Sunday, December 28, 2008

Dave Campbell is Back!

The ever-awesome Dave Campbell, formerly of the awesome comics blog Dave's Long Box, has returned in the form of The Society For The Advancement of Dave. Moreover, he has reminded me that I've forgotten to celebrate a very important holiday.


Friday, December 26, 2008

To The Grand Ladies We Lost This Year

R.I.P., Bettie Page and Eartha Kitt. These ladies set the standard and will definitely be missed.

Bettie Page -

Eartha Kitt -

Wednesday, December 24, 2008

Happy SolKwanHanuChrisTice!

Happy Holidays, everyone. I hope this Christmas brings you all the most important things in life, things that don't have price tags, like love, hope and warm memories to last a lifetime.

(The above images are from Newsarama's lovely collection of Comic Book Holiday greetings - go and take a look for yourselves. Merry Christmas, Newsarama! Thanks for being awesome.)

And y'know, failing that, I hope you get a lot of awesome things that do have price tags. ;)

BONUS CHRISTMAS VIDEO CONTENT! (and many X-Mas thanks to Bottomless Cup for the tip-off on one of these)!

(Jingle Belle belongs to Paul Dini and if you dug that, go hunt down Jingle Belle's most recent tale of Santa Claus Vs. Frankenstein)

(I listen to Los Straitjackets every Christmas. Nothing says Christmas like Mexican Surf Rock played by men in Luchadora masks.)

(To absent fictional friends. You're still eating Chocos and milk in our hearts, J'onn J'onzz.)

(And lastly, a friendly reminder - even if you heart isn't warmed by Christmas, it can still be warmed by eggnog. :P)


Friday, December 19, 2008

Thursday, December 18, 2008

Canadians Win At Christmas

Because truthfully, whom among us wouldn't want "8 comic books" for Christmas?

A more complete version with a transcript can be found here, btw, but watch out for embedded sound.

Tuesday, December 16, 2008

Two movie trailers - now with added Deadpool!

Blink and you'll miss the ever-hilarious Merc With A Mouth popping in the following previews. Oh, yeah, and this Wolverine guy and some big green dude shows up a lot in them too.

Emma Frost is there too? What the hell? Okay, random.

"Flamin' idiot." Hee hee hee. Claremontisms are funny when spoken aloud, bub.

Monday, December 15, 2008

Merry Christmas With The Batman And Red Tornado

Some of the kooky folks over at Scans_Daily have collected three YouTube videos featuring A Very Special Christmas Episode of The Brave and The Bold. If you haven't started watching that show, you should start. It's charming as all hell and full of win.

This X-Mas episode is so cool that you can watch it and see the following:

- Red Tornado tries to learn the spirit of Christmas.
- Blue Beetle punches some guys and argues with his suit.
- And oh, yes - Batman beats up flying saucers and rides a freakin' reindeer.

And I still haven't even scratched the surface of how wonderful it is. I think it may have even surpassed Christmas With The Joker* as my favorite animated Batman Christmas story and that is saying something, my friends.

Incidentally, my dear friend Kay, whom I have mentioned in passing on this blog, still has never seen It's A Wonderful Life for the exact same reasons Batman cites in that episode. She has no soul.

Friday, December 12, 2008

A word of encouragement

As some of you may have noticed, I occasionally suffer from a lack of enthusiasm for writing and blogging by extension. So, to combat my occasional blahs, I hereby embed this incredibly inspirational video!

I hope it touched all of you as much as it did me.

Additionally, in actual comic book related news, Secret Invasion is finally over. I could discuss that but I think Chris Sims has covered the entire crossover with the same enthusiasm and scope that I feel it deserved.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

Because we need a little Krampus

Given that it's the Holiday Season, we here at The Lookout have decided that it's time to share a beautiful holiday tradition . . . the story of Krampus, Santa Claus' most wicked associate.

First, instead of that boring Wikipedia entry above, I suggest reading this heartwarming explanation from the webcomic Something Positive. All done? Grand. Now it is time for the Festive Krampus Song!

And don't forget the Krampus Parades!

Merry Krampus, everybody! Sleep tight and don't let the Krampus bite!

. . . or, y'know, if you're some kind of weirdo, you could go read about Santa Claus fighting Frankenstein with the help of his mischievous teenage daughter. Whatever.

Saturday, December 6, 2008

The Zombies of Christmas Future

Ready for some Christmas spirit? Then please enjoy this touching reenactment of Charles Dicken's A Christmas Carol . . . starring Xena: Warrior Princess and Ash from the Evil Dead trilogy.

These have been two Pages from Xena: Warrior Princess/Army of Darkness - What . . . Again?! #2. And yes, ladies and gentlemen - this is a real comic, available for purchase at fine comics shops everywhere. God Bless Us, Everyone!