Flipping Point: The Coin Is Scarred Side Up

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While there will be plenty of PR spinning about DC’s big news as a great jumping on point for new readers and all that other doublespeak, let’s look at the other side of the coin.

Who is the biggest villain in comics today?

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The recently revamped by Matt Fraction MANDARIN? The revitalized under Paul Cornell LEX LUTHOR? Or … this guy?

DR WHO: “a pile of good things and bad things”

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This afternoon marks the end of season 31 of DOCTOR WHO, or season 1 of the Eleventh Doctor (Matt Smith) if you are watching it on the BBC. Bookmark this column for a few weeks if you are watching on BBC America or elsewhere around the world. No spoilers (sweetie) for tonight’s finale, but potential […]

Jocks and nerds mix so well together

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As you may know, in recent years, the Padres are scheduled to be on the road during Comic-Con, to alleviate congestion down by the Convention Center and probably so studios can rent out Petco Park for promotional events, like the 300 screening a few years ago. However, as it turns out, the Padres are having […]

Lost: And in the end, the love you take is equal to the love you make

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“Once there was a way, to get back homeward, Once there was a way, to get back home Sleep pretty darling do not cry, and I will sing a lullaby. Golden slumbers fill your eyes, smiles awake you when you rise Sleep pretty darling do not cry, and I will sing a lullaby.” – Golden […]

Lost — And then there was one

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One episode to go. Let’s discuss “What They Died For” after the jump. spoilers ahoy.

Lost: Mother and Child Reunion

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We’re sure there will be plenty of debate about “Across the Sea.” Let’s just get to it.

Lost: The Candidate

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You fine readers of Heidi’s blog can’t tell, but this column is being written on vacation in Western Canada. So, for once, the helper monkey is watching hours after everyone on the net (including the Beat) has been posting and tweeting about tonight’s episode. After the jump… Meet The Candidates (and I don’t mean Robert Redford or Phil Mickelson).

JONAH HEX: the trailer

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The summer of comic book movies continues as the trailer for JONAH HEX hits the internet. I guess it might not be that bad, even though Megan Fox appears to be a candidate for one of my friends’ “Worst Southern Accent in a Movie” list. Maybe you should be better off taking your $10-15 movie […]

Lost: The Last Recruit

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I guess tonight’s episode proves you can’t trust anyone, can you? Discuss away.

The Matt Smith Dr. Who era begins (now in US)

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UPDATE: Episode One airs tonight in the US on BBC America. It is preceded by a clip/preview show with Matt Smith and Karen Gillan. Episode three aired today in the UK.  All we will say is “toyetic.” Reminder:  Season One/Season 31 of Dr. Who (exec producer Steven Moffat says don’t call it Season Five) with […]

Hooray! More Cul de Sac cartoons

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Fresh from Richard Thompson’s blog, news that there are four more animated shorts based on the amazingly-super comic strip Cul de Sac.

Lost: Boom goes the dynamite

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Discuss last night’s Lost episode, “Everybody Loves Hugo”, here. More analysis Thursday.

Lost: "Happily Ever After"

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Well, not at all what most of us expected, I would hazard a guess to say. Let’s discuss after the break, shall we.

I’m crazy ’bout my baby

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Crazy Claire certainly appears to be just that, doesn’t she? Let’s discuss it after the jump.

Lost: The List of Jacob’s Messenger

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Well, Lindelof and Cuse had teased a return of the numbers. And well…., let’s discuss it after the jump.