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Thursday, January 27, 2005

yay! This made me happy. I got the weekly Wizard Universe e-mail, and they're now taking pre-orders on....

The Best of Twisted ToyFare Theatre: Vol. 5

Yes! I love TTT! This volume will finally contain the first-ever TTT story, "Supervillain Jeopardy." I've been dying to read it!

One thing I've noticed about these "Best of TTT" compilations is that the creators have started going back and "special editioning" some of the older ones to remove any DC comics characters. Apparently, DC didn't like how they're heroes were being portrayed, so they sued ToyFare to get DC characters out of TTT. Some replacements were easy to do. Batman and Robin were replaced by Captain America and Bucky, the Teen Titans were replaced with Power Pack, and so on.

But there are some storylines that were so funny and so DC centred, that they'd never be able to reprint them. Like "Spider-Man joins the Justice League," "Spider-Man subs for Batman," and my all time favourite, "The REAL Marvel vs. DC." I'll never forget...

Archery: Green Arrow vs. Hawkeye

Green Arrow>> A boxing glove arrow should do the trick! Uhh...it seems to be stuck in my quiver.
Hawkeye>> Try an "arrow" arrow.

(Hawkeye shoots Green Arrow with an arrow.)

The winner: Hawkeye!

That's probably why DC went with legal action. Near the end, most of these stories just turned into Spider-Man ripping on how much DC sucks.

But yeah. Vol. 5 hits comic book stores in April.

Let's see...what else is going on? Ooo! Tune into Degrassi: the Next Generation on Monday night. It's part 1 of Kevin Smith's 3-episode guest shot! I think I've mentioned this before. Kevin Smith, as it turns out, is a huge Degrassi fan, and ever since they started "the next generation," the makers were trying to get Smith involved somehow. They originally wanted Smith to write and/or direct a few episodes, but to do so would have thrown the show's Canadian government cash into jeopardy. So, they finally figured out that it was OK for him just to do a guest shot.

But yup. 3 episodes of Degrassi with Kevin Smith. The plot: Degrassi is closed for summer vacation, so Kevin Smith comes there to do some location filming for his latest film, Jay and Silent Bob Go Canadian, Eh?. Along with Smith, there are also appearances by Jason Mewes, Smith's wife Jen Schwalbach, and Smith's Dogma star Alannis Morisette.

Part I is Monday!

And finally, here's an interesting lawsuit. A class action lawsuit has been filed against the MGM movie studio. The lawsuit has to do with DVDs. They maintain that MGM has NOT been releasing DVDs in widescreen. Instead, they just take the square picture off of TV, crop into a rectangle, and sell that as widescreen. So, mislabeling of producting, duping the customers, blah blah blah. Whatever.

next Issue...Better Things to Do

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