Linkara: Hello, and welcome to Atop the Fourth Wall, where bad comics burn. (holds up index finger) I friggin' love Blake's 7, and I bet 90 percent of you have no idea what the hell I'm talking about.
(The title for Blake's 7 is shown, followed by footage of this show)
Linkara (v/o): Blake's 7 is a British science-fiction series that aired from 1978 to 1981. The show is about a group of freedom fighters trying to overthrow a tyrannical federation in the far future year of... no idea. We know it's the future, but the actual year is described as "the Third Century of the Second Calendar," so who knows? The premises was that Roj Blake, after being brainwashed and sent to prison by the federation, led a group of other criminals over to an abandoned alien spacecraft. Once there, they took control of the ship, freed some more prisoners, met up with more people along the way, and began a campaign to take down the federation.
Linkara: Just a side note, but why is it that Star Trek is the only science-fiction series I can think of off the top of my head where a federation is not evil? I mean, unless you read too much into it.
Linkara (v/o): In many ways, Blake's 7 is kind of like Classic Doctor Who, to the point where I actually consider them sister shows, despite not taking place in the same universe. The low budget, the cheap sets, the special effects that weren't exactly special, hell, even the music had a very similar feel to it. It probably helps that the creator of Blake's 7 is Terry Nation, who you might know as the writer who invented the Daleks on Doctor Who. Both shows are cheesy when looked at today, but what helped them succeed were the strong writing, great characters, and entertaining performances. Hell, there were even a lot of actors who were on both shows. Colin Baker, the Sixth Doctor, played the awesomely insane criminal called Bayban the Butcher. Anyway, there were a lot of cast changes over the course of their four seasons. Hell, Blake himself left after the second season, and the new leader also happened to be my favorite character, Avon. Avon is the epitome of the magnificent bastard. He's selfish, superior and arrogant, but he has every damn reason to be. He is genuinely smarter than everyone, scoffing at cliche, and pointing out when everyone else is being idiotic. (as one of the crewmen) Hey, why don't we all go check out that mysterious anomaly? I'm curious about it!
Avon: (to the crewman) Oh, you are curious? Well, I'm glad we have a worthwhile purpose.
Linkara (v/o): Hey, you know that Star Trek idea of the away team or a landing party?
Crewman: (to Avon) What don't you go?
Avon: You are expendable.
Crewman: And you're not?
Avon: No, I'm not. I'm not expendable, I'm not stupid, and I'm not going.
Linkara (v/o): Damn it, Avon! Don't you ever get tired of being right?
Avon: Just that the rest of you being wrong.
Linkara (v/o): The show is part The Dirty Dozen and part Robin Hood. It was originally going to end after the third season, to the point where they actually destroyed the sets and everyone went their separate ways. However, the head of BBC Television watched the last episode as it was being broadcast and thought, "Hey, this show is awesome! We should really keep it around!", and then phoned the studio to tell them to make an announcement during the credits that the show would come back for another season – despite no one knowing that there would be one. The show's ultimate finale is one of the most epic and shocking ever done, and I'm not even going to spoil it for any of you who haven't seen the show. I could go on for hours talking about this and all the elements of the show, but we're here to talk about comic books.
(Cut to a closeup of not a comic book, but a magazine, for Blake's 7)
Linkara (v/o): There are no official Blake's 7 comic books. However, there was a Blake's 7 magazine put out by Marvel's UK division. And of course, it had a comic in it! Admittedly, it's only eight pages long, but a comic is a comic. Is it any good? Well... actually, it is fairly decent.
Linkara: So then, why am I talking about this on the show about bad comics? (shrugs) Well, because when the hell else am I gonna get to talk about Blake's 7? Besides, you can riff on something and still love it. So let's dig into (holds up today's comic) "Blake's 7 #2" and see what they've got.
(AT4W title theme plays; title card has the Blake's 7 title theme playing in the background. Cut to a closeup of the comic's cover)
Linkara (v/o): There's really no point in looking at the cover since it's a magazine and not meant to be sold on the merits of it as a comic, though the one funny thing for me is that it's "based on the smash-hit TV series!" Blake's 7 actually did remarkably well in the ratings. I've heard rumors that the reason why the show was never renewed was because the higher-ups were pissed off that a silly little space opera was doing better than the dramas they were producing. However, the official word from Chris Boucher, script editor and writer for the series, was that the show was simply not renewed as opposed to outright canceled. Let's introduce our cast.
(Cut to footage of the characters on the show)
Linkara (v/o): I've already talked about Avon, but the only other remaining character from the first season is Vila, a cowardly thief who indulges in alcohol and his own greed a little too often for his own good. Avon frequently insults Vila for his stupidity, but the truth is that Vila prefers to be seen as stupid so people overlook him and his talents, underestimating him. Next is Dana, a badass weapons expert whose father was killed by the main villain of the show, but we won't talk about that villain today. There's Tarrant, who was an accomplished pilot and, in Avon's own words...
Avon: Tarrant is brave, young, handsome. (chuckles) There are three good reasons for anyone not to like him.
Linkara (v/o): Next up is Orac, a smug little artificial intelligence introduced at the end of the first season. He's the best resource they have in hacking the federation's information networks and can remote-operate the ship when they need him to. And finally, introduced in the fourth season, when this story takes place, are the last two characters, Soolin and Slave. Soolin is an assassin and unfortunately didn't have much to do in the season, really just joining the crew out of convenience. Slave was the ship's computer of Scorpio, an upgraded freighter that the group had taken at the beginning of the season. Unlike the computer of their last ship, the alien warship Liberator, Slave was subservient and humble, referring to its owner as "Master".
(Now cut back to the "Blake's 7" magazine)
Linkara (v/o): Let's begin our story. (reads text dramatically) "AUTONA... PLANET OF LIES!"
Linkara: Aaaand suddenly I realize why the show tended to have one-word episode titles.
Linkara (v/o): We open with Scorpio damaged from a fight with Federation patrol ships.
Slave: Craft's skin damaged in sector E 12. Entire water supply has been lost.
Linkara: My God! The pool party is in danger of being cancelled! We have to do something!
Avon: Tell us something about this place, Orac.
Orac: Planet Autona... Capable of supporting humanoid life. Once designated a prison planet but fell into disuse twenty Earth standard years ago. No known inhabitants registering on scans, Master.
Linkara (v/o): Wait, "Master"? Orac doesn't call people "Master". I mean, I know Peter Tuddenham did the voice for both computers, but come on! Different characters here. With the ship landed, Avon gives instructions.
Avon: While Vila and Soolin look for water, we'll do what we can to patch the damage.
Tarrant: Doesn't look as bad as I thought. A few astro weld tapes should seal the leak.
Linkara: Yes, even in the far future, duct tape is the best way to patch anything, even starship hulls.
Linkara (v/o): Some kind of land vehicle approaches the group. Avon instructs them not to use their weapons yet, and a woman exits the craft.
Woman: Welcome to Autona, friends. My master lord of this planet, bids you come with me to his dwelling.
Linkara: (as this woman) We have prepared refreshments and appetizers of the cheese stick variety.
Linkara (v/o): Vila, surprisingly suspcious for a change, thinks it could be a federation trap, though the others are fine with it. Tarrant says that some of them should stay with the ship, so he and Soolin stay behind while the others go with her. The transport heads into an underground facility, where they meet a man named Wogan and an identical woman to the first standing next to him. Naturally, they do not question this in the slightest. Wogan himself actually kind of looks like an older Vincent Price.
Avon: Our records showed this to be a deserted prison planet. Why is it you are here...and living in such splendour?
Wogan: Oh, I just decided to settle here to keep out of the federation's way...after the last war, you know. You're not from the federation...are you?
Avon: The federation and us have had, er, a disagreement. We avoid contact with them whenever possible.
Linkara: (as Avon) And yet, we still invite them to Thanksgiving and Christmas. (holds up two fingers) Two nights of uncomfortable silence, and they never even help with the dishes.
Linkara (v/o): Wogan offers them some peace and quiet, since the federation patrols don't go near the place anymore. He says that one of the women, Diana, will lead them to some room so they can stay for the night.
Narrator: In the darkened rest area...
Linkara: Are they sleeping in a bathroom with a bad light bulb in it?
Linkara (v/o): After noticing Vila eyeing up one of the women, Avon pulls him aside for a moment.
Avon: We're guests here– keep your eyes off her...and that's an order. There's something strange about this place...but I'm not certain what it is yet!
Vila: You worry too much.
Linkara: (as Vila) We just happen to run into a single guy who runs a huge underground complex and has two identical women at his side, and he has lots of food and rest space on a former prison planet without anyone else on it. What's there to be worried about?
Linkara (v/o): However, Wogan is watching their conversation. (as Zordon) Now, Rangers, observe the viewing globe.
Wogan: I was right. The one called Vila is the weak link. He will be the one we select.
Linkara: (as Wogan) And by "we", I mean "I", and by "select", I mean "sponge bath".
Linkara (v/o): And of course, the woman goes to him with some booze and invites him to her room for a nightcap. Naturally, Vila accepts. Yeah, remember when I said he was smart? What I meant was, he was smart at being a thief. He is every bit a moron at everything else.
Vila: What is it you like about me? Is it my wit and charm...or just because I'm so handsome?
(Cut to a clip of an episode of Blake's 7)
Avon: The rest of you is not very impressive.
(Cut back to the comic)
Linkara (v/o): And naturally, it's an evil lab of science.
Wogan: Neither my friend. In fact...it's me who wants your body!
Linkara: (as Vila) Well, you're not really my type, but hey, I'll try anything once.
Linkara (v/o): A few hours later – that was a short rest, I guess – Avon and Dana meet Wogan in his living room or... whatever it is. Wogan asks Avon if it'd be possible for him to borrow Scorpio for a short mission.
Avon: That's out of the question. Besides, why would you want it? You seem to have all you could ever want right here.
Linkara: (whiny voice) Aw, come on, Pops! It's Friday night, and I want to take Heather to the movies!
Linkara (v/o): Wogan accepts this, though why he didn't just make up an excuse for at least a short hop, I'll never know. Vila returns with one of the women and is scolded by Avon for going around against his instructions. Afterwards, the group returns to Scorpio, which has finished its repairs and water resupply. Wogan bids them farewell, but as they're taking off...
Wogan: Farewell for now...but you will be back sooner than you think. I have seen to that!
Linkara: (as Wogan) I've slashed their tires! (cackles, then stops abruptly in confusion) Oh, wait...
Soolin: Who was that funny-looking man who came to see you off, Avon?
Linkara: (as Soolin) I mean, did you see that goofy poncho he was wearing? (laughs) I'm glad we don't wear anything silly like that. (smiles smugly)
(Cut to clips of the characters on Blake's 7 wearing those silly-looking outfits, while in the background, "Fashion" by David Bowie plays in the background)
Linkara: Oh, what? It was the late '70s and early '80s trying to predict fashions of the future. It happens.
Avon: He called himself Wogan...a plausible looking character...
Linkara: Yes, it's plausible that... he's a... character who... looks like that... (shrugs in confusion)
Linkara (v/o): Vila comes in with some drinks to celebrate, though Avon is suspicious of this.
Avon: You're being generous with the drink you normally jealously guard, Vila.
Linkara: (as Avon) You're usually very protective of your appletinis.
Avon: Drink up, Avon. You of all people should be joining us.
Vila: Er... Not right now. Had too much on Autona.
Avon: You can never get enough drink...and that's an order.
Linkara: You know, some people go their entire life wishing that their boss would order them to drink booze.
Avon: Drink...or I'll blow your brains out!
Vila: N...No! C...Can't! Take it away!
Linkara: Just as I thought: this is Miller Lite!
Linkara (v/o): Avon shoots Vila right in the face, revealing that this Vila is an android.
Avon: ...made to look and behave like Vila...but there was one flaw. It should have been programmed to drink!
Linkara: (sarcastically) A robot that drinks? Perish the thought!
(Cut to a clip of an episode of Futurama)
Fry: (to Bender, who is drinking beer) Why would a robot need to drink?
Bender: I don't need to drink. I can quit any time I want.
(Back to the comic again)
Avon: Wogan! A curse on him! He must have Vila still trapped on his planet...and this android was created to drug us...then fly the Scorpio back to Autona!
Linkara: (as one of the crew, pretending to hold a drink) Oh, then maybe I shouldn't have had three of these... (falls over, pretending to pass out)
Linkara (v/o): They decide to go back for Vila and land the ship, letting Wogan, his two assistants, and the captive Vila come on-board. Wait, one of the women says they plan to kill everyone on-board. If that's the case, why is Vila still alive? Anyway, they get to the flight deck and find everyone unconscious. However, when Wogan turns the android around, Avon springs up! Wait, is everyone else legitimately unconscious? Why the hell didn't he wait until everyone had shaken off the drug or given them a stimulant or something? Anyway, Avon manages to blast one of the women, revealing they're androids as well. Vila grabs a... flower vase, I guess, and tosses its liquid content at the other android.... which somehow fries it.
Linkara: (as android) Oh, no! A tiny bit of liquid has landed on me! I was not programmed to withstand being slightly damp!
Linkara (v/o): Wogan explains that he had been left there by the federation for malfunctioning androids he had sold to them. As such, he has since perfected them and wanted the ship so he could sell new androids to them. So, he can build absolutely perfect androids, minus their inherent weakness to all liquids being splashed on them, but he couldn't build a radio or something? And if he just wanted money and to get off the planet, why not offer his services to Avon and the others? Ah, well, pretty minor plot holes in the grand scheme of things. Avon tosses his ass back onto the planet, and Scorpio flies off into space.
Linkara: Like I said before, this is pretty decent.
Linkara (v/o): I could actually see this story, after some padding and the like added, being made into a standalone episode of the show. Hell, it's not the first time they'd run into alien androids.
(Cut to a montage of Blake's 7 merchandise)
Linkara (v/o): Blake's 7 survives today in a few ways. Aside from DVDs of the series, which are unfortunately at the time of this video not available region-free, there was a novel called "Afterlife" that takes place right after the end of the series. I've seen a lot of people online saying it was awful, but personally, I really liked it. My only complaint is that like the series itself, it ended on a cliffhanger, meant to be resolved in another book that never got made. Aside from an audio play reboot of the show, audio dramas with some of the original cast have begun to be released by Big Finish, the same company that puts out the superbly awesome Doctor Who audio dramas. I haven't listened to any yet, but I hear they're great. Aside from that, there's also an awesome rock band called Star One, named after an element from the show, and their song "Intergalactic Space Crusaders" is about the show.
Linkara: I would end the episode with that song, but to get the true Blake's 7 experience, you need to hear the theme song, which was always jarringly upbeat at the end of the episode, no matter how dark it got. And of course, for season 4, which is considered even more dark, they made it (gives a thumbs-up) even more upbeat! (puts down comic gently, gets up and leaves)
(End credits roll, to the Blake's 7 theme)
So oddly enough, the first three seasons of the show sported a particular symbol behind the Blake's 7 title. That symbol? The Federation's logo. Why is the logo of the BAD GUYS behind the name of the show?
And please, no semantics about how British television tends to use "series" instead of "seasons." I said seasons because it's easier to understand for most people.
(Stinger: Dr. Insano is sitting in his room playing a game on a Nintendo DS. He gets frustrated)
Dr. Insano: Oh, for the love of Heineken! Sabrina is a cheating harlot! (suddenly, there is a knock at his door; he grunts) Better not be Joe again.
(He gets up from his seat and goes to answer the door. It's Linkara, who angrily rushes Insano and shoves him against a wall, aiming his inert magic gun at him)
Linkara: (angrily) WHO DID YOU SELL IT TO?!
Insano: (terrified) I don't know what you're talking about!
Linkara: Anti-magic field generator kit! Who did you sell it to?!
Insano: I haven't sold one of those in months, not since they discovered the defect against Blitzballs!
Linkara: (looking away in frustration) Dammit, then who disabled all my magic?!
Insano: Well, I don't know! I'm a scientist! (stops as he realizes something) Wait a minute. If your magic's not working, why are you threatening me with a magic gun?
Linkara: Because I can still beat you to death with it! (Insano cowers) If I find out that you were lying to me... (grins and chuckles evilly) you'll be eating those goggles!
Insano: Yes, yes, I understand!
(Linkara stalks out of the room, slamming the door as he leaves. Then Dr. Insano realizes something)
Insano: So... his magic isn't working, is it? (strokes chin, then giggles)
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||Marville 6-7 · Comic Book Quickies 2 · Miller Time: All-Star Batman and Robin 7 · Preparedness 101: A Zombie Pandemic · Gameboy 3 · US-1 3 · Youngblood 6 · Star Trek: Generations · The A-Team 1 · The Wild 1 · Kamandi at Earth's End 5 · Nova Girls: Kissing Canvas · Avengers 200 · SCI-Spy 5 · Red Hood and the Outlaws 1 · Athena 2 · Bill and Ted's Excellent Comic Book 1 · Zolastraya and the Bard 1 · PSA Hell: Superman: For the Animals 1 · Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos 2 · Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie 1 · Speed Steer 5 · Batman: Jazz 2 · 2001: A Space Odyssey 2 · Comic Book Quickies 3 · 300th Episode · 300th Episode: Part 2 · 300th Episode: Part 3 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 1 · Batman: Shadow of the Bat 56 · Sinnamon 1 · US-1 4 · The Adventures of Jell-O Man and Wobbly 1 · Miller Time: All-Star Batman and Robin 8 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: The Computer That Said No to Drugs · Marvel Super Special 17 · SCI-Spy 6 · Kamandi at Earth's End 6 · Sonic Super Special 7 · Star Trek: First Contact · Cosmic Slam 1 · The Thing from Another World: Eternal Vows 1-2 · The Thing from Another World: Eternal Vows 3-4 · The Thing from Another World: Questionable Research · Spider-Man: The Trial of Peter Parker · Whiz Comics 2 · Tales to Astonish 44 · Detective Comics 38 · The Avengers 1 · The Hobbit 1 · The Hobbit 2 · The Hobbit 3 · Santa the Barbarian 1 · Top 15 Worst Comics I've Reviewed
||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 · Star Trek: The Next Generation/X-Men: Planet X · Stargate SG-1: P.O.W. · Man of Steel · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 7 · Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Episodes 17-21 · US-1 11 · X-Men Green · Spider-Man: Maximum Carnage · DC Challenge! 4
||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