CCW Weekend Open Thread

Posted: July 24, 2010 in CCW Nation, CCW Open Thread

    • Sorry it took me a while to get the weekend open thread going. There was a thunderstorm in the area and it killed my internet. I figured since I couldn’t be on the computer I might as well watch a movie. It was a toss up between Dead Snow and Up in the Air. Since I was drinking and felt like be depressed I watched Up in the Air for the first time since I saw it in the theater. What a great fucking film.


      • Heck says:

        Up and the Air was really good. It actually made me kinda like George Clooney as an actor. Kind of.

        Really well written dialogue too. Juno was the same way, I’ve seen that about 6 times. I fall in love with Ellen Page more and more every time.

      • IronMuskrat says:

        This movie surprised me quite a bit, it isn’t at all what I expected. You had to feel sorry for George Clooney’s character in the end, I won’t spoil it for people that haven’t seen it, but you know you are watching a good movie when it makes a corporate hatchet man a sympathetic character.


      • MicahSkin says:

        I have an ex who has a job where he traveled every other week. He loved it.

  1. Heck says:

    I enjoyed this.

  2. Matthew Guy (mguy1977) says:

    2010 Will Eisner Comic Industry Award Winners List

    Best Short Story — “Urgent Request,” by Gene Luen Yang and Derek Kirk Kim, in The Eternal Smile (First Second)

    Best Single Issue (or One-Shot) — Captain America #601: “Red, White, and Blue-Blood,” by Ed Brubaker and Gene Colan (Marvel)

    Best Continuing Series — The Walking Dead, by Robert Kirkman and Charles Adlard (Image)

    Best Limited Series or Story Arc — The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, by Eric Shanower and Skottie Young (Marvel)

    Best New Series — Chew, by John Layman and Rob Guillory (Image)

    Best Publication for Kids — The Wonderful Wizard of Oz hc, by L. Frank Baum, Eric Shanower, and Skottie Young (Marvel)

    Best Publication for Teens — Beasts of Burden, by Evan Dorkin and Jill Thompson (Dark Horse)

    Best Humor Publication — Scott Pilgrim vol. 5: Scott Pilgrm vs. the Universe, by Brian Lee O’Malley (Oni)

    Best Anthology — Popgun vol. 3, edited by Mark Andrew Smith, D. J. Kirkbride, and Joe Keatinge (Image)

    Best Digital Comic — Sin Titulo, by Cameron Stewart,

    Best Reality-Based Work — A Drifting Life, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)

    Best Adaptation from Another Work — Richard Stark’s Parker: The Hunter, adapted by Darwyn Cooke (IDW)

    Best Graphic Album-New — Asterios Polyp, by David Mazzucchelli (Pantheon)

    Best Graphic Album-Reprint — Absolute Justice, by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and Doug Braithewaite (DC)

    Best Archival Collection/Project-Strips — Bloom County: The Complete Library, vol. 1, by Berkeley Breathed, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

    Best Archival Collection/Project-Comic Books — The Rocketeer: The Complete Adventures deluxe edition, by Dave Stevens, edited by Scott Dunbier (IDW)

    Best U.S. Edition of International Material — The Photographer, by Emmanuel Guibert, Didier LefΓ¨vre, and FrΓ©dΓ©ric Lemerier (First Second)

    Best U.S. Edition of International Material-Asia — A Drifting Life, by Yoshihiro Tatsumi (Drawn & Quarterly)

    Best Writer — Ed Brubaker, Captain America, Daredevil, Marvels Project (Marvel) Criminal, Incognito (Marvel Icon)

    Best Writer/Artist — David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)

    Best Writer/Artist-Nonfiction — Joe Sacco, Footnotes in Gaza (Metropolitan/Holt)

    Best Penciller/Inker or Penciller/Inker Team — J. H. Williams III, Detective Comics (DC)

    Best Painter/Multimedia Artist (interior art) — Jill Thompson, Beasts of Burden (Dark Horse); Magic Trixie and the Dragon (HarperCollins Children’s Books)

    Best Cover Artist — J. H. Williams III, Detective Comics (DC)

    Best Coloring — Dave Stewart, Abe Sapien, BPRD, The Goon, Hellboy, Solomon Kane, Umbrella Academy, Zero Killer (Dark Horse); Detective Comics (DC); Luna Park (Vertigo)

    Best Lettering — David Mazzucchelli, Asterios Polyp (Pantheon)

    Best Comics-Related Periodical/Journalism — The Comics Reporter, produced by Tom Spurgeon

    Best Comics-Related Book — The Art of Harvey Kurtzman: The Mad Genius of Comics, by Denis Kitchen and Paul Buhle (Abrams ComicArts)

    Best Publication Design — Absolute Justice, designed by Curtis King and Josh Beatman (DC)

    The 2010 Bill Finger Award goes to the late Otto Binder and Gary Friedrich in recognition for their achievements as writers in the medium. Otto Binder created the Bottled City of Candor and Supergirl and he told some of the first Bizarro stories. Gary Friedrich was a part of the legendary Marvel Bullpen of the 60s and he created Ghost Rider.

    Will Eisner Spirit of Comics Retailers Award goes to The Vault of Midnight in Ann Arbor Michigan.

    Comic Book Hall of Fame Awards goes to Bob Montana, Burne Hogarth, Steve Gerber, Dick Giordano, Mike Kaluta & Mort Weisinger.

    Russ Manning Award goes to Marian Churchland for her work on Beast for Image.

    Share your thoughts on the list.


    • Matthew Guy (mguy1977) says:

      Damn Geoff Johns cant win an Eisner. (sad face)

      I’m glad Walking Dead got an Eisner & J.H. Williams III got two Eisners.

      A crime that Dave Wachter didn’t win the Digital Comics category.


    • MicahSkin says:

      As someone who has all the bloom country books, F*** YEAH!!!

    • Stamps says:

      Seeing Chew, The Walking Dead, and most important to me, J H Williams get some recognition and praise for all the quality work they put out makes me really happy.

    • Wow, that is actually a really good list of winners.


    • phil says:

      Best short story: did’nt see it
      ” ” one shot: wasn’t great,but good to see Gene Colan get some cred
      ” ” continuing series: I’ll stick with Kirkman, but opt for Invincible
      ” ” limited series: Doom War
      ” ” New series: Haven’t seen it yet, but gonna go out on a limb and say Guardians of the Globe
      ” ” the next ten…no opinion, except its good to see that Mazzecelli hasn’t fallen off the face of the planet
      ” ” archival: you can’t go wrong with Dave Stevens
      ” ” next two, no opinion
      ” ” writer: JMS
      ” ” writer/artist: Tony Daniel (psyche πŸ™‚ )
      ” ” no opinion
      ” ” penciller/inker Cameron Stewart ( the inker’s name escapes me)
      ” ” the rest no opinion, except two thumbs up for Burne Hogarth for putting out one of the best how to books there ever was ( that i’ve woefully neglected although I have the book ) and as far as the Vault of Midnight goes … as a Michiganian that has visited that book store, I’m going to have to assume that the Spirit of Comics Retailers does not mean that it goes to folks who are personable, just business efficient. If that’s the case… I guess I have no argument, but if there’s suppose to be some friendly interaction between the folks running the store and the patrons…….well lets just say their ppl skills are somewhat lacking

    • kurumais says:

      Best Graphic Album-Reprint β€” Absolute Justice, by Alex Ross, Jim Krueger, and Doug Braithewaite (DC)
      you $#@^ing kidding me right?

      cap 601 best single issue of the year? it was good but not great sounds like a sentimental vote

      bloom county is awesome only have a couple of trades and havent been following opus

      im going to have track down this astrios polyp to check it out

      gratz to the chew guys they deserved
      gratz to dave stewart for his colorist win he is darn good
      gratz to kirkman awnd the walkingdead folks zombies are my think but i read 2 issues and it was great stuff
      gratz to jh williams

  3. SmokeyClocks says:

    this has been the progression of my night so far

  4. The Amazing Mike says:

    Can’t sleep… Thinking about renting “The Losers” tomorrow…

    • tomstewdevine says:

      I saw it in the theater, it’s not the greatest movie in the world, but all the actors are good and it’s definitely worth watching.

  5. Edward2962 says:


    and things are FUGGED UPED but ok, so cheer the fugg up!

    and yeah,wake up!

  6. Edward2962 says:

    and ..cheer up again!Dez…!

  7. Morlock50 says:

    Finished the swing set this morning. Our little wonder tot is expected on Sept 1st, but I think he/she may arrive a little earlier. Not sure if I’ll be able to make my weekly run to my LCS once the kid is here, but we’ll see.

    • Are youy excited, Morlock?


      • Morlock50 says:

        Yeah, I am. It’s been a wild experience these past 8 months. Baby classes, doctors appointments, and of course all the “helpful” advice we get from other parents. I’ve been told many times that I’d better get all my sleep now πŸ™‚

        • Well, I really hope everything goes well. I know you will be quite busy and have your hands full for obvious reasons but if you get the chance check in from time to time. Maybe on one of the many sleepness nights you have ahead of you. πŸ™‚


  8. seen inception the other day it was amazing but after had to get my head washed cause I was mind ducked oh. Yeah I actually think leorardo de caprio is a good actor kind of how I like George clooney for up in the air but hate him for batman and robin.

  9. Jeremy says:

    Which do you think portrays superheros in real life more realistically: Watchmen (graphic novel) or The Incredibles (film).

    • Mike F says:

      I’ve yet to see superheroes in REALITY similar to Watchmen’s or Incredible’s.

      If we were speaking about just heroes like Gandhi or Mandela or Peter Gabriel, people who have done certain work to only benefit the world, then yeah neither of the two choices fit. But both are good tho πŸ™‚ Good book and a good movie

    • cballsack says:

      I don’t know. That’s a push.

      I thought Straczynski’s “Rising Stars” was probably a more realistic account than either.

    • Heck says:

      I think if superheroes were real it’d be a cross between Squadron Supreme and The Watchmen. I don’t think characters like Dollar Bill would exist. But Rorschach and Dr. Manhattan seem to be what human heroes would become. I don’t think it’d be pretty and I don’t think anyone would benefit from it.

      People are incapable of being Superman or Batman type individuals. EVEN if they were that good, we as people would eventually turn them against us.

      Anyone ever read “Superman: Secret Identity”? Great comic and totally recommended reading. It deals with a lot of the issues that would arise given a true Superman type character in our world.

    • Edward2962 says:

      This is a very interesting topic (now that I’m “sober”).I think that Watchmen has loss some impact over time. What I mean by that is after Watchmen and DK Returns we got maybe 10 straight years of “grim and gritty” comics. New heroes that had “death”, “kill” and “blood” in their names. And now in modern times we get wholesome characters like Spidey,DD,and Hawkeye etc fornicating and threatening to kill people just cuz thy’re mad.

      Pop culture and comics have shifted to the degree that some folks just look at Watchmen as “Oh, this is the start of ‘edgy’ superheroes” as opposed to de-constructing superheroes. It reminds me of when we were children and would see a doc on TV about the early days of rock n roll. The sexual revolution had already happened and we had slasher movies and sex comedies in the theatres. We were a little confused as to why this stuff was controversial in it’s day. What, Elvis was sexual? Donna Summers singing “Love to love you” THAT’S sexual. The Beatles didn’t have long hair. Ted Nugent had long hair!
      I’ve seen interviews were Alan Moore said he wanted to do a spoof like Mad comics “Superduperman” only twist it so instead of a comedy it was a drama, but I think some folks just see it as “heroes with flaws”. I posted something about Rorschach about a year ago on You Tube and someone replied that the reason folks like Rorschach is that he never compromised. Well,yeah,but we need to look at the value of what it is someone is not compromising on. Joseph Stalin didn’t compromise. The guys who joined the Klan after during reconstruction didn’t compromise. The fact that someone doesn’t compromise doesn’t automatically make them a cool guy. I remember reading an interview with Alan way back in Amazing Heroes were he says that Rosh hates criminals but in real life it easily be jews or gays. I think some folks see him kick ass in the prison scene and go “yeh,he’s cool” and totally gloss over the fact that he’s a HOMELESS GUY with BAD HYGIENE and MENTAL PROBLEMS. This is the guy that in real life many folks won’t give change to. The Comedian, sure he was right calling out DR M but he’s still a RAPIST and SADIST who SHOT A GIRL PREGNANT WITH HIS FUGGIN’ KID.

      Aside from the cold war war politics (which is another thing that has loss some punch over time) I think Alan was trying to say that superheroes couldn’t solve the real problems that plague society by wearing masks and beating ppl up, and that anyone that DOES put on a mask and wants to beat ppl up has got to have some serious emotional problems.

      I don’t hate the comic or the movie,I think they’re great great but I think some folks miss the point when all they get out of it is “wow,Rorsch is bad ass”.

      Wow,that was long, I’m turning into Insideman Jr (smiley face)

      Dez Cadena was the singer for hardcore punk rock band Black Flag before Henry Rollins. Although Flag was successful w/Henry some old fans think Dez was a better fit for the group. (smiley face jr)

      • Morlock50 says:

        I think both Watchmen and DKR have suffered a little with age, but alot of that is due to the fact that they were so incredibly hyped to begin with. The only place you could go was down from there. Of course, they are still both great stories, but I think Moore’s run on Swamp Thing and Miller’s Batman Year One are better.

        • Edward2962 says:

          Yes. Another one is Killing Joke. Certain fans fall over themselves praising it. I like it too,but Alan has gone on record saying his script is not as good as he wanted it to be and Brian Bolland’s art is really what saved it and makes it work.

  10. Tiger Topher says:

    Hey, if any of you need another reason to hate the Bendis Board, just check out this link:

    A few guys on the board reviewed Amazing Spider-Man #638 (the first part of O.M.I.T) and they all gave it glowing reviews. One of the reviewers even gave the book a perfect score of 10 out of 10.

    • MicahSkin says:

      I assume these are the types of people who all read the book together, and when Peter get’s a Black Cat hookup, they high five each other.

      I don’t even want to know what they thought of the end of the Kraven storyline…

  11. I saw Inception last night. That was a great movie. It’s the kind of movie that encourages discussion about what happened and/or how things happened. I’m actually starting to accept DiCaprio as a good actor. Has anyone seen Blood Diamond? I’ve heard that’s another good DiCaprio movie.

    • Since it has been out for a week now maybe I will finally get around to posting an Inception open thread where we can all talk about it without spoiling for people who haven’t seen it. I’ll try to do that tonight.


    • Rob F says:

      Blood Diamond is another great movie…the more my friends and I talk about it, Leo is a great actor, he was one of the few guys we could think of in this modern era who has never done a sequel to any of his movies even if they’ve been popular

  12. kurumais says:

    score one for me got gantz vol 1 half price in original wrapper today had trouble even finding
    condition isnt going to matter thought im going to lend it out to like 5 people

  13. Rulk is joinging the Avengers in issue #7. What…the…fuck…


  14. kurumais says:

    good to see dr who and being human getting lots of respect at comic con

    • Insideman says:

      But how much did YOU sell it for?

      • $12. After checking around online I guess it’s kinda rare…or so people say. The guy I sold it to got a real kick out of the cover so he bought it. This may sound lame but I always feel good when someone leaves the store in a good mood like that.

        For the last few Saturdays there has been a guy coming into the store with his 6 or 7 year old son. The kid buys one comic every week with his allowance, mostly something with Batman on it. He is always so happy when he gets his new comic.

        It’s those little things that make working here fun.


        • I always love it when I see young kids in comic book stores especially if they’re buying comics and/or manga. Although one time I went to a store about 15 minutes after they opened and my dad and I were the only ones there looking for comics. There were groups and groups of kids coming in to buy Yu-Gi-Oh or Pokemon cards. Not that there is anything wrong with that, but it was kind of interesting. I didn’t even know people still played Pokemon or Yu-Gi-Oh…

          But I do want to get a job at a comic book store. I sometimes listen in on conversations people have with whoever is running the store and I always get a kick out of knowing that I can answer the questions better than the guy running the store πŸ™‚

        • Tiger Topher says:

          Jose, would it warm your heart as much if the kid was buying Bendis or Loeb books?

          • It would make me weep for the future.


            • The Amazing Mike says:

              If it was Ultimate Spider-Man then I’d be happy. Man what happened to that series? I found myself recommending it twice in the past week but I can’t even buy it anymore without thinking its not worth it… I am conflicted.

              • I had to drop Ultimate Comics Spider-Man after #3. It was good, but just not worth $4. Never have I been so conflicted with dropping a book…

                • The Amazing Mike says:

                  It gets kinda bad. Typical Bendis flaws seep over into. Like disregard for continuity, and whole issues wheres there tons of dialogue but nothing seems to happen. Plus the latest arc was done months ago in ASM and was done better IMO so far.

                  • I heard about that Chameleon story in USM. I looked at the cover of #12 and it reminded me off that recent ASM Chameleon story. Another reason I’m avoiding USM now is because I don’t want to see Bendis completely ruin the book that got me back into collecting comic books. ARRG! Are ANY of the Ultimate books going to be good again?!? Oh… what’s this? Ultimate Thor by Hickman and Pacheco? Cool. πŸ˜€

                    • Heck says:

                      I have every issue of Ultimate Spiderman. I stopped buying it with Ultimatum and the end of the series. It was all so unnecessary. That said, I do think Bendis did the best he could with Ultimatum in Spidey. I could have done without the inclusion of the Hulk, but it made sense since his Ultimate Origins mini.

                      I’ve never picked up an issue of Ultimate Comics Spiderman. The art isn’t my thing at all, and it really seems like a Spiderman’s Amazing Friends book. I read an issue in the shop once and noticed how the tone of the book was totally different, and not for the better. It’s more campy teenage superheroes than Spiderman in the real world.

  15. Deemar says:

    Jose check your inbox!

  16. Have any of you guys played Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy? I’m playing it right now. Great game. Definitely one of my favorites and everytime I play it it brings back wonderful childhood memories.

  17. vegedge says:

    walking dead sdcc preiview.

  18. Mike F says:

    I love me some noir genre comics but can anyone suggest a noir book? Like Brubaker style and Azzarello style but just not a comic? I have no clue where to start looking…

    • Edward2962 says:

      Elmore Leonard books are a good place to start.Rum Punch etc.
      Although it’s not thought of as noir or a triller try To Have and To Have Not by Hemingway.It’s completely different than the movie with Bogie.

    • Deemar says:

      Back issues of Warren Ellis’ FELL

      Also Astro City has a bit of the noir feel

      • SmokeyClocks says:

        they collected the first 8 issues of fell into a trade which will probally be easier to find than the floppies

    • Heck says:

      For true noir stories, anything by James Ellroy. LA Confidential and the Black Dahlia are both excellent novels.

      Also, I haven’t read it yet, but I just bought True Detectives by Jonathan Kellerman. Looks to be a good one.

      I’ll let you know when more come to mind.

      • Heck says:

        By ‘true’ I don’t mean true stories. Just good ones. πŸ™‚

      • Mike F says:

        The Black Dahlia looks really interesting man. Thank you so much for the suggestion!

        *Also I noticed alot of Noir stories take place in the 40’s. Works for me, but its just seems like such a common setting I guess…

        • Heck says:

          Not a problem! I hope you like it.

          I’d also suggest the film version of LA Confidential with Kevin Spacey and Russell Crowe. Fantastic.

          I think part of the reason so many noir stories take place in the 30s-40s is because of the iconic detective and his connection to that area. Humphrey Bogart and his un-ending supply of cigarettes and scotch against an almost endless rainy night, is what comes to my mind when I think ‘noir’. The definition of the genre is questionable hero set across a bleak and desolate background. That brings to my mind the hard-drinking, womanizing, often romanticized 1940s big city detective. That’s just my two cents though.

          For a flick that takes place in modern day, Sev7en with Brad Pitt is real good.

  19. phil says:

    My apologies if I asked this on a dif thread ( I back tracked and didn’t see where I had) anyway on the picture that was posted featuring Invincible and 1/5th of Dynamo 5….the blue guy wearing green, is he friend or foe?

  20. MicahSkin says:

    Tigger does what tiggers do best. Operating Hydrolic Exoskeletons.

  21. kurumais says:

    Psych is the most fun show on tv

  22. kurumais says:

    is it me or has comic con become the place where hollywood gals dress really skimpy all weekend long?

    • Deemar says:

      Yes…yes it is



      SDCC has GEEK STABBING! lol

      • Mike F says:

        I know! All over the closest seat in the RESIDENT EVIL AFTERLIFE Panel!

        Such nerds….. I mean its not like it was Heavy Rain or Metal Gear or something πŸ˜‰

      • Morlock50 says:

        Yeah, just read this on CBR. Dude stabbed another guy with a pen, either in his eye or near his eye. Kinda brings up the whole issue of crowd control now that SDCC has tried last few years to attract non-comic book fans, and Hollywood types. Hope that poor fellow doesn’t lose vision in one eye. Not even a fucking comic convention is immune from violence. Sad.

  23. kurumais says:

    shia lebeouf admits indy4 and transformers 2 sucked its pretty refreshing

  24. Insideman says:

    Hey my fridge arrived yesterday! My $125 worth of ruined food was replaced today!

    It’s nice to be able to eat something after 3 1/2 days!

    • What did you do with all the severed heads? Or do you store those in the feezer?


    • Insideman says:

      I keep the HUMAN heads–embalmed and embedded in lucite– hovering over my altar to Satan. I keep a spare Horse Head in the freezer.

    • Stamps says:

      Damn that sucks about all your food. I feel your pain though.
      I live in an area where our city has an ice storm about every 7 or 8 years. The power companies cant get the power back on quick enough so everybody loses all of their food. The last time a couple of years ago a bunch of grocery stores started giving away ALL of their frozen foods because they were going bad. It was like 11 days without power

      • Insideman says:

        Thanks for the kind thoughts, Stamps. My Mom & Dad love in an area just like your area. The difference is, their side street has a very flimsy power line shoots off a main line.

        When the main line goes down, the power company always fixes it– but NEVER thinks to fix the secondary line that shoots off and gives power to about 7 houses on their side street.

        One year, they suffered through sub-zero temperatures for three weeks because every time they called the Power Company to complain, they were told the line was back up and functioning (because the company doesn’t recognize the existence of the side line). My Dad finally went to the company and forced the chief executive to listen to him. Their power was on in about 30 minutes.

        After that, Dad said “Screw this!” and installed a huge emergency generator that can run the entire house on natural gas. If the power goes off, the generator immediately kicks on. (It will most likely always work too– as the pipes are underground and not affected by storms, etc.)

        I told them next time they have an ice storm, the rest of the side street occupants are going to be banging up against the house like a bunch of zombies wanting to get in and take a warm shower! πŸ™‚

  25. Insideman says:

    A lot of people of been wanting to hear my fan service story again… So posted it to my blog– forever immortalizing my shame on the internet(s):

    I also would love the hear people’s thoughts on BATMAN, INC. I think it’s a shitty idea:

    Plus I put up a SURE FIRE directions to make the best tasting MOVIE THEATER POPCORN you’ve ever eaten at home!

    Insideman– begging for page views! πŸ™‚

    • Mike F says:

      Batman INC looks very foolish. Batman like Wolverine or uhhhhhhh Watchmen(?) is INCREDIBLY over-used+discussed+played.

      Altho Watchmen has died down a little, People STILL constantly go on about Dark Knight -___-

  26. cballsack says:

    Not sure when Youtube became okay with showing boobies, but here is the new Machete trailer.

  27. kurumais says:

    I cannot begin to tell you how good prince of power 3 was ive read 3 times since I picked it up yesterday its got cho and thor teaming up, crazy Egyptian cat goddesses , death scrunchies, ticked off gorgons, loki’s bastard son, action, adventure and ruffies. Everything a good comic should have, oh and thor got himself a new gf.

    • SmokeyClocks says:

      ohh shit i knew i forgot to pick something up this week and that was it. ill have to snag it this week instead

  28. For the Doctor Who fans.

    Doctor Who - Series 5 Finale Timeline (SPOILERS!)


  29. phil says:

    Its been kinda late coming, but here’s my take on E’s Xenn / Aod collb with B Jerwa

  30. Insideman says:

    Got my REVOLVER HC review up with art and everything:

    Short Take: Save your money! πŸ˜‰

  31. vegedge says:

    dan slott is ASM sole writer. this is gonna be good.

    • SmokeyClocks says:

      Really? When is this going to happen and are they going to have one artist or will that still work on a rotation?

  32. Mike F says:

    I rarely buy the ABSOLUTE editions by DC since its just a way of getting more $$$ from fanboys, but I’m pretty certain I’m gonna buy the ABSOLUTE WE3 book. I already have the comic and I just really want it I guess. It was one of those comics that kept me going with comics in general and overall provoking storytelling.

    If ABSOLUTE ALL-STAR SUPERMAN was lowered (A LOT) in $$$ I’d get it too but its not worth buying again when I already have it. But yeah WE3 is a must for me. Its just that important to me.

    • Cole says:

      The Absolute Edition of the DC New Frontier was a pretty worthwhile buy. The best part were these “Annotations” done by Darwynn Cooke, it’s basically like a comic book equivalent of a director’s commentary, and he just goes through everything that inspired that book, page by page.

  33. Heck says:

    Just finished watching Batman: Under the Red Hood. Man, that was terrific. Reminded me of the Mask of the Phantasm flick from the 90s.

    The only problem I had was not having Mark Hamill as the Joker and Kevin Conoroy as Batman.

    • Deemar says:

      You just kept me from buying this product period.

      No Conroy or Hamill no deniro

      • Heck says:

        The guy who played Batman wasn’t too bad. The Joker on the other hand wasn’t very good. I just kept thinking, ‘where the fuck is Hamill??’

    • TheMSpot says:

      Yeah, I can see why Conroy was unavailable because he’s voicing the sequel to Superman/Batman: Public Enemies and the sequel to Batman: Arkham Asylum, but no Mark Hamill? Anyway, I enjoy the Batman: TAS, Batman Beyond, their related movies, and some of the new original DCUniverse direct to DVD movies have been enjoyable as well so I think I will be picking this one up as well. Thanks Heck.

  34. megamanx4ever says:

    I just got back from Comic-con and it was awesome. I got to meet Ryan Ottley, Erik Larsen, Robert Kirkman, Todd Mcfarlane, Joe Kelly, and John Layman and Rob Guiloroy. I also got some sketches from Ottley and Larsen. I also met elliot at the convention ehich was awesome as well.

  35. phil says:

    Who’d you have to wait longest in line for?
    ….. least longest in line for?
    Was anyone nicer/not as nice as you exspected?
    Are you the special guest ccw host that had been hinted at?
    Take any pics? Posting them,if so?
    Am I asking to many question?
    Last one … what was the clevage to non clevage ratio? (Upon reflection, I’m really hoping that you’re 17 or older)

    • kurumais says:

      why under 17nz dont appreciate or notice cleavage?

      • phil says:

        I don’t wanna be contributing to the delinquency of a minor
        I got enough bad mojo workin’ against me as it is πŸ™‚

        • megamanx4ever says:

          Answer 1: Todd Mcfarlane and Robert Kirkman was the longest line which was a good 40 minutes.

          Answer 2: Todd Mcfarlane was much nicer than I expected him to be.

          Answer 3: No I am not the special guest host.

          Answer 4: Yes I took pics with everyone I mentioned except for Elliot and Todd Mcfarlane and I am planning to post them when I get the chance.

          Answer 5: no your not asking too many questions. πŸ™‚

          Answer 6: About 3:10 ratio maybe 4:10

          • phil says:

            response1… I shoulda figured
            response2…. for some reason I don’t find that surprising
            response3……..So there’s still a shot that it is V.G.
            response4….cool πŸ™‚
            response5… phew!!
            response 6… cooler
            thx 4 your patience

  36. phil says:

    A 135 comments? Are the bulk of the commentors on here…Californians? Comic con jet lag or bus lag or station wagon lag?

    • SmokeyClocks says:

      yeah i noticed that as well, it’s been a pretty light weekend as far as comments go in the ccw nation

  37. kurumais says:

    watching the new sherlock series from steven moffat and the bbc just terrific

    • Insideman says:

      Well, THAT explains the low post count! πŸ˜‰

      • kurumais says:

        ok so i finished sherlock episode 1 and this show will scratch my dr who itch quite nicely for the time being
        lots of similarities
        the doctor and companion holmes and watson both brilliant ramble out loud
        companions warned away from the doctor warned he is dangerous watson warned almost same way
        quite a few guest stars from dr who showed up in episode

        all in all fun show with likable cast and characters

  38. TheMSpot says:

    With all the announcements that have come out of Comic-Con I have to ask the CCW nation what are you most excited for? I know what I am least excited for is those Marvel anime shows that will be launching in 2011 on G4tv, and the reason I’m not to excited for them is because they are being produced by Jeph Loeb.

    • Insideman says:

      David Hasselhoff’s NEW REALITY SHOW… That’s my favorite announcement. You can’t beat former TV star drunkenly eating a hamburger off a Vegas hotel room floor why his daughter videos the action over Marvel Films unveiling the AVENGERS cast.

      And they said “Twilight” killed Comic Con.

    • kurumais says:

      i thought disney needed marvel for boy centric cartoons for one of their channels?

    • kurumais says:

      my favorite news is peter david writing young justice episodes loved that book and his writing

    • Cole says:

      I was pretty excited for all the Thor/Cap/Avengers stuff. The Walking Dead trailer looks excellent, I can’t wait for that, and I’m even getting excited for Green Lantern.

  39. Insideman says:

    Jose– After 10 years of taking that mag– what’s the ONE ISSUE of EW they didn’t successfully send to me?

    Yah, the COMIC CON issue.

    So I called and they are sending a replacement. Still haven’t discovered what the Buffy News is… But I am still on the “beat”…


  40. Cole says:

    Up In the Air got completely snubbed at the Oscars. But I stopped caring about those when (ironically, of all movies) Juno was nominated for BP. And also Avatar getting nominated for ANYTHING was kind of bullshit.

  41. is red hood lost days worth picking up i’m watching the new animated film and really liking it.
    it’s only 2.99 so it looks good tell me what you guys thought.

  42. Adam727 says:

    Someone actually liked OMIT

    • Not surprised at all. CBR liked it too.


    • phil says:

      the bearded guy didn’t seem all that impressed with the comic

      • Heck says:

        I feel like Justin never says what he really thinks. I tend to think that he thinks it shit as well.

        • kurumais says:

          they didnt like it justin said it was stupid pete was too angry to even speak alex was the only one giving a passing grade

    • Insideman says:

      All I can say is thank god for the “Pete” guy on the left.

      Strong, silent and indignant always wins the day. πŸ˜‰

      • Pobra says:

        Except that Pete is normally the most ignorant one of the bunch. I had to quit watching these guys a while ago, i feel like they rarely give a truly honest, unbiased opinion of everything. Actually, I quit watching ALL other youtube comic reviewers aside from E and J. Too much ass-kissery going on if you ask me.

    • *bangs head on table while sobbing for the future of the industry*

      Not surprised by this at all. Comic Book Club pretty much likes everything. Although I’m glad that one guy hated it. I could not believe CBR gave it 3.5/5 stars. That review had the words: ass and kiss written all over it.

    • Deemar says:

      They getting paid by the big two, well Alex is getting paid by Marvel.

      Conflict of interest any one?

  43. Elliott in San Diego. I am so going next year.


  44. rush says:

    Slaine and ABC Warriors getting US release, good shit.

  45. rush says:

    Anyone else excited by the news of the Joe the Barbarian film adaptation?

  46. kurumais says:

    i like what i see

  47. Insideman says:

    Hey! Read Agents of Atlas: Turf Wars last night and believe I finally figured out why the book never sold to expectation… Or at least equal to its to level of quality.

    I’d be interested to know what you think to!

    • I’ll let you know as soon as I get a chance to breathe. Been a hectic last few days. I will definitely check it out tonight (actually I already did) and let you know that I disagree with you on one point. To be continued… πŸ™‚


  48. rush says:

    The Jonah Hex animated short included in the Batman:Under the Red Hood BD disc is awesome. This is how the movie should have been.

  49. Deemar says:

    Wassup all crazy…week

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