The DC Comics Universe relaunches today – here’s a mock ad to explain its significance

As of today, the entire DC Comics universe relaunches. How important is that, beyond all their comics getting renumbered? Let this nice man explain it to you in amusing detail.

I will be getting Wonder Woman #1, don’t worry.

Wonder Woman #1


Review: Doctor Who – 6×8 – Let’s Kill Hitler

Let's Kill Hitler

In the UK: Saturday 27th August, 7.10pm, BBC1/BBC1 HD. Available on the iPlayer
In the US: Saturday 27th August, 9pm/8c ET/PT, BBC America

Can’t quite muster up the enthusiasm for a full review, so this is largely a placeholder so you can add your own thoughts and comments, as well as links to your own reviews.

On the whole, though, I liked it. It was all over the place and full of colossal amounts of Rusty-grade hand-waving. I’m not sure having River Song end up dedicating her life (twice, making this the third time) to a man was a positive role model thing. And I’m not sure where they’re going with Rory – he doesn’t work as an action hero and the constant spodness with which they offset any steps forward in growing a spine is getting to the “Ha, ha, look at the special kid” level of mocking.

But it was funny, had pathos and explained all manner of plot points. Matt Smith was excellent, the pre-credit sequence was fantastic, as were the constant anti-Scottish jokes. The numb-skulls were an odd idea but I’m sure they worked for kids. Tears were jerked, expectations exceeded, etc, etc, and it was all good enough that we could ignore the fact most of it was talking in a room and Hitler wasn’t actually in it much.

But what did you think?

Wednesday’s “many guests” news

British TV

  • Chris Noth, Derek Jacobi and Neve Campbell joining Titanic: Blood & Steel
  • Absolutely Fabulous back for three specials [subscription required]


Sitting Tennant

Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant (week 31, 2011)

Sister Chastity's Sitting Tennant

Well, after a long holiday, Sitting Tennant has returned. Hope you didn’t feel too deprived, but now chairs around the country are feeling rested and recharged, ready for Mr David to sit on them, so I’m sure it was all worth it.

First of the new Tennants comes from Sister Chastity. I imagine our David has been looking at the weather forecast, judging by his glumness. But what do you think captioneers?

  1. Hebbie: 220
  2. Sister Chastity: 185
  3. Erin C: 95
  4. Rullsenberg: 55
  5. Janice: 20
  6. esgaril: 10
  7. theriverlady, Toby: 5

Back in the wide, wide world of words, despite the bleak alternative universe painted by SK’s fearsome intellect, it’s Ms Rullsenberg’s smut that wins through to get the top 10 points. Well done to her and thanks to everyone else for contributing – with Marie off in New York (what a good time to pick to film a movie, huh?), we could see some excitement at the top of the leaderboard this time next week. What do you think?

Thinking caps on and away you go!

  1. Marie: 175
  2. Rullsenberg: 170
  3. SK: 120
  4. Toby: 100
  5. Electric Dragon: 95
  6. Jane Henry: 50
  7. Lisa G: 45
  8. theriverlady: 35
  9. Virpi: 25
  10. Hebbie: 20
  11. Joe B: 15
  12. whoficwriter, Jeri: 10
  13. kallan, Janice: 5

Got a picture of David Tennant sitting, lying down or in some indeterminate state in between? Then leave a link to it below or email me and if it’s judged suitable and doesn’t obviously infringe copyright, it will appear in the Sitting Tennant gallery. Don’t forget to include your name in the filename so I don’t get mixed up about who sent it to me.

The best pic in the stash each week will appear on Tuesday and get ten points; the runners up will appear on Friday (one per person who sends one in) and get five points.

You can also enter the witty and amusing captions league table by commenting on Tuesday’s Sitting Tennant photo, the best caption getting 10 points, everyone who contributes getting five points.