Thursday, March 01, 2007

That's super!

Something I don't hate is that the Supergirl April and I designed for
the big meme Dean started has made it to the highlight list!
I'm proud of myself, I'm proud of April, and most importantly, I'm proud of our little Supergirl!
Look at her up there.
Way to go, kiddo.

I hate Joe Quesada.

I don't feel like I'm supposed to agree with a Hydra goon.
This was from New Avengers #23 (the Spider-Woman spotlight issue) and when I read it a few months ago, I remember hoping that Iron Man wouldn't survive the crash of the SHIELD helicarrier.
Pardon my language, but dubya-tee-eff?!
I was hatin' on Ol' Shell Head! I used to LOVE Iron Man!
Love him enough that I had two of this awful figure when I was a kid. He was naked underneath the chestpiece for some reason, and had a weird elongated neck and sunken chest. How great is that?
So I had a reservoir of goodwill for Mr. Stark, and yet here I was hoping he'd die.

This is why I hate Marvel Comics and Joe Quesada.
Why can't he ruin Ninjak or Painkiller Jane or some other character no one gives a damn about instead of all of Marvel's big guns?

Wow, now that I think about it, let's do the checklist of who Civil War has screwed over...
Spider-Man? Unmasked and life-ruined. Check.
Captain America? Made out to be a nut job and imprisoned. Check.
Iron Man? Made out to be a borderline evil nut job who has no problem hunting down and/or killing his friends. Check. (BTW : The back half of Frontline #11 where they interview Tony does a great job of really spelling it all out. It's worth reading that part if nothing else.)
Fantastic Four? Broken up like a high school kegger. Check.
I could go on, but what's the point?

I'm extremely curious as to what kind of train of thought leads the current Marvel administration to think ruining all the characters that people know and love and are immediately recognizable to the public at large, while trying to force B-List (as far as the real world is concerned) and supporting characters like Black Panther, Iron Fist and Luke Cage, Dr. Strange, Spider-Woman, Moon Knight etc. into the spotlight (or down our throats) is a good idea.
I don't have a problem with B-Listers. Know this.
I love (Jack Kirby's) Black Panther and Daredevil and Iron Fist and Nova and Moon Knight and Jessica Drew and all of that ilk more than I probably should, okay?
This is ridiculous though!
The Avengers (New or otherwise) should not be Spider-Man, Wolverine, and a bunch of also rans that Bendis has a boner for! Maybe I'm being simple or naive or some such, I mean, "comics are a business" and I'm sure Not Avengers : starring Spider-Guy and Claws Man sells better than the Busiek/Perez issues, but is it really worth it?

Neither did anyone else, Bendis.

Did we just witness some kind of weird, metatextual thing where the characters were speaking to their creators of their own accord?
Is the Marvel U. alive too?
Is Morrison here?

You wanna talk some jive? New Ronin will talk some jive like you never heard.
Any guesses?
Falcon? Night Thrasher?! (Note to Marvel : Stop being all racist.)
Surely that's the worst of it though, right?

Sorry. Nevermind.

Wednesday, February 28, 2007

I should be dead.

Rachelle has posted pictures from her trip to my favorite place on earth, Universal's Islands of Adventure in Orlando, Florida.
It made me want to do the same, but this one of Victor and myself (from 3 or 4 years ago) was all I could find. I'll have to look for more when I get home from work.
As you can see from the photo (which has notes if you click on it), I'm alive today only by the grace of Doom's rarely seen mercy.
Also, I think he swiped my wallet.

On the other hand..

So, if I'd waited a day to post that Ed McGuinness picture of Captain America, I could have put it up to coincide with this link to 2 Guys Buying Comics doing another great Better Know a Hero.
Since I didn't do that, you'll have to settle for this sketch of Cap I did on the back of an envelope I mailed to my mom.

Tuesday, February 27, 2007

All those who chose...

As much as I hate that Ed McGuinness is Marvel exclusive now, I'm really glad that I'm getting to see him do awesome covers like this.

So this is the cover to Captain America #25.
Are we all pretty sure The Punisher is going to be the new Captain America?
The 5 o'clock shadow on this picture really just sinks it for me.
Maybe I'm being stupid and taking the bait.
I guess we'll see.

Maybe tonight..

So, unless I'm forgetting something, I've liked every Danny Boyle movie I've seen.
If you're unfamiliar with the name his two biggest movies were Trainspotting and 28 Days Later.
If you weren't interested in where this was going before, I bet you are now.

Sunday, February 25, 2007