So, things calmed down on my end, I got hit with inspiration, got to work on this…and it only took a day. Huh.
As I mention in the dA description, rewatching the episodes for cover ideas made me realize just how much I genuinely love the Entity arc over all the other AT4W storylines. Yes, research for a piece of fanart made me realize how much I can still get invested in a storyline on a comic book review show involving a Pokemon becoming a Lovecraftian abomination that spawned a Silent Hill-related cult and ends up possessing a goofy Rob Liefeld fan.
…goddamn, I’m a bigger nerd than I thought.
*Miss stares at the picture in amazement*
I love that Linkara is holding on the the end of the page and the spiral everyone is getting sucked into. The pixel effect you did is cool too! -Miss
Original Airdate: 11/17/08
Well this will be interesting. I’m pretty sure later on he’d go on to do “the next top 15 WTF moments” with more things he’d come across. Everything on this list come either from comic’s he’d already covered or would cover in the future. Hmm, a lot of these WTF moments are pretty weaksauce compared to things we would come to see in the future. And we get out first mention of Countdown…
Welcome to the show you beautiful bastard!
Also, the outro music probably features the most swearing I’ve heard on the show.
Our first top list, setting the precedent of the Top 15, 4 steps beyond the critic’s precdent.
First mention of SNOWFLAME
Our first bits about the lord of cocaine.
Snowflame is awesome!
I would like to see another one of these with 15 more WTF moments.
In Atop the Fourth Wall, you don’t say “I love you,” you say “I AM A MAN!” and proceed to punch someone in the gut, which roughly translates to “You’re a better artist than Liefeld” and I think that’s beautiful.
Someones gonna get punched in the gut this summer! <3
So is blowing a kiss an air punch?
In honor of Linkara finding this and giving his approval, let’s celebrate with a double feature today!
Original Airdate: 11/11/08
Hooo boy, Silver Age Batman. This is gonna be good. Let’s see, we have the very primitive beginnings of an opening, with Linkara digging through his closet, finding the subject, and declaring “Now we’ve got it.”
Story 1 - ALIENS PLANTS WHAT
As our first Silver Age comic, he does a good job of explaining the differences from modern comics, such as the extensive self-evident dialogue and super compressed storytelling. Man silver age dialogue was redundant. He also has a good yell over some plot holes like the frozen river and the plant in the bank.
Then the alien walked out of the farmhouse. #thingsyouneverthinkyouwillsay
And Linkara largely speaks for me on the rest of that matter. Aliens do not do well in a Batman story unless he’s teaming up with other, space-faring heroes.
Story 2 - Who Steals a Building?!
How. How. How do you collect buildings?! This guy could afford an island… OK. This guy could afford to purchase certain buildings and have them moved there… OK… that’s acceptable for certain things… BUT HOW THE HELL could he buy/steal a major historical landmark like a fricking Egyptian pyramid or Mayan temple!? I know that the whole point is to have buildings from different countries and cultures, and silver age comic readers probably needed very simple shorthand, but that’s no excuse. Linkara makes a joke about stereotyped buildings, but it probably could have been milked for more of a joke.
The bit about Batman “slipping out of the thongs”. Yet another of those words, much like “boner” that has changed in meaning over time.
Original Airdate: 11/3/08
Yeah… this one slipped right through my pasta strainer of a memory. Welcome to the first of many, many Image comics.
That’s a strange bit about the comic lacking a bar code. Very strange indeed. Like Linkara says, it’s just a bland bland bland comic. With your stereotypical shill of a letters column. Oh god he’s getting so angry. And he broke. XD
First Combine Harvester Breakdown
First appearance of the Magic Gun, though it’s not referred to as such
“I can’t stop posing like I’m in a Victoria’s Secret catalogue! Forgive me!”
So, Linkara’s very first video review. Weird seeing him so young in these early videos. Lot of very different things. There aren’t quite as many jokes as we’d become accustomed to, but that’s understandable given this video is the continuation of a recap rather than a review.
I forgot about the POV shots where he turns the pages of the book are something I never remembered from my inital viewing, seeing as I got into the show around Episode 80 and archive binged the prior stuff.
“Awww, isn’t that sweet.” *beat* “Why is no one punching the Jackal?”