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Gaming With Uncle Lester: Legends of the Dark Claw

Posted Tue, Jul 30, 2013 by Uncle Lester

Gaming With Uncle Lester

Uncle Lester may live in a van down by the river, but that doesn’t mean he isn’t a gamer at heart. Always on the lookout for an unsecured Wi-Fi connection to use before being runoff, his quest for gamer glory continues!


Hello and welcome to the 27th edition of Gaming with Uncle Lester! I’m your host of today’s show, Uncle Lester. This is just too much. Every time I pop my head up to look outside my van, I swear I see people staring at me. The fear of this pimp is getting to be too much. I’m going underground for a while. I’ll probably be back sometime next week. If not, it was a good run. Be sure to play the theme song for Zelda at my funeral. If I don’t get killed, I’ll see you later.

Before I die, there is one thing I have to get off my chest. In the event I don’t come back, I don’t want to have left this world behind without bringing attention to one of the greatest travesties to ever disgrace a comic book cover – Legends of the Dark Claw. Because he was a combination of Batman and Wolverine though, you can just call him Wolverbat.

In the late 1990s, the comic industry was becoming stagnant and was desperate for something to shake things up. What did the geniuses come up with? This “Amalgam” series. DC and Marvel hooked up, did the nasty, and spit out a series of comics by combining popular superheroes from each company into one. They were all horrible, but the worst of the bunch was Wolverbat. I mean Dark Claw.

Even the name was stupid… Robin (named Sparrow) was a chick, which was fine, but they also made her a bimbo. A dumb bimbo. No… like, really. I can’t even go on. Just know these series were a disgrace that shall never be spoken of henceforth.

That’s it for today’s show. I’m heading underground for a while. If you want to catch glimpses of where I’m popping up before I come back into the spotlight, be sure to follow me on Twitter at @UncleLesterWIFI too or send me an email with your gamer topic at [email protected]!

I think Wolverbat would be an awesome superhero, but it can't take itself too seriously. It has to be like "haha, I'm a wolverbat." I should clearly write comics.

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