Gunbusters, nice. I always like Mikimoto’s character designs.
I was just thinkin about this one.
Oh man…nostalgia is kicking my ass right now. 🙂
This was one of the first real anime movies that I owned. It was completely in Japanese with no fan subs. There used to be an American anime magazine that used to be published called Animag. One of the issues I had had a plot synopsis for this OVA so I had to read the synopsis as I watched the video.
Those were so good fucking times man. I bought Project A-Ko at the same time as this without subs either.
Dude I still have issues of Animag. Man the things we had to do to get this stuff. This and Macross Do You Remember Love were my first.
I had the Austrialian dub of Macross Do You Remember Love. At least it was uncut unlike that Clash of the Bionoids shit.
A few years ago I finally did pick up a copy of a fansubbed Macross: DYRL on dvd.
I still have all those issues of Animag myself. I think I will try to dig them out this weekend.
Shit my copies are at my parents house back in L.A.
Ah fuck dude!. I had the 3 OVA’s for this! I cold never find the movie though. I think it was just the OVA’s edited together but I don;t know if there was anything new in it. Damn, good stuff. How about this?
O damn I remember this. Like you I never saw the movie.
I have Aracadia of My Youth on vhs. Loved it.
One of my ALL time favorites.
I vaguely remember this, but not with the cartoon tit-tays
Have I seen this on tv?
I don’t think so. Unless they played it on cable but I am unaware if they ever did. I do know they played the sequel BGC 2040 on cable. Maybe that is what you are thinking of.
Yeah your right.
If they played anime unedited when I was a kid I might have liked it
Oops, I like how the still the BGC vid shows is of Priss’ bewbs.
One of my all time favorites.
I see your classic and raise you…
Oh-ho. Nice, nice. How bout this?
Yes yes this reminds me to buy the Revolted figure for this 🙂
I always dug this.
I have these on VHS. It was one of the first series Pioneer released here along with Tenchi Muyo, Armitage III and another anime that was like an alternate version of World War II (I am totally blancking on the name right now).
FUCK English Dub!
Ok Bubble Gum Crisis, now I remember this. damn they edited the hell outta that show for us in america.
I watched this as a kid and they had boobs edited out! What a jip!
we’re a bunch of prudes here
you might like this one Deemar
That is a bit out there for me.
Did I see a old man attached to a naked chick?
yes yes you did.
I think I need to watch this.
was the singing in the background of Wicked City in english?
@Phil: Japanese music always has English words peppered thru-out it.
Should I be ashamed that I usually skim past all of the anime talk(unless it isn’t that late and I have more time on my hands) but I immediately stopped when I saw cartoon boobs?
Nope. Hey, if I see a mannequin with nips, I look. I’m not gonna lie.
I blame Cinemax! They kept running Heavy Metal The Movie so often during the 1980’s. LOL!
so the new spider man game trailer shattered dimensions? what did you think?
Needs more cowbell.
Hey Dan Slott is getting a nice pay day from this more power to him
looks ok seems interesting enough
Another satisfied Wizard World Con attendee.
wait the went to a comic con but didnt want to meet with any of the guests or do anything there? thats a great idea does he go to concerts for bands that he has no desire to hear their music? or restaurants he wont eat the food from as well?
ive been to the philly con a few times it was pretty good lots of space
philly is a pretty nice town plus i had a cheesesteak from either patsy’s or ginos while down there
35 bucks for one day is quite a price tag though
Wizard World Cons suck…hard. I actually thought MSpot was being quite kind in his review of it. Wizard KILLED any interest I ever had in comic conventions but then thankfully C2E2 brought it back. Fuck Wizard and their shite conventions. I will never set foot in one again.
Like I said, I was in search of a comic not to pay for a picture with Z-list celebrity. I don’t live far from philly, yes I have had a cheesesteak from both Pat’s and Gino’s they are good. I like Gino’s steaks because he doesn’t chop up the steak like Pat’s, but I don’t like the decor of Gino’s it is so gaudy with the neon lights and the giant cheesesteak on the roof. If you want a food cheesesteak place I would recommend Tony Luke’s, Rick at the Reading Terminal, but I don’t write a food blog I write a comic blog, and that is why I went to the con for comics (now I am repeating myself). Anyway, there are other spaces at that convention center where they could of held it with more space hopefully when their down with the construction it will move to a bigger space or use multiple rooms instead of shoehorning it all into one hall, but that is just my opinion.
Edit: If you want a good cheesesteak…
Speaking of cheesesteaks, funny thing, Tony Luke was at the con as well.
If you wrote a food blog would you call The Mmmm-Mmmm(Good)Spot?
Someone should post that link on Bleeding Cool.
It should be REQUIRED READING.
seems like M spot had a blast 😦
J, you beat me to it.
the sheild mini reminds me soooo much of planetary in a good way
That second issue was really good.
did you notice on page 3 nostrodomonus pulled an oracle of sybille from dr who?
with the hands over the eyes with the tatoos on the back of them ?
what else has dustin weaver drawn? because he is pretty darn good
did shield 1 have to go to second and third printing beacause i picking up 2 today but i really want to get 1 i ordered mine way back when you guys reiewed it along with turf 1 which i loved
SHIELD #2 was amazing. And it continues the trend of witchy occult shit that seems to be appearing in all my favorite comics these days. See Spider-Man: Fever #3 🙂 The last page cracked me up.
SHIELD #1 did go into a second printing and is sold out. There IS a third printing coming out in the next few weeks. There is also a SHIELD #1 Director’s Cut being released soon. You should be able to get one of those hopefully.
Damn I just realized I forgot to pick that one up. Looks like I’m getting it next week.
Hands down the funniest fucking show on TV.
“Party Down” on Starz. Now in its second 12 ep season. If you don’t know it– then please rent it, buy it download it, Netflix it… whatever:
how cool is george takie these days? he was great on heroes he had a nice guest spot of psych he has great sense of humor about himself someone needs to put him in a show
So for once I’m up with the resident night owls of CCW. Most times I’m too much of an old lady to stay up late. (which is really sad because I’m not that old) I’m getting caught up on Doctor Who since I fell off the wagon a while back. I’m in the middle of Flesh and Stone. I like this one, these Angels are SUPER creepy.
Thanks for the encouragement Jose 🙂 soon I’ll be getting around to getting the manga you suggested -Black Lagoon.
So tonight I learned that stone angels turning their heads is EXTREMELY disconcerting.
I’m really liking the new Doctor now. I had my doubts(I’m still pissed about the green sonic screwdriver)but he’s got me at about 95% won over. 5% of the time Max Smith throws me off a little with his acting. Now on to the next episode.
I just rewatched Flesh and Stone last night along with the all the episodes before it. That show is so damn good. I have grown to completely love Matt Smith 100% as the Doctor and I am sure you will too. 🙂
I’m not yet sold on him, hell honestly aside from the first Doctor I don’t like any of them.
I like the wild ride, but the Doctor himself seems intolerable
I like the show, just not the doctor so much is that wrong?
I like the characters around him.
The first Doctor from the 1960’s or the first Doctor since they brought the show back a few years ago?
glad to have a another matt smith fan lots of people won’t check out the new series beacause theres no tenant but i enjoy it
Welcome to the Night of Owls
thank you for the warm welcome Deemar, or is it “Nite Owl” like in Watchman?
Either one I guess
Its Nite Owl, The American Spelling (According to Dave Gibbons at least :P)
I agree they’re creepy here… But am I the only one who thought they were 1,000,000 times more creepy when they first appeared with David Tennant?
Overall, I felt like the show’s new producer (also the creatures’ creator) was dragging them into this story for no discernible good reason– other than they were so well received the first time they appeared.
I don’t know for some reason the angels seemed way more creepy in this one for me personally. Maybe because it’s be a while since I’ve seen them so I forgot how creepy they were.
The Angel are way creepier now, the way they talked throw that soldier and now they actually kill.
The whole idea for the angel freaks me out
I am going to throw my hat in here and say I liked the Angels more this time around also.
Dude they were way more of a threat.
Hell they should be the main enemy instead of the Daleks, those things are way too silly to take seriously
Okay, I agree they were much more of a threat this time. Nuclear explosions trump killing a few people.
I will also admit that the “guy” calling the Doctor on the communicator was creepy too.
I just thought the first appearance was creepier. It had a more “haunted house” feel.
Come to think of it, I feel we’re almost comparing apples & oranges here. So, I agree that they are still very, very creepy.
Any of you guys picking up Dodgem Logic?
I haven’t been. We have issue #2 at the store I work at. Is it any good?
It’s ok. A lot of the stuff is about South Hampton. One of the reasons I picked it up was to check out the Kevin O’Niel comic.
Southampton? Is there anything about Matt Le Tissier in it?
Seriously, Alan Moore is from NORTHampton 😉
Sorry I meant North Hampton. I’m embarrassed.
You know what’s weird I’ve never used a phone booth in my 30 odd yrs of life.
Yeah, I don’t think I’ve ever even seen a full on functioning phone booth.
They still have them usually at bus/train stations and airports, but most people have cell phones so no need for them.
Some people still need them.
If I was Superman I’d change in public.
What they gonna do arrest Superman?
If you were Superman, you’d have your x-ray vision on all day long. Admit it.
Yes..yes I would.
I’d call the Fortress of Solitude the Fortress of Bling!
They’ll make a song outta anything.
His grill would be made of Kryptonite.
Fuck this song is catchy
valid point Deemar.
And it’s superman he could just change in front of everyone at like the speed of sound anyway
Nope I’d slow change so the citizens of Metropolis can see how “Super” I really am.
I guess I’m thinking more along the lines of enclosed self standing booth all by itself, I’ve seen the little terminals they have for pay phones at other places. Not quite the same though.
Yeah as Ballsy posted one guy might need them
i always wondered why someone never went hey look theres clark kent going into that phonebooth and look superman came out of the phonebooth but wheres clark kent he never came out of the phonebooth and why are all his clothes lying at the bottom of the phonebooth unless
In the pre-Crisis days, he had a pouch in his cape where he hid his civilian clothes.
Fucking -A- Hilarious!
I did this EXACT same thing one time. I was a teenager skiing in the mountains. I wanted to call my girlfriend but my parent’s were really giving me a hard time about her… So I got in my Dad’s car and drove down this ridiculously slick, icy, snow covered mountain road to a pay phone (I went into a slide and came within inches of sliding off the side of the mountain)… Only to find I couldn’t get my call through AND the phone had eaten all my money!
I literally started banging the plastic receiver against the metal phone… BAM! BAM! BAM! Then I yanked the receiver off the phone, kicked open the telephone booth door and threw the phone (with metal cord) in the snow.
Then I looked up and saw a County Sheriff’s car sitting across the street.
Needless to say, the Hulk was not with me that night.
lol anyone read batman 700??????
Yes. Not memorable but I did like seeing Damien as Batman again and Terry McGinnis.
nope what happened?
Joker was holding Dan Didio hostage and Batman had to save his sorry ass.
Way too confusing. I liked it for some reason I’m not sure of but overall it wasn’t what a 700 should be to me at least..
yea I liked it alot but my gripe with it is I wish the story was easier to follow
I can’t wait until anyone other than Daniel is on this book.
Okay I’m calling it a night, good night CCW nation.
This what you were thinkin of Jose?
I have all of my vhs tapes put away in boxes so I couldn’t look to see the title. You are the fucking man Rush!
I can now go to bed peacefully tonight. Seriously, that would have bugged me all night. 🙂
Alright, I think I am going to turn in for the night too. I have a full, rough day of selling comics ahead of me tomorrow. It’s enough to kill a lesser man.
Talk to ya tomorrow D and Rush.
Holla mi amigo
Miyazaki is a god.
Damn, I love that manga. The movie was good too. I had almost forgotten all about it.
did you see the promo for the new aqualad on cbr? the comments cracked me up
i loved young justice i hope the cartoon is decent
Wow.I can’t believe so many ppl thought they were being clever with “Blaqualad”. On the other hand,I kinda agree with the ppl who said he’s safe as along as the show airs,but a yr after cancellation…look out!
thats what cracked me up too ed that his days were numbered according to fans
Damn, I missed that epic Anime battle earlier 😦 Is it too late for me to release my secret weapon?
it’s never too late.
This is one of the few anime that I’ve seen. I even purchased the 4th episode. Anime’s not my thang, but this was pretty enjoable. Not including stuff like Speed Racer and Kimba, the only other anime or anime-esque stuff that Ive seen is Ninja Scroll and Afro Samurai. Does MTV’s Aeon Flux count?
I liked Angel Cop. You never watched Battle of the Planets(Gatchaman)?
I forgot about BOtP, yeah I saw a few episodes back in the day ( the G rated versions) I’d probably appreciate it more now than I did then. Back in the day I was glued to the t.v. watching stuff like this…
yeah me too loved the rhino he was my fave
Arrrrrgggggghhhh….there are TWO issues of Amazing Spider-Man shipping next week. And one of the issues is $3.99. God damn…if I were buying that book I would be a little pissed.
god dammit, i AM a little pissed and i may be dropping this very soon
This predates the pathetic live action movie.
I have to disagree with you about the Starship Troopers movie. It may not be Oscar worthy(although that doesn’t really even mean much anymore) and it may feature one of the worst actors to have ever starred in a theatrical movie(Casper Van Dien), but I find it an underrated flick with some amusing political satire in it. It also had a topless Dina Meyer and “Doogie Howser” as a psychic who wore a Nazi style trenchcoat.
So, is anyone going to watch this…
That will be a BIG NEGATORI. I’m actually looking forward to new Phantom book coming out soon.
Me too, I’m curious to see what Alex Ross does with the look of Phantom. Hopefully it is better than that Syfy outfit.
remember this shit. Daredevil here looks like the Phantom
Is this a trailer for Shadowland. He he
Yeah, I agree what is up with that DD costume
i didnt think it was that bad considering the budget and at the they always used spandex for live action
i got a kick of their version of thor a big party boy more like herc then thor
Did you ever watch this from back in the day? The character designs were done by Peter Chung.
It’s been awhile since I’ve seen that. Although, not as good as the production quality on Reign: The Conqueror.
I love how the people behind the Syfy movie felt the original Phantom costume was cheesy so they gave him an even worse one. That literally might be the worst designed superhero costume I’ve ever seen on film or TV.
I also find it funny that Alex Ross, a guy who is so in love with the past that he refuses to acknowledge OR draw Firestorm or any of the JLA members that came after him, is now the king of shitty superhero costume updates. His Spider-Man movie design looked so shitty, the movie people ended up going with the classic costume. His Buck Rogers is, imo, lame and actually quite boring since every other good guy in the comic wears the exact same costume. Now his Phantom might be the worst one. He looks like Mickey Rourke in 9 1/2 Weeks; he isn’t wearing pants and he has berry juice dripping down his body.
Berry juice is hip now a days. Didn’t you get the memo? It’s all the rage in high school’s across America.
More than likely I will if there is nothing better on.
There is always something better on. 🙂
Ha, I might check this out if I’m bored.
I think this will go down like when the WB did that TV movie to in order to get some interst in a Lone Ranger series, but that went no where and all we got was a TV movie and the colapse of the WB.
ill check it out
That costume looks fuckin’ awful.
love patlabor one the smartest best written animes
i showed the 2 movies to a couple of japanese buddies who werent otakus
they loved them especially 2
Aaaaaanime Oooooverrrloooad! Must put on Evangelion Headphones and blast Code Geass OST to regain consciousness~
TheMSpot- I just posted the link to your con review on Bleeding Cool:
Hope you don’t mind. If you do– tell me and I’ll erase it!
No, I don’t mind at all.
As a matter of fact, I just updated that post based on some of the feed back on the CCW blog. Trust me, they were little grammatical fixes, nothing big, and not watered down. If I get any feed back from those over at Bleeding Cool is that I was too negative and that I hate comics. Whatever, I have my thoughts and there is a lot of industry bullshit that I don’t like to put up with, and that is the favorite part for most fans. It’s just not for me I am a person of simple taste and I like comic books and reading comics. If I have to go to a con it’s for the comics nothing more, nothing less. Like I said in my post I was in search of a comic book and I found it, and I’m glad because I can finally finish the story.
I looked over that forum, and I looked at the images that Rick Johnston posted on the forum. The last images of the convention center is interesting. Because that is one of the three locations at the center that I would have been fine with if they held the con in that area it would have been a different story. That area is used in the car show that is held there. I’ve been there for the car show, and there was more walking room for the car show than for Wizard World.
I had a dream tht CCW was a cartoon. it was weird. i thought the show was alwaise a cartoon and thats wy it takes elliot a long time to post videos but then i woke up and realized everything i saw was a lie!!! 😥
Doesn’t have quite the same resonance as Martin Luther King’s speech, but it sounds like a worthy dream nonetheless.
This is pretty cool.
that is cool!
that is super cool 🙂
Wow and I didnt think that I could get more upset than yesterday when I looked at the top 100 comics for May…..but I saw something today that was even worse..
Looks like the WWE has fucked up majorly and released Bryan Danielson today.
Story going around now is that WWE management thought Danielson went too far in the NXT Invasion on RAW last week and was inappropriate for PG programming
I haven’t watched any wrestling in a couple of years but Danielson was fucking amazing back in his ROH days. That was proper wrestling.
Fuck WWE. I am really getting tired of their “PG” shows. That ending to RAW was he best thing to happen on that show in YEARS. Danielson was one of the few things that kept me watching. Well, looks like I am done with WWE for a while. That is just bullshit.
Well maybe its for the best…..Its obvious that WWE doesnt want a man as violent as this on television
dont mess with luchadors
Danielson: Is that the guy getting dogged by the Miz? If so what was his infraction?
He got “too violent” at the end of last weeks RAW. He chocked an announcer with his own tie and busted him open. Those are things the WWE doesn’t allow anymore on their tv shows.
Its not like they were having exploding barb wire deathmatches or anything!
Amazing AMV. Even tho Near didn’t get much attention… Still great work!
superheroine darna from the philipines
no clue about her just got a kick out of it
So is anyone excited about the return of True Blood tomorrow?
I just love HBO, they consistently make good shows.
Yes I will be watching this.
as will i
I will be too.
If I am chained to a bed with my eyelids forced open, then yes, I will be watching as well.
anyone else a fan of outlaw star?
the only anime i really liked. used to watch it on toonami before they dropped it halfway through the big story pay off.
I don’t mind it. I just never got too obsessed with it. Wasn’t awful tho…
Had a good cliff hanger to me…
i did like outlaw star but malfina was way tooo boring and wimpy i would have gone for twilight suzuka or the neko chick by the twilight suzuka one of the all time great names
lol, I just spent so much time trying to find this song from the Death Note OST. When I first saw the show years back I remember always loving this particular track.
You might like this track.
Not bad. It reminded me of the work of Polish composer Penderecki 🙂
no real time movie reviews this week?
Ha. I watched a couple movies in the past few days. One was an old Donnie Yen flick called Flash Point. It was okay. It had a great MMA-style fight at the end. And I saw Blue Velvet for the very first time. What a pretentious piece of crap. I felt like I was watching an arthouse movie parody.
A friend of mine gave me a copy of Blue Velvet on VHS not long after it first came out.I remember liking it at the time,but I haven’t seen it well over ten years.
Your reaction tho reminds me of when I saw Godard’s Breathless for the time.I thought “This movie has everything ppl make fun of when they mock old foreign films.” The random philosophizing,jerky editing,”symbolism”,B+W,etc…all that was missing was a sad clown.
But I guess it’s like anything in entertainment..What seems avant guard one year becomes cliche the next.
Anyone else love this movie as much as I do?
Has anyone seen these guys. Its freakin amazing.
it was ok
i dont know how amazing it was but i think i hear cirque de solie calling
‘Tetris vs. Contra’:
Shit. Cball beat me to it. Sorry for the double post. I am ashamed.
Hey, here’s a review that everyone will “enjoy”. It came in my weekly release list email from Graham Crackers Comics!
Do ya think somebody might have OVER-ORDERED on this title?
story by Mark Millar
art by Steve McNiven
reviewed by Gary Owens
It can’t get any better. Off the success of Kick-Ass comes Nemesis, as Millar ups the ante with explosive action. The concept is simple; super-criminal Nemesis wants to ice the detective who got his parents. Avenging parent’s fall…doesn’t that sound familiar? In Nemesis, Millar creates the perfect anti-Batman, from the pure white uniform to the wonderfully constructed plan to win the day. Except the detective against Nemesis appears just as smart, and just as devoted, as Nemesis. Who will win? The first two issues hit all of the marks, with McNiven’s artwork striking it right, and if the rest of the series is like this it will become an instant classic. For the Kick-Ass fans, you gotta try this one. I wouldn’t be surprised if it doesn’t make it to the movie theater, too.
$2.99 / MARVEL Comics
10 out of 10 Grahams
Ha! Loosely translated: “Somebody PLEEEZE take some of this junk off our hands!”
It’s SO obvious they are attempting to push product.
I have not witten a review on this blog in a long while. I like the fact you guys send me these reviews or post liks to silimilar reviews because it is really starting to light a fire under my ass. Rage is building.
Good! I want YOU to review some books Jose!
You and I go down the same paths and injustices like this need to be addressed!
I thought Graham Crackers had something to do with saltines or something…
Somebody drank the Millar kool-aid. Yikes!
Fucking hell is right!
somebody i know could say enough good things about but he likes the current ultimates too
kurumais– I get the “different strokes” thing completely and I am certainly not condemning someone for liking a book that I don’t.
But the review I posted came packaged in an email from a RETAILER– and I do believe there was a different agenda for printing a glowing review for something that most think is regurgitated, sophomoric crap.
Retailers that push every new thing as HOT and GREAT are a dime a dozen. Retailers that tell the truth are a rare and increasingly dying breed.
i see your point but a retailer pushes a bad book what happens? a retailer pushes nemesis well what about all the other books on his shelf? is he pushing all of them? does he somehow make more money off that book then any other?
i didnt see a good review for either battle for the cowl or ultimatum and yet they sold, in heaps. i havent seen a bad review for agents of atlas, yet they don’t sell.
this guy’s agenda isnt going to sway sales figures
honestly i bet he likes it
i think folks around found this place because we are a little picky in terms of our comics
The problem is that a retailer gave a shitty book an glowing review (maybe in order to move extra units that they would have otherwise not have sold). Now, what happens if say 20 customers buy the book because of this review and 15 of those customers hated it and now think this retailer is full of shit? It kills his credibility and customers not being able to trust their retailer is a fucking terrible thing.
It works both ways, ya know. If you tell a customer that Bendis’s books are shit, but he buys it anyway cuz he’s a big Bendis fan and he ends up loving that book, then your credibility is destroyed as well.
There’s just no way to win.
It’s not my fault if that customer has shit tastes and I will also be able to sleep better at night knowing a tried to slow the sales of fucking terrible comics.
Never give up, J., NEVER! 😛
can someone explain why LUCKY STAR manga is rated 13 and up please?
someone gave me a free copy and ive looked threw it but can find anything you would see in an average cartoon
its definitely not my cup of tea and was thinking about passing it on to my 10 year old cousin but not if there something wacky going on that i missed
I’ve only seen the anime. I’d say because the characters are young high school girls, there’s no real swearing in it, but they always reference the “moe” factor among other anime characters. Actually its a satire anime, making fun of the common otaku. Its funny, but I don’t know if the manga is better or worse or different or what…
so you think its ok for a 10 year old girl?
I live within a reasonable distance from a couple different comics shops.I always check the $1 and 50 cents bids.There’s always tons of no adjective X-Men #1 from the 90’s. 15+ yrs later they STILL can’t get rid of them.
I’ve heard tell of basements full of cases full of that book that schmuck speculators bought back in 91 or whenever it was. That book encapsulated everything that was wrong with comics at that time.
I would have said that about Image (although I am guilty of buying Spawn and Wildcats),but I know what you mean. The speculator craze was good for some individuals, but ending up hurting the industry in the long run (like junk bonds,housing boom,etc).
Every once in awhile a 30-40yr dude will come into one of my stores looking to make money off his old collection. Whoever’s working usually tell the guy not to bother bringing them in unless the comics are from the 70’s, ‘cuz if they’re from the last 20yrs not only does the store have it,they have MULTIPLE copies.
One a positive note hip-hop was good in the 90’s.If you like metal, the hair bands died off,but the thrash bands thrived. Broadcast cartoons got good again in the 90’s..you could buy a 6 pack of beer and a pack cigs for $5.Ah,nostalgia…
The 90s also gave us Radiohead.
Because that X-Men #1 was so successful Marvel is going to do it again.
Back then, my retailer kept lowering his order for X-Men #1 (prior to making his final order– there was no FOC back then) the higher the orders kept climbing for X-Men. In the end, I think he ordered 50 copies. Every time he would sell out, he’d just drive over to another shop and buy as many as he needed to restock for 25 to 50 cents each.
He was one of the smart ones.I hope he’s still in business.
For what it is worth– Books a Million has all these DVDs for $6.27. Free shipping over $25 and they always have INSANE coupons that are easy to find.
Don’t blame me if most of these turn out to be crap!;-)
(Also, don’t use free shipping unless you are willing to wait up to ten days to receive something. I receive some boxes 2 days later and some 10 days later.)
Another question for the CCW nation, Do you think satire has a place in comics? Also, do you think you have ever come across a good satirical comic?
P.S. NO, Kick-Ass or Nemesis, I said good satire not ripped off pieces of shit.
It would be easier to list comic books that don’t use satire.
I’m assuming you mean in mainstream/superhero type comics,’cuz there’s alway been satire in other comics from parody stuff like Mad,etc,to underground stuff of the 60-70’s,to alternative stuff 90-now.Not to mention newspaper strips,but off the top of my head…
MIller’s 80’s stuff (DK Returns,Electra:Assassin,Martha Washington stories)
Steve Gerber (of course Howard the Duck,but also some of his Defenders work)
Alan Moore (take your pick)
Don Mcgregor (Killraven,eventho it was a sci-fi there was tons of satire in it
Dave Sim (Cerebus)
Various comics by Rick Veitch (Brat Pack is kinda gross,fair warning)
I’m gonna make somebody mad,but you say chucks of Mark Millar’s Authority run was supposed to satirical.And of course tons of little moments here an there.
the boys by ennis is complete satire.
Fred Hembeck, anyone?
“Hembeck Destroys the Marvel Universe”! One thing I remember about Fred is the running gag about Brother Voodoo trying to get his own comic.And it only took 20 yrs!
The funniest comic book of all time, in my opinion anyway, was Fred Hembeck’s “Fantastic Four Roast.”
I ask, because whenever I read stuff from Millar and/or Miller. They say, it’s satire and I say it’s shit. I just wanted to guage what the nation thought. Oh, and Edward 2962 I noticed you through in Kilraven in you comment, I listened to your reviews of it on your YouTube channel, good stuff.
Can’t you just say it’s shitty satire and call it a day?
Why are labels so important anyway? If you like it, you like it, and if you don’t, you don’t.
Why so serious?
Call it a day!? Call it a day!? Never, shit is shit and I’m tired of Mark Millar’s shit, and I will keep calling it that until Millar changes his tune. Call it what you will, but that is all it is to me, SHIT. Millar is the highest paid writer in the industry, and produces the least quality work. If this was in any other line of work he would be fired. I know, I know, his shit sells, but I’m not buying and I probably never will at this rate.
Here is a reenactment of what just happened within the last two comments.
HAHAHA, good one. It was a long weekend and this week is not shaping up to well either. I had a lot of pent up anger I wanted to got out. Anyway, I’ve said this before, I will try to leave the ranting up to the professionals. I’ll try, but no promises.
And tired, see you all tomorrow. Even though I don’t like going to bed agree.
Your rants are always welcome here.
Good to know, and good night.
I know. Its like how Will Smith is the highest paid actor and completely sucks in every movie he stars. Yeah.
Thanks for the positive input!
That’s thanks to MSpot for the kind review.
No, problem. Contrary to popular belief I’m a positive person, and like to give credit where credit is due.
Well Jose you were right, Max Smith has officially won me over. He’s now my favorite Doctor by far.
I’m loving this season just in general, every part has been extremely well written and well cast. That scene with Van Gogh in the art gallery in “Vincent and the Doctor” had me a little choked up even. The writing is that good.
I hope Smith stays around as the Doctor for a nice long time.
It’s Matt Smith. >.< 🙂
Did you get to see last night's episode yet? It's called “The Lodger”. I know it may seem impossible to like Matt Smith any more but after you see that episode you surely will. It was such a great episode. Easily one of the season's best. Let me know what you think after you watch it.
opps I meant Matt. Max is my scorpion’s name. 🙂
watching The Lodger is my plan for late tonight.
i suspected that the only possible response to my post would be yours.
Your spidey sense is on-point tonight.
I loved that Coolio song and used to always play it in my car in the 90’s. Where has his career gone?
I’ll always love Weird Al. One of the few guys who is so uncool, he actually becomes cool.
So I finished the Lodger last night (more like really early this morning) you were right it was a pretty good episode.
Better than Spider-Man 3.
Better than Daredevil.
Ummm…ya, it is. And so is Blue Velvet.
Even your boytoy Roger Ebert hated Blue Velvet. I actually remember watching this review as a kid.
He’s not my boytoy as much as he’s my fluffer. Nice try though.
Blue Velvet is a great movie. and FYI, Ebert even said not too long ago that he wants to “revisit” Blue Velvet during a press conference.
Gotta disagree. It’s weird for weird’s sake.
I think the whole detective aspect of the movie is excellent. And Dennis Hopper made for a great villain, very believable and frightening.
Dennis Hopper was a total joke in the movie! All he did was drop the F-bomb with practically every sentence. I couldn’t take him seriously. I couldn’t take any of the characters seriously. They were all fake. And I guess that was part of the point since they were supposed to mirror 50s sitcom characters, but it didn’t resonate with me.
Well in real life do you think criminals are friendly and avoid vulgarity? Do you think they use polite words and all that? I think its a safe bet to assume they’d swear quite often. And Hopper’s role was a deranged criminal as in his mind was fucked up. He really was an unstable man. I’ll admit the movie isn’t flawless, but I would never say its a joke.
I guess David Lynch should take notes when he watches movies like Daredevil 😛
You got that right.
By the way, Ebert’s opinion of Blue Velvet hasn’t changed.
Happy birthday, David Lynch! A great director. But I still feel the same way about "Blue Velvet." http://j.mp/7eX0lr
— Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) January 21, 2010
Happy birthday, David Lynch! A great director. But I still feel the same way about "Blue Velvet." http://j.mp/7eX0lr
— Roger Ebert (@ebertchicago) January 21, 2010
I guess his revisiting wasn’t a difference. He never really liked any of Lynch’s movies except for Muholland Drive.
Is Youtube the only site that we can embed videos on here?
its seems so but im not positive
Yes. But I don’t know why. I have been trying to figure out how to embed other videos but nothing has worked so far. I think that may be something to do with having to pay for the upgrade of this site…which we are probably going to do soon anyway. We’ll see.
So…I was on CBR earlier today. On the “News” homepage they have a twitter feed going. At the top of the twiter feed (at the time) was Bendis’ newest tweet. In that tweet he used a meme that is almost a month old and is primarily being used on 4 chan. I guess I now know where Bendis does his “research” for what’s cool and hip with the kids now a days. This explains sooooooo much.
I was in a comic book shop today and saw this on the racks. Made me think of you guys.
Could they make his name any bigger? Books about Stan Lee, Jack Kirby, and Alan Moore didn’t have name logos that ridiculously sized.
Grumble…I remember getting this in at the store when it came. We got one copy and it was a special order. Never restocked it and nobody cared.
did you reserve the right to roll your eyes at this customer as he walked away, or possibly throw things at him?
I dropped an anvil on his head using a Rube Goldberg machine as he left the store. That seemed to work out pretty good. Hasn’t bought a Bendis book since…mostly because he is now brain dead. He prefers the works of Jeph Loeb now.
Well, that’s good that he’s at least still buying shit, Jose. Somebody has too.
“People Who Buy Shit” (PWBS) also help pay the rent.
metal gear rising trailer looks pretty awesome!
It does. I just wish it wasn’t raiden. And Part of me wishes Kojima would go back to his earlier works. I mean Policenauts is an amazing story man.
Looks like Kojima is making a violent game aimed at Americans. Don’t think I like that at all. I’ll reserve judgment until I see more.
O really? I only saw the stills and a really short preview. I still don’t know what its about. I won’t lie tho. I’m actually getting sick of seeing MGS games. 1, 2, and 3 were so good that clearly Konami is gonna milk this shit more than Marvel Milks Wolverine. Kojima himself is a talented writer and designer but his company still is at heart a company that needs money to stay in business. It won’t be long before new designers like the guys for Mass Effect and the always glorious David Cage (Indigo Prophecy, Heavy Rain) suddenly becomes the new God among gamers.
Kojima himself even stated he wished he could make more games that are as interactive as Heavy Rain is.
Well, the part where Raiden “slows down” time and cuts off the soldiers legs, then head, then the rest of his torso struck me as completely unnecessary. Xbots are gonna love that shit. Not me.
The thing I LOVE about MGS is that you can go through the enire game WITHOUT killing anyone. That’s usually how I play and makes it more challenging. Hopefully Kojima will offer us the choice to do so in Rising.
I seriously hate the fact that its for 360. Jesus fucking Christ, that fact alone makes me not wanna play it now. I sold my 360 for a reason. (its a money pit, piece of shit, filled with assholes online) system.
And yes I love the moral choices about sneaky pass the guards rather than killing them. IDK, I just want the MGS franchise to take a break. Really, Kojima has done so much more which needs to be revisited…
Rising is coming out on the PS3 too but they are marketing it heavily for the 360, hence all the blood. It’s not an exclusive. Microsoft is paying Kojima some sweet cash I am sure in order for him to be at their press conference 2 years in a row hyping Rising for the 360.
I am more interested if Kojima will be at the Sony presser tomorrow and what if anything he will be previewing.
Overly violent games make me a kinda bored usually. But regardless of the violence if there’s a great story I’ll be there playing it.
I’ve never really liked Raiden but the image stills give him a little more personality. Part of me is really curious to play and see how it goes down.
I wish I could remember why they were doing this.
Still better than The Dark Knight.
Last nite, I was at Wal-Mart, and at their magazine stand, I went to where they put the comics. I saw they had the second issue of Ult. Avengers 2. I read it only cause of the Leinil Yu art, aaaaaaarrrrrrrrrgh, it was even MORE boring than the 1st issue, well, Wal-Mart does live up to it’s name, were cheap, and we sell shit 🙂
But was the comic made in Guatemala for six cents an hour?
I sorta didn’t catch that, sorry. What did you mean?
Ever seen the “Wal-Mart: he High Cost of Low Prices” documentary, ballsack?
Of course, dude. I’m a socially conscious mofo. At least I try to be.
SIX CENTS? When did they get raises?
God Damn Peter Molyneux is a joke. Does he ever live up to his word when he discusses his games?
Second thoughts on MGS Rising. I kinda like it. My only problem with mindless violent games is they get boring. Take GANTZ. That’s violent. That’s violence in the most hardcore fashion. As long as there is a good story, I think even with the constant “cut” aspect, it’d make for a new interesting challenge.
But there’s gotta be a story. If I get halfway thru it without a decent, motivated story then I’m returning it, no if’s, and’s or but’s.
Overall, I’ll give it a go.
I kinda phrased what i meant to say strangely. I meant to say GANTZ takes violence and a good intense story and makes them flow together well.
I’m going to get in regardless and I also agree with everything you said.
I have all this Manga to chronologically read before I get to Gantz!
I was watching a Trek rerun on BBC America and they had a commercial for the Fables comic book. That was pretty amazing. I’ve never seen a commercial on tv for a comic book before.
They showed it during Doctor Who a couple of weeks ago.
Absolutely ZERO problem with this ad as a whole… But apparently somebody did not have the rights to– nor did they want to pay for– any of the exceptional art associated with this series… As they could NOT have picked LAMER art to go with the voice-over (after showing the exceptional sketches during the initial introduction of the main characters at the beginning of the ad).
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