Couple of Canadian buys this week. "Worst. Person. Ever." by Douglas Coupland, and Primeval: New World on DVD, more for completism's sake (as a fan of the UK series) than any expectation of quality.
RPGs: Justice Legion - A Fragile Peace, episode 5.5: Operation Atlantis Part 2
5.5? Yes, I imagine this adventure of our 28th-century Justice Legion campaign as a flip-book, one with the Advance Team (last week) and one with the Combat Team (this week). It's how the DC Heroes Suicide Squad module Operation Atlantis is structured, with players taking on different members of Task Force X depending on skill set, on two linked missions. I filed off the numbers, gave my players villains to play/babysit alongside their heroes, pulled a lot of switcheroos on the Atlantean cast (a criminal Aquaman for Marine Marauder and Aquagirl for Mera last time, Mera for Aquaman and Black Manta for Ocean Master this time) which helps keep the familiar-yet-different feeling of the future we're building, but kept the essential plot. After the Advance Team prevented Atlantean terrorists from nuking Poseidonis to prevent it from joining United Earth, the Combat Team is sent to the Middle Realm ("Middle-Earth" in an old 70s All-Star Comics, an underground kingdom rules by alien trolls) to stop Manta's plan B, unleashing an ionizer device that will kill all sea life. It really WAS combat-heavy, and if I wasn't worried about some players needed to leave for work etc., I would have made sure to do more character-centric scenes, and get to know the new goodies and baddies we made use of (character sheets below). Ah well, victims of the module's structure, I suppose. Needless to say, the action was still pretty crazy, with lots of reversals of fortune, though I suspect the villains weren't in the heroes' league.
IV.vi. Hamlet's Letter - Olivier '48
IV.vi. Hamlet's Letter - BBC '80
IV.vi. Hamlet's Letter - Zeffirelli '90
Your Daily Splash Page this week features a splash from every DC title, alphabetically, from Starfire to Steel the Indestructible Man.