Christopher Lee Infographic

Christopher Lee, 1922-2015
Christopher Lee, 1922-2015

Yesterday, I posted an obituary for Sir Christopher Lee, who died this past Sunday.  I mentioned a few of his accomplishments, but it was a bit of a rush job.  I mean, I do Discworld reviews and forgot he voiced Death a couple times in various animated adaptations of said work.

Then I found this infographic giving a more complete list of his accomplishments, and for some reason, infographics are all the rage here at Gabbing Geek.  See it after the cut.

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Million Moms Against Lucifer: Watson on the Side of Censorship?

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A huge (annoying) protest has sprung up to pull Lucifer from the airwaves before it even airs.  Why is Watson, a champion of the First (and Third) Amendment on their side?  That answer may shock you!  (Or not…)

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Lucifer Preview Has Spooky Eyes, Mean Angels, And Is Not At All Like Constantine

"They say the eyes are windows to the soul.  My soul wants to eat your heart and suck out the dark blood while it flows from the open orifice.  Wanna go out?"
“They say the eyes are windows to the soul. My soul wants to eat your heart and suck out the dark blood while it flows from the open orifice. Wanna go out?”

DC has been having a nice run on television between Arrow, Flash, and even Gotham.  Constantine?  Not so much.  So the Warner Brothers TV division is really hoping you don’t see this trailer and immediately compare it to the only DC TV property to get cancelled in its first season.  This one is completely different, you see, because it’s actually the Devil who’s…um…working as a cop…and looking like he can’t stand up to an angel…and driving in LA.  Actually, that last one we believe.  Check out the full trailer after the break and start your cancellation watches…NOW!

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Your Favorite Superhero Show Is Just Like Five Others

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You know that superhero TV show?  That one you really like starring that white guy who was an orphan and now fights crime?  But as a vigilante, of course.  And he has a secret identity which should be obvious to everyone around him but then again nobody seems to mind that there’s a leather costume for this superhero for no good reason?

Yeah, that show.  Or should I say one of a dozen shows?  This infographic from Bea Yuen shows that a lot of those cool superhero TV shows we’re enjoying right now are…somewhat similar.  Check out the full-sized graphic after the break.

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Slightly Misplaced Comic Book Heroes Case File #8: The Spectre

Beware the pale man in a cape and a pair of briefs!
Beware the pale man in a cape and a pair of briefs!

This ongoing series of mine has focused largely on forgotten or little-used heroes.  Today’s entry is nothing like that, since the Spectre has been a DC staple since his creation in 1940.

He’s just been a markedly different sort of character any time he appears anywhere.  At least with someone like Superman, you know what the guy is and where he stands.  With the Spectre, he’s more or less what the story needs.  He really is a deus ex machina, sometimes rather literally.

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Benjamin Franklin is the Devil? No! But someone else got the part in Fox’s Lucifer!

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Fox is expanding its reach into comics beyond just Gotham. The network is set to film a pilot based on Dc/Vertigo’s Lucifer and they’ve found their prince of darkness.
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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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