June 2019

  • Title: Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends – 7 Little Superheroes
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Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends - 7 Little Superheroes TV review

Today’s Throwback Tuesday post takes us back to 80s Saturday morning cartoons and the world of Spider-Man and His Amazing Friends. One of my favorite episodes of the series borrowed its set-up from an Agatha Christie novel as the Chameleon (Hans Conried) lures seven heroes to a castle on Wolf Island where the super-villain picks them off one by one. In Christie’s original tale part of the mystery centers around the guests starting to believe that one of them is actually the killer. Here writer Doug Booth makes terrific use of the Marvel Comics villain who who has the ability to disguise himself as any character (sowing dissension in the ranks). Along with the Chameleon’s deceptions, the island is also filled with traps, giant robots, and a force field to stop any of the heroes from leaving before our villain has had his fun.

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  • Title: Samurai Jack – Episode XV: Jack Tales
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Samurai Jack - Episode XV: Jack Tales television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the adventures of the time-displaced samurai and his quest to make his way home. Rather than offer a single adventure, “Episode XV” gives fans three separate tales. The first and third each showcase a failed attempt by Jack (Phil LaMarr) to get back to the past while the middle story (“The Metal Eaters”) is an odd interlude where Jack meets a bizarre family of cannibal robots focused on devouring his sword. Although Jack is defeated in both of the other tales, here he takes a step back allowing the robots to attack each other once the family realized each member is made out of the metal they hunger.

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Street Hawk – Pilot

by Alan Rapp on June 25, 2019

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Street Hawk – Pilot
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Street Hawk - Pilot television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back in time to when a motorcycle cop turned vigilante helped keep the streets of Los Angeles safe on an experimental bike known as Street Hawk. Created by those who apparently thought Knight Rider and Airwolf were too realistic, Street Hawk introduces us to motorcycle cop Jesse Mach (Rex Smith) who is injured, and whose partner (Robert Beltran) is killed, in the “Pilot.” Reassigned to desk duty as part of the Police Deartment’s public relations office, Mach is also secretly recruited for a top secret project by the Norman Tuttle (Joe Regalbuto) to test-drive his experimental motorcycle known as Street Hawk. The reckless Mach is far from Tuttle’s first choice, and Mach takes some convincing to agree to the project (experimental surgery to repair his damaged knee is certainly a selling point), but by the end of the show’s first episode the odd couple find a way to work together.

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Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #48

by Alan Rapp on June 24, 2019

in Comics

Scooby-Doo! Team-Up #48 comic reviewMystery, Inc. heads to Central City to help investigate an appearance of the ghost of a super-villain who recently returned. However, Scooby-Doo and the gang weren’t called in by the Flash (who apparently is off-world with the Justice League) but instead by his most notorious foesThe Rogues.

There’s fun to be had by both Scooby-Doo! fans and those of the Flash as the most notable Rogues (all in their classic Silver/Bronze Age style) are on-hand to make an convincing argument to Mystery, Inc. to help them. Or else. Even those not directly involved in the story (such as Gorilla Grodd and the Reverse-Flash) still earn a mention.

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Lindsey Stirling – Underground

by Alan Rapp on June 24, 2019

in Music News & Reviews

Here’s Lindsey Stirling with “Underground”