WARNING: To all you 20TH CENTURY BOY fans out there, don’t read the YouTube video’s comments. Naturally the assholes include spoilers in every post -___- Ughh But yeah Enjoy Kenji’s epic song.
I want to see the movies but I am really trying to wait till all of the volumes of the manga are out. It’ll be a while.
Me too man. Have you hit vol 8 yet?
Nope. Just started Vol 6. I’m sloooooowly getting there.
oh, that’s good tho. I mean each volume is a masterpiece itself really… I really wish the Viz Media imports were coming out faster tho.
They should do what they are doing with Naruto and One Piece. Release 2 or 3 volumes a month.
Yeah it should be the opposite. the last thing I need is to see more One Piece books on the shelf.
I love Naruto and One Piece a lot, but now way on earth am I gonna pay $10 per volume 2-3 times a month. That’s why I wait for them to show up at a used book store 🙂
I read the whole series over three days. Damn I was tired.
Online? Ehh, I refuse to read comics online. I like the idea of holding it and supporting the greatest comic writer in Japan. You enjoyed it Rush?
I had to read it online, I hate the idea of waiting for it to come out in the US. I liked it a lot. One of my all time favorites.
Are we talking about One Piece being great? Is this a Manga I should be reading? And Naruto is good too? (Manga newbie… Only looking for GREAT stuff.)
No, we were talking about 20th Century Boys. No need to read One Piece or Naruto.
Jose, thanks for just saving me several hundred dollars. Now I most definitely OWE you TWO beers!
Naruto and One Piece are fine for what they are. They remind me a lot of Bleach. Every few volumes you get that “Been there, done that” feel to it. Or maybe that just me. So much better manga out there currently.
A new one I picked up about a month ago called “Kingyo Used Books Vol 1” may interest you. It’s a new series from the Viz Signature line.
I will check it out. (Writing notes.) Not smart enough to remember everything.
Just saw the cover. Awww… if only her skirt had been shorter! Alas, but I’ll get it anyway. (Still obsessed with the CONCEPT of “fan service”.)
Another manga that I just thought of that is long out of print is called “Short Program” There were two volumes to it. It is a collection of short stories by Mitsuru Adachi. I fucking love his stuff.
Viz is actually going to release his baseball/romance manga called Cross Game in October. It is probably my most eagerly anticipated release of this year.
at Insideman, if you still want Fan-service read AIR GEAR. Trust me, its a great script with epic moments and plenty of fan-service 😉
Good to know Mike… Thanks. 😉
I was talking about 20th Century Boys. I have not read One Piece or Naruto but consistently hear good things about it.
Thanks for the clarification, Rush.
In my opinion, and I hate the be the one jerk here, but when I tried to read Naruto and One Piece, I just couldn’t stop laughing at how bad they were. Really. Stick with Urasawa, Oku, & Otomo. Those are the royal three in my book. But if you end up liking Naruto and O.P. its cool I guess………………
Nice Paranoia Agent pic.
Things I’m currently reading:
– Avengers Forever. It’s about time I read a good Avengers story! Unfortunately I don’t have issue#12 😦 WAAAAAAAAAAAHHHHH!
– Blankets. I’m only halfway through and I’m already in love with this book. Please consider reading this book if you haven’t already.
– Yu-Gi-Oh! Millenium volumes 1-4. Hey, don’t laugh! I grew up with the TV show and was a HUGE collector of the trading cards for a while. It’s nice to re-visit childhood memories.
Things that aren’t comic books that I’m reading:
– Mere Christianity by C.S. Lewis
– I’m also about to start Ender’s Game by Orson Scott Card.
Sigh… I have too much to read. That’s probably a good thing 🙂
I read all of Blankets in one sitting. I could not put that book down.
Wow, you read it all in one sitting?!? I’ve been kinda busy lately and I’ve been distracted by other things to read. If you need proof, look at my list of stuff I’m reading 🙂
Yeah, Jose read it at while he was working at the comic store. You know that thing runs itself. 😉
Heh, it sure does. Workin’ there is easy peasy.
Was it good, Jose? It gets overall excellent ratings on Amazon.
Whoa…You’ve never read it? I am actually surprised by that. It’s one of the best graphic novels I have ever read. Easily in Top 5 for me. Maybe even Top 3.
I just missed it somehow.
Which is why I rely on you guys to clue me in. I’ve read a ton of really cool completely off most people’s radar stuff but somehow that just passed me by.
I will rectify that situation in about 1 minute. 🙂
You may want to check out “Goodbye, Chunky Rice” as well. It was the book Craig Thompson did before Blankets.
I also have Asterios Polyp, The Waiting Place, Essex County, the “Alec: The Years Have Pants” Omnibus, Miss Lasko-Gross’ Escape from Special & a Mess of Everything and Cathy Malkasian’s Percy Gloom & Temperance, etc, etc. staring me in the face to read too.
Jose, What are your other top 5 (or even 10) Independent books… If I may ask?
Hmmm…here’s what comes to mind right now (It would take me forever to do an actual definitive Top 10 list with my OCD) and not counting the two Craig Thompson books.
Palookaville by Seth
Peepshow by Joe Matt
Acme Novelty Library by Chris Ware
Schizo by Ivan Brunetti
Artbabe by Jessica Abel
The Nightly News/Pax Romana by Jonathan Hickman
Minimum Wage by Bob Fingerman
Dork by Evan Dorkin
Those are just some books off the top of my head that I have read and enjoyed greatly.
This is a great list. Read Nightly News when it was first released. That was off the charts.
I read (and loved) Jessica Abel’s “Life Sucks!” several years ago. I wanted so much to turn that into an HBO or Showtime series and then a “little” show called “True Blood” derailed that idea.
Here are two graphic novels that are on par with Blankets:
Three Shadows by Cyril Pedrosa
Blacksad by Juanjo Guarnido.
Do yourself a big favor and pick these two up.
These are hands down one the best books out there.
3 Shadows was chosen as the best comic book in 2009.
Blacksad is in the top 10 of greatest of all-time.
Purchased Blacksad a couple of weeks ago. Just haven’t read it yet. Want to… badly.
Will definitely check out Three Shadows.
Meant to also write, “Thanks” hack/slash!
Just picked up Three Shadows… Saw a preview and it looked really intriguing! Thanks!
These are all books that I’ve wanted to read but never got around to. I’ll definitely check them out.
Also, all the books you mentioned are on my radar and also on my “Must Read” list. Asterios Polyp will probably be the first bought off that list.
I thought you would have read that one already for sure.
I should have read it by now. I usually wait to pick up graphic novels on weeks I only have a couple of comics to buy. This coming week looks to be one of those weeks.
Check out this Books-A-Million deal Way better than Amazon or Barnes & Noble)… Proves your and Elliott’s point about trades:
Good-Bye, Chunky Rice $8.92
Carnet de Voyage $13.45
Kingyo Used Books, Volume 1 $8.95
The total of $51.07 represents an overall discount of 28% plus I used a $10 off $50 coupon for a total a 48% discount at $41.07. Plus no tax and free shipping.
Put into perspective, “Blankets” is $29.95 retail.
I threw in Carnet de Voyage to get the deal.
I ordered Absolute Planetary vol 1&2 from them. Their price for Absolute Promethea vol 2 was outlandish.
I’m also trying to put together the entire run of Warrior. It has the V For Vendetta in it’s original black and white format, as it should have been published here.
Be sure to use their internet coupons, Rush… They can make for crazy good deals.
@ cbdude: Despite the fact that I’m not a time travely kinda guy, I must admit that Aforever was quiye epic!!
Out of curiosity do you guys still go to the CCW Chat Room? I haven’t seen anyone on there for ages…
I haven’t been there for a long while.
Be nice if we had it 2nite 🙂 I no longer have cable which means to adult swim anime sat nites 😦
Try clicking on this: http://tinychat.com/twitter/GeekToMe
Let’s see if this works.
Jose, an earlier quick exchange you had (I think yesterday) with another poster has prompted me to start reading Greendale.
About halfway through. It is an easy, excellent read with beautiful art and printing.
I am loving it all so far. Will report in on the final feel when I am done later… As the overall tone is just about make a major league shift in the book.
Please let me know your overall thoughts. I was going to pick it up this week but opted for the Batwoman HC instead.
I’m totally getting the Batwoman trade.
Greendale is on my list of things to read very soon though.
Well, if DC pulls the shit they have been recently (last 3 or 4 years) we won’t see a softcover for Batwoman for at least a year.
That pisses me off royally.
I was going to just wait for the trade since I own the actual issues but the HC is slightly oversized and is kinda worth it to see Williams’ art on bigger pages.
You’re right, it’s almost worth shelling out the extra cash to see Williams’ work on better quality paper.
I often think it is worth the extra bucks… The oversize art (and lettering) is very easy on the eyes.
Alas, if only I was not a pauper.
I will. Definitely later tonight/this morning. Oh! Happy 4th, everyone!
You guys buy art books?
I used to buy a lot back in the day. Mostly magna/anime/video game imports. Not so much anymore. I think the last art book I bought was the Art of Brian Bolland. May pick up the new Adam Hughes book though.
I have to get that Bolland book as well as the new Harris book. I’ve been digging Swallow and Sparrow by IDW.
Those the Ashley Wood books?
Not all of the Sparrow books cover Ashley Woods work though I think too many did. The Kent William, Sergio Toppi, Phil Hale, John Watkiss and Pusshead are some of my favorites. The Swallow books showcase art by many artists.
Ah, I see. Thanks.
I like a lot of classical art. Bibical stuff is neat (DaVinci, Michelangelo). I also digg any rare medieval iconography.
I just bought a book of art inspired by Bob Dylan’s lyrics which is pretty boss. My ex girlfriend was a painter so I have a lot more interest than I used to. She was more into modern art though, not my thing but she sure had talent.
I hear ya about modern art. It can be great or it can be absolute crap. I went to the MOMA in San Francisco where one of the pieces on display was literally a whale terd. Clearly I am not sophisticated enough to appreciate it.
You can’t go wrong with the old masters. Along with the guys you mentioned I like Botticelli. I’ve also come to appreciate Gian Lorenzo Bernini’s sculptures.
Whale fece art?
See, to me, a whale terd is not art. Art needs to be worked for. Something that an artist creates and slaves for. Like a painting or a novel. The feces of a creature is not anything like art. I guess I’m old fashioned.
I don’t even see a lot of what Andy Warhol did as art. He mass-produced images of canned goods and the like. Too me, that isn’t art. It’s neat, but it isn’t art.
I’m thinking of buying the Adam Hughes book too… Especially since I have all of the recent Women of the DC Universe busts and the Cover Girls of the DC Universe statues he he designed.
Last art book: Apes & Babes by Frank Cho. (BLUSH)
I have been focusing a lot on the classic comic strip collections: Complete Dick Tracy, Prince Valiant, Jett Scott, Bloom County Library, Captain Easy and Lil Abner (which I will STOP buying once the strip collections move into the 70’s because creator Al Capp turned into an outspoken political bastard around then). I also have a soft spot of the new Dan DeCarlo Archie collection from IDW and his other collections (like Jetta)… His stuff is just so cool.
I have always bought the Peanuts slipcase collections.
Also a big fan of ANYTHING Tony Millionaire does (Sock Monkey & Drinky Crow’s Maakies Treasuries).
Can’t believe I forgot to mention this before– I LOVE David Malki’s Wondermark books from Dark Horse. Hilarity from beginning to end.
And Dan Clowes’ “WILSON”? Oh fuck, I couldn’t stop laughing while reading that book. (Still do when I think about it.) Even read it OUT LOUD to people. Wilson is SUCH an unaware prick… And unfortunately, I know DOZENS of assholes just like him. 😉
I love the Bloom County Library. I got vol. 1 signed by Breathed at the Long Beach ComicCon.
I would like to see a Wilson and Rusty Brown crossover in my lifetime. Is that too much to ask?
I would assume “Yes” — since you know your stuff, Jose. MY copy of Ware’s Acme Novelty Library won’t be here until next Wednesday. (I’ll know more then.) 🙂
Back in the day I had the first four Frazetta fantasy books, as well as the 1st Boris volume. I also had a book that featured four of the most happening artists in the mid seventies/earl eighties; Wrightson, Kaluta, Windsor-Smith and Jeff Jones.
Right now I have a fairly thick book on Frazetta, as well as an Excess: the art of Michael Golden and Modern Masters: Michael Golden
Hoping to get books by; Brian Bolland (when I can find it for under 50 bones), Adam Hughes, Brian Stellfreeze, Hiroshi Hirata, Wally Wood, Art Adams, Alex Raymond and Brian Stellfreeze…to name a few.
Does anyone know whrther Stellfreeze even have an art book out?
I don’t think Stelfreeze has an art book. However…
@ rush: Thanks for the info. I’m gonna have to try and get that Bolland book now.
I am Drunk off my ass!
Join the club.
I had a big ass BBQ today all my buddies was over and beer and meats were consumed.
Fuck I’m slogged
“my girlfriend’s a vegitarian which pretty much makes me a vegitarian. But I do love the taste of a good burger”
Been there buddy.
Just sneak a burger when she ain’t lookin’
@ rush: You think being a vegitarian’s a beast, try veganism; now that’s a real monster. I’ve been a non-meat-eater since ’93, but I seem to be dairy’s beeeyattchh. Although I’ve been dairy free for June and counting.
Oddly I’m quite overweight. Big G only knows where’d I be if I were still a carnivore.
Kicker is..all this stuff is self-imposed.
I don’t think Galactus knows anything about that.
Galactus has his heralds look foe planets that are abundant in wheatgrass, Luiz!
That is how he defines what planets are good for consumption, I have never thought of that! Explains a lot why he chose Earth over Jupiter and Saturn!
You think being vegan’s a beast, try being a raw foodist who only eats organic; now that’s a real monster.
And it’s quite easy to be overweight as a vegan, if you’re eating lots of empty carbs like pasta and chips and breads, etc. Plus, products containing high fructose corn syrup will cause you to gain weight as well since your liver can’t metabolize that stuff.
Good job on giving up dairy, though. Try to eat more greens. Fruits and veggies should comprise the majority of your diet. I promise that’ll help you lose weight.
well cbs, good call on the pasta chips and bread. Guilty, guilty, and guilty, the worse part is while i’ve given up meat, i’m a sucker for the faux meats and althogh flavorful, since its processed, the sodium thats used is off the charts; veggie dogs, veggie chik’n etc.etc. So I got me a ways to go.
Hang in there, dude. Changing your diet is not easy but it’s worth it. My suggestion is to get yourself a high speed blender like a Vitamix so you can make yourself daily smoothies. Just combine fruits, leafy greens, and water. Done. It’s an easy way to get eat healthy and you should start to lose a little weight too.
My girfriend and I decided together to give up eating meat. I actually feel better. But as a person who loves pork fat I do miss it sometimes. I also had to change my cooking style which has been tough too. I fuckin miss chocolate covered bacon, if you have not had this tasty treat seek it out. Good luck guys with your health goals.
Of the things that I’ve regretted missing out on….one being deep fried turkey another being octopus and last but not least…lobster
…..the one thing I’m glad that I’ve never seen prepared is chocolated covered bacon. That just sounds like so many kinds of wrong. Heck, I’ve never understood the whole putting pineapple on ham, or pizza for that matter. There’s just something about mixing sweet with savory that’s unappealing to me, but that’s just me. 🙂
Oh, I was a big fan of adding pineapples to my pizza back in the day. Here’s what I really loved: pineapples plus kimchee or sauerkraut on my pizza. If I had ever opened my own pizza place, I was going to sell that as my “sweet & sour pizza.”
I wish I was drunk right now.
No parting, no beer Rush?
It’s 4th july weekend go wild!
Later today there will much drinking.
I might break down, get a 6pack of Mike’s hard lemonade and light up a small tree that I’ve had since about ’99 or longer
Everybody’s gonna have to lock up their daughters and I’m gonna even have to break out my chastity glove.
And the struggle continues
J & E, I heard some guys saying that this is the drink you guys get every video, some say they are even sponsoring the show, is it true?
Yes, it is oh so very true. Cat’s outta the bag. How do you think I can afford all my track jackets?
I knew it!
Hell how about sharing some of that sponsorship money
There’s no money they just get the drink and track jackets.
What the hell am I gonna do with track jackets?
Cosplay foo, You can go to conventions dressed like Jose. 😀
lol, I think I’m better suited to cosplay Mr T.
Plus I’m just not enough of a cynic to play Jose
Hey Dmar, Jose’s the skeptic, I’m the cynic 🙂
Hell how about sharing some drinks, I am a sucker for some bottles of those 😛
You have to be careful with that stuff. You drink too much and you’ll be doing that dance Elliot was doing.
The dance of Elliots cracks me up!
Love that guy
This is on right now.
Three times in the last hour. Somehow she gets hotter every night.
She is SO HOT. I see that commercial at least 6 times a night. She is the closest thing I have to a girl friend. I am going to go die now.
Do a couple more shots man 🙂
Had to cut myself off. Have to work in the morning. Chances are good I’ll still be drunk when I wake up.
I am truly sorry you have to work in the morning.
Ya, me too. Such is the life of a retailer.
I fuckin remember working for PetCo back in the day. My weekends consisted of dealing with the ignorant people and their filthy animals. By filthy animals I mean their children.
I think my insomnia is causing me to fall in love with her. I need help. Is it weird to look forward to a commercial?
No, not at all. Especially when you are waiting to see it again in order to ask her to marry you. I have been down on one knee waiting for the commercial again so I can pop the question. Hope she says yes. Fingers crossed.
I hope I’m invited to the wedding. I’m sure she has hot friends.
Yes, the girl from the Rosetta Stone commercial with the big boobs will be there.
Mature yet energetic.
Sexy, but reserved.
I’ve got a tongue she can speak in.
my girlfriend(she is real) pointed out how this lady has to be in a corset or metal spine or something. she doesnt even move her back. just stands straight and rotates her body . its kinda creepy and robotic.
Hopefully she’ll be there too.
Maid of honor.
Wearing nothing but her PJ’s 😉
I really prefer these Quizno’s commercials:
I used to crack up every time he sang, “They got a pepper bar!”
Ha. It’s too bad that wasn’t a real commercial. That’s something that should have ran during the Superbowl.
Dibs on the Progressive Insurance girl!
Ah, she’s a cutie too!
I like her energy
Dude, seriously? I cannot stand her. She’s so fucking annoying.
And here she is doing standup in her pre-Progressive days.
I think one of the guys should make a drawing of that, I really do 😉
Yes, yes it is.
Especially when it’s clear she’s singing too me.
I’m telling ya Jose, just give it some time.
Go to more comic cons ya might mind a few CCW groupies.
Damn a Geek dating site!?
Is that legit?!
Yes it is.
We need to get Jose a date ASAP!
I don’t think he’s gonna last long without some “TLC2″(Squared)
Doesn’t Elliot’s wife have friends?
I don’t know.
Well, I totally found a co-worker.
3 pages of appropriate matches for me. I’m impressed. Where the f*** are all these people when I wanna get a 3.5 D&D game goin?!?!
Oh yeah, and I’m looking for love and stuff…
You’ll have roll at a 13 on a 20-sided die for that.
Alright I’m going to sleep.
Here’s a young lady that’s a geek… and she even has red hair (at least sometimes). Worth a click: http://www.gk2gk.com/profile/details.asp?USER=530996
“I am self employed within the LA Fetish community”
Sounds like we have ourselves a winner.
Stay away from anyone who makes that statement. Trust me.
I find that to be quite an advantage, to be honest. I would save a lot of money, and having someone to make my ideas real (and test it!) sounds amazing!!!
I mean, I think you are probably right, Rush, the experience ought to be very strange for most people 😉
HA that jingle sounds like it’s from the 90s.
Oh how the Mighty has fallen.
Plus he should have MR T clippers or Shampoo
Twenty years from now that infomercial will star Quinton ‘Rampage’ Jackson.
Mr. T lives down the street from me.
The UPS guy says while he is polite– he is often grumpy.
I paste a picture of him on my front door every April Fool’s Day.
“Don’t do milk, drink your drugs!”
He even drinks his MILK!
Just finished Greendale and I loved it.
NO SPOILERS HERE.
Never been a huge fan of Neil Young (sort of have to side with Ronnie Van Zant on that one) and I was a little skeptical when I read his one paragraph in the front where he basically professed to not know exactly what the book was about. (Never a good sign in my mind.)
But Neil needs to lay off the peyote… Because Joshua Dysart writes an unbelievably compelling, intelligent, multi-layered narrative. I understood it perfectly (at least how I was meant to understand and relate to it). There were several spots where the narrative could have easy derailed and devolved into pedantic preachy bullshit– but Dysart ALWAYS resists the urge to slide there. Cliff Chiang’s art is wonderful. Dave Stewart’s coloring (as usual) is perfection.
I didn’t really like the fact that one of the characters was fashioned to look like a younger version of Neil. I understood the conceit behind it– but it dragged me out of the story on occasion. That’s a very minor point though. Once you accept the vanity (whether it was insisted upon or just a loving homage from the comic creators) it is easy just to forget about it entirely… And just move on.
The book is designed impeccably. It is one of the few times in recent memory that I felt like I was holding a piece of printed art that– while art– hadn’t just NEEDLESSLY DESTROYED hundreds of trees to exist… Which is REALLY IMPORTANT given the storyline.
I really admire seeing this kind of awareness from the person designing a graphic novel… And it is apparent the designer was quite aware of the story– even when deciding on the proper choices for the interior and exterior paper stock.
Overall, loved it. Would definitely recommend it to Jose and anybody else who is in the mood for reading a GREAT GRAPHIC NOVEL.
Fuck Deadpool. I mean, really. 😉
Yeah fuck that Deadpool!
Thats..thats the only part I read.
It’s more of a sober man’s review, Deemar. 🙂
There’s always tomorrow… After some coffee.
I digg Neil Young. I’ll pick this up on yo’ reccomendation.
Well, time for me to head on out. Got work soon. Night guys.
Goodnight guys… Outta here too.
Hopefully this film will see release later this year. Looks interesting.
I know this is heavily backtracking a little, but I downloaded that episode of Naruto you mentioned above for my girlfriend. I actually had thought I downloaded a fake episode when I saw that craptastic animation right there. Was that supposed to be there? Did I miss something?
If someone has time between the ribs, the beer and the fireworx today..if you’re not to out of it let me know what you think of this.
A youtuber posted a vid asking if you could write the final Joker story, how would you end him.
I posted a lengthy written rebuttal and then fleshed it out here:
lemme knw whatcha think.
That was pretty cool. Neat twist of having him killed by Batman’s own son and then waiting for his dad to apprehend him.
I was fond of the Joker’s death scene in Batman Beyond.
Man, that was cool! That wasn’t the final ep of BBeyond was it?
Anyway, thx for posting that and thx for the feedback on my story.
Man, I love that show. I actually like it more than Batman: TAS.
How did you like the comic?
I enjoyed the first issue a lot. I thought it captured the character’s voices pretty well. At times it actually felt like an episode of the animated series. What did you think, Rush?
I agree with your assessment, I was worried the comic would fail to capture the chemistry between Mcginnis and Wayne. But they delivered.
I could totally get behind a Batman Beyond ongoing.
No, that was a direct-to-DVD movie. Anyway, I think Batman Beyond was a great successor or sequel to Batman: The Animated Series. Also, I think Batman Beyond was more of a Dark Knight Returns than the Dark Knight Returns was, but that’s just my opinion.
i think im the only one who is not a fan of the batman beyond universe.
Happy 4th, everyone. Enjoy your solid potato salad.
That is some ubelievable contortion. Imagine the all the potential positions………..:)
I’m watching this, rocking along… And suddenly the film turns from a sweet 1940’s short into a Salvador Dali meets Busby Berkeley drug-fueled nightmare. How cool!
Sadly, I bet each one of these ladies thought this piece was going to be their big break… But along the lines of what Dre wrote– ANY studio head that watched this film quickly had something OTHER than casting their next film on their minds.
Those last few seconds remiinds me; when again does human centipede come out?
That’s been out, dude. I was gonna see it but I figure I’ll wait til it’s on IFC or something.
Anyone catch that Shadowland preview on CBR? Thoughts?
Yes, and IT IS HORRIBLE. I feel for poor Andy Diggle right now. I want to read it, but Marvel just destroyed with Billy Tan, and the 8-10 mini’s and one-shot’s they have along with the Shadowland mini, and the tie-in story in the main Daredevil book.
Happy 4th of July!!
I think this is video relevant for today, please excuse the language 🙂
“Patriotism is the virtue of the vicious.”
Okay…is it alright for meto have my dorkgasm now? Jonathan Maberry gave props for talking about his vomic on my channel. How stoked am I? Now I just gotta think about how I’m going to respond.
Very cool Phil.
amazing well done phil mention my idea please sorry to sound needy but at least tell him i love everything he’s done and can’t wait for marvel universe vs the punisher
That is very cool indeed.
cool stuff Phil 🙂
I don’t know about you guys, but I’m all 4th of July-ed out. If there’s one thing that I enjoy more than Captain America is Captain Morgan. Last night I finished off a entire bottle of Captain Morgan just drinking Cap & Cola’s. Now, it’s back to the bathroom. 😦
CAPTAIN MORGAN!!!! HE IS MY CLOSEST FRIEND! So close are we that he lives in my heart, he flows through my veins with my own blood! Long life to the Captain, may we always find him in the hardest moments to help us through, and on the happiest moments to celebrate with him!!!
thoughts on [REC.] 2?
Haven’t seen it yet but I plan to.
well jose rec. is a horror movie we agree on.
It was decent, the movie picks up right where the first ended. I think it’s worth a watch.
omg i just thought of marvel’s avengers slogan “marvel bendis’s universe”
REASON WHY I AM GLAD I READ HARDCOVERS & TRADES #1,029,493:
I would have been SO PISSED if I had read Hudlin’s RELAUNCH of the Black Panther as a floppy.
WARNING: SPOILERS AHEAD
The female BLACK PANTHER is featured on every cover of the floppy from #1 on– but doesn’t actually “sort of” show up until issue #5. Talk about UNNECESSARY PROJECTION just to sell books.
She is REJECTED by the Panther God in issue #4… But wait– because she selflessly defends the people of Wakanda after her rejection… She can still be the BLACK PANTHER ANYWAY?!
Talking about throwing COOL TRADITIONS right out the window.
I NEVER knew the Panther God could be so wishy-washy, duplicitous or manipulative. He/she ALWAYS seemed like such a NO BULLSHIT STRAIGHT SHOOTER to me.
Well fuck… Welcome to the NEW Marvel Universe, I guess.
And I am glad I read HARDCOVERS because I would have been so pissed to see a FEMALE Black Panther on the first four covers of a new Black Panther comic– only to have NO female Black Panther inside– that I would have GIVEN UP on the book long before she finally appeared… Which would have been a shame because– other than that Panther God BS, it is a pretty good comic. (Too bad they felt like they had to ruin the female Panther “surprise” to sell the new series.)
Found this quote on ” Women in refrigerators ” website and thought it was hilarious.
“As regards the female characters thing, I’m afraid I think it’s giving male creators a bum deal. The list does read pretty shocking at first until you think of everything the male heroes have gone through, too, in terms of deaths/mutilations/etc. Granted, the female stuff has more of a sexual violence theme and this is something people should probably watch out for, but rape is a rare thing in comics and is seldom done in an exploitative way.” – Mark Millar
( wink wink.. Ultimate Red Skull 🙂
Maybe M.M. should think twice before he says something, (Ult. Red Skull)
Question to the CCW nation, since this is the 4th of July, who would win in a fight Uncle Sam or Captain America?
I don’t like this black suit Daredevil.
It looks pretty dumb, and I looked at the preview, and that is some of the WORST Billy Tan art I have ever seen.
My new man crush is Jose. Ok, it’s still ben Cohen, but Ben best be gettin naked on British TV again soon or else.
He he. I am always checking out a few different game sites every single day Micah so as soon as I see anything (and I mean ANYTHING) new for inFamous 2 you will surely be the first to know. 🙂
Jose are you going to go to comic-con this year?
San Diego? No. But Elliott is.
cool this is my first time at comic-con so hopefully I will see Ellioi there.
You better be wearing FLASHING NEON LIGHTS. That place is near impossible to find anybody anymore.
You gents have a good 4th?
I worked all day. Saw some fireworks though. Sounded like we were under attack.
BOOO! Too soon. 😛
I’m drunk, aren’t I? 😛
If you consider being completely alone and playing Final Fantasy XIII for the last 3 hours “lucky” than…yes. Yes I am.
Hey man, I feel your pain. I’m alone with my Californication re-runs and a scotch. Atleast David Duchovny has fun doing something… 😦
What scotch? Hope it’s at least 18 years old.
I had an ex who was REALLY into scotch. I bought her a 30 year old bottle for her b-day once and she still broke my heart. I tell ya, I get no respect.
30 year old scotch and still she did that? No class.
Like school on a Saturday. No doubt Rush.
What a bitch. I wish someone bought me a 30 year old scotch. I’m stuck with the cheap shit.
Did they show the episode where Judy Greer played a prostitute? Because that’s my favorite episode. Either that one or the one where his manager goes down on Duch’s ex and finds out she is a squirter.
The Judy Greer episode was from season 1, right? Where he refuses to pay for sex? Nahh, it’s just season 2. I rented the dvd. Just finished watching the episode where Hank bangs his daughter’s english teacher.
Ya, from season one. Huh, that’s too bad. Judy Greer always makes me feel better.
She is a looker. I love this show. I actually bought the first season from a flee market a few months back for 8 bucks.
Did you ever see Miss Guided? It was great but only lasted 8 episodes because American TV sucks.
Nope, I haven’t even heard of it. I’ll check it out though.
American tele does suck. I’m sick of shit like Gossip Girl, and Law and Order 501.
I am hammered. You have the CCW nation to keep you company if that make you feel better. 🙂
I doesn’t really because I know most people in the CCW Nation will have someone laying next to them in bed tonight. Won’t you come join my pity party? 🙂
Not me. The girlfriend went home.
I just talked to one of my ex girlfriends for the first time in 3 years tonight. We ended on a fight that was sorta rough. Talk about akwarddd.
But, yeah I’m fucking lonely.
That blows dude. Luckily all of my ex-girlfriends live hundreds of miles away.
You’re lucky bro. It’s the most akward and shitty thing. She’s friends with one of my best friends still and I knew this was coming, lol. Still, wasn’t prepared enough.
I bet. I went through something similar back in college when an ex was in two of my classes. That was an awkward semester.
That’s rough. Did you guys end up talking?
I had a class with a guy who was dating this girl that I dated for a short period. I guess we dated her at the same time.. He actually wasn’t a bad guy though.
I tried to be civil, but she had to be a bitch. But the people in class liked me better and I got higher grades than her which pissed her off. Revenge is oh so good sometimes.
I broke up with my wife (got married really, really young) then moved upstairs in the same apartment complex with my new girlfriend.
Wanta talk awkward…
And nobody got killed? My buddy was on the receiving end of that. His ex moved into the apartment next to his with her new man. He had to hear them having sex every night. He went nuts and had to seek professional help.
She left and went back “home”, Rush. Make no mistake about it, she didn’t like it– but she also knew her wanting me to be like her Daddy was the reason we were splitting.
Thankfully I didn’t move in upstairs. 😉
The scenario you described is uncalled for and cruel.
Join the club brother.
Do we get t-shirts? Or jackets?
And let me say this… BETTER TO BE ALONE than to be with someone who doesn’t make you happy.
Oh, I do. And I agree 100%.
I could fill a library with tales about bad girls. They would be crammed with sick little stories with no redeeming value and they would follow the same storyline of heartbreak and humilation… Ya know, sorta like a Bendis comic.
In all seriousness: Despite what experience may lead you to believe, your “person” is out there. I’ve been through SO many girlfriends and just when I finally said, “That’s it. No more. No more serious girlfriends. Not doing it ever again.” I found this sweet lady completely by accident. Literally bumped into her at the POST OFFICE, for christsakes! I’ve told her I initially gave our relationship TWO WEEKS (and I meant it). I was dating three other women at the time. (I was in serious gigolo mode.) How serious could I have been about anything? Then slowly, I dropped one. Then another. And here she is– years later.
I never believed this before but I can tell you NOW with certainty that you will ABSOLUTELY FUCKING KNOW when you have finally found THE person. And if you don’t feel like you know you have that person, then KEEP FUCKING LOOKING.
How would one know they’ve found the right one? What feelings should be especienced? What feelings did you experience to let you know your girl was right for you?
Dre… This is going to sound ridiculous. It is going to sound like I am not addressing your question.
YOU JUST KNOW.
Everything feels “right”. You don’t EVER have to make excuses for anything she does or anything you do.
And you feel like your HOME.
I want to make it clear that I am not writing about lust or heartache. Those are fleeting attachments.
But I am certain you will know when the “correct” person walks into your life. You just will.
So I’ve been watching The Greatest American Hero marathon on the Syfy network today. Hadn’t seen that show since I was a kid. A few things jumped out at me:
1) The producers didn’t give two shits about trying to disguise the fact that they were using stunt doubles. It was laughingly obvious in some scenes.
2) TGAH is seriously underrated as a superhero. His powers seemed almost limitless. He clearly wasn’t as strong as Superman but he was still strong enough to lift cars and smash through walls, he could turn invisible, was bulletproof, could shrink down to the size of a grain of sand, was telekinetic, was pyrokinetic, could see where anyone was by touching something that belonged to them, had x-ray vision, had super speed, and could sometimes see into the future.
3) Why hasn’t this show been remade, given that remakes are all the rage these days, and especially given that superhero shows are suddenly so popular?
One day man, one day.
Oh, and he could phase through walls too.
Like Kitty Pryde!? Ya know, Kitty is from Deerfield, Illinios which is only 20 minutes from my house. She is so damn kewl.
Uncanny X-Men artist John Byrne said he named Kitty Pryde after a classmate he met in art school in Calgary in 1973, telling her he liked her name and receiving permission to use it for his first original comics character. Also, Byrne had drawn the character to slightly resemble an adolescent Sigourney Weaver. The fictional Kitty Pryde first appeared in Uncanny X-Men #129 (Jan. 1980), by writer Chris Claremont and artist Byrne, as a highly intelligent 13-year-old girl. Claremont said several elements of the character’s personality were derived from those of X-Men editor Louise Simonson’s daughter, Julie.
The fictional Kitty Pryde also had a profound effect on the real-life Kitty Pryde: the latter became so overwhelmed by attention from Shadowcat fans after the publication of the X-Men comics that she abbreviated her name to K.D. Pryde to avoid association with her fictional counterpart. She has since stated that she has mixed feelings about her fame, saying that she values Byrne’s comics for their entertainment and artistic value, but wishes that more people would appreciate her as more than just Shadowcat’s namesake.
@ cbs: I just wanna know why he could never stick a landing.
Cuz he lost the instruction book in the very first episode.
I hope it’s not as bad as Dragonball: Evolution..
Man, this really was a piece of shit.
It was hilarious though. Almost as bad as that fucking train wreck GI Joe flick.
i got IDW’s jack the ripper and radicals after dark which was only a dollar and they seem pretty interesting. just another part of me getting away from DC and marvel
I just finished reading the 2nd Volume of Radical’s Hercules in trade form. I was pleasantly surprised at how much I enjoyed it. (I mentioned before their HOTWIRE trade was a blast too.)
Was going to drop “Proof” after the horrible 3rd trade. Didn’t for some reason and Volume 4 was MUCH better. Still wish the art was near the quality of the script.
Also just read :FF: Dark Reign” trade written by J. Hickman. That was really enjoyable. To be blunt, I had always wished someone would through Franklin Richards into the Negative Zone but I actually LIKED the interaction between Franklin and his sister. Val’s current portrayal makes Franklin a lot easier to stomach… and Val’s confrontation with Norman Osborn bordered on classic.
how long is that trade? did it come out when millar was writing FF? I wasn’t really following that whole dark reign/secret invasion stuff so it was hard for me to find a good spot to jump into marvel comics…
It was a 5 issue Dark Reign mini series that Hickman wrote while Millar was still on the regular FF book. The mini was pretty good.
Yes, it was.
Let’s put it this way, Mike… I agree with what Jose said and will even go further and say it was a SHITLOAD BETTER than what Millar was doing with the FF at the time.
Since you didn’t really follow the Secret Invasion stuff– this “FF: Dark Reign” trade focuses a lot on Reed attempting to figure out why the Marvel Super Hero Registration Act went so “wrong” and the Secret Invasion was “allowed” to happen in the first place. It also deals with plot elements of the Dark Reign event (although not as much at the Registration Act and Secret Invasion).
Reed’s search for answers may help you bridge the gap and at least help “climatize” you to the CURRENT Marvel U a little bit before “jumping in”.
Also, Marvel has released several freebie (free to customers, NOT to retailers)comics that explain events in the Marvel Universe that lead to these company wide crossovers. Marvel is really smart about this and they use these books as incentive for “new” readers to try their books. Your retailer may still have some of thee lying around. ASK! 🙂
And, JUST LIKE THAT– the comics news on Bleeding Cool is separated by a different column from the film news.
They actually seem to be reworking the design of the front page as I type…
So I was thinking about picking up some trades off from Amazon, but I dont want to end up buying something that just isnt worth the money.
So I would appreciate it if anyone could tell me if these are good buys or not
The trades that I’m looking to get:
Spiderman: Kraven’s Last Hunt
Justice League International vol. 1-4
JLA by Grant Morrison vol. 1
Daredevil by Frank Miller vol. 1
Jose will tell you that Spiderman: Kraven’s Last Hunt is the best (It is!)
Justice League International is brilliant– yet tongue in cheek– fun… So if you don’t mind referential humor and a modicum of slapstick, you’re all set.
JLA by Grant Morrison is very, very great too.
Daredevil by Frank Miller is considered to be a classic by many (and it is!)
Haven’t read Batwoman yet… But Jose and many other folks really seem to like it.
You’ve got great taste.
Here’s my two cents:
Spidey: Last Hunt- As Insideman said, it is one of the best Spidey stories and my personal fave.
JLI- I have only read the first two volumes but I did like them and plan on reading the rest. Lots of good humor.
JLA by Morrison- Probably the best JLA series in recent memory. It the comic that got me into JLA.
DD my Miller- Classic, classic stuff.
Batwoman- Comics do not get much better than this in my opinion.
Hope that helps you out MW.
Thanks for the input J and insideman!
Before I make this order on Amazon though, is there anything else you would highly recommend?
MW– Have you EVER read Marvel & DC books… or is this literally a first time thing?
Just looking for some great stuff?
haha no this isnt a first time thing. I just had some extra money so I am looking to get some good trades. Ones that are outside of the usual recommended classics like Batman Year One and The Dark Knight Returns.
Maybe this could help:
You may have everthing on this list, but it could be helpful none the less.
Look at MSpot and all his self promotion. Brings a happy tear to my eye. 🙂
MW– I figured… I just wanted to know if I should be recommending the Amazing Spider-Man Omnibus.
Surprising Thoughts on some trades I just read:
Just read “Elektra: Dark Reign” written by Zeb Wells. Surprised I didn’t hate it… Actually sort liked it. Art was plain and weak.
FANTASTIC new Jon Sable GN “Ashes of Eden” by Mike Grell. A great book– filled with cool action and witty repartee. Smooth Grell art– with his sharpest writing in years. (In other words, if you are judging Grell’s writing abilities on his recently canceled “Warlord” series from DC– don’t.) There is also a TON of nudity… Which I personally am not objecting to… Grell draws gorgeous women. (With a couple of bare shots of Jon’s butt cheeks thrown in for the ladies as well!)
Biggest surprise so far: Halfway through the “Dark Reign: The Underside” GN. The “Lethal Legion” story by Frank Tieri was surprisingly fun. Art, again was rough.(SLIGHT SPOILER AHEAD) The “Zodiac” story, written by Joe Casey with art by Nathan Fox is killer. First off, Fox’s art looks like something you’d see in a cool indie book– it is almost the antithesis of the Marvel “style”. That Fox was given this assignment is a nice & unexpected. Secondly, it was a great– but brutal– story. Contains several PRIME EXAMPLES of Marvel’s lack of continuity though: The Human Torch gets beaten so badly by Zodiac, he requires multiple stitches to his face… Yet is completely healed by the end of the story?
Forgetting his ridiculously rapid healing time… Were these horrible facial lacerations even mentioned in any other “Dark Reign” book? (I’ve not read them all yet, so I don’t know.) You think SOMEBODY would’ve said something– especially since Zodiac razed an entire hospital attempting to kill Johnny, Sue and Ben! As much as I hate shit like this, I’m gonna let it slide because the story was so smartly done otherwise.
However… Get with it, Marvel! Seriously.
Zodiac was one of the best mini series of dark reign imo.
You are right about the continuity. They probably didnt care much about Zodiac, but he was one bad-ass villain.
Just saw your blog hachslash and I have to say you have good taste in themes.
For those living in the San Francisco area.
Superhero Street Fair
Celebrating the superhero within us all, Anon Events and Get Yer Freak On present the second annual Superhero Street Fair right on the waterfront along the beautiful Islais Creek Promenade. Bring your super human powers to party all day because from 1pm to midnight five stages will be rocking with live bands and local DJ collectives like Opulent Temple, Symbiosis, Hookahdome, Compression, Nitewise, Bay Area Drum & Bass, and False Profit . The fair will also exhibit art from local creatively super-powered artists, a “video riot” projection wall (an underground event that only happens every few years), live theatre and poetry, dance performances, and an outdoor bazaar showcasing local crafts and fashion designers. Come dressed as your favorite superhero, or make up your own! Date: Sat 7/10, Time: 1pm–12am, Place: Islais Creek Promenade (Indiana St & Cesar Chavez), Cover: $10 in superhero costume, $20 in Clark Kent.
That sounds like a really cool event, Rush.
I was wondering if what was revealed at the end of Judd Winick’s run of Batman was ever resolved when Daniel took over. Because I dropped that book as soon as Daniel took over, but I just wanted to know what was on that file about Dick.
I would like to know this as well. But I believe that Daniel completely ignored Winnick’s work on the book. Which is a shame, I would rather have read Winnick’s continued run on Batman instead of terrible work done by Tony Daniel.
Yeah, I don’t understand why Daniel was given the book, Battle for The Cowl was terrible, and I think Winick has a better handle on Dick than Daniel has on any character.
Maybe he works for cheap
More than likely, it wouldn’t surprise me.
Maybe he’s the devil.
Than what does that make Bendis? or Quesada? or Loeb?
There are nine circles of hell each befitting particular sins.
As Rush said Hell has many levels and Daniel is lord of but one level.
Quesada is Malebogia which makes Bendis a Hell spawn, and even if Bendis wasn’t a Hellspawn I’m sure his birth involved spawning of some sort.
Ha Ha! I think Rush came up with a good idea for a comic. Something along the lines of, The Seven Deadly Sin of Comics, or something like the journey Dante takes in The Divine Comedy.
Exactly, Deemar are can illustrate and you can pen it.
Nice article, THREE STAGES OF FANDOM
Your’s was more detailed 🙂
I outta sue them bastards!
Please Deemar, don’t hurt ’em.
Nah I gots some badass lawyers for that.
So what I miss?
I see Sony finally choose its new Spider-man and I’m kinda glad it’s an relative unknown.
I think that was for the best. I think Peter Parker should be a bit average looking, reminiscent of the Ditko Peter Parker.
This guy does have the Ditko look, I just hope he’s witty. The action is gonna be done with stunt doubles we just need a guy who can bring the quippy-ness.
Ya the last guy was lacking a bit in that department.
Tobey Maguire made a good Peter Parker, he simply lacked wit, hell any sense of humor.
On an unrelated note. Do you have a deviant art page?
Did you happen to see my “review” of “Greendale”? (It’s up above on this thread.) I just wanted to make sure– because you asked me to tell you what I thought.
Yes I did, I probably should have commented on it to let you know. I appreciate you letting us know how it was. It is now on my list of things I must buy. Thanks again.
Great. I think you’ll really like it.
Time for a new open thread J
Tonight at midnight dood. You know how it goes. 😛
I am working on getting the shipping list up as well. Keep your pantyhose on.
didn’t mean to rush ya! 🙂
Oh and check your inbox and I left something in Elliot that you’ll get a kick out of.
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