Tuesday, June 21, 2005

Maybe I'm awful

But I still smile when Gary Groth effortlessly puts a hack writer in his place. Welcome to blogging, Gary. We needed you.

Monday, June 20, 2005

New DC and Image Solicits

Because some of them are good and some of them are not good, but all of them made me think of words for me to type about. Let's start with DC, since the internet is all abuzz with their growing hold on a shrinking market (way to go, DC!) and their strange pairing of Morrison and Johns as creative consultants.

Pretty even with cheap computer effects

Wow. That's beautiful. That's awesome. This is one of the prettiest Cap Marvel pieces I've seen in ages. (It doesn't hurt that he's usually drawn in dour contemplation by stiff artists.) I look at this and get really excited. OH MAN THIS WILL BE AWESOME, I think to myself. And then I see the writer is that guy from the Real World, and, no, not the funny one. The one that writes comics I don't like. Somehow this is Alex's revenge for when I laughed at the idea of Johns writing Hal.

100% Asskick

This is just a nice, simple cover. I could go for more Kubert or Heath art, but this might be a good seller in non comic shops. Or not.


Wap wap wap wap wap wap wap wap wap wap wap wap wapwapwapwapwapwap wap UNNNNNGHHHHHH wap wap wap.


Nice hair, asshole

Outsiders: A generally well-rendered cover with EXPLOSIONS and NIPPLES and REALLY OUTDATED FACIAL HAIR! So if you like softcore action movies from 1994, here is something you will love.

dead meat in bad costume

I know he can turn anything into anything or something, but isn't Black Adam OR Amazo kind of overkill here, let alone both? Jesus.


I just like the way Seth Fisher draws. A lot.

Booooooorn to be wiiiiiiiild

Hey, Bloomberg, maybe you should go on a road trip. AND NEVER COME BACK! OHHHHHH! POLITICS!!!!

Reminds me of high school

The Kev stories don't really do much for me, especially the gay humor stuff, but I have to say this cover is pretty funny.


So basically we have that scene from 80s movies/porn films always where the rich woman (you can tell she's rich because she wears pearls) goes from being uptight (glasses, hair up, a suit) to TOTALLY CRAZY (hair down, no glasses, near nude) except it's a uptightrichhornball superheroine? I'm sure it'll appeal to some folks, but . . .


Huh. I really get the feeling there's more going on here than the first two issues would have me believe. Great cover.

dry rub

Wap wap wap wap wap wap wap wap awwwww, man. I'll have to wait a while. Looks great, though.

Post Paternal Day

Good morning and welcome, all. Just a few notes before I set off for my last full week of school this year (can't wait can't wait can't wait).

My new column is up at the New Comic Book Galaxy. From now on it will be up every other Monday without fail. If you like reading here, read there, too.

Ice Haven is still an amazing, amazing comic book. Dan Clowes is one of the handful of comics folk that can actually be considered a genius, I think. If you don't like Ice Haven, you don't like comics, period.

Finally got to see what the big deal was about Scott Pilgrim. That was fun.