Linkara: (seated on his Futon) Hello, and welcome to Atop the Fourth Wall, where bad comics burn. (sighs heavily) Well, folks, we've reached a new low: an epic fail that I doubt even Shawn Foust could report on adequately. I am referring, of course, to the six-part event comic (holds up comic of review) "Amazons Attack".
(Cut to a clip of Wonder Woman on Justice League, the animated series)
Wonder Woman: (looking shocked and depressed) Hera, help us.
Linkara: I'm gonna be breaking one of my own rules here. The thing is, one of the big problems with this comic is continuity. It disregards the vast majority of continuity built up around the Amazons and their culture, and as a result–
(Suddenly, the Continuity Alarm goes off, infuriating Linkara who holds up his magic gun)
Linkara: (aiming his gun at alarm) SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUT UP, SHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUPSHUTUP–
(Cut to a cover reading "Anger-Induced Insanity - Please Stand By", which shows a crazed Fry from Futurama surrounded by Bender and other robots, while pleasant music plays in the background; cut back to Linkara, with the alarm off now)
Linkara: (sighs) So, anyway, because continuity plays such a big part in this, I decided that before we get to the comic itself, I need to talk about Wonder Woman, the Amazons, and the events leading up to "Amazons Attack".
(Cut to a shot of a piece of artwork of Wonder Woman)
Linkara (v/o): She's the most recognizable superheroine throughout the world: Wonder Woman. Now, in popular culture, when people think Wonder Woman, they think this...
(Cut to a clip of the old Wonder Woman TV show, where Diana Prince (Lynda Carter) spins around in a circle, transforming into Wonder Woman; cut to a promo shot of Carter as Wonder Woman)
Linkara (v/o): ...which is all right, but that was a '70s TV show that didn't exactly reflect the nuances of the character. Then again, Wonder Woman's character is something...
(Cut to a shot of a comic version of Wonder Woman)
Linkara (v/o): ...a lot of writers and popular culture don't seem to quite know about. Sure, Superman and Batman, you think of them and the mythology around them, and you've got it down.
Linkara: (dramatically posing) Superman: you will believe that a man can fly! Batman! (as Batman) I'm Batman, and I can breathe in space. (dramatically) Wonder Woman! Uh... Oh! (wraps his arms around himself) Tie me up with your lasso! (droops his head, groaning)
(Cut to a shot of a comic art piece of Wonder Woman holding a sword and shield and wearing a white cape)
Linkara (v/o): Yeah, popular consciousness is not kind to Wonder Woman, though it's easy to see how the ideas about her came about.
(Cut to a shot of Wonder Woman's original creator, Dr. William Moulton Marston)
Linkara (v/o): In the 1940s, a psychologist named William Moulton Marston created Wonder Woman. And yes, I'm fully aware of his lifestyle choices; he was in a poly-amorous relationship with two women, so you don't have to inform me about them. In any case, he did note one problem at the time: girls lacked a strong role model they could latch on to.
Linkara: And I don't mean (mocking feminine voice) "let's all be good little homemakers and good little wives" role models, I mean women who punched in Nazis and kicked people's asses if they were jerks.
(Cut to a shot of a classic Wonder Woman comic cover)
Linkara (v/o): And so, he created Wonder Woman. However, he also knew that he needed to get boys on board for the character to survive. So he hit upon the age-old excuse of "sex sells"...
(Cut to a montage of other Wonder Woman comics showing Wonder Woman in some form of bondage)
Linkara (v/o): ...and put out Wonder Woman in bondage. And I mean, a lot of covers of her in bondage.
Linkara: You know, for kids!
(A message appears above him: "Sorry again, Critic.")
Linkara (v/o): And while there was still lots of bondage in the books themselves – Marston had this philosophical idea of loving submission that I don't really quite understand, so I'm not gonna try to talk about it – what they'd also get was a philosophy lesson about not treating women as inferiors. So, what about this character? Well, it does us no good to look at the Golden Age origins, since there have been some changes to that in the last few decades. So let's skip ahead to 1986. Following DC's miniseries "Crisis on Infinite Earths", the DC Universe had the chance to give some of their characters a fresh start with no continuity, and they did so with Wonder Woman. Drawing once more on Greek mythology like Marston had done, it was shown that a group of Greek goddesses realized that someday, people were going to stop worshiping them. So they should create a new race of humans who could always spread their ideals and beliefs. They decided to take the souls of women who died tragically, particularly at the hands of ignorant or hateful men, and gave them new life, thus creating the Amazons, meant to be better than the rest of humanity, who are selfish dicks.
Linkara: Better culture. Yeah, I'm already endearing myself to the (makes "finger quotes") "better culture" already, I can see that.
Linkara (v/o): Jokes aside and long story short – too late – the Amazons make a serious mistake, and as punishment, Athena, goddess of wisdom, sends them to the island of Themyscira to live forever and guard an unspeakable evil.
Linkara: (dramatically) What evil is this? It's... (a dramatic sting is heard as he holds up his index finger) UNSPEAKABLE! (beat) Yeah, I have no clue; I really should actually read the stories.
Linkara (v/o): As symbols of their former lives, they're also given (?) braces to wear.
Linkara: (holding up his arms like Wonder Woman) You know, the bracelets.
Linkara (v/o): So, everything's all hunky-dory for them for a while, but then Hippolyta, the Queen of the Amazons, decides that she wants a daughter. As such, she fashions a baby girl out of clay and prays to the gods to grant her life. Thus, Diana, AKA the future Wonder Woman, is born.
Linkara: There you have it, folks! No metal plates in their heads, no lame football uniforms and once-in-a-lifetime mixtures chemicals, or magic coins with no backstory. (points to camera) Wonder Woman was made by the freaking gods!
Linkara (v/o): In fact, the gods impart gifts to the baby girl, based on their own abilities. Demeter gives her the strength of the Earth itself, Hermes imbues speed and flight, Aphrodite grants beauty and a loving heart, Athena bestows wisdom, Artemis the eye of the hunter and unity with animals!
Linkara: (holding up fist) Yeah! There's your freakin' "heart" right there, Captain Planet!
Linkara (v/o): Hestia gives her "sisterhood with fire--that it may open men's hearts to her!"
Linkara: Ohhh, so the way to a man's heart is with fire! (nods, then becomes confused) Wait, what?
(A cover for another Wonder Woman comic is shown)
Linkara (v/o): Well, okay, it's an overly-dramatic way of saying it, but this is really the precursor to Wonder Woman's real iconography.
(Cut to a shot of another Wonder Woman comic, showing the title "Wonder Woman: Spirit of Truth")
Linkara (v/o): Batman is justice, Superman is hope, but Wonder Woman? Wonder Woman is the Spirit of Truth! More on that later. So, there you have it, folks: wisdom, strategy, strength, flight...
(Cut to a later Wonder Woman comic where Diana is unable to pump gas from a car with a credit card)
Linkara (v/o): ...and the inability to use credit cards or pump gas.
Linkara: (burying his face in his hands with a groan) We'll get to that in a minute.
Linkara (v/o): So Diana grows up on the island, but then, the Oracle prophesizes the likely possibility of Ares, god of war, using his power to consume the world in endless conflict. So the gods bestow a mission upon the Amazons: to send their best champion to Man's world to spread a message of peace, and combat evil where it may hide. Once again, long story short, Diana becomes the one to go out in the modern world. The gods grant her another gift: an indestructible lasso that channels truth itself. This could mean revealing a person's true nature, and freeing people from mind control, to letting them see their own soul or even the truth of a mad plan they wish to enact upon the world. At one point, Wonder Woman even died, but was reborn as the goddess of truth.
Linkara: And there you have it, folks: your core concept of the character boiled down to a single statement: Wonder Woman is the Spirit of Truth! (beat) WHY DO SO MANY WRITERS NOT GET THIS?!?!
Linkara (v/o): So, yeah, for the next several years, lots of stuff happens. Wonder Woman holds down several jobs, including working at a taco joint – seriously, she works at a taco joint for a while. She goes into space and topples a galactic empire. But most interesting of all is when Themyscira rejoins the rest of the world.
Linkara: (gasps and covers his mouth in phony shock) A society of warrior women who don't need men while promoting feminism and peace? HIDE THE PLAYBOYS AND MAN THE GUNS, QUICK!!
Linkara (v/o): Yeah, yeah, I joke about this, but seriously, diplomatic relations open up between Themyscira and the rest of the world. Diplomats, philosophers, writing, art, and etc., are all exchanged, discussed, and a fun time is had by all. And who better to serve as an ambassador to the United States than Wonder Woman herself? Hell, Themyscira even drops the monarchy. They upgrade themselves technologically so they have a mixture of magic, modern science, and just innovative thinking from a culture that's existed for thousands of years unimpeded. And during this, Diana even writes a book on philosophy, and it becomes a bestseller.
Linkara: She's been in the world for ten years, she's loved by the world, and she loves the world right back. So, in grand comic book tradition, let's find out how we can screw it all up! Enter Geoff Johns.
(Cut to a montage of DC comic artwork by Johns)
Linkara (v/o): Now, an admission here: I love Geoff Johns' work. He was fantastic with the Justice Society, he has original ideas and concepts that I would never have even begun to dream of, and he got me interested in comics outside of the Titans. But the man cannot write "Wonder Woman" to save his life!
Linkara: I don't get what his problem is with her, but he really doesn't understand the character. Every time he writes her, she is espousing nonsense and promotes this idea that (mockingly) Wonder Woman is some perfect individual who thinks she's perfect and needs to get brought down to us ordinary folks. And it's bullcrap!
Linkara (v/o): Diana never claimed to be better than anyone. She was kind, goodhearted, and she did everything in her power to try to make other people's lives better. (sighs) So anyway, the story in question...
(Cut to a shot of the cover for "Infinite Crisis", a sequel to "Crisis on Infinite Earths")
Linkara (v/o): In 2005, Geoff Johns wrote a sequel series to "Crisis on Infinite Earths" called "Infinite Crisis". In the buildup to it, Superman became ineffectual, although I blame that more on Chuck Austen writing it more than anything, though; Batman became a paranoid lunatic, who set up a satellite array to monitor the superheroes of the world; and in order to save Superman's life, Wonder Woman murdered a hero-turned-villain named Maxwell Lord. That image of her killing him was transmitted to the world, and suddenly, everyone was afraid of Wonder Woman and the Amazons. You know how in Marvel, people will turn on their heroes at the drop of a hat? Well, that's what happened here with Diana. To once again make a long story short, the Amazons had to flee from the world, and Wonder Woman would "never be able to be with them again". She went on some bullcrap "find yourself" mission and came out of it deciding to adopt a secret identity. And how did she become a closer part of the world? What profession would she hold that would make her closer to the poor, ordinary human beings that apparently she didn't connect with? A secret agent in a tight, white jumpsuit!
Linkara: (burying his face in his hands) Of course! It makes perfect sense!
Linkara (v/o): So, yeah, DC started off the book, and it made some waves. However, to make matters worse, they made the writer of the book Alan Heinberg, who is a good writer, BUT IT TAKES HIM FOREVER TO WRITE ANYTHING!
(Cut to a shot of a cover for the comic "The Finale of: Who is Wonder Woman?")
Linkara (v/o): And so, the opening storyline for the book, a mere FIVE ISSUES, took over a YEAR to finally be completed! And even then, the storyline wasn't completed in the main book! So, out with Heinberg...
(Cut to yet another cover of yet another Wonder Woman comic: "Wonder Woman: Love and Murder", by Jodi Picoult)
Linkara (v/o): ...and in with famed author Jodi Picoult. She really didn't get Wonder Woman...
(Cut to a panel of the comic, with Linkara describing it in detail)
Linkara (v/o): ...showing her as someone who had just stepped off the boat to America. Wonder Woman couldn't pump gas, didn't know how to use a credit card, and basically was a complete moron.
Linkara: (throwing up his arms in anguish) SHE WROTE A FREAKING BOOK!! SHE WAS AN AMBASSADOR, FOR CRYING OUT LOUD!!
Linkara (v/o): So, here we are. (sighs) The Amazons are gone, Wonder Woman has been set up as a complete dingbat in her own book, and DC wants to have ANOTHER summer crossover event book with tie-ins, despite the fact that "Infinite Crisis" was barely over a year old.
Linkara: (dramatically holding up "Amazons Attack") And thus, "Amazons Attack" was born. (lightning flashes and thunder crashes)
(Cut to a shot of a comic art piece of Wonder Woman by Gail Simone)
Linkara (v/o): The one good that has come out of this malarkey is that Gail Simone is now writing Wonder Woman. I highly recommend this book as it is now. People want me to recommend a good book? This one! Hunt down any book written by Gail Simone – in particular, her Wonder Woman stuff. Her first storyline is collected and called "Wonder Woman: The Circle".
(Cut to shots of various versions of the cover of the comic)
Linkara (v/o): Get it now! It has gorilla knights in it and Wonder Woman fighting Nazis!
Linkara: Seeing as March is Women's History Month in the United States, I hope this history lesson into the greatest superheroine ever has been helpful, and that the review of the comic itself has helped meet your expectations. And since I'm taking on a whole miniseries of mini-intelligence, I have no choice but to train myself in preparation. Time for a training montage, people!
(A training montage begins, set to the theme from Rocky. It begins with Linkara running out the front door in a sweater and running down the driveway onto the street, where he runs down the street. Next, he is back inside as he is punching a punchbag while wearing boxing gloves. Then he is seen running down the street again. Then, he is seated on the couch, holding up various comics, one at a time)
Linkara: (holding up one comic) (?), stop making up the same character over and over again! (holding up a second comic) Apple Computer lawsuit in five, four, three... (holding up a third comic) (?) Five?! I can think of over five hundred reasons this comic blows!
(Cut to Linkara running down the road again, this time with the camera following from behind him. As he runs past the driveway, he stops to catch his breath before running again. He is then seen again punching the bag, but it rebounds and hits him, knocking him down. Then Linkara is seen running again, the camera again following behind)
Linkara: Crap, it's cold!
(Cut to Linkara sitting on the couch again)
Linkara: (holding up a comic) This comic sucks! (holding up another comic) This comic sucks! (holding up a third comic) This comic sucks! (holding up a fourth comic) This comic sucks! (holding up several comics in each hand) All these comics suck!!
(Then Linkara is aiming his magic gun at the punchbag, but he struggles with shooting it for some reason. Finally, cut to Linkara's door, as he runs up to it, running in place several times on the steps as he does so. Standing on the topmost doorstep in front of the door, he holds up his arms in triumph. Suddenly, he starts to fall forward, but catches himself in time. Now cut to Linkara standing in the living room, looking visibly winded and panting for breath)
Linkara: Okay... Clearly... my unique physique as a... comic book nerd... does not... lend itself well to... Rocky Balboa training montages. (holds up index fingers) But the good thing about being a geek, though... you get creative. Let's go. (holds up index and middle fingers) Take two.
(Linkara puts his magic gun in one pocket and a dagger in the other. Then, with a grim look, he holds up a lightsaber. On his left hand, he attaches a (fake) chainsaw, and extends the dagger a few inches. In his right hand, he puts on a Freddy Krueger-like glove with claws on it)
Linkara: All right, "Amazons Attack". I'm all opened up, and I'm ready for you. Come on, give me your best shot! What can you do, huh? I got all this...
(Cut to a clip of Raiders of the Lost Ark: Indiana Jones, confronted with a master swordsman, simply takes out his gun and shoots him dead. Linkara is stunned. As "Whatcha Say" plays in the background, Linkara very slowly falls to the ground, as though dead, but then he suddenly gets back up again)
Linkara: What, you really think I'm gonna do a "Dear Sister" parody? For crying out loud, I do comic books, not lame Saturday Night Live sketches.
(Linkara falls down again, then cut to him sitting on the couch)
Linkara: Oh, and a very special thank you to Dumpster Tech for the improved lighting.
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||Miller Time: All-Star Batman and Robin 9 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 2 · Trouble 1 · Comic Book Quickies 4 · PSA Hell: Energy and Safety with the Justice League · Youngblood 7 · ROMTROSPECTIVE: ROM Spaceknight 1-40 · ROMTROSPECTIVE: ROM Spaceknight 41-75 · The Star Wars 1 · Batman: Jazz 3 · Mr. T and the T-Force 3 · Big Bang Presents 3: Protoplasman! · Crimson 1 · Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (RPG Game) · Titans: Scissors, Paper, Stone · PSA Hell: Batman: Shadow of the Bat 57 · Comic Book Quickies 5 · Avengers Assemble Featuring Captain Citrus 1 · Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation: Assimilation Squared · My Cage · The Punisher 60 · The Punisher 61 & 62 · Steam Wars · Ultimate Power 1-2 · Homestuck, Act 1 · Atomic Robo, Vol. 3 · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Superman · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Batman · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Wonder Woman · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating The Flash · Zyuranger Episodes 17-22 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: The Computer Trap · Trouble 2 · Pokémon Reburst, Chapter 1 · Green Lantern 23.1 · Team Youngblood 1 · US-1 5 · The Star Wars 2 · Power Man and Iron Fist 79 · Nightmares on Elm Street 1-2 · Nightmares on Elm Street 3-4 · Nightmares on Elm Street 5-6 · Spider-Man: Virtual Mortality · More Fun Comics 73 · Daredevil 1 · Action Comics 252 · Tales of Suspense 52 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 1 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 2 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 3 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 4 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 5 · Deadpool Bi-Annual 1 · Cho Dengeki Stryker · Zombies Christmas Carol 1-3 · Zombies Christmas Carol 4-5 · Another 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W
||NFL SuperPro Special Edition 1 · Popeye: Borned to the Sea 1 · OnStar Batman Auto Show Special Edition 1 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 3 · The Star Wars 3 · Youngblood 8 · All-Star Batman and Robin 10 · Pokémon Adventures Ch. 1-2 · Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Episodes 1-5 · Blue-Skying, Part 1: Blue Beetle Dan Garrett · Blue-Skying, Part 2: Blue Beetle Ted Kord · Blue-Skying, Part 3: Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes · Blue-Skying, Part 4: Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes New 52 · Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone · Blackest Night 1-8 · Dart 1 · Batman: Shadow of the Bat 58 · The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky · Ultimate Power 3 · Star Trek: The Next Generation 3 · Comic Book Quickies 6 · 400th Episode · 400th Episode: Part 2 · Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man · Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day 1 · Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day 2 · Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day 3 · 15 Things Wrong With Marvel's Civil War · Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1 · The Minister of Chance · US-1 6 · Star Trek: Voyager 1 · Unsounded, Chapter 1 · Biggles and the Menace from Space · Batman and Robin: The Official Comic Adaptation · Superman and the TRS-80 Computer Whiz Kids: Victory by Computer · Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War · My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 27-28 · Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Ch. 1 · Pryde of the X-Men · A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid 1 · A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid 2 · A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid 3 · Spider-Man: Cyberwar · The Real Ghostbusters in Ghostbusters II 1-3 · Strange Tales 110 · More Fun Comics 73: Aquaman · Tales of Suspense 57 · All-Star Comics 3 · My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 2015 Holiday Special · Ghostbusters: Past, Present, and Future · Elvira's House of Mystery Special 1 · Another 15 Screw-Ups of AT4W
||Digimon: Digital Monsters 1 · Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl 1-6 · Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 · Trouble 3 · The Star Wars 4 · Spectacular Spider-Man Episode 1x10 - "Persona" · Youngblood 9 · The A-Team 2 · The Batman/Superman Movie: World's Finest · See You Next Mirror: Exiles Retrospective, Part 1 · See You Next Mirror: Exiles Retrospective, Part 2 · Reagan's Raiders 1 · Fist of the North Star, Ch. 1 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 4 · Iron Man: The Animated Series - The Wedding of Iron Man · Athena 3 · Batman: The Dark Knight 1-3 · The New Teen Titans Anti-Drug Giveaway 2 · Crisis on Infinite Earths · Secret Wars (1984) · The Infinity Gauntlet · Flashpoint · Babylon 5 1 · The Star Wars 5 · All-New Ghost Rider, Volume 2 · Robocop vs. the Terminator 2 · Superman vs. the Terminator 2 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: News By Computer Foils Kidnappers · Ultimate Power 4 · Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 1 · Batman: Odyssey 1 · Asterix: The Legionary · Comic Book Quickies 7 · JoJo's Bizarre Adventures Episodes 1-4 (2012-2013 series) · Thunderbirds Are Go · Batman: The Official Movie Adaptation · Ultimate Iron Man Vol. 1 1-2 · My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 11-12 · Stormwatch 0 · A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Beginning 1-2 · A Nightmare on Elm Street: Fearbook · New Line Cinema's Tales of Horror 1 · The Sensational Spider-Man 0 · Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash · Marvel Comics 1 · Brave and the Bold 28 · Kamen Rider Fourze Episodes 1-4 · Clive Barker's Hellraiser Dark Holiday Special · Sensation Comics 14: The Story of Fir Balsam · Steam Wars Holiday Special · Christmas with the Superheroes 2
||My Top 15 Favorite Episodes of AT4W · Legion of Superheroes: The Great Darkness Saga · James Bond, Jr. 1 · JLA/Avengers · Homestuck, Act 2 · Isaac Asimov's I-Bots 1 · Thunderstrike 1 · Youngblood 10 · Badrock 1A · Event Comics Month II: Infinite Crisis · Event Comics Month II: Infinity War · Event Comics Month II: World War Hulk · Event Comics Month II: Final Crisis · Power Rangers Turbo vs. Beetleborgs Metallix 1 · Diesel 1 · Teen Titans: "Betrayal" and "Aftershock, Parts 1 and 2" · The Punisher: Purgatory · Comic Book Quickies 8 · 500th Episode · Dark Knight III: The Master Race 1-2 · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Green Lantern · The New Guardians 3 · US-1 7 · Nova Girls: Space 34-24-34 · Batman: Odyssey 2 · Star Wars 3-D 2 · Pokémon - The Electric Tale of Pikachu 3 · PSA Hell: Captain America Meets the Asthma Monster · Superman and Spider-Man · Amazing Cow Heroes 4: Cold Cuts · Ravage 2099 2 · Adventures of the Kool-Aid Man 2 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: Safeguarding the Environment · Mr. T and the T-Force 4 · Star Trek 2 (DC) · Star Trek (2009): The Official Motion Picture Adaptation · Star Trek: The Next Generation 4 · Star Trek 1 (Gold Key) · Silent Hill: Hunger · The Thing: The Northern Nightmare · Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors · Spider-Man: Smoke and Mirrors · Hellraiser: Hell on Earth · Fantastic Four 52 · Marvel Comics 1 (The Human Torch) · The Incredible Hulk 181 · The New Mutants 98 · Batman Returns: The Official Comic Adaptation · The Punisher: Red X-Mas · Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic Adaptation · Luke Cage, Hero for Hire 7
||Yet Another 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 5 · Batman/Aliens 1 · Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel · Pokémon 15x19-20 "Cilan Takes Flight" and "An Amazing Aerial Battle" · Tomb Raider Vol. 3: Queen of Serpents · Little Victory: Chimera 1 · Youngblood 0 · Kickers, Inc. 1 · The Savage Dragon 1 · Darkwing Duck 1-4 · The California Raisins 3-D 5 · Hellstar Remina, Ch. 1-3 · Gallery of Horrors · Batman: The Dark Knight 16-17 · Tremors · Ultimate Power 5-6 · Batman Forever: The Official Comic Adaptation · Street Fighter: The Official Comic Adaptation · Catwoman: The Official Comic Adaptation · Dune: The Official Comic Adaptation · Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Movie Special · Justice is Silent: Cassandra Caintrospective, Part 1 · Justice is Silent: Cassandra Caintrospective, Part 2 · Justice is Silent: Cassandra Caintrospective, Part 3 · US-1 8 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: Community Action Program · Captain America Goes to War Against Drugs · Comic Book Swimsuit Issues · Batman 45-47: The Gift · Star Trek: The Next Generation 5 · The A-Team 3 · JoJo's Bizarre Adventures Episodes 5-9 · Trouble 4 · Franken Fran, Ch. 1 and 4 · Youngblood: Judgment Day · Teen Titans 27-28 · Clive Barker's Hellraiser 1 · Clive Barker's Hellraiser Summer Special · Clive Barker's Hellraiser Spring Slaughter · Spider-Man: The Exile Returns · Detective Comics 225 (Martian Manhunter) · Batman: Harley Quinn 1 · DC Comics Presents 26 · The Flash 123 · Evil Dead 2: A Merry Deadmite X-Mas · Transformers (UK) 145 · The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold 14 · Star Wars: The Last Jedi Comic Adaptation
||Top 15 Dumbest Evil Plans of AT4W · Batman/Aliens 2 · Star vs. the Forces of Evil: Deep Trouble 1-4 · Megamind · Revolution · Superman vs. Muhammad Ali · Hellstar Remina, Ch. 4-6 · Youngblood: Strikefile 1 · Comic Book Quickies 9 · Black Panther, Vol. 4 1-6 · Batman: Odyssey 3 · Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers · The Champions, Vol. 3 1-4: Beat the Devil · Star Trek vs. Transformers · Athena 4 · Daredevil: Born Again · Action Comics 775 · Comic Book Quickies 10 · 600th Episode · Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Comic Adaptation · Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Comic Adaptation · Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Comic Adaptation · Star Wars: Rogue One Comic Adaptation · DC Challenge! 1 · Kyoryu Sentai Zyurangers Episodes 40-43 · Trouble 5 · Dan Dare: Voyage to Venus · Superman 358 · Zero Hour: Crisis in Time · House of M · Secret Empire · Heroes in Crisis · Animax 1 · Ninjutsu 1-2 · Green Goblin 1-2, 4, 8, 12-13 · US-1 9 · Emergency! 1 · Mr. T and the T-Force 5 · Pinhead 1-3 · Pinhead 4-6 · Pinhead vs. Marshal Law · Spider-Man: Web of Life · Marvel Super-Heroes 12 (Captain Marvel) · The Flash 110 · The Amazing Spider-Man 129 · Awesome Comics Holiday Special · Transformers (UK) 41 · Solo: A Star Wars Story Comic Adaptation
||Yet Another 15 Screw-Ups of AT4W · Star Trek Book and Record Set: Dinosaur Planet · DC Challenge! 2 · The Mighty Heroes 1 · Justice League 1x01-3: Secret Origins · The Star Wars 6 · The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Ep. 1-4 · Youngblood: Strikefile 2 · Pokémon 15×01-02: "Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader" & "Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym" · Stanley and his Monster 1-4 · Marvel Than Meets the Eye: The Transformers 1-40 · Marvel Than Meets the Eye: Transformers 41-80 · Marvel Than Meets the Eye: Generation 2 and Regeneration One · Star Trek 9 (Gold Key) · Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes · Mystery Science Theater 3000 1 · Batman: The Dark Knight Returns · Ultimate Power 7-8 · Batman: The Dark Knight 23.4 · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Aquaman · Sword Interval: Flashback Arc · PSA Hell: The Amazing Spider-Man: Riot at Robotworld · Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) · Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron · The New Guardians 4 · Codename: Ninja 1 · Batman: Hush · Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Ep. 15-16 · Mr. T and the T-Force 6 · Doom’s IV 1 · Batman and Elmer Fudd & Catwoman and Sylvester and Tweety · Batman: Odyssey 4 · The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Vol. 1 · US-1 10 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 6 · DC Challenge! 3 · Marvel Super Special 1: KISS · The Ring, Vol. 1 · The Ring, Vol. 2 · Spider-Man: Web of Death · Detective Comics 359 · The X-Men 4 · Batman 1 · Spider-Man Holiday Special 1995 · The Adventures of Chrissie Claus 1 · Christmas Quickies 1 · Still Another 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W
||Ultimate Power 9 · The Adventures of Superboy 3x05-06 and 4x07-08 · Batman: The Killing Joke Adaptation · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the JLA · Chew: Poyo Character Focus · Youngblood: Strikefile 3 · Doctor Who: Logopolis · Armageddon 2001 · Secret Invasion · Civil War II · Dark Nights: Metal · The Star Wars 7 · Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle and Whisper
||AT4W 2009 Trailer · Linkara's Take on Watchmen · Watchmen Review · Theme Song Contest · The Spoony Experiment: Warrior #1 · Theme Song Contest Winner! · Blackest Night · Silent Hill: Dying Inside Trailer · Silent Hill Alternate Endings · AT4W & Spoony: Experiment Warrior 2-3 · October 2010 Trailer · Silent Hill: Dead/Alive Review Alternate Endings · The Live Show! · AT4W Story Recap · October 2011 Trailer · Return of AT4W Live! · Revenge of the AT4W Live! · Southland Tales · Curse of AT4W Live · House of AT4W Live! · Ghost of AT4W LIVE! · October 2012 Trailers · Bride of AT4W Live! · Son of AT4W Live! · Night of AT4W Live! · Day of AT4W Live! · Dawn of AT4W Live! · Land of AT4W Live! · Diary and Survival of AT4W Live! · Power of AT4W Live! · Midnight of AT4W Live! · Planet of AT4W LIVE! · Genesis of AT4W LIVE! · 300th Episode Livestream Recordings · Destiny of AT4W LIVE! · Resurrection of AT4W LIVE! · Revelation of AT4W Live! · Remembrance of AT4W LIVE! · The New 52 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 1 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 2 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 3 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 4 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 5