AT4W - Captain Electron #1

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  • SpeedyEric  - SECOND! Hey, it's better than being first, right?
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    2 things about Captain Electron came to mind before watching the review:
    A. The name sounds so generic, and
    B. Has DC filed a lawsuit against this comic for the superhero’s certain looking suit and another superhero‘s chest symbol?

    1:13- Yeah, I remember watching that commercial countless times when “Batman Forever” was being released. Hell, I still have my Riddler and Robin drinking glasses (Also, I just got done watching that movie for my Batman movie marathon).

    From the sounds of it, I’m really glad I neither attended ACCSCT nor heard of its existence.

    6:07- That’s what I’ve been doing inside my head after seeing Mr. Computer on this episode’s title card.

    The name Zongor sounds like it should belong to Zordon’s evil distant cousin.

    13:02- If by V-thrust drive, you mean SUPER STEED!!! >=[

    17:22- I know that this thing was made per-9/11, but …WTF?!? …I actually find this equally as nightmarish as Mr. Computer, who looks like a hybrid cross between Arnim Zola and MODOK from Marvel Comics.

    20:37- Huh. Now they’re ripping of the very first Superman cartoon from the 1940s. Smooth move, independent comic publisher.

    Avery Brooks is always awesome.

    This comic is stupid, but I can see the enjoyment people would get out of it. It’s like a movie you would find on MST3K in comic form.
  • catornocat  - mr. computer
    aaaahhh ahhhh ahhhh ahhhh ahhh
    ahhh ahhhh aaaah aaaah aaah ahhhhhh
  • catornocat  - computer history
    7 pages of history really?
  • catornocat  - awkward moments
    it could be worse it could of been the twin towers
  • catornocat  - aaaah
    kitty comodore commericial
  • Greenjackspeaks
    even then they knew cats would invade the internet... they just didn't know we'd give it to them willingly
  • Morgil
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    Boy, I'm glad the school i went to wasn't that sleezy. It did suck, but at least i did still learn something and wasn't overcharged even after graduating.
  • MechaDon1980
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    Did anyone went to jail for all that money stolen on that "institute"?

    By the way, Mr Computer: AAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAH D:
  • BooRat
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    "What would happen if you typed on Mr. Computer's keyboard?"
    You DON'T wanta know! Mr. Computer, "Awwwww skeet skeet!"

    Ok, I want a copy of this comic! The hero in it is like a mixture of the New 52 Superman and classic Captain Marvel. And I actually like the Golden Age style art in it. The only complaint with it I got is every one who isn't Zapp, Zangor(sp?), or Captain Electron looks like a generic clone of the same 2-3 male and female faces. Look at it! That end bit with the scientist looks like some super villain's secret lab where he has a clone army of engineers working on his next doomsday weapon!
    The foreshadowing of real world events in comics gets creepier and creepier each time I see it happen!
    Mr. Computer's design looks like something I'd thrown together in elementary school art class for a mascot! Because only a 3rd grader would put the thought into how does the walking, talking computer man hear without ears! MODOK is less oddly proportioned!
    Am I the only one that hears the song, "Puttin' on the Ritz" when they see Mr. Computer?
    I was expecting Mr. Computer to be the villain because The Vincent Price knockoff villain looks like a kindly old uncle compared to that monstrosity!
    I do think that the hero to this book could be retooled and worked into a decent comic along with the Black Web comic from awhile back! I'm actually shocked that we didn't get an origin for the hero here! I'd love to see how they'd made up a way old old Commodore computer could give somebody Superman level abilities. Maybe some sort of Matrix style world or some BS like that?

    Rule 34:The Musical!? Is that anything like the Aristocrats?

    PS: Top hats are cool! :D
  • ladydiskette
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    Mr. Computer scared me. o.o *hugs her Spongebob plushy tight*


    8:25-8:41: No, no, no Linkara why did you have to do a close-up of his face...why... *shudders* ...I want that thing as far away from me as humanly possible.
  • FishEyenoMiko
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    I swear, some of this artwork looks like it's from the early Wonder Woman comics... and those were from the 30's!

    A character named Zapp, several _other_ MST refs, but no Zap Rowsdower joke?
  • Linkara
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    Didn't because Edward Zapp is actually a real person. XD
  • S636
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    Louis, I watched your Return of At4W Live and you should really read the entire thing of mangaverse. You see, there are more mangaverse comics that link with the spiderman one. There's not only an Avengers comic but a Xmen comic(which in that one Nightcrawler is evil and is killed by Wolverine), only 3 that still keep the same continuity. The story itself is a mess: Iron Man has been missing since a fight with (I think) Dr. Doom for (I think) Thanos' glove. Aparantley, Tony has a sister who calls herself Iron Maiden(pun intended), Bruce Banner does an experiment which results in the Hulk(but he is not the Hulk) who is Godzilla size. They do have other heroes like Antman and Wasp who are not married and Antman summmons ants with a guitar and cannot shrink or grow(I'm not making this up). Later on Banner is found by Namor's wife? sister? who has the hots for him. Iron Maiden is killed while trying to fight Hulk, and Bruce Banner becomes Thor. You heard me right people: BRUCE BANNER, THE ALTER EGO OF THE HULK, BECOMES THE MIGHTY THOR: PRINCE OF ASGARD!!! Then he dies and goes to Vallhala and joins Iron Maiden. There is a sequel where the heroes are trying to bring him back, but I haven't found it and I can only find little parts where most of the heroes try to break in to Hydra and try to grab something. By the way, I love the Dark Knight Returns, and I'm really intrested in Spiderman: Reign. Are you gonna review that? Anyway that's all I gotta say. By the way that is Hulk but just the monster no Banner.
  • octo7
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    Yeah the artwork instantly reminded me of early Wonder Woman too.
  • Bobzeaux
    Damn straight top hats are awesome! ;D

    http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=W1NJvqGOQ5A

    Capt. Electron looks like Age-of-Wonder-verse Superboy. *lol*
  • Warp
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    They misuse lots of computing terms in this comic (which seems quite odd given that it's supposed to be advertisement for a computer science school), but the one that most bothered me was the use of "worm". A "computer worm" does not mean what they explain it means. Perhaps the closest more accurate term would have been "trojan" (but even then, "trojan" in itself doesn't tell what kind of harm it does to the system, nor is it exactly what they meant, but perhaps as a code word it would have worked better than "worm").
  • Thrillho  - Mr. Computer clearly runs Vista.
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    Why does he have those tiny ears? Why is he wearing a bow tie on his crotch? Is he somehow related to Thomas the Tank Engine?

    Come to think of it, I distinctly remember a 90s BBC game show starring a CGI television which looked just like Mr. Computer, and I remember it being just as creepy.
  • TempestSatori
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    The little hellbeast has a keyboard-boner. Someone had to say.
  • TheSparkyChick
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    Linkara!

    I wish that you would go Batman and sherlock holmes!

    or something called essentials month, were you buy an 'essestials' comic book. which is a giant book of about 25 comics!

    but I'm doing that soon. I might need help from you...
  • LikaLaruku
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    I've seen some Superman-inspired characters before, but never before have I seen a character who's creators tried so softly to hide it.

    I think I know what computer Noseybonk uses.

    "Wowzers! That's like...a few megabytes." XD
  • TheXell  - Hmmmm...
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    Wait, why has he Samus's symbol on the chest?
    Or was it the screw attack item?
  • SagaciousDave
    Oh dear! Did Linkara say a naughty word? "Asshole"? Such language! Don't you know that humble Christians are on the internet and might hear you?! For shame, Linkara! For shame! Saying a bad word gives the baby Jesus a seizure and makes him throw more good people into hell for not kissing his ass enough!
  • Linkara
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    ...I swear all the time on the show. I've probably said "asshole" in at least a hundred different episodes. Why are you only just noticing this now?
  • Undertaker91
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    New viewers with a bad sense of sarcasm, what are you gonna do?
  • Aural Aurum
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    You make an unprovoked and inaccurate jab at Christians who might be watching this show, and yet you complain about the person who posted "First!"?
  • Dragon_Nexus
    I think it was a joke.
    In fact I think it was such an obvious joke I'm amazed he got a reaction at all.
  • Semudara
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    It was a joke, but it's still insulting.
  • PopCultureOtaku
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    If there wasn't 80s computer I could have sworn book was made earlier. Even the artwork looks dated for 80s. Superman rip off in look and art style. Over on Linkara's blog someone else mention how dated this artwork was by saying looked it was from golden age. It does and I been reading some of my DC archives lately.
    To the con part I was going to blast what was said but then I remembered that it was a joke of Linkara misconception about con goers.
    Also I don't know if I want to hide after reading the address is in NJ and most takes place in it. Which goes to the way book looks. That didn't look like 80s NJ. Trust me I grew up during that time.
  • Sansker
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    Well at is already being said Mr. Computer looks like the love child of Armin Zola and MODOK from the Marvel Universe but isn’t that bad. I have seen worse. What is the problem with this guy? I mean yes, is bizarre but will not hunt for my soul. For the rest the story is just generic I mean isn’t awful is just lazy and stupid, what else to be expected from a comic to sell… what was it? Computers a school I don’t know and I don’t care. Anyway this video wasn’t that funny, is just a feeling that I have, like there wasn’t many jokes with it. Normally I can’t even stop laughing with these videos and this time I only get some smiles at it. Then again is a video of a comic made for the propose of sealing things so what do I expect? Even so feels… not so funny
  • JCubbs
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    so when the guy is building a new computer and Mr. Computer is there it seems more like some sort of sick child voyeurism than a potential girlfriend to me. Just saying.
  • Kaiju-Z
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    That bit about Atanasoff is true. Though the pronounciation was wrong. Sorry. A nitpick, I know. But seeing as the man was half Bulgarian, and I've studied a bit about him, I know his name is pronounced Ah-tah-nah-sov 8)

    Just a heads up.
  • Havoccerus  - This message was composed on my modem
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    I had to stop the video to type this comment with my modem because.

    1.) I was laughing waaaaaay too hard

    3.) My modem can only handle composing or video watching

    5.) MODEMS DON"T WORK THAT WAY!!!
  • Havoccerus
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    i still have a commodore 64
  • VengefulRonin
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    Wait...so if Zongo had the manpower and tech to create a freaking death ray, why did he need a science teacher to write a basic program?
  • dvd
    hey, Linkara, why dont you do a bad Star Wars comics?
  • ladydiskette
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    There are some bad Star Wars comics?


    I mean, I remember Iron Liz reviewing the Ewok (cartoon series) comic, and I have seen some Star Wars book series. But I never seen a Star Wars comic before, let alone a bad one.
  • Vismutti
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    I've read some. Well, I can't remember any that were atrociously bad (mostly boring and unnecessary) but anyway. There are a ton of SW comics (since the Star Wars canon is so damn wide and includes prose and comics and games and so on... All of which pretend to be consistent with each other) there are bound to be some really awful ones too.

    I don't know if Linkara knows much about the Star Wars Extended Universe, though, so it might be a better idea for a SW fan to review those. Actually, hasn't Last Angry Geek done that? No wait, not sure if he reviewed anything that was actually bad, though.
  • idodo35
    wait in this condor comercial in the end (the christmas one) was santa stealing the cat!?
  • TheSparkyChick
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    also linkara I have a question!

    how do you get ur photos for AT4W?

    u see, I'm getting into comic reviewing and I ned help on getting some x men comics, Mind helping me?

    Kindest regards,

    Sparky!
  • Linkara
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    I use a scanner to scan the pages of a comic. It's really no more complicated than that. XD
  • Frevoli
    Is Mr Computer a MODOK prototype?
  • TempestSatori  - What would MODOK do?
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    Because I like to bring up comic book references in music..... which Monster Magnet does a lot of.

    http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=CJq89i_jpyg
  • pokemega32  - Not a single Digimon reference?
    They claim to be giving all of the important information on computer history, yet they neglect to mention how the Atanasoff-Berry Computer laid the groundwork for the various Digital Words and how ENIAC summoned human children to defend these worlds against ZeedMillenniumon.
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