You know it’s coming – at some point, Hollywood will reboot Back to the Future and give us all new zany adventures that feature a white protagonist inspiring black characters. In the original, Marty inspired a guy sweeping the floor to become the mayor of his town and then went on to chicken-or-the-egg Chuck Berry’s “Johnny B. Goode.”
ASIDE: This is probably why I prefer Back to the Future Part II rather than the original; the sequel features no Oedipus style incest nor does it try to take credit for the invention of rock and roll or the civil rights movement away from African Americans and bestow it upon a white teenager.*
Anyway, when they do finally get around to remaking Back to the Future, it’s going to take place in the 1970s and go a little something like this:
In my ongoing effort to bring geeky information to those of you who don’t give a crap…
DC recently dropped zero issues for several of their books. Not all of them, mind you, but several. This baffles me.
In case you were unaware, about last year at this time, DC relaunched several of it’s titles, including stuff that had been running for seventy years, like Action Comics starring Superman. I took this as an opportunity to stop reading DC books with the exception of Justice League because how hard could it be to write a book starring Batman, Superman and Wonder Woman? (Not to mention Green Lantern, the Flash and [yawn] Cyborg.)
As it turns out, it was pretty hard. What followed was the most boring, plodding, ill conceived bunch of crap I’ve ever read. Seriously, no one has ever written a super hero comic storyline do dull.
Anyway, I told you all of that nonsense so that I could clearly and accurately express how FUCKING BIZARRE I find it that DC Comics is issuing zero issues now. Are they rebooting their universe annually now? I know reboots are all the rage, but give me a break.
If this makes sense to anyone, feel free to explain it to me.