Thursday, July 26, 2007

As Bad As Mice

Did you know that cats pretty much domesticated themselves? Pretty cool, I thought. Except, mice and pigeons and other pests did the same thing. Basically, humans created environments where these filthy creatures could thrive and they just moved in. Unlike dogs, who we selective bred to become less fearful of us. I don't know, it was interesting to me.

And Dio!

Am I A *gulp* Racist?

Apparently, yes. But, not like you'd think*:

Your data suggest a slight automatic preference for Dark Skin compared to Light Skin.

Who knew?

This is based on an on-line version of a study done which showed that medical professionals gave 'less' care to darker skinned people or something. Not me, baby!

Take one yerselves!

*Being that I'm so very pale.

Thursday, July 12, 2007

Damn You, Roy Thomas!

Keep in mind, we here at Supermegadio!!!!! love super-heroes of all types.* We recently ordered the trade to the left for our good friends over at supermegamonkey. It contains Giant-Sized Invaders 1, the first nine issues of the series, and a couple of cross-overs.** These are all written by the great Roy Thomas. I do love Roy Thomas. Really, I do. Sure he's overly verbose, loves exposition, and never saw a panel that couldn't be improved with two captions and five word balloons, but I love him for who he is.

However, he loves adapting classic stories and little known pulp era stories to comics. Again, and again, and again, and again. Recently, we read Thor: The Celestial Saga V2 reprinting about a dozen issues of Thor from around 1980. It should've been a continuation of the Eternals/Celestials/Asgardians War.*** Instead, we got a near-faithful retelling of Wagner's Ring of the Nibelung saga told by a giant floating eye. Ugh. Thank god I wasn't getting this monthly.

Why do I bring all this up? Good question. When I cracked open this Invaders book, I thought I'd get some of Roy Thomas' patented WWII-era hero love.**** I did. The first story tells the Invaders origin.***** But, the very next story? Yup, some Ring of the Nibelung love.******

Damn you, Roy Thomas!

*Both Marvel and DC.
**It was originally supposed to be a Giant-Sized series, but Marvel cancelled the Giant-Size line.
***It did eventually, but with a different writer.
****What's interesting is that there's a text piece included that declares all of the Timely era Marvel stories NOT in continuity unless specifically declared so in a Marvel era comic.
*****The origin mirrors in some ways the JSA origin by Paul Levitz. I'm not sure which came first. It might be this one.
******And the art ain't too great either.

Monday, July 9, 2007

Executive Privilege!

Every time I hear President Bush claim executive privilege, I imagine a seven year old holding onto a tree yelling that he's safe because he's on base.

Wednesday, July 4, 2007

Tuesday, July 3, 2007


We here at Supermegadio!!!!! feel it is our duty to steer you away or towards certain movies and encourage you to spend your monies on those things we support. With that in mind, we offer this review of Transformers.

Not enough Dio.


There were tons of tense action scenes scored not with a scorching metal riff. Nor, driving guitars. Furthernor, the mind-expanding vocals of the great one himself. Rather we get awful, awful, awful orchestral meanderings?

Where are the heavy metal driven action films of my youth?

PS: They borrow some plot points from Independence Day. And, if the makers of this film read this, if your movie has a big fight between giant robot leaders, show the big fight between giant robot leaders!

PSx2: What did all the actual Transformers' fans think?

Monday, July 2, 2007


Because of three 'hell's and a 'bomb.' So, all you kiddies out there get yer' momma's permission. We thought we'd be at least a 'PG-13' fer christ-sakes!

Done here.