I know the whole “Thriller” thing has been very played out, but please — please — give Marvel’s What The–?! version a shot. Partially because it includes Gambit’s ridiculous accent taken to its logical conclusion, but mainly because it involves Stan Lee doing the Vincent Price narrator role, and it works out to a level of nirvanic perfection. And also, there’s MODOK, which is never a bad thing. My only wish is that they’d had MODOK do the “Thriller” dance, but maybe they needed to save something for next Halloween.
Robert Bricken is one of the original co-founders of the site formerly known as Topless Robot, and its first editor-in-chief, serving from 2008-12. He brought the site to prominence with “nerd news, humor and self-loathing” as its motto, raising it from total internet obscurity to a readership in the millions, with help from his savage “FAQ” movie reviews and Fan Fiction Fridays. Under his tenure Topless Robot was covered by Gawker, Wired, Defamer, New York magazine, ABC News, and others, and his articles have been praised by Roger Ebert, Avengers actor Clark Gregg, comedian and The Daily Show correspondent John Hodgman, the stars of Mystery Science Theater 3000 and Rifftrax, and others. He is currently the managing editor of io9.com. Despite decades as both an amateur and professional nerd, he continues to be completely unprepared for either the zombie apocalypse or the robot uprising.