Friday, July 27, 2007

Free Form Comments

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17 comments:

Elijah Fly said...

I was going to yell a bit how I don't want to be a fanatical Marvel Zombie, DC just makes it easy. I want 5-dimensional awesome, DC play acts like that is what you're going to get, but you don't for the most part. I hate how I get the lure of a bright crazy world full of mind-blowing niftiness dangled in front of me, but then I'm told that not only is that not what I want Didio effectively calls me an idiot for wanting it. I realized I got a lot crap to whine about on my blog, and almost got somewhere, but Identity Crisis drained me. (Identity Crisis is the opposite of good,btw.) More angry rambling to come.

Thacher said...

My business partner and I put down the rent on our new comic & game shop today. Even after 4 years managing a shop for someone else, it's still a daunting task, but I'm rather excited. I'm even more excited that it looks like we're going to be opening the wednesday after my wedding (which is August 25th). Which means it's pretty much a month away.

Oh sweet pogo-legged Jesus.

In any case, you should add my blog (www.demonweasel.com) to your 'logroll, because it'll be fun to watch my descent into madness.

Christian said...

Thacher, what about your honeymoon then?

Anything exciting happening at SDCC? I'm glad that Terry Moore is taking over Runaways, but aside from that I haven't heard about a whole lot of stuff I didn't know already.

neilshyminsky said...

Am I the only person that liked Identity Crisis? Or did I only like it because I have absolutely no investment/interest in the characters for the most part?

Btw, does anyone remember the discussion that broke out in the comments section of one of Geoff's posts a few weeks back about judging/commenting on stuff that you don't read? I got into another one of those discussion elsewhere and blogged on it. And then it took a very funny turn, which I also linked to my blog. You can see the results if you click my name. (...he said shamelessly.)

Matt Brady said...

Geoff, I don't know if you've seen this yet, but Dark Horse is starting a free online version of their old anthology Dark Horse Presents on Myspace. Here's the link. I figured you would be interested because the first story is by Joss Whedon, with art by Fabio Moon.

Christian said...

Warren Ellis is writing Astonishing X-men next and renaming it "Astonishing X-men: Second Stage" partly to do a clean break from Joss' run and partly to encapsul Astonishing X-men as Whedon's own.

Prognosis about WE on X-men: Fucking awesome.

Elijah Fly said...

My mind is blown.

Thacher said...

Christian: My soon-to-be wife and I had already decided to not take a honeymoon right away, and instead save up money to have a really kickass one. Then the plans for the store showed up and that's where all the money is now. The other day she said she felt bad about not taking a 'moon and that maybe we should...and then she remembered that's when the store was opening, and I kind of felt bad. Her love and understanding is one of the many reasons I'm taking her off the market.

nicholas reed said...

Grant Morrison and JG Jones on Final Crisis?

Ok, I'm actually interested in it now.

Marc Caputo said...

Yeah, so much of the news out of SDCC is awesome. Ellis and Bianchi on X-Men, Morrison and Jones on Final Crisis - with this much lead time, who couldn't make a deadline?

(Besides the Kuberts and Madureira, that is.)

Darius Kazemi said...

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Brian G said...

Damn, I'm not usually one to judge a book simply based on hype but the announcement of Final Crisis really put a bad taste in my mouth, but hearing that Morrison and Jones are on the book has now got me pretty excited. My biggest problem was that it sounded so incredibly unoriginal but with Morrison on board I think theres a good chance that it could turn out to be something completely unexpected. I really hope that following Countdown won't be necessary to enjoy this book, but based on how terrible it's been so far I don't think it will be. The news about Terry Moore on Runaways is pretty amazing, I just recently got introduced to SiP and I've already purchased all of the pocket book collections. I think Moore's character sensibilities will lend themselves quite nicely to Runaways.

James said...

A reading of Batman #666: Geoff is right. Once again, Morrison puts himself up against Miller's Batman, with a tale of an uncompromising, ultra-violent Batman of the future. We seem to be back in New X-Men territory here, with Morrison admitting defeat in the face of what can't be changed/escaped. Morrison's fun, "bare-chested love-god" Batman has literally fathered a violent, anti-heroic Batman of the future (see: The Dark Knight Returns), exactly what Morrison wanted to get away from. Furthermore, the only way Morrison's Batman can defeat the last of the dark, violent, imposter Batmen* and gain primacy/immortality is to sell his soul to the Devil (Miller). Try as he might, Morrison couldn't replace Miller, and it is Miller's Batman that has assimilated Morrison's, and not the other way around. The silver-lining here, is that (hopefully) Morrison can now concentrate on doing his own thing, and stop worrying about Miller. J. H. Williams III and The Batmen Of All Nations seems like a perfect opportunity to do just that.

*I quite liked that just as the last one was a version of Bane, this next one was a version of the Azrael-Batman, with his orange face-plate and flamethrower.

Anonymous said...

Question about Fraction and Kitson's "The Order"- How can this guy who looks like Tony Stark have been playing Tony Stark/Iron Man on a long running TV show when Tony Stark's identity hasn't always been public knowledge? The book is great and I don't care... I just hope they find some neat way to explain that.

Elijah Fly said...

Because even when he said Tony Stark wasn't in the armor, Iron Man was always an employee of Stark's company: Mainly as a bodyguard. Thus (when Tony wasn't in the armor officially), one would presume that Tony Stark's actor would be the Charlie to Iron Man's Angel.

Streebo said...

Woo hoo! Warren Ellis on X-Men? Morrison on Final Crisis?

I just messed my pants. . .

BTW - I did not care for Identity Crisis either. Good story. All the wrong characters.

Mikey said...

Morrison's wonderful JLA Classified series is finally getting collected. It's listed in the latest Previews (which may well be turning into my favourite comic). This is the Seven Soldiers Prequel, as well as a cracking little story in its own right. Any thoughts on it in relation to - and as a Reading of - Morrison's original JLA run, since he usually doesn't return to characters?

Plus the lovely Rian Hughes book Yesterday's Tomorrows is finally out, which includes the British stories he did with Morrison (200ad, Dan Dare), as well as many more pages of his gorgeous drawings and fonts, for those who like that kind of thing.

Good times.