Darkwing Duck #1 (of 4)-Darkwing Duck is long retired, the city of St. Canard is now protected by overzealous robots known as Crimebots. Since shunning the public spotlight our hero has taken a job as a “Data Accounts Networking Officer” spending most of his time dealing principal calls concerning Gosalyn’s latest antics at school and daydreaming about his glory days when he fought a giant monster rabbits or when had his arm was transformed into a snake. Ah, those were the days.
Family is the common thread in two separate stories presented in this post-Second Coming issue. In the first Hope travels to Alaska in hopes to learn about her birth parents. Her journey doesn’t go quite as planned, but the experience does help fill-in some of her questions.
Here’s a few select moments from the Chuck panel at this year’s Comic-Con including discussion of new cast member Linda Hamilton, the on-screen chemistry between Joshua Gomez and Adam Baldwin, the changes in store at the Buy More, and the possibility of a Chuck movie.
Yes Larfleeze there is a Santa Claus. Okay, that was kinda funny. To bad the rest of the issue, invovling Hector Hammond and Ophidian (the orange entity trapped in Larfleeze’s lantern), isn’t as good. Still, the idea of Hal trying to explain to a greedy alien that Santa Claus isn’t real did bring a smile to my face. Hit-and-Miss.
Even though the new comedy “Dinner For Schmucks” is based on a positively rude French farce, director Jay Roach plays this American remake pretty safe. In fact, the tone never quite seems right—and “Dinner For Schmucks” never quite finds its footing before it’s supposed to go off the rails.
Jason Todd. The mere mention of his name can lead to hour-long discussions between longtime Bat-fans. The street thug, who took over the mantle of Robin after Dick Grayson moved on to a new persona, died at the hands of the Joker (and, to be fair, at the hands of thousands of Batman fans). It took 17 years but, as comic characters have a habit of doing, Jason returned to the DCU in the guise of a sociopathic anti-hero: The Red Hood.
The Avengers aren’t just coming to the big screen. Marvel is putting out a new cartoon version of the super-team which will premiere on Disney XD this fall. Here’s a first look at the new series: The Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes.