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Posted by tom on August 5, 2019 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Hey Party People,

Back with a comicbook review. Overall, I’ve had no plans to make a video review, but here we are. You see, ever since JMS’s days on Thor, I’ve become a some what a regular reader of Thor. So I was there when Jason Aaron started his run back in 2012. It was great and I loved it. It was my favorite book at the time. And while not quite that far back, he started to lay seeds about the War of the Realms! I was pumped! But then Jane Foster became Thor. Which I will always say makes no damn sense at all! I have no problem with her being a Thunder God- per say. But ever since they dumped the whole Don Blake story angle, Thor is Thor! It’s his frick’n name! Think of it like this. If someone takes your job at a company, the company doesn’t start calling the new employee by you name- because that would make no sense! So, that is why in the video I always refer to Jane as Lady Thor- because she’s not Thor! Anyway, Lady Thor (as I put it) pushed the War of the Realms story off. And since Aaron turned it into a hit, I had to wait even longer for the War of the Realms. But a year ago, Jane became Jane again (M.D.) and Thor was the thunder god again. So the build up to the War of the Realms was on again. Then it finally hit and I was excited! Especially since I was taking a sabbatical, if you will, of monthly comics. The War of the Realms was actually dragging me back to the comicbook store on a weekly basis. Six issues later, I kinda regret it. It was just a mess of a story with no over all point. I can’t even tell you why Malekith started the whole war. Sh!ts and giggles I suppose. So being so bummed out by this cross-over event, I put my comicbook reviewer hat back on, and had at it. Now you can check out the results- and be sure to tell me if you agree with my breakdown or how you think I’m wrong. Oh and yes, there are a ton of spoilers!

Until next month, cheers!

Posted by tom on July 3, 2019 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Hey Party People,

We’re back with a funny little tid bit from Marvel Corp office. This is something I obviously learned a while ago, and knew I had to make a video of it one day. So here it is, Marvel says, the X-Men are not human. Now on the one hand, this is kinda a puff piece, On the other, it’s a pretty interesting look into our culture and more over, human behavior. And while I certainly don’t hate the X-Men (I love all their movies- (shrug) they’ve all been fun to me), I’ve never been a Marvel zombie for them: “What, you were born with you’re powers? Yeah, great origin story. What, people hate you because you can fly? Yeah, I’ll bet that sucks, huh?” (I’m more an Avengers guy) So any news about Marvel dissing their marquee heroes is pretty d@mn funny to me. Don’t worry, I know this makes me a bad person. Either way, enjoy the video, and perhaps have a good laugh as we wait to see what Marvel Studios does with the X-Men!

Cheers!

Posted by tom on June 14, 2019 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Hey Party people,

Well I tell ya, the combination of a toddler and a new born can really kick your @$$! I’ve barely had time to scratch my own nutz (as they say). But finally, my newest video is up! Hooray, let me tell ya. This time I get to talk about a little cartoon oddity- did I just give it away??? Well stop reading if you want to be surprised by the video. Because today I dig into the fact that Spider-Woman is the only, the only, only superheroine to ever (to this day!) to have her own cartoon show. How messed up is that, huh? Check out the video to learn more about it.

As for more videos, they are still coming! And my schedule just got a bit easier. So the wait until the next one should be as long (please God, please). Because I as I’m sure you hear all us YouTube video makers say, it’s a lot of work- but it’s fun too. One thing I love most, is the talkback. This is why my videos appear on Aintitcool.com and why I write from them, over other ‘superhero type’ websites. It’s just a lot of fun, even poking the trolls.

Anyway, enjoy the video- I got more to make!

Posted by tom on April 23, 2019 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Hey Party People,

Got two things to talk about today.
1) In a change of format, instead of my usual trivia/info dump, Super-Hero Pow is doing a trivia game! Just something to keep the channel interesting. So in this first Puzzle Time, you have to guess which Marvel Artist drew each character. Sound easy enough, until you realize that the artist drew the picture with their eyes closed! Yup, it’s a fun little thing I swiped from my ancient copy of the Marvel Fun Book #2. I thought you’d enjoy it as well.
2) To draw back the curtain a little more, I’ll let you know I’m a father times two now. As I write this the wife and I are trying to manage an infant and a crazy toddler! It’s like burning the candle at both ends, let me tell ya! As you may have guessed, it’s thrown a real monkey wrench in my production flow. This Puzzle Time video was suppose to be uploaded last week, but life happens to the poor and sleep deprived.

But not to worry, content is still coming out! I’m in the middle of editing the next Super-Hero Pow and am researching two others. So don’t give up on me, because I’m not giving up on you… if that makes any sense. One thing I want to see happen is to increase my output to two videos a month. One being my usual Super-hero Pow and then another being a shorter video; ala the Shazam Mash-Up, Puzzle Time I just did. I’m also thinking of doing some old comicbook reviews. In the vein of what I used to for Antitcool.com’s comicbook post, “Raiders of the Lost Box”. I’m also hoping to have a guest host with me from time-to-time. And feel free to let me know what you’d like to see. So I got plans for more fun stuff to come! And, as you can guess, I hoping to crack YouTube’s glass ceiling and finally start getting some ads on these videos. I know you have no interest in watching YouTube ads, but seriously this is how the world works. And believe it or not, but I always try to watch the ads of other YouTubers- because I know how important it is to them! So please be kind and subscribe and watch an ad. And I’ll be kind enough to keep you entertained at the office, or the john- or wherever you like to watch!

Now thanks for your time, and here’s Puzzle Time 1:

Posted by tom on April 3, 2019 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Hey Party People,

Time for another Super-hero Pow! This month I’m kinda responding to an article I saw about DC Comics’ “Heroes in Crisis”. Where they mentioned, based on events in the comic, Harley Quinn is a better fighter than Batman. Now, how a former college gymnast, and currently criminally insane person is more than a match for Batman, is beyond me! But there actually is three normal humans in the DCU who can beat Batman. Not because they are popular characters, but because their character history shows they even more dedicated to the martial arts than Batman himself. Which makes sense, as Batman has dedicated his life to mastering many disciplines, not just the martial arts. So I decided to write about these three characters, who focused solely on mastering the martial arts: Bronze Tiger, Lady Shiva and Richard Dragon! To get the full lowdown check out the video!

Posted by tom on March 4, 2019 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Hey Party People,

I’m back with part two of my look at diversity in superhero comics! As I showed in part 1, superhero comics still suffer from a lack of diversity. In case you missed it, you can check it out here:

http://toonocity.com/tomsblog/?p=328

So now the question is, what can we- or rather publishers do about it. As I lay out in the video, there are lots of different ways to increase diversity, but only one way to make everyone happy. Check it out!

Posted by tom on February 4, 2019 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Hey Party people,

Welcome to another year of Super-hero Pow! I can’t tell you how much I wanted to get this video out before February- but didn’t happen. My goal is to get one video out a month, and I’m behind already. If you’d like to help, encouragement will do it! I’m a fool for anyone telling me how great I am- it happens so rarely (sniff). Subscribing to the YouTube channel helps a lot too. Last year, after Super-Hero Pow’s launch and then YouTube’s rule changes, I wasn’t quite sure what to do. Then a hundred of you subscribed, and well I felt obligated to keep it rolling. So seriously, a simple “atta boy” keeps me from going to bed early.

So this time I tackle the main event of comicbooks these days- diversity! As the exact opposite of diversity myself, I thought do we really need diversity characters anymore? Obviously in the 1940’s, the superhero community was whiter than a news caster’s teeth! But it’s the 21th century now, the Black Panther was the biggest movie, hell a black guy was just President, and the new President dyes himself orange! Clearly white males are the new minority! Or are they??? Check out the video to learn more!

Posted by tom on December 6, 2018 in Uncategorized with No Comments


First a word of warning: This is some serious insider baseball here. That said, every comicbook reader knows DC’s continuity is a complete mess, with too many reboots and non-reboots (whatever that is!). I think, the great comicbook genius, Julius Schwartz, is the only one who can save them now!

Posted by tom on December 6, 2018 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Here’s the latest video, digging deeper into my love of Saturday Morning Cartoons, and the Superfriends! In 1973, when the Superfriends debuted, networks were terrified of superhero shows. Simply put, all action had been outlawed! So how is that a new Superhero actually got made? Well, it didn’t! Learn more here:

Posted by tom on May 7, 2018 in Uncategorized with No Comments


Let’s face it, there’s just not enough Sword and Sorcery cartoons. But we can still reminisce about the really good ones!