The History of Turbo Teen

by Alan Rapp on July 15, 2020

in Essays 

A look back at the bizarre nature of the 80s cartoon about a boy who could turn into a car.

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Batman & the Outsiders #14

by Alan Rapp on July 15, 2020

in Comics

Batman & the Outsiders #14 comic reviewIt’s taken a year, but Batman & the Outsiders #14 finally puts Batman in the field with the team (or at least some of them) as Batman takes the super-powered Black Lightning, Katana, and Sofia Ramos into the field for a sneak attack on one of Ra’s al Ghul‘s base in hopes of both blooding the nose of the Demon’s Head and finding a clue to the location of his doomsday weapon.

Not willing to wait for Batman to catch-up, Lady Shiva takes Orphan and Signal into the field to apply some pressure to see if her team can find the location of Ra’s and his weapon quicker.

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Darkwing Duck – Getting Antsy

by Alan Rapp on July 14, 2020

in Television Reviews 

  • Title: Darkwing Duck – Getting Antsy
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Darkwing Duck - Getting Antsy television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to crime-ridden streets of St. Canard and a hero who flaps in the night. After a hard night crimefighting, an exhausted Darkwing Duck (Jim Cummings) takes Gosalyn (Christine Cavanaugh) for a few rounds of minature golf only to be shrunk to the size of Lilliput (Frank Welker) who has been shrinking buildings all over town to add them to the course. Using his helmet to communicate, the villain has ants steal the various locales and break into the miniaturized vaults allowing him to expand the treasures back to normal size.

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Nancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #2 comic reviewNancy Drew & The Hardy Boys: The Death of Nancy Drew #2 picks up immediately following the first issue’s cliffhanger ending which revealed the not-so-surprising twist that Nancy Drew is still alive. While the first issue of the series was presented from Joe Hardy‘s point of view, issue two shifts to Nancy as she explains the circumstances behind her “death.”

The Syndicate obviously wants Nancy dead, and now that both Joe and Frank know she’s alive (although Joe is still steamed that his brother has known for weeks), the trio set out to discover the truth.

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  • Title: Spenser: For Hire – Brother to Dragons
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Spenser: For Hire - Brother to Dragons television review

Throwback Tuesday takes us back to the mean streets of Boston and the travails of a smart ass private detective. The death of a second student by heroin overdose in Susan‘s (Barbara Stock) school leads to Spenser going undercover as a teacher. There he discovers a troubled teen (Patrice Colihan) and a vice principal (Timothy Carhart) pushing vulnerable young women into the arms of a pornographer and drug dealer (Stephen McHattie). The episode takes steps to present Corbett (McHattie) as a legitimate threat to Spenser through the eyes of Hawk (Avery Brooks) who knows both men and warns each that any confrontation between the pair would be too close to call.

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