February 2019

Detective Comics #998

by Alan Rapp on February 19, 2019

in Comics

Detective Comics #998 comic reviewBatman‘s investigation into the recent attacks on the close allies of both Batman and Bruce Wayne leads him down another false path as the Dark Knight Detective confronts Dr. Hugo Strange (who is intrigued by, but innocent of, the accusation Batman lays at his feet). And when another friend is attacked by the bizarre monster, Batman will go to great lengths to make sure it doesn’t do any more harm.

Detective Comics #998 is most notable for Batman donning the Hellbat armor to save the Demon from an attack. The attack also seems to imply that there is some kind of mystical, and not just monstrous, force behind the recent attack on Batman’s friends.

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  • Title: Carmen Sandiego – The Duke of Vermeer Caper
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Carmen Sandiego - The Duke of Vermeer Caper TV review

Both Carmen (Gina Rodriguez) and A.C.M.E. begin investigating the theft of Vermeer paintings. For Carmen that means heading to Amsterdam to the Rijk Museum to steal the only remaining painting while disguised as The Duchess hoping to use the stolen painting to draw out V.I.L.E. and retrieve the other stolen artwork. Through a bit of bad timing and misfortune, however, it’s up to Zack (Michael Hawley) to step in as the Duke of Vermeer forcing Carmen to give her assistant the crash course version of My Fair Lady so he can complete the sale and provide a distraction long enough for Carmen to recover the rest of the paintings. The episode relies quite a bit on Zack, a little too much as there seem to be more than enough clues to give him away to V.I.L.E. Still, the stolen artwork and Carmen’s quick work and stealing them back before Zack blows his cover provides a fair amount of tension.

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Zedd & Katy Perry – 365

by Alan Rapp on February 19, 2019

in Music News & Reviews

Here are Zedd and Katy Perry with the official video for “365.”

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Danger Man – Name, Date and Place

by Alan Rapp on February 19, 2019

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Danger Man – The Girl Who Liked G.I.’s
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Danger Man - Name, Date and Place television review

Our Throwback Tuesday post takes us back into the Cold War spycraft of Danger Man. With the assassination of the Italian Minister, Drake (Patrick McGoohan) comes to the conclusion that there is an underground murder network taking out high valued targets for the right price. All seven of the victims have been shot in the back but otherwise there is no connection between the killings as the victims have all have various national and political ties. Believing the best opportunity to discover the network is to pose as a potential client, Drake goes in undercover as a man with an enemy needing to be silenced.

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  • Title: Hawaii Five-0 – Ho’opio ‘ia e ka noho ali’i a ka ua
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Hawaii Five-0 - Ho'opio 'ia e ka noho ali'i a ka ua TV review

The arrival of a hurricane crates dangerous situations for most members of Five-0. While Tani (Meaghan Rath) and Junior (Beulah Koale) are tasked with helping with the evacuation, a duty which will lead Tani into trouble when trying to convince a family from leaving their home, the Iolani Palace is tasked with being a shelter for those running from the storm which gets more complicated by the arrival of the FBI and their prisoner (Raoul Trujillo) who is known for his prison escapes. The only member of Five-0 not to have a stressful night is Danny (Scott Caan) who gives shelter to Rachel (Claire van der Boom) and Charlie (Zach Sulzbach) during the storm.

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