Tuesday, September 30, 2008
On a side note.... I used to be a big DC fan, reading atleast a dozen DC books a month. But ever since Dan DiDio became the Editor-In-Chief, my favorite DC books have steadily become poop. With Legion's demise, I now have GREEN LANTERN and DETECTIVE. Yer doin' a helluva job, DiDio.
JimSmash recommend LEGION reading
....and "Legion of Superheroes" #37-50, Action Comics #858-863
Yeah, that's what I said, too... right after, "What the fuck is that?! Really, Lucas? Really?"
So, I looked "Wioslea" up on google which led me to "Wookieepedia" which is apparently a "wikipedia" just for Star Wars crap.
Here's what I learned, besides the fact that Wioslea apparently does indeed exist:
Wioslea lived on Tatooine and wore simple robes very similar to a Jedi Knight's. She was once even accused of being a Jedi.
She bought Luke Skywalker's X-34 landspeeder for Spaceport Speeders, a local Mos Eisley company that bought and sold landspeeders and other vehicles. In order to finance the negotiated upfront fee for passage aboard the Millennium Falcon, Obi-Wan Kenobi used a Jedi mind trick to persuade Wioslea into paying 2,000 credits for the speeder, much more than it was worth.
Wioslea was also a gambler. Due to outstanding gambling debts, at the time of Jabba Desilijic Tiure's death, she owed him 1,000 credits. Wioslea was also able to speak many languages, including Bocce, Jawaese and the Talz language.
I don't buy it... sounds like post-movie bullshit to sell more toys and books. Any true diehard Star Wars fans reading this? Can I get some clarification on this?
Monday, September 29, 2008
....hmm... only 1 day left and zero-bids.....
Friday, September 26, 2008
Anyway, the Plush Daggit comes with a pull-string for audio goodness.
Oh, and check out THIS site where someone showcases their many Plush Daggis. Warning: Kinda scary.
Regarding not being the biggest fan of Venom anymore... As I've said before...
I loved VENOM when he first debuted under Todd McFarlane's pencils. But post-McFarlane came Erik Larsen's crazy take on the character. From there it was all down-hill and I haven't liked the character since that first storyline almost 20 years ago.
Hey, here's my old favorite Venom picture, by Bart Sears:
And here's my new, current favorite Venom pic, by Yeinil Francis Yu:
I really like their take on GREEN ARROW. Since his debut back in Season 6, I've thought he could sport his on spin-off show, mini-series or special. He and Lex really bring alot to the show. (apparently Lex isn't on the show anymore? pffff)
I'm a big fan of AQUAMAN and get tired of all the jokes. I understand why the jokes are there, but it just reinforces my opinion that the character has never been handled with respect. In keeping with history, the WB/CW casts some uninteresting chode. What a blown great opportunity; to bring Aquaman to the screen and make him awesome. bah! I do applaud them with keeping his costume color scheme in place. Sweet.
Regarding BLACK CANARY's appearance.... eh, whatever. While I appreciate them giving some exposure to Dinah, I guess I'm still recovering from that awful BIRDS OF PREY adaptation a few years back.
"Fridge. Defensive Lineman. GIJoe Special Ops."
Thursday, September 25, 2008
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
So I was stoked when a new title, "CAPTAIN BRITAIN & MI:13" came out! And it was pretty fun... for a few issues. Then they went and changed Michael-Ryan's-kickass costume again with some crappy version that looks to me like a BRYAN HITCH design.
Is that a Union Jack bib over a leotard??
Ugh, I hate it. So much, in fact, that I'm going to be dropping the title. The main appeal has just been ditched. Boo.
I want a Captain Britain title with M.Ryan's design:If they were ever to make a Captain Britain live-action movie, this costume works perfectly as is!
Btw, the "Judge Dredd Vs Aliens" comic is quite fun. It's basically ALIEN and ALIENS but thrown into Judge Dredd's world. Fun.
That's the question I asked when seeing the above pictures. So I did some research.
The character is Ahsoka Tano , Anakin's padawan in the 3D Clone Wars movie that no one watched. Hey, real quick - how does Anakin have a padawan if he's not a Master yet? Anyway.... the green turd in her hands is Jabba's baby son, Rotta. And apparently she affectionately nicknames the child "stinky" because (again, apparently) the Hutt species give off a characteristic stench. The McDonald's logo is from me... it just reminded me of those annoying "I'm lovin' it" ads with skinny, smiling, "hip" teenagers eating garbage after school. Where was I? Oh yeah, Lucas is the Devil.
Tuesday, September 23, 2008
Saw this over at Andrew's blog, which peed all over my childhood. Thanks alot, Andrew.
Side note, I happened to watch while listening to Metallica's "All Nightmare Long".
It contributed to the experience quite nicely.
and on a side note.... does Millar have ANY original ideas? Usually he just takes concepts from movies and repackages them into nice over-praised, over-rated juvenile fan fiction. But this... he's copying something from Annihilation writers Abnett & Lanning. Anyone else feel the same about Millar's writing?
I give you Guest Smasher MR. GRAYSON:
OK class... let's gather round. First off, Galactus is a being older than our known universe. He is not “ a giant dude in a purple suit”. He is, in essence a force of nature, a GOD of sorts. He refers to Death as his “sister” and Eternity (the living embodiment of the Universe) as his “brother”. Galactus possesses cosmic power beyond the ability for humans to measure*. He commands vasts amount of power (when at full strength it is unquantifiable). The more rudimentary ones being the transmutation of elements, conversion of matter, and reconstruction of elements on a molecular level. He doesn't just throw “energy blasts”. This is the being who gave Silver Surfer a minute fraction of his own power, and in turn, made the Surfer into an unstoppable agent through out the universe. THEN when he took away all but a fraction of that power, the surfer's strength still rivaled that of the Hulk, and he was still one of the most powerful beings in the universe. He created Morg, who held off, The Silver Surfer, Fire Lord, Airwalker and Nova. This is the guy who snuffed Ultron out without even paying attention,...it was an after thought. (as Doom himself put it..”we are ants compared to Galactus”). He IS POWER. The only time he was ever defeated in physical combat was when he had depleted all of his energy and was in essence dying..... and then it STILL took the combined efforts of The Fantastic Four, The Avengers (Thor, Cap and Iron Man included) and Doctor Strange to beat him. When he was at his average power level..the combined might of Earths Heroes couldn't stop him. They were only able to destroy his machine that converted matter into energy. (see SECRET WARS) The fact that Galactus was made into a “battery” not once... but now twice... is fucking ridiculous and just bad writing. To “capture” Galactus, is like me trying to capture a black hole. He would simply absorb anything around him to feed himself (ships and all life forms included)
"I am GALACTUS! I am POWER beyond POWER. KNOWLEDGE which is beyond For all your vaunted strength, you are but a fading shadow of my cosmic THOUGHT!ALL!"
METALLICA's new album "Death Magnetic" is actually... dare I say... good?
After TWO decades of painfully tragic decline, I had completely written off the band... especially after "St Anger". Much like Tolkein's Nazgul, the mighty had fallen and become twisted mockeries of their former selves. And I mourned them.
Then last week, someone let me borrow "Death Magnetic", which was released 9/12/08. Its almost like a "lost album" between "And Justice For All" and "The Black Album"; not as thrash as their glory days, but not quite as mainstream as "Black".
If you too were once a Metallica fan but ran for the hills during these past dark years.... give it a listen... is Napster still around?