Fanholes Episode # 69: Tron's Pal, Frodo Baggins- [link]
This episode, the Fanholes discuss the cartoon Tron: Uprising and Marvel's current Venom comic series.
Fanholes Episode # 70: Only Implied Boinking- [link]
This episode, the Fanholes discuss the DC Nation animated shorts and the Young Justice cartoon tie-in comic.
And of course, for Iron Man tie-in goodness...
Fanholes Episode # 71: Demon in a Box of Zingers- [link]
It's the all-Iron Man episode! Listen as the Fanholes reveal their favorite Iron Man armors, villains, and storylines!
Fanholes Sidestory # 18: Don't Taze Me To!- [link]
I review/analyze Kieron Gillen's first arc on the new Marvel NOW! Iron Man title.
Oh yeah. Saw Iron Man 3 the other night. Loved it. Some people are going to whine about the Mandarin. They are silly people. I'm an Iron Man FAN, I've read nearly every Mandarin appearance there has been, and let me tell you...this movie's interpretation of the Mandarin is no less valid than the DOZENS of different takes on the Mandarin in the comics. The Mandarin is one of those characters that has been around for a long time, and thus is considered "venerable". In reality, he doesn't actually have a lot of defining characteristics that nail his character down. Magneto, Doctor Doom, the Green Goblin...these are guys who have elements to their characters that usually are maintained no matter how they are adapted. The Mandarin...has rings. That's about it. His characterization, motivation, and basic belief system changes with virtually every new writer who uses him.
So I don't wanna hear anything about Iron Man 3's Mandarin being a "slap in the face" or whatever to the "classic" Mandarin. The "classic" Mandarin was a Chinese Commie Wizard. If you can find a way to convincingly adapt that for a modern day audience, I'd love to hear it.
But as for the rest of it, I thought it was a great movie, much more solid than the second one, and a great cap to the trilogy. Also, a better third movie than Dark Knight Rises. Yeah, I said it. Fight me, Batman fanboys.
That's it for now. Now to patiently twiddle my thumbs and wait for Star Trek and Superman.