Jeff "Comic Book Guy" Albertson

  • Blogs

    November 23, 2011

    Newspaper to Readers: Sorry We Mistook Voltron for Optimus Prime

    Image via @iatetheinternet​Extra! Extra! The people running the St. Louis community weekly, West End Word, do not know the distinction between their animated Japanese robot warriors! As the paper admitted in a November 16 correction: The character Voltron was misidentified in the Nov. 4 issue ... More >>

  • Blogs

    May 13, 2011

    Salt Smash, Salt

    Chrissy WilmesThe recently opened Salt ​We had the much-buzzed-about Salt (4356 Lindell Blvd., 314-932-5787) in mind for this week's column. Its website, which emphasized the farm-to-table, ingredient-driven focus, made no mention of drinks. It seemed certain that a place as on-trend as this o ... More >>

  • Blogs

    April 17, 2009

    An Open Letter to Smashing Pumpkins Collectors

    Dear Smashing Pumpkins collectors,Why do you keep emailing me, asking if I'm selling my Zeitgeist promo CD? I'm genuinely curious about these queries, which I assume are stemming from my review of the album. For starters, it's mad illegal; my copy is a record-label-issued, numbered and watermar ... More >>

  • Blogs

    March 23, 2009

    Spotting the Twilight Phenomenon First-Hand

    Teen book-turned-movie Twilight came out on DVD at the stroke of midnight Saturday morning. Although Unreal refers to Twilight as "awesomely bad teeny bopper trash," its fans and their parents might best be described as fang-wearing, cape-donning, utterly endearing geek-azoids.As with any sci-fi / f ... More >>

  • Calendar

    July 9, 2003

    Fine Tuning

    Men croon, men swoon