CCW Weekend Open Thread

Posted: May 29, 2010 in CCW Nation, CCW Open Thread

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    • generaldark says:

      why dont hollywood movies understand that slasher films arnt scary?? they were only scary for the generation it was introduced to. this generation will only be afraid by pshycological horror.

  1. SMARTASS8 says:

    Marmaduke, Sex In The City 2, or Killers?

  2. SMARTASS8 says:

    I’d fuck Marmaduke and…LOL!

    No, I was just wondering which movie people would pick if they had to see one of them.

    I’d probably pick Marmaduke since, as awful as the movie looks, I liked the comic strip when I was little. Sex In The “Sahara” looks awful and Killers was already done well once before without the hindrance & lack of talent that Heigl & Kutcher bring to their projects.

    • SmokeyClocks says:

      love this movie, what ever happened to john cusack anyhow? though i feel the hit man is suffering the twilight effect

      • kurumais says:

        he was in 2012 and hot tub time machine he still around making money

        • SmokeyClocks says:

          did anyone see hot tub time machine? From the preview it seemed like it could be a really dumb movie or a really funny dumb movie.

          • FYI:

            John Cusack hasn’t made a good movie since Grosse Pointe Blank. And before anyone mentions High Fidelity, that movie sucked.

            J.

            • SmokeyClocks says:

            • SMARTASS8 says:

              I didn’t think High Fidelity sucked, but I found it vastly overrated. It did inspire me to my practically OCD habit of making lists of my favorite things. When I walk my dogs, I’m usually compiling one in my head.

              • Ok, you are right. I really meant to say “overrated” instead of “sucked”. This is such a nerd nitpick but I didn’t like the fact that when Jack Black’s character brought up Evil Dead 2 in conversation when he was actually talking about Army of Darkness. It was like the movie was trying to be really hip and cool by bringing up Evil Dead 2 but then totally fucked it up. Fucking posers.

                J.

                • SMARTASS8 says:

                  I like all of the Evil Dead movies, but, like with the Terminator franchise, I’m one of the few who liked the first one the most.

                  • I like the first Evil Dead movie more too. Also, T2 sucked compared to the first one. I’m with you on that.

                    J.

                    • SMARTASS8 says:

                      I love it when we agree on something since it’s quite often an opinion I felt I was alone in thinking. I’ve seen all 4 Terminators(and the first season of the TV show) but the first movie is the only one I’d re-watch. The last 2 weren’t that good(the 3rd was horrific) and the 2nd movie just hasn’t held up in my opinion. The first movie is so great since its half sci-fi & half slasher.

                    • cballsack says:

                      T2 sucked? Seriously?

                      Dude, in the first Terminator, Sarah Connor outruns a truck. That sequence grates at me still, years later. I hate totally implausible scenes like that.

                    • Compared to T1, yes. Compared to say, Titanic, no.

                      Sara Connor can outrun anything. Didn’t you get the memo?

                      J.

                    • phil says:

                      the 1st Term….you could especially upon reflection, tell how horrible the sfx were. It totally takes me away from enjoying that movie today.
                      Still, on its worse day it was better than Madmax on its best day. (yeah, I don’t know what that means either):-)

                    • SMARTASS8 says:

                      If the Terminator FX took you out of the movie, you must get violently ill if you see a Godzilla movie or a sci-fi movie from the 50’s.

                  • SmokeyClocks says:

                    i hear they are coming out with evil dead 4, thoughts?

                    • It will never happen. The remake to Evil Dead will be the next Evil Dead movie we see.

                      J.

                    • SMARTASS8 says:

                      Basically every Evil Dead movie is a remake or at least they are very loose with the continuity between movies.

                    • phil says:

                      @ S8: No no Godzilla was a conceptually cheesy movie to begin with, where you new from the getgo that you were watching a dude in a rubber suit knocking down leggo miniturized cities and whatnot.

                      Terminator was supposed to be this state of the art seamless production that you were not supposed to see where the effects had been implemented.

            • cballsack says:

              High Fidelity was alright. It was one of those movies my girlfriend dragged me to watch, so I was expecting the worst and came away thinking it was decent.

    • Well, Marmaduke has Judy Greer in it so if I had to pick one that would be it.

      J.

      • SMARTASS8 says:

        Did you see her in that episode of “How I Met Your Mother” I told you about last week? Even though I’ve seen every episode of that show, it’s really hit or miss with me. The Judy Greer episode was the worst episode I ever saw of it. If you need further proof, besides Greer, it guest starred Chris Katan and Malin Akerman. Yech!

        • Ya, I watched it. It was fucking awful. Damn, CBS sitcoms really do suck. Never again will I watch that or Big Bang Theory.

          J.

          • mbell028 says:

            that episode may of sucked but How I Met Your Mother is an awesome show season 1 had to be one of the best first seasons for a comedy ever other than It’s Always Sunny in Philadelphia

          • cballsack says:

            You should be ashamed for watching it to begin with.

            • I will watch almost anything with Judy Greer in it whether it’s terrible or not.

              J.

            • mbell028 says:

              why the show’s hilarious NPH is funny as hell on it. Have you ever watched it?

              • cballsack says:

                I don’t watch shows with laughtracks. As if watching television isn’t mindless enough, I don’t need to be told when to laugh.

                • mbell028 says:

                  thats really your only reason Im not happy about it having a laughtrack, but I don’t choose not to watch a show because of that way to judge a show before watching ballsack

                • SMARTASS8 says:

                  Even though it is more rare these days, there are sitcoms that are still filmed before a live studio audience. It isn’t always canned laughter like MASH or The Flintstones.

                  • cballsack says:

                    Yeah, they flash lights up in the studio that tell you when to laugh or applause. The whole thing is fixed. I used to watch sitcoms as a kid, but I can’t now. They’re nauseating. I’d rather type LOL or use cute smiley faces in my type. (Actually, no, I wouldn’t.)

                    • Man, I completely agree with you. I have gotten to the point where all the comedies I watch DO NOT have laugh tracks. I can still watch Seinfeld without it bothering me but nothing that is newer than that. Shows like the original Office, Curb Your Enthusiasm and Arrested Development proved that a laugh track is completely unnecessary. All of the comedies on NBC Thursday nights and Modern Family on ABC don’t have one. And no laugh track is pretty much why I STILL watch those shows.

                      Laugh tracks are for the fucking sheeple. That’s why all of the CBS sitcoms have them and why they are the #1 network.

                      J.

                    • SMARTASS8 says:

                      Considering MASH and All In The Family both had laugh tracks, I vehemently disagree with the 2 of you. To each their own.

                    • I said nothing NEWER than Seinfeld.

                      J.

                    • cballsack says:

                      I didn’t even like Seinfeld that much. It was meh. I can watch old stuff like Sanford & Son or Three’s Company if I’m feeling bored or nostalgic without the laughtrack bugging me too much, but those shows were filled with comic legends. Sorry, Doogie Howser is not a comic legend.

          • SMARTASS8 says:

            Neither of them may be airing on CBS anymore but I think “King Of Queens” could be very funny and “Everybody Loves Raymond” is one of the best sitcoms that ever ran(one of the few times I agree with TV critics).

    • AvS says:

      It is I, Sidney Feldman.

  3. kurumais says:

    just finished detective i must say rucka has decided on an odd direction for his question seems just big piece of comic book cheese that someone will have to do away with
    he is leaving dc for the time being right? that leaves the character in a lurch if ask me. it too bad i really liked her and was enjoying the question back up more then the batwoman

  4. kurumais says:

    this looks like it will be a fun flick

  5. kurumais says:

    some red head news
    interesting haley williams pic circulating the interwebz today
    and karen gillian looked great at the uk premier of sex in the sands premier

  6. kurumais says:

    ive been watching justfied from fx this week i really enjoy it and the elmore lenord dialog
    and i love the ganstagrass theme songs/ soundtrack who would have thought rap and blue grass would meld so well

  7. rush says:

    Alright just started watching All the Boys Love Mandy Lane.

  8. Deemar says:

    Nah, they should have got Cheech Marin as He-man

  9. rush says:

    Finished watching All the Boys Love Mandy Lane. I did not expect that, very nice.

  10. i love little britain david walliams and matt lucas are hilarious do that many people know who they are in america but you can always tell that it’s a fat suit

    • kurumais says:

      i like little britian but some times it gets a little too gay and cross dressery

      • Pobra says:

        hehe, then you probably don’t like Kids in the Hall either.

        • kurumais says:

          you missed the first 2 words of my reply and i like kids in the hall quite a lot
          but with little britain EVERY skit is kind of gay
          how many arent ?
          carol the computer says no chick
          lou and andy
          and i guess fat busters which i dont think is so good

          but my 2 favorites skits are gay and funny dafydd the only gay in the village and
          sebastian the aide decamp to giles PM

        • kurumais says:

          i almost forgot Pobra i saw the kids in the hall live at the bottom line here NYC in the early 90s. cant really remember what skits they did except the headcrusher and scott thompson’s buddy
          the bottom line is a pretty small club with almost no stage so that restricted them i guess

          • Pobra says:

            Sweet! And sorry, I didn’t mean to imply that you are some kind of homophobe or something, i just totally misread your post.

    • TheMSpot says:

      Yes, they have made their way to America and they even had thier own show on HBO for awhile called Little Britain/USA. I wish that show was still on in America, hell I would take the HBO one because their America characters were funny.

  11. kurumais says:

    anyone else around here read the goon? i dont get the monthly comic i prefer the trades its just terrific with some of the most beautiful comic are i have ever seen

  12. kurumais says:

    for J and E to fight over

  13. rush says:

    Just finished reading Mystery Society #1. It was a fun read with good pacing and great art by Fiona Staples. I’ve been digging her work since North 40.

  14. hackslash2020 says:

  15. phil says:

    And now for something entirely different…Actually I hate Monty Python, disregard opening line
    Anyway is there anyone out there that can explain the fascination with this movie series?
    Other than a brief adrenaline rush, I don’t get it. I will say as movies go… each subsequent movie was better than the previous one. Considering the 3rd one was still a steaming pile….. I guess that ain’t sayin much Anyway the trilogy in question starts with this load.

    • edward2962 says:

      You have to remember that at the time most action films were rip-offs of Death Wish and sci-fi flicks were bad Star wars imitations.Mad Max presented an unique for the time charaterization for these types of flicks.Low-budget,set in the dessert,fast moving,and from Australia? It was very different for times.Of course,like anything sucessful there’s been a hundred mad max rip-offs.
      Kinda like the John Woo/matrix imitations now.

      • phil says:

        Perhaps…the only thing that I take from these films is how horribly acted they were and howlame the chase scenes were.

        As far as bad Star Wars imitators were, I thoght Star Wars was horrible (all of em) and I won’teven go into the Matrix.

        • cballsack says:

          Tough crowd.

        • phil says:

          To be fair, I only saw the 1st 3, which I believe is 4,5, and 6 of the series, but I take it on faith or the force that the remainder are equally as crappy πŸ™‚

        • Locusmortis says:

          For a film that cost so little to make Mad Max was fucking brilliant. Plus its an Aussie film not a yank one so that makes it extra bonzer ya flamin galah!

          • phil says:

            With such a slim budget, you’d think they could spare a few bucks for acting lessons. And aussie or not, what was the deal with speeding the film up…. just to make it look like Max’s car was going faster? All the dudes in those films came across like a bunch of Sheilas πŸ™‚

  16. edward2962 says:

    another icon passes

    Dennis Hooper rip

    • cballsack says:

      When I think of Dennis Hopper, I’m always reminded of this scene from True Romance. Even though I really despise the racist overtones, it’s still a powerful scene and probably the best “go fuck yourself” moment I’ve ever seen in a movie.

      • phil says:

        Classic film! Definitely in my top 10 of all time. An award winning performance by Hopper.

      • cinemar10 says:

        The racist overtones are effective in showing the tools that these types use to get at each other. I like that Hopper’s character is smart enough to know which buttons will push Walken over the edge. I also like that the Italian translation of the events that lead to Hopper’s death remove us from the situation enough for the audience to be aware of how ridiculous the situation was.

        Man I used to love this film when I was younger but I haven’t watched it in a crazy long time.

    • TheMSpot says:

      Easy Rider is my all time favorite movie. This is the only Hollywood death that I am truly sad about.

  17. Constantanius says:

    Hey this is a question for Jose and Elliot. I remember awhile back you guys were talking about the lack of ethnic characters in DC/Marvel, specifically hispanic characters. I reread Supergirl #50 tonight remembered that Gangbuster aka Jose Delgado was in the book. I’m just curious as to what your thoughts on this character is?

  18. Jeremy says:

    I think the Brightest Day series has been kind of disappointing. I know it’s still a little early to judge, but still. Also I think the Generation Lost series is excellent.

  19. phil says:

    This may generate little interest for many of you, but this puts me in 7th Heaven! Minus the Bat showing his eyes thru his mask
    http://www.newsarama.com/php/multimedia/album.php?aid=35570

  20. rush says:

    I just got this email from my friend.

    I noticed that FanimeCon freaks wandering around in San Jose and I hit up the website for the heck of it. Check out the first survival guide tip below. Sounds like it could give the ComicCon a run for it’s money in the stank dept.

    FanimeCon 2010 Survival Guide
    May 26th, 2010

    Attending a four day convention seems simple enough, but there are certain things that should be kept in mind while at FanimeCon to keep yourself and everyone around you happy. Here are some tips for a comfortable con stay:

    1. Remember to BATHE. By the end of the day, in crowds of that many people, no one walks away smelling or looking their best despite all the work of the morning. Showers refresh and cleanse us, and both are necessary to remain your best throughout FanimeCon. In relation to that, deodorant should be applied daily, and everyone should have a change of clothes for every day they are attending.

  21. rush says:

    I took my girlfriend to her first comic con(last WonderCon) and she asked me why so many didn’t bathe.

  22. Mike F says:

    So I’m eager to go to NYC June 21st to see Brubaker, Fraction, Gage (and yeah Bendis will be there unfortunately) but yeah, anyone else going?

    I was planning a NYC trip this June with my girlfriend anyways… Sounds kinda cool seeing three great writers and some other dude πŸ™‚

  23. Mike F says:

    RIP Dennis Hopper 😦

    Your role in Blue Velvet will always be the greatest Villain in USA Cinema…

  24. SMARTASS8 says:

    Poor Gary Coleman. Even in death he’s treated like a D-lister. Thanks to Dennis Hopper’s death, his is being overlooked.

    • He did get the short end of the stick, didn’t he?

      J.

      • SMARTASS8 says:

        I know it’s not the hip thing to say, but Coleman’s death is sadder to me than Hopper’s.

        • cballsack says:

          Is that really an example of unhipness?

          • SMARTASS8 says:

            It is amongst film fans.

            How about this? I think Apocalypse Now is vastly overrated and, between the scene with the horrific real life murder of a water buffalo(Coppola’s fucking wife said she thought it was beautiful in “Hearts Of Darkness”) and Brando & Hopper’s over the top, drug addled performances(“the horror” indeed), I never need to see it again.

            • cballsack says:

              Our generation grew up with Gary Coleman, so it’s hardly surprising. I know I watched Diff’rent Strokes reruns every day after school. The biggest shock about Coleman’s death was learning that Conrad Bain is still alive. He’s gonna outlive them all.

              I’ve seen Apocalypse Now twice, both the regular version and the Redux. The first time I saw it, I thought it was absolutely brilliant, one of the best films I’ve ever seen. I didn’t get that same feeling watching it the second time. I’m not really sure why. It’s still a trip seeing a young and skinny Laurence Fishburne in it, though.

      • phil says:

        The ‘short’ end, huh?
        Anyway…while Gary’s passing is sad, evrytime I saw where he was being himself; be it a interview or whathavya, he was a snot. On a talk show featuring all children, he was the one that would not move down when the next kid star was to be interviewed. From child to adult he’s shown such classnessnous it’s not even funny.

        • phil says:

          classlessnous, or is itclasslessness? man, I really need to check out dictionary.com

          • Locusmortis says:

            Dennis Hopper at least had a very full life, you couldn’t say that of Coleman. After Diff’rent Strokes it was all downhill from there (which is common with a lot of child actors), but the money he should have had to help him out through his adult life was stolen by his parents, thus he had a rather tragic awful adulthood.

            • Deemar says:

              Yeah Gary Coleman is better off dead hate to say it, but the buy was pretty pathetic.

              Dennis Hopper I’m suprised he’s lasted this long

              • cballsack says:

                That’s pretty harsh. What do you know about him? Ever met the guy?

                • Deemar says:

                  Yeah it was harsh, I just think Gary Coleman was a victim of himself.

                  Sure his parents fucked him over with the money, but at some point he needed to be an adult and not a angry manchild.

                  As far as Dennis Hopper dude led a crazy life like Keith Richards guy seemed invincible which was not the case.

              • SMARTASS8 says:

                You’re racist!

                πŸ˜›

  25. Has anyone seen NBC’s “The Good Guys”, with Colin Hanks? I was disapointed.

  26. SMARTASS8 says:

    I just caught the tailend of a Lost rerun on my local ABC station(really anti-climactic knowing how practically nothing about the island is explained). I started thinking about what Damon Lindelof was going to do now(unless he just keeps producing stuff for his mentor JJ Abrams). Am I the only one who wasn’t very fond of his Ultimate Hulk VS Wolverine mini?

  27. kurumais says:

    http://www.maxim.com/movies/the-movie-blog/91010/12-best-comic-book-moments-in-non-comic-book-movies.html

    this was a pretty cool list my fanboyness was tickled when i was watching these flick so they did a good job
    my 2 faves were probably crimson tide and breathless

  28. Pobra says:

    Hey guys, I finally picked up Scott Pilgrim’s Precious Little Life and boy do I feel like a ass! How was i not already reading this? The parallel’s between Scott’s life and my own are fucking terrifying at times, I mean, he takes girls to Goodwill! Personally, I prefer value village, but still, that’s where 90% of my hilariously bad clothes come from.

    • You should feel like an ass. πŸ˜›

      I thought it was mandatory that all Canadians read that comic but seeing how you are just getting around to it I take it that’s not true.

      J.

    • cballsack says:

      I’m up the fourth volume, which was the best one so far. And, I agree, it’s the best thing in comics I’ve read in a long while.

  29. Insideman says:

    Hey Everybody!

    Saw this cool link to some discounted GNs at Barnes & Noble (via a post on Bleeding Cool):

    http://www.barnesandnoble.com/u/Bargain-Graphic-Novels/379000104/?cds2Pid=16757&linkid=1586062

    Jose, ALL FIVE of the existing Cannon God Exaxxion volumes (Manga series you noted you really enjoyed)– have been discounted to $3 to $5 each (instead of $15 each!!!)

    But them all for only $20 and some change. Throw on one more item to make $25 total– then you get free shipping. Then use THIS COUPON CODE– J4D4Y3C — to receive 15% OFF for One Item (good through 5/31).

    That’s a deal!

    I’m stoked because my timing on deals like this normally SUCKS!

    P.S. I would normally buy these from my comic shop– but as Jose has pointed out before… It is almost COMPLETELY IMPOSSIBLE for comic stores to get COMPLETE RUNS of Manga series from DIAMOND… Even stuff that is only a few months old. (But don’t get me started on the shitty subject of Diamond Distribution… I’ll never stop.)

    • Insideman says:

      And, of course, I meant “Buy them all…” NOT “Bit them all”.

    • You know what’s funny. THIS week Diamond FINALLY got all of the volumes of 20th Century Boys back in stock. I can now finally start buying the series again. I ordered myself Vol 4 and 5.

      And thanks for the heads up on those Cannon God trades. I only have that series in floppies and for 5 bucks a pop that is an awesome deal.

      J.

      • Pobra says:

        I’ve been wanting to get in to 20th century boys. I’m not much of a manga reader, but this sounds like it’s right in my wheelhouse. I can’t seem to find vol.1 anywhere, so I’ll have to order on line… but it’ll have to wait, I just went out and bought vol.2 and 3 of Scott Pilgrim today! πŸ™‚

        P.S- how many volumes of 20th Century Boys are there? It can be a little intimidating jumping in to something that has like 20 volumes.

      • Mike F says:

        You haven’t read 5 yet Jose?

        • I have only read the first 3 so far. I have some catching up to do.

          Did you ever read my review for the first volume that I wrote?

          https://comicculturewarrior.wordpress.com/2009/08/28/my-manga-review-for-variant-girls-e-zine/

          J.

          • Mike F says:

            Oh, that review was good Jose. Its very true too. 20th Century Boys covers so many emotions as the story goes on. When I finished volume 5, man, I knew I was reading something epic. Something that would be remembered for so many reasons. I’ll never let go of my collection. Never has a manga been so close to my life as this one…

            Pluto really is the only worthy contender in all honesty. Its just so sad it finished this year 😦 Everytime I look at my Naoki collection and see that Pluto is done, its just hard to take it in. Some books are just too fucking good. WHY The fuck isn’t Naoki teaching comic classes and why IS Bendis????

      • Insideman says:

        Yeah, I couldn’t believe my good fortune. As I wrote, nothing like that EVER happens to me… I had to scarf them all up.

        (Boy, am I glad I didn’t buy them all the day before at Books-a-Million!)

        I love great deals on all kinds of comic related stuff. So if I see anything cool out there I’ll let you know… Although my heart and mind will always belong to Dreamland…:-)

  30. Insideman says:

    And, of course, I didn’t mean, “Bit them all…”, I meant “But them all…” from my original post.

    And, course, I originally intended to write, “Buy them all…” instead of “But them all…”

    Did I seriously just FUCK UP the post that was meant to correct my first post… So now I have to make this THIRD post to correct THAT second post?

    Whaaat?

  31. Insideman says:

    Show me your JUNK, Dog!

  32. Awesome deal Insideman! I just ordered a bunch of trades that I’d always wanted to check out but never did because I wasn’t sure they merited the 15 dollar investment. Like what, you may ask? Believe it or not, I picked up the first volume of The Pulse by Brian Bendis, the book that replaced my fave Marvel book of his, ALIAS. I’m hoping he still has some of that mojo with him on the beginning of this series. We’ll see. I also got a bunch of Star Wars trades and the Indiana Jones Omnibus.

    Thanks for sharing!

    Elliott

    • Deemar says:

      I just sent LKR a Pulse trade

    • Insideman says:

      Elliott– Glad everybody is enjoying the Barnes & Noble deals. Some of that stuff is absolutely too cheap to pass up.

      So you know, Elliott (NO SPOILERS HERE)– The Pulse Vol 1 still has inklings of the “indie” Bendis. It has a completely different vibe from Alias… but that isn’t necessarily a bad thing.

      I had the opportunity to read these ALL at these stories one after the other a few years ago… Alias Trades– right into The Pulse Trades. If memory serves, the 1st Pulse Trade was great and then things slowly but surely got more homogeneous as (I guess) Bendis was led away from his roots and more to the Marvel mainstream of “blockbuster” writing.

      • I guess I dorked up. I never ordered the Pulse trade. Turns out the only Marvel trade I’ll be getting is the KILLRAVEN hardcover that Alan Davis produced.

        Anyone wanna send me the Pulse?

        πŸ˜‰

        Elliott

    • Deemar says:

      Doesn’t look that great.

      After Heroes NBC screwed the pooch on bringing in new viewers for their genre shows

  33. Benicio127 says:

    Please tell me you guys are going to do a review of this animated movie when it comes out. Batman: Under the Red Hood. Comes out July 27th.

  34. generaldark says:

  35. IronMuskrat says:

    Just saw the preview for Thunderbolts #145.. and all I have to say is..

    I called it!

    Jose knows what I am talking about =)

    IM

    • Stamps says:

      I love the original UK office (AKA the only one that matters) My favorite Gareth moment is his handicap tests to make sure people are really handicapped.

  36. Insideman says:

    How does everybody feel about these companies DUMPING so much product at the end of the month?

    I know the publishers (with Diamond’s apparent blessing) have been doing this forever… but the list of OFFENDERS is as wide as Marvel to Arcana. When you buy primarily trades like I do, you can end up spending a small fortune in the first three or four pages of the weekly release list.

    Now DC has backed up (once again) the release of their Covergirls of the DC Universe statues… To the point that THREE of them were supposed to ship on May 26th of this year. They DIDN’T ship last week and they aren’t shipping next week (the Zatanna is a repeat allocation from last year) but does that mean they are all going to ship on the 9th?

    Take a second and go to DC’s website– click on Statues– and you’ll see what I mean. They’re gonna be coming fast and furious.

    Watch out when Disney gets their act together with Marvel merchandising! They’ll pump out ridiculous amounts of crap and run that shit in the ground faster than you can say, “Mickey F’in Mouse”. (Making this DC backlog look grade school.)

  37. Friedmiester says:

    Jose, next time you have some down time at the shop go and read Rise of Arsenal #3. It was probably the most bizarre comic I have ever read in my life. I didnt buy it because my friend just told me about it at the shop so I flipped through it. It is probably some of the funniest stuff I have read in a comic just because it is trying to be so serious.

    At the end of the issue I guarantee you will say “How in god’s name does this shit get published?”

    Enjoy

  38. Just watched this flick. Gave me a bit of a watery eye.

  39. Almost done reading the first trade of “The Mighty”. Man, that is some good stuff.

    J.

    • Insideman says:

      I agree Jose.

      I read it a while ago. Took me a long time to connect it to the sane guy writing the GL Corps trades I was lovin’ way more than Johns’ Green Lantern hash.

      It’s to the point now where is you see Tomasi is the writer– you can expect a good ride.

  40. Mike F says:

    MGSPW Coming Soon!

    πŸ™‚

  41. Friedmiester says:

    Just read Girls #1 (thanks to Image Firsts) and I gotta say that I really liked it! Any body here read the whole series? My shop has this thing that if I return the #1 issue back to them, I get the 1st trade for 10% off. I’m wondering if the whole story is as good as the first issue was.

    Also, does everyone else love how all the companies are releasing these 1.00 #1 reprints?

    • I’ve read the whole thing and it’s awesome. One of the best series I have ever read. If you liked the first issue chances are good that you will like the rest.

      J.

      • That series has such great art.

      • Insideman says:

        Girls was an absolute blast.

        Here’s what’s really great about the Luna Bros: They drag you into a title thinking you are going to read a book about THIS thing…

        … And by the time you realize this book is NOT even remotely about this thing you thought it was about– you are completely at their mercy and are FORCED to read the rest of the story.

        ALL GOOD STORY TELLING IS LIKE THIS.

  42. rush says:

    read the reason why this guy’s passport app was rejected.

  43. Dre says:

    Wherever I here the chorus to this song Jose comes to mind. Anyone else?

  44. what ever happened to mark millar if you read the afterword on turf which he did beacause johnathan ross is one of his best friends i think he’s crying out for d.c. i mean all the batman and robin references in kick ass and the whole if joker was batman thing in nemisis i think he misses writing for d.c. and is getting tired of all this ultimate bullshit.

  45. rush says:

    Here is link someone posted on another blog regarding cognitive dissonance (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cognitive_dissonance) and how this theory could be a contributing factor in people claiming to like the comics they profess to like.
    Seems pretty interesting.

  46. this is very interesting and shows why wikipedia is one of the greatest charities there is. but i can understand what you mean and i seem to see some of this in my own comic preferences.

  47. Insideman says:

    OK… Just finished reading Doc Savage #2– and it actually STUNK worse than #1.

    PAUL MALMONT writes Doc as a supporting character in his own book. Malmont and his editor expect you to already know every single one of the characters involved, their backstories– everything.

    The characters ping-pong along with no rhyme or reason… with absolutely ZERO EXPLANATION to their current actions or motivations.

    The story is 100% COMPLETE BULLSHIT and the ART is WORSE.

    Howard Porter, who has thankfully recovered after suffering a horrible accident to his drawing hand– is a BETTER ARTIST THAN THIS. I know. I’ve seen TONS of stuff Howard has drawn since his (welcomed) return– and NONE of it looks remotely as sloppy as this. That means the art’s shit level must be thrown directly on Art Thibert’s inker doorstep.

    According to Wiki– Art owns “Art Thibert’s Hack Shack Studios, a California-based art and design studio serving the “television, advertising, comic book, and movie industries.”

    IS the studio name a portent of things to come?

    I have seen Art Thibert’s inking and this shit was not inked by Art Thibert… Cause if it was, Art had SOMEBODY else inking all those great X-Men issues in the past!

    The back-up feature– Justice, Inc. is better written… but I cannot believe writer Jason Starr actually seems to be practicing DECOMPRESSION story techniques on a BACK UP FEATURE.

    Dude, you’ve only got “x” number of pages to tell your story. Give us something, please!

    Now, I know writing back up features is really hard. You have to really force yourself to get into the pacing that such a short story-telling conceit requires… So part of me doesn’t blame Jason for this. An accomplished novelist– I’d like to see what he could do with a books that runs 22 pages a month.

    But in the end: Doc Savage #2– An utter and complete failure.

    Won’t know what happens with #3 because this abortion of a Pulp Icon is off my list.

    • I gave up on Doc Savage after that abysmal first issue. Sounds like I made the right call.

      So, what do you think a comic penciled by “Pat Lee” and inked by “Art Thibert” would look like?

      J.

      • Insideman says:

        I WAS going there… πŸ™‚

        But I figured I was far too wordy already.

        I’m about to write a comment on your latest Last Rants vid about a similar subject.

    • TheMSpot says:

      I say why the hell not, I think Glover is a funny comedian, and I would love to see the shit storm this would cause if it actually happens.

    • Insideman says:

      I’d be pe4rfectly happy with this.

      Donald and the actor that plays his nerdy friend (character and actor names both escape me at the moment and I am too lazy to Google any of it)– are about the only things funny on NBC’s “Community”.

      The producers must know this because those two characters are almost always the focal point of the show’s end segment.

      With a very occasional outburst of geniusosityβ„’ from Chevy Chase, of course.

      So, yeah… Donald instead of Zac Efron? HELL YEAH!

    • rush says:

      Amen brother

  48. rush says:

    I know you guys are trembling with anticipation for Frank Miller’s 300 prequel right?

  49. Anyone else believe that Batman: Odyssey has the potential to be an awesome train wreck much like All Star Batman and Robin?

    J.

    • rush says:

      I don’t know about Adams’ writing but I might have to get this just for the art. The pencils on the preview pages looked good.

    • Benicio127 says:

      Hahahahahhaha. Yes. And the art doesn’t even look that good. At least ASBAR had good art. And the yellow room. Mmm. Refreshing lemonade.

    • Morlock50 says:

      Possibly. But Neal Adams is one of my all time favorites. So unless the art is complete shit, it’s on my pull list. Plus, it’s not easy to write a shitstorm like ASBAR. That’s like the Gone With The Wind of bad comic books.

      • From what I have seen the art is fine. It’s the writing I am worried about.

        J.

      • Benicio127 says:

        I see you one ASBAR and raise this Gone with the Wind of bad comic books with Hush Returns. πŸ˜‰

        • Sorry but neither of those even comes close to the awfulness of Onslaught Reborn or even Ultimatum for that matter. BUT if we are strictly talking DC, those two are up there. Battle for the Cowl ranks above those for me but I still believe Cry for Justice is possibly THE worst DC series ever. If not the worst it’s definitely in the top 3.

          J.

          • Benicio127 says:

            The art in Cry for Justice was kind of hilarious. It seemed like the artist really focused on Ollie, Promethus’ and Hal’s packages. Yeah. Aww, poor Roy. :<

            Yeah, Battle for the Cowl. Oh, that was painful. Why did they take that away from Judd Winick? Poor Judd. Always gets the hate.

          • Insideman says:

            I was reading the “Nomad: Girl without a World” trade last night (Nomad’s not bad, by the way… a lot better than I expected) and the last page had an ad for the “Onslaught Reborn” hardcover.

            Even though I read that POS over a year ago, the mere sight of the book’s cover caused me to throw up in my mouth a little.

            Now, the big question– Why does Marvel insist on releasing a lot of their female themed books in DIGEST format? Are they not worthy of a regular sized trade… and if not– Then why bother to reprint them at all?

  50. TheGateJester says:

    Hey this is for everyone out there. I have been getting tired of the recent trend in comics so I plan on buying some back issues and I was wondering if anyone can recommend any good old comics. I have recently purchased the Perez run on WW and plan on getting the Wolfman/Perez run on Titans. So something along the lines of that.

    • Hmmm…good question. I’ll have to think about it. Just to let you know I will be posting a new Open Thread later tonight so you may want to repost this question there as well because as soon as a new Open Thread goes up the older ones die out pretty quick.

      J.

      • TheGateJester says:

        I have heard good things about Gotham Central so I was thinking maybe that. How was Jimenez’s run on WW so far I have only read Rucka’s and Simone’s runs. Haven’t gotten around to the Perez stuff yet, but this week I will have time seeing how I’m only buying like 3 or 4 comics.

    • AvS says:

      Giffen, DeMatteis, and Maguire’s run on Justice League starting in 87 is a good time if you’ve never read it.

      • SMARTASS8 says:

        Something Bendis seems to aspire to with the banter between his “Avengers”. Unfortunately, his banter is said by characters sharing the same personality while repeating the words of the person they are talking to.

  51. TheMSpot says:

    That’s funny I was going to save this for the next thread but since we are on the subject, I was wondering if the CCW nation can recommend any classic Marvel stories. I’m looking for something that is on that you would consider on the level of a Watchmen or a Dark Knight Returns, but from Marvel.

  52. SMARTASS8 says:

    Jose, did you watch the entire season of Life Unexpected? I just caught the pilot tonight and I really liked it. The critics seemed to like it, but from everything I saw of it on commercials, I was expecting it was not going to be for me.

    • Yes, I did watch the whole season. I think there were only 13 episodes. But I can’t tell if you’re making fun of me or if you are actually serious.

      J.

      • SMARTASS8 says:

        I already admitted that I watched Felicity and liked Josie & The Pussycats. If I was making fun of you(which I’m not), you’d have plenty of ammo to throw back at me. Seriously, I really liked the show. It’s pilots like this that make me role my eyes when people say “you need to give a show at least half the season before judging its quality”. Sure, some shows get better but, more often than not, if the pilot sucks, so does the rest of the season.

  53. Mike F says:

    I watched LIE TO ME the other day with Tim Roth (Pulp Fiction) and it seemed pretty cool. But there have been times when I saw a show and only one episode was good and the rest of the show sucked horribly. Can anyone confirm if this show is worth pursuing? I’ll find out on my own I’m sure but I’m always curious to know what others think…

    • SMARTASS8 says:

      I saw one episode when it first started airing(I believe it was the second one) and I felt it was “The Mentalist” without a charismatic cast. Maybe I judged it too quickly but considering I need to catch up on a bunch of shows I know I like, I couldn’t be bothered to find out.

      • Mike F says:

        Damn, I haven’t seemed the Mentalist either and I always think that show looks rather decent. I just like Tim Roth so I feel like it could be good…

        • SMARTASS8 says:

          I’m definitely a fan of Tim Roth’s but like AvS, I felt the show was beneath him. I wasn’t expecting to like The Mentalist(although I haven’t seen all of season 2 yet, so let’s hope that doesn’t change) but it has a really good cast where everyone has a distinct personality and a specific charm. Also, Amanda Righetti is pretty easy on the eyes.

      • AvS says:

        Yeah, I also watched an episode early on and the writing and cast didn’t do it for me. I remember feeling embarrassed for Roth; I’m a fan of his film work. I never bothered to check back in on the show.

  54. rush says:

    I’ve caught a few episodes but I’m compelled to record it if was going to miss it. I didn’t get the sense that there was an overarching plot to follow throughout the season like on a show like Bones.

  55. Mike F says:

    Since I’m not gonna put up with this new avengers crap in Marvel, I’ll just ask someone, is Bullseye still Hawkeye? Or is he back to being what he should be, Bullseye?

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