Friday, April 04, 2008
“Hal’s a regular guy. You hear people say, ‘Ah, Hal Jordan is too perfect.’ Are you kidding, me? This guy makes mistakes all the time. And he mistakes for the wrong reasons. He has this fire inside him where he’s got to prove to himself that he can do this. And sometimes he’s so intent in overcoming fear; everything else falls by the wayside. And that all stems from him as a kid hearing, ‘You’re not going to fly like your dad did.’ ‘Yes, I am.’ So he’s always having to prove himself. With Parallax and everything else, he is still doing it. At that same time though, he’s got a confidence about him. ‘I can do it. Just let me try. Please let me try. I may screw up one way, but I’ll get it done.’ And I really respond to that kind of character.
It’s all about having the guts to just say, ‘Alright, you know what. I am going to go and if I screw up, I will screw up and fall on my face, but at least I am trying.’ He always does that. This is happening, ‘Well let’s go.’ ‘What’s the plan?’ ‘I will figure it out. I will probably figure it out a second after I should have but hopefully it will happen.’ And to me, that’s Hal Jordan and I think that’s pretty admirable.” - Geoff Johns on Hal Jordan via CBR
I think that's pretty admirable too.
This is the kind of awesome shit you've been missing if you haven't been checking out Destination : Blog! as of late.
It also means you haven't seen the new daily series I've started over there called "chrishaley loves comics every day!". Every single day there's a new post from me showing an example of why I love comics. Think of it as a daily reminder of how awesome comics are. It's like one of those page-a-day calendars.. except it's comics not the wit and wisdom of Larry, the Cable Guy. And this is in addition to all the other great stuff Curt and Joel are doing over there. (Their posts are better than mine, so I have to make up for it with quantity.) So yeah, go check it out, and of course, don't forget that I'm fanatical about the alternate text over there as well.
Thursday, April 03, 2008
So here's the first poster(s) for Frank Miller's Will Eisner's The Spirit.
I actually like the image, but I'd also like to slap Frank Miller.
It's a dream of mine.
I get the feeling this movie is going to be the exact opposite of what I want it to be.
I guess we'll see.
Could someone please tell me how I should feel about this?
Keep in mind this is the show that's meant to take the place of Justice League Unlimited, The Batman, AND Legion of Super Heroes.
That's a tall order.
Sure JLU has been gone for a bit, but we just lost The Batman, and the LoSH series finale is this weekend. Legion should have been moved to Cartoon Network in addition to this new show. I really think it would have found a bigger audience there than it was able to on Kids WB.
And why on Earth would they go back to Ollie's old "Christmas costume"?
Don't get me wrong, looking over the show's credits, it all seems to be people I think are very talented.
I don't know.
I hope it's awesome.
Wednesday, April 02, 2008
The new Wired has an article on the new Iron Man flick and "the Evolution of the Exoskeleton."
You might enjoy reading it as you get yourself ready for the unveiling of Project Rooftop's Iron Man : Invincible Upgrade contest winners.
Oh, and to a lesser extent, the movie itself.
Reasons To Keep Living
July 29, 2008.
Never let it be said that rock 'n roll dreams can't come true.
Exciting to a lesser extent are the same day releases of Tiny Toon Adventures : Season 1 Volume 1 and the WB's live-action Birds of Prey : The Complete Series.
If you're into watching commercials for DVDs, you can watch one for Tiny Toons and Freakazoid.
Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Robin is a friend of mine who moved away to Boston.
However, this does not mean she is any less of a Memphis girl at heart, or that she has lost one iota of her "Tiger Pride".
She has started a new blog called Dirty South, Displaced.
She's been writing about what the Tigers' basketball season means not just to her personally, but to the city itself and all of us that are a part of it.
This post (entitled I am going to throw up on my shoes) is especially well written and poignant and would be a great thing to let friends who aren't from Memphis read to understand what it's like to be from here a little better.
Monday, March 31, 2008
No It Never Stops Raining today as I left my art stuff at home by accident.
To make up for it, I give you this terrible, un-colored, and hastily done on a Post-It Composite Superman.
Is he flying? Leaping? Ballet-ing?
I have no idea.
Even though the series officially ended a week or two ago, that doesn't mean they can't keep making new toys.
Like this Superman.
This Superman that I own.
This Superman that I own two copies of... because I need one at home and one at work.