Who Still Wants To See Who Wants To Be a Millionaire?

Over 15 years ago, ABC’s Who Wants To Be a Millionaire was THE TV event of late summer. It pushed the boundaries of what game shows were (Million dollar top prize! Dark and moody lighting!) and its popularity sparked an explosive end to a humdrum decade in the quizzer genre.

Millionaire went from a worldwide phenomenon helmed by Chris Tarrant, Regis Philbin, and others to… something far from its glorious late-90s, early 2000s heyday. Here in the U.S., it’s limping along with its fourth syndicated weekday host and a third major format tweak (i.e. “back to basics”).

Tim “Loogaroo” Connolly documents his thoughts:

Without question, WWTBAM was one of my all-time favorite shows. It captivated my attention from the word go, and I was among the throngs of people calling the show’s toll-free number every opportunity I got, hoping to get the call that would give me the opportunity at a big win. I even constructed a fansite for the show, doing my best to chronicle the exploits of each contestant before the constant waves of new contestants got to be overwhelming.

Source: Final Answer, Interrupted: The Delayed Demise of Who Wants to Be a Millionaire – The Bloog

Will's West Week Ever - Spice Up Force Friday While Wearing a Magneto Helmet

MAJOR SPOILERS: Superman is Clark Kent! Marvel creatives split asunder!

William B. West posts his thoughts on pop culture. Topics include Marvel Studios, Jay Pharoah, experiencing Star Wars Force Friday at Target & Toys R Us, Lois Lane’s latest act of Superdickery, & the Spice Girls. Continue reading “Will’s West Week Ever – Spice Up Force Friday While Wearing a Magneto Helmet”

REVIEW! Wolf #1 From Image Comics

California is the setting…for what looks to be the apocalypse. To be specific, Los Angeles, California. Where the ordinary meets the extraordinary and the natural order lays way to the supernatural. They couldn’t have picked a better setting for Wolf.

Antoine Wolf, the title’s main character, seems to be the “go to” type of guy for his buddies. However, his life also seems to be haunted in that he, and others, thinks he is immortal. Coupled with the fact that he has the “gift” of seeing the dead, he looks to live a tormented life. Not to mention that his best friend has tentacles on his face and that the book opens with him being on fire in a straitjacket. Between the vampires, werewolves, and clairvoyant individuals, it’s seems to be just another day in L.A. Continue reading “REVIEW! Wolf #1 From Image Comics”

Interview with Trevor Mueller

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With the success of the first volume of Albert the Alien under their belts, Trevor Mueller ( Albert the Alien) and Gabriel Bautista ( Albert the Alien and The Life After) trek into familiar territory to bring about the volume two of everyone’s favorite foreign exchange student. I’m Roshawn Rochester and this is an interview with Albert the Alien creator/writer Trevor Mueller. Continue reading “Interview with Trevor Mueller”

Chauncey Devega's Requiem for a Heavyweight, Dusty Rhodes

Dusty Rhodes was the man who could draw working black and white people to his battles in the squared circle. He influenced Ric Flair and mentored NXT stars such as Sami Zayn and Enzo Amore. Writer Chauncey Devega discusses Dusty’s lasting impact:

Dusty Rhodes was a legend in the ring and a preacher on the microphone. What’s more, he was also a Black icon

Continue reading: The power and the glory of Dusty Rhodes: The “American Dream” who transcended pro wrestling’s racial divide – Salon.com

[PRESS RELEASE] Absalom: Under a False Flag Begins in 2000 AD Prog 1934

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Gordon Rennie and Tiernen Trevallian’s dark-stalking detective returns to 2000 AD. Prog 1934 is the start of “Under A False Flag” goes ashes-to-ashes as Harry Absalom and his team keep the supernatural at bay. Topper image is from “Absalom: Ghosts of London.” Continue reading “[PRESS RELEASE] Absalom: Under a False Flag Begins in 2000 AD Prog 1934”

[PRESS RELEASE] FANBOY COMICS TO PUBLISH PENGUINS VS. POSSUMS #6

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LOS ANGELES, CA – June 1, 2015 – Fanboy Comics (FBC) is excited to PvProclaim that it will publish the sixth issue of the creator-owned series, Penguins vs. Possums, which will be released at San Diego Comic-Con 2015.

Created by Sebastian Kadlecik, John Bring, and Lindsay Calhoon Bring, Issue #6 will see the escalation of the interspecies war as it spills out of the shadows and into the light of day. Filled to the brim with heart-pounding action, crushing losses, and deceitful betrayal, readers will not want to miss this monumental issue as the series nears its thrilling conclusion. Continue reading “[PRESS RELEASE] FANBOY COMICS TO PUBLISH PENGUINS VS. POSSUMS #6”