2017 Archives

Spelling Bee R-E-W-I-N-D: A Look Back at the 2017 Scripps National Spelling Bee
From there, winners advance to local levels usually sponsored by newspapers, community organizations and universities; with those local winners travelling to Washington, D.C., to compete in the National Finals. Ahead of next week's 91st Annual Scripps National Spelling Bee, here's a look back to 2017 and at how the 291 spelling champs from across the country and around[...]
[2018 Westminster Dog Show] A Look Back at 2017's Best in Show!
We'll be offering some funny and irreverent takes on the internationally renowned canine competition from the perspective of someone whose "broad knowledge base" on dogs extends to never feeding them chocolate, knowing that a proper mix of wet and dry food is key, and that a tennis ball is to a dog what a large[...]
We'll be getting back to the regular The Weekly Static grind next week; but this week, we're wrapping up 2017 in a pretty little bow with a look back at the five biggest television screw-ups from the past year From corporate censorship and questionable career choices to really bad hair days and a disappointing Today,[...]
Amazon Releases What We Streamed, Downloaded in 2017
Credit: Amazon At this time of year, there are three things you can be sure of: you'll probably still be writing "2017" for three more weeks; you've rationalized away at least one New Year's resolution; and that you'll be inundated with a ton of "Best/Worst of 2017" lists and other year-end posts (yup, guilty as charged)[...]
Marvel And Northrop Grumman
And just like during DC's Very Stupid Year, if there were a single-purpose website keeping track of all of Marvel's blunders this year, it would have been constantly set to "zero." Even Marvel stalwart "The Great One" Brian Michael Bendis fled the company in 2017 (an honorable mention on this list). It's hard to distill all[...]
comic store millennium falcon
Rod Lamberti of Rodman Comics writes weekly for Bleeding Cool. Find previous columns here. 2017 is almost over Looking back, what did I think? As a comic store owner in Ankeny, Iowa, here is what 2017 looked like to me. Marvel, oh, Marvel — what went wrong? A lot 2017 was the lost year for Marvel[...]
Alisa Kwitney Launches Future Echoes By Al Davison And Yen Quach At Thought Bubble
Because even though no one's lived in this place for over a century, he's not alone anymore. Future Echoes will be released in 2017 in three digital chapters before being collected in print. Its first issue is out today, with subsequent issues coming on the 10th October and the 14th November, with the collection officially published on the[...]
Thought Bubble Debut: Alien In The Outfield TPB By Jack RB Kirby And Mat Barnett
But Joel's life and the fortunes of the Roswell Rockets are about to change forever when he encounters a runaway alien who just so happens to have an incredible talent for baseball… Packed with homages to the best (and worst) of 1980s pop-culture, Alien in the Outfield is a comic book for fans of adventure, comedy,[...]