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Tom follows up his previous Retrotorials about what makes a great (or bad!) villain with a look at a kick-ass villain who was completely botched: the X-Men's White Queen, Emma Frost.
“Instead, we get this crap, which supposedly knows it’s crap, which means we’ve now achieved Crap Inception, but at the end of the day, we’re still watching crap.”
“Rather than simply tell the story of Jim Gordon fighting the growing criminal influence in Gotham City, it appears they’re going to load the show up with all sorts of winks and nods to the Batman mythos.”
“Over the years, animated shows have been able to give us solid proof that cartoons made by women, and cartoons made for women (and girls) can be successful. Here are just some of the extremely positive representations of women in different cartoon shows and franchises.”
“Aren’t there literally hundreds of C-list Marvel heroes who deserve a boost more than Ant-Man? I mean, this is a guy who communicates telepathically with ants.”
“We’re in an age where fans are demanding diversity, and it’s a lot more effective to simply modify existing superheroes than to make new ones and hope they become popular. So just for the sake of argument, here are the top four reasons why Marvel should make Captain America a gay man.”
“For the most part, it seems Corporate likes keeping their talents easily labeled and given clearly-defined jobs these days. Which is why two books (one currently being published, one coming pretty soon) caught my attention.”
“During Rocky’s training sequence, big rubber sides of beef descend from the rafters, which may be the first time I’ve witnessed a scene transition get its own round of applause.”
“Screw up an Iron Man movie, no one really cares. Screw up a Superman movie, and you’re fucking with modern-day mythology.”
Mendo joins the ranks of fellow reviewers who've reviewed short porno films, but unlike Anal Dwarf or Chirpy, this one is less erotic and more just... silly!
“If Marvel can take a chance on a movie starring a talking raccoon, then certainly they can take a chance on a movie starring a female superhero.”
“The details we’re given about Ursula’s history are begging to be explored. Who was she before she was banished? And what did she do to be banished?”
“Most of their work seems to be the result of a couple of not-very-bright guys trying their hardest to write really smart movies.”
Joey counts down the best videos that combine sweet tunes with bodacious animation. Watch and find out which ones made the list!
“The idea that there are ‘geek’ places that are a completely devoid of girls is just bullshit, and only serves to further propagate the image that girls don’t know how to have fun and don’t understand geek culture.”
“On the surface, I should love Avril Lavigne’s ‘Hello Kitty’. But I’m almost thirty. And so is Avril Lavigne.”
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