The Clone Wars

What can I say...

Anakin's new Padawan learner is an annoying know-it-all with an attitude.

Even though all the characters look like the actor who portrayed them in the first three episodes, the producers didn't get all the same actors to do the voices, so there's a bit of a disjoint there.

Also, Jabba the Hutt's uncle looks like a girl.

Other than that it was a good movie advancing the whole Star Wars story.

En gard and may the force be with you

Gizmodo ran a Photoshop contest asking for Ways to Ruin the Olympics Using Technology.

This was the cool, second place winner submitted by Jim Festante.


Superman: Birthright

Another take on the Superman story, Superman: Birthright includes some aspects from Lois and Clark and from Smallville.

One difference is that rather than the "S" insignia representing the house of El, it represents Krypton as a whole being the flag of Krypton.

This change delves into our own (Earth's) tribal differences (Navajo, Scottish kilts, etc.) and rather than Superman wearing the S to represent his family he is using it to represent an entire people and really portrays him as "The Last Son of Krypton."

Superman: Birthright, originally a twelve-issue, limited-series comic book published by DC Comics in 2003 and 2004, was written by Mark Waid and drawn by Leinil Francis Yu. (Source: Wikipedia.)

However, I think that this is best experienced in the collected version in hardcover or softcover.

Like a DVD set, a collected set in a graphic novel usually includes extras, such as author or artist commentary and extra concept art.

And this doesn't disappoint with a collection of all the cover art as well as the original plot outlines by Mark Waid that discuss his thoughts on the Superman mythology in all its various forms as well as his take as represented in Birthright.

If you're a Superman fan, this is a great book to add to your collection.