Wednesday, August 31, 2022

Comic Book Pick 8/31/22

  The comic book I am most excited to read this week is...
POWER RANGERS UNLIMITED: THE DEATH RANGER #1

(W) Paul Allor (A) Katherine Lobo (CA) Keyla Valerio
THE LEGENDARY OMEGA RANGERS defended the universe from evil thousands of years ago, the six of them  using their elemental powers to protect others from sinister forces. But that all changed when one key member turned on the others, seduced by the death-defying powers of the Rangers' greatest foe. How does this Ranger connect to what's locked in the mysterious Omega Vault in Safehaven so many millennia later, as everything converges in the highly-anticipated CHARGE TO 100?
SRP: $7.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, August 29, 2022

Throwback Jam of the Week: 8/29/22

 Throw on your Orlando Magic Jersey and head to the candy shop as we take you back to the 90s! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!
Artist: 69 Boyz
Song: Tootsee Roll
Album: 199Quad (1994)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: 8
Bonus Fun Facts: This song took 27 weeks to reach it's peak of #8 on the Billboard Hot 100 chart! It did this in January of 1995!!

Wednesday, August 24, 2022

Comic Book Pick 8/24/22

 The comic book I am most excited to read this week is...
DAMAGE CONTROL #1

(W) Adam F. Goldberg, Hans Rodionoff (A) Jay P. Fosgitt, Will Robson (CA) Carlos Pacheco
FROM THE CREATOR OF TV'S THE GOLDBERGS!
Marvel's Unsung Heroes finally get sung! After the mega-powered battles and Hulk-level catastrophes, Damage Control is always there to clean up the mess and get things back to normal. But Damage Control is much more than just a glorified cleanup crew, and this new series will pull back the curtain and reveal the secret inner workings that were previously only available to people with Clearance Level Eight. And we'll witness it all through the eyes of Gus: a fresh-faced, eager newcomer to the company who has no idea how chaotic his life is about to become. ADAM F. GOLDBERG (TV's The Goldbergs) and HANS RODIONOFF team up with WILL ROBSON to take you into the secret labyrinth of Damage Control, where it's totally common to run into familiar faces like Moon Knight! Nightcrawler! She-Hulk! And more! Plus: A second story by DAMAGE CONTROL creator Dwayne McDuffie's McSpouse, Charlotte Fullerton, as the Damage Control crew must clean up after the Infinity Gauntlet!
SRP: $4.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, August 22, 2022

Throwback Jam of the Week: 8/22/22

 Throw on your shades and vibe over to Philly as we take you back to the 90s! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!

Artist: Boyz II Men feat. Treach, Craig Mack, Busta Rhymes & Method Man
Song: Vibin' (Remix)
Album: The Remix Collection (1995)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: N/A
Bonus Fun Facts: Allegedly, this album was released by Motown against Boyz II Men's wishes and eventually led the group to leave their record label!

Wednesday, August 17, 2022

Comic Book Pick 8/17/22

 The comic book I am most excited to read this week is...
THE LAST SHADOWHAWK #1

(W) Philip Tan, Brian Haberlin (CA) Federico Blee (A/CA) Philip Tan, Daniel Henriques
In the not-too-distant future, the world will be just as it is today...only worse. Evil has permeated the very fabric of society, from the halls of government to the darkened alleyways. Will the heroes who once defended the downtrodden fail them now? Will a new generation rise, inspired by the last of the old? Who will be THE LAST SHADOWHAWK?
SRP: $3.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, August 15, 2022

Throwback Jam of the Week: 8/15/22

  Throw on your cut-off t-shirt and get some food as we take you back to the 80s! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!

Artist: Musical Youth
Song: Pass The Dutchie
Album: The Youth Of Today (1982)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: 10
Bonus Fun Facts: This song covers parts of the song "Pass The Kouchie" by Mighty Diamonds. That song references marijuana culture whereas the lyrics for this song have been changed to "Pass The Dutchie" which allegedly is in reference to a Dutch Oven or food!

Wednesday, August 10, 2022

Comic Book Pick 8/10/22

 The comic book I am most excited to read this week is...
PREDATOR #1

(W) Ed Brisson (A) Kev Walker (CA) Leinil Francis Yu
In the near future, a young girl sees her family slaughtered by the deadliest and most feared hunter in the universe: a PREDATOR. Years later, though her ship is barely holding together and food is running short, Theta won't stop stalking the spaceways until the Yautja monster who killed her family is dead...or she is. Ed Brisson (IRON FIST, GHOST RIDER) and Kev Walker (DR. STRANGE, DOCTOR APHRA) forge a violent, heartbreaking and unforgettable new chapter in the PREDATOR saga not to be missed!
SRP: $4.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, August 8, 2022

Throwback Jam of the Week: 8/8/22

 Throw on your Kangol and head around the way as we take you back to the 90s! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!

Artist: LL Cool J
Song: Around The Way Girl
Album: Mama Said Knock You Out (1990)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: 9
Bonus Fun Facts: This song was LL Cool J's 1st top 10 single and features a sample from the song "All Night Long" by the Mary Jane Girls!

Friday, August 5, 2022

Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles: Motion Picture Soundtrack

The year was 1990 and "Turtlemania" was in full swing. The Ninja Turtles had a crazy successful action figure line from Playmates, the Ninja Turtles animated cartoon was must see TV and the comics by Mirage and Archie were fire! The next major hurdle for the boys in green to conquer was the big screen! I remember finding out about this mind blowing movie while reading the BK Kids Club magazine that was given out at Burger King in the 90's. We got our "1st Degree Ninja Badges" in our meals and poured over the single photo featuring one of the Ninja Turtles in all his live action glory!
When the Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles movie dropped on audiences in March of 1990, my Dad took me and my brother to see this cinematic masterpiece and we loved every second of it. That year and many years after we were fully immersed in the Ninja Turtle marketing machine. We played the video games, ate the cereal, slept under the warmth of the bedsheets and of course rocked out to the official motion picture soundtrack!
We never did call that 900 number in the ad above, but we did own the soundtrack on cassette tape. I still have my original copy and the exclusive sticker that was included inside the packaging still holds a special spot in my old sticker album right next to some other radical renderings of the Turtle Boys.
I never did own the CD version of the TMNT soundtrack when I was a kid, but a few years ago I remedied that situation and bought a brand new copy off ebay for around $5 and yes, it came with another copy of the exclusive sticker! 
Since you're all here, we might as well take a peak inside the CD booklet and see what's within it's pages. Here we go!


I loved when CDs or cassettes would include the lyrics to songs. It was a great way to sing along and learn the words for yourself. I can still see myself and my brother sitting in what we dubbed as our "Nintendo Room" playing Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles II: The Arcade Game on our Nintendo Entertainment system as we listened to the Ninja Turtles soundtrack on our Walkman cassette players. We would swap the NES controller back and forth. While one of us was playing, the other was jamming out to tunes by M.C. Hammer, Hi-Tek 3 and Partners In Kryme while reading the soundtrack insert. Those were fantastic times spent with my brother and that is one of the main reasons why I love this soundtrack so much. It is filled with personal nostalgia and it also features some bangin' 90's jams! 
Do you have any memories of owning or listening to the TMNT movie soundtrack? Do you have a favorite song on the album? Let us know in the comments below and as always...Thanks For Reading!

Wednesday, August 3, 2022

Comic Book Pick 8/3/22

 The comic book I am most excited to read this week is...
EDGE OF SPIDER-VERSE #1

(W) Dan Slott, Various (A) Mark Bagley, Various (CA) Josemaria Casanovas
THE END OF THE SPIDER-VERSE IS COMING!
edge ('ej) noun - 1. outermost limit of an object - 2. the sharp side of a blade
The leading edge of the Spider-Verse brought you Spider-Gwen and Peni Parker. This final edge will introduce you to some of the most important characters in the future of the Spider-Verse...but it will also slice the final strand of the web. IN THIS ISSUE: SPIDER-MAN NOIR! ARANA'S NEW STATUS QUO! SPIDER-REX AND MORE!
SRP: $3.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, August 1, 2022

Throwback Jam of the Week: 8/1/22

 Throw on your oversized plaid shirt and get your hair braided as we take you back to the 90s! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!

Artist: Coolio
Song: Fantastic Voyage
Album: It Takes A Thief (1994)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: 3
Bonus Fun Facts: This song samples the song "Fantastic Voyage" by Lakeside and the music video was directed by F. Gary Gray!