Recent Dorkiness

The Book of Batman

November 14, 2011 // 0 Comments

As long-time visitors to the Dork Forty know, we love us some Batman. This has mostly manifested in our manic attempts to analyze the Grant Morrison run, but still. Batman kicks ass. Has any other character survived (and thrived!) through so many wildly different interpretations over the years? He’s freaking unbreakable! And, if you embiggen that last picture… perhaps even divine. [...]

Spinal Tap and Me

November 12, 2011 // 3 Comments

So I hope everyone spent yesterday living life one louder in honor of Nigel Tufnel Day. That’s 11-11-11 for the uninitiated, the most extreme date reference you could make to Nigel and his infamous amps that “go to eleven,” from the 1984 comedy classic This is Spinal Tap. A “mockumentary” that skewered the arena rock scene, the film also spawned a soundtrack album that, in spite of [...]

Strange Little Men and Skeleton Girls

November 8, 2011 // 2 Comments

And now I suppose it’s time to get down to bidness. I’ve got two funnybooks here I wanted to talk about, both from the recent DC Comics reboot. One of them I really liked, the other… not so much. But I’ve tried to analyze them both a bit for you, which is where my real interest as a critic lies. If you’re not a funnybook dork, my comics commentary may be a bit hard [...]

Nerd Farming 101

November 6, 2011 // 0 Comments

Hello, and welcome welcome welcome to the Dork Forty! Thanks for traveling so far out into the hinterlands of the interwebs to join me. I’ve been doing my thing for a couple of years now over on Blogger, but I thought it might be a good idea, since I’m breaking new ground, to start fresh with a new statement of purpose. So long-time readers (all two of you) can probably skip this [...]