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The All Things Fun! Comics Vidcast for May 18th 2011

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

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Allison catches up with Flashpoint, Ed and Glenn help fill in the details and conspiracy theories, Avengers #13, more Avenger-y goodness with the superhero prom, the Sinister Six and movie tie-ins, and the Death of Ultimate Spider-Man.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Allison’s The Batcave, Smallville unintentional tie-ins, J.T. Krul’s Teen Titans #95, Allison’s Kids Komics, Geoff Johns’ Flash Omnibus, Ed’s X-Men and leftovers, T.H.U.N.D.E.R. Agents #7 by Nick Spencer and Mike Grell, James Robinson’s Justice League of America #57, Zatanna #13, the Rocketeer is back, Thor movie toys, the return of light saber chopsticks 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 broadcast live, and thereafter throughout the week!

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The All Things Fun! Live Comics Vidcast for 3-9-11

Shot live in a real comics and gaming store in West Berlin, New Jersey, All Things Fun!, co-hosts Ed Evans, Allison Eckel, and Glenn Walker, discuss the new comics out this week in two fun video segments, now in high definition.

The first segment includes discussion of the following topics: Charlie Sheen, the Maxwell Lord/Wonder Woman connection, the busy Batman Inc. #3 cover, the 1959 Avengers, Hawkeye: Blindspot #2, Venom #1, and Fear Itself from Matt Fraction himself.

The discussion continues in segment two including: Ed’s Leftovers featuring Incredible Hulks #624, Punisher Max #11, Zatanna #10, Age of X, Fables, Spawn and Donald Duck, Super/Flash racism, The Challenge featuring the mystery of 5 Ronin Hulk, iZombie #11, badly drawn feet, Dark Sun sure is printed on nice paper stock, and eight comics in under a minute by Glenn.

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

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Zatanna in Smallville

The title says Zatanna in Smallville, but really now, when was the last time anything in the “Smallville” TV series actually happened in Smallville? Just get it over with and rename the series “Metropolis.” Or better yet, “Superman.” This whole Superman without actually having Superman is wearing on me, but I digress.

This week’s episode “Hex” featured the live-action debut of a fan favorite character from the comics, Zatanna Zatara. And we got the classic version, complete with top hat and fishnets. Filling those fishnets more than adequately is the sexy Serinda Swan, whose rumors indicate will also be starring in the much-anticipated Tron 2.0.

As much as can be expected in the ersatz version of the DCU presented in “Smallville,” Zatanna is presented rather close to the original. There is a father quest involved, she actually does speak her spells backward and daddy is even mentioned by name as the world’s greatest magician – proof positive of a Golden Age in this continuity. Other Easter eggs in “Hex” include cameos of the Justice League, as well as the regularly scheduled soap opera stuff.

And when are they going to give Justin Hartley his own Green Arrow spin-off? He’s the best part of this show as long as Clark’s not putting on a costume…