Monthly Archives: March 2008

LOLcat of the week (from Tuesday, but late)

Hey, my internet has been out, just passing through a friend’s place, and remembered I’d uploaded the lolcat for tuesday.  I thought it was real tricky.

Advertisements

1 Comment

Filed under Weekly LOLcat

Review: Wolverine: Origins #23

No, this isn’t the correct cover at all, my usual method of getting the cover art is not working this time.

 

Lead-up to the Story

Well, not too much really. Part one started with Deadpool trying to kill Wolverine, probably because he was hired to. I think that’s it; the last two issues have been pure fighting pretty much, it seems like this is probably premeditated because Deadpool, at times, seems to have a plan. He did drop a piano on Wolverine though, and called him a Canucklehead; that should be all the leadup you need, right? This is Deadpool, it’s not supposed to make sense!

 

Plot Synopsis

Wolverine: Origins is written by Daniel Way. Very similar to the lead-up information I gave, this comic is about a fight between Deadpool and Wolverine, complete with Deadpool’s inner monologue, which seems to contain two voices. This multiple personality deal is unexplained, but humerous none the less. The fight itself was eagerly anticipated, because the only other time they met, as far as I know was in the Cable & Deadpool issue entitled “Wolverine & Deadpool,” in which the fight lasted all of…. one panel. Wade Wilson got decapitated, and well, that was it. In this issue, Wilson struggles to fend off the formidable Wolverine, while simultaneously dealing with the very minor problem of having his fingers removed. There is an odd scene in which we see someone walking into a room with a captain America costume lying on the bed, and then Wolverine gets hit with an explosion, something that he seems to deal with a lot. This brings up two problems for this reader. The first of which is that Wolverine’s healing factor seems to have skyrocketed in effectiveness recently, possibly due to the way it was portrayed in the movies. Secondly, it was a freaking explosion! That should do more than the slight cosmetic damage we’re shown, I know his healing factor has been put into overdrive for no known reason recently, but there should be more damage than that! The comic ends with both of them inflicting mortal wounds upon each other, and ending in a somewhat homoerotic pose, ‘dying’ in each other’s arms.

 

Art Critique

The artist for Wolverine: Origins is Steve Dillon, an accomplished artist who is well known for his work on Preacher and Hellblazer. Unfortunately, he just can’t seem to get Wolverine’s face right. It is apparent from the first few pages that there is something distinctly wrong about him. Most of the problem is in the eyes I think, or at least that’s where the problem starts. Wolverine is a damaged goods; he’s insane, he’s also calculating and methodical (they even address that in this issue), but he just doesn’t look it. He just either ends up looking happy, surprised, or constipated. This is all very unfortunate, and I am putting down Steve Dillon a lot, but be sure to understand, I do not dislike his art, everything else is very good, he just doesn’t seem to have gotten Wolverine’s face correct enough for me.

 

Is it Worth Buying?

If you have ever wanted to see the showdown between Wolverine and Deadpool, this, and the two issues before it, are worth purchasing, but otherwise, I would say “not really.” Nothing in this run of Origins really strikes me as fantastic, however, the under-par artwork is saved by Daniel Way’s incredibly good grasp on how Deadpool should be written, it’s funny, there’s a joke in the middle of a fight (which I stole and retold yesterday), and Deadpool is flinging around half-formed insults like it’s his…. Well, it kind of is his job, isn’t it?

1 Comment

Filed under Comics, Marvel, Reviews

LOLcat of the week

Leave a comment

Filed under Weekly LOLcat

Also, Happy St. Patricks Day

Happy St. Patty’s Day to all the Irish out there.

Leave a comment

Filed under Holiday

My Reaction to the Recent Batman Comics

Usually I am partial to writing a full blown review of a comic if I want to share my feelings on it with all of you. The last two issues of Batman (673 and 674) certainly merit being reviewed; Grant Morrison is a phenomenal writer, and Tony Daniel does a fantastic job with the artwork, but to be honest I just didn’t get it. I was able to follow most of it, but I found myself skipping back pages, trying to figure out if there was something I had missed or not picked up on. I will admit however, that I am not the world’s largest wealth of knowledge when it comes to Batman, and that might be part of the issue here, but I have never had such a problem following the story before. This does seem to be what Morrison was going for though, as Batman himself appears to be incredibly confused by what is happening, and he is far more intelligent than I, or so I’ve been told. One thing that I was particularly upset by was that I could not tell at times who the speech bubble was directed at, and sometimes, the narration seemed to be part of the dialog maybe? Did anyone else find this? It may be that I am just missing something obvious.

Leave a comment

Filed under Comics, DC, General

Comics Shipping for 3/19

DARK HORSE COMICS

Fear Agent #19
Hatchet Job #3 (of 5)
Grendel: Behold the Devil #5 (of 8)

 

 

DC COMICS

100 Bullets #89
Batman and the Outsiders #5
Birds of Prey #116
Brave and the Bold #11
Catwoman #77
Checkmate #24
Countdown to Final Crisis #6
Death of the New Gods #7 (of 8 )
Ex Machina #35
Fables #71
Flash #238
Justice League of America #19
Mad Classics #21
Mad Magazine #488
Programme #9 (of 12)
Robid #172
Scooby Doo #130
Shadowpact #23
Superman Batman Annual #2
Tangent Superman Reign #1 (of 12)

 

 

IMAGE COMICS

Circle #5
Dark Ivory #1 (of 4)
Invicible #49
New World Order #2
PvP #39
Spawn: Godslayer #7
Sword #6
Witchblade #116

 

 

MARVEL COMICS

Amazing Spiderman #554
Avengers Classic #10
Captain America #36
Captain Marvel #4 (of 5)
Foolkiller #4
Franklin Richards: Spring Break
Ghost Rider #21
Immortal Iron Fist #13
Incredible Hercules #115
Iron Man #27
Marvel Adventures: Avengers #22
The Order #9
Thor #7
War is Hell: First Flight Phanton Eagle #1 (of 5)
Wolverine Origins #23
World War Hulk: Aftersmash Warboung #4 (of 5)

 

 

OTHER PUBLISHERS

Angel: After the Fall #5
Betty & Veronica: Double Digest #159
Betty & Veronica: Spectacular #82
Bohda Te #1
Dangers Dozen #3
Darkness vs Eva #1 (of 4)
Everybody’s Dead #1
FX #1 (of 6)
Gene Simmons Zipper #4
Ghost Whisperer #1
Grimm Fairy Tales #25
Grimm Fairy Tales: Piper #1 (of 4)
Jungle Girl #5
Odyssey Presents: Camelot #1
Red Sonja #31
Simpsons Comics #140
Tales from the Crypt #5
Tales of Teenage Mutant Ninja Turtles #44
Wasteland #15

Leave a comment

Filed under Shipping List

Lazy Sunday

It is Sunday, I have some links, enjoy.

Any artists out there?  Try getting your colour schemes from comic book characters.  Admittedly, this blog entry really isn’t that spectacular.  It could be summed up with – use primary colours, specifically red, white, blue, green, yellow, and black.

There is some rap song by Ludacris or something about ‘hos’ in different area codes.  While I’m not promoting the degradation of women, and am very against it actually (WendySkeleton would probably stop reading – or get Wonder Woman to kick my ass – if I didn’t point that out), but someone took the time to map out all of the area codes, and as I am a fan of non-typical graphical humor, I couldn’t not link it.

Keeping with the rap motif, there’s a whole lot of rap songs represented mathematically here.  Each one is coupled with a link, so that if you click on it, you can listen to the song.

Finally, two new Dark Knight viral websites have been sighted on the internet.  So if you are planning on supporting Harvey Dent’s bid for district attorney, follow these links!

That’s it for this lazy Sunday.  Have a good day.

Leave a comment

Filed under General