I was just watching this film last night. Hadn’t seen it in a while.
I love Meg Ryan.
The Open Thread!!! What are all you guys doing tonight?
Not a whole lot CBD
I am on my fifth beer and watching Squidbillies.
Fuck, I hate my life.
There’s no reason to HATE your life Jose. You work at a comic shop, and you have a blog where people are always here to support you, true there’s MORE behind the scenes that only YOU know, but I’ve been in shitty positions in my life, and I am in one right now, but I don’t hate my life, I’m just saying all this to remind you we here at the CCW blog and here for you Jose, and we’ll support you!
I was being kinda facetious but thanks Venom.
I couldn’t tell. Kinda on a sugar rush. I just have an inborn motive to help people by saying some comforting words, and get them back on their feet when there in tough times.
Your watching Squidbillies now.
See you can accept change
So is does anyone think Squirrel Girl will get her own ongoing? (Here’s hoping for Loeb on writing and Leifeild on art, it’s a Golden Loeb winner for sure!)
We will see what kind of shape the character will be in after she gets sexually assaulted in New Avengers.
How long till there is a joke about sleeping with the babysitter? 4 months?
with Bendis it will be more like 4 weeks! :P
im still waiting for a disney land reference
i predict someone will try to kidnap the baby, attack squirrel girl and then whatever porn bendis is watching at the time will occur
How did I miss this info!?
Squirrel Girl in Bendis’ hands!?
Who the fuck is Squirrel Girl…..Could this be why i avoid marvel books????
Wow, well I’ve had one too many, sorry only saw the typo through the drunk o vision while hitting send.
I’m re-watching episodes of Thomas the Tank Engine and Shining Time Station (yes they are kids show, but I grew up with them) that are narrated by George Carlin. He was by far the best narrator on both shows.
Carlin was awesome, What a awesome comedian he is surely missed
New post. All you Grant Morrison fans here at CCW might wanna check this hot shit out:
im so much of a GM fan that this is a few weeks old of news to me :)
I HAVE OFFICIALY AS OF YESTERDAY SWORN OFF MRVEL COMICS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I will soon make a post about this by the weekend!
Welcome to the club! Yep as I said befor I stop buying marvel comics years ago.
Congrats on joining the gang! We may be getting jackets.
Thats a great Idea!
Dude i want in Marvel is atrocious . Outside of a book here or there i read nothing Marvel.
ok, i got a ps3. i traded in the 360. i got bayonetta, solid snake 4, fallout 3. i’ll get more soon but i think this is a good start. i love it more the the 360 so far especially the free online lol
3 words(Although it is on the 360 as well) Red Dead Redemption! Huzzah. Also Falloput New Vegas came out yesterday and it is rocking hard!
inFamous. All that needs sayin’.
DAMN!!! Just watching that trailer reminds me why I bought that game. Seriously, its mandatory for all PS3 owners to play this magnificent story!
i got it but just didnt have the time to play it so i ended up trading it in
yea im not getting hard rain, i’ll just live it when my kid gets lost in a mall :p
oh well, I’m sure they’ll always be a market for mindless shooters…
i dont like them either.
Its all about the sega dreamcast!
I didn’t go to work today…
still looking for that copy of PTA strike force #1
They don’t make cartoons like this anymore :(
did you see the marvel tron themed covers i think they look pretty good and are fun
Today is “Wear Purple day: In honor of the all the gay teenagers who killed themselves from bullying”
I’d recommend wearing purple. Being ridiculed is never fun, and to think that some people kill themselves over this is just such a sad thought.
For a good cause Do it!
I guess I’ll have to find a purple something.
This one’s for Elliot…
I found this article over at Bleeding Cool
Marvel is releasing fewer comics in January but there are still a ridicules number listed as $3.99. I thought the plan was to phase out 3.99?
Are there any Marvel titles confirmed that will have a price drop?
I don’t think Marvel will drop the price of any existing titles, that’d be like Quesada saying “You Win Guyz” to DC. Ain’t gonna happen, no matter how many fans would appreciate the gesture.
What I reckon could feasibly happen would be the gradual cancellation / relaunch / renumbering (yawn) of various titles in the future with the lower price tag
And if they don’t even do *that much* to honour their fans, then they really are just a bunch of greedy scumbags who deserve to fail.
The plan is to appear like they phasing out $3.99 while simply pushing fewer books.
That’s true, Marvel is pushing back the number of titles from 93 to 75 but that is still way too many comics. Of those 75 comics, 46 are 3.99. That’s only 10 less than DC entire line for January (which is still a pretty large number).
It seems like Marvel thinks the only problem is that there are too many comics on the market, which I do agree with. But I think 3.99 per book is the bigger problem. As much as I love comics, 3.99 is just too expensive for a comic.
I was wondering, do anyone know if the price increase in the floppies have affected the price of the trades?
You do know that DC is publishing a total of 84 books for Jan, right? Amazingly all but 5 seem to be 2.99. the (2) 3.99 books are 40p and the other (3) are retitled reprint DC Comics Presents’ books. They deserve credit for the pricing, but the “entire DC line” 56 books is misleading. DC amped up their game to publish as many or more books than Marvel after their editorial restructuring.
I find it way easier to distinguish between what’s worth buying and what’s worth skipping with DC
Plus a lot of those titles scheduled for Jan are one-shots, all at $2.99… I doubt they’ll be putting the same amount out each month. Even so, take ’em or leave ’em, but if you ask me it’s a nifty pull for new readers/jaded Marvel Zombie
Nov, Dec and now Jan have been pretty consistent in the amount of titles
dc is publishing. You say “a lot of those titles are one-shots…I doubt they’ll be putting out the same amount each month” But the month before it was 5 Red one shots. DC will find books to publish every month to hit the number they want.
I’ve been wanting to see “It’s Kind of a Funny Story”.
random stuff from around the web
io9 has a report card for american made remakes of foreign horror movies
tilting at windmills for oct 14 th about comic prices was interesting definitely brought up points i wouldnt have thought of
gfest has a interesting premise on power girl what if she was asian? pulchritude abounds
TOP COW DOESNT SUCK!!
so where do people reckon wolfman will end up after his comic finishes? id like to see him join invincible if he survives or get a spin off with oliver and his tutor, think of the crazy adventures they could have.
ninjas vs cowboys, who will win?
Trailer to a French Movie which is actually based on the Eisner nominated Manga Books(2): A Distant Neighbourhood written by Jiro Taniguchi.
Its about a middle-aged man that one day boards the wrong train and mysteriously transports back to time and relives his childhood as a 14 year old.
There are plenty of easter eggs and hommages to comic related stuff(Moebius, Herge). Jiro(the writer) will make a cameo appearance just like Stan Lee does in the Marvel movies.
I think i like it. Hopefully they will release the movie in a couple of months with subtitles. Maybe just maybe there is someone from the CCW that may like this too.
you cant travel back to time but maybe you can travel back in time? My English isnt as good as I like to believe..
the only true rapper is parappa the rapper
Still Top Cow sucks ;-)
how dare you!
OK..I am just kidding you know that right? I dont know enough about Top Cow to give a firm statement..But I have a couple of trades of Witchblade, The Darkness, Wanted and maybe a few other and nothing rises above avere for ME..
I dont like artwork where the bodies are too extreme..I happen to find that in the trades I have. The artwork I try to describe is a personal taste ofcourse..so what do you like about it?
i know your kidding, i reallly like the artwork and story in witchblade at the moment, and like the writing in the darkness, but at the moment its having a lot of fill in artists.
Parappa is a honorary member of the WU
i loved the brak show
New Deemar Do it! Do it!
METAL GEAR JOSE
wow, ninja raiden really let himself go
Ninjas gotta eat too.
what did he eat a dinosaur?
Hey its Elliott who knows what kinds of things he puts in his mouth.
did elliot ever say what that secrect comic project he was doing was?
Yeah he’s doing a Army of Darkness ongoing.
That was to deemar’s Elliot’s mouth joke.
I wish my local shop had more indie books… I can’t even find FORGETLESS :\
That’s the worst. I had a hard ass time getting Underground, too many Marvel books. I took Insideman’s advice and just wait for the damn trades now.
The Elitist in me wants the issues tho :\
hah, but at this point, there’s no other choice. I’m cool with trades, I just like the feel of having the individual comic. IDK why… Trades are becoming more logical for me tho.
I know the feeling, I really like having the issues too. I just can’t afford them :/
underground is up on the web free someone on 4chan put it up and then steve leiber started talking to the thread and then he posted it on the underground website
i fear those 4chan folks
holy smokes posting on 4chan made sales go through the roof
i feel your pain Mike…
Ya know this has me excited for some reason. I know Dreamworks is pretty fail when compared to Pixar but still.
If GI Joe taught us anything (other than Joes come running for the taste of pork chop sandwiches), it’s that the bad guys always have the cooler stuff.
True words Micah, true words.
And that people will go see shitty movies!
I need a raspberry beret
Buddha of Cyberia also needs more Purple merch.
I need raspberry yogurt, lol
How doesn’t? heh
The kind you find in a second hand store?
I think I’ll join the purple people eaters.
can’t tell if mine’s purple or pink… good enough either way i suppose :p
Its for a good cause.
Its a shame people still deal with such awful bullying but its good to know there are people out there supporting the cause, by wearing purple. that’s all ya gotta do :)
We still live in a world of asshole Mikey.
Hah, I know, but if there’s one thing Batman has taught me: Never sell your morals. Always defend the people who need it. So long as I have the power, I’ll defend the downtrodden.
I’ve always been the kid back in grade school who took the underdog’s side.
UNDERCOVERS by JJ ABRAM is alright. I’ve only seen one episode but so far it hasn’t been too bad…
new B&R was sweeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeet plus i picked up torso, hope this book by bendis is good..
Hey I’m reading Torso as well! I’m almost done with it. Be prepared. Parts of it are pretty brutal and depressing and sometimes scary. Not saying it isn’t good, but just be aware that there are some disturbing scenes in it.
I ended up not buying Hulk#26. Instead I bought Batman and Robin#13-15. I am glad I bought them because FINALLY things are starting to make sense! The Fraser Irving art matches the theme of Morrison’s writing.
Brian Wood is shaping up to be a favorite writer of mine… DMZ this week was very interesting. I enjoyed it more than almost all the mainstream books.
Then I highly recommend the FIRST trade of NORTHLANDERS (vertigo). You get a complete story and the cover price is only $9.99. I am not per se into history comics but this story was really entertaining.
Hey Check this out!
Bad Koalas! Elliot posted this on twitter.
I was able to get all three Morning Glories issues and I just finished them. Holy Shit! This Spencer dude can write his fucking ass off! Anybody else blown away by issue #3?
i think #2 was the better issue out of the 3
i am convinced the smart kid on no ordinary family is a rip off/copy/ clone of amadeus cho
when ever he does super smarty things math equations light up on the screen just like when amadeus does in the comics
which is cool because amadeus is the best new character at marvel since wolverine
Kid Layla Miller was infinitely kooler than Wolverine.
yeah i liked kid layla miller too bad david had her grow up kind of took the shine off of her
I am almost done with Batman of the Future#1! (my own Batman story for those of us not in the know) I’ll be done with it in about 30-45 minutes and if anyone is interested in reading it and giving me feedback just shoot me an email at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Thanks! No you may NOT steal my ideas :) That would be rude.
Never mind. Email me at: email@example.com
I finished it!!!
been reading Ultimate Comics Spider-man and I’m watching Spectacular Spider-man and both of them have the Chamelean as Spider-man I don’t know how people feel about the Chamelean but personally I’ve never liked the character they do the same thing with him with everything I’ve seen.
“I’ve always wanted to diversify the DCU, but usually when I do it, James Robinson comes along and kills them all. [Laughs]”
te he, this would make my day if it totally sucked, lol
So what were the top moments in this weeks comics CCW nation?
Haven’t finished them yet… I’ve only finished Kick-Ass 2#1 and B&R#13. I did like the scene in B&R#13 where Batman says he’s more worried for Joker than for Robin. I lol’ed.
Marvel solicits came out yesterday & surprise no new ongoing comic at 3 bucks a pop. False promises & hot air from Marvel.
Plus to add pain they are cancelling one of my favorite series, X-Men Forever 2 in January. That leaves only FF as the ONLY Marvel book I will pick in February.
I think one of the few things that interested me from those solicits was the Maberry Cap mini, and that was 2.99. So, I’ll be picking that up for sure.
I haven’t read this thread so forgive me for changing the subject. I’ve been watching you guys for months now and I must say….PLEASE GET SOME FORUMS! Maybe a decent site in general. Either way, you guys are awesome. So keep up the great reviews!
Well that’s one way to say hello.
Jose get on that Stat! Forums chop,chop!
Forgive me if that was brash. Watching their videos, I just always ask myself why they don’t have a site and some forums I could go to. Blogs are a little claustrophobic.
My post on no more Marvel:
Breakfast Do it!
I just ordered X’ed out at my lcs(that had troubles finding this comic in the database due to its name) and a hour later I think to myself: I am going to spend 20 bucks on a 56 pages comic book that is not even self-contained but a part of trilogy…hmmmm…well its Charles Burns…hmmm…thanks Insideman and Heck!
anyone read batman and robin yet. holy shit i love this book.
the reveals over the whole morrison run are so strange and out there but i find it greatt
Which is why Grant Morrison is the greatest Batman writer of the 21st centuary!
New segment: WAS IT WORTH IT? What comic book(s) did you buy this week that you thought was worth the 3.99 or over price tag, and why?
i thought carnage was great, the story was nice, spiderman was written well. the issues are coming out bi monthly so you wont have to waste 3.99 so fast.
i read locke and key welcome to lovecraft last night pretty darn good and im not a horror fan
i should have saved it for halloween
Dark Tower read that and the Goon.
Stephen King’s Dark Tower? Because I read the first three or four trades, and I think I started to fall asleep. They took a long time to get any where.
Anyway, I like the Goon fun book and good art.
Goon rulez all, Hell Boy and Goon should be on a superteam together.
Wasn’t there a Goon/Hellboy one-shot? If not there should be.
And the Goon does rule, my favorite indie character.
yup they teamed up
i read the first dark tower book but really couldnt get into it havent tried the comics
id love to hear what the ccw’s think of the goon
They sure did.
Now I must search the bins for it.
I want it too. I love Hellboy.
HB 4 life
THE GOON CCW Style!
Dude! Totally killer piece of work.
I’m in a groove.
Got the juices flowing
You should do a Scott Pilgrim joint! Just a suggestion.
The trailer is bad but the movie is amazing, and a wonderful choice for indie-flick Friday, in case anyone is looking for something new…
Kuru meet Guru, Guru meet Kuru.
Guru, Kuru, Uma, Oprah…
anyone see RED?
I think I’m gonna pass on RED.
Helen Mirren boobage aside.
Despite having Helen Mirren, Morgan Freeman, and Mary-Louise Parker the film just looks dull to me.
Not a big Bruce Willis guy, and it just looks too slapstick for an adaption of a Warren Ellis comic.
Yeah, the minute I see its PG-13, I immediately know its not a Warren Ellis adaption. Its just more Hollywood. Altho, I’ll take RED over other Hollywood jokes…
Part 2 of Last Rants coming soon???
Thanks E & J for the update.
makes me laugh every time, you just know there are so many idiots out there who actually think like this… parody at it’s finest. :)
That would be funny if they asked the maple leafs to do that, and there response would be:”WE DON’T HAVE ANY!” lol, yeah that’s right Pobra, I’m attacking your undefeated maple leafs, WHOA! WAIT A MINUTE! THAT’S RIGHT! THEY LOST TO THE RANGERS LAST NITE!
>:( how dare you…
just kidding, i’m so used to the leafs losing, that it really doesn’t phase me. It is nice to be behind a winning team for a change though.
I meant to ask you before, who are you rooting for V?
Pretty much any team that is Canadian, which is why I wanted the Blackhawks to beat the Flyers in last years cup final. I kind of like them now. If the leafs keep playing hard they should win their division, the only team that could pose a threat to them is Boston. The west is the badass place for NHL hockey for me at least, then again I live in central Canada, so the battle of Alberta is always awesome to enjoy, then again you have the battle of Ontario so that makes us even.
this guy makes face muscles flex upward.
Not a lot of responses from overnight. You guys are all mourning the Yankees losing to the Rangers like I am, eh?
Damn right…. :(
So been kinda DOA lately.
No new vids
No week end thread
Jose must…be getting laid.
Go get’em tiger!
WTF? Where is everyone?
I have NO idea MSpot.
I’m going to head over to twitter to see if anyone’s over there.
You do that MSpot. I’ll go watch family guy in the meantime…giggity!
A lonely sat-nite for Mike F… Manga/Anime/Video games were enjoyed however…
Is there anybody out there?
Is there anybody……out there?
It’s been a long time since I’ve this film. I was really struck by the animation by Gerald Scarfe.
There ya go. Floyd rules!
The passion he puts into the Pokemon theme cracks me up. Also points for X-men.
How’s CCW doing this fine Sunday?
i’m doing alright, just finished watching a surprising well made fan-fic Batman film. you?
hey, have any of you guys seen this? For a fan made film it’s actually pretty good!
I think Venom will dig it, Stamps too probably :) Part 2 is up on youtube.
This is damn good for a fan made film. Looks like relatively high production costs.
I think something like 27,000 dollars, and shot in 21 days.
Actually, the narrator makes a good point in the into about Arkham Asylum. They must have the absolute worst security of any mental health facility in comics. I understand there is some suspension of disbelief necessary with the Joker and co. constantly escaping, but I can’t believe that a facility with that lousy a track record would still be allowed to operate. Does anyone know if an attempt was made in the comics to address why AA is still used to house all the crazies?
i am with im done with arkam its been destroyed and rebuilt so many times plus everyone escapes how many staff members have been slaughtered its way over the top to believe even in a super hero comic
philip tan draws a mean looking hawkman its up on bleeding cool if want to check it out
he and james robinson will be doing a new hawkman series for dc
i like hawkman comics
Is this the same hawkman who was killed in Blackest Night, or a new resurrected character? I always found that aspect of Hawkman/Hawkgirl to be confusing.
not sure im hoping its the current one carter hall but with the wackyness and dan didio and geoff johns being in love with the silver age maybe kartar comes back at the end of brighest day
I’d rather have Carter Hall too. I love me some Hawkman, but with Robinson on board…I think I shall pass.
Since no one’s going to read this because everyone has gone missing: I’ll just say this, Joey Q(because I can’t say your name properly without my stomach turning), Jeph Loeb, Mark Millar, Brian Bendis (the superhero writer one), and Garth Ennis (I’ve never really been a fan of this guy so if your wondering how the fuck he got roped into this, well, there you go) where do you get off? There is a special level in comic book hell for the things you’ve done.
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