Comic reviews: Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam #18, Batman: TBATB #19, Archie’s Pals ‘n’ Gals Double Digest #143

Comic books

A mixed group (and mixed-bag) of comics this time around… yes, SPOILERS… Billy Batson and the Magic of Shazam #18 Writer: Art Baltazar and Franco Artist: Mike Norton In this issue, Billy and Mary come across, and eventually battle, a mummy who claims to have been present during the whole misadventure with Black Adam’s origin … Read more

Anthony’s picks for Archie Comics for October 2010

Comic book shop display

As mentioned previously, I’m adding Marvel and Archie to the monthly “Anthony’s picks,” given how much my DC reading’s dwindled/how my reading of other stuff’s picked up. So here’s this month’s picks for Archie for October 2010 (both dates listed as comic shop/newsstand availability). Plan on buying Life With Archie: Dec 2010 issue (#4), on … Read more

Movie viewing “rules”: the Bechdel Test and Jay Sherman’s rules (2010 edition)

Oriental Theater

Often brought up online is the “Bechdel Test.” Named after the cartoonist of LGBT comic strip Dykes to Watch Out For, Alison Bechdel, it proposes that one shouldn’t see a movie unless it meets the following criteria, namely that it features: At least two women in it, who… Talk to each other, about… Something besides a man. … Read more

Cartoon nostalgia: Captain Caveman

Capt. Caveman and the Teen Angels

Here’s another entry in my series on old cartoon characters. Tying into my posts on the Flintstones (and my enjoyment of superheroes), here’s an entry on Captain Caveman. Captain Caveman and the Teen Angels Captain Caveman, or “Cavey” as he was nicknamed, first appeared in the late 70s on the series “Captain Caveman and the … Read more