WEGAF Reviews: Supermouse – Daze of Yore

A little variety here, as we move from our usual territory of straightforward superheroics into that of funny animals – and superheroics. Enjoy!

On a different note, I must regretfully inform you that this will be the last episode of WEGAF Reviews for a while, as a host of pestiferous computer problems have forced me to abandon production until I get them fixed. I’ve posted a Vlog on my YouTube channel explaining the situation in a bit more detail, if any of you are interested.

In the meantime, I have some of my more usual fare waiting in the wings, which I shall post in the weeks to come. I hope you have been enjoying the show so far, and my apologies for the interruption – I’ll get it up and running again as soon as I can.

WEGAF Reviews: Meet The Flag

Hey there everybody, Deneb here! Long time no see!

As it happens, there’s a reason why I’ve been away for so long – I’ve been working on a new, ongoing project – a webshow. It is called ‘WEGAF Reviews’ (‘WEGAF’ stands for Wild-Eyed Golden Age Fanatic), and it features me reviewing/riffing on old Golden Age comics, which, as you might know, I have somewhat of a passion for.

This here is the very first episode. For the foreseeable future, I’ll be posting one a week, and you can view them here or on YouTube. Hope you like ‘em!

How comic book movies have changed

superheroes-finalLet’s start this article with a digression. I saw the Flash Gordon movie for the first time a little while ago.

Yep. I sure did. The only reason you’re not seeing my review of it is that four other people have already tackled the material, and what’s left to say? It’s cheesier than Wisconsin, cornier than Nebraska and squarer than a diced cube – and oh, is it glorious. It’s a great big explosion of Technicolor ham, and I had me a darn good time while watching it.

And yet, even while a great big grin was plastered across my face, a tiny part of my brain was going ‘man, this would never have gotten made today.’ Not in any particularly critical way, mind you, but still, the thought did flash across my mind. Not long afterwards, so did the obvious follow-up – ‘why not?’

That, as is frequently the case, got me thinking – and that, as is also frequently the case, got me writing. And here we are now. And here I am about to delve into comic book movies across the ages, and how, as the title indicates, they have changed, and why. Join me, if you’ve got a few minutes to spare. Continue reading

Deneb does Super Mario Brothers

smb“I’m gettin’ arrested for bein’ a plumber!”

The Scoop: 1993 PG, directed by Annabel Jankel and Rocky Morton and starring Bob Hoskins, John Leguizamo, Dennis Hopper, Samantha Mathis, Fisher Stevens, Richard Edson, and Fiona Shaw.

Tagline: This Ain’t No Game.

Summary Capsule: Two plumbers from Brooklyn VS dinosaurs from another universe. Something like that, anyway. Continue reading