Westworld is Looking Freaky

Will I be watching the new season of Westworld on HBO? Probably! Will I remember what the heck is even going on? Probably not!

We are overflowing with good TV options these days, but the old standbys are still delightful. Westworld has been largely good across three seasons, but I never remember what the heck is going on or what’s going to happen. And the new full trailer doesn’t help in the least. But a show is a show, you know?

Westworld season 4 arrives on Sunday!

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Hench-Sized Comic Book Reviews – 6/18/22

I don’t know what came over me this week, but I wasn’t in a comic-reading mood. Fortunately, not too many titles came out this week, but I did skip a couple I wasn’t too jazzed about. Still, we’ve got new issues of Jurassic League and Power Rangers to enjoy!

Comic Book of the Week goes to Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1 for a really great, character-focused debut issue.

Just a day in the life

Meanwhile, I’ve been exploring AppleTV+ this past week and I really loved The Afterparty. That show was great! Now I’m diving into Dickinson, and it’s been really fun, too. I also read through the first year or so of the comic Giant Days and that was also really good! I am surrounding myself with goodness these days.

Comic Reviews: Captain America: Sentinel of Liberty #1, The Jurassic League #2, Power Rangers #20 and X-Men Red #3.

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The Best Robin, Tim Drake, is Getting an Ongoing Series Again!

Announced on Thursday, Tim Drake is going to get his own ongoing series again, and he’s going to stay Robin! This is pretty exciting news. The series is going to be called Tim Drake: Robin, and will be written by Meghan Fitzmartin, who is responsible for reviving Tim’s profile by having him come out as bisexual, with art from Riley Rossmo. The series kicks off in September.

I’m pretty excited. Tim Drake was one of my favorite comic book characters for a long time, but then he sorta dropped off when DC showed they had no idea what to do with him. He’s the greatest Robin of all time, but he’s not as dramatic as Damian Wayne, so he’s been stuck in a weird Red Robin limbo for more than a decade. It wasn’t until Fitzmartin came out with a bisexual reveal story over the past year that Tim is finally high profile again.

Here’s what the series is going to be about:

This kinetic, high-energy series pulls Tim center stage as a mystery over a year in the making takes shape. A new villain who’s been hounding Tim from afar decides to take things up close and personal, putting Bernard and everyone else Tim cares about in peril. All that and Tim finally carves out a corner of Gotham City just for himself, and sets up shop in his very own…murder-shack-houseboat?

Personally, I prefer Tim as Batman’s partner, but I can handle some solo Tim Drake as Robin action. Tim obviously held his own solo series for a very, very long time in the 1990s and 2000s. So hopefully he kicks a ton of butt in this new series.

For added Tim as Robin awesomeness, Chip Zdarsky is going to feature the character heavily in his upcoming Batman arc, with a focus on the Dynamic Duo back together. This is gonna be a good summer for Tim Drake fans.

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The Top 6 Superheroes Where Wings Are Their Whole Thing

I’m still reeling from the pretty horrendous plane rides I had on vacation a couple of weeks ago, so why not do a List of Six about flying? Fat guys are not meant for coach seats. And don’t blame me! My family paid for First Class, but they canceled our flight and bumped us back to coach. Anyway, flying comic book characters? Everybody can fly. But not everybody can fly with big, pretty bird wings!

Birds aren’t real

Lots of comic book characters also have wings. But a special few of those characters only really have wings. Sure, they may have some additional powers on the side, but I’ve gathered together a group of comic superheroes whose main things is big, beautiful wings. I have nothing against characters whose main power is wings. I bet it’s a neat power.

So join me after the jump to celebrate comic book superheroes whose biggest and best deal is having wings!

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The Spot is the Villain in Across the Spider-Verse!

I am a huge fan of the super villain The Spot from Spider-Man’s Rogues Gallery. From his cool powers to his underdog nature to his awesome episode of the Spider-Man cartoon from the 1990s, I just did The Spot. He never gets much respect, but hot damn, he’s just been revealed as the villain in Spider-Man: Across the Spider-Verse coming out later this year!

Look at him, looking all funky!

All we have so far is this promotional image, which looks great. The Spot is going to be voiced by Jason Schwartzman, so that’s cool too. And we learned of a couple other new characters who are going to show up. I’m not going to spoil those, because spoiling The Spot is good enough for me.

Holy cow, you guys, this may lead to me getting to own a really awesome Spot action figure! Or a Spot LEGO set! Across the Spider-Verse is going to be huge and now it’s The Spot’s time to shine!

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