Linkara (v/o): Hello, and welcome to Atop the Fourth Wall, where bad comics burn. And you know, for a show about bad comics, so far this year, we've had an okay adaptation of the first episode of an anime's dub, a good but not for me artsy comic, and a pretty good origin for a beloved franchise. This year so far has been about fairly good comics overall. (brightens up) So, let's see how we can fix that, huh?
(Cut to a shot of the cover of the second issue of "Trouble")
Linkara (v/o): (dramatically) Previously on... Wait, did I really not review an issue of "Trouble" in 2016? This is the first one since August 2015? Huh. Erm, anyway, (dramatically) previously on "Trouble"...
(Shots of the second issue are shown)
Linkara (v/o): We learned that a young Aunt May had a Mickey Mouse fetish, that she wanted to buy the Mystery Machine from Scooby-Doo, and that she once ate a stack of Post-It Notes on a bet.
Linkara: One of those three things did not actually happen. If you haven't watched the previous "Trouble" review, I bet you'll be surprised which one it is.
Linkara (v/o): After watching the characters show some redeeming qualities to their relationships and not just a bunch of annoying teenagers banging, although there's plenty of that, May is harassed and insulted by a guest of the resort, leading to Richie comforting her... and the two making out, meaning both are now cheating on their respective partners.
Linkara: Also meaning that Spider-Man's dad cheated on his mom with Aunt May. So, let's dig into (holds up today's comic) "Trouble #3" and see how much farther this rabbit hole goes, shall we?
(AT4W title theme plays, and the title card has "Eat It" by Weird Al Yankovic playing in the background. Cut to a closeup of the comic's cover)
Linkara (v/o): The covers for "Trouble" never fail to disappoint in being slightly skeevy. This one is admittedly better than the other two in that instead of weird, kind of squicky expressions on the faces of two potentially preteen girls, it's just a photo model of a girl of indeterminate age blowing a bubble. It's still a garbage cover, but it doesn't make me feel really uncomfortable looking at it. No, the pain here is from me hitting my head repeatedly and thinking, "You know, there are successful romance comics out there, and I think I could put money down on saying that Marvel never bothered to ask a single successful publisher of them how to market a romance story!"
(The comic opens to the first page)
Linkara (v/o): We open on a recap page.
Narrator: (high-pitched, almost girly) Oh my God! Did you hear what happened last issue?
Linkara: (as narrator) We became extraordinarily confused about what year this is supposed to take place in!
Narrator: Okay, you remember those two I told you about?
Linkara: Who is narrating this to us, and how can we politely excuse ourselves so we don't have to keep listening to it?
Narrator: You see, Richard was seeing the angelic Mary and Ben was dating the vivacious May, but Mary wasn't delivering the goods and Richard's eye started to wander and, well, I'm sure I hardly need to fill you in on what happened next.
Linkara: Well, obviously not! May went on a murderous rampage while singing "O Canada". I mean, they were telegraphing that from the first panel.
Linkara (v/o): Why is the issue's preview image a little kid being dragged around by someone while ice cream spills on his shirt?
(The comic proper begins)
Linkara (v/o): We truly open with Richie on top of May.
May: Is that it, Richie? You done?
Richie: Are you kidding, May? I'm only just getting started here, baby.
Linkara: (as Richie) Now could you please get out from under me? I have a lot more pushups to do.
Linkara (v/o): While the two are banging, Mary and Ben tell some kids or fellow coworkers about how awesome their cheating significant other is.
Ben: (to a coworker) What do you mean I'm always talking about May? Ah, you guys are just jealous because you've only got Mrs. Palm and her five lovely daughters for company.
Linkara: (shrugs) Eh, say what you will. At least they're loyal.
Mary: (serving some customers) No, no. I'm not in an especially good mood at all, folks. I actually always sing to myself when I'm serving up London Broil and mashed potatoes.
Linkara: (as the customer she's serving) Well, it's just that you were singing Weird Al's "Eat It".
Ben: (to a flower shop vendor) A dollar ninety-nine a bunch? Aw, what the hell! Gimme that five dollar bouquet over there, ma'am. You're only young once, right?
Linkara: (as Ben) Also, hi, doggy.
Mary: Look, the bridal magazine was the last thing they had at the store! What was I supposed to do? Pick up Popular Hand Drill?
Linkara: I would! Have you seen the foldout of Black and Decker's latest? (points to screen) Nice!
Linkara (v/o): Also, why does everyone on this page have their eyes closed? Anyway, after they finish banging, Richie and May discuss how weird it is that they're doing this.
May: I don't even particularly like you all that much, Richie. I actually kind of find you arrogant and obnoxious.
Richie: Yeah, well, you're not exactly my type either, May. To be honest, I think you're pretty cheap and slutty.
Linkara: It's almost like this situation has been contrived together in order to create drama in an otherwise boring, annoying romance comic.
Linkara (v/o): They continue to be pissed at each other.
May: Oh, drop dead! I come to you for a little support after those idiots back there, and you're hitting me with this?
Linkara (v/o): Wait, this is just after their first time screwing? What the hell is with that montage showing what Mary and Ben were doing? How long have these two been having sex in the pool supply closet?! Apparently, long enough for Ben to do dishes, go to a flower shop, and for Mary to be talking with kids, do her waitress shift, and gossip with some other girls on the staff!
(Cut to a clip of the Mystery Science Theater 3000 gang watching The She-Creature)
Mike Nelson: Space is warped and time is bendable!
(Cut back to the comic)
Richie: Those tears were as fake as you are, honey!
Linkara (v/o): He's got a point; her tears did magically disappear between panels in the last issue. Aaand then they start making out again.
Linkara: Yeah, this is totally how romance works – if you're a weirdo. Or a sitcom writer.
Linkara (v/o): We cut to some time later, where it seems May has revealed to Mary that she's cheating on Ben, just not telling her who with.
May: Besides, sex twice last night and once again this morning is hardly tantamount to an affair.
Linkara: Yeah, but she didn't say (makes "air quotes") "affair", she said "cheated", which what ya did, ya jackass!
May: This isn't a relationship we're talking about.
Mary: Like that thing you have with Ben, you mean?
May: Oh, Ben's getting too serious for his own good anyway. And besides, it's not like he's even going to find out about this if you be a good girl and cover for me.
(Cut to a shot of "Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl")
Linkara (v/o): You know, two weeks ago, I rightfully called the characters in "The Immaterial Girl" unlikable, but the thing about them is that they were at least self-aware of their awfulness. They were pretentious and pompous, but they owned it, even admitted it and recognized that it's not a good thing to be. There's plenty you can read into that about self-loathing or the characters realizing they have to change in order to move forward.
(Cut back to the "Trouble" comic)
Linkara (v/o): And then there's May here, not only cheating on her boyfriend, but cheating on her boyfriend with her best friend's boyfriend, while lying to her about it, trying to excuse it, and is going to manipulate her best friend into covering for her to the guy she's cheating on so she can sleep with said best friend's significant other!
Linkara: And of course, I'd just like to remind you all, Peter Parker picked this woman over his own wife. So, poor romantic decisions are part of the family charm, I guess.
Linkara (v/o): Mary refuses to help at first, but May tries to argue that Ben is gonna get hurt otherwise if he finds out.
Linkara: Yeah, May, I can tell you really care about Ben's feelings in this, what with how you just said you didn't want to get serious with him. (shrugs)
Linkara (v/o): May says she just wants to get her secret boyfriend out of her system, and she'll never ask her to cover for her again. And Mary inadvertently reveals that Richie got Ben to cover for him, too, claiming that he was taking him to the Museum of Modern Art. Anyway, we cut to Ben and May having se–
(He stops short, however, as he spots Ben having an orgasm during sex, with perspiration on his head and his lips pursed)
Linkara (v/o): OH, DEAR GOD, THAT FACE!! What the hell is that?! You know, the Dodsons have been rightfully praised for their work, but what the hell kind of face is that?! I know it's supposed to be his orgasm face, but it looks more like all those clouds in the background are some gaseous form of Botox stiffening his muscles into this twisted expression of inhumanity! The little sweat drop on his head, lack of teeth, and saying "Oh God..." do not help!
Linkara: Oh, and there's another thing we never friggin' needed to see: Uncle Ben's "oh" face!
Linkara (v/o): The two are screwing in a sand trap on a golf course at the resort.
Ben: Poor Richie. How did the horniest guy on Earth end up with a girl who draws the line at first base? Is it true Mary won't have sex because of some old fortune-teller back in Brooklyn?
May: Oh, yeah. Mrs. Grey told her if she gave it up while she's still in her teens she was going to be a Mom by the time she was twenty, but it's really just a crock.
Linkara: (as May) I mean, Mary's 35 now. It's starting to get silly.
May: I mean, she's supposed to come from this amazing line of psychics and all that, but the old bat said I was never going to be a mom. Can you believe that? What she didn't know was that I come from an amazing line of breeders, and you only have to look at a woman in my family to fertilize our eggs.
Linkara: (as May) Someday, I hope to give birth to a Shiny!
Linkara (v/o): The two lay in the sand trap, Ben wondering if they'll still be together after the summer.
Linkara: This is the worst remake of Grease ever.
Linkara (v/o): Ben is hoping to continue the relationship after they get home, but May just tells him to live in the moment and enjoy themselves. It's something that continues later, when Mary and Ben are together, hanging up decorations for an oldies dance at the resort.
Ben: Just the fact that every time I try to talk to her about us going steady, she changes the subject to Richard Nixon or Evel Knievel or whatever the hell else pops into her head.
Linkara: (as Ben) I wouldn't mind so much, but she keeps talking about Richard Nixon while we're having sex and it's getting kind of weird.
Linkara (v/o): When Ben suggests May could be seeing someone else, Mary denies it, although accidentally drops a disco ball.
Mary: Well, y'know, she's had a weird week and everything. Maybe she's still a little freaked out by what happened with those jocks back at the swimming pool a couple days ago.
Linkara: Yeah, that was a weird pool party.
(Cut to a clip of A Nightmare on Elm Street, showing Freddy Kreuger popping up out of the ground and terrorizing a pool party, then back to the comic again)
Linkara (v/o): Ben hadn't heard about May being harassed by the guys from the last issue.
Ben: You mean those clowns who're in town for the polo competition?
Mary: Yeah, the fat, little creep with the really bad shirts.
Linkara: Ooh, I wouldn't say that in front of Richie, Mary. (shots of Richie wearing a similar shirt to said fat creep is shown alongside him) He owns the same shirt as that guy.
Linkara (v/o): Ben storms off to confront them over this, passing by Mr. Shelby, who is dealing with a customer who spilled his food.
Mr. Shelby: Ah, Ben, just the fellow: This gentlemen [sic] dropped a roast potato down his shorts-- could you escort him to the men's room?
Linkara: (smacks lips) Well, I'm pretty sure this romance comic is about to hit us with a huge swerve in the relationships. I just don't know if turning it into a gay porno was really the right way to go about it.
Linkara (v/o): Ben naturally says, "Screw that!" and runs into the guy who insulted May, shoving him into the bathroom. Unfortunately, Mary and Richie catch up to them, and it turns out the polo player is the one who ended up laying him out.
Richie: Ben's pretty much the worst fighter in the history of man.
Linkara: Just as a reminder, the canonical backstory for Richard and Mary Parker is that they were CIA agents.
Linkara (v/o): Later, May and Richie are once again in bed together, with May expressing how she feels guilty about Ben's beatdown.
Richie: Obviously, not that guilty, sweetheart.
Linkara: You are both terrible!
Linkara (v/o): May talks about her conflicted feelings.
May: It's just I've always been pretty judgemental about this kind of thing in the past. I didn't even think you could love two people at the same time.
Linkara: It's perfectly possible, but I'm pretty sure all the parties need to be in on it. And that it probably shouldn't involve two brothers. (points to camera) This is how we got the Jedi forbidding people from falling in love, you know.
Linkara (v/o): May asks him if he's only sleeping with her because he can't stand Ben having something he doesn't. It's an interesting character angle to go with this, though honestly, I kind of roll my eyes since none of these people have shown any particular levels of depth. However, Ben suddenly walks in. Fortunately for them, he doesn't see who's in bed with him, only that he's with someone who isn't Mary... who comes running up after Ben bolts out of the room in embarrassment. Ben gives a clearly bullcrap excuse about the hockey team changing in his room, even though she easily spots said team on the field. But she doesn't question it and they walk off. Possibly feeling guilty about everything, Richie tells Ben he can borrow his anachronistic car anytime he wants... while May decides to go to a midnight party.
May: It's not a party. It's more like Poker Night, Mary. And besides, if I sleep in for work I'm sure one of these lovely boys here'll give me a poke. Right, guys?
Linkara: (laughs) Now you're joking about cheating on Ben with random strangers! (chuckles) You're kind of a horrible person. So much for (makes "air quotes") "loving two people".
Linkara (v/o): And just to make it clear to avoid misinterpretation, May is not awful for sleeping around, she is awful for continually lying to her friend and partner about all of this. Mary admits to Richie that May is cheating on Ben.
Mary: Yeah, but you've got got [sic]...
Linkara (v/o): Nice repetition there...
Mary: ...to swear not to tell. She says he's a jerk and it's only a physical thing, but now I'm worried about all these other guys she's been hanging out with...
Linkara: Oh, my God, May is starting a street gang!
Linkara (v/o): Or rather, she's playing strip poker with them while other people party and get drunk. Outside, Mr. Shelby and his wife look in as if this was some kind of '80s college comedy, but a really lame one.
Mr. Shelby: I knew it! I knew these little sleaze-bags were getting up to this somewhere! Let's kick in those doors and fire the whole damn lot of them, Patty!
Mrs. Shelby: Oh, lighten up, Peter. If you put as much effort into our sex lives as you do with other people's, I might actually crack a smile from time to time.
Linkara: Really, what I'm getting from all of this is that everyone at this resort needs couples counseling.
Linkara (v/o): The next morning... Well, there's no timestamp, so who knows when it is, but a morning later, Mary wakes up to see May on her bed. She admits she hasn't gone to sleep yet.
May: My period's late, Mary.
Mary: Is that what this is all about? God, my period's late every other month.
Linkara: (as Mary) Really gotta fire that secretary. She's terrible at scheduling appointments.
Linkara (v/o): She [May] reveals that she's two-and-a-half weeks late. Mary doesn't think there's anything to worry about, but they could always go in for a pregnancy test. And so, our comic ends with May revealing why she's been up all night. She already did go get tested. She's pregnant.
Linkara: Well, I promised something bad at the start and hopefully I didn't disappoint, (closes comic and holds it up) because this comic sucks.
Linkara (v/o): Admittedly, May acting so awful is meant to be part of her character arc throughout the entire story, but when I say it's awful, I mean she's pretty horrendous. Her motivations seem pretty unclear, too, since she claims at one point it's a matter of loving two people, yet the rest of the book is about her just being on the wild side, while not admitting to her boyfriend that what they have is just a fling. The thing with Ben and Richie having some kind of rivalry doesn't really go anywhere, aside for a scene in the next issue, and it really hasn't been established, other than Ben telling May about it last time. They don't act all that much against each other or anything. The story itself remains pretty damn dull: people having sex and going through fairly boring and uninteresting conversations. The artwork for the most part is competent, but for some reason, a lot of scenes feature characters with their eyes closed for no reason.
Linkara: Next time, we head back to the world of "The Star Wars" to see what other silly names we can read off. (throws down comic, gets up and leaves)
(End credits roll)
The back of the comic advertises a sound card for gamers, specifically that "Lara SOUNDS as HOT as she looks." So, you know, clearly the makers of Trouble understood what women wanted out of their romance comic.
"Hey, I got an idea, let's have the character who's supposed to be the most relatable in the Marvel Universe have parents who were super secret agents."
(Stinger: A panel showing May talking to Mary about her relationship with Ben)
May: He's only going to get hurt otherwise, and you wouldn't want a sweet little guy like Ben to get hurt now, right?
Mary: Oh, shut up and stop being so evil!
Linkara: My God! Aunt May was in on the deal with Mephisto the entire time!
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||Marville 6-7 · Comic Book Quickies 2 · Miller Time: All-Star Batman and Robin 7 · Preparedness 101: A Zombie Pandemic · Gameboy 3 · US-1 3 · Youngblood 6 · Star Trek: Generations · The A-Team 1 · The Wild 1 · Kamandi at Earth's End 5 · Nova Girls: Kissing Canvas · Avengers 200 · SCI-Spy 5 · Red Hood and the Outlaws 1 · Athena 2 · Bill and Ted's Excellent Comic Book 1 · Zolastraya and the Bard 1 · PSA Hell: Superman: For the Animals 1 · Chuck Norris: Karate Kommandos 2 · Mighty Morphin' Power Rangers: The Movie 1 · Speed Steer 5 · Batman: Jazz 2 · 2001: A Space Odyssey 2 · Comic Book Quickies 3 · 300th Episode · 300th Episode: Part 2 · 300th Episode: Part 3 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 1 · Batman: Shadow of the Bat 56 · Sinnamon 1 · US-1 4 · The Adventures of Jell-O Man and Wobbly 1 · Miller Time: All-Star Batman and Robin 8 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: The Computer That Said No to Drugs · Marvel Super Special 17 · SCI-Spy 6 · Kamandi at Earth's End 6 · Sonic Super Special 7 · Star Trek: First Contact · Cosmic Slam 1 · The Thing from Another World: Eternal Vows 1-2 · The Thing from Another World: Eternal Vows 3-4 · The Thing from Another World: Questionable Research · Spider-Man: The Trial of Peter Parker · Whiz Comics 2 · Tales to Astonish 44 · Detective Comics 38 · The Avengers 1 · The Hobbit 1 · The Hobbit 2 · The Hobbit 3 · Santa the Barbarian 1 · Top 15 Worst Comics I've Reviewed
||Miller Time: All-Star Batman and Robin 9 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 2 · Trouble 1 · Comic Book Quickies 4 · PSA Hell: Energy and Safety with the Justice League · Youngblood 7 · ROMTROSPECTIVE: ROM Spaceknight 1-40 · ROMTROSPECTIVE: ROM Spaceknight 41-75 · The Star Wars 1 · Batman: Jazz 3 · Mr. T and the T-Force 3 · Big Bang Presents 3: Protoplasman! · Crimson 1 · Vampire: The Masquerade - Bloodlines (RPG Game) · Titans: Scissors, Paper, Stone · PSA Hell: Batman: Shadow of the Bat 57 · Comic Book Quickies 5 · Avengers Assemble Featuring Captain Citrus 1 · Doctor Who/Star Trek: The Next Generation: Assimilation Squared · My Cage · The Punisher 60 · The Punisher 61 & 62 · Steam Wars · Ultimate Power 1-2 · Homestuck, Act 1 · Atomic Robo, Vol. 3 · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Superman · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Batman · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Wonder Woman · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating The Flash · Zyuranger Episodes 17-22 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: The Computer Trap · Trouble 2 · Pokémon Reburst, Chapter 1 · Green Lantern 23.1 · Team Youngblood 1 · US-1 5 · The Star Wars 2 · Power Man and Iron Fist 79 · Nightmares on Elm Street 1-2 · Nightmares on Elm Street 3-4 · Nightmares on Elm Street 5-6 · Spider-Man: Virtual Mortality · More Fun Comics 73 · Daredevil 1 · Action Comics 252 · Tales of Suspense 52 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 1 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 2 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 3 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 4 · Atop the Fourth Wall: The Movie, Part 5 · Deadpool Bi-Annual 1 · Cho Dengeki Stryker · Zombies Christmas Carol 1-3 · Zombies Christmas Carol 4-5 · Another 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W
||NFL SuperPro Special Edition 1 · Popeye: Borned to the Sea 1 · OnStar Batman Auto Show Special Edition 1 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 3 · The Star Wars 3 · Youngblood 8 · All-Star Batman and Robin 10 · Pokémon Adventures Ch. 1-2 · Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Episodes 1-5 · Blue-Skying, Part 1: Blue Beetle Dan Garrett · Blue-Skying, Part 2: Blue Beetle Ted Kord · Blue-Skying, Part 3: Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes · Blue-Skying, Part 4: Blue Beetle Jaime Reyes New 52 · Star Trek Special: Flesh and Stone · Blackest Night 1-8 · Dart 1 · Batman: Shadow of the Bat 58 · The Legend of Heroes: Trails in the Sky · Ultimate Power 3 · Star Trek: The Next Generation 3 · Comic Book Quickies 6 · 400th Episode · 400th Episode: Part 2 · Superman vs. the Amazing Spider-Man · Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day 1 · Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day 2 · Titans/Young Justice: Graduation Day 3 · 15 Things Wrong With Marvel's Civil War · Star Trek: Deep Space Nine 1 · The Minister of Chance · US-1 6 · Star Trek: Voyager 1 · Unsounded, Chapter 1 · Biggles and the Menace from Space · Batman and Robin: The Official Comic Adaptation · Superman and the TRS-80 Computer Whiz Kids: Victory by Computer · Star Trek/Green Lantern: The Spectrum War · My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 27-28 · Yu-Gi-Oh! GX Ch. 1 · Pryde of the X-Men · A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid 1 · A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid 2 · A Nightmare on Elm Street: Paranoid 3 · Spider-Man: Cyberwar · The Real Ghostbusters in Ghostbusters II 1-3 · Strange Tales 110 · More Fun Comics 73: Aquaman · Tales of Suspense 57 · All-Star Comics 3 · My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 2015 Holiday Special · Ghostbusters: Past, Present, and Future · Elvira's House of Mystery Special 1 · Another 15 Screw-Ups of AT4W
||Digimon: Digital Monsters 1 · Phonogram: The Immaterial Girl 1-6 · Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles 1 · Trouble 3 · The Star Wars 4 · Spectacular Spider-Man Episode 1x10 - "Persona" · Youngblood 9 · The A-Team 2 · The Batman/Superman Movie: World's Finest · See You Next Mirror: Exiles Retrospective, Part 1 · See You Next Mirror: Exiles Retrospective, Part 2 · Reagan's Raiders 1 · Fist of the North Star, Ch. 1 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 4 · Iron Man: The Animated Series - The Wedding of Iron Man · Athena 3 · Batman: The Dark Knight 1-3 · The New Teen Titans Anti-Drug Giveaway 2 · Crisis on Infinite Earths · Secret Wars (1984) · The Infinity Gauntlet · Flashpoint · Babylon 5 1 · The Star Wars 5 · All-New Ghost Rider, Volume 2 · Robocop vs. the Terminator 2 · Superman vs. the Terminator 2 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: News By Computer Foils Kidnappers · Ultimate Power 4 · Delicious in Dungeon, Vol. 1 · Batman: Odyssey 1 · Asterix: The Legionary · Comic Book Quickies 7 · JoJo's Bizarre Adventures Episodes 1-4 (2012-2013 series) · Thunderbirds Are Go · Batman: The Official Movie Adaptation · Ultimate Iron Man Vol. 1 1-2 · My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic 11-12 · Stormwatch 0 · A Nightmare on Elm Street: The Beginning 1-2 · A Nightmare on Elm Street: Fearbook · New Line Cinema's Tales of Horror 1 · The Sensational Spider-Man 0 · Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash · Marvel Comics 1 · Brave and the Bold 28 · Kamen Rider Fourze Episodes 1-4 · Clive Barker's Hellraiser Dark Holiday Special · Sensation Comics 14: The Story of Fir Balsam · Steam Wars Holiday Special · Christmas with the Superheroes 2
||My Top 15 Favorite Episodes of AT4W · Legion of Superheroes: The Great Darkness Saga · James Bond, Jr. 1 · JLA/Avengers · Homestuck, Act 2 · Isaac Asimov's I-Bots 1 · Thunderstrike 1 · Youngblood 10 · Badrock 1A · Event Comics Month II: Infinite Crisis · Event Comics Month II: Infinity War · Event Comics Month II: World War Hulk · Event Comics Month II: Final Crisis · Power Rangers Turbo vs. Beetleborgs Metallix 1 · Diesel 1 · Teen Titans: "Betrayal" and "Aftershock, Parts 1 and 2" · The Punisher: Purgatory · Comic Book Quickies 8 · 500th Episode · Dark Knight III: The Master Race 1-2 · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Green Lantern · The New Guardians 3 · US-1 7 · Nova Girls: Space 34-24-34 · Batman: Odyssey 2 · Star Wars 3-D 2 · Pokémon - The Electric Tale of Pikachu 3 · PSA Hell: Captain America Meets the Asthma Monster · Superman and Spider-Man · Amazing Cow Heroes 4: Cold Cuts · Ravage 2099 2 · Adventures of the Kool-Aid Man 2 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: Safeguarding the Environment · Mr. T and the T-Force 4 · Star Trek 2 (DC) · Star Trek (2009): The Official Motion Picture Adaptation · Star Trek: The Next Generation 4 · Star Trek 1 (Gold Key) · Silent Hill: Hunger · The Thing: The Northern Nightmare · Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash: The Nightmare Warriors · Spider-Man: Smoke and Mirrors · Hellraiser: Hell on Earth · Fantastic Four 52 · Marvel Comics 1 (The Human Torch) · The Incredible Hulk 181 · The New Mutants 98 · Batman Returns: The Official Comic Adaptation · The Punisher: Red X-Mas · Star Wars: The Force Awakens Comic Adaptation · Luke Cage, Hero for Hire 7
||Yet Another 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 5 · Batman/Aliens 1 · Phineas and Ferb: Mission Marvel · Pokémon 15x19-20 "Cilan Takes Flight" and "An Amazing Aerial Battle" · Tomb Raider Vol. 3: Queen of Serpents · Little Victory: Chimera 1 · Youngblood 0 · Kickers, Inc. 1 · The Savage Dragon 1 · Darkwing Duck 1-4 · The California Raisins 3-D 5 · Hellstar Remina, Ch. 1-3 · Gallery of Horrors · Batman: The Dark Knight 16-17 · Tremors · Ultimate Power 5-6 · Batman Forever: The Official Comic Adaptation · Street Fighter: The Official Comic Adaptation · Catwoman: The Official Comic Adaptation · Dune: The Official Comic Adaptation · Superman IV: The Quest for Peace Movie Special · Justice is Silent: Cassandra Caintrospective, Part 1 · Justice is Silent: Cassandra Caintrospective, Part 2 · Justice is Silent: Cassandra Caintrospective, Part 3 · US-1 8 · Tandy Computer Whiz Kids: Community Action Program · Captain America Goes to War Against Drugs · Comic Book Swimsuit Issues · Batman 45-47: The Gift · Star Trek: The Next Generation 5 · The A-Team 3 · JoJo's Bizarre Adventures Episodes 5-9 · Trouble 4 · Franken Fran, Ch. 1 and 4 · Youngblood: Judgment Day · Teen Titans 27-28 · Clive Barker's Hellraiser 1 · Clive Barker's Hellraiser Summer Special · Clive Barker's Hellraiser Spring Slaughter · Spider-Man: The Exile Returns · Detective Comics 225 (Martian Manhunter) · Batman: Harley Quinn 1 · DC Comics Presents 26 · The Flash 123 · Evil Dead 2: A Merry Deadmite X-Mas · Transformers (UK) 145 · The All-New Batman: The Brave and the Bold 14 · Star Wars: The Last Jedi Comic Adaptation
||Top 15 Dumbest Evil Plans of AT4W · Batman/Aliens 2 · Star vs. the Forces of Evil: Deep Trouble 1-4 · Megamind · Revolution · Superman vs. Muhammad Ali · Hellstar Remina, Ch. 4-6 · Youngblood: Strikefile 1 · Comic Book Quickies 9 · Black Panther, Vol. 4 1-6 · Batman: Odyssey 3 · Justice League/Mighty Morphin Power Rangers · The Champions, Vol. 3 1-4: Beat the Devil · Star Trek vs. Transformers · Athena 4 · Daredevil: Born Again · Action Comics 775 · Comic Book Quickies 10 · 600th Episode · Star Wars: The Phantom Menace Comic Adaptation · Star Wars: Attack of the Clones Comic Adaptation · Star Wars: Revenge of the Sith Comic Adaptation · Star Wars: Rogue One Comic Adaptation · DC Challenge! 1 · Kyoryu Sentai Zyurangers Episodes 40-43 · Trouble 5 · Dan Dare: Voyage to Venus · Superman 358 · Zero Hour: Crisis in Time · House of M · Secret Empire · Heroes in Crisis · Animax 1 · Ninjutsu 1-2 · Green Goblin 1-2, 4, 8, 12-13 · US-1 9 · Emergency! 1 · Mr. T and the T-Force 5 · Pinhead 1-3 · Pinhead 4-6 · Pinhead vs. Marshal Law · Spider-Man: Web of Life · Marvel Super-Heroes 12 (Captain Marvel) · The Flash 110 · The Amazing Spider-Man 129 · Awesome Comics Holiday Special · Transformers (UK) 41 · Solo: A Star Wars Story Comic Adaptation
||Yet Another 15 Screw-Ups of AT4W · Star Trek Book and Record Set: Dinosaur Planet · DC Challenge! 2 · The Mighty Heroes 1 · Justice League 1x01-3: Secret Origins · The Star Wars 6 · The King of Braves GaoGaiGar Ep. 1-4 · Youngblood: Strikefile 2 · Pokémon 15×01-02: "Enter Elesa, Electrifying Gym Leader" & "Dazzling the Nimbasa Gym" · Stanley and his Monster 1-4 · Marvel Than Meets the Eye: The Transformers 1-40 · Marvel Than Meets the Eye: Transformers 41-80 · Marvel Than Meets the Eye: Generation 2 and Regeneration One · Star Trek 9 (Gold Key) · Star Trek/Legion of Superheroes · Mystery Science Theater 3000 1 · Batman: The Dark Knight Returns · Ultimate Power 7-8 · Batman: The Dark Knight 23.4 · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating Aquaman · Sword Interval: Flashback Arc · PSA Hell: The Amazing Spider-Man: Riot at Robotworld · Batman v Superman: Dawn of Justice (Ultimate Edition) · Transformers/Ghostbusters: Ghosts of Cybertron · The New Guardians 4 · Codename: Ninja 1 · Batman: Hush · Kaizoku Sentai Gokaiger Ep. 15-16 · Mr. T and the T-Force 6 · Doom’s IV 1 · Batman and Elmer Fudd & Catwoman and Sylvester and Tweety · Batman: Odyssey 4 · The Dresden Files: Storm Front, Vol. 1 · US-1 10 · Godzilla: Kingdom of Monsters 6 · DC Challenge! 3 · Marvel Super Special 1: KISS · The Ring, Vol. 1 · The Ring, Vol. 2 · Spider-Man: Web of Death · Detective Comics 359 · The X-Men 4 · Batman 1 · Spider-Man Holiday Special 1995 · The Adventures of Chrissie Claus 1 · Christmas Quickies 1 · Still Another 15 Missed Opportunities of AT4W
||Ultimate Power 9 · The Adventures of Superboy 3x05-06 and 4x07-08 · Batman: The Killing Joke Adaptation · Just Imagine Stan Lee Creating the JLA · Chew: Poyo Character Focus · Youngblood: Strikefile 3 · Doctor Who: Logopolis · Armageddon 2001 · Secret Invasion · Civil War II · Dark Nights: Metal · The Star Wars 7 · Sonic the Hedgehog: Tangle and Whisper · Star Trek: The Next Generation/X-Men: Planet X · Stargate SG-1: P.O.W. · Man of Steel
||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