Tuesday, January 31, 2006

Comedy Comic Panel #1

More updates this week, I want to get back into the two articles a week habit.

Tuesday, January 24, 2006

Marvel Solicits for April, and Spidey's new costume.

So, in case you're the one person who hasn't seen it yet, here's Spider-Mans new costume:

So, what do you all think? I've got to confess my opinion of utter apathy. It's hard to really hate something unless you've loved it first and with the treatment of Spider-man lately (sorry, The Spider) nothing Marvel does suprises me. I very much doubt a year from now anyone will even care that he had a new costume in the past.
Still, disparaging comments are always more than welcome, let me know your views.

ULTIMATE SPIDER-MAN #93 - Woo-hoo, Ultimate Deadpool. Hard to belive the Ultimate Marvel Universe got around to this team up before the regular MU. The pairing of these two could make for some comedy genius, it's been worth the wait to have Bendis pen it.

SPIDER-GIRL #97 - Cancelled at #100. The book made it to 100 issues, that's more than most recent Marvel books ever amount to without cancellation or renumbering. Its a shame to see it go, but I would rather a book gets cancelled while its good then drag on forever, it's what made titles like Preacher so good, it knew when to end (and that is the only time you will see a Preacher / Spider-girl comparison).

ARE #4 (of 5) - I hear very good things about this book, I am waiting until I have all five issues before I read it, after his work on "Hammer of the Gods" and "Thor", Michael Avon Oeming is more than suited to the telling of the Greek God of War's tales. If this character becomes a player in the up-comong Marvel crossovers, expect this book to rocket in price.

MOON KNIGHT #1 - Probably the second biggest book launch Marvel have this month and one of the most requested series on the Internet. So why do I find it hard to care? Probably because I am not a massive fan of "The Finch" or the Moon Knight character. Still, nice Bowen statue on the way.

NEW AVENGERS ANNUAL #1 - With "Illuminatti" last month and the annual this month, Marvel sure know how to capitalise on popularity with an overpriced book. Still, it's Bendis and it's the wedding of Jessica Jones and Luke Cage, so it should be great.

MARVEL ZOMBIES #5 (of 5) - Forget the single issues, go for the Tpb. Lets face it, it's a Kirkman book, you were going to anyway. Something about Kirkman, zombies and tpbs go together. Marvel zombies too. Good, sick fun.

WOLVERINE: ORIGINS #1 - Without a doubt the biggest launch of the month. Forget the fact that its a superfluos second monthly Wolverine title for a second, and look at the creative team of Daniel Way and Steve Dillon. From their work together on "Bullseye" and "Supreme Power", we know they are a solid creative team. Heck, I will buy anything drawn by Dillon, and Way seems to realise where Steve's skills lie, with lots of Preacher-esque moments popping up in the previous collaborations. Oh yeah, and Wolverine has got his memories back and must wrong the people that wronged him because he's the best there is yadda yadda...bleh.

X-MEN: APOCALYPSE / DRACULA #3 (of 4) - Because you requested it! the most eagerly anticipated crossover of the millenia. This is why Timely set up shop all those years ago before becoming Marvel, to bring you Apocalypse Vs. Dracula. Fucks sake, this makes Jesus Vs. Predator look poignant.

SPIDER-MAN: THE OTHER HC - I have the first prints, I have the second prints. I hated the story. Yet I will probably buy the HC. Why? Because I am a fucking useless comic whore with nothing better to do than whinge about the comics I can't stop buying. I am everything that's wrong with the industry and everything I profess to hate.

UNCANNY X-MEN OMNIBUS VOL. 1 HC - Oohh, Claremont / Byrne. Reprinting Giant Size X-Men #1 and Uncanny X-men #94-131. Nearly the complete, title defining collection by these two (once) comic greats. If you don't own the originals, get this. it contains some of the most important X-men stories ever told. You will never find a better X-Men run, unless you buy...

ASTONISHING X-MEN VOL. 1 HC - Joss Whedon recreates the X-Men with the best stories since (see above). I'm sure most of you will have this in singles, but it's damn difficult not to buy this too.

X-MEN: THE COMPLETE AGE OF APOCALYPSE EPIC BOOK 3 TPB - The saga continues continuing.

IRON MAN: DEMON IN A BOTTLE TPB - and finally, taking a cue from DC, Marvel seems to be bringing some of there classic stories into full colour reprints, with both this and the "Dark Phoenix" saga available this month. Watch and laugh as Tony Stark sinks further and further into the abyss with this critically acclaimed alchoholism storyline.

Tuesday, January 17, 2006

Eerie Indianopolis

Grant Morrison once stated "We will see superheroes in our lifetime", and it looks like he's right.
These two charcaters, who can be found on the following links are cleaning up the "mean streets" of Indianapolis

They call themselves Dr. DiscorD and Mr. Silent, obviously the press release is from the former and not the latter of the two.

"so tonight is the first night in a new era here in indianapolis. the dawn of the age of superheroes. after realizing the total lack of justice in the world, my friends and i have decided to become superheroes in order to balance this fracturing planet of ours. tonight, with my partner in crime fighting "Mr. Silent", we went around the city helping people and stopping fights,drunk drivers,and a group of young dumb kids hitting an old woman's car."
And that's why they're not known as Doctor Proper-Punctuation and Mr Grammar.

After researching the two, I came across zero column inches in the National Press, in fact, I could find no news about them in the Indianapolis area, leaving me to think that there bid for notoriety has gone pretty much ignored except amoungst the comics industry. Something related to comics gets ignored by the mainstream press? Big surprise there.

On Mr Silents MySpace profile (although they both have their mouths covered?!?), he states himself as being a student in Tae kwon Do, Karate, Kendo, Mudo Kwan and many more, and for his sake I hope he's right. And bullet proof. He goes on to say:
"originally,we just thought it'd be funny to go out as superheroes and "fight crime" as a sort of street theater…but after the first hour and the sheer exhilaration of it all,we completely changed our mind. there are real problems,and no one wants to deal with them. some one has to do something." (punctuation and grammar not changed for comical effect)

Doctor DiscorD (3D for short) seems to take the whole thing with a pinch of salt, and I think he's trying to get laid and doesn't no any better. At a strapping 6'5" (apparently), he cites his influences as Rorschach, his status as Swinger and also cites that he smokes and drinks. Which for my money, throws him more into the "anti-hero" category. But then again, Mr Silent reads more like a costumed hero than a super-hero, lack of powers and all.
The Doc had this to say:
"Some say i'm just your average schizoid antihero personality type on the verge of a mental breakdown. Some say i'm already crazy...AND YES!!!(thanks for suggesting) "You're mad.."
of course im fucking mad,man!!
Aren't you???
what do we consider "CRIME" you might ask...we dont care about victimless crime like drug use or people buying prostitutes. the kind of CRIME we're talking about is the kind that makes little old ladies afraid to leave their houses.
the kind of CRIME that makes single mothers afraid to walk to their cars at night."
He then goes on to encourage others to don masks and go out at night to fight crime.

This is why I don't have a MySpace page.
And this is why I never take Grant Morrison too seriously.

They are not the only case of "super-heroes" in recent memory. Cases of Batmen and Spider-men were sighted in London over the last few years in various locations protesting for more rights for Fathers in the case of marital seperation, and a great way of making yourself look like a responsible adult is to climb up London bridge dressed as Spidey. It seems America is by no means more vaccinated against costumed idiots than we are.

Maybe these new superheroes are actually trying to cast themselves in this: "Who Wants To Be a Superhero?, a six-episode, hour-long reality competition to find a real-life superhero who will be captured in a comic book by Stan Lee." Sounds amazing.

At least we keep the wrestling indoors, if we were to walk down the street at night dressed as "wrestlers" I'm sure we'd take a kick in or two.

April releases.

What's going on with the world? I ask you?

So the DC and Image solicitations for the month of April have gone up, other than titles which I get each and every month (Invincible, Supes, Bats etc...) Image have a lot more to interest me than DC. That's not right. Here is a list of things that caught my eye.


This issue was partially written by Jeph Loebs son, Sam, before his untimely death last year, with assists from some of the biggest names in the comic book industry. Its also the last issue of Jephs run, as next issue is taken over by Mark Verheiden (Superman, Smallville). The story revolves around Superboy and Robin during Infinite Crisis, which is awesome as they are two of the first DC characters I started reading all those years ago.

CHECKMATE #1 - To be fair, if this wasn't set in the DCU I would be quite looking forward to it, as I'm sure anyone who ahs read Queen and Country would know, this is the type of book Rucka can write in his sleep and it still be better than most comics. However, a DCU S.H.I.E.L.D. does nothing for me, I will cheak out the first issue.

CRISIS AFTERMATH: THE BATTLE FOR BLUDHAVEN #1-2 - Where did this come from? I hadn't even heard rumblings about this. Sticking "Crisis Aftermath" as a title prefix translatyes to "shit book, how can we increase sales. i will check it out, but I don't expect much from it. 6 issue mini.

ION #1 - The third GL related monthly title. Is it needed? Kyle Raynor is easily my favourite GL, but redesigning his costume and sending him off into space (again) doesn't endear me to this new storyline. Oh, and he might go evil and stuff. Sounds dubious.

SEVEN SOLDIERS #1 - Last issue?!? It seems like only two minutes since issue #0 shipped. Time to start reading the Tpbs methinkgs. I find Morrison hit and miss, but I have only heard good things about this.


FRANK CHO WOMEN: SELECTED DRAWINGS AND ILLUSTRATIONS HC - Yes! it may only be black and white, but any Frank Cho artwork is worth checking out, I recommend "Liberty Meadows" to one and all. Buy it for your girlfriend, read it together, drool over Brandy by yourself.

JESUS vs. VAMPIRES ONE-SHOT - Oh my god! Fanastic. If you remember the crossover hysteria from about five years ago (Superman / Terminator, Batman / Aliens, Aliens / Predator / Witchblade / Darkness etc...) you might find this concept as funny as I do. I was always looking forward to jesus Vs. tarzan myself, but this will do. Hopefully, this book won't take itself too seriously and will be the first of a long line.

Brian Wood presents. Finally. Originally scheduled for publication under the Ait / Planetlar banner last year. Another coup for Image. Recommended to fans of Channel Zero or Demo. Duh!

HELLSPAWN: THE ASHLEY WOOD COLLECTION TP - Or more importantly, Brian Michael Bendis writes the first half of the Ashley Wood collection. Ash Wood has a huge following these days on books like PopBot which have caught the eye of the artsy-fartsy Andy Warhol scene, but back in the day he used to draw Ghost Rider 2099 - go figure. In a reverse move, Bendis went from image to Marvel, reputadely when Todd didn't pay him for some Sam and Twitch and Hellspawn issues. This book completes my Bendis collection, 'cause I am a sad shit.

But it looks like Vertigo rool the roost this month, 6 top tier titles titilate my taste buds.


I talked about issue #1 last month. After reading a preview, I am quite looking forward to this. If you havn't read the excellent "It's a Bird" do so, its fucking amazing and also written by Steven T Seagle. Art by Demos Becky Cloonan, see how it all connects together?

DMZ #6 - Written by Demo's Brian Wood, I know I whore for his work but there you go. Confession time, I havn't read any of DMZ yet as I am waiting for the first 6, if its half as good as his recent "Local" series it'll be excellent. also, have I mentioned Channel Zero yet today?

FABLES #48 - The best monthly comic you don't read. And I know you don't read it monthly as we only sell 1 copy a month - to me. It goes very well in Tpb though. Much lamented so I will move along.

HELLBLAZER #219 - The conclusion of the first arc by new writer Denise Mina, can't wait to sit down and read all four issues. Issue #216 shipping Thursday, marks the begining of her run. No more Mike Carey! Woo-hoo.

TESTAMENT #5 - With art from MamTors Liam Sharp, check out Event Horizon and all things MamTor at www.mamtor.com.

Y: THE LAST MAN #44 - The saga of Yorick continues, another Vertigo book that sells better as Tpb than singles. Volume 7 of the tpb ships this month too, which will probably interest most more than #44.

last, but not least, the monthly offerings from


EX MACHINE SPECIAL - Written by the excellent Brian K Vaughan whom you whould all know about my now from Runaways, y the Last Man and bsaically, me going on and on about his work. Any of you with a more than fleeting interest in American politics or "The West Wing" will do well to check this book out.

THE AMERICAN WAY #3 - I just read the preview of issue #1, imagine a dick and fart joke without toilet humour. Empty and soulless. Exopected so much more from the writer of "Authority - Human on the Inside".

This is more like it, imagine a dick and fart joke stood on top of a massive great dildo owned by a tourette suffering spacker! Puts a whole new meaning behind the term Silent Scope. Mr. Ennis returns to the Kev character to poke more politically incorrect fun at the expense of well, everyone really.

Marvel solicits will be released before the end of the week, I'm off to do the shop orders for March, I guess I got a little ahead of myself talking about April.

Friday, January 13, 2006

Driving in Switzerland

This is absolutely true, a guy said this to mean so I looked it up on the Switzerland DVLA equivalent website.

"The practical [driving] test can be taken only three times. If you fail it three times, you are required to consult a psychologist who will decide if you are mentally fit to drive and who can offer you a fourth and final attempt... But you would have to demonstrate a real inaptitude for driving to get to that point."

I mention this because in about an hours time, I have my third driving test, thankfully in the UK.

UPDATE: 15:15. I passed, fuck me!

Monday, January 02, 2006

Target: 2005 - A look back at the year that was.

2006 has started with a bang for me, I finally have the Internet at home, wireless too so I can bring you comic news and pondering's from the bathroom if I so choose (I promise I won't). But before we go flying into 2006, I would like to take a look back at the year that was.

2005 was a fairly good year for me, for a start it was the year I started this blog (and in many ways it seems that I started this way earlier than that), my girlfriend moved in, my wrestling promotion opened its doors to the public with a fair degree of success, my Transformers collection grew larger, a new kitten joined my household, I started learning to drive, I met lot's of interesting people and started working on a few interesting projects. The main item on my agenda for the year was to get something published, and although that wasn't achieved, this website has been an excellent method of keeping myself in the writing mindset.
This one isn't just about comics people, so feel free to tune out now or skim through. If you do read it, then comments or recommendations are more than welcome, you might influence my 2006 list.


I don't think I have read a single book that was printed in this year, but in a year where the best selling books were "The Da Vinci Code" and "Suduko", I don't think I was missing out much. While I don't read loads of books (20 a year at most), the ones I did read this year were fantastic. Neverwhere, Fahrenheit 451, Hells Angels, The Old Man and the Sea were all highlights, but my three favourites were as follows:

Fight Club - I think the thing that impressed me most with this book was that everything they changed for the film made perfect sense, and both the novel and the film can stand up as their own product independent of the other. A fantastic (and easy) read, this novel makes me want to read more Chuck Palahniuk.

American Gods - Neil Gaiman is one of the nicest people on the planet. It's nice to meet someone and not be disappointed. Between my girlfriend and I we have pretty much everything Neil has ever written, and although this novel isn't as instantly accessible as works like Neverwhere, it is definitely better in the long run. Highly recommended along with everything Mr. Gaiman has written.

Brave New World - Easily my favourite novel set in a dystopian future. Brave New World is a timeless novel, as relevant an accurate today as it was when it was written (its so good, Iron Maiden wrote a song about it), warning of the dangers of an increasingly consumer driven society where the focus is on productivity and efficiency rather than freethinking individual betterment. A haunting cautionary tale.


Musically, this year was excellent for me as I managed to see a lot of decent bands. Nine Inch Nails (3 times), Mortiis, Megadeth, Maiden, Marilyn Manson and Fozzy. However, I found new music releases this year to be somewhat limited, finding the new Fear Factory and Queen Adreena albums somewhat lacking as well as the entire "metal" industry. I think its safe to say that with every year that passes I find the metal scene less and less interesting.

Nine Inch Nails: With Teeth - Easily the best album of the year for me, and one of about 3 albums I actually paid for this year, despite the fact I already had a pre-release pirate copy. "Bite the Hand that Feeds" is one of my favourite tracks of all time

Megadeth: The System has Failed - A powerful reminder why Megadeth are the best thrash metal band of all time, this album came two years after Doctors told Dave Mustaine that he would never play guitar again due to extensive ligament damage.

MP3s - I love downloading. Its easy and its cheap. No more filler tracks on an album. Custom playlists. Of course this was around before 2005, but I couldn't think of a third best album so this is my 3rd favourite thing about music this year.


As most of you know, I tend not to watch Television. However, I am a complete DVD whore, and I am not short of friends recommending me quality products. Batman Animated, Samurai Jack and South Park have all been welcomed on Region 1 import, Family Guy series 4 downloads, Star Wars Clone Wars and 24 season 4 have all been great, but they don't make my top three.

Mighty Boosh - One of the most innovative programs I have seen in years. Featuring the slapstick comedy of "The Goodies" with the off beat pacing of "The Adam and Joe" show, with a slice of "Monty Python" on the side. Although that description doesn't do this show justice, it never goes out to please a demographic it does it's own thing and if you like it, then great.

Nathan Barley - Clever show from Chris Morris (Jam, Day Today), showcasing the idiot culture dominating modern day style, trends and fashion. This show isn't for everyone, and yes, most of the characters are dicks. Witness the slow decline of Dan Ashcroft, anointed preacher-man to the fashionably inept and intellectually insipid crowd.

The Sopranos - Yeah, okay, technically not a 2005 release, but I did watch all five seasons this year and I have to say that I think this show overtakes even "Babylon 5" to claim its spot in my mind as greatest written TV show of all time. Do yourself a favour and check this show out.


What a fucking amazing year for movies this was. Finally the last Star Wars film was released (and it sucked balls, making Episode 1 and 2 look great, but at least it bought us the Clone Wars animated). Ong Bak blew everyone away on DVD with its breathtaking stunts and pain-inducing elbows and The Life Aquatic was a poignant reflection on life which put Bill Murray back on the map and Land of the Dead evolved zombies in this Eighties inspired action film. The next few years looks set to raise the bar even higher, with Superman, X-Men 3, Spider-man 3 and Sin City 2 all in production.

Batman Begins - What needs to be said about this film. The two Chris' (Bale and Nolan) reinvent the Batman film franchise for a more mature, less gay audience. A dark gritty comic book adaptation treated seriously, what more could you ask for?

Sin City - A dark gritty comic book adaptation treated seriously, what more could you want? Howsabout Rodriguez and Tarrantino? Two hours of pure joy, which used the comicbook as the story boards for the film. Violent and offensive. Further proof that comic book movies and Hollywood are a great blend, and a reminder that not all comic books have to be superhero based.

Serenity - Forget your preconceptions. From Buffy and Angel creator Joss Whedon comes the follow up to the prematurely cancelled "Firefly" TV series. Sci-fi done on a budget. Sounds like it would suck doesn't it? Arguably the best film of the year, and most people didn't see it due to a poor release date and lack of promotional support. Coming March on DVD.


Another media product which had an excellent year. From the release of a sequential "Sin City" tpb line, the "Complete Rising Stars HC", "Walking Dead" becoming a best selling tpb, the launch of the All-Star line at DC, the Luna Bros. at Marvel, one of the best selling summer crossovers of all time in "House of M" and the launch of Matt Boyces "Life is Humiliation", 2005 was fun year to be reading comics. It's not going to be easy to narrow it down the 3 best things about comics in 2005 but I will try.

Infinite Crisis Crossover - Everything about DC kicked ass in 2005, having already done so much groundwork and building in 2004 with ID Crisis. The continued excellence of execution of storylines set into motion 3 years previously was a joy to watch. Reading DC felt rewarding in a way that comics rarely do, in that the more you put into reading DC books, the more you got out of OMAC Project and Inifnite Crisis, yet both were thoroughly enjoyable for newcomers and novices. The storylines played into each other so well in Superman, Wonder Woman, Titans, Outsiders, Supergirl. No book felt superfluous, even the smallest actions and strings of dialogue were relevant. DC were stunning in 2005, and should continue to be in 2006 and 2007 with the 52 title and One Year later storyline. Make Mine DC.

The Ultimates - My favourite Marvel book, from the creative team of Mark Millar and Bryan Hitch. Sure, it might not ship often, but when it does it delivers more bang for its 3 bucks than any other comic on the market. A subtle blend of post September 11th paranoia, anti-Americanism and a slight poke at the entire 616 Marvel universe, Ultimates keeps you guessing from one issue to the next as the spiritual successor to the Authority.

Tpbs / Graphic Novels - The rise of the Tpb format continued throughout 2005, with several Tpbs outselling the periodical equivalent such as Fables, Y the Last Man, Walking Dead, Invincible and Sea of Red. An outstanding selection should await the reader in all the best comic shops and bookstores, a mixed genre representation of the medium; including manga, indies, franchises, super-hero, crime, horror, comedy and romance in a multitude of formats including; digests, tpbs, graphic novels, Softcovers and Hardcovers. The industry is looking more and more respectable as a media product and as such has lead to rave reviews on TV, newspapers and on the Time 100 Novel list.

Video Games

Despite the usual tirade of EA production line FIFA / Tiger Woods / John Maddens 200X, the video game industry has still been quite good this year, although the grade of quality is levelling out and looking at a decline. The next generation of consoles have already crept into our high streets and only time will tell how the future of video gaming will fare. Will games be fully downloaded? Will Internet access be an inevitable necessity? Will video game stores be a thing of the past? This industry is poised on the verge of evolution, so expect the next few years to be nothing if not interesting.

God of War - Fuck you Prince of Persia 2. THIS is how you do an action adventure puzzle romp. Its sense of scale is on a par with Ico, the bosses are big, bad and old school in their attack patterns. How many video games end with you fighting the Greek God of War Ares?

Metal Gear 3: Snake Eater - The first 15 minutes of this game served to put a lot of people off as they quickly realised this isn't the Metal Gear Solid they know and love. What a lot of people didn't put the effort in to discover was that was this games greatest asset. From a kick ass Bond-esque theme tune to the greatest video game ending ever, this game evolved the franchise past its linear corridors and boxes roots, as you deftly manoeuvre a carefully camouflaged Snake through enemy territory.

Resident Evil 4 - Jim and Andi were right when they recommended me this game (as they oft are with TV, films, video games and books). Resident Evil 4 exposes the other games as the lifeless, third person bland romps they were, as Leon Carver clocks up a healthy kill count in his bid to rescue the Presidents daughter. Zombies!!! Knee shots are the new head shots.


What would the best of 2005 be without me talking about Transformers? Here are the best TF highlights of 2005.

Supreme Starscream - He's huge, a good 17 inches of molded plastic. Starscream with a crown based on his Galaxy Force mold, all he needed to make him perfect was a red velvet cape.

The Binaltech Line - Easily the best line of TF's toys ever produced, the line keeps getting better and better. Some people complain that the line suffers from to many repaints, but most of them make sense (like Sunstreaker and Blue Tracks) and at the end of the day, you don't have to buy them. Prowl and Shockwave stand out as the best this line has to offer.

Galaxy Force Convoy - After the disappointment of Energon Optimus Prime, the Galaxy Force offering more than made up for it. Convoy (or Optimus Prime in the UK / US) looks like he is equipped for a fight with a don't fuck with me look, big guns and an excellent transformation. Awesome, just awesome.


Not everything about 2005 was fun, games and zombies though. 2005 had more than its fair share of deaths, not just to mention George Best finally killed himself. With the fallout from the Tsunamis, the Kyoto karma of the US Hurricanes and the submerging of New Orleans the count was high (but don't worry, here comes Bono with a dove!). Other notable deaths included John Peel, Richard Pryor, Comedian Dave Allen, John Delorean, Frank Gorshin (The Riddler), Rosa Park, Richard Whiteley and Star Treks Jimmy Doohan.

Hunter S Thompson - The innovator of Gonzo journalism, Raoul Duke himself. The writer of the Fear and Loathing series who wrote a scathing analysis of US politics, an expose of the Hells Angels and who took a lot of drugs. The verdict recorded his death as suicide.

Will Eisner - Clean living and healthy, the grandfather of the graphic novel died just a few years short of turning 90. Son of a Jewish settler, Will Eisner threw himself into the sequential art medium and did more for the comic industry than anyone. Always striving towards the perfect body of art, always learning and creating, Eisner never retired working upto his death. This guy didn't win awards, he has awards named after him.

Eddie Geurrero - Just 38 years of age, he died due to an enlarged heart from previous drug abuse. Few people pass through the rubicon like this guy did, but he came out of it a better person. One of the most influential wrestlers of our time thanks to his successful blend of anglo / luchadore styles, he was as good on the mic or filming as he was flying through the air or mat wrestling. He had a fleeting reign as WWE champion, but his biggest success was overcoming his personal demons and remaining clean. He died before his peak, but at the top of his game. Viva La Raza!

Things that should die with 2005, but probably won't.

Not everything about 2005 was peachy, the X-Box 360 line up sucked balls, Ken Kennedy got injured, Kate Moss got too many column inches and Spider-man The Other won't finish.

Wristbands - just die.

The Crazy Frog - please, just die.

Christian in TNA / The Pounce - We don't talk about Christian in TNA, or the Pounce.