Anthony’s picks for Archie Comics for November 2010

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Here’s what’s of interest to me from Archie for November 2010 (Dates are listed by comic shops/newsstands availability). What I’ll be buying Archie & Friends #149, on sale Nov. 10/Nov. 23, $3 Betty #189, on sale Dec. 1/Dec. 14, $3 Betty and Veronica Double Digest #186, on sale Nov. 24/Dec. 7, $4 Life With Archie … Read moreAnthony’s picks for Archie Comics for November 2010

Anthony’s DC Comics picks for November 2010

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Time again for DC Comics picks, this time for November 2010. The Year We Make Contact is winding down comics-wise, folks… What I’ll be buying The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold #1, on sale Nov. 10, $3 Tiny Titans/Little Archie #2 (of 3), on sale Nov. 10, $3 Tiny Titans #34, on sale … Read moreAnthony’s DC Comics picks for November 2010

NY Times article on Archie Comics’ current state

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Here’s an article from the New York Times about the current and future plans of Archie Comics to revive its characters in the public eye. Should note the article contains a spoiler to anyone who’s been reading the “Life With Archie” revival: Expanding the Horizons and Products of Archie Comics – NYTimes.com Nice to see … Read moreNY Times article on Archie Comics’ current state

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

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

Anthony’s picks for Archie Comics for October 2010

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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 moreAnthony’s picks for Archie Comics for October 2010

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

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

The 2000s in review: biggest tech changes

iPod Nano (3G/"fat" model)

Given this decade’s almost over, thought I may as well join in the rush and post my two cents on the biggest events of the 2000s. I’d say the biggest changes in tech for the general public include the following. The iPod I’d say this was one of the biggest changes. It make the computer a … Read moreThe 2000s in review: biggest tech changes

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 moreCartoon nostalgia: Captain Caveman