Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Ia! Ia! Cthulhu fhtagn!

Strange New Creatures Found in Antarctica

Ph'nglui mglw'nafh Cthulhu R'lyeh wgah'nagl fhtagn!

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Sunday, February 25, 2007

Review: Brave and the Bold #1

Of the majority of my pull this week, this was the biggest surprise. Given how painfully average comics have been for the past month or so, to pick up something like Brave and the Bold with low expectations was a real reward.

The issue felt and appeared old school. The good kind of old school, like something fell from a lost time when comics were awesome into a space warp, to land into a distant present where it could be picked up like a long lost treasure. Maybe that will sound a bit too glowing, but I felt like being wordy.

Honestly, I would have like higher paper quality. The cover was high quality, why not the pages? Still, the art inside matched well with the writing. I may not be the best judge of writing, but I really liked the art. I think that was the point of who was chosen for the interior and such, and to bring back that whole old school feeling.

I'm a big fan of Batman, and Kalinara made me a fan of Green Lantern a long time ago, so the issue was all around a fun read. Here's hoping when they switch out Bats for Supergirl the writing stays just as consistant - and Supergirl is acceptable outside her own title.

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Monday, February 12, 2007

DC's STILL going downhill it seems

I've bounced from sinus infection to a cold, and last night I hallucinated a bit while trying to some-how sleep.

And, I wake up to see this, ss posted by Ragnell,

First reaction?

Seriously...they freaking scare me.

Especially Supergirl.
Batgirl isn't too poorly concieved.
Power Girl? very no.

I want to crawl back into a dark corner and forget today has even occured...

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Saturday, February 10, 2007

Web Quiz about age

You Are 29 Years Old

Under 12: You are a kid at heart. You still have an optimistic life view - and you look at the world with awe.

13-19: You are a teenager at heart. You question authority and are still trying to find your place in this world.

20-29: You are a twentysomething at heart. You feel excited about what's to come... love, work, and new experiences.

30-39: You are a thirtysomething at heart. You've had a taste of success and true love, but you want more!

40+: You are a mature adult. You've been through most of the ups and downs of life already. Now you get to sit back and relax.

Yeah...I'm a bit younger than that as it turns out...don't know if that's a good thing or a bad thing.

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Sunday, February 04, 2007

DC Movies and their slow collapse

WB and DC seem to be fracturing at the seems when it comes to movies now.

Joss Whedon off Wonder Woman - It would have had great pacing and good dialogue, but I always felt his take might not have been the one non-whedon groupies would have liked on the whole. I do approve of who he had it might for Diana visually at least. It would have done well in any case.

Now there's the confirmed word that David Goyer is off the Flash - This is something I would normally slam my head on my keyboard for, because knocking him off that title after all I have read is a very very stupid move. I was really looking forward to this movie, even though I don't know a whole lot about the character. He's got great villains from what I've seen and read, even if much of them come across as less able Batman rogues.

Both of those moves toss both properties back into development hell. Afterall let's face it, who cares about those two when you have Batman and Superman?

What's next? James Cameron off Aquaman? To bad that was only a rumor spun out from a tv show's subplot. It would have been awesome.

Green Arrow will never have a movie, and let's just forget about Steel, shall we?

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Friday, February 02, 2007

It's been a month now...

...since I've posted here. What's new? Well, I've been sick this week - on top of fatigue and exhaustion from work. I haven't been getting much done lately, and have barely written 2 pages on my novel.

Yes, I have been reading comics, and wondering if DC has noticed a slip in the quality of their print. The main titles barely stick to schedules, and the side titles are very average at best. I'm put off from Batman thanks to that Grotesk storyline and confedential fels very cookie-cutter and I dislike the art in it. Manhunter's been recanceled, Green Lantern and Wonder Woman might come out in a month. Where's Action Comics? Is Legends of the Dark Knight really ending?

Spawn wasn't too great this past week either, retconning in a craptastic reason why Al can't go home after remaking the world at his command.

Don't even get me started on Marvel...

Maybe I'm just in a bad mood, but seriously, things are not looking too bright this year. There's possible hope for Cassandra Cain, but with some of the choices DC's made recently have not reflected too well.

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