(Open on Linkara sitting on his Futon)
Linkara: (listlessly) Hello, and welcome to Atop the Fourth Wall, where bad comics burn, (holds up "Darker Image #1" comic) and I hate this thing before I even open it up.
(Cut to a shot of a closeup of the comic cover)
Linkara (v/o): I swear to God that I didn't have a theme in mind for this set of episodes. It just so happened that in my alternating "Marvel-indie-DC-indie-etc." for this block, I scheduled out a whole bunch of crappy Image Comics all in a row for the indie titles.
(Cut to a shot of the cover for "Youngblood: The Next Generation of Heroes")
Linkara (v/o): Maybe I was subconsciously trying to fill in the lack of Rob Liefeld from last year... Seriously, in 2009, I only reviewed one book that Liefeld actually wrote or drawn; the others he only inked or came up with the concept for. But the point is, we have yet another early Image comic.
Linkara: Well, la-tee-damn it all to hell! Maybe this time, we'll actually get a story out of the comic, instead of a ten-page nonsensical monologue. Let's dig into (holds up comic of review again) "Darker Image #1".
(AT4W title sequence plays, then cut to the title card for this episode, set to "Happy Happy Joy Joy", a song from Ren and Stimpy; cut to a closeup of the comic cover)
Linkara (v/o): Let's get the history out of the way first, or what little I know of it. "Darker Image" – subtle title there, too – was meant to be a four-issue miniseries, previewing a few of the other comics coming soon from Images Line. While these books did indeed materialize, "Dark Image" was cancelled after only one issue. Why? I don't know, and I can't find any information about why, though I imagine it was because no one was interested in buying a comic that featured three characters that looked friggin' ridiculous. (takes a deep breath) First, we have a Rambo-style guy who's heavily in shadows, but even that can't obscure the fact that his musculature is so ludicrous that his chest and stomach bulge out a full foot from his body! Then we have this guy who looks like a mixture of Violator from "Spawn" and Lobo from DC. Probably more Lobo, though, but the thing that I find laughable is that Lobo is a parody of this kind of crap! Liefeld is doing a parody of a parody, and like all parodies of parodies, it is unbelievably stupid. And finally, there's the purple guy, also known as Maxx, with two Xs, and while I would say it's because "poor literacy is kewl", I honestly don't know. See, "Maxx" is not like the other early Image comics out there. I can't even begin to describe the premise, because even I have no idea just what in the hell the premise of "Maxx" IS! It's... weird. That's all I can say to describe it, it's just friggin' weird!
Linkara: And yet, for reasons that completely baffle me, "Maxx" is actually pretty damn popular, and stands out to many as something golden among the charred, black rocks that make up early Image comics. But I'm sorry, it's just friggin' weird to me.
(Cut to footage of an animated Maxx TV show)
Linkara (v/o): Hell, the thing even had an MTV cartoon based on the comics, and it was as equally as weird as the comics. I can't even say it was bad, it was just... weird. I don't know whether to define it as postmodern, modern, romantic. All I know is that it featured a big purple guy, and the Wikipedia for it is just as confusing.
(Cut back to the comic cover)
Linkara (v/o): Oh, and there's one character on the cover: a woman in a red dress with her ass cracked hanging out. Thanks for keeping it classy, Image! Anyway, the cover itself sucks. Surprised? You have all this space to work with, and you jam the three characters, who will be in your stupid anthology comic, down at the bottom, where they'll stand in front of a big black circle, while the rest is a bunch of Photoshop lines that I could probably duplicate myself if I didn't have better things to do, like dissect a pendant of curiosity for how it works. (the book opens to the first page) We open to the Maxx's story, and if I don't point it out, someone else will: this is the Maxx's first appearance ever. And he looks utterly ridiculous. Let's start with the face: what appears to be a wrestler's mask, with two slitty eyes drawn out, along with teeth that I hesitate to call buck teeth, since it's more like the entire lower half of his jaw is missing.
Linkara: Unsurprisingly, with such an oral cavity, we never see him speak a word in the comic; it's all narration captions.
Linkara (v/o): His hands look like he's dipped them in mud, and he has a single spiky claw thing at the end of them. Also, lots and lots of purple telephone wires hanging out of his legs. Ironically, the first words of the comic are...
Maxx: (narrating) Huh. The sounds inside my head have started again.
Linkara: A problem that many crappy comic writers seem to have.
Maxx: (narrating) It helps me think... focus. My claws still feel wet. Interesting.
Linkara: Yes, watching you while away your time by examining the dampening of your claws makes for gripping sequential art.
Maxx: (narrating) Someone coming... someone dangerous. I can smell the sweating leather and peppermint.
Linkara (v/o): How? You don't have a nose. By the way, we're never sure exactly where the "Chung! Chung! Chung!" sound keeps coming from. That's been the sole sound effect for the last two pages. It could either be in his head or the big caveman guy coming at him.
Maxx: (narrating) Out here everything's vile and filled with hatred like an infected boil.
Linkara (v/o): First of all, eww! Secondly, I was unaware that infected boils are filled with hatred. It goes to show what happens when I don't pay attention in biology classes. As he hides under a tree, he recognizes the beastly creature coming towards him.
Maxx: (narrating) I recognize him. His name's Ret'qark'n... One of the mountain people. God clan. Really mean.
Linkara: (as Maxx) Real salt-of-the-earth type, though. They tip real good, too.
Linkara (v/o): After some more pretentious narration, the big ugly with unbelievable teeth lifts up the tree and stares right down at Maxx.
Maxx: (narrating) Unfortunately, Ret'qark'n always has luck on his side, luck and clumsiness.
Linkara (v/o): Well, that, and being like four stories tall. As he runs away from the big troll thing, he talks about the hammer of the Ret'qark'n.
Maxx: (narrating) They say Ret'qark'n's club is made from the petrified heart of an air whale...
Linkara: Waste not, want not, I guess.
Maxx: (narrating) ...that if anyone is smashed to jelly by it, he wakes in paradise, awash in oil and sweet milk... being serviced by beautiful slaves, and fed prunes dipped in sugar-sand.
Linkara: Eh, you had me until the prunes. I don't usually associate paradise with constipation remedy.
Maxx: (narrating) Limitless pleasure is highly over-rated.
Linkara: No, it isn't.
Linkara (v/o): Maxx keeps on running towards a rock face, saying he needs to reach it. Eventually, he manages to crash through some wooden planks attached to the rock. Why this would protect him the big troll thing isn't explained. However, this little area is already occupied by a curvaceous woman in a leopard-skin bikini. She stabs him with what looks like a corn dog and knocks him out. Flip the page, and suddenly we're with the real woman behind the bikini... (the panel shows the woman's breasts drooping behind her bikini) Not like that you pervs! ...in an apartment wearing ratty clothes. She is with Maxx and says that he keeps coming back to the apartment, and she's got to keep cleaning him up and sedating him. She also says that in a few hours, he'll be up, setting off her fire alarm or leaping out the window, screaming about "God claws"* and "peppermint".
- NOTE: The text box actually reads "God clans", not "claws".
Linkara: So, our main character is a street crazy in a super-duper purple suit.
Linkara (v/o): She also briefly wonders if he's a member of Youngblood, making me groan yet again that we have a book trying to exist in the same universe as that. And so, the story ends with her saying she needs to do something soon or else she'll get evicted. Our next story comes courtesy of Rob Liefeld himself. Please shoot me now. This is the story of Bloodwulf, possibly the '90s-est characters in the history of existence.
(Cut to 90s Kid)
90s Kid: Dude! Bloodwulf is awesome, man! He's got the most hardcore Mohawk ever! The only way he could be more extreme is if he cut people's heads off with it! (imitates a sword swinging around)
(Back to the comic)
Linkara (v/o): Bloodwulf narrates about how the solar system he's approaching had an empire where the king promised his ten children a planet each upon his death. Naturally, the kids, being the greedy little bastards that they are, started a war amongst each other that pretty much decimated the empire. He says he's traveling here because two of them insulted his grandmother.
Bloodwulf: (narrating) I mean you can insult me. I got a thick skin, I can take it. But if you insult Gran'ma Bloodwulf, you're takin' yer life in yer own hands.
Linkara: (pointing to camera) Defending the honor of your grandmother! EXTREEEEEEME!
(Once more, "EXTREME" and other random words flash on the screen, including "How's My Driving?", "My Throat Hurts!" and "Zagreus Sits Inside Your Head!")
Bloodwulf: So, I'm gonna pay prime administrative director Butts a personal visit.
Linkara: What's that, you ask? Oh, why, yes, that man's first name is Seymour in the comic!
(Linkara shakes his head, then puts his magic gun to his own head)
Linkara (v/o): He manages to get into the station where his first target resides by hijacking a courier bound for it. Our hero; mugs innocent courier ships for violent but petty revenge. My God! Just look at this guy! My question for Rob Liefeld is this: what is the point of this character? Were people clamoring for you to make a Lobo ripoff? Did you think this would sell? Why the eight belts around his ankle?! WHY?!? Naturally, Bloodwulf walks past Lobo, the guy he's ripping off. I don't get it, either, but I don't care anyway. What I do care about is the minor continuity gap, since, while the first panel shows the two passing, the second panel shows him starting to pass him up again, but a bit more of a distance apart. Is Bloodwulf walking backwards? So Bloodwulf goes into the guy's office, and Mr. Butts keeps clearing his throat for some reason. However, as soon as he's inside, he pulls his gun and... My GOD, that hair is something else! How much styling mousse does this guy go through every day? Oh, and I love the "OH CRAP!!" arrow coming in there. Why is this here? I don't know, I don't get it.
Linkara: That's what you can call this thing! It's not "Darker Image", it's "WHY? The Comic Book"!
Linkara (v/o): Oh, and one shot from the "Oh CRAP!!" gun completely knocks off the guy's head! This, of course, makes absolutely no sense from the perspective of physics, biology or even good taste, but what bothers me further is why this director guy has pouches! WHY?!? He's not a superhero, he's a friggin' bureaucrat! Dear Lord, this sucks! So, even though Bloodwulf outright says that he leaves one of his pouches on the table, a helpful little green arrow points it out to us as if we were morons. As he walks out, the guard for the room has a question mark above his head for some reason. What is this, Metal Gear Solid all of a sudden?
Linkara: Actually, that can't be it; Metal Gear Solid makes far more sense than this.
(Cut to footage of Metal Gear Solid)
Col. Campbell: I need scissors! 61!
(Back to the comic again)
Linkara (v/o): Wait a second, why in the holy hell is Cable here?! What is going on?! How do they know to suddenly go after him?! Oh, dear Lord, let's just summarize this ending: he uses his ship as a gun... Sure, why not? ...he kills a bunch of people, he blasts off, and the station blows up, thanks to the pouch he left behind. (sighs) Our final story brings us to the jungle, where everything's stylized in black and white. Huh, I guess we found our "Darker" part from the title. We get some narration about how hot the jungle is, and really, you could just watch Apocalypse Now if you needed this kind of poetic monologue. Mind you, it's not badly executed, but it does take a turn for the stupid when our main character here kills the guy who gave him a ride in his boat. Why does he kill him? He apparently talks too much, but considering our, quote-unquote, "hero", according to him, was wearing a disguise, I don't get what he's so worried about. Oh, and by the way, this guy's name is Deathblow. DEATH... BLOW.
(Cut to 90s Kid again)
90s Kid: Deathblow is awesome, man! He's got, like, death! And blow! And... Wait, that is kind of a stupid name, isn't it?
Linkara (v/o): We cut to Washington, D.C., at 5:30 PM, though it must be in the middle of winter, considering how dark it looks outside. We get a big ol' exposition-fest about our man Deathblow. Apparently, he was a Special Forces operative, who, in 1990, went in to destroy a drug cartel or something in Costa Mesa, which is a made-up country, since, according to some Google searches, the only Costa Mesa that really exists is a city in California. However, he and his partner were discovered, his friend captured, and because Deathblow... I'm still giggling at that. ...was recently diagnosed with inoperable brain cancer, he's gone rogue to finish the job he started. Why is this a bad thing, considering he was sent in there to begin with? Well, government stuff involving controlling the regime, ties to drug cartels, blah, blah, blah. Anyway, they've brought in Steven Segal here because of his past with Deathblow... Okay, the guy's name is Michael Cray, but Deathblow is just such a better name, isn't it? ...to try to take him down.
Lieut. Conrad: Once you find Commander Cray, you are to terminate him.
Lieut. Conrad: With extreme prejudice.
Linkara: I've never understood that saying. If you're gonna kill someone, doesn't that mean you're already kind of prejudiced towards them?
Linkara (v/o): Steven Segal thinks how unlikely it is that Deathblow went rogue. What, you don't trust the trasnparently evil guy with huge shoulders, the general with an eyepatch, another evil-looking in all black? I can't imagine why. However, he says he's going to do the job and briefly describes his team that was sent with him, though, for the life of me, I can't make out anything about them, because of the heavy shadows. Okay, in the interest of fairness, I will say that Deathblow is once again a Jim Lee-drawn story, and he's great here. The darker colors are really moody, even if a bit confusing for following who's who, this is easily the best story of the three. Then again, it's not saying much, considering the competition. Anyway, after the team reaches Costa Mesa and starts hunting Deathblow, we cut back to the evil Washington guys who decide, for no particular reason, to reference "Savage Dragon", in that he's been taken in by the police. And not only that, but our old pal Pitt as well, with his thrashing of the biker gang.
Linkara: It's really cute how they keep trying to make us think their comics are in the same stupid universe.
Linkara (v/o): Anyway, they say that the cover story used to convince Steven Segal was basically bullcrap, since they do want to take out the drug cartel guy, just that they needed plausible deniability. Seems to me it'd be easier to just kill Deathblow once he finished his assignment, but whatever. If it ends a comic, I'm all the more grateful for it.
Linkara: (angrily holding up comic) This comic sucks! We learn virtually nothing about anything with these three stories, the artwork ranges from good to just "what the hell", and I don't know exactly what was supposed to be (makes a "finger quote") "darker" about these and their other output from Image. But then again, I've never been much of a fan of "darker" stuff to begin with, so let's end this little trip with something... (smiles) happy. (throws comic down, gets up and leaves)
I promise there won't be any more Liefeld for a while.
I mean, really, Cable? Wow.
(Stinger: Linkara is seen holding up the comic again)
Linkara: Having a ship that looks like a gun! EXTREEEEEEME!
(Once more, "EXTREME" and other random words flash on the screen, including "To the moon, Alice!", "Fruity Pebbles!" and "I Didn't Misspell His Name.")
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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 · Star Trek: The Next Generation/X-Men: Planet X · Stargate SG-1: P.O.W. · Man of Steel
||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