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 »
Planetary is my favorite kind of comic. It combines superheroes, spaceships, magic, and grand conspiracies, and what’s not to love about that? Planetary fills the gaping hole in my heart left when The Invisibles ended. For that, its creators have my undying gratitude. The lead female character in Planetary, Jakita Wagner, is just about my favorite comics heroine. Superhuman strength… 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 »
Dear Alan Moore: I read League. Well, I tried. Maybe Watchmen was the apex of your career – it was amazing, and revolutionary, and I loved it. This… not. Dear Guy at Dragon’s Lair: When I told you my heart was breaking because The Invisibles was over, you recommended Transmetropolitan instead of Planetary. What the hell were you thinking?