If you liked Laser Time’s recent comic discussion on the shittiest Spider-man stories and dumbass Watchmen prequels, this star-studded, inebriated retelling of the fall of Krypton’s favorite son is an absolute must-watch!
Like those Drunk History videos on Funny or Die? Here’s a much more articulate version featuring a poignant and hilarious take on the Death of Superman storyline from the early 90’s. The surprisingly coherent dude narrating over a bottle of Johnny Walker is none other than Max Landis, writer of the recently released Chronicle and son of famed director John Landis (played in Simon Pegg in the video!)
While I’m not entirely sure you can attribute killing off/rebooting superheroes to DC in this case (that’d been going on for years) it can certainly be said it popularized, legitimized, the temporary murdering/inevitable resurrection of major characters as drastic spectacle and needless publicity stunts. Somewhat responsible for the Spidey-ridiculousness Brett and Hank bitched about in this week’s episode, even? Either way, this video kept me riveted for all of its 16 minute runtime, and that’s no small feat on the internet these days… Watch it just to see Elijah Wood playing the cutest Kal-El variant you ever did see!
The Spider-Man Vault: A Museum-in-a-Book with Rare Collectibles Spun from Marvel’s Web
OH! And this here’s the “Spider-man Museum” book that was recommended on the show this week. 50% off what you’ll find it for this in most stores!