Super Teams are the Baum

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 15, 2022



When I was a youngster…and as I got older, too, I was always a big fan of the Super-Team. The X-Men, X-Factor, Alpha Flight, The Avengers…some of these were my favorite comics. And of course, the Super Friends was an old school cartoon that we loved as littl ...

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Quackcast 613 - 1930

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Dec. 13, 2022

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The 1930s were quite a uniquely influential time for a number of reasons. The 1930s were the very last days of the old world before the new ...



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What you really, really want

Andreas_Helixfinger at 12:00AM, Dec. 11, 2022



This is gonna be yet another rambling kind of post and a long one at that–so be warned. In the recent month I’ve been doing some soul searching that ties into this personal Christmas shopping spree of sorts that I’ve had recently. To be more specific, I ...

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Three Questions

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 8, 2022



It's been said by…someone that a character WANTS something. It's one of the ingredients that makes a compelling character. It's also something that makes a character relatable, even one who's very different from the reader/audience.

Most of us aren't centuries-old robots, but we ...



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A Short Expedition into Sweet Exposition

Banes at 12:00AM, Dec. 1, 2022



I know we've talked about exposition before, but a couple examples popped into my head recently…even though the examples are not recent.

When I was a youngster I loved the Hulk character. Today I remembered a specific issue of that comic, from way back, where the Hulk was ...



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Don't I know You?

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 24, 2022



Doppelgangers were thought to be an omen of death or bad fortune. If you see a being that looks like you, doom awaits!

The name has evolved to mean a lookalike, usually supernatural or unexplained. There are many stories that feature Doppelgangers, whether ghostly, clones, mirrors come-to-life, robot duplicates, or ...



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We Are on Mastodon! JOIN US

Tantz_Aerine at 12:00AM, Nov. 19, 2022




So it's pretty wild on Twitter lately, and people are abandoning ship. Or at least, they're making sure there's another boat to jump to in case the ship sinks.

And that is where Mastodon comes in. This open source social media network is gaining popularity by the ...




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Showing Movement in Comics

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 17, 2022


by Frank Miller

SHOWING MOVEMENT

I was talking to my brother about writing scripts for comics and mentioned that I sometimes forget that what I'm writing can't move. I'd start accidentally writing as if it were a movie script, with characters moving around, then realize that I ...




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Alternate Endings 2

Banes at 12:00AM, Nov. 10, 2022



Last week we talked about alternate endings in movies like Army of Darkness, Clerks, and Little Shop of Horrors.

In the comments, you mentioned classics that I can't believe I didn't mention, including CLUE, which was made with four different endings to be played randomly in different theaters ...



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Quackcast 608 - Lovers and other things

Ozoneocean at 12:00AM, Nov. 8, 2022

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There are all kinds of relationships and they're great fodder for stories. The most typical is when two characters are getting INTO a relationship- all that ...



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