Thursday, July 31, 2008
Wednesday, July 30, 2008
Tuesday, July 29, 2008
I realize that this is probably the least popular weekly theme I put up here, as it's just too easy to take any given panel in or out of context for cheap humour.
I'm still going to do it though. Because it's fun, it's easy, and god knows that the funnybooks should take themselves a little less seriously.
Monday, July 28, 2008
Sorry for no posts on the weekend, but I had been scanning the San Diego Comicon news feeds trying to find some choice images/stories to mock and posterize. Unfortunately, nothing of relevance seemed to bubble up.
So instead, from now until Friday, I declare this REQUEST WEEK! In which I will be listening to YOUR requests, to know what YOU want to see in new posters and blog topics. What you like, what you don't, and if there are any choice themes and images that are begging for motivational treatment.
So, go forth and comment!
Friday, July 25, 2008
Monday: Jog through New York, celebrating the wonders of life and liberty in this great country. Answer emergency signal from Avengers Mansion. Go beat up the Masters of Evil.
Tuesday: Stop Red Skull from using a Cosmic Cube. Team up with the Falcon
Wednesday: Mourn Bucky. Beat up HYDRA Agents with Nick Fury. Meet new girlfriend.
Thursday: Break up with girlfriend because she can’t handle the dangerous life I’ve chosen.
Friday” Lose faith in America/American Dream. Wander aimlessly around the country trying to find the strength to overcome my disillusionment.
Saturday: Wait! Another person has taken my name and costume! And they are using for their ultra-violent/racist/Evil agenda! I must take back my reputation before it is forever ruined!
Sunday: Defeat the ultra-violent/Racist/Evil Captain America impostor, reclaiming my shield and costume and taking up the mantle that I will hold for the rest of my life as the DEFENDER OF LIBERTY!
Thursday, July 24, 2008
Just to keep this next season from being the mess that season 2 was:
Limits: There needs to be some clearly defined limits on the powers. As it currently stands, Peter Petrelli and Sylar are at this point GODS; as both season finales displayed, no other character has a chance against either of them at this point, and they are both reaching a number of powers that are eclipsing the Silver Age Superman. Furthermore, the whole "Ressurrection via the blood of Claire or any other super-regenerative being" should have some kind of major drawbacks, otherwise it becomes a deus-ex-machina that will allow just about anyone to return from the dead (Isaac Mendez, anyone?).
Originality: Hey, I love plot ideas and story elements from comic books being incorporated into the show as much as the next comic nerd, but there are plenty of other ideas you can use, even some of your own! Keep that in mind.
Answers: What exactly is the purpose of the secret cabal? How long have they existed? What have they done? How long have their been superpeople and why haven't we heard more of them? What the hell was the point of ANYONE keeping Sylar alive? (My theory: They wanted him as a deterrent against Peter in case he ever went out of control). Why did they feel they should shoot Nathan when they had a host of other, less lethal, methods?
Heroics: Outside of Hiro, not one of these characters does anything for selfless reasons. Peter is usually only helpful when he has a prophecy to prevent or his love interest is jeopordized; not exactly heroic ends. Nathan is more heroic in my opinion.
Things we don't need any more of: Emo Peter. Putting Peter's girlfriend in peril/killing her. "A DARK FUTURE I MUST STOP!" Emo Claire. Jeph Loeb (Trust me on this one).
Wednesday, July 23, 2008
Back from my trip, and a few odds and ends:
-Best place to be when driving on Hwy 17 in pitch darkness? Behind a transport truck (not directly behind, mind you, but just keep a normal distance). The drivers generally know the road, so they'll keep a decent speed, and give plenty of advance warning of what's ahead. Also, if an 18-wheeler hits a deer, moose, or heaven forbid, a freakin' bear, it's got better odds than say, you.
-Collary to the first point: If you feel inclined to drive at 130 kph on that highway on your own in a tiny sedan on a moonless midnight, congratulations: you've nominated yourself for a Darwin Award.
-To my hometown Local Comic shop: If you can't be bothered to keep regular business hours, you cannot have my business. Thank you.