Tag Archives: Jolly Jinglings

The Simple Goodness of “The Star Wars Holiday Special” and a Ten-Year-Old’s Imagination

Picture November 1978 as Thanksgiving approaches. A little “science fiction western” released last May has enthralled the hearts of generations young and old. Grandparents snicker at this “new thing” reinvigorating the movie industry just being entertainment from their childhood. Parents enjoy the lack of nudity, “f-bombs,” and politically-driven lectures that infect most cinema. Dads look forward to buying cool Star Wars

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Review: Christmas NiGHTS (SEGA Saturn, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re going to celebrate by taking a look at possibly the Christmasiest of all Christmas games! It’s difficult to believe that the classic playground war of “Nintendo vs. SEGA” was officially decided nearly 2 decades ago!  I mean, seriously!  2020 is RIGHT around the corner!  Making me feel old over

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Review: “Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special” (DC Comics, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Full disclosure! Today we’re going to look at one of my personal, all-time favorite comics: Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special. Written by Keith Giffen and Alan Grant, illustrated by Simon Bisley, and published by DC Comics in 1991, Lobo Paramilitary Christmas Special is a gloriously violent one-shot comic strictly intended for mature

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Review: “Batman Returns” (SNES, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re tackling a rare example of a Christmas-related superhero game… Superhero games have historically been hit or miss, but Batman has managed to have slightly better luck than many other characters. The 16-bit era was particularly kind to the Dark Knight. There are several solid Batman games on the Super

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Review: “Clerks Holiday Special” (Oni Press, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to The Splintering’s Jolly Jinglings holiday event! Today we’re going to pick apart one of the lesser-known “episodes” of Kevin Smith’s expansive “View Askewniverse” (the connected universe including Clerks., Mallrats, Chasing Amy, Dogma, Jay and Silent Bob Strike Back, and others). Published by Oni Press in 1998, Clerks. (Holiday Special) is a black-and-white one-shot comic written by Smith

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The haunting beauty of Xia Da’s “Fairytale of Winter” (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Fairy Tale Of Winter by Chinese artist Xia Da is about a snow princess that is brought to life by the power of magical fairies and can only stay alive with the love of a human. But, will something stand in the way of her accomplishing that goal?   A young boy plays in the first snowfall with his animal

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Review: “Superman Peace on Earth” (DC Comics, Jolly Jinglings Special)

Welcome back to the Jolly Jinglings holiday event here at The Splintering! As part of our celebration of the Christmas season, we’re focusing on a host of festive content to get you in the holiday mood. Today, we’re reviewing Superman: Peace on Earth, a 64-page graphic novel published by DC Comics in 1998. Written by Paul Dini (of Batman the

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How to enjoy holiday splendor and goodness at a theater near you (Jolly Jinglings Special)

Merry Christmas to all!   That just can not be said enough.  The Christmas season makes more indelible memories (good and bad) than any other family get together. As a member of two large families finding activities is always very important to the patriarchs and the matriarchs. Many times a trip to the theater makes the top of the list. Unfortunately, the Christmas

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Alterna Comics launches “Twelve Days of Alterna” charity event (Jolly Jinglings Special)

On Monday, Alterna Comics founder Peter Simeti (aka Publishing Pete, aka Saint Peter of the blessed Newsprint) launched “Twelve Days of Alterna” a special charity crowdfunding campaign benefiting both Toys for Tots and Portion for Orphans. At the time of this writing, the Indiegogo campaign is well on its way to achieving its funding goal, which means that 100 all-ages

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Announcing The Splintering’s “Jolly Jinglings” holiday event!

If you’re an American reader of our site (which our back-end analytics suggest is most of you), Happy Thanksgiving! To celebrate this season of giving and thanksgiving this December, The Splintering is giving thanks by launching Jolly Jinglings, a heavenly host of fun, festive features intended to get you into the holiday spirit. It’s a definitely a busy month with

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