Monday, December 28, 2009

Top 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W


With 2009 drawing to a close, let's take a look back and see what Linkara COULD have joked about, but didn't.Read more!

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Green Ranger Dragon Dagger Prop Tutorial

Behold the mystery prop and I hope those who follow it have a Merry Christmas!



Check out Amethyst Angel's Site for more of her awesome cosplay stuff! ‎ Read more!

Monday, December 21, 2009

James Bond Jr #3


So our hero doesn't drink martinis, doesn't sleep around, doesn't wear a tuxedo, isn't a spy, doesn't have a license to kill, and has the generic puns any halfwit could come up with when quipping. So, yeah, he's just like James Bond - except in everything that makes James Bond James Bond.



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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Holiday Shopping Guide



A special video giving comic recommendations!

NOTE: The ranting is satirical. I love all my fans and being considered worthy of giving recommendations. ‎ Read more!

Monday, December 14, 2009

Extreme Super Christmas Special #1


Nothing like a yuletide yawner to celebrate the season.


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Friday, December 11, 2009

Podcast and other notes

Hey all! Once again I have appeared on a shorter episode of Dumpster Tech where we talk about the Nook, Barnes and Noble's new e-book reader, and some other tech stuff that I'm in no way qualified to speak upon!

And you can find it here!

In other news:
-I sadly don't plan on making another brief text overview of the DC Holiday special like I did last year, mostly because the stories didn't really wow me like they did last year. Pretty good, but not that great.
-The Let's Play of Star Trek: Elite Force WILL continue, and as I've said I have all the footage, it's just I have to prioritize other videos first.
-Speaking of which, expect two more special videos in the next month - one for comic recommendations and another detailing the construction of the mystery prop I've been building.
-One last thing - if you'd like me or any other member of That Guy With the Glasses to come to a convention, you'll have to appeal to the people who run that convention. Not that we'd be against going of our volition or trying to organize a booth, but it's much easier for us if the convention people come to us directly and invite us. Subsequently, while I do plan on attending MicroCon 2010 in Minnesota, I don't plan on having a table. I'm saving that one for FallCon 2010. ‎ Read more!

Monday, December 7, 2009

The Dark Knight Strikes Again Part 1


Behold the book that makes the political commentary in Amazons Attack seem nuanced!



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Sunday, December 6, 2009

AT4W 2010 Trailer

Shown during the live show last night!

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Friday, December 4, 2009

A reminder to watch the TGWTG Live show!

Just a reminder to all to check out the TGWTG live show at 7 PM CST on Saturday, December 5th at That Guy With The Glasses.com!

While I sadly was unable to attend the show, there will be a Trailer premiering there and while it will eventually show here, as well, it does take some time for these things to arrive. ^_~

Please forward all inquiries to TGWTG, since I'm not the one hosting the show. ‎ Read more!

Thursday, December 3, 2009

Reminders about contacting me

Hey once again, just wanted to make a little update on this front since it's been a while since I made a post about this:

First of all, DO NOT ATTEMPT TO CONTACT ME ON SKYPE OR AIM OR MSN OR ETC. I use Skype for TGWTG-related business and frankly it's kind of weird to just have random fans contacting me. It's nothing personal, it's just I prefer to keep it for business use.

If you want to contact me, do so over private messages on forums or over e-mail. Which brings me to somethng else: contacting me over e-mail.

...yeah... that made sense as a sentence...

Anyway, the point being that while I will try to answer every e-mail sent to me, sometimes I'm very busy and just don't have time to answer questions about who I think would win in a fight or blah, blah, blah.

Another reason you may not get a response to me on e-mail is because you're using an e-mail service related to AOL or Comcast. I have no ill feelings whatsoever with either of those services, but sadly they seem to have a problem with my e-mail server, and subsequently any time I try to respond to messages from them they get rejected and never reach their destination. That just happened with two people contacting me about donations and I am always interested in receiving donations. As such, it's best to send me e-mails through other e-mail servers, particularly Hotmail or Gmail.

Otherwise I have the Blog set so that I have to approve every comment made which means I see every comment posted, so if you want to try to say something to me, feel free to comment. Unless it's some sort of spam advertisement, I don't reject any statement. Even if it was some sort of racial slur I'd let it through, but mostly just so that everyone can point and laugh at the racist person.

Also, in case you hadn't noticed, there is now a Twitter on the lower right side of the page. While I don't post hourly updates, I'll usually put something on there at least once a day, be it show-related or just something random.

Also I do not have a facebook nor will I ever have a facebook.

And one last thing - I'll give a bigger push to this soon but just as a little hint for something that's to come, check out this happy little blog run by an awesome person who makes props, dolls, and cosplay materials. ‎ Read more!

Monday, November 30, 2009

Bimbos in Time #1


There are so few words that could describe this comic. Here are two: "Utter. Crap."



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Monday, November 23, 2009

Spider-Man, Storm, and Cage


A comic that may make you give up cigarettes... but not your matches and lighters.



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Thursday, November 19, 2009

Odds and Ends

Okie dokie, I've got a couple of things for you all... First and foremost:

Superman 4 Commentary
Just how did this epic crossover occur? Find out!




Podcast Interview Number... Uhh... I've lost track.

Moonhawk Studios did a podcast interview with me a few weeks ago (yeah, I'm behind on a couple of things) and you can find it HERE!

Just scroll down to "Season 02, Episode 03" to hear us discuss Lightbringer, Revolution of the Mask, and of course the thing that actually made me popular. Though just FYI, the first ten minutes or so are them filling in stuff for their previous podcast, so just be patient!

New episodes
Alrighty, doing it a teensy bit early since I don't want to make another Odds and Ends post in just two more weeks, but I'm also going all the way through February!

12/7 – The Dark Knight Strikes Again Part 1
12/14 – Extreme Super Christmas Special #1
12/21 – James Bond, Jr. #3
12/28 – Top 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W
1/4 – The Pitt #1
1/11 – Scarlett #1
1/18 – Future Five #1
1/25 – Ultimates 3 #1-2
2/1 – Ultimates 3 #3-4
2/8 – Ultimates 3 #5
2/15 – SPECIAL DOUBLE FEATURE!
2/22 – The Wanderers #5

Mechakara
As I've said on message boards, forums, and other places, the Mechakara subplot will be resolved in February. In the meantime, I think you guys should start working on who he is and what he wants!

Every appearance he's made gives a clue or a hint as to his identity, his motivations, or his goals, so here's the list of appearances/Hints:
-Superman vs. the Terminator #1
-Countdown Part 1
-Top 15 Worst Moments of Countdown
-Cable #1
-Zero Patrol #1
-Silent Hill Review Alternate Endings
-Doom #1
-EDIT: Blackest Night Special

Let's start the Wild Mass Guessing! ‎ Read more!

Monday, November 16, 2009

Doom #1


Suddenly I understand why the designers never had this guy talk in the actual game...


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Sunday, November 15, 2009

Help Support Masterthecreater!



It seems popular internet celebrity LittleKuriboh thinks he's sooo much better than me by posting about commissions for my title card artist Masterthecreater! Oh, but it gets better - he even has the gall to tell people to watch my show!

THAT BASTARD!

Alright, Fourthers... wait, do we have a cool name for my fans? You know, like how Doctor Who fans are "Whovians" and Firefly fans are "Brown Coats?" We need a name for us.

Anyway, to be declared fans of the show, here's how you can sock it to him! First, go and see if you can help contribute to Masterthecreater's goal of getting to America by getting some commission art here: His DeviantArt account!

Also, go and check out LittleKuriboh's videos, particularly Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged! That way he'll know who truly wins the internet!

Also: new episode on Monday and I'll also post up a podcast interview and some video footage Angry Joe did for Youmacon! ‎ Read more!

Monday, November 9, 2009

All-Star Batman and Robin #1 and 2



Suddenly Joel Schumacher's Batman seems subdued and well-executed.



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Monday, November 2, 2009

DOUBLE FEATURE!

Because this week's episode is a bit short (mostly due to Youmacon) enjoy a Double Feature!


According to an episode of "Behind the Music" about the 22 Brides, they used artificial growth hormone to try to look older... the problem is that it all focused on their legs.




And your bonus - the review featured on MarzGurl's Live Show on Halloween!

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Saturday, October 31, 2009

Silent Hill Review Alternate Endings



At the end of the "Silent Hill: Dying Inside" review, Linkara unlocked the good ending. But what other ways could it have gone? ‎ Read more!

Thursday, October 29, 2009

Some Youmacon Info

Hey, people! Just need to give a heads up to the people who will be attending Youmacon and seeing me, Angry Joe, and Douglas Walker - I sadly will not be there on Thursday, but I WILL be there from Friday to Sunday selling autographed copies of comics and maybe a few t-shirts. ^_~

There will also be a panel on Sunday where you can ask questions of us.

I should note that on Friday while I will be there, I may not be operating at 100% since I will have been flown in very, VERY early in the morning. ‎ Read more!

Wednesday, October 28, 2009

Superman 4



Linkara and the Nostalgia Critic take on the worst Superman movie! ‎ Read more!

Monday, October 26, 2009

Maximum Clonage



Maximum Clonage! Maximum Chaos! Maximum Stupidity! Maximum boredom!


EDIT: Comments closed due to the amount of spam being sent at it. ‎ Read more!

Saturday, October 24, 2009

Store and Specials!

MERCHANDISE
Hey, all, some good news!

Not only is That Guy With the Glasses' store now open, but MINE is now open!

For exclusive AT4W paraphenalia, check it out AT THIS LOCATION!

Although it should be noted that the "I AM A MAN!" t-shirt is exlusive to TGWTG.

However, if you've ever wanted to express that punk is death and crime and the rage of a beast, then now you can! Wish to end the suffering of those afflicted with Youngblood's Disease? Get the t-shirt! 100% of the proceeds will be donated to the cause!
WARNING: There may be 100% margain of error on how much of the proceeds goes to the Youngblood's Disease Foundation.

SPECIALS
In other news, I have two special videos to promote!

First and foremost, interested in hearing me talk briefly about a good comic? Then check out MarzGurl's Halloween LiveShow! Starting at 7 PM on Halloween (US Central Time), MarzGurl will be hostring a 2-hour Halloween bash with special videos and content made exclusively for the show, including a review of a good comic!

So at 7 PM on Halloween night, go over to THIS SITE to watch!

Also, if you're here earlier in the day, you may spot a very special video as my Halloween Treat to you all.

Otherwise, that's the update and enjoy! ‎ Read more!

Monday, October 19, 2009

Silent Hill: Dying Inside #5


This whole thing should've been about Hogg. He's like a girthier Bruce Campbell!


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Tuesday, October 13, 2009

FallCon Photos

Well, I had a great time at FallCon two days ago, especially since I actually had a table! I sold several of the comics I've reviewed at cover price along with a signature on them, including Adventures of the Kool-Aid Man, Silent Hill: Dying Inside #1 and 2, and Batman: Fortunate Son.

I met some wonderful fans of the videos and hopefully made some new ones! So click on "Read More" to see some awesome people who visited the table and some other goodies.

Seated beside me is Marcus Almund, writer of the awesome independent comic Razor Kid!



I met this awesome girl several months ago at MicroCon with a similar hat. It is made of pure win, since she can actually fit her whole head in it. She also got my copy of US-1 #1.


This would be S.P. Burke, artist and creator of Oh Goodie! and he gave me a print of Alan Moore. He is awesomesauce.


This is the very nice woman who bought the copy of Batman: Fortunate Son from me at its ridiculous price of $15. In order to sweeten the deal, I went and got Gene Ha's signature inside of it, as well (no, I did not tell him that I had made fun of the way Batman and Robin looked in it. Please don't tell him). If I remember correctly, she also bought one of the T-shirts (more on that down father).


And here is continually awesome writer and inker Keith Champagne, who I've known through both his Blog AND his frequent appearances at Minnesota conventions. Obviously he was tired by the fact that IT HAD SNOWED. IN OCTOBER. He's also currently producing the very well-written and intriguing superhero maxiseries "The Mighty" and you can find more about him at his blog.


There was a Linkara cosplayer.

THERE WAS SOMEONE COSPLAYING AS ME. I have reached true celebrity status. XD


This awesometastic ninja lady not only purchased the Ninja-Style Dancer T-shirt but also has made fanart of me! You can find the art shown here at her DeviantArt Page, but as you can see, she's made one of me and my bear (I love the way she's drawn him. CUTE!) as well as Spoony and I singing "He tried to kill me with a forklift."





EDIT: This gentleman, named Kyle, posted in the comments who he was, so he has now been identified! He was nice enough to purchase Captain Planet, Star Trek, and NFL Superpro. A friend of his got his hands on Adventures of the Kool-Aide Man and a the Uncanny X-Men issues I'd reviewed. Good on them!


Big apologies to this gentleman because I can't remember his name or what he bought (well, aside from the "I am a Man!" shirt). Still, big props to him for coming out and supporting both comics as well as myself, so kudos, sir!

Alrighty, now about the T-shirts. Yes - t-shirts will be made available, but currently I'm not publically announcing the shirts quite yet. Why? I'm waiting off until the store for ThatGuyWithTheGlasses.com opens, but as soon as it does, shirts will be made available. The ones I had at the convention were the samples I had gotten from Printfection to make sure they printed right and I only had one of each. The "I am a Man!" shirts, however, are being done via TGWTG and Mike Michaud was nice enough to give me a few in different sizes that I was able to sell at the convention.

Otherwise, coming up expect shirts for:
-"Bees, My God."
-"Youngblood's Disease Foundation"
-"Punk is nothing but death and crime and the rage of a beast!"
-"Ninja-Style Dancers" (Shown above)
-"POLLO LIVES!"

In any case, that's all for now! Thanks for watching the videos, thanks for supporting me, and thanks to those who saw me at the convention!

Speaking of, a special thank you to the Midwest Comic Book Association for putting on an awesome convention!
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Monday, October 12, 2009

Silent Hill: Dying Inside #3 and 4



The fear of blood tends to create fear for the flesh. The fear of coherence tends to create this mess.


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Monday, October 5, 2009

Silent Hill: Dying Inside #1 and 2



You've got to love how the comic describes right in its title what's happening to you as you read it.



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Tuesday, September 29, 2009

October Trailer



What's in store for October? Watch the video!

For the rest of the upcoming episodes, click "Read more!"



Full October-November List
10/5 – Silent Hill: Dying Inside #1-2
10/12 – Silent Hill: Dying inside #3-4
10/19 – Silent Hill: Dying Inside #5
10/26 – Maximum Clonage
11/2 – 22 Brides #1
11/9 – All-Star Batman and Robin, the Boy Wonder #1-2
11/16 – Doom #1
11/23 – Spider-Man, Storm, and Cage
11/30 – Bimbos in Time #1
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Monday, September 28, 2009

Adventures of the Kool-Aid Man #1


This comic dares us to ask many questions... like why hasn't anybody arrested the Kool-Aid Man?


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Looking for Donations...

...Or rather paid-for donations.

See, the thing is I have some big plans coming up over the next several months and subsequently I like to have stuff ready ahead of time, sometimes just a month in advance and sometimes several months in advance.

As such, there are two items lately that have become rather difficult to locate.

The first is the infamous Doom Comic.



Yes, I do plan on making a review of it, but for the life of me I can't find it. And yes, I know there's a copy completely online, but I want the actual physical thing to hold during the review. My usual source sadly has had trouble finding it, but if one of my fans has a copy and would be willing to part with it, I'd be willing to compensate them via PayPal.

EDIT: A fan has graciously donated his morpher and I have received it. Thanks, Richard!


Otherwise, new episode will be up later today and the list of upcoming episodes will be out tomorrow night! ‎ Read more!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

VLOG - Alone in the Dark Behind the Scenes

Behold Lewis, Doug, and Noah discussing Calvin and Hobbes, Dune, and the script read-through before they shoot the Alone in the Dark review.

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Monday, September 21, 2009

Mickey Mantle #2


The crack of the bat! The roar of the crowd! The boredom of the comic reader!


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Thursday, September 17, 2009

Espanol Interview Part 2!

And here I switch out of the Linkara character and talk as myself a bit more:

And you can read all about it here!

Enjoy! ‎ Read more!

Monday, September 14, 2009

Blood Pack #1



Thrill as they sit around and bicker using terrible dialogue!

Another Text review turned to video!

Apologies about the video quality. Once again having problems with Blip's converter and I'll see what I can do about fixing it.


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Text Interview! En Espanol!

Well, okay, there is indeed an English version if you scroll down, but the Spanish-language blog One Blog Fits All has done a text interview of me in-character, with the out-of-character interview coming soon. Otherwise enjoy!

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Friday, September 11, 2009

Convention Appearances!

Hey, people!

Just wanted to give you guys about a month's worth of heads-up. First of all, I shall be making some convention appearances come October!

First up:

FALLCON 2009: OCTOBER 10TH AND 11TH

I've been attending FallCon as a patron for a few years now am happy to finally get to be there with a Table! I'll be there with a printed copy of Revolution of the Mask for people to take a gander at, (hopefully) a video monitor to play Atop the Fourth Wall episodes (maybe even a sneak preview of the episode for that coming week), comics I've reviewed that I'll be happy to sign and sell, as well as T-shirts and random toys that I've owned that I want to get rid of (which I'll also sign for free if purchased).

Next:
YOUMACON 2009: OCTOBER 29TH - NOVEMBER 1ST

If you check the guest list, you won't see me there, mostly because there was an error at first - they accidentally put me under Team FourStar's banner (not that I wouldn't be proud to be a part of that group of awesome, but I'm just not a part of them) and when Mike Michaud corrected them, they just didn't add me into the normal Guest List.

Still, I will be there probably with similar trappings (though probably less t-shirts, toys, and videos playing), but hey, I'll be there and so will The Nostalgia Critic! Hopefully his voice will not be dead like the last time I went to see him and you can chat with him, too!

So I'll hopefully be seeing you in October!

EDIT: Let me clarify - I won't be SELLING copies of Revolution of the Mask; I'm pretty sure I'm not allowed to do that. ^_~ Just in case you want to take a look before buying, there you go. ‎ Read more!

Thursday, September 10, 2009

Blackest Night: Linkara and Spoony

Behold my tie-in to Blackest Night!

The Blackest Night, DC Comics' latest crossover event, has come to resurrect Spoony as a Black Lantern! Can Linkara survive his attack and the games the Black Lantern ring brings?!



And for those wondering what my opinion of the event is, we'll need to wait for the event to finish before I give my thoughts, but so far not bad. ‎ Read more!

Tuesday, September 8, 2009

Alone in the Dark

Looks like the Nostalgia Critic may need some help on this one...

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Monday, September 7, 2009

Zero Patrol #1


The Zero Patrol - zero interest, zero characterization, zero sense.



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Sunday, September 6, 2009

Crisis on Infinite Earths in 5 Panels



Worlds lived. Worlds died. And nothing was ever the same again! ‎ Read more!

Friday, September 4, 2009

Let's Play Elite Force Part 11

After a lengthy delay, I'm back with another episode of Let's Play Elite Force! Remember that To Be Continued at the end of last time? Well...

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Monday, August 31, 2009

Nightcat #1

Sorry about the lateness and lower quality of this one. Blip has been giving me trouble all day.



This makes the movie Glitter look like-

...No, I take that back.
Glitter is still worse than this.

Another text recap turned to video!


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Disney Owns Marvel Now. I know.

Okay, since I've already received a half-dozen e-mails about this, YES I know Disney now owns Marvel. If I have something to say about it, I will say it.

Otherwise, the only Marvel-related news I have for you all is that Nightcat #1 will be released in a few hours. ‎ Read more!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Cameos

So, moron that I am, I forgot to mention the cameos that I made recently.

I make an appearance in Bennett the Sage's Top Six Most Retarded Moments of the Silver Age...



...And I make a very brief appearance for the Nostalgia Critic in his review of Warriors of virtue...

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Monday, August 24, 2009

Air Raiders #1


This comic is full of air! No, seriously, there's a lot of air in this comic.



With apologies to Azerth.
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Thursday, August 20, 2009

Issue 2 Now Available!

What are you people waiting for?! Buy it now!

Available on DriveThru Comics for 72 cents!

Available on Scribd for a dollar!

Long live the Revolution!

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Monday, August 17, 2009

Batman: Fortunate Son


The back cover says this is, "A startling and moving tale from the early days of Batman's career." And it is moving. It's moving right into the trash.


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Friday, August 14, 2009

Revolution of the Mask Issue 2

While it hasn't been officially released, a preview for Issue 2 is now available!



Check it out HERE!

Issue 2 will be officially released on August 20th, though check back over the next week in case it gets out early! ‎ Read more!

Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Law and Order #1

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Fortunately, Dick Wolf had nothing to do with this series.



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Episode Delayed

Hey, sorry about this, but tonight's AT4W may be delayed for a day or so because of forces outside my control, sorry, but expect some really great content in the weeks to come! ‎ Read more!

Monday, August 3, 2009

Cable #1


I think this comic was really just a promotional piece to try to create fingerbeam technology.


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Wednesday, July 29, 2009

Let's Play Elite Force and Another Podcast!

So, first and foremost, here's an interview I did with WHA-CHOW! Listen in as we discuss comics, comic book movies, and whether or not LittleKuriboh of Yu-Gi-Oh Abridged fame should like the Ang Lee Hulk film:

Podcast here!

ALSO! My Let's Play continues in Parts 9 and 10!



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I Be Published Again!

Well, kinda-sorta. ^_~

Let me explain - a year or two ago, before I started the show, I was looking for indy publishers, in particular anthology stuff, in the hopes of building up some resume fodder to eventually make into the big leagues. Now from that have been two anthologies that STILL have yet to see publishing (one a Vampire story I need to send another e-mail about, the other I doubt will ever see the light of day), but another is a prose story I did for the Hamtramck Idea Men.

If-X Volume 2 #2 is now available for purchase, and it features a prose story I wrote a while back. Not my best work, but might be good for some chuckles for those interested. ^_~

You can find it here: IF-X #2! ‎ Read more!

Monday, July 27, 2009

Xena #1


Rich character development! Likeable protagonist! Shocking plot twists! You'll find none of that here!



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Friday, July 24, 2009

The Infinity Gauntlet in 5 Panels



Can this marriage be saved? ‎ Read more!

Thursday, July 23, 2009

More odds and ends

Hello, kids! Giving my big update a little early, so let's get started.

Podcast 7: DumpsterTech 3
Yes, I make my third appearance on the podcast Dumpster Tech, this time discussing Windows 7. Also enjoy fellow guest Linkara-Prime!

Check it out here!

Revolution of the Mask Issue 2 Update
I HAVE ALL THE PAGES!

...I just haven't lettered them yet. Sorry, this week has been hectic, but I can confirm I have all the pages for Issue 2, so it should be out within the next 2 or 3 weeks once I letter them.

Next two months of AT4W!
Alrighty, like I said, it's early this time, but hey, following Xena #1 on Monday, here's the upcoming episodes through August and September.

8/3 – Cable #1
8/10 – Law and Order #1
8/17 – Batman: Fortunate son
8/24 – Air Raiders #1
8/31 – Nightcat #1
9/7 – Zero Patrol #1
9/14 – Bloodpack #1
9/21 – Micky Mantle #2
9/28 – Adventures of the Kool-Aide Man #1


That's all for now! Be sure to check back Monday night for the next episode! ‎ Read more!

Tuesday, July 21, 2009

Since no one seems to be getting it...

That scene from my last review? It's an homage to this:

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Monday, July 20, 2009

The Top 15 Worst Moments of Countdown



The 15 most awful moments from the dreaded series! ‎ Read more!

Thursday, July 16, 2009

Contacting Me

Numerous people have been trying to contact me over Skype or asking me for Twitter information, so let me clear some stuff up:

PLEASE do not try to contact me over Skype. Not that I don't like talking to fans, but I use Skype to contact other content producers on TGWTG and I don't appreciated random people wanting to talk to me. If you want to talk to me, please just shoot me an e-mail. I usually respond (though AOL and Comcast seem to have issues with my e-mail server) and I'm more than happy to read what you have to say there.

Now, as for Twitter. Yes, I have a Twitter, but I don't use it. I signed up so I could message someone over it. That being said, the "at4w" account is not mine. I'm not sure who set it up, but whoever did it I'd appreciate it if they closed it, since I don't appreciate people impersonating me. That's it! Revolution of the Mask Issue 2 coming soon! ‎ Read more!

Monday, July 13, 2009

Countdown, Part 2

Do you think there's an alternate earth where this series didn't completely suck?

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Sunday, July 12, 2009

Let's Play Elite Force Episodes 7 and 8

In Episode 7, we- hey, get out of my way!



In Episode 8, we get the most nonsensical but awesome weapon ever.


EDIT: Because of a spammer's repeated and irritating attempts to post on the Blog, I have closed comments on this video. ‎ Read more!

Monday, July 6, 2009

Countdown, Part 1



Countdown is akin to the words of Shakespeare... specifically, this line:

"Told by an idiot, full of sound and fury, signifying nothing." ‎ Read more!

Sunday, July 5, 2009

Let's Play Elite Force Parts 5 and 6

The Let's Play continues! In episode 5... The Wurmz! The Wurmz are everywhere!



In episode 6, Biessman speaks for an entire generation!

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Thursday, July 2, 2009

Let's Play Elite Force Parts 3 and 4

The Let's Play of Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force continues!

In episode 3, we visit a gross, squishy spaceship.




In episode 4, I sing and once again prove why I could run this ship single-handedly.

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Wednesday, July 1, 2009

Lightbringer's New Artist!

I'm a blog-posting fiend!

Anyway, just wanted to let everyone know that Lightbringer has returned over the last few weeks, and in this week new permanent artist Chad Rocco has begun his duties!

Go check out Lightbringer!

Do it! Do it now! ‎ Read more!

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Text interview with Moi

Heyo, I did an interview with MetalMadness122 over on Deviant Art. Go check it out!

Interview here!Read more!

Monday, June 29, 2009

Countdown Prologue



The Countdown begins! Dont' know what this is? Better watch this video to find out! ‎ Read more!

So What Happens Next?

A common criticism I often hear from people who don't like comic books is "Nothing ever really changes" or "there is no conclusion." It's at that point I just kind of stare confusedly at them since that's exactly why I love comics!

Consider for a moment any television show that you feel was canceled before its time or before there was a satisfactory conclusion. Don't you just want to know what happened next? Where the stories went to? If two characters got together in the end? If someone died? If someone ascended to another plane of existence or something? I certainly have. But the beautiful thing about comic books is that there's always something NEXT.

Will Marvel ever allow Peter Parker to grow old? Probably not. But there's always another story to tell. I do not accept the idea that "every story has been told." It's a matter of the details that count, the dialogue spoken, and the actual situations the characters go through. While I don't buy Amazing Spider-Man because of a certain story element that I've gone on and on about, I am fairly certain that at some point in the future that Peter and Mary Jane will get back together again. And it's the how that fascinates me and the anticipation of it that gets me to check out the book in the shop on occasion or in trade (even if I never buy the thing).

And the criticism of comics is particularly confusing when you consider how much of entertainment today is built on the idea of sequels and a continuing story. Would sequels be as popular as they are if there wasn't a market for a continuing story? Hell, I'm interested in what happens next in Watchmen, for crying out loud, even if I know the chances of a sequel are one in fifty gazillion.

It's why I get so upset when characters are killed. Does this mean their story is over? Their struggles ultimately pointless? Will they come back? And let's be fair, people, even though it's been said that everyone's died at least once, not every character is so fortunate to return to the land of the living in comics.

J. Michael Straczynski, when writing Babylon 5, showed a vision of the future where two main characters died at each other's hands. A few people were upset and complained to him, "But now we know how it's going to end!" His response stopped the complaints when he said, "Well yeah, but how did they get to that point?" I love to make trailers for upcoming stuff for Atop the Fourth Wall, to give hints and to talk to other people about what I plan to do, because I'd like to think people are excited as I am about what happens next.

Subsequently, this is why I tend to dislike prequels. I don't care about what happened before; we know the details well enough, and adding in "shocking new revelations" just makes continuity issues abound. Tell us what happens NEXT, not what's already happened.

It's been said that people want to relate to characters in fiction. Well, I may believe in happily ever after, but that doesn't mean the story itself is over. People may die or move on, but the story itself still goes on, albeit from other people's perspectives. We always eagerly anticipate the next chapter of our lives, to look ahead and think, "What happens next?" We crave the continuation, the next story, the next great event that will challenge us or our heroes and see how they overcome to it.

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Monday, June 22, 2009

Superman vs. the Terminator #1


Thankfully this comic will NOT be back.



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Your Moment of Awesome for the Day

Courtesy of IGN:



THIS, my friends, is Hippolyta, Queen of the Amazons. Wonder Woman #33 coming out this Wednesday. =3 ‎ Read more!

Longbox - A Solution for Digital Comics?

Well, there's apparently a new system in the works, an iTunes-style system for reading and downloading digital comics coming called Longbox. The panel that goes into discussing it is located here.

It looks pretty ambitious, but some of the devices they're proposing to use this thing for in the future have got me scratching my head. While I'm perfectly happy to read comics on my computer screen, where there's space, why would anyone want to read a comic on their Nintendo DS or an iPhone? Basically that means you can't see the entire page unless you zoom out, in which case you can't read the text.

Furthermore I have to roll my eyes when they call iTunes better than winamp, since I find iTunes to be a piece of crap that I refuse to install on my computer and much prefer the simple interface of winamp.

Also I still have to sigh that they're this worried about piracy when the piracy's still going to happen. Just buy the license for the CDisplay comic reader that everyone's using already and distribute comics for it - the CBR and CBZ format is already out there and people aren't going to necessarily stop using it, though I like the idea that Longbox could have creator commentary on comics.

We'll see how this goes, though it should be noted that only two companies seem to have signed on for this thing right now. We'll know it's bigger when we see DC and Marvel on the table. ‎ Read more!

Tuesday, June 16, 2009

Odds and Ends

Some more various odds and ends for people!

First and foremost:

Let's Play Star Trek Voyager: Elite Force
I'm premiering a new series since I've always wanted to try my hands at a Let's Play, so let's see what people think of it!


In this mission, we wonder why Apple hasn't sued Star Trek over the iMod.

EDITED TO ADD:


Sooo, Episode 2 is going up tonight on That Guy With the Glasses as well, so here's a bonus for people who come back - episode 2! Witness the most arduous and intense mission for Ensign Munroe yet - PUSHING A BUTTON!

Lightbringer Returns!
Lightbringer, that webcomic that I was poorly drawing for two and a half years, will be resuming tomorrow! So now's the perfect opportunity to see my initial poor writing and drawing, my improved writing and slightly-improved art, before we head into two guest pages and new artist Chad Rocco!

Different theme song?
Well, I've gotten more than a few complaints from people saying that they prefer the cleaned up version of the theme song that new theme song composer Vincent E.L. has on his website. Now, I'd like to think I listen to my fans and their opinions, so I'm willing to use the other version if that's what the majority of you want.

As for why I'm using the current version, more or less I like the grainier quality since it sounds more like an old west gunslinger ballad than the other version, but like I said, I can understand why others would prefer the cleaned-up one. So, what do you all think? ‎ Read more!

Monday, June 15, 2009

Secret Defenders #10


You'd think a comic about an alien cyborg woman trying to nuke Saturn's moon while a cosmic surfer, an armored war machine, and a man wielding norse weaponry try to stop her would be far less dull than this is.



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Friday, June 12, 2009

Theme Song Contest Winner!

Congratulations to the winner and thanks to all who entered!

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Monday, June 8, 2009

Secret Defenders #9


Who says there aren't any overweight superheroes?

Another text review turned to video!



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Tuesday, June 2, 2009

Updates!

Schedule

Well, let's get the stuff out of the way that you want to know. Here's the schedule for upcoming episodes for the next several weeks:

6/8 – Secret Defenders #9
6/15 – Secret Defenders #10
6/22 – Superman vs. the Terminator #1
6/29 – Countdown Prologue
7/6 – Countdown Part 1
7/13 – Countdown Part 2
7/20 – Top 15 Worst Moments of Countdown
7/27 – Xena #1

Revolution of the Mask Update
And that update is... THAT IT'S COMING! When? When it's done. XD Like I've said, I have the first half of the next issue all ready, but Leo of course has other commitments and a personal life that take precedence. As such, all I can guarantee is that it will indeed be coming soon.

Lightbringer Update
Better news on the webcomic front. The good Chad Rocco has completed the last page needed for updates to resume on Lightbringer. Now all I need to do is letter the things and updates will resume! Also I want to wait for Project Overcross to finish so readers won't be confused by an update on wednesday and then on thursday. XD

MY FANS KICK ASS!
I just want to give a big shout-out to all the fans who have been sending me donations lately. I really appreciate how you dump this garbage on me instead of dealing with it yourself.

Oh, but I kid, just thanks so much, people! My fans kick ass and take names!

Theme Song Contest
Delayed indefinitely.

KIDDING! The contest is running smoothly and a winner will be announced on June 11th in a special video. Thanks so much to all the talented, awesome people who have entered so far!

Continue the awesomeness, peeps!

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EXTRA!
OH! I almost forgot! Enjoy my commentary for the Warrior #1 review. ^_~ Please forgive the crappy mic.

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Monday, June 1, 2009

The Marriage of Hercules and Xena #1


Here comes the bride, all dressed in- red leather?



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Saturday, May 30, 2009

Podcast Interview 6: It's like Podcast 5, only it's a 6!

In addition to the podcast I did with DumpsterTech, I was also fortunate enough to once again be featured on Made of Fail, the Nerd podcast wherein we discuss geekdom, Star Trek (since I'm sure everyone is soooo not sick of me talking about it), and other happy topics.

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Cool World



MarzGurl and Linkara review the horror that is Cool World.


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Friday, May 29, 2009

Podcast Interview 5: The Revenge of Podcast

Hey, all! Expect yet another podcast interview after this one, but in the meantime, I make another trip to DumpsterTech to converse with them about Piracy (and Star Trek)!

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Monday, May 25, 2009

New Guardians #2


Sex-crazed international clich├ęs vs. the awesomest villain ever!

Another text review turned to video!


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Sunday, May 24, 2009

VLOG 5-24-09: Retcon THIS!








Box_In_The_Box's original post can be found here.
Scanned strip from the Comics Curmudgeon.

This isn't to say I'm not giving up on seeing it retconned back in the main universe, but hey, a victory's a victory. Thanks again to all who let me know about this! ‎ Read more!

Thursday, May 21, 2009

WARRIOR #1


It's a Crisis of Infinite Insanos! Hypertime is collapsing, and only the allied Linkaras of the multiverse can battle the Anti-Comic that is WARRIOR!

SKRONK!



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