ITEM! A giant No-Holds-Barred, No-Kidding-Around, Nebulous No-Prize goes out to Our Gal Val (she of the Occasional Superheroine fame) for this little slice of journalistic op-ed. Valorous Val reports on a interview with my bestest biddy buddy in the whole wide world, Robert Downey Jr., who is, shall we say, somewhat bewildered and underwhelmed by all the hoopla surrounding The Dark Knight. Go read it here. In fact, he was moved to express himself in a way that your Uncle Stanley doesn’t normally avail himself to in public. I usually resort to a smile and my six-volume thesaurus before getting too sassy. But still, RD Jr. makes some good points that Val expounds upon with insight and intelligence. So Valerie D’Orazio, for meritorious service to Merry Marveldom above-and-beyond the call of duty, consider yourself No-Prized and hereby field-promoted to the rollicking rank of Fearless Front Facer! Your comic-reading country thanks you!