The Awesome List: Octochair

Comics

*Greg McElhatton reviews David B’s The Littlest Pirate King. [Read About Comics]

*Marvel shared their April releases this week. Sigil #2 reveals that their new Crossgen mini-series aren’t necessarily rebooting just the comic in their titles as the pirates of El Cazador also appear in this issue.

There’s a new issue of Namor: The First Mutant of course. I’ve been wanting to try this out and just picked up the first issue of the new storyline after the opening X-Men-crossover storyline finished. I’ll let you know what I think.

Dinosaurs are going to get plenty of attention in April too. Reptyl naturally appears in Avengers Academy #12, and Ka-Zar and the Savage Land appear prominently in both Skaar: King of the Savage Land #s 1 and 2 and Spider-Man #13.

*Dinosaurs are also big players in DC’s April comics. Magic ones (summoned by Zatanna, for some reason) are featured in Power Girl #23 and Secret Six: The Reptile Brain collects a storyline in which Bane and some cohorts conduct a mission in dinosaur-filled Skartaris.

*Adventure! thought of another jungle girl they missed in their list last week: Tawana from Abbot and Costello Comics.


Movies

*A couple of new photos have been released from Pirates of the Caribbean 4. [/Film]

*Cavegirls in Fur Bikinis reviews Tyrannosaurus Azteca.

TV

*Hawaii Five-O is having a very special guest star in an upcoming episode: the famous tidal wave from its opening credits.They’re also adding a new cast member: a female version of a guy who used to guest star on the original version every once in a while. I watched the original really sporadically as a kid, so I didn’t realize that there was a recurring villain or a man from Washington who occasionally showed up to try to catch him.

*The Black Panther cartoon that I thought was going to air on BET, but never did is now on DVD.

Miscellaneous

*The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration is offering some online courses to teach ocean exploration.Topics include: searching for ocean anomalies, selecting sites for exploration, communication tools, telepresence technology, ocean mapping techniques, water column study and operating underwater robots.

*A student from the Semester at Sea program is blogging about her experience. There’s also a group blog documenting the trip.

*An octopus-shaped chair is certainly villainous, but I can’t help wanting one for my living room. Although I’d also need a trident to hold while sitting in it.

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