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Here’s the solicitation for New Avengers Annual #3:

WRITER: Brian Michael Bendis
ARTIST: Mike Mayhew
COVER: Mike Mayhew

Clint Barton is in custody and that leaves not only Barton’s life in severe jeopardy but all the New Avengers are at serious risk. So the ladies of the Avengers band together to do what they have to do in a double-sized blockbuster Avengers story with a startling new chapter in the life of Jessica Jones. Brought to you by Brian Michael Bendis and artist extraordinaire Mike Mayhew. Rated T

PRICE: 4.99

Is there anyone more qualified to tell this story? I think not. Fanboys love, and I mean LOVE, the way Bendis portrays females in his comics. Nobody has proven time and time again how much respect they have for women characters in comics more than Brian Michael Bendis.

Oh wait…

Unfortunately, I’m pretty certain Bendis will continue showing us exactly what he thinks of the female characters of the Marvel Universe in the most unacceptable of ways. If he should somehow be able to keep his fanboy fantasies out of the script for this issue it will still not make up for all of his past transgressions. I’m sure that it will just mean that his editors are just growing tired of his misogyny. But who am I kidding. Marvel’s editors have never had the audacity to tell Bendis what is and is not acceptable and I really don’t think they will be starting now. It seems that the “boys club” mentality will always reign supreme at Marvel and the industry is worse because of it.

J.

EXCLUSIVE PREVIEW: “New Avengers Annual” #3/CBR

Able to Leap a Cab in a Single Bound

Here is the recently released solicitation for BN: Wonder Woman #1:

BLACKEST NIGHT: WONDER WOMAN #1
Written by Greg Rucka
Art by Nicola Scott
Cover by Greg Horn
Variant cover by Ryan Sook
Fan-favorite writer Greg Rucka returns to chronicle the adventures of the Amazing Amazon in the DC Universe s darkest hour! Black Lantern Maxwell Lord has risen and he seeks revenge and retribution for his murder at the hands of Diana. Look for unexpected changes to await Wonder Woman in the course of this series as she plays a major role in the War of Light against the Blackest Night.
On sale December 2, 1 of 3, 32 pg, FC, $2.99 US

I am really excited about Greg Rucka returning to Wonder Woman. His run defined what that character has come to mean to me. After seeing Nicola Scott draw the Amazon in the recent Secret Six story arc it seems that DC made a very wise decision in choosing her to pencil this mini. But there is one decision that DC editorial made with regards to this mini that ruffles my feathers. Why in the fuck are they getting Greg Horn to do the covers? No really, why? I do not want to see his art work on ANY DC comic let alone a Wonder Woman comic. His bargain basement style fits so well over at Marvel that it really should just stay there. Nicola Scott is already one hundred times the artist that Horn will ever be so why was she not given the cover chores? Hell, why is the Ryan Sook cover not the regular cover if DC doesn’t want Scott’s art to adorn the cover? I guess it could have been worse. It could have been Greg Land.

There was a jpeg available for Horn’s cover that I could have used as the pic in this post but his terrbile “art” will never be seen on this blog as long as I am writing the majority of the posts.

J.

How Cute

Youre Not Crazy Jessica

Shit Ass

Sigh…I should have fucking known. From IvC2:

Kick-Ass creator Mark Millar told MTV that there will “definitely” be a sequel to both the comic book mini-series and the movie it spawned. Millar explained: “The (mini) series ends on a teaser for the next one, and the movie ends on a teaser too.”

Fuck you very much fanboys. In case you missed it you can find my thoughts on this shitty series in the video below.

J.

‘Kick-Ass’ Sequel In the Works/IvC2

James and Maria

From Kotaku.com:

Writer Roger Avary and producer Samuel Hadida are returning to Silent Hill for Silent Hill 2. The two worked together on the 2006 prequel, which grossed nearly $100 million worldwide.

The Hollywood Reporter reports that filming will begin next year after Hadida and his studio Davis Films finishes Resident Evil: Afterlife with Milla Jovovich.

Earlier this Spring, actor Radha Mitchell — who starred in the first film — stated that the first film’s director Christophe Gans most likely wasn’t attached to the sequel. “A shame because he’s a nutter but he’s so passionate about the game,” says Mitchell. “I think he should do it if they do it again.”

I admit it. I really, really liked the Silent Hill movie. Was it perfect? Not at all but it was a very good first attempt at bringing the game’s world to the big screen. The problems that I had with it were that it was kinda long, Pyramid Head didn’t belong there and I didn’t care for the “slaughterfest” climax of the film. It did manage to get a lot of things right though. The “feel” of the town was perfect as were the transformation sequences between the light and dark sides. I thought replacing the main character of the first game, Harry Mason, with a female lead, Rose Da Silva (played by Radha Mitchell), worked well and that Laurie Holden played a kick ass Cybil Bennett. Christophe Gans (Brotherhood of the Wolf) had much respect for the source material and it showed in his direction. What made the movie come together more than anything else though was the use of Akira Yamaoka’s musical score.

The big question I have now is will the second Silent Hill film be a direct sequel to the first or will it be an adaptation of the second Silent Hill game? The answer I would like to hear is that it will be the latter. Silent Hill 2 is one of my all time favorite video games, second only to Metal Gear Solid 2. It is almost pure perfection. What makes it so incredible first and foremost is the story. It is so emotional, haunting, horrific and psychologically engaging that it has no peer. The story of James Sunderland, the games protagonist, is that of personal tragedy and the Hell he puts himself through because of it.

Handled in the right manner (and using the story of the Silent Hill 2 video game) this film could be phenomenal. I am not one to get my hopes up so I guess we will just have to wait and see how how things shape up.

J.

Note: The second link I am adding at the bottom leads to an article/essay written by video game journalist Leigh Alexander which is a must read for any Silent Hill 2 fan.

Silent Hill 2 Movie Official/Kotaku

Column: The Aberrant Gamer – ‘Sundering the Mind’/Leigh Alexander

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Say Ahhh

THE Nick Fury

Who: Xander Harris

Where: Buffy The Vampire Slayer #28

Why: Sweet jeezus. Throughout this series there have been hints that maybe Xander and the Buffster would be hooking up. Half way through this issue it looks like it would finally happen when the two characters “share a moment.” Buffy is asking Xander whether or not she should tell Willow the she killed Ms. Rosenberg on her little trip into the future. Xander tells Buffy that no matter what she decides to do to come tell him of her decision. Soooo Buffy tells Willow “Hey, I killed you when I was in the future,” and Willow is all like, “No biggie. We’re still friends.”

After feeling completely relieved Buffy goes to find Xander right away to tell him the good news when she…..sees him making all kissy face with Buff’s younger sister Dawn. Yeeeeewwwwwwwwww. This is wrong on so many levels.

Now I could be entirely wrong and Xander may not be making out with Dawn in that panel but instead someone who closely resembles her. It doesn’t help that Georges Jeanty draws every god damn character the same.

J.