This was particularly unfair to the young arcade rats who liked these underappreciated games. If it didn't make enough money, that inventive shooter or cool four-player beat-'em-up might be gone the next time your mom dropped you off at the arcade. And you'd never see it again until decades down the road, when MAME brought all sorts of arcade obscurities as close as any computer screen. If you got to play any of these games in the wild, count yourself lucky. More >>
Rather than throw more guesses onto the tire-fire of its impending release, I thought it'd be more fun to take a look back at some of the craziest and most incorrect guesses about what previous Batman flicks would have in store for their audiences. It's gonna be a bumpy ride.More >>
Thanks to relatively cheap back issues and trade paperback collections from Dark Horse -- a company that continues to produce new Star Wars stories to this day -- newbies can seek out these vintage tales while older fans can revisit them to have their nostalgia itch scratched. Having recently done exactly this myself, I thought it might be interesting to see how these comics have held up. To my surprise, they remain (for the most part) as fun to read now as they did over 30 years ago. Today's Daily List examines the five best and five worst Star Wars stories that Marvel ever produced, excluding the film adaptations and the Droids and Ewoks tales from Star Comics. Whether you agree with my picks or not, this trip down memory lane will transport you back to a time when everything was Star Wars... and Star Wars was everything.
Not every comic character can be Batman, of course, but on the whole DC's made some good choices. Here are five of the titles that DC totally got right in the New 52 and you need to get NOW, and five that, well, should be put out to pulp. NOTE: This list is looking at series that the New 52 improved (or made worse) -- not those that stayed the same, like the main Batman titles and Geoff Johns' Green Lantern. I also haven't included any of the books that launched four months ago, like Earth 2, World's Finest, and Dial H; let's give them a little time to grow, eh?More >>
On later visits to SG-1, he was fleshed out and humanized; the unlikeable traits were all still there, but we got to know the person behind them a bit better. Finally, he was made part of the Atlantis expedition, and we learned who he really was -- a brilliant individual with many flaws, but with a capacity for true greatness. He's one of those people whose best self only comes out under extreme pressure. Faced with imminent disaster and death, he is able to focus laser-like on solving seemingly impossible problems, and even displays real heroism. Many of Stargate: Atlantis' best shows are the ones where McKay takes center stage, here are 10 of the insufferable astrophysics genius' greatest moments.More >>
Season Two was not perfect by any means. Though there were many strong moments throughout, event-wise it was more than a little bottom-heavy. That finale, in particular, tried to cram way too much into one hour (seriously, half this list comes from that one episode), and it's starting to seem like even a ten episode season of television isn't quite enough to translate Martin's mammoth story to the screen. The fact that the third book will be spread over two seasons should give us hope that the production team will have enough time to let things breathe properly. But this show is undoubtedly flying high and when it works produces not just a satisfying interpretation of Martin's books but a uniquely compelling drama in its own right. Just like we pointed out the hits of the first season, here are some of the most memorable moments of the second. No joke: this list proved surprisingly hard to winnow down to ten, so if your favorite character got left out please feel free to vent your spleen in the comments. Rest assured Tywin's horse taking a dump in the throne room totally would have been number 11. And obviously, here be huge, throbbing spoilers for all those who haven't caught up yet and worry about such things. More >>
As you are probably already painfully aware, these items are notoriously hard to get. Attendees at the con itself are forced to brave long lines for their limited edition figures, comics, busts and other desirables. Meanwhile, the poor bastards who couldn't make it out to San Diego are forced to try their luck with Mattycollector.com and HasbroToyShop.com for their must-haves before resorting to the secondary market predators seeking fresh victims over on eBay. Yes friends, it's a jungle, even moreso if you aren't properly prepped for what goodies are being made available this year. So once again TR will be providing you with a list of what items you'll need to beg, borrow or steal to get your grubby hands on. Here then are the 20 greatest exclusives at the 2012 San Diego Comic Con.