Wednesday, November 30, 2022

Comic Book Pick 11/30/22

 The comic book I am most excited to read this week is...
SPIDER-MEN: DOUBLE TROUBLE #1

(W) Mariko Tamaki, Vita Ayala (A) Gurihiru (CA) Romina Jones
They're friends, heroes and... sidekicks? Peter has dragged Miles into Take Your Sidekick to Work Day, and Miles is not amused - they're both Spider-Man, after all! So when Peter makes a mistake that unleashes villainous shenanigans on New York City, it's up to Miles to save the day - and prove who's the true sidekick among the Spider-Men. Vita Ayala joins the fan-favorite team that brought you SPIDER-MAN & VENOM: DOUBLE TROUBLE and THOR & LOKI: DOUBLE TROUBLE for a brand-new adventure!
SRP: $3.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, November 28, 2022

Throwback Jam of the Week: 11/28/22

 Throw on your Brightest Shirt and Continue To Rock as we take you back to the 80s! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!

Artist: D.J. Jazzy Jeff & The Fresh Prince
Song: Jeff Waz On The Beatbox
Album: And In This Corner... (1989)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: N/A
Bonus Fun Fact: This song features a sample from the 1978 song "Sing Sing" by Gaz!

Thursday, November 24, 2022

Happy Thanksgiving 2022!

HAPPY THANKSGIVING EVERYONE! I hope you are having fun watching football, enjoying some time with your family and stuffing yourself silly! Truly this is a year to reflect and be thankful for all of those that we care about around us. Have yourself a great holiday weekend!




From all of us at 20 Years Before 2000, thanks for visiting and HAPPY THANKSGIVING!

Wednesday, November 23, 2022

Comic Book Pick 11/23/22

 The comic book I am most excited to read this week is...
AMAZING SPIDER-MAN #14

(W) Zeb Wells (A) Michael Dowling, Kyle Hotz, Terry Dodson (CA) John Romita Jr.
"DARK WEB" PRELUDE!
We haven't seen Chasm since ASM #894 and the FCBD issue, but that doesn't mean he hasn't been busy.
Join us for this very special issue featuring Spidey's most dangerous new villain as well as the Goblin Queen and a BRAND-NEW villain that you won't believe.
SRP: $4.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, November 21, 2022

Throwback Jam of the Week: 11/21/22

 Throw on your Puffiest Shirt and Go Crazy as we take you back to the 80s! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!

Artist: Prince & The Revolution
Song: Let's Go Crazy
Album: Purple Rain (1984)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: #1
Bonus Fun Fact: This song was Prince's second #1 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 chart and was the opening track to the film Purple Rain!

Wednesday, November 16, 2022

Comic Book Pick 11/16/22

 The comic book I am most excited to read this week is...
SONIC THE HEDGEHOG: TAILS 30TH ANNIVERSARY #1

(W) Ian Flynn (A/CA) Aaron Hammerstrom
Join Ian Flynn, Aaron Hammerstrom, and Reggie Graham in celebrating Classic Tails's 30th Anniversary! A comic all about the cutest, smartest, bravest fox around?! Heck yeah! Best buds Sonic and Tails are off to Flicky Island for a much needed vacation! But the relaxing beaches and beautiful mountains have been replaced by railroad tracks and giant crystals--scaring off the Flickies! Tails will have to put on a brave face to defeat the magical villain: Witchcart!
SRP: $5.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com 

Monday, November 14, 2022

Throwback Jam of the Week: 11/14/22

 Throw on your Hippie Glasses and take every little piece of my soul as we take you back to the 90s! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!

Artist: PM Dawn
Song: I'd Die Without You
Album: The Bliss Album...? (1993)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: #3
Bonus Fun Fact: This song first appeared on the soundtrack to the Eddie Murphy movie "Boomerang" in 1992!

Wednesday, November 9, 2022

Comic Book Pick 11/9/22

  The comic book I am most excited to read this week is...
THE DEATH OF SUPERMAN: 30TH ANNIVERSARY SPECIAL #1

(A) Lee Weeks, Tom Grummett, Clay Mann & Dan Jurgens (W) Louise Simonson, Roger Stern, Jerry Ordway & Dan Jurgens
30 years ago, the unthinkable happened. The Man of Steel died. After sacrificing himself to stop the unstoppable global threat, Doomsday, Metropolis and the rest of the DC Universe mourned the loss of their greatest hero. To mark this monumental moment in comics, DC has reunited the complete creative team behind the original event for four brand-new stories. Led by Dan Jurgens and Brett Breeding, the special kicks off with a new Superman story and villain…DOOMBREAKER! Followed by a series of short stories revisiting some of Superman’s greatest allies and exclusive pinups done by some of comics’ greatest artistic talent including LEE WEEKS, GABRIEL RODRIGUEZ, BILL SIENKIEWICZ, and WALTER SIMONSON.
SRP: $9.99
Synopsis Provided By: DCcomics.com

Monday, November 7, 2022

Throwback Jam of the Week: 11/7/22

 Throw on your Short Circuit t-shirt and prepare to take the stand as we take you back to the 80s! Without further ado, here is the 20 Years Before 2000 THROWBACK JAM OF THE WEEK!
Artist: El DeBarge
Song: Who's Johnny?
Album: El Debarge (1986)
Peak Billboard Hot 100 Position: #3
Bonus Fun Fact: This song was used in the movie Short Circuit (1986) and was El Debarge's only top 10 hit on the Billboard Hot 100 charts after leaving his family's band Debarge in the mid 80's!

Friday, November 4, 2022

Best of Halloween 2022

What a great year this was for Halloween festivities! My kids are getting older, but their love for the holiday is still there. The whole thing started this year when my Mom sent us this pretty sweet inflatable ghost lawn ornament. Never had one of these before, so it was cool to add some spooky decor to the front yard of our house! Thanks Mom!
We made our annual trip to the corn maze and pumpkin patch. This year nobody got lost and we all had a great time by taking a hayride and tromping through the pumpkin patch in search for the biggest, best pumpkins we could find!
Our old friend Linus was there, and he is still waiting for the Great Pumpkin to arrive. I guess he needs to be a little more sincere? Anyway, we found our pumpkins and had a blast carving them on the night before Halloween.
I chose to carve the visage of pure evil himself, Skeletor! My kids carved images of Morticia, King Boo and Eevee into there pumpkins while we watched "Ernest Scared Stupid" and the new Netflix film "The Curse of Bridge Hallow".
The Curse of Bridge Hallow is the story of Stingy Jack and how he is accidentally brought back by a young girl who letshim out of his turnip prison. This causes all of the Halloween decorations in the town to come to life! In all honesty, this movie was pretty fun and a lot better than I thought it would be. The kids enjoyed it, so it will probably become a staple in our Halloween viewing for years to come.
Lucky me! I won a Halloween themed contest on Twitter just by liking a post! The prize pack was very cool and included some packs of Halloween themed Pokemon cards, a big Slimer sticker a Sloth key ring and of course lots of candy treats!
Speaking of sweet treats, my wife picked up these Vampire O's donuts. I don't usually like powdered donuts, but these were really good. The powder wasn't overpowering, and the ring of raspberry filling was tasty! The wife also picked up some zombie themed, chocolate covered donuts, but they all got eaten before I could snap a picture!
In addition to all the sweets, we got some savory offerings from two of the biggest burger chains around. Burger King kicked up their Whopper, by creating the Ghost Pepper Whopper which has to be my favorite new burger of the last few years. If you like a little bit of spice with your beef, definitely give this a try. It is so good! This limited-time burger features a classic flame-grilled beef patty topped with spicy queso, bacon, jalape├▒os, and ghost pepper cheese on a seasonally appropriate orange-and-black sesame seed bun.
Not to be outdone on the Halloween front, McDonald's resurrected their Boo Buckets! I took the kids to McDonald's, and we all got the McBoo Pail, which is totally cool because that was the one, we all wanted. The food was not Halloween themed, but it doesn't get much better than eating your food out of the head of a ghost themed bucket!
My twins went trick or treating as Luke & Leia from Star Wars, so of course I had to be their Dad aka Darth Vader! I went nuts looking for an affordable costume and, in the end, I ended up with this Ben Cooper Darth Vader ensemble. I saw it at Spirit Halloween for $9.97 and immediately snapped it up! 

What a great 2022 Halloween season this turned out to be. I hope you and your family had a fantastically scary time. Can't wait to see what 2023 brings us! HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!!

Wednesday, November 2, 2022

Comic Book Pick 11/2/22

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

(W) Emily Kim (A) Creees Lee (CA) Stanley Lau "Artgerm"
FIERCE FIGHTERS!
The defenders of South Korea take center stage! In their first ever solo series, you'll learn more about TAEGUKGI, a powerhouse with a heart of gold; LADY BRIGHT, a card-wielding sorceress; MR. ENIGMA, a street-brawling demigod; THE GENERAL, a living totem; and GUN-R II, an android with an attitude. They're joined by fan-favorites WHITE FOX and LUNA SNOW to form an unstoppable team. Created by our own unstoppable team, writer EMILY KIM (SILK) and artist CREEES LEE (MARVEL VOICES), this is one epic series you won't want to miss!
SRP: $3.99
Synopsis Provided By: PreviewsWorld.com