Smorgasbord #8:

It Came from the 1980s!

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Shawn and Tom are oddly excited about the prospects of the Jem and the Holograms comic book adaptations, which leads them through a weary road of the yet untapped 1980s nostalgia market. Also, in news, the now customary casting squabbles for movies and TV shows and the (im)probability of seeing Oprah Winfrey in certain roles.

On the review side the big three are covered with the first issues of Spider-Man and the X-Men, Secret Six, and Bitch Planet, as well as the collected edition of the wonderfully odd (or oddly wonderful) Midas Flesh.

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ABOUT THE AUTHOR

Tom Shapira is a carbon-based life from the planet earth. He was formed in the year 1985 AD by two loving parents. He is also an MA student of English Lit. at Tel-Aviv University, Israel, where he feels proud to be the first student to graduate with a BA by writing a paper about the works of Grant Morison. In his native tongue, Tom is a staff writer for Israel's leading comics blog Alilon.net and an occasional participant in the blog's bi-weekly podcast. He spends too much time, money and thought on Comics (especially the works of Grant Morison, Alan Moore, Warren Ellis and Garth Ennis) and his friends and family wish he would stop. He is not going to.

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