Linkara: Hello, and welcome to Atop the Fourth Wall, where bad comics burn. As I mentioned back in the crossover with Nash and Film Brain, the Punisher is an odd fit for the Marvel Universe.
(Cut to a shot of Hawkeye)
Linkara (v/o): Mostly because he doesn't try to fit in alongside the Marvel Universe. See, you've got a character like Hawkeye, who has one major trait between the comics and cinematic universe: he's a regular, if talented, guy standing alongside gods and legends, which can be a bit overwhelming, but lead to character development.
(Cut to a shot of the Punisher)
Linkara (v/o): Buuut then there's the Punisher. While you will see him interacting with the Marvel Universe at large, the majority of his most heralded stories are the oness about him just taking on regular crime. And killing people.
(Cut to shots of "The Punisher: Silent Night #1")
Linkara (v/o): But again, that's the thing. He's just a guy with a skull T-shirt and lots of guns. At least Batman has a bottomless supply of wealth and a lifetime of training. The Punisher is just a dude who got pissed off that his family was caught in the crossfire of a mob shootout. And don't get me wrong; he's a veteran, too, so he does have training and expertise, but it's just so bizarre that in the same world with aliens and robots and alien robots, there's also a dude whose major defining characteristic and gimmick is his cool shirt.
Linkara: It's actually why it's so bizarre that (gestures toward Punisher DVD on shelf behind him) the Dolph Lundgren Punisher movie wasn't better. He really did fit the mold of an '80s action movie character more than he did, say, the X-Men or the Avengers.
Linkara (v/o): But hey, it's important to have a diversity of character types and motivations, so the Punisher remains where he is... except for when he joins the Thunderbolts.
Linkara: Yeah, that's the other thing about the Punisher: despite being such a straightforward concept, the writers occasionally like to do... (makes motions with his hands as he tries to think of the right words) strange things to him.
Linkara (v/o): Most recently, that was, join a team. But in the past, there was the time when he became an avenging angel. In the more recent past, there was when he was turned into a Frankenstein monster. But in the slightly farther past of the early '90s...
(Cut to a closeup of the cover of today's comic)
Linkara (v/o): ...there was today's tale, and I wish I really had an explanation for why this story exists, but it does, and it's one of those ones that's been requested a lot.
Linkara: So let's dig into (holds up today's comic) "The Punisher #60" and... well... if you've never heard of this one before... (becomes uncomfortable) you're in for... something.
(AT4W title sequence plays, and the title card has the Punisher movie theme playing in the background. Cut to a closeup of the comic's cover, emphasizing the title "The Punisher")
Linkara (v/o): We're gonna do things a little differently this time and talk about the cover a little later, if only because it spoils the big surprise.
(The comic opens to the first page)
Linkara (v/o): We open with a recap of then-recent events for "The Punisher".
Punisher: (narrating) Previously... Punisher's war journal...
Linkara: (as Frank Castle) I've decided that my journal needs to recap information I've already written in it.
Linkara (v/o): Why does Frank have a war journal, anyway?
Linkara: (as Punisher) Punisher War Journal: The Kingpin talked to me again. OMG, I hope he likes me!
Linkara (v/o): Basically, the Punisher's assistant, named Microchip – because every vigilante needs a confidante, and the Punisher was actually a trailblazer by having his confidante be a computer and electronics expert; that would become the norm for superheroes in modern times – was kidnapped by the Kingpin. He forced the Punisher to take out a rival gang, but Kingpin set him up so that the cops would arrest him right afterwards.
Punisher: (narrating) He got to my public defender and the judge.
Linkara: You know, Frank Castle is guilty of hundreds of murders. I don't think the Kingpin really needed to do that much bribing to have him sent to prison.
Linkara (v/o): At Rikers Island, a bunch of villains ganged up on him and pretty much wrecked up his face. He then escaped from prison, and today, still wanted by the government, he survives as a soldier of fortune. (A-Team theme plays) If you have a problem, if no one else can help, and you can find him, perhaps you could hire...
(Cut to a shot of the A-Team title, but with a P instead of an A)
Linkara (v/o): ...the P-Team.
(Cut back to the comic)
Linkara (v/o): But no, he of course is now being hunted by both the police and criminals, thanks to a price put on his head by the Kingpin. Fortunately, he met up with Microchip again, who pointed him in the direction of a surgeon who could fix his face.
Punisher: (narrating) He didn't tell me Melinda Brewer was a junkie.
Linkara: (as Punisher) Gonna have to rethink Microchip's 401K plan, considering the surgeon he sent me to has been high as a kite for the last three days.
Punisher: (narrating) When she took the bandages off I was in for the shock of my life.
Linkara: (as Punisher) My God... I'm GORGEOUS!
Linkara (v/o): So, what did she really do? Well, here it is, everyone, the reason this comic is infamous. Somehow, her surgery... has turned Frank Castle into a black guy.
Linkara: (stunned) I... (stammering in disbelief) What am I supposed to say to this? It's so nonsensical, so... mind-boggling that this has happened! Remember, someone had... to think of this, then they had to (makes a writing motion) write it down, then they had to have it approved by an editor, and then they had a penciler, an inker and a colorist all come along and work on this... and nobody at some point stopped and went, "Wait, what?" (gestures toward comic) This is a real thing!
Linkara (v/o): For crying out loud, this was the plot of a James Bond movie! Wait, let me rephrase: This was the plot of a really BAD James Bond movie! This is stupefying!
(Cut back to the comic's cover, shown in full now)
Linkara (v/o): And yes, now we can get to the cover where we really have to stop for a second. In the background, we see the costumes of the Punisher and Luke Cage hanging against the wall, some bullet holes in them. You know, symbolism is nice... except then you move to the front of the cover and you see Luke Cage and Frank Castle up close. Look at this! If you flip Frank over and overlay him on top of Luke Cage, it's almost exactly the same!! What, did this artist think that all black people look the same?! Apparently, someone activated the mirror match on this fighting game! It doesn't help that there's so much shading on this cover so that any details that would have made them look different from them are completely overtaken by shadows! What the hell is this?!?
(Back to the comic again)
Linkara (v/o): So, going back to the story, how is this even possible? Well, it's not explained in this issue, but in the previous one, the surgeon explained that she's been experimenting with "tissue regeneration and melanin". On the off chance you don't know, melanin is a compound found in human skin, hair and eyes that determines color. In relation to skin, more melanin equals a darker skin color.
Linkara: And somehow, that was involved in how she repaired his face! (stammers) I don't know, maybe she, like, (makes a reaching motion with his hand) stuck her hand in a big barrel of melanin and just started (makes a rubbing motion on his face) rubbing it all over his face like sunscreen!
Linkara (v/o): Oh, and just a reminder, our surgeon here is also now a prostitute, according to the previous issue. So I guess when she left the medical profession, she stole a bunch of stuff and just happened to have all the right equipment on hand to do a complex surgery like this. And by the way, even if we bought that she was using melanin somehow to repair his face, why is his entire body now black?! Was she just trying to even it all out? And what's the Punisher's reaction to this? Nothing. He's barely fazed by it at all. Sure, he's got the surprised "What the hell?" to begin with, but after that... hmm, this is just Tuesday for him. He's got things to do. He takes a car and drops her off upstate. Also, isn't this a lovely shot? (...which is of the surgeon getting out and leaning in to the Punisher with her rear out in front of the reader) If this was a modern comic, we'd see her ass completely outlined in that dress and riding up. She left some Dexedrine for him in the car since he's obviously weak and tired after surgery, but the Punisher tosses that out.
Punisher: (thinking) So tired... But I'm not gonna take this $#@#% speed!
Linkara: (as Punisher) Please, I have a little class with the drugs I'm taking.
Linkara (v/o): He heads off to Chicago to try to get to an old safe house of his in the basement of a hotel. Unfortunately, by this point, he's been driving for nineteen hours and didn't take his Dexies, so the car starts swerving around, which attracts the attention of the police. He pulls over and... Wait, what the hell? Four police cars?! What the hell were they all doing out there?! Why do they need all of them for just one guy who was swerving around a bit? Oh, and of course, we soon discover that they are racist cops, too.
Punisher: (narrating) Sometimes my reflexes betray me. I had no patience for bigots when I was white. Now that I'm black I don't like it any better.
Linkara: (nonplussed) I really, really don't know what to say at this point. Spoilers: This condition is temporary, so I'm not sure if he's being serious with that remark or making light of why the racist cops pulled him over. And knowing that it's temporary, if he's serious, well... that's really... really kind of iffy.
Linkara (v/o): You know what I'm reminded of? Those social experiments where otherwise able-bodied people try to "be blind for a day" or "be in wheelchairs for a day". The idea is to raise awareness for those who have to live like that every day, but the problem is, why didn't you just take their word for it how they have to live their lives? Why do you need an objective lesson in order to believe them?
Linkara: (incredulously) And what is even the point of this story?! It's not like the Punisher was racist before! Even he admits that he has no patience for bigots, and you have to imagine that he was already well aware of abuse of power!
Linkara (v/o): So yeah, after they hit him in the side with a baton, he fights back, and they all start beating him.
Linkara: (listlessly, with his head on his hand) If you'll excuse me, I'm gonna go be depressed for a while.
Linkara (v/o): However, rescue soon arrives for Frank, because the bigoted cops are also morons...
Linkara: A redundant statement, I admit, but accurate...
Linkara (v/o): ...they blocked off the exit, and who just happens to be driving by but Luke Cage... with a big oil smear on his forehead. Also, without his standard poofy yellow shirt and tiara, because this was the '90s and fun was not allowed. His big silver belt, though? (scoffs) Well, we gotta keep that.
Luke: (thinking) Buncha cop wannabees got my exit blocked...
Linkara: You know, I was gonna question the accuracy of that statement since they are technically cops, but I like the implication that dirty cops like that are only (makes "air quotes") "wannabes".
Linkara (v/o): And then Luke Cage does this (...which is punch one cop and kick another, both in the head), because why not throw in some questionable martial arts while we're at it? By Die Hard's crotch! He's got his leg up on one side. He's got his other leg spread out so that he's doing the splits in the air. He's punching a dude behind him. And apparently, he just noticed that the sun exists because he's staring straight up at it. A cop who was still beating Frank whacks his baton across his [Luke's] head... and it cracks. The baton, I mean. Cracks in half. Except, it really makes no sense, considering the beating he was getting earlier, sooo... I think the colorist accidentally gave Luke Cage Frank's clothes in these shots. That theory is backed up by these metal ankle cuffs in this shot. Aaand then Luke Cage tosses him off of the highway.
Linkara: So, if you'll recall, Luke Cage was in that anti-smoking PSA I reviewed years ago. The message I'm getting from all of this is: if you smoke, (clenches fist) I'm gonna toss your ass off a cliff!
Linkara (v/o): And since he's got superpowers, the cops finally open fire on him, but the bullets just bounce off of his arm.
Linkara: (singing while holding up his arms) Wonder Woman!
Linkara (v/o): After taking out the remaining officers, the two decide to snatch a cop car and hightail it out of there... leaving Luke's own car behind. Whoops. The two ditch the car in the South Side and walk the rest of the way. But then Cage spots something.
Drug dealer: ...some righteous crack, bro!
(Cut to a shot of the first issue of "Mr. T and the T-Force")
Mr. T: It's a crack baby... FOOL!
(Cut back to the comic)
Linkara (v/o): Luke smacks the dealer across the face and tells him he isn't allowed in his turf, but then meets up with a little girl whom he was sent to go find. Apparently, some kind of gang war is gonna be starting up soon. A bunch of drug dealers are holed up in a hotel, and Luke knows that a final battle is coming soon. However, Frank passes out from his injuries and his, you know, exhaustion, and sixteen hours later, he's awake again in Luke Cage's place.
Luke: What's your name, homie?
Frank: Frank... Frank Rook.
Linkara: Yeah, and my name is Lewis Affection Pig.
Linkara (v/o): Luke tells him he needs to get the hell out of here, but then Frank recognizes who Luke Cage is.
Frank: Yeah. You were wanted in New York. Only one cat I ever heard of could bounce bullets off his skin...
Linkara: (as Frank) Keyboard Cat!
Linkara (v/o): Frank decides to hire Cage for his help in getting to his safe house of supplies, claiming that he just knows where the Punisher hid everything. Not sure why he's trying to keep his identity secret. Maybe he's not certain if Cage will sell him out if the Kingpin comes a-knocking. Or just that he won't believe a story about a SURGEON CHANGING HIS SKIN COLOR! But if he knows Cage's reputation, why doesn't he know he can trust him? For crying out loud, Luke Cage once went to Latveria because Doctor Doom stiffed him out of a contract! Anyway, he explains that there's cash there, and Luke can keep the cash as long as he gets the guns, and he wants to keep the guns away from the gang war. Luke is reluctant since he didn't know him, but he agrees.
Luke: I'll help you to get this stash, but nobody dies.
Linkara: (as Luke) Unless we're tossing them off a highway, then let's go nuts.
Linkara (v/o): Two days later, the two arrive at the hotel, where a gang has already taken up residence.
Frank: (narrating) Neighborhood's really changed.
Luke: (narrating) Yeah, poverty and crack'll do that.
Linkara: Yep. (points to something) See that pothole in the street? Crack did that.
Linkara (v/o): When they try to enter the hotel, the gang intervenes. But this is Power Man and the Punisher we're talking about, so they knock some heads and go inside. The place of course looks like a crap heap.
Frank: Man, this used to be a fine hotel.
Linkara: Eh, I don't know, Frank. I tried to stay there once, and it didn't end well.
(Cut to a clip of Linkara's review of Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines, showing the hotel scene)
Linkara: (audio from review) I'M A GODDAMN VAMPIRE! I'M A VAMPIRE!!
(Back to the comic again)
Linkara (v/o): The two head over to the elevator, but more guys show up, this time in a combination of guns and a bat.
Frank: What were you saying about not killing anyone?
Luke: Nobody dies. Still holds, man.
Frank: Tell them.
Linkara: (as Frank, to Luke) Okay. (to the gang) Hey, guys, can we not kill anyone? (as a gang member, hesitantly) Well... okay, fair enough.
Frank: I got the guy with the bat.
Linkara: (as Luke) No way! You always get to date the hot ones! I want to date the hot one for once!
Linkara (v/o): And lots of kicking ensues, albeit with Frank picking up a gun and shooting a guy in the arm, much to Luke Cage's annoyance.
Frank: Chill out, Cage. I hit him where I pointed.
Linkara: (as Luke) You were aiming for his crotch! (as Frank, holding a gun) Yeah, I think this thing pulls to the right a bit.
Frank: Doesn't look like the elevator's coming.
Linkara: Ugh! Some asshole is doing an elevator party!
Linkara (v/o): They head down the stairs, finding a bunch of drugged-out people... and one who's apparently trying to use a machete on some other guy. Our heroes do nothing to stop it. Hmm...
Luke: El Rubens rule the South Side, man.
Linkara: (looking up in thought, stroking chin) I always knew those sandwiches were up to no good.
Luke: Sent the murder rate up 150% in the past six months, matching their crack sales.
Linkara: (as Luke) I can't compete against that kind of business strategy!
Linkara (v/o): They're confronted by a different guy with a machete.
Guy with machete: FARSHLNGRBSTFRKN.
Linkara: (stroking chin) Yes, I see, but that doesn't solve the problem in relation to small businesses.
Linkara (v/o): And then Luke Cage karate-chops the machete into three pieces.
Linkara: (smiling) Luke, are you sure you're not Mr. T?
Linkara (v/o): I just... It's rumored this was made to be a backdoor pilot to another Luke Cage series, and I really wish that series was made because Luke Cage karate-chopped a machete into three pieces! Anyway, after knocking the guy out, they finally locate the safe house, where the good Mr. Cage "I AM A MAN" punches through the wall to get to it. Unfortunately, once they're inside, they find that the safe with all the money in it has been cleared out.
Frank: You mean we took on a gang of crackheads for nothing?
Linkara: (as Luke) Ugh! You're always like this when we do things together!
Linkara (v/o): Cage is a bit pissed, but he admits that he likes how Frank handled himself in the fight. He explains how that little girl from earlier, Aisha, has a gang trying to take over since it's a "key location", whatever that means, and he's gonna clear them out. He wants Frank to act as his backup. And so, our comic ends with Frank emerging from the weapons cabinet.
Luke: I've gotta clear 'em out, without gettin' the people caught in it. And they're waitin' for my move.
Frank: But not mine. Let's rock.
Linkara: (as Frank, holding up an AirZone gun) We're gonna have the best Nerf war ever! (cocks the gun, then speaks normally as he picks up the comic) This comic sucks.
Linkara (v/o): Even ignoring the utter pointlessness and bizarreness of making Frank Castle's skin color change, it's just not very compelling, and the artwork is fairly subpar. Everyone's really beefy for no reason, most of the backgrounds are uninteresting, and there are coloring mistakes here and there, even beyond the fight scene where Frank and Cage switch outfits. Even the fight scenes feel a little off. There's a lot of expressive motion, I'll grant, but it's just quick moves showing our heroes kicking ass, and there isn't a lot of tension. Although, I will grant you that seeing Luke Cage literally karate-chopping a machete into three pieces is laughably awesome!
Linkara: Originally, this was going to be a three-part review, but due to some scheduling kerfuffles, next, we're going to condensing issues 61 and 62 into a single video. So I'll see you then and we'll find out how this dramatic new look for the Punisher... didn't last.
TO BE CONTINUED
(End credits roll)
Was there ever any money in the safehouse? Because if there was, how did the gang get to it when Luke Cage had to get through a sealed-up wall to enter?
Yeah, I know that's an AirZone gun and not a NERF gun. It still counts.
(Stinger: The cover of the comic is shown)
Linkara (v/o): I love how both of their iconic outfits are hanging on the cover, as if to say, "Yeah, we could have them look like how they're supposed to, but instead, we're just going to give them something really, really boring to wear instead."
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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
||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