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The Avengers movie is AWESOME, you have to go see it right now! Well, it was alright. Actually, I kinda’ didn’t like it. I know that’s strange, I mean, the director has done such impressive work, and it had that REALLY hot girl in it…what was her name? Dang it, it’s on the tip of my tongue. You know, she has the crazy red hair and the skin-tight cat suit. UMA THURMAN, that’s the gal.

I don’t see what all the fuss is about…folks have said that the Hulk steals the show, but he wasn’t even IN this picture. Plus, and let’s be honest, it was cool seeing Sean Connery, but the whole weather dominator thing was a little hokey.

I just felt like I wasn’t seeing the same movie as the critics.

WHAT NOW?

Did you know that the Forbidden Planet has a plethora of other, totally fun and non-Avengers related products that you can purchase and enjoy while you try to fill the empty shell that is the wasted time in your life between rewatchings of the Avenger’s movie?

OF COURSE YOU KNEW. You had to walk in the door just to pick this newsletter up, right (or maybe you’re reading this on our blog, between reviews for many of these fine non-Avengers related products)? You must have seen all the kick-ass stuff littering the display cases, shelves and walls. Did you need Doctor Who TARDIS salt and pepper-shakers? Do you need an officially licensed Hellboy or Buffy Ouiji Board? Do you need recreations of old hot rod plastic model kits?

You need it as much as you need this week’s Wonder Woman comic, or the new issue of Amazing Spider-Man. If only there was a place which had new comics AND fun, geeky chotskis, plus t-shirts, GI Joes and spiffy card games.

UPSTAIRS, and yes, I am aware that, to some of you, it is news there is an upstairs; there are card games, role playing games, dice games and MORE! In fact, the upstairs alone is a role playing game…you pretend that you’re a customer looking for nifty manga, and we pretend that we’re clerks. In reality we’re hard-light holograms, and the entire store is one giant holodeck.

Let’s say you want to purchase a copy of RISK because you want to develop your script treatment for the inevitable RISK feature film that is sure to follow on the wings of the successful Battleship motion picture. Well FIRST you will find it UPSTAIRS, and second, that movie’s going to suck worse than summer school.

The actual place, summer school, not the movie. The movie “Summer School” was pretty cool…and it had the voice of ZIM in it!

THIS WEEK

Adventure Time #4, Dark Horse’s FLCL reprint edition and the afore mentioned Amazing Spider-man #682 and Wonder Woman #9 are all hot books, but only Catwoman #9 features Catwoman hanging out with the Penguin and a bunch of dudes in crappy owl costumes.

PLUS, this week sees the publication of Chris Schweizer’s well executed graphic novel about the Crogan family with Crogan’s Loyalties! If you like BONE or the actual Revolutionary War then this is a must see!

A RETRACTION: The Weekly Planet would like to apologize for the error in Unkiedev’s column of two weeks ago in which we stated that you should buy Mark Millar’s Ultimates Vol. 1, stating it was “good.” It has since been revealed that it was only “OK.”

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More musings from Unkiedev, Earth’s own sidekick, can be read at unkiedev.blogspot.com

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