Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #39: The Beefeater

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The Justice League was originally DC’s premier super team, the big guns team you called in when really serious problems that even Superman (theoretically) could not stop alone came a’ callin’.  Then, Post-Crisis, the League was actually turned into a book that was largely played for laughs.  That run was actually hugely popular.  Heck, Watson likes it, and he largely dislikes comics these days.  Considering the run occurred about the same time as Frank Miller and Alan Moore had (inadvertently in Moore’s case) made superheroes a lot less fun and funny, that means a whole lot more.

And hey, we got the Beefeater from that period, too.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Eleven

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After a long, unnecessary delay called “Tom’s vacation,” Tom and Jimmy are back with more DCAU chat.

This week, we cover Batman meeting an evil ninja, an evil guy giving diseases to stray dogs and cats, and an evil psychiatrist.

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Going Through The DCAU Part Nine

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After a week off, Tom and Jimmy’s rewatch of the DCAU continues.

This week, we’re covering the Batman The Animated Series episodes “Dreams In Darkness,” “Eternal Youth,” and “Perchance to Dream”.

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Awesome Cosplay Of The Day: DAREDEVIL

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Check out this awesome Daredevil cosplay – really, it’s Daredevil before it was Daredevil…if you know what I mean? See more pics after the break:

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Slightly Misplaced Comics Heroes Case File #6: Phantom Lady

She may not really be a phantom, but she sure is a lady.
She may not really be a phantom, but she sure is a lady.

Gabbing Geek Jenny recently challenged the readers to come forth if they could name a female character that:

  • Does not have a male version
  • Has not cameoed in a movie or TV show
  • Has an origin story older than the mid 90s
  • And that Jenny herself has read

Her answer to this riddle, when trying to figure an iconic hero that hadn’t gotten his or her own movie yet, was Madame Xanadu.  While Xanadu is a fine character, often associated with DC’s various mystical books and teams, she may not be the best character to dub as “iconic”.

See, a better answer may have been a more obscure character, Phantom Lady, also owned by DC, who actually is considered the epitome of Golden Age “good girl art”.  There’s no Phantom Man to go with her, she was created in the 40s, and her only appearance on TV or in a movie was a single episode of Batman:  The Brave and the Bold alongside the rest of the Freedom Fighters.  Of course, if Jenny had read of Phantom Lady, maybe that would have made the cut.  Or perhaps not, as we shall see…

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Comics Watson Actually Liked

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It is often said on the Gabbing Geek podcast (listen to it!) that I don’t read comics.  Well I did once.  So in talking to my buddy Phil Ray the other day, he asked me to write a post on my ten favorite Trade Paperbacks ever (“other than Watchmen, of course”). I would tell him writing for a website is not like being a DJ at da club because we don’t take requests, but he did introduce me to my ex-wife (thanks,jerk) so here we go…

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And Now…Prez Rickard

Four more years...until he can legally drink!
Four more years…until he can legally drink!

It’s President’s Day here in the United States, so for today, let’s look at one particularly odd fictional president.  He was incorruptible, idealistic, and way too young to be legally elected in the real world.  His name was Prez Rickard.

And yes, I am aware my math is wrong on the photo captioned above if Prez is an 18 year old president.  But no one would sit for a “three more years” joke anyway.

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