CCW Open Thread

Posted: February 17, 2010 in CCW Nation, CCW Open Thread

Ok people. It’s Wednesday which means it’s the start of a new comics week. Now, we had our fair share of drama on the boards over the past couple of days but it’s time to move on and talk about all the things the we enjoy as a collective. Hopefully those things will be of the pop culture variety.

And here we go.


  1. Pobra says:

    I’m positive that this does NOT in any way qualify as something we can all enjoy, but I just heard that Tony “D-day” Daniel will have something (not sure what) to do with Batman #700. That is fucking weak sauce supreme.

    • Damn. It’s issue #700. You would think that DC would like to treat that issue was a little bit of dignity. Well, looks like I won’t be buying Batman for a little while longer.


      • Pobra says:

        The only salvation would be if Morrison wrote it and Daniel did the art. I can live with his art if he’s paired with a strong enough writer. Morrison has the return of Bruce Wayne coming up, 700 could be what sets it in motion.

        • kurumais says:

          sad thing is daniel’s batman is still selling and i thought i read a good review of it on cbr either way dc isnt going to get off a winning horse

        • Morlock50 says:

          It would be nice to see some past Batman artists (Jim Aparo, Neal Adams, etc) contributing a few pages of art to the story. I think there was a Batman anniversary issue in the 80’s that had that set up, and I thought it was pretty cool.

    • Deemar says:

      I’ll telling ya’ he has something on Dan Didio

      *Naked pictures with another woman other than Didio’s wife
      *Bank account info
      *Evidence of a murder on Dan’s part
      *Paul Levitt’s soul in a jar…

  2. Dan Griffin says:

    DC is giving Retailers the chance to return Brightest Day #1-5 back to them. Only the unsold issues.

  3. Dan Griffin says:

    Oh and is any one else excited for DC in June? Batman and Superman both hit 700, and Wonder Woman hits 600.

    • Jeremy says:

      Hopefully they’ll be as big and well written as ASM 600 from last summer. If we’re lucky Morrison will write Batman and Johns for Superman. I don’t read Wonderwoman but hopefully that is well written too.

    • Stamps says:

      See, I’m excited for May. May marks the return of my beloved Birds of Prey hitting shelves once again.

    • Morlock50 says:

      Definately looking forward to WW 600. I’ll wait and see with the other two. It would be great if the Superman books would stop with the numbered shield nonsense by then.

  4. Smallmaniac says:

    As far as pop culture news goes, in the way of music, Johnny Cash’s last American Recordings album American VI: Aint No Grave is coming out next week. Here’s the title track:

    • Morlock50 says:

      Good God! I love me some Johnny Cash but this is some morbid shit. I prefer his 50’s Sun Records Hits.

      • Smallmaniac says:

        This song is nothing compared to the morbidity of Hurt. He didn’t make any Walk the Line’s or Ring of Fire’s towards the end of his life, but that’s a perfect way to round out a life, I think.

        He had all the upbeat hits in his prime youth, and then he got a little darker as he looked towards death and what follows.

        This song in particular has two sides to it: the hope of a life after, with the sad realization that a particular end is coming.

        • nioki says:

          Even Trent Reznor admitted that Hurt wasn’t his song anymore. Cash totally owned it

          • Smallmaniac says:

            That’s exactley why I don’t care that this final album is covers, save for one original written by Cash. He can take a song and do things with it that the original artist couldn’t dream of. After 50 plus years of music, Cash is as original as you can get.

    • Deemar says:

      Cool tune

  5. iFanboy has been bought. I guess there is some money to be made in podcasting.

    • Pobra says:

      Wow, good for them. I don’t always agree with those guys but their podcast is usually entertaining and they run a pretty decent website. Nice to see that their hard work is starting to pay off. Who knew podcasting would be where the money’s at ??
      I would suggest that you guys try your hand at it, but I know you hate podcasts J and you guys probably don’t have the time. But imagine a 2 hour last rants!! Hmm, maybe not, that could get ugly 😛

    • Stamps says:

      I would totally be down for listening to a 2 hour ccw podcast. 🙂 Pretty PLEEEEEASE!

    • Deemar says:

      Good for them, maybe some big conglomerate will buy CCW

      Although I can’t see J working for the ‘MAN’

  6. Jeremy says:

    Riddle me this, who should take over for Geoff Johns when he eventually leaves GL. I think Dan Slott could do it. I know he’s at Marvel right now but I think it’s the kind of book he’s good at.

  7. phil says:

    E had mentioned a while back the possibility of a forum of some sort. Is that still in the works?

    • To be honest I have no idea Phil. E may still be working on something but I myself have my hands full with this blog. Writing posts, editing other’s posts, moderating comments, having a job, etc. really takes up a lot of my time. I have no idea how I would be able to handle moderating a forum on top of all of that. Would it be fun? Sure, but I don’t know how we could pull it off.


  8. kurumais says:

    im still loving archer on fx its also up on hulu if you havent had a chance to see it

    anyone watching the Olympics? i like them every four year i get into sports i couldnt care less about

  9. kurumais says:

    which characters do you miss? characters that currently aren’t being used but are still alive not that alive or dead means anything

    • Deadpool and Wolverine. Oh wait…


    • Morlock50 says:

      By the time I dropped Uncanny X-men, it became the Scott and Emma variety hour. So there are plenty of mutants in the x-verse who were being used as wallpaper. Would be interesting to see some of them used again.

    • Ironmuskrat says:

      You know, I really miss Rom the Spaceknight. Rom was the first comic I read were I thought I was getting away with something. It was a pretty dark comic for a book that started out as way to promote a stupid toy(which I had).

      I know Rom’s storyline was wrapped up in a pretty solid way, with not much of way to bring him back. I just miss the poor, goofy looking guy =)


      • kurumais says:

        heydont give up hope IM every other toy is getting movie he might make the jump to the big screen

      • phil says:

        I remember Rom from back in the day. I would’nt mind seeing him updated, although not in that butchered fashion that Marvel did Omeega (another one of my back in the day faves) in.

  10. How did everyone enjoy the new comic books that came out this week? Overall I enjoyed them alot.

    Invincible#70- Great. Can’t wait for the Viltrumite War!

    Deadpool#19- Funny… missed Paco Medina’s art though…

    GLC#45- Amazing. A lot of great character moments.

    Green Lantern#51- Amazing. Can’t wait for the payoff of Blackest Night! Is it just me or did Mahnke’s art seemed a bit rushed in some areas??? I could be the fact that he inked it all by himself, though

    I’m hoping I get the time to review all four of these books on my blog.

    • Morlock50 says:

      Well, the Green Lantern issue was very solid. Johns wrapped up a couple of loose ends in a satisfying fashion. The art had a slightly grittier look to it, but I didn’t really mind it. The BL Flash was just…okay. Kollins was very good on art chores. I’m just really looking forward to the new Flash series.

  11. Mr.Wrestling says:

    So…uhh there has been a bit of a shake up at DC comics

    Dan Didio and Jim Lee are now co-publishers…

    and Geoff Johns is the new creative director

  12. mbell028 says:

    I don’t if you guys noticed, but it looks like Greg Rucka’s last issue of Detective Comics is in March. It’s a shame I really enjoyed his work on the book I’m hoping that Batwoman will get her own book Kate’s a really great character.

  13. Pobra says:

    Is anyone else getting REALLY sick of Deadpool? I don’t mean the over exposure of the character himself, I mean the main book. I’ve been enjoying Way’s run so far, but this weeks issue was almost painful. Actually, all the issues without Medina on art have been a little trying, but this hit-monkey shit is just brutal. And teaming up with Spider-Man… isn’t DP already an analogue of spidey? So is it really necessary to have them both in a single book? Maybe I’m just getting sick of the character, but this issue has me considering dropping the title.

    • SmokeyClocks says:

      I agree. I enjoyed Way’s run with deadpool vs bullseye but after that it has gone downhill, this past issue in particular. With the reveal that the ultra awesome assassin was Way’s newest simian creation was a bit of a letdown. I mean it might turn out to be a cool story line but it more so seems like he is whoring out the deadpool title to promote his new character.

    • I don’t know. I actually didn’t mind the new issue and you know I hate everything, right? 🙂

      Ya, the Hit Monkey thing is kinda ridiculous but that’s kinda the point of the Deadpool comic IMO. I liked the art too by Barberi. I know he is pretty much a poor man’s Humberto Ramos but I liked the work he did on Gen 13 a little while ago and thought he was a decent replacement for Medina this issue.

      Overall, DP is just plain overexposed and that may be factoring into your feeling about this book. I know it’s starting to bug me a bit.


  14. kurumais says:

    i didnt know smallville introduced speedy on the show its regular dcu over there

  15. Morlock50 says:

    Well, Mr. Brevoort has done it again.

    I posted a comment challenging the Brevoort-heads. I expect to be ripped to pieces any moment now.

  16. generaldark says:

    i read issue one of BN jsa and saw a black lantern rip out a police mans heart who was named “S. Rogers” guinsadence?

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