Jude recaps Spider-Man and Power Pack
Title: Generation X Holiday Special – “Yes, Jubilee, there IS a Santa Claus,” a.k.a. “The Nanny & Orphan-Maker Christmas Kidnapping Extravaganza” Writer: Joseph “Joe” Harris Penciller: Adam Pollina Inkers: Morales, Faber, Leigh, Wong and Wiacek Colorist: Paul Tutrone Letterer: RS/Comicraft/Liz Editor: Frank Pittarese Editor-In-Chief: Bob Harras (Boooooooooo! Boooooo on you sir!) Summary: A mutant boy named Matthew has trouble with bullies, who torment him until he uses his powers to repell them and they call him even more of a freak than before. You may say he’s “special,” but he’d probably disagree. Matthew thinks kidnapping Santa Claus will solve all his problems, but the truth is his real problem is with Orphan-Maker and Nanny, who want to celebrate their Christmas tradition of making a mutant child into an orphan. Luckily, Generation X and Santa put a stop to their plans. Initial Thoughts For the holiday season it’s time to talk about one of my favorite X-Men teams created by one of my least favorite writers of all time. Before Marvel sold the movie rights to the X-Men and ended up ruining everything with “House of M” and “Decimation,” they developed at least one teen X-Men group for each decade. Starting…
It’s spring and to celebrate, Jude recaps Batman #181: Beware of Poison Ivy by Robert Kanigher.
Dove recaps Famous Five #9: Five Fall Into Adventure by Enid Blyton, which is the most racist Blyton to date and, as a bonus, features Julian and Dick’s first TWO forays into kidnapping.
Wing recaps Famous Five #7: Five Go Off to Camp by Enid Blyton and GOES BOOM. A LOT. WE HAVE REACHED INSUFFERABLE JULIAN AND SEXISM FOR ALL.
Jude recaps Alisa of the Silver Hair by Shinji Wada.
Dove recaps The Famous Five #6: Five on Kirrin Island Again by Enid Blyton, wherein everyone hates on Anne, despite her being the best thing in this. Also, there’s a tower, secrets, adventure, and it’s all incredibly boring.
It’s all food porn, flirtatious farm girls, and SECRET ADVENTURES.
Wing recaps Famous Five 4: Five Go to Smuggler’s Top by Enid Blyton and spends far too much time bored considering the book is filled with smugglers, secret passages, and animal attacks.
Dove recaps The Famous Five #3: Five Run Away Together by Enid Blyton, wherein Julian is rather insufferable, but the food – when they get it – is absolutely wizard!
Title: Jake Finds Out Front Blurb: Zoey fooled around behind Jake’s back with Lucas, who used to go out with Claire. Claire’s falling in love with Jake, but she’s got a secret only Lucas knows, and she’s dreading what will happen when… Jake finds out. Back Blurb: They’ve all grown up together on a tiny island. They think they know everything about one another… but they’re only just beginning to find out the truth. Jake finds out, and life on the island will never be the same. First Zoey, his old girlfriend, betrayed him. Now Claire, his new love, has hurt him too. Somebody’s going to pay… Initial Thoughts Things are moving awfully quickly for Claire to be Jake’s new love. Also, that “somebody’s going to pay” line makes it sound like Jake is about to go on a spree killing, which would be a very different kind of story. [Wing: ETA February 2: I have no idea why a version went out in January without any comments. It has been deleted and this is the real version. Sorry for any confusion.] [Dove: Sorry I’m late, I was due to comment on this last night, but instead I was really ill.]…
Dove recaps Enid Blyton’s first book, The Secret Island, in which there is child abuse, manual labour and lashings and lashings of… lettuce.