Avatar: The Last Podcasters, Episode 4 "The Warriors of Kyoshi"


The next installment of Avatar: The Last Podcasters is here! This week we talk about episode 4, "The Warriors of Kyoshi" from Book 1: Water. We also talk about toys, diversity, hot wheels, Firestorm, and a large moth living in my house.

GeekCraft Expo in St. Louis, MO (2018)

A couple weeks back my wife and I attended GeekCraft Expo in St. Louis, MO (7/28/18). It was the first held in St. Louis, and one of more than 15 to pop up since a group of people - the most famous of whom is Daniel Way best known for his work with Deadpool - spawned the first in Madison, WI, in 2015. It's a great opportunity for geeks to sell their handmade crafts.


Firestorm: The Nuclear Man (DC Comics)

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Firestorm_(comics)Firestorm is a hot mess, and he's definitely too complicated for me. At a thrift shop I stumbled on a few issues from the '80s series known first as "The Fury of Firestorm" and later "The Nuclear Man." The flaming hair radical costume caught my attention, and as a comic amateur I at least recognized the name. After reading only issues 4 and 5 (the earliest from the assortment I have), I decided that Firestorm is over my head.

Topps 1988 Baseball

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The '80s were the gateway to the darkest age of baseball cards, defined by mass overproduction and stock photo image quality. Topps 1988 is among the worst offenders.

Wasteland (DC Comics, 1987-1989)

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Wikipedia calls Wasteland a horror anthology for adults, with each issue containing three generally independent, ambivalent stories from the larger series universe. I found it eclectic and disjointed... and just really weird. I'm not educated or experienced with comics, and I'm missing multiple important issues, including the first two and last four. Still, I'm comfortable saying I don't care for Wasteland.