Thursday, December 30, 2021


Back in my first Avengers reviews I mentioned that the West Coast franchise of that group was a gateway into comic collecting for me.  I also mentioned that Clint Barton was my favorite character.

Sunday, December 26, 2021

I Didn't Know Thats- Christmas Edition

Every year when we put up the Christmas tree, we watch the Rankin-Bass Classics.

Since it was an only once a year viewing, we never bothered to upgrade from the old VHS tapes of the shows. There was a period where we had burned the tapes onto a DVD and used that.

Then the disc stopped working, plus we lost it.

Thursday, December 23, 2021

Spider-man- No Way! (I expected it to feel this much like coming) Home!


I like to stay spoiler free for new film reviews when I can.

WOW!  That was crazy- awesome. It's not in competition with the Spider-verse films as I expected, because this is a different animal. it was more of a love letter to Spidey films in general than an examination of vastly different alternate realities. It satisfactorily closed elements of several franchises, and set up where the current franchise could  go next.

Outstandingly emotional on multiple levels.

Monday, December 20, 2021

Christmas Village 2021

The Lovers, The Dreamers and America's Highly Trained Special Mission Force
Fifteen Seconds to Curtains- For Cobra

Wow, we've reached the fourteenth holiday battle following the same theme every time. 
You'd think I'd run out of ideas by now...
And you'd be right. 

Thanx to Anabelle for suggesting this when she cleared her other figures out of the way to make room for the Marvel Legends Twelve Days of Christmas.

On with the story...'cause there's always a story.

Thursday, December 16, 2021

Late to the Shang Chi Party

I am embarrassingly behind in watching movies.

This has nothing to do with the current worldwide unpleasantness.  We saw Encatno in the theater as a family when Anabelle was on break. It was magnificent and we had a fantastic time together.

I think the key issue is the feeling of:
"I value the excitement of a theater (preferably opening night) as a shared experience on a big screen with surround sound"
has lately been surpassed by the importance of the feeling of:
"I value being old and grouchy and not wanting to go anywhere."

The advantage is- I don't feel bad about the occasional spoiler thrown in.

On to Shang Chi and the Legend of the Ten Rings.

Monday, December 13, 2021

Jeff The Landshark's 12 Days of Christmas- by Anabelle

HO HO everyone and welcome to the Christmas Festivities! I am your host, Jeff the Landshark  - the superior of all Marvel Legends Figures. Today I would like to show you my favorite Christmas song, with a little Marvel Legends twist!! (with help from Anabelle trying to destress before her finals of course)
For your own mental sanity, let’s just skip to the twelfth day. If you want to sing this fully at home to irritate everyone you probably know how to figure out each day working backwards yourself.
😃 Let’s GO!

Thursday, December 9, 2021

New Who Views: The Latest Season- What? The Flux.


Under normal circumstances I could have started writing about the most recent season of Doctor Who in detail while it was ongoing, and then filled in final details following the last episode.

No such luck.

Disclaimer: I liked this season the most out of all three under this team, and actually enjoyed it objectively. I thought it felt like Doctor Who. But once I thought of that post title, I couldn't not use it.

Thursday, December 2, 2021

Old Guy Game Guides- Arkham City

Ten years one month and one week after release date is about right for me to review a video game.  (Therefore I will not be overly concerned with spoilers.)

Back when I learned I'd have zero commute for a while, I was debating whether or not to get a new open world game to pass some of the time when I'd be less exhausted than usual.

I couldn't play Skyrim, because after an exciting start I ended up with too much stuff to carry, no place to sell it, and not enough gold to buy a house, stalemating myself.  My original plan was to reply Assassin's Creed II. My wife pointed out a stellar counter argument.

"But then you won't get to be Batman."

Am I lucky or what?