The first MP3 player was invented by Jack Kirby in 1971. Although its only setting was shuffle, both its mystical connection to nature and psychic rapport with its user
ensured that it played exactly the right music at precisely the right time.
The Man From U.N.C.L.E. (1964-68) and a woman (1966-67) also from the United Network Command for Law and Enforcement; comic books circa 1967. If this bears a resemblance to James Bond, you’ll be interested to know that Ian Fleming actually was a consultant on the show… and one tentative name for the show was “Ian Fleming’s Solo” (after the lead character but there was a Bond villain by that name so it would have been confusing).
The Girl From U.N.C.L.E. may have only lasted one season, but apparently the thought of Stefanie Powers as a secret agent wasn’t too farfetched because many years later she played a playboy-turned-detective in Hart To Hart, which lasted for 5 seasons.
This year, with blockbuster season winding down and schools
opening their doors, Marvel is giving its superheroes a new assignment. The publisher has unveiled the last of
five special covers featuring disciplines that guide school curricula nationwide
— Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, also known as STEAM. It’s
part of an effort, the company says, to encourage young readers to double-down
on their studies and explore fields said to lead to better jobs.
I think it's really cool that Wakanda is more technologically advanced than western nations. Can you post some neat examples of Wakandan tech?
Sure can! Related to some movie rumors going around right now, there’s the “Sonic Forge”. Among other things, it’s capable of fusing Captain America’s shield back together at the sub-atomic level.
Next there’s the N’Yami Cruiser. This amphibious craft can fit over 150 people as well as a few smaller planes. Supposedly there are many of them hidden in various bodies of water around the world. But good luck getting the Wakandan government to tell you any more about that.
Speaking of things that fly, there’s also the “Skybike”! This one kind of explains itself.
A cartoon drawing of me wearing thick glasses with a pencil behind my ear, sitting at a typewriter. Below that? A big logo that reads “JEFF’S TAKES” and the tagline “JEFF GERSTMANN’S TAKE ON POLITICS, TECHNOLOGY, COMIC BOOK MOVIES, AND MORE!”
And then every article is about how the X-Men are communists or how I can’t figure out this damned iDevice but I love it anyway!