The great thing about the AGENTS OF SHIELD comic book is that, in theory, the comics aren't bound by the same rights issues affecting the TV show. So Spider-Man and the X-Men can't appear on the TV show, but they're fair game in the comic books. The same way Marvel can still publish Spider-Man and X-Men comics, even… » 1/29/15 3:44pm Thursday 3:44pm

Seriously? They changed Victor Von Doom's name to something more "realistic"?

Okay, that's just wrong.

I don't read comics (or watch comic book shows) for realism. I want flying dogs with capes, telepathic gorillas, power rings, and people who can stretch like silly putty. "Dulmacher" doesn't bother me at all. » 1/26/15 4:09pm Monday 4:09pm

Ditto. I've never quite understood GOONIES nostalgia, but I was well out of college by the time it came out. I remember seeing in the theater at the time, and finding it cute enough, but I've never been motivated to see it again. STAND BY ME, on the other hand, holds up well to this day. » 1/22/15 8:50am 1/22/15 8:50am

To complicate matters, let's not forget that it's possible for the original literary version of a character to be in public domain, but not aspects of the later movie versions: Universal's tradmarked "Frankenstein" makeup, Dorothy Gale's "ruby" slippers from the MGM movie, etc. » 1/21/15 11:05am 1/21/15 11:05am

I was shocked to discover a while ago that the guy who runs the produce section at a local supermarket had never heard of GMOs and had no idea the term meant. Now, no matter where you stand on the various issues regarding GMOs, it was disheartening to discover that a guy whose job revolves around selling fruit and… » 1/18/15 3:39pm 1/18/15 3:39pm