Linkara: Hello, and welcome to Atop the Fourth Wall, where bad comics burn. (dramatically) And today, we end this year's Secret Origins Month!
(2015 Secret Origins Month title is shown)
Linkara: As promised, we're going to look at a villain origin. Yes, one of the most well-known villains nowadays: Black Widow! Well, okay, you don't know her as a villain, but that's the thing: Black Widow's got some red in her ledger.
(Cut to a shot of the first Black Widow comic)
Linkara (v/o): While Natasha Romanoff is probably the most well-known Black Widow, she wasn't the first person to use that codename. Before her, there was a Golden Age character who went by that moniker... as well as her civilian identity: Claire Voyant.
Linkara: I'd make fun of that, but honestly, since she ended up with the spider motif, I'm shocked she wasn't named (the following words appear...) "Ara Knid", with a silent K.
Linkara (v/o): And she got her powers from Satan!
Linkara: Between this and "One More Day", the Devil's really got a thing for spiders, doesn't he?
Linkara (v/o): According to "Marvel Chronicle", a year-by-year history, the character was inspired by the Mata Hari; i.e., an exotic, seductive figure who acted as a spy. There's not much else to say about her beginnings, aside from, well, the comic itself.
Linkara: As such, let's dig into "Tales of Suspense #52", and see if we can figure out why she ended up becoming a hero.
(AT4W title sequence plays; title card has Duran Duran's "Hungry Like the Wolf" playing in the background; cut to a closeup of the comic's cover)
Linkara (v/o): The cover is okay. Nothing too special, but we've seen worse. It's Iron Man fighting a recurring villain of his called the Crimson Dynamo in some kind of laboratory, and unfortunately, Iron Man apparently thinks his best strategy for defeating him is trying to make himself look bigger.
Text: Introducing: the gorgeous new menace of... the BLACK WIDOW!
Linkara: Where? Behind Cruella De Vil there?
Linkara (v/o): Also of note is that this is Iron Man in his pointy helmet armor. Based on the cover, I guess it's for easier sliding along the top of his head, but most everyone else draws the pointy bits straight up. What, was it a common thing for him to headbutt his opponents and stab them that way? (the comic opens to the first page) Anyway, our opening splash page shows the Crimson Dynamo pointing at Iron Man, which apparently is really hurting Iron Man, or at least giving him food poisoning.
(Cut to a clip of Steven Universe, showing a finger pointing at Mayor Dewey)
Mayor Dewey: (on the phone, perspiring) As a politician, pointing fingers make me very nervous!
(Back to the comic again)
Linkara (v/o): Also, for a guy called the Crimson Dynamo, he's really more of the Purple Dynamo. Or Very Hot Pink Dynamo.
Text: Question: Didn't Iron Man reform the Crimson Dynamo before? Answer: Yes, he did!
Linkara: (holding up index finger) Is this gonna be on the test?
Text: Question: So how come they're fighting each other again? Answer: There's only one way to find out... and we think you'll like what you'll see...
Linkara: Now, that's all the time we have for this press conference.
Linkara (v/o): We truly open on a late night in Tony Stark's laboratory, where the Crimson Dyn-o-mite is working on some kind of experiment involving (dramatically) "the secret of laser light".
Narrator: Editor's note: The "laser light" appears in parallel photon rays of equal force, not diffused like ordinary light!
(Cut to the obligatory shot of the Hitler Clones from "Superman At Earth's End")
Hitler Clone: Of course. Don't you know anything about science?
Linkara: Actually, I've got to be honest, that might really be scientifically accurate, I have no idea. Science and client commenters, go ahead.
Narrator: If a way could be found to handle such a dangerous light safely, it would be the perfect weapon... as it could burn through anything!
Linkara: My God! Imagine the potential for ruined barbecues! Someone doesn't like the burgers? Now it really is well done!
Linkara (v/o): Tony Stark, while doing maintenance on the Iron Man suit, spots the Crimson Dynamo working. I've gotten a few messages from people saying that my drunk Tony Stark voice demeans and insults others who suffer from alcoholism. Fair enough on the concern, but I am going to respectfully disagree on this point. For starters, Tony Stark's alcoholism is not going to be a factor to the character for another twenty years. For now, he's just playboy Tony Stark who decides to add pointy tips to his helmet mask. If this was after "Demon In a Bottle", I wouldn't use the voice. Secondly, the drunk voice is really based off of "Ultimate" Iron Man, wherein the guy is constantly boozing it up, partially because of chronic pain he experiences – long story – and I do adhere for simplicity sake and to give him his own unique voice.
Linkara: And finally, it's also because I'm not trying to make fun of alcoholics or alcoholism. I'm poking fun at people who are drunk. And let's face it, sometimes, people who are drunk are very funny, especially when they are genius billionaire playboy philanthropists who employ armored Russian supervillains to work on lasers.
Linkara (v/o): Now, if you still feel I'm being disrespectful with the voice, fair enough, your opinion is valid, and I'm sorry if I am being disrespectful. Please, no one be a dick about this in the comments; it's a valid concern. However, I do not feel that I am doing so, so without further ado... DRUNK TONY STARK VOICE!
Tony Stark: (thinking, slurring drunkenly, as is the case all throughout the video) I can rest easy now! Every transist... trans... transistoristed* part of my Iron Man suit is in perfect working order!
- NOTE: He actually says "transistorized".
Linkara: (as Tony) If it wasn't in working order, I'd have to panic and run around (flails arms around) screaming uncontrollably!
Tony: (thinking) Too bad those who questioned the Crimson Dynamo's loyalty to me can't see Professor Vanko now... working down there long after everyone else has gone!
Linkara: (as Tony) Wait a second. (points to camera) He's gonna demand overtime pay! (looks around) I've gotta stop him!
Linkara (v/o): The Crimson Dynamo decides to test his laser weapon... by shooting himself!
Crimson Dynamo: Now, with my Crimson Dyanmo costume for protection, I'll find out if my laser ray gun is safe to use!
Linkara: (mock Russian accent) In America, you shoot laser. In Soviet Russia, laser shoots you.
Linkara (v/o): For some reason, Tony Stark has a zipline from his office down to the lab, which he uses to swing down and kick the Crimson Dynamo away from the laser.
Crimson Dynamo: I've failed! I still haven't found a way to make the laser light safe to use!
Linkara: Then maybe you should be testing it on something other than yourself! What the hell, man?!
Linkara (v/o): While Vanko berates himself on his failure... What failure? From the sound of things, the laser would have killed you even through the suit. That sounds like a success. Tony recommends adding initial protection for his suit just in case. Wait, I'm confused. Tony hit him out of the way to prevent him from being killed by the laser he was testing on himself for no good reason, but now Tony is recommending additional shield for his armor in case he decides to test it on himself again? What?! After a brief flashback to when Vanko decided to defect, we cut over to what I presume to be Russia; hence, the Stalin picture on the wall...
(Editor's note: "Well, either Stalin or Soviet Col. Sanders")
Linkara (v/o): ...much like how, in moves in America, we have to make sure we post up pictures of the President and American flags everywhere. How else will people know what country we're in? To not do that would be as crazy as having a caption saying the location. Hell, the caption for this very panel says, "Thousands of miles away".
(Cut to a clip of an episode of Yu-Gi-Oh!)
Narrator: Meanwhile, thousands of miles away...
(Back to the comic again)
Linkara (v/o): Anywho, the Russians have obtained footage, proving that Vanko has defected, so they decide to send someone to eliminate him: the Black Widow!
Natasha: (wearing a green dress and a veil over her face) You sent for me, comrade leader?
Linkara: (as Natasha) Please forgive my attire. I am in mourning for my dead pet lizard.
Nikita Khrushchev: And you, too, Boris! Come here! Walk around the desk... I want to show you something...
Linkara: (as Khrushchev) See, you are Boris, and the Black Widow's real name is Natasha. Do you see where I'm going with this? (as Boris) I guess, but is Tony Stark the moose or the squirrel in this?
Boris: Walk around?! Boris does not walk around puny objects... It is easier to hurl them aside... (does so) SO!!
Linkara: (as Khrushchev) Well, now we see that you are the moose, Boris. You certainly got the brain of one.
Linkara (v/o): Russian leader guy tells the two that they have to assassinate Tony Stark, Vanko, and Tony's bodyguard... Iron Man! Yeah, you know that bit at the end of the first Iron Man film? That was in reference to this. To keep his identity secret, Tony claimed that Iron Man was his bodyguard. And frankly, considering he started his career as Iron Man with a box of scraps in a Vietnamese prison camp, yeah, he could probably use one.
Black Widow: (thinking) Hmm... That Anthony Stark is handsome as well as wealthy! He will make an interesting assignment for the Black Widow!
Linkara: Women can't resist a pencil-thin mustache.
Linkara (v/o): The two are dropped off in New York via submarine and walk right into the Stark Industries office. Happy Hogan tries and fails to hit on Pepper Potts.
Pepper: Now, if you'll excuse me, some foreign visitors are here to see the boss! Wait! Whom shall I say is calling?
Linkara: That's why Pepper is such a great secretary: she knew these two were foreigners before having even spoken a word to them.
Linkara (v/o): The two enter and say hi to Tony.
Natasha: I am Madame Natasha...
Linkara: All the best spies use their real name.
Natasha: ...and this is my brother, Boris! He teaches a science class in the Ukraine!
Linkara: Ah, yes, clearly, this gigantic gorilla of a man is a science teacher. (looks offscreen) Isn't that right, Dr. Ivan Sano.
(Cut to Dr. Ivan Sano (played by Lewis) standing off to the side and flexing his muscles)
Dr. Ivan Sano: My science must break you.
Natasha: It would be good for his students to hear about your great American technology!
Linkara: (as Natasha) I have heard your PlayStation 4s are backwards compatible with PS2 games.
Linkara (v/o): Tony, enamored with the gorgeous woman, tells her Boris can wander around the factory while he takes her to dinner, because Tony's kind of stupid like that.
Natasha: It is strange to find a man like you so dedicated to science, yet so sophisticated and charming!!
Tony: If there's a moon out, lady, you'll find out how I feel about you, too!
Linkara: Iron Werewolf.
Linkara (v/o): After evading a guard, Boris uses an aerosol can full of some kind of acid to make a whole in a wall that coincidentally is connected to the lab where Vanko is working.
Boris: Greetings, Professor Vanko, from the past!
Linkara: (as Boris) I am time traveler! Your kids, Vanko, we have to do something about your kids!
Linkara (v/o): Boris says the Kremlin will spare his life if he helps sabotage Stark's plant, but Vanko refuses. Boris pulls a weird-looking gun on him.
Vanko: The jet paralyzer... I had forgotten all about it!
Linkara (v/o): Oh, hey, so that's where the aliens in Santa Claus Conquers the Martians got the paralyzer rammo air blasters. Boris shoots at him, which unleashes a bunch of magnetic ropes that wrap around Vanko and leave him trapped on the floor. Boris then equips some audio tape to a machine.
Linkara: (as Boris) And now to play "Hungry Like the Wolf".
Boris: I'll start this long-playing tape recording of your voice, taken at your last lecture in Moscow!
Linkara: (as Boris) I have sampled it into new auto-tune song. (gives thumbs-up) It will go viral quickly.
Linkara (v/o): He then stuffs Vanko in a sack and carries him off, claiming to a guard that he's delivering a package for him, while the tape makes it seem like Vanko is talking in his lab and, as such, doesn't want to be disturbed. Convenient for Boris that that's apparently a thing with the guards. He quickly delivers Vanko to some Russian agents, deciding to deal with Iron Man by using the Crimson Dynamo suit, which he changes into after sneaking back into the plant. He quickly destroys the machinery in Vanko's lab.
Boris: This will serve a double purpose! It will slow down America's defense production...
Linkara: Man, no wonder the Cold War was such a dangerous time if you relied on a (holds up index finger) single manufacturing plant in the arms race.
Boris: ...and more important, it will bring Iron Man into the open where I can destroy him, so that he can never frustrate our plans for world conquest again!
Linkara: (as Boris) Conveniently, America has only (holds up index finger) one superhero to fight us! (smiles)
Yu-Gi-Oh narrator: Meanwhile, thousands of miles away...
Linkara (v/o): Having gotten word of the attack on the plant, Tony returns with the Black Widow. He notes that she seems oddly undisturbed by the fire at the plant, but just slips away so he can change into Iron Man.
Iron Man: And now to find out what's behind all this! As armor-plated Iron Man, I can plunge into this blazing inferno without burning alive!
Linkara: (as Iron Man, wearing an Iron Man mask) It's a good thing that metal never gets hot.
Linkara (v/o): He runs into Boris in the Crimson Dynamo suit and assumes it's Vanko. He offers to get the laser machine out from the fire safely and turns his back, allowing Boris to zap him.
Boris: A perfect opportunity to use the electrical charge Vanko provided in this suit!
Iron Man: I'm being drained of my transistor power...
Linkara: I know, he's draining from the thing that conducts power. (beat) Transistors and batteries are the same thing, right?
Linkara (v/o): Draining the suit power also knocks Tony unconscious for some reason, and Boris returns to the sub with the unconscious Iron Man. They decide to keep him alive and as a prisoner in a steel-plated room, since all the power is drained and he's not considered a threat. Boris goes to retrieve the Black Widow and kill Stark since his bodyguard is out of the way.
(Cut to a clip of Yu-Gi-Oh)
Narrator: Meanwhile, thousands of miles away...
(Back to the comic again)
Linkara (v/o): Tony awakens in his cell... and I just realized that this Iron Man suit has iron nipples. What do you think Tony uses them for? Power outlets? Drills that come out? Martini dispenses? Realizing he needs to recharge, Tony spots the light bulb overhead and decides to tap into the electricity there.
Iron Man: (thinking) Lucky I carry this spare extension cord for any emergencies...
Linkara (v/o): And indeed, it looks like the extension cord plugs into his nipple. Power outlet it is!
Linkara: So, basically, Iron Man has jumper cable connections (hovers his hands around his breasts) in his nipples.
Linkara (v/o): It's apparently a very quick recharge, since he's then able to smash through the walls and find the restrained Vanko. Realizing what happened, he frees Vanko and charges through the submarine, escaping back to the plant.
Vanko: Thinking he's defeated you, Boris will return to the factory to destroy our laser ray weapon!!
Iron Man: Boris! So he's the one!
Linkara: Ah, yes, the most notorious and well-known of Iron Man's villains... Boris.
Linkara (v/o): Spotting Boris in the plant, Iron Man sets down Vanko and attacks, deciding to smash through a wall instead of that window we saw in the panel above.
(As Iron Man smashes through, we hear the sound of a wall shattering and the Kool-Aid Man yelling, "OH, YEAH!")
Linkara (v/o): Iron Man has also adjusted the frequency wavelength of his electronics via multi-modal reflection sorting so that Boris can't use the same trick on him twice.
Boris: It does not matter! I am still powerful enough to destroy with my bare han...OOOF!!
Linkara (v/o): And one punch knocks him down. He even flips him around so he's face-first on the floor with his ass in the air. Yeah, Boris, I got the feeling your skills are more into lifting things than anything else. However, he manages to recover and tries to lift a machine up to crush Iron Man, but Tony flies up, grabs it, and sets it down elsewhere. However, the Black Widow appears again to try to help Boris, pretending to need Iron Man's help.
Iron Man: Madam Natasha! I must have unwittingly pinned her under the machine when I set it down!!
Linkara: (as Iron Man, wearing the Iron Man mask again) Damn! I knew I shouldn't have filled my vodka nipples with moonshine! I'M BLIND!
Linkara (v/o): The distraction works, allowing Boris to shoot a stream of water onto Iron Man's back.
Iron Man: He's short-circuiting me!
Linkara: So, basically, what I'm getting from this is that Iron Man can be taken down with a Super Soaker.
Linkara (v/o): But nah, he manages to recover and realizes the two were in cahoots. But Boris now plans to electrocute the wet Iron Man. Vanko, however, grabs the light laser pistol to deal with Boris.
Boris: Your bluff won't work, Vanko! I know the weapon is not yet perfected! It will destroy the one who uses it as well as the victim!
Linkara: So your laser is so inefficiently designed that a projected energy weapon vaporizes the person holding it, too? How can you people be considered geniuses if that is the issue with it?
Linkara (v/o): Vanko, however, is fully dedicated to defending Iron Man and the American ideals he now believes in.
Background singers: (from Team America: World Police) America, fuck yeah!
Linkara (v/o): Vanko fires the weapon, killing both himself and Boris. The Black Widow slips away in the confusion.
Tony: Poor Vanko! He sacrificed his life to prove his loyalty to our nation! He shall never be forgotten!
(Linkara is seen wearing both Iron Man's mask and his hat on top of it)
Linkara: (as Tony) We shall never forget– (his hat falls off and he looks down at it, then back up in confusion) ...What was I talking about?
Linkara (v/o): And so, our comic ends with Tony talking with Happy Hogan and Pepper about the Black Widow and them wondering why they don't go after her. However, Tony suspects they don't have to, since she failed her mission and she's gonna be on the run now.
Tony: In a way, I pity her! All that beauty outside... but inside... nothing!!
Linkara: (as Tony, still wearing the Iron Man mask) I mean, if she was unattractive, I wouldn't care, but still...
Linkara (v/o): And yes, the Black Widow is walking through a crowd, knowing that the penalty for failure will be her death. However, the book promises that she will be back in the next issue. However, we will not be.
Linkara: This comic... is pretty good, although you would never suspect that the Black Widow would become a hero based on this.
Linkara (v/o): I'm gonna save her reform for another time, since Black Widow was also tied in with another character origin that we shall discuss, probably next year, but I never planned to stuff that far in advance. Needless to say, though, she was a recurring villain against Iron Man for a while, and after her reform, actually teamed up with Daredevil, even romantically for a while, also sharing the name of the book. Unfortunately, her first appearance really didn't give us much to work with in that regard, other than her being a seductive spy who used a little bit of manipulation to trick Iron Man, but not much.
Linkara: And yes, there is one more week of November left, so I could do another "Secret Origins" episode, but the last time this happened, we did something different. And that was "Brute Force". And what a coinkydink! Next week, Brute Force is back! (beat) Also, Deadpool.
(End credits roll)
Soviet Colonel Sanders had got nothing on Earth-3 Colonel Sanders. ...I should probably review that at some point.
Boris would survive his encounter with the laser and found his own shipping company – lifting anything and everything!
(Stinger: The following phrase pops up: "Starting tomorrow... the heat is on." Cut to The Cinema Snob and Obscurus Lupa)
CS: (singing) The heat is on! On the street! Something, something, something... something...
(He puts his hand over his mouth to pretend to make tooting sounds with it)
CS: (singing) Oh-wo-ho, oh-wo-ho, Beverly Hills Cop, the song's on the soundtrack...
(To Glenn Frey's "The Heat Is On", the title for Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie appears, running November 24-28)
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||Kamandi at Earth's End 3 · Raver 1 · Transformers 31 · Happy Days 2 · All-Star Batman and Robin 5 · Youngblood 5 · Star Wars 3-D 1 · Marville #4 · Titans Retrospective: Team History · Titans Retrospective: JLA/Titans: The Technis Imperative · Titans Retrospective: Titans 1-25 · Titans Retrospective: Titans 26-50 · Frankenstein Meets the Space Monster · Power Pachyderms 1 · Star Trek V: The Final Frontier · Dragnet 4 · Wild Thing 1 · Spider-Man 2099 1 · Punisher 2099 1 · Doom 2099 1 · Ravage 2099 1 · Comic Book Quickies 1 · Kamandi at Earth's End 4 · SCI-Spy 3 · Star Trek: The Next Generation/X-Men 1 · Mr. T and the T-Force 2 · Miller Time: All-Star Batman and Robin 6 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: A Deadly Choice · Battlestar Galactica: Journey's End 1 · Marville 5 · Miller Time: Tales to Offend 1 · The Culling: Teen Titans Annual 1 · The Culling: Superboy 9 · The Culling: Legion Lost 9 · The Culling: Teen Titans 9 · Plan 9 From Outer Space: 30 Years Later 1 · Brute Force 4 · Star Trek VI: The Undiscovered Country · SCI-Spy 4 · The Thing From Another World: Climate of Fear 1-2 · The Thing From Another World: Climate of Fear 3-4 · Spider-Man: Crossfire · 2001: A Space Odyssey 1 · Showcase 4 · Tales to Astonish 27 · Showcase 22 · Journey into Mystery 83 · The Punisher: Silent Night 1 · Solson Christmas Special featuring Samurai Santa 1 · Star Trek: The Next Generation 2 · Doctor Who Classic Comics 15 · The Next 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W
||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