Wednesday, August 13, 2008

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13 comments:

Geoff Klock said...

I am on Uncanny 215. Betsy Braddock and Longshot just showed up, obviously already introduced in other books (New Mutants, something else?).

neilshyminsky said...

Longshot debuts in Annual 10, which is, I think, also when Psylocke joins the team. It's also chronologically prior to 214.

j.liang said...

Betsy arrives at the mansion in New Mutants Annual #2 -- one of my favorite Claremont/Davis collaborations.

scott91777 said...

My friend Shannon recently sent me this e-mail with her analysis of summer blockbusters through chocolate:

"I liked Indy when I first saw it, and either did notice or didn't care about the flaws. I liked Batman too. They both were pretty much what I was expecting when I saw them. I just liked indy on a not too much thought way. If indy is a yummy chocolate bar... then batman is that really rich indugent chocolate cake. If I had been expecting the cake and got the chocolate bar I would have been dissapointed. I might have been disappointed had someone given me the cake even when I was expecting the chocolate bar depending on how much I really wanted the chocolate bar. :) But it's unlikely.

Hancock also confused me. I went in expecting a chocolate bar with like cyanne pepper in it. And I got that for the first half.. and the second half suddenly turned into soup. it was very perplexing. "

Fun Fact about Shannon: She thought she recognized the guy with the bomb in his stomach in The Dark Knight so she stayed for the credits... and it turns out it was the guy she went to her junior prom with.

Jason said...

And Longshot's previous incarnation prior to X-Men Annual #10 was in the Longshot miniseries by Ann Nocenti and Art Adams (six issues, published in 1985). (Geoff, I think I covered all this in one of my reviews -- probably the review of X-Men Annual #10, I'd guess ...)

sara d. reiss said...

i just met olivia thirlby (thirby?) -- the best friend from "Juno" and the love interest in "The Wackness," and her really hot boyfriend who looks like my ex.

i meet and know famous people, but i am not one of them myself. le sigh.

jen said...

re. Golden Girls... A few months back, I was discussing with one of my supervisors how GG is the textual precursor to Sex and the City. With GG, SATC would never and could never have come about. They are essentially the same show, with the same archetypes played out in an updated and less-restrictive dialogue.

My favourite part of Bea Arthur's appearance on Malcolm was her and Dewey dancing around the kitchen singing Abba's Fernando.

jen said...

That should have read 'without GG, SATC would never...'

scott91777 said...

Streebo,

Going to see Clone Wars this weekend?

scott91777 said...

Jason,

I just picked up that two disc Kinks collection you reccomended a while back... surprisingly I really like a lot of the late stuff... particularly the disco-Kinks of "(I wish I could Fly Like)Superman"

Jason said...

Scott, no kidding? I'm not a fan of most of that era, although I do love a smattering of the 1980s output ... A friend of mine is a big fan of late-era Kinks. She spent many a mixtape trying to convert me ...

scott91777 said...

Jason,

Well, of course, my favorite stuff is the early power pop stuff... I'm not as into the quirky british stuff... apart from "Dedicated Follower of Fashion", "Well Respected Man" and "Lola" that is.

Streebo said...

Scott91777: I am falling behind on my Star Wars geekdom. I'm so worn out from working on my own projects that I am probably going to stay home and sleep all weekend to recuperate.

Believe it or not - but I am disappointed that they chose to redo the Clone Wars for this animated series instead of doing something after the Fall of the Empire. I thought the Clone Wars series by the creators of Samurai Jack was fantastic. I don't see the need to revisit the same setting.