have to include that song by Cee Lo Green, edited or unedited version, it was great. The Human League had a nice comeback with “Night People,” I also liked some stuff by Arcade Fire, Ke$sha and Florence + the Machine, but my real favorite of 2010, for both all the wrong and right reasons would have to be “Miracles” by ICP.

Everything Else ~ My favorite books this year were “Pandemonium” by Daryl Gregory and “Heart-Shaped Box” and “20th Century Ghosts” by Joe Hill. Comics by Paul Cornell, Gail Simone and Jim McCann were the best this year. My favorite podcasts included “Tom Vs. Aquaman” and the excellent “Better in the Dark.” My favorite blogs included “The Age of Reasonable Doubt” by Fran Metzman and “The Aquaman Shrine” by Rob Kelly.

Here’s to a great 2011!

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