NEW RULE: Please DO NOT post more than ONE video in a row on Open Threads. If you post 2 or more videos IN A ROW they will all be removed as well as any comments dealing with those videos. Having too many vid comments on Open Threads causes the thread page to load very slowly and I am kinda getting tired of threads becoming almost useless after a couple of days. Thanks.
I heart Scott Pilgrim.
I knew that you would. 🙂
I am so glad I bought them. I was planning on waiting for them to show up at a used bookstore, but I had this desperate desire to read Scott Pilgrim ASAP. I’m almost halfway through volume 4.
It’s really interesting reading the comic soon after seeing the movie. It seems like the movie would end the scene right were the great character moment in the book happened. I almost got upset that they didn’t include those awesome scenes in the movie. Thanks so much for recommending it you guys!
books were amazing as well as the movie saw it today it was soo good
feel the love CBD 🙂
Good rule Jose, I find myself avoiding the open threads when they get past 300 posts in general.
If I had a nickel for every time my computer has frozen because of all the vids on the open threads, I’d be pretty darn close to rich.
Yeah, I’m gonna personally limit myself to one vid per thread.
gotta make it count
are you lot using steam powered computers or something? Even my work computer dosen’t freeze up 😛
I have a hamster running in a wheel that powers my computer.
LM’s got one of those special European computers that actually runs FASTER when MORE vids are posted on a thread.
Must be due to that strange type of electric current they have over there.
Ha, I find it amusing too, cuz my computer doesn’t have a problem loading either.
I don’t either
240 volts rulez!
I have a, uh… “helper” ride a bicycle that powers my computer.
Time to upgrade.
Where were you kids when I needed you the other day? [grabbing my walker]
Probaly at school.
My drawing hand is killing me!
Yeah, sure, blame it on your “drawing.”
What else do you do with your drawing hand that could make it hurt so much?
Nah, that’s the other hand.
I stumbled across this website today. It’s pretty hysterical.
Ha! good find ballsy
That was pretty good. Already better than the Superman story. It’s nice to see Walt Simonson drawing Thor again.
This animation style is pretty cool.
Man, I was so busy last week I only got to read 3 comics and only the first chapter of Bakuman Vol 1. Have a A LOT of catching up to do this week.
And you work in a comic shop!
They slave driving you J?
I am getting more hours but that’s a GOOD thing. Plus I went to Wizard World last week too. That had a lot to do with it.
That’ll do it.
Mo’ hours mo’money mo’problems!
You and Blago swap hair care tips at Wizard World?
He wasn’t there on Friday. So, no.
He was there on Saturday and when they announced that he was doing a photo-op (or whatever the heck he was doing) the crowd booed him. It was quite funny.
that is funny
I have this HUUUUUGE pile of stuff I bought at Wizard World to read. On top of that I have to do my summer reading for school 😦 Why oh why can’t Blankets, Pride of Baghdad, and/or Scott Pilgrim be on the reading list?!?!?!? WHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHYYYYYY???
Smooth talk ya’teach, explain to her the value of reading Pride of Baghdad.
Hell whip Maus out that’ll learn’em
Speaking of Maus I have a copy of that sitting in my room waiting for me to read it… I want to find a day where I can spend a good chunk of time reading it. Sadly, I don’t have many of those days and with school approaching I may not have one for a while 😦
I should do that. Have my English teacher read Pride of Baghdad. We do have a graphic novel section, but it’s very petit and hidden. The ending of PoB grabbed me by the heart and tore it right out of me. I read it in one sitting. That was a great read.
Yeah do that, give it a shot
I so wanna do a double rainbow
Glad you’re finally coming out of the closet.
Big closet space for two
What’s the last thing everyone eat here?
What’s the last thing everyone drank?
I had chicken fried steak for dinner and am currently drinking beer. I really need to go on a diet.
Police report: Body was found on top of “real doll”, RedBull cans trewn all about.
I could think of worse fates than that Jose.
As long as she’s a redhead… Or a blonde. 🙂
(Check your InBox.)
fucked up off the Kegarator tonight plus I had fajitas for dinner. hangover tomm will be so worth it.
Kidney and Liver failure
Police report: Deseased died in keg stand accident, underwear soiled. “I’ve never seen so much feces.
Dates. And spring water.
Police Report: Body found in NYC swingers club, female companion said he died with a smile and a dildo up his ass.
If I die at 90, I’ll be gravely disappointed at dying so young.
At least your not going to die at 52 😉
Hey you go out with a Bang!
Last thing I ate was a couple pieces of smoked turkey and last thing I had to drink was a bottle of Diet Coke.
I’m actually running out of things to drink in my house… that’s when I start to improvise…
Mind you, I DO have tap water and some ice tea mix… but it’s kind of a bother to make…
Fatal gun shot
Police report: The victim was buying groceries at 7/11, Armed robbers caught on sight.
diet faygo cola
Suffucation, blocked windpipe
Police report: Victim died at Jazz Festival, choked on turkey leg, trampled by concert goers. The band played on.
Suffocation: Yeah I can see that, I do have a tendency at times to wolf down my food more quickly than I should.
Jazz festival: Not impossible, although I’d be more likely to attend a fest with all types of music…even though the last 2 fests I checked out were C & W.
Choked on turkey leg: Only if I was being force fed it against my will, if anything it’d be a tofurkey faux leg that would’ve taken me out.
Trampled: If it was prior to the choking… I would’ve taken some of those sons’a-beeeeaacchhhessss out 1st
When I think of you Phil, I now think of music.
I think you choke, passout then get trampled
You do realize that if any of your predictions come true…karma is gonna repeatedly roundhouse kick you in the nads. 🙂
And Pobester, excellent retort 🙂 🙂 🙂
Meh, can’t be worse than a divorce lawyer.
Oooh, they ARE bad, like a weed that grows in place of one when you killed the last one that was there. 🙂
Toast and Coke.
Police report: The deseased body was found in his living room, NPR playing in background,death unremarkable. The coroner autopsy states he died of boredom.
McDonalds cheeseburger and a beer. I wish i was kidding.
Massive heart attack
Police report: Deseased body found in mini-van in McDonalds parking lot, deseased was on lunchbreak from work. Dried tears could be seen on deseased face and a crumpled picture of now confirmed ex-wife in sexually suggestive pic with teenage boy.
sounds about right :p
I see the FUTURE!!!
you’re CCw’s answer to Miss Cleo. Ciall mee noww!
And all along I thought you were seeing DEAD PEOPLE. 😉
They call me Mr. LEO
Nope only the emotionally dead. 🙂
I had a Diet Mountain Dew and a bowl of Orange Sherbet with a handful of Spanish Peanuts. (Watching my weight.)
Hands down winner.
I didn’t see your post J… Just a cowinkydink. 😉
Kicking a guy while he’s down, huh? 😛
You’re doing better than me, brother. I’ve been battling hypothyroidism for the last 5 years.
One month I fine, then the next month I’m not.
I would urge you to see a naturopath about your hypothyroidism. You can totally get it under control with the right treatment. You should consider adding seaweed to your diet, like dulse and kelp. There’s also a lot of herbal supplements you can take, like ashwagandha.
Oh, and critically important, you should stop consuming all soy. It’s the worst thing for your thyroid. That means tofu, soy sauce, soy milk, tempeh, whatever.
It just shows that vegetarianism is unnatural and deviant. tofu….blech.
It’s one of the biggest scams of the health industry that soy is considered a health food. It really isn’t. It’s only okay if it’s fermented first, and even it’s still not great for you. People would do well to remove it from their diets.
Hyper tension, Diabetes, stroke
Police report: Obese man triple threat, died while watching Billy Bush’s Presidential Inauguration.
Not this kid! I’m as healthy as a horppspkkaq……..*
I think the main thing to be concerned about is Billy Bush 2028
I’ve been working with the MIDI. I wanna do some CCW character theme songs, Deemar could maybe get a profile sketch of each one Street Fighter style and I’ll youtube them.
Done deal, I’m in the middle of my “New Funnies” drawing marathon.
So I’ll draw them in between the funnies.
Hit J up on the contact info and he’ll get you to me.
deemar’s post on this thread fascinate me
“The Most Interesting Man on this Thread”
“and I drink Dos Equis, stay geeky my friends”
Oh fuck ya! FINALLY!!!
That is SO sweet! Man I can’t wait.
This’ll be fun.
comicbookdude– Please go help Lobis on the “Who’s Getting What This Week?” figure out some cool stuff to buy.
I don’t read the current current stuff. 🙂
Huh? I thought I did…
Ya, you did.
Well you did that while I was typing my post.
CBD should be the designate
New CCW poster helper.
I agree. It’s a Helluva lot more thorough than “See my list on the main page. Buy those. They rock. I rock. What the fuck’s the difference? Answer. There isn’t any.” 😛
Plus he needs to earn his keep the lazy bum.
My answer may not have been thorough but it was the best answer to his question simply because, as you pointed out, I do fucking rock. 🙂
Understood and– as you just pointed out– acknowledged.
When I get more than 10 regular readers– I’m gonna post an Open Thread on my blog! Then you kids can uplink, downlink and sidelink all vids you want there!
(2 pigs = One reader in my eyes. I’m not picky when attempting to reach my goals in life.)
I should have been more picky while attempting to reach my goals in life. 😦
Hah!! that is the funniest thing I heard all day.
Sorry for your pain
It’s getting there sider.
Woah, I just realized that this Open Thread (not including the Weekend threads) is the last one before I start school again 😦 I better savor these moments, huh?
Summer 2010- we hardly knew ye!
Nah, we just hired you as “New Poster liason”
I would post a vid but I’m adopting Deemar’s policy of ONE VID per thread.
Sorry, CBD– It’s too early to use my ace.
gtg to bed. It’s FREEZING COLD where I am in my house right now, so being under a nice, warm blanket sounds appealing right now. Good night everyone!
A whopper with fries
Billy Bush will still be on Access Hollywood when you keel.
severe spinal fracture
official report: victim was found hunched over on a toilet, in an attempt to orally pleasure himself to a picture of Macaulay Culkin, which was smeared with mustard and pasted to the wall.
I look down and poke myself in the eye every morning.
but if you keep eating them whoppers, by age 45 you’re gonna have a hard time making it past the gut. 😉
Nah, I’ll just let Macaulay take it from there.
Is it true that Culkin has bigger breasts than his girlfriend Mila Kunis?
Wait. Let me go to an expert on matters such as these.
Paging Dr. Melendez. Paging Dr. Melendez…
Sider everybody knows you have to look in a mirror and say…
Mila Kunis three times only then will Jose appear.
you be the judge…
this would be the pic in deemar’s file btw.
Wall of Culkin sir!
Well, i”m gonna go read a few books before I have to purge my dessert. (Do I get points for purging, Deemar?”
Jose check your InBox again. You’ll realize I’m not that lucky.
Other than the “Been There, Hit That” T-shirt– It’s not special. 😉
no Mario Lopez as Billy’s VP
besides. Mario would make a better 1st lady
I need sleep
Oh and J check your inbox around 5pm central time.
Cool. That’s when I get out of work.
I’m playing the Star Trek Online demo and it’s taking forever to start up. I really need to get aboard the Enterprise and forget my day, lol.
i am pretty much over my guildwars addiction im afraid to go near another mmo
Dude, try out the Star Trek Online demo. It’s badass.
cant do it heck got to stay away from the cybercrack
Stalkers and Colossi are the Shiznit in SC2.
i was trying to make a list of my 10 favorite characters RIGHT NOW not all time but characters that are “active” and currently being used a book or books. honestly i was having trouble . some of my favs have slipped into the background or in one book well written in another not so much.
even my all time favorite cap steve rogers has me on the fence. songbird my favorite thunderbolt
doesnt seem to have a role in jeff parker’s tbolts and im not crazy about her kev walker make over. namora seems to have slipped to the background of eagents of atlas since the art duties changed hands i think parker is writing up to hardman’s strengths instead of pagulayan’s. guess i like all the agents but i really want one of them to jump out at me like namora did in the first run. my flash is gone, my black panther is mia, bucky cap is pretty good but bringing him back to life still leaves a bad raste in my mouth. dick grayson is in a lot of books i dont read. batman and robin comes out what 3 times a year? it just seems like i am waiting for a heroic age to take hold and heroes to start saving the day and im getting events and lots of switcherooing
maybe im just bad at making top 10 lists.
This is pretty sick.
Cool, @Deemar, I wrote the theme of Locus Mortis. I need like a cool Profile pic of Mortis, the same way you see the Street Fighter themes on youtube.
I’ll try to get Insideman’s theme and Jose’s theme tonight.
woah, you’re making THEMES for the CCW Nation?!? That’s awesome! Be sure to put links to the music here. I can’t wait to hear them!
I can’t wait to see these Mike
Yeah, I just got a new MIDI controller and wanna put my Pro Tools Plug-in’s to use.
🙂 Plus I’m a sucker for cool theme songs ><
As long as my theme has some sort of 70s/Shaft/Sam Jackson sound I’m good
Mikey make sure to get my email from J, I wanna throw some ideas your way.
Oh and I have zero clue what anyone looks like so that will be an issue.
Haha, Yeah I figured when you do your sunday comics, when you draw the people like that, we’ll just take that seperate image and spice it up
It’d be like that^ we put their cartoon pic in a still moment, and I’ll put the mp3 theme along with it under movie editor or something. Yeah I’ll get that email.
Well I was working on making CCWtooniverse version of everyone so this might be the time to use those designs.
Hey man thats fine too. All’s good in the CCW nation.
Check yo inbox Foo!
is dc universe online pay and play because if it is that’s preety shit and stingey right there and i thought all the money grabbing bastards were at marvel if this is sony or if it’s dc that’s making it pay and play i’m pissed off i was so looking foreward to this game i hope it’s dosen’t cost if there is a free to play sorry if i’m pissed off too much but if this is pay and play it’s preety shit tell what you guys think on here
its sony getting the money most likely. you guys are overreacting when it comes to any kind of cost marvel or dc make. they cant give away free stuff here.
yeah but all ps3 online is free and there is no justified reason for having to pay to play it’s just to rip off loyal fans
they want steady income WOW money
Have you guys seen this?
that was epic.
I would love to read this Wonder Woman!
As I was reading that article I started to cry a little bit. This is fucking depressing. I have seen everything that he has done and Paranoia Agent is one of my favorite anime ever. Fuck…I can’t even think of anything else to say right now.
If you en joyed Paranoia Agent that much, I would like to watch it since I am new to Anime as well. Can you tell me what to buy? Seems like a hard get.
If you enjoyed Paranoia Agent that much, I would like to watch it since I am new to Anime as well. Can you tell me what to buy? Seems like a hard get.
I’m into attempting to get the most double posts in one thread in one week EVER by a member of the CCW Nation.
It’s like a double points Scrabble word– except much geekier and one million times sadder.
It’s like stuttering
WITH YOU FINGERS!
Jose. I picked it up from a seller on Amazon. No research necessary. Amazon UK also had the set at a great price.
Batman 702 (Thoughts) = Unbelievable. I am truly at awe in Morrison’s writing. Without a question, my favorite comic for the month of August. The Morrison I love, the one who brought me to USA comics, has once again proved to me that his master plans always pull thru.
I agree, *SPOILER*
I must admit i got confused when darkseid pulled out the ancestor box. but after re reading and re reading and re reading it made a bit more sence and holy shit i LOVED IT. i wish tony daniels regular inker was on it tho. Jesus can he NOT ink. but i loved this issue. From the moment batman says “gotcha” i couldnt help but play the “saw” end theme song while reading. It was like a twist ending. Great book.
Totally. But really, I don’t think Daniel’s art is god awful. For a while people always bashed him, but its not as bad as others I can think of.
He’s certainly not a preferred choice to me, yeah, but not the worst I guess.
Judging by those reactions almost makes me regret dropping that book after #666.(although I did pick up #700) Morrison does solid work as a writer, but how was Tony Daniels art?
Seriously man, it all fits great.
I understand why some people dropped his book way back. But in order for Morrison to tell this story he had to made some moments to not be in Batman’s favor, so he could reach this point. Its just so thrilling to reach the part where (spoiler) Batman is solving his own murder on his way back in time, and man, what a finish it has in this issue.
Morrison proved he had a master plan, and really man, its one of my favorite stories I’ve ever read.
The art, actually seemed fine to me. I know others hate tony, but I think its still decent.
I did not drop it at #666. The “Club of Heroes” arc, after that Tony Daniel took over, and I dropped it, just to clarify.
I’m on and off with all the Batbooks.
I hope Wal-Mart picks it up, they picked up the last issue, but I had to be out of money then, so hopefullt they have the new one in a week or two.
V, my heart goes out to you having to get your comics from wal-mart 😦
you should do mail order.
Yeah your right, not sure how that goes down tho’. (Yes I am slow)
Just buy online
One problem, me don’t want to get charged for having to cross the U.S./Can border.
Venom talk to Jose. He can find out. Dreamland ships to Canada all the time.
Will do, thanks guys for all the advice, much appreciated 😛
you should talk to Locusmortis, he seems to have a good system for ordering his books.
Thanks for the help 🙂
I also find comics at Zellers, and a Mac’s convienant store, I don’t have a credit card, and I never WILL want one. So that might kill it for me. I did pick up Deadpool: Secret Invasion TPB at my local library today! 😛
I can see it now, Canadian Geeks illegally border jumping and Glen Beck will have your heads!
hmm, you might want to get a credit card at some point dude. I held out ’till i was 23, but got tired of bothering my mom every time i wanted to order something on line. just remember the theme of the day, discipline and restraint!
Which is probably why I have always had a disliking for credit cards, I probobly should only have it for ordering online comics, and most importantly get a job first!
A job would help.
Pobra got a point, your gonna need a card.
It’s damn near unavoidable
peer pressure!!! seriously though, there will come a time when you HAVE to have a card. for traveling and what-have-you. plus it’s good to have for emergency’s… or new lap-tops 😉
And if get a girl and tie the knot one day… I’M WHIPPED 😉 lol
…and real dolls
…or if you’re deemar, real dolls. 😛
..or if your Pobra
curse you and your knack for rhyme.
wait, that didn’t rhyme… i’m going to leave now.
*removes foot from mouth and makes speedy exit*
Nothin but love P
For Yo Momma 😛
Sorry, I couln’t help myself
I HAD TO DO IT 😀
As sad as it is… You need a credit card to build credit.
Best thing nowadays: Charge and pay it off in the same month.
Only way to have a credit card.
the walking dead trailer is creepy and scary
AMC finally released the official Walking Dead trailer online today. It’s nice to see a version that isn’t shaky and shot from the back row of comic-con. It’s premiering on Halloween though and I’m wondering if that’s really a good idea. I feel there is a real chance that they might lose a lot of viewers because it’s on Halloween.
AMC is kicking ass.
AMC and HBO have easily become my favorite networks in the last couple of years. Walking Dead takes my whole for AMC to a whole different level.
I meant “love for AMC” not whole
I love hole too!
who doesn’t 😛
And all this time I THOUGHT you were talking about Courtney Love’s band.
This entire exchange made me happy.
Where are your manners, Deemar? Aren’t you concerned whether or not it made STAMPS happy? Some guys…
hahaha God this blog cracks me up
and just for the record personally not a hole fan, whether it be Courtney Love or…any other kind lol
The one and only blog that mixes nerds with comedy, and has brilliant execution! 😛
as long as i’m around to set myself up for the punchlines
I think that should be the official tag line of the blog Venom
You do ?!
Okay Ive had a couple so I must be out of it enough to not get the reference right now. just ignore me Venom hahahaha
AMC is like the Pixar of cable tv, they are 2 for 2 in original programming.
How the hell did they get so good so fast? I remember AMC along with TCM being the channels of my grandma.
Well, I am watching AMC’s new RUBICON series. This is one of the slowest moving series in TV history.
I was going to drop it this week and 6 eps in it finally got a little momentum going. Love the acting from the start but the pace is killing me.
I gotta believe I’m one of the last people watching it. IT’S THAT FUCKING SLOW.
I dropped it, hell I didn’t even mention it.
Rubicon might be AMC’s first misstep, time will tell.
I have a friend whose watching it and he says that it’s really slow as well. I guess I’m glad I missed that one then.
I’m just sad I started, I can’t imagine a renewal– unless the producers have a solid coming from the network.
TV is all about aggregate ratings for multiple showings (even DVR taped delay showings) now. It’ll do GREAT Stamps– not to worry.
that clears a lot up IM thanks 🙂
In the age of TIVO and DVR and OnDemand, does it really matter as much what day tv shows air? It’s very rare that I catch a show when it’s actually being broadcast.
i met a guy that worked for amc over the summer in a LCS he came into to buy walking dead
he never read or even heard of the comic till he saw the stuff from the tv series that was circulating in house he loves the comic now
so that is a good sign
Since we are on the subject of TV. On the Sundance Channel there is a show called “Shameless” and this: (lets just say they are pretty weird)
Yeah I’ve seen this, pretty damn crazy.
Isabella Rosalini she used to be hot.
Yeah, I’m starting to think Jon Stewart was right that all the freaky stuff she did in Blue Velvet was all her idea.
Could be, she ain’t afraid of showing her freak side
I’m guessing you’re not talking about this Shameless…
I am talking about that.
173 posts and 7 vids
E-gads, it can be done!!!
Discipline Phil discipline
we might have to start a thread soley for your music selections
agreed, we are all showing a great amount of restraint!
Yeah, it’s only a matter of time.
Comic nerds and retraint?
Never should the two ever meet, until today.
And then the weekend open thread, and next week’s open thread, and on and on…
No way in hell this’ll last.
Whenever the next big meme hits or hot song it’s game over.
i cant help myself
so much for discipline and restraint! it had to be that damn frog too, didn’t it?
I bet Smokey was just waiting for the moment to post that.
Biding his time.
My mom used to say that restraint was the better part of valor…..i guess I never really agreed with that.
This may be because I have the same amount of restraint as a drunk five year old
Of coarse someone had to do it. Has anyone ever watched the Chinese Guy’s videos on Youtube? They’re HILARIOUS!
Nope go ahead do it, do it!
Gotta step out for a bit see ya in a few hours
The last season of Venture Brothers really fucking sucked.
and it’s kinda sad
Shows how much Patrick Warburton as Brock made that show.
So I started my diet today. The first thing I did was trade fried food for a salad and sandwich. The second thing I did was trade beer for Absolute vodka. I think I am going to like this diet.
That gave me a good chuckle.
If you really want to lose weight, try replacing one of your meals with fruit. Maybe eat just fruit for breakfast instead of a fried egg roll or whatever. That’s my friendly advice.
Ballsy got the right idea, I need to lose some weight myself.
I don’t eat breakfast and if I ever do I have a bagel. I usually only have one meal a day, dinner, with a snack later in the evening. Don’t know how I gained all this fucking weight.
The one meal a day did it, you actually need to eat 5-6 small meals a day.
Whaaa? But I am never really hungry.
Your metabolism is really slow when you wake up, if you eat early in the morning it kick starts it and you will burn more calories throughout the day.
Cool. Thanks for the info. 🙂
Yeah, D’s right. I’m related to a nutritionist and a nurse and they have both told me that. A lot of small meals a day apparently keep your metabolism working at full throttle all day.
Complex carbs like those found in a bagel will make you gain weight. Also, avoid foods with high fructose corn syrup. Your liver can’t metabolize it, so again, you gain weight.
And you want to eat earlier in the day, not later. Your digestive system slows down as the day progresses. Eating at night is a sure way to gain weight.
Also diet is one of the worst concepts that folks came up with, because if you go on a diet, consequently you must come off it. Lifestyle change is the concept that most ppl should adapt to, although it as well can be wearying, but more rewarding in the “end””
Jeebus knows…I’ve been struggling! 🙂
Small changes, bro. That’s all it takes.
danny trejo star of the upcoming movie machete was BORN IN 1944!!!!!! he is beyond awesome
He’s a year younger than my dad.
Thanks for the diet advice everybody.
Even though I’m getting fat myself
Sorry I can’t really give any advice, J. I’m a little underweight for someone my age, so I have to gain a little bit of weight. Hope your diet works out well, J!
Check your Inbox, Jose.
neil gaiman is writing an episode of dr who the only thing more awesome then that would be if joss whedon wrote and directed an episode
Know what would be better the Gaiman writing a Doctor Who episode? Gaiman NOT writing an episode of Doctor Who. 🙂
not a gaimen fan huh
im a fan of his books like neverwhere and stardust very british and comic culturey i think he will be a good fit
What’s your beef with Gaiman?
Besides the fact that his comics bore me to tears? Nothing.
You’re including Sandman?
Ya, I am.
You can never make fun of me again for hating Magnolia.
Sure I can and I will continue to do so. Neil Gaiman is an overrated wonk. His work is boring and had only garnered a cult following from people who think his shite work is “sophisticated and clever”. I have NEVER liked anything he has ever written.
I once made the mistake of dating a girl who thought Gaiman who the end all be all of comics. She was a fucking moron and a dumped her toot sweet.
Gaiman appeals to posers.
And I can say the same about Paul Thomas Anderson.
So you are saying that Neil Gaiman > PT Anderson? That is the funniest shit I have heard all month. Christ…
What the fuck had Gaiman contributed to pop culture since the 90’s (besides his stale and boring Sandman series)? Not a god damn thing. He coasts on this falsely perceived reputation of a writer of “good things”.
I guarantee you his Doctor Who episode will be the worst of that season/series. Sure, I liked Stardust the movie but I tried reading the “graphic novel” and couldn’t make it half way though.
Pretentious assholes = Neil Gaiman’s fanbase.
First of all, I read Sandman when it first came out, pre-Internet. I didn’t fully know or appreciate how applauded the series was back then, so I wasn’t reading it because I thought it was the hip, clever thing to do. I read it because I thoroughly enjoyed it. Because it was an outstanding series.
I’ll be the first to admit that his post-Sandman comic work isn’t as great as Sandman, but it’s still pretty good. I enjoyed 1602. I liked Whatever Happened To The Caped Crusader. The only novel of his I’ve ever read was Coraline when it first came out, and I thought it was exceptionally well done.
And I will continue to say Anderson’s movies put me to sleep. Because they do.
And yet again we must agree do completely disagree. So be it.
I don’t hate Neil Gaiman, but I do find him to be completely overrated at times, and no where near talented as PT Anderson.
Gaiman is completely overrated. Sandman is completely overrated. I read the series after I saw all the applause for years in various MAGAZINES and heard it from all my friends– not the internet.
When I got to the last line on the last page of the last graphic novel I thought, “That’s it? That’s the writer and series that everyone has been proselytizing about for the last several years?”
Warner Bros talked for years about turning his “Death” mini into a movie. Thank goodness they didn’t. That would be one of the most boring films ever made.
“1602” was OK… Just an “Elseworlds” take on Marvel characters. “Whatever Happened to the Caped Crusader?” seemed like a rip off (or, at the very least, a “too heavy a riff”) of the Alan Moore Superman story. The ETERNALS was utter and complete shite.
I have never been able to finish his novels and I read novels all the time. I am “0 for 2” as far as Gaiman is concerned.
Bleeding Cool just ran a story saying that Gaiman announced they were 10 days from a “table read” of his Dr. Who episode. That’s where all the actors, producers and other suits go to a room and listen while the actors sit at a table and read ab episode’s script out loud for the first time.
He also talks on his blog about he was at points where he couldn’t bear to pick up the script again because there had been so many changes demanded. That if not for Moffat– he would have just left it unfinished.
He talked about all kinds of bits that had been excised– and then proceeded to reproduce a scene in a kitchen between the Doctor and Amy that was cute– but had no reason to exist. Thank God they cut it.
Gaiman’s main problem is he was NEVER edited on Sandman. That was essentially the beginning of his career. Berger rarely– if ever– edited her Big Two (Moore and Gaiman)… She just let them do what they wanted. How do I know this? Because I have held their HAND TYPED scripts in MY HANDS (and copies of some of their other original scripts) and have seen her LACK of notes… That’s how.
I can guarantee that Gaiman was barely (if at all) edited on 1602, the Eternals or any other of his recent comic work. Same would go for his fiction novels– as his “Rep” (as Jose perfectly described it) had already preceded him.
Moffat and his team heavily editing Neil’s script must have come as a GREAT shock to Gaiman’s system… And it must’ve needed a LOT of editing– and there must’ve been a lot of BALKING and CARPING on both sides– as Neil’s script was originally scheduled to shoot in Moffat’s FIRST YEAR and kept being pushed and pushed and pushed until it is finally just now shooting.
To Neil’s credit he acknowledges that the script is leaner and much better now. I believe he called it something like making a “10” and “11”.
Toot your own horn, I always say. 😉
i’d like to dedicate this song to J whom i’ve always considered to be our own personal comic culture django
omfg i love this movie
American Gods was a good read
I enjoyed American Gods and Stardust a lot. The Stardust flick was really entertaining, IMO. It was one of my ex girlfriend’s favorite films. Deniro as a pirate made me chuckle.
I’ve never read Sandman, but I do intend to at some point.
Mr. Punch and Coraline were neat, for what they were as well. I mean, he’s not the GREATEST, but I do enjoy his work.
Sometimes he does try to be Alan Moore a bit too much though.
See Heck… That’s what makes the world go round. Just because someone likes or dislikes something– try it yourself. If you like it better than they did– Great!
A lot of people like Gaiman’s work just fine… and I do think he is a nice guy. I’ve got nothing personal against him. I just don’t think Sandman was the end all of comics that a lot of folks make it out to be.
Agreed. I can name a dozen better than him. I just like the fantasy shizz that he tends to lurk in.
I see your point totally Insideman. He is a bit overrated and his Caped Crusader story was such a rip on “What Ever Happened to the Man of Steel?”.
I like his prose more than his comics.
look for the neverwhere miniseries from the bbc online sure it has the production budget of a saturday morning live action tv show but its a decent watch and its got the cute black smith from knight’s tale in it
im hoping bbc does a remake with a better budget sometime it would be a nice fit in the dr who timeslot when the doc isnt around
I just did this rant, I think alot of guys will love it: http://comicszone.wordpress.com/2010/08/27/the-super-ultra-fantawesome-hate-filled-ultimate-comics-avengers-3-1-rant-review/
The end of the FF before issue #600.
how many times have they done the terrific trio thing with this book? it like 50th time one them left im not sure whats the big deal
They’ve even done three issues of FF where the ENTIRE original FF were GONE! FF#347-349. It was a great story with awesome Art Adams artwork. I don’t get what the fuss is either. They’ve had MANY stories where the line-up is different.
Seriously though, Storm and Black Panther were part of the team for about a year. Crystal took over Sue Storm’s position when Sue was pregnant. I believe Medusa was a stand-in member as well. She-Hulk was a member for a while. Even in the early TV show, HERBIE the robot was a member. Spider-Man, Hulk, Wolverine and Ghost Rider were the FF in that story I mentioned earlier. “But you can’t mess up the original line-up man! It’s not the same FF like the one on my lunchbox!” Too bad. They have changed the line-up several times and after a year or less it goes back to the original. Fanboys have seriously bad memories (or serious lack of knowledge of what they’re talking about… or both).
Where is everyone?
I just starting watching The Graduate again on dvd. Felt the need to watch this film again earlier today. Ever seen in CBD?
I haven’t seen nor heard of it. What’s it about? Is it any good?
Man you are young.
You have never heard of The Graduate!? I know your young CBD but c’mon! 🙂
It is on of the best films ever made and the soundtrack is far superior than any soundtrack you have ever heard from any other movie. I’m sure your dad has seen it. If you want to be a writer (a good writer) you must acquaint yourself with all works of art. Please watch it. It is quite old by your standards but still, I think you would like it.
Looks good. I’ll have to rent this soon.
Great movie. I watch it often, just for the love of the film itself.
That’s because you have great taste Mike. 🙂
Garden State and the Graduate are my top two. Both have incredible soundtracks and both are just mind-numbingly awesome films in general.
I found a first edition copy of the novel ‘The Graduate’ for a $1 yesterday at an old bookstore in town. Been reading it non-stop.
Slow reaction time
ok there been a lot of hype/buzz for this new indie horror movie monsters but after watching the trailer i can see why im going to try and see this in theaters i think the two film makers did a nice job from what i can see
So far, I’ve complete a few themes for the CCW characters. 🙂
..and I’ve just finished drawing Streetfighter Pobra
HAHA, Aw man, this project is gonna be epic bro. Lots of cool surprises coming too for the CCW nation this fall 🙂
Yep, your next
check yo inbox
i say that now, but D will probably have me being molested by zhangief or something…
Its a pretty sick pic 🙂
You’ll be happy P-bot.
Tomorrow I’m going to meet Jonathan Maberry. What should I ask him that he’s not been asked before?
I got one…
“Why are you so awesome?” 🙂
I got an email today saying that we are on Maberry’s “payroll” because we gave Doomwar a great review. I fucking hate people.
I hope you chewed that guy out, Jose. It’s people like that who really tick me off.
Internet trolls really need to go away and leave us who can actually talk like normal human beings alone.
Thanks CBD. 🙂
I was looking for a reason to post the vid again.
Your welcome J! 🙂
That’s some BS
We’re on John Layman’s payroll
Ask him who would win in a fight between him and Steven Segal
Ask him if Elliott and Jose are on his “payroll”. You should get a hearty laugh.
Has anyone read a Star Wars comic book that you’d recommend? I’m interested in reading them.
I thoroughly enjoyed the Star Wars: Dark Empire comics that came out several years ago. It was basically the next episode in the Star Wars saga, taking place after ROTJ.
And sorry for not recognizing you in the video with Elliott!
Cool. I’ve been reading random issues of Star Wars: Republic recently, so I’m really interested in the Expanded Universe now. I will definitely look for this now.
That’s ok! No harm done!
Honestly can’t say yes, the movies are good enough.
Not for me it’s not 🙂 Although the continuity is a bitch, though. Characters will have the wrong colored lightsaber, and crap like that. It is quite irritating sometimes.
Like one continuity error me and my friends noticed. The Twi’lek species are basically the prostitutes of the Star Wars Universe because they can’t have babies with humans. Well, in the Clone Wars Animated Series there is a Twi’lek character who has two kids with a Clone Trooper that went AWOL.
Gotta love nerd nitpicks 🙂
Bad news for Me today.
I got around to picking up the Kondansha imprint of GHOST IN THE SHELL. From Japan.
And the boat scene was taken out. C’monnnnnnnnn, its the exact japanese version and they had to censor it?
Ugghhhhh ruined my day.
I’m keeping it since I love the comic and could read it again and again and never bore of it, but still, without that scene? Its only 98% complete.
Or 97% (haha, someone will get it)
What was the boat scene?
Nude lesbians having their way with one another. That’s seriously the nicest way I could put it.
All I heard was nude and lesbian
The boat scene is reprinted in Intron Depot 1. You have that, right?
I don’t 😦
I had some old school Dark horse comics, when they started publishing manga, but I lost them in the process of moving around. (no more gunsmith cats for mikef)
Do you have any of the 4 Intron Depots?
Yeah I have bullets, but dude, I didn’t like it as much as the others. But I still read it.
I’ve read the others, at my local anime/manga store, but they raise the price so high (cause they are fucking awful businessmen) and so I just never thrown down the money…
Bullets is my least favorite. Your local anime/manga store sounds like it fucking sucks cheetah nipples. You should tell hem to stop being a bunch of stupid fucks. I am sure that will sort them out. 🙂
They think since they run it, they can leave their food all over the counter so when I go to put my mangas on the table to take out my wallet, I basically have their drooly fucking sandwichs oozing on it.
Fucking pisses me off.
But they are nice people. They’re just desperate for sales. THey don’t have Orion tho. Kinda bothers me, I’ve been always curious about it. Any good?
I happy that Kondansha is releasing Akira in its full works tho. They’re not censoring any of that material right? seems like Shirow is the only one who got screwed…
YOU PEOPLE COST ME SO MUCH MONEY… ALL THE TIME!
You know, if you were ahead of the curve (like me) it wouldn’t cost you so much money. 🙂
Just because its good, doesn’t mean you have to buy it right away man…
Its all about planning. I’ve read the GHOST IN THE SHELL MANGA 100’s of times and finally bought it YEARS after my first time reading it.
Insideman needs a plan.
Well, the Major has a threesome with two other cyborgs. And in all honestly, I consider it important to the character, cause it reveals how the cyborgs behave in sex (impulsively, with anyone/thing near them) and the fact that she’s bisexual. I truly believe when Shirow wrote GHOST IN THE SHELL he put A LOT of details in for a reason to represent how the future would be should cyborgs become more popular.
I’m just a comic elitist, and I need my comics to be in full view to appreciate the artist/writer’s vision.
All I heard was
Cyborg, Sex, Bisexual
You made this?
Haha, sadly, I can’t take credit.
The video, I have no clue altho, it does remind me of some previous career choices 😉
The music, is Onra, he’s a French/Vietnamese beatmaker. Very good. His album 8.0.1, has some great songs to drive to. The album Long Distance is great too.
Another new find!
I’m gonna youtube this dj
I’m about to send you the Pobra pic in 5mins
random thoughts on my comic reading this week
The nomad back in cap the art is better and steve is in the story that has to be a step in the right direction right?
Heroes reborn wonder woman man she is hard core isn’t she ? lots of action nice art not sure why the evil menz are hunting down and killing amazons though
Cap’s 1940’s newspaper strip a nice solid read I felt worth my time and money and I can pass it on to my nephew
Prince of power ive got to admit I got a little choked up when thor was talking about his brother pak and van lente caught me of guard with that one . the end to this fun series seemed a little abrupt to me was this really what athena was setting them up for the whole time?
Lex in action comic fun and enjoyable from cover to cover
Black widow was ok with some nice art some fun moments but not sure what justifies this book other then people from her past seeking revenge against her that would be very dull . widow has a pretty unique skill set surely there is a mission for her in the marvel universe?
I haven’t read the comic yet but the phrase “Heroes Reborn Wonder Woman” made me laugh out loud!
you know what the funniest movie ever is?
according to my 7 year old neighbor big mama’s house 2
so there mystery solved
I know a guy who insists it is Richard Dreyfus’ horse racing movie “Let It Ride”.
My Dad thinks it is “Three Amigos”. He loves it so much, I can’t bring myself to try and disabuse him of the notion.
you are a good son inside
Thank you kurumais. I try. 🙂
tommorow is read comics in public day … ok i guess
Ohhhh, read a copy of Tarot: Witch of the Black Rose at your public library… Or All Star Batman and Robin… Or Avengers #3…
I just knocked up and down on Zenescope for confusing the shit out of me!
Just got back from that gathering that Maberry was at. Man was I nervous. I got him to sign my copy of Marvel U. vs. The Punisher. Apparently, he usually signs them in silver Sharpie, but he didn’t have it with him, I guess he wasn’t expecting a comic book reader to stop by. Here’s how nice he is he offered to take the copy that I had, sign it in silver, and than mail it back to me. But I was like, I have some colored Sharpies in my car so I went back to my car which was parked a block away, and after rummaging through the old war wagon all I had was a red Sharpie, but I really wanted him to sign it, and didn’t want to have made the trip and not come away with anything. So, his signature is in black, afterwards I told him that I looked forward to reading DoomWar in it’s collected edition and that next time I’ll bring a silver Sharpie just in case.
I was nervous because he is a very physically imposing, and the guy is a jujitsu instrutor. So yeah he’s pretty bad ass.
He had a great story, one of the few comic book related stories of the night. This one being about writing the Punish Max one shot Naked Kill, and he was told before hand that he could go all out, be as extreme and violent as he wanted. Then when his editor read it he got a call from his editor saying that he had to tone it down because the editor thought it was to violent and that Maberry was showing how to kill people. I had to laugh because have they not seen what has been going on in things like Siege.
That’s very cool. Was he in town for a signing or does he actually live in that area?
He lives in the area.
Yeah, he gave me his card and everything.
He tweeted that he was going to be there. So, I thought it would be fun.
I would of video taped it but the batteries in my camera died.
That is bad ass!
Did ya’ give a CCW shout out to Maberry?
I got him to answer your question of who would win in a fight between him and Steven Seagal. Maberry would win.
But, right now don’t expect a match anytime soon because be blew out his knee and is going to get a replacement. That is also the reason why he had to cancel his book signing in the UK.
Cool, hope his knee gets better.
By the way I’m turning you into a street fighter, Zorro style.
Cool, I take that comes from my photo that appears next to my username.
It’s The Shadow, but I’ll take Zorro he was the original masked vigilante.
Shadow it is!
Whatever you do should be gold. I can’t wait, I really need something cool for my blog. I’m running out of things to write about.
on my blog that is.
I’ll do ya’ few pin-ups when time allows.
Some of his jujitsu students were there. They have some stories about being thrown around by him.
has anyone read any of his books? i was thinking of picking up patient zero
So they asked Maberry to tone it down because he was writing violent scenes? Has that editor read a Mark Millar comic? Marvel is full of hypocrites I’m telling you.
I know, right? Apparently, no sex with demons and no killing people with pencils, but throwing babies out windows and killing someone with a rusty pair of scissors is A OK.
Jose have you ever watched Macross Frontier and if so is it pretty good?
I haven’t. I really want to though. I have heard good things about it.
yeah im planning to watch as soon as I get the chance.
It’s good to see that Joey Q is Literally getting fat after making such a big deal about getting thin. Is that petty of me? He just comes off so F-ing smug.
Yup. That’s Joey Q. alright Megaman. Good call. 🙂
Thanks Jose! 🙂
I read Ultimate Comics New Ultimates#1 recently. I bought it for the Frank Cho art, don’t worry I only paid $2 for it. Man, Frank Cho is a great artist!
Know what pissed me off about that comic? All the women in that story were portrayed as mere sex objects. Whoever enjoys this kinda crap needs to soften up and get some professional help. Seriously. Yes, Frank Cho draws gorgeous women, but if you want to play to his strengths Jeph Loeb then read Liberty Meadows. And these dumb-asses that produced this comic wonder why not many girls read comic books. “Year of Women at Marvel” my fucking ass.
Mini-rant over. 🙂
Did you read my review of this piece of shit? I felt the same way.
Yes, I did. When you first posted it. Marvel really knows how to get on each and every one of my last damn nerves. This “Year of Women at Marvel” is such a lame, fake cover-up. It’s about as fake as a three dollar bill. Such a lame cover-up. We know it. They know it. Everybody knows it.
I don’t get why Loeb needs to put someone being laid in almost every comic he writes now, or at least a “suggestive” scene. It’s like he’s horny while writing comic books. I just don’t get it.
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