...but after the first one, which is just silly, the rest kinda spilled out of me.
I really should stop being surprised at how many images there are for a "Supergirl Upskirt" search.
...but after the first one, which is just silly, the rest kinda spilled out of me.
A few thoughts off the top of my head...
- Since when can Bulleteer fly? This is the third time I've seen her zooming into battle. Are artists just drawing her that way because of the way she looks and, well, she's the Bulleteer? Or did I miss something.
- World War III represents the first time I've been suckered into purchasing a "big two comic event" in a long time. Several times while reading it I actually said out loud to myself, "You Moron!" Man, what dreck.
- After next week, I'm pretty sure my attitude towards 52 will be along the lines of thinking it was a decent story, with faults and sloppy patches, but some neat ideas and fun moments. For a first-time experiment, pretty well done, taking it all into account. Knowing that Dini's learned from this and has already got a well-crafted 100+ page master plan ready to go, means I'll be buying Countdown, too. I'm trusting that most of the kinks will be ironed out. And I trust Dini in general.
- Speaking of 52, Ellen Baker was smokin' hot! I'm not used to thinking of her that way. I may have to reassess her MILF factor.
- But did they have to go and kill off The (one true) Question? So far, that's what hit me the hardest. I've always loved that character.
- Apparently, the toy tie-ins already on the shelves for Spider-Man 3 contain major spoilers for the movie. Keep that in mind if you find yourself in the toy aisle of your local Wal-Mart or Target.
- Speaking of, I was able to get a cartoon compilation DVD in the cheapie bin at Wal-Mart for $6. It has 60 classic 30s and 40s Fleischer and Harvey cartoons, including the first six Superman cartoons, which is why I bought it. Also included are: old-school Popeye (including the Sinbad mini-movie), Betty Boop, Felix the Cat, Mutt and Jeff, Baby Huey, Little Audrey, Casper, and the Hep Cat Symphony. For $6. Go buy it. And while you're there, the 1960s Batman movie is right next to it in the same bin. But, if you don't already own that, I don't know what to say...
- I've been re-playing the Marvel Ultimate Alliance game using my "didn't come out of Civil War looking like total dicks" team of Captain America, Wolverine, Spider-Man, and The Thing. Note that Spider-Man is also on my "did stupid, uncharacteristic things to further the plot in Civil War" team along with Reed Richards, Thor (I love yelling "Clor! To Battle!"), and of course, Iron Man. It's curious to note that the game does not include Hulk. Makes ya think, don't it?
- Finally, I'll leave you with reason #342 why World War III was a crappy comic:
Possibly the worst week ever for Most Wanted since I've been doing this - there wasn't a single book that I would call a "must read." Nothing really jumped out at me with anticipation. Oh, there are several solid books here, but nothing that gave me that "Yes!" feeling as my box was pulled at the LCS. Still, if I had to pick which of this week's lot I'm most looking forward to (and I do, or else this would be a very short entry), I think I'll go with:
Tell me this idea wouldn't rock. In some strange universal DC cross-over event thingee. Somewhere where wacky fun and hard-core violence collide...
Late post .. but I had a busy weekend (the doggies were featured in a little league baseball game! When, ... umm... they got loose and ran around the excited kids on the field during the early 7th inning before we could catch them. In hindsight, that was *extremely* funny) and tonight's Heroes re-start kept me occupied.
I take no phone calls during Heroes. I do nothing productive during Heroes. It's that good. Expect late Monday posts 'till the season is over.
Anyway, I promise not to reveal anything about the awesomeness that was this episode tonight, but I thought I'd share a bit about how clever this show is for those who actively follow it, to geek-level detail. And how this may be a big example in how "multi-media" is going to entertain us in the future.
A few years back, I remember a murder-mystery video game that promised a "real-world" experience in that it would text message you, email you, and all-together bug you to finish the game's mystery when not even on line... fill you with clues and hints, villian threats and calls for help during your real life. Fake companies working as covers faxing you their virtual shops' wares, characters IM'ing you... the whole lot. I thought that was a neat idea, but never tried it. Much like that Pirate joke, it probably would've driven me nuts.
Heroes does a bit of the same thing. Huge footprint, this show has ... and it knows its audience.
Being the curious geek that I am, wondered if the cover business on the show, Primatech Paper, was actually set up as a real on-line fan-lovin' cooperation. Click, and find out.
What the hell, I went to the "Applications" section and filled out an app. With my real email.
I got a message a few weeks later about how "We're sorry, all positions are filled, but we'll keep you in mind if ever any 'special' people are needed."
A few weeks after that, I got an email from Hanna. Hanna is the Cypher on the show who can talk to computers and read cyber-traffic through the air and has been slowly unraveling the thing from behind the scenes. The brief message was "you seem like you want answers. Contact me."
That was cool. Clicking on it, she let me in on a lot of things she was doing while not on camera to further her agenda. I sporadically get emails from her directing me to other sites that reveal a bit more of the mystery each time. She's like my little cyber conspiracy buddy. I'm waiting for an IM. This show has a huge footprint. It's awesome that way.
(Plus, she's hot. Hanna? Call me, K?!)
This is the way TV - well, entertainment - is going, I think. As the TV / Computer /Cell Phone barrier starts to disintegrate, you're going to see a lot more of this "active" participation entertainment. It's fun to watch it develop in its infancy. It's all going to be mushed together very soon - and all at hand-held convienience. Pretty soon, you'll be living this stuff, daily. Entertainment will soon include you directly in its broadcasts. Good or bad? Dunno. Close call.
And, I'm convinced that in some way, comics will follow - or merge. Digital print is the way to go, and the loss of physical paper comics is all but certain ... perhaps a new direction will strengthen the medium. But, it will take pioneers to make it work. New ones.
But no less of pioneers than the originals were.
And, hell.. Part of me would love to take an active part in Metropolis. Or Keystone. Or The City. Or Oracle's network. Or... pick your pleasure....
While re-reading some old Superman's, I came across this panel:
Not a very good week for top tier anticipation, I'm sorry to say. There was only one book that leapt out at me as I headed home from the LCS. As I do every week, I pick that most looked-forward to book and read it first thing so I can write a post about it. And since I'm not really looking forward to the World War books all that much, and the Ultimates are what they are, this week's choice really was made for me.
I'm not really soliciting anything, it's just Bizarro-Speak. Clever, huh? Anyway, just for giggles (and because I haven't prepared a proper post. I blame TiVo. And the Dr. Who marathon. and beer. Lovely, lovely beer.), let's go through a few things on DC's July solicitations...
Posted by FoldedSoup on Monday, April 16, 2007
I'm a bit of a newshound and talk radio junkie, which means of course, that I could not escape the overblown politically correct hysterectomy that was this week's Don Imus incident. In no way do I want to discuss the whole stupid affair here (or ever again for that matter), but what CBS is currently doing to remove all traces of anything related to that stupid, really bad for business Imus comment reminded me of how comics periodically do recons to clear out the stupid, really bad for business things they do.
Yes, it's a curse tying comics into everything, everyday. I can't help it.
Anyway, after I boarded that particular train of thought, I realized that there's an even better parallel: Imus was fired (retconned) for using the expression, "Nappy-headed Ho." So, let's further this week's inadvertant (I swear) Pimp's and Ho's theme by remembering that at one time DC retconned an actual Nappy-Headed Ho:
Since recent posts this week have inadvertently (honestly!) turned this blog into Pimps and Ho's Week, and I personally don't want to be accused of poking fun - in a manly manish-man way - of the whole exploiting teh sexy=laughs thing, I'll pass one along for the ladies....
This week's "most looked forward to comic" is really no surprise. Not at all.
Lately TiVo has been picking up the later seasons of Super-Friends, which currently includes the Challenge of the Super Friends - the ones with Firestorm, Cyborg, and Darkseid. I gotta say - and I know this is a kiddie show - but Darkseid playing a Dick Dastardly level foil leaves me cringing today. He's almost *uggh* comical in his incompetence. I fondly remember as a kid learning about his upcoming appearances in the new season and getting so stoked.. I was one of the few of my friends that actually knew the awesomeness that was Darkseid from the comics. And I also remember that, as much as I wince today, I loved these episodes back then... I think it was just that I got to see Darkseid as a 'toon every Saturday. Just the fact that he was in them. I certainly didn't know bad characterization at that age - just my favorites. This must be how children's television is programmed. It's kind of sad realizing that.
I am eagerly awaiting the arrival of what may very well be the most awesome collection of sequential art ever. It's in the final stages of preparation and afterwards will be carefully packaged and mailed to me cross country at great expense. Prepare yourselves.
It looks like we now know who is the real multi-million dollar baby-daddy. Or, as the best headline in weeks over at Fark puts it: Congratulations to Larry Birkhead, winner of the 2007 Anna Nicole Smith Vaginal Dumpster Invitational! I know of at least two old farts that are not pleased. Not pleased at all.
Now that I've seen the final stats, Mike tripled my daily hits with his many links. Thank you, sir. The negatives have been burned, and the cake has been devoured. The dogs thank you, too. That film has been casting a dark cloud over them for far too long...
And Finally, I've been re-reading a fantastically groan-inducing book (in a good way) that I really must do a write up on soon. In the meantime, enjoy this panel from it, untouched I swear:
Camel Breath? Must've learned that Zinger from Latverian Finishing School: Insulting the People Beneath You
Tomorrow? All-Star Supes! Oh, Hells Yeah!
A quick post to welcome any newcomers that found me through Mike's links he put up today over at Progressive Ruin. Gave me a huge traffic spike, that did. But dangit, now I'm going to have to actually post something decent instead of my usual ramblings about dinosaurs and cakes. And dinosaur cakes. (mental note for future topic. Hands off, Sterling, I thought of it first!) Maybe I'll just start posting sober.
Just so you know, I try and post daily (well, at least weekdaily) but because I can't post at work and I live in Idaho, new updates usually won't hit this site until around 9-ish Eastern US time. But by then, you all should be drunk enough to understand what passes for humor around here. I'll start working on a new post for later tonight after I post this quickie.
Anyway, look around, smirk a little, and feel free to email me if you need my paypal account info. I want more stuff.
And - just to continue the silliness...
Couldn't help it. First thing that crossed my mind as re-reading this classic. And it made me giggle.
My LCS just sent me the books on the shipping list that it's going to recieve this week, and choosing the subject for this Wednesday's Most Wanted post has never been easier:
New Comics Shipping on Wednesday:
52 Week #49
All-Star Superman #7
All-Star Superman Vol. 1 HC
Battlestar Galactica: Zarek #4
Blade of the Immortal #124
Bomb Queen III #2
BPRD Garden of Souls #2
Thank you, thank you, Thank you!
Posted by FoldedSoup on Monday, April 09, 2007
I was in the middle of reading Marvel Zombies / Army of Darkness #2 (which is head and shoulders above #1, incredibly funny, and has a last page that everyone should be snickering over), when I did a double-take over this li'l gem:
Not much in the way of posting today, so instead let me share with you something that combines my love of Dinosaurs, comics, and drinking all in one handy package:
Another week brings another delve into what my LCS had for me to slobber over. A very good haul this time makes up for the few choices last week. Three books rose to the "potentially great" level for me, and while Jack of Fables is always a good read, it wasn't quite up to the "can't wait to read this one!" level we look for each Wednesday. Additionally, any Detective story written by Paul Dini that has Harley Quinn on the cover.. almost. Any other week, that's the book. This week though, it's gotta be:
Just finished cruising the blogs again before bed and read Bully's wonderful post about Top comics. One thing screamed out to me, though.. and since I had Photoshop still up.. and it was quick... well...
Welcome to our first semi-safe for work post! Hopefully, the last - well, at least until the uncensored Shanna and Cavewoman editions come out. Warning: Badly-lettered bad language, and a very amateurish cartoony boobie slip ahead. Ha-cha-cha!
I was going through some boxes of irregularly shaped books last night and stumbled upon something I completely forgot that I owned. A few years back a friend of mine acquired a bunch of old amateur comics from the 30s-50s, personally restored/re-drew them and gave them away as little gifts for his friends. He did a great job too, so I thought I'd share them. Well, bits of them, anyway.
Plus, it helps me further my never ending persuit to jack my random Google hits even higher than the Power Girl post at the end of Dave's infamous Boob War Week! So, in that spirit, I present to you all: An original Superman and Supergirl Tijuana Bible!