Comics is a passion I flirted with in junior high (Elfquest), got serious with in college (Sandman, Hellblazer, Strangers in Paradise, the Invisibles), and quite possibly married about two years ago when I read X-Men books for the first time. (Joss Whedon’s run on Astonishing X-Men, followed very closely by Grant Morrison’s run on New X-Men, and X-Men: Supernovas by… Read more »
I’m sorry, this is full of spoilers. Can’t be helped. X-Men: First Class felt like a big “what If”? What if, instead of the way they told it in the comics, the X-Men had been formed like this? What if Charles Xavier (Professor X) and Raven (Mystique) had grown up together? What if Erik Lehnsherr (Magneto) was hunting Nazis on… Read more »
I did not intend to see Kick-Ass, the film based on Mark Millar’s comic of the same name. I have never seen Wanted. I read the comic, which was written by Millar, and came to the conclusion that he is probably not the kind of person I would enjoy spending time with. That impression was further reinforced by reading some… Read more »
I will not add a folder for feeds in my Google Reader called Comics. I will not I will not I will not. Fuck.
Me: Are the very first X-Men comics super cheesy? C-Man: No, it’s really good. I mean, the art style is a little old, but it still has all the themes of alienation and persecution, having powers but still having human struggles, all those interesting themes. Me: Oh. C-Man: What is it that you like about the X-Men? Me: They have… Read more »
Me: I thought you were going to go to bed. C-Man: I should. Me: I think you should post up on one of your internet forums and say “I was feeling crummy and I needed to go to bed early but my wife kept me up late chattering about the X-Men comics.” Then you can see all the sympathy you… Read more »
Men, men, men, men, men, men, men, men, men. If you need men, X-Men Origins: Wolverine movie has men. Men over here, men over there, some more men hanging out over n the corner as backups just in case they run out of men. Which they won’t, because of all the men everywhere. If you need women, though, you’re kind… Read more »
When I got married, we had to decide what to do with our THREE copies of Watchmen. We pared it down to two. With as much love as I have for the book, Watchmen the movie could have broken my heart. It did not. I will need time to get over how the ending was executed, but I am still… Read more »
Let’s keep in mind that the character Angelina Jolie plays in Wanted was a woman of color in the comic book. Via Cinematical: Who would you have rather seen in this poster? This post was originally published on Heroine Content, a feminist and anti-racist movie blog that ran from July 2006 to May 2012.
I did not re-watch The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen in the most receptive frame of mind. I saw it in theaters when it came out, and I thought it was terrible. Really bad. A jumbled, confusing mess. A bunch of heroes get together in an alternate Victorian Age to save the world. Then the city of Vienna spends half an… Read more »