About 35 years ago, administrators invited William F. Buckley to speak at the Vassar commencement. Unsurprisingly, unhappy students asked that his invitation be rescinded, which it was. Considerable embarrassment and ill will ensued, still much in the air when I matriculated the following autumn. » 9/15/14 4:18pm Yesterday 4:18pm

Sure. The classic version is Frank Miller's The Dark Knight Returns. Batman knows Superman is coming for him, so he sets a trap. Wears armor that is powered by the city's electrical grid, brings kryptonite, places bombs that are set off by x-rays, etc. Beats the hell out of Superman, then fakes a heart attack so… » 9/10/14 7:06am Wednesday 7:06am

I hear ya on all of these (except #9, which doesn't look finished ….) But I do have a couple of reservations, basically stemming from the idea that the Flash, unlike [Green] Arrow or young Bruce Wayne, is actually a science fiction hero. » 9/09/14 11:01am 9/09/14 11:01am

The Rock would have been a good Captain Marvel; he'll be a great Black Adam. And for people who are concerned that the role won't exploit his comedic chops, not to worry — villain parts are almost always the better opportunity for character acting.

For Captain Marvel (yeah, that's right, I did it on purpose the first… » 9/03/14 12:01pm 9/03/14 12:01pm

Actually, this is only tangentially related to that. It's a private language school, an ESL version of Berlitz. It has nothing to do with public education, school boards, Common Core or any of that.

On the other hand — and here's your tangent — had the dope who runs it attended a public school that was halfway… » 7/31/14 11:35am 7/31/14 11:35am