Wednesday, March 30, 2005

Joe Rice Media Review 3/30/05

Holy crap!

What a great week in comics! I haven't had this kind of quality density (amount of awesomenocity/# of comics) in ages. Of the things I actually got for myself, they were an AWESOME three for three. It's no shock, really, as three of my favorites came out this week.

BPRD is like sweet Mignola hugs with some action slam bang butt grabs going around the back. It's comforting and exciting at the same time. Captain Daimio seems symbolic of the new feeling and energy. Now, there's few things I love more than pure Mignola, but Magic Mike teamed up with Guy the guy and John Arcudi turns out the weird Hellboy world blockbuster that the Hellboy movie ultimate failed to be. This is fun, creepy, and utterly unique in today's market (or in any other).

Meanwhile you've got the Amazing Joy Buzzards rocking your geek soul all the way down to the pores. That metaphor totally fell apart there. So, in addition to action, RAWK, luchadors, humor, and pretty girls you get to add ZOMBIES! AND NAPOLEON DYNAMITE! Is it legal for fun to be this potent? God, I hope not. Cause if not, then I get to put off that awesome "bad boy" vibe. Excuse me while I roll my t-shirt sleeves and lean against a wall, scowling. This comic is like that moment at the party when you just then clicked with the cutie singing Weezer in the corner.

The Goon. The Goon. The Goon. I love you, The Goon. I love you, Eric Powell. Wow, these three comics . . .in one week. Nothing can get you down then. Eric Powell decides to do some fun dimensional madness and he throws in great stuff like this line, "It's [your mother's] fault you was born without legs! It's all that whorin' and turpentine hooch that done it!" Pure madness, pure fun, pure amazing art, all pureed into a 30-some page masterwork. Spring is here. Things are being reborn and enlivened everywhere. Comics are no exception.


I did read Countdown. It doesn't offend me like IC did, simply because there's no on-camera rape. It's a bad comic that misses the point of just about every character presented within. It's manipulative, ugly, and cliched. But my favorite bit we discovered at the shop is this little factiod. There were 21 pages with people looking at computer screens. That's a bit over 25% of the comic. Looking at computer screens. Fun!

Forget the rest. Look at the fun stuff. It's Spring. Time to have fun again.

2 Love Letters:

Blogger alex said...

Zatanna comes out next week. Excuse me will I grin with giddy elation.

11:24 PM

Blogger Joe Rice said...

Sook + Morrison = yes please.

3:44 PM


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