Friday, January 30, 2009
Thursday, January 29, 2009
You can buy yours HERE.
I suppose you could also use it to hold WATER. But let's be honest - how many Star Wars Fans do you know who actually drink water?
GREEN LANTERN is solid, as usual, and I'm revving up for the big "DARKEST NIGHT" storyline. Oh, side note: While I love the Red [Rage] lanterns and love that they expel all their blood in a violent fit upon donning the red ring, must they always be spewing blood and trying to eat people? *psst, hey writers... I saw 28 Days Later, too... so did alot of people.
In addition, I happened to pick up BRAVE & THE BOLD #21, part 3 of a Green Lantern/Green Arrow teamup. I missed the first 2 parts, but I really enjoyed this issue. The nice art by Doug Braithwaite contributed greatly to that.
2 of my favorite DC books are about an issue away from their last [cancelled] issue; ROBIN & LEGION of SUPER-HEROES. Again, blow me DiDio.
Chris Gage's HOUSE OF M: CIVIL WAR mini concluded and it was a surprise awesome - well done, Chris. And I found myself quite surprisingly enjoying the COSMIC SIZE FANTASTIC FOUR special. Probably because it wasn't written by Mark Millar. And while many people threw their hands up at Marvel Zombies after the 2nd series - I was with you!!! - this 3rd series, however, is fantastic! It's by a diff't writer and full of more hardcore and less funny.
2 books I normally hate - Millar's WOLVERINE and Ellis' ASTONISHING X-MEN - found their way into my heart with their latest issues (Astonishing being #2 of the 2-issue mini-series "Ghost Boxes"). While not classics, they were fun and sang to my inner 14 year old.
Yost's X-FORCE is still the best x-title currently on the shelf. Which is funny, because when I first heard of the book, my head exploded. The mini-series X-INFERNUS is a surprise hit for me - so far, outstanding!
Esad Ribic painted one of (if not THE) best Namor images I've ever seen in SUB-MARINER: THE DEPTHS #5. I'll do a scan-n-post later. Kickass, dude!
And after an eon of boredom, THE WALKING DEAD has my interest once more. Why hasn't HBO picked this up yet?
By the way, Unkiedev sent these to me a few days ago, which caused my week-long illness of misery that is still in effect. Thanks, man.
Wednesday, January 28, 2009
Friday, January 23, 2009
Thursday, January 22, 2009
Wednesday, January 21, 2009
On Sunday at church, our pastor told a story about how he wanted Sideswipe when he was 11 years old, for Christmas.
Gotta love a pastor that talks about Transformers, huh?
The story got better, 'cause he was talking about how he didn't get it and, when he went back to school after vacation...another kid in his class shared it for show-and-tell.
The teacher put it on his desk to display and our pastor STOLE it!
Ha! Anyway I thought you might appreciate that story.
Keep on Smashin!
-Anonymous (by request)
Tuesday, January 20, 2009
While I'm still dreaming of a kickass Legion movie with "accurate costumes", I must give props to the Smallville costuming peeps for incorporating elements of their comic counterparts' costumes into their live-action designs. Kickass DC writer GEOFF JOHNS wrote the Smallville episode, so no wonder!
SATURN GIRL, a blonde, has the saturn logo and has a look & feel similar to her old school costume.
LIGHTNING LAD, a redhead, has the yellow lighting bolds on his [blue] chest! (no mechanical arm, tho)
COSMIC BOY, a brunette (*coughshouldbeblackcough*), has the silver circles on his chest and some purple creeping out from under his jacket.
...and they all are wearing LEGION FLIGHT RINGS!!!!
Monday, January 19, 2009
This new Romita Sr cover depicts Peter Parker on a date with Betty Brant and another young woman ("Action is his reward!" says the tagline"). His word balloon says, "Face it COUGARS, you've just hit the jackpot"
Hmmmm, whoever wrote the text on that cover (writer Mark Waid?) seems to misunderstand the meaning of that slang:
an older woman who is romantically interested in younger men.
This reminds me of McDonald's ad campaign a few years back where guys salivated over their double-cheeseburgers, exclaiming "I'D HIT IT!"
Co-Star June Lockhart (Maureen Robinson) says about May:
"He always said he got the job because he fit in the robot suit. It was one of those wonderful Hollywood stories. He just happened to be on the studio lot when someone saw him and sent him to see Irwin Allen about the part. Allen said, 'If you can fit in the suit, you've got the job.'"
"He was particularly fond of his Robot role, once saying he came to consider the suit a 'home away from home.'"
"He wore the suit for hours at a time and learned the lines of every actor in the show so he would know when to respond to their cues. Because it wasn't easy to get in and out of the suit, he kept it on during breaks."
"He was a smoker... From time to time (when he was on a break), we'd see smoke coming out of the robot. That always amused us."
The Mazzucchelli statue is set for a September 2 release date.
Jim Aparo & Gotham Knight
other Batman Black & White statues
Watching ALIEN: RESURRECTION in the theater for the first time was one of the most dreadful, depressing experiences of my fucking life - just ask my wife, who still gives me shit about my post-movie-watching behavior .
I won't go into my loooooong angry tirade of why the movie is shit...
but hey, it could have been worse!
Here is the unused alternate ending to it...
Again, I won't go into my rant, but here's an excerpt from SISKEL & EBERT's review of the movie that cracked me up:
SISKEL: "Boy, it wore me out VERY quickly... I felt as I walked out that I had ENDURED an experience, certainly not enjoyed it."
EBERT: [irate] "...Those aliens seem to be able to reproduce themselves at will - to grow into tons and tons of alien biomass - despite apparently no food!-And they are able to attack, at will, go anywhere they want to, and yet they're so dumb they are always defeated! You'd think eventually they'd win!!!
SISKEL: "I hate to see a 1st class brain - yours - talk about this movie to the extent you just did. You're wasting your neurons, my friend."
Ha! Reading JimSmash would have made Siskel's brain explode!
WARNING: IF YOU HAVE NOT SEEN LAST WEEK'S GALACTICA EPISODE (and plan to do so), DO NOT WATCH THIS:
Ha! Nice programming!
Think about where Civil Rights were at before King and the Civil Rights Movement...think about how much has changed since. And most importantly, think about how much work and growth is still needed.
Click here to read King's profound "I Have A Dream" speech, 1968. If you haven't heard or read it before, here's your chance!
When the DEATH PROOF dvd was released, some cities found these severed arms holding the dvd placed around their sidewalks.
That, or its just a print-ad emulating "viral campaigning".... anyone else is tired of the "viral fad"?
Friday, January 16, 2009