Again with the Comics has put up an excellent explanation of why I don't give a shit about the X-Men anymore. I don't think Brian intended to explain how I felt, it is my understanding that he's explaining his own feelings. Fortunately for me though, I couldn't have written my mind any better. He has my thanks for saving me some work.
Friday, March 07, 2008
Thursday, March 06, 2008
"Yeah, see, Superman sees the best in us, including Luthor. And that’s why he’s sad or confused sometimes, because he also sees us messing up, being angry and jealous and self-destructive. He sees the best, he thinks human beings are amazing, and he wants us all to rise up to his level, become superhuman and go off into space or whatever, but his ideals are constantly running up against basic human problems and inadequacies, including his own.
And I think that’s what makes him great. He just keeps tirelessly trying to make things better, to be a role model for everyone. People take him for granted – he’s always dealing with characters who think he’s an idiot, or irrelevant or who just don’t like his plain morality and can’t see that he’s just a genuinely good guy slightly hampered by a fear of forcing his ideas on people." - Grant Morrison on Superman via Newsarama
Wednesday, March 05, 2008
I think anyone who's even casually visited this blog knows that I think comics are awesome.
The thing is though, sometimes they are not.
All-Star Batman & Robin, The Boy Wonder #9
This comic used to just be horrible.
Now, it's utterly reprehensible.
If you haven't read it, and don't know what's going on there, that's "the goddamn" Batman (TGB) beating the shit out of Robin.
Robin (whom I don't mind reminding you and Frank Miller) is a 12 year old little boy.
It was one thing when they were just having TGB be a jerk to Robin and a total asshole to everyone else, but this really crosses a line.
Between this and what Frank Miller thinks passes for gender relations (the scenes between Wonder Woman and the male JLA-ers, TGB and Black Canary's make-out session, etc.) this comic is an abomination and a blight on the comics industry.
This issue really makes me wish Curt and I had followed through on our plans to find Frank Miller at Comic-Con and punch him in the face.
It would have also been nice to have called him a "little snot" while doing it.
Tuesday, March 04, 2008
Bill Hader is entirely too funny. I would also have no problem watching him do a show every week as Vincent Price.
This is shortened from it's original airing, but I couldn't find the longer version at the moment... so just enjoy it as is. I mean, it's free.
Monday, March 03, 2008
If you haven't been visiting Destination : Blog!, you've been missing out on my "epic" three-part series, The Challenging!
For your convienence I will now provide you with links.
The Challenging ... Part One!
The Challenging ... Part Two!
The Challenging ... The Final Chapter!
If you have been visiting D:B!, congratulations! You are a snappy, young go-getter whom everyone wishes they could be more like.