Sunday, December 4, 2016
It is December, the holidays are coming, and we are taking our weekly break... it is Sunday after all. But here are some news and events that may be of interest to you as you hang lights and mistletoe.
THIS PAST WEEK:
Here at BITBA we saw our favorite characters in new clothes. Martinex1 deconstructed Jean Grey and Cyclops and compared them to Disney and Warner Brothers' characters. Redartz opened the pack and looked at Wacky stickers. We rated Galactus' heralds. We ranked holiday movies and programs. And we tackled a couple of questions around Jack Kirby's creative freedom and the Bronze Age outside the big two.
If you missed any topics this week, take a gander and don't be shy about commenting.
Join us for a Columbo investigation, a Conan examination, a post by committee, and a decades' old revelation. All that and much more this week at BITBA.
We've been at it on the new site for a month now - it is hard to believe how time flies. Let us know how we are doing or share suggestions for posts at firstname.lastname@example.org We welcome participation! And we appreciate all of the comments thus far!
There are some great things going on around the world-wide-web and here are a few that you might find amusing, educational, and entertaining:
Frequent commenter J.A. Morris has a site that explores holiday movies and programs of all kinds. Check out holidayfilmreviews.blogspot.com for everything from The Simpsons' St. Patrick's Day episode to the recent review of The Nightmare Before Christmas. Fun stuff.
Likewise our friend Dr. Osvaldo Oyola opines over at themiddlespaces.com and this past week he posted a fascinating analysis of Susan Storm Richards, gender portrayal, and the interpretation over the decades. This and Dr. O's previous post about the Fantastic Four's history, end, and future as Marvel's first family are intriguing reads.
For something a little different check out betweenthepages where pop art meets pastries and where comics meet cakes. Creativity abounds on the site as it focuses on mouth watering confections with amazing artistry.
And if you haven't checked out the monochromatic covers over at diversionsofthegroovykind.blogspot.com, do so... it is right up our alley with some real classics.
Cheers! Have a great day and swing back to BITBA soon!