Tuesday, November 11, 2008

The Greatest Hero the World Has Never Known...

Booster Gold.

a key player in my very own comic book storyline...

i picked up all 14 (counting 1,000,000) issues he's come out with, not counting #0 (which i hope to pick up tomorrow/today along with #14 which conveniently comes out tom...) today/yesterday and was pleasantly surprised.

now if i could pick up those 3 back issues of Secret Six...

BG was/is an excellent read and i reccomend it to anyone who loves excellent storytelling, lighthearted wisecracking heroes, or just time-travel in general...

i also love how BG and Bats form a sortof...actual...friendship! Bruce truly respects Booster now...

anyway, loved it and can't wait for tomorrow's/today's issue(s)!


Sunday, November 9, 2008

The Old "New" Days...

sometimes i miss the days when i read DC Comics as a kid...i wish DC hadn't "Rebirthed" some of these guys and just kept it how it was in the 1990's...
Wally West was THE Flash
Kyle Rayner was the LAST Green Lantern
Conner Hawke was Green Arrow
Bruce Wayne was Batman
Tim Drake was Robin
Dick Grayson was Nightwing
Jason Todd, Barry Allen, Hal Jordan, and Ollie Queen were DEAD! and everyone was happier!
Superman and Aquaman were actually cool!
Bart Allen was Impulse. and alive. ditto Kon-El.
the Justice League consisted of:
Wonder Woman
The Flash
Green Lantern
Martian Manhunter
Plastic Man
there was no JSA!

i would love to see where we would be now if things had been allowed to grow from what the 90's were in DC, character-wise...

Thursday, November 6, 2008

My Pull List:

...currently consists of:

-The Flash (2 more issues left)
-Final Crisis (4 more issues i'm picking up: 5-7, secret files)
-Green Lantern (still truckin...)
-Secret Six (just starting out...)
-Booster Gold (rollin on...)

however, December will see the end of the current run on The Flash and Final Crisis ends in January. this spring we'll see The Flash: Rebirth and next summer we'll see Green Lantern: The Blackest Night's various tie-ins. by next fall, things should be back to normal however.

by next fall, my list will consist of:

-The Flash (written by Geoff Johns. illustrated by ?)
-Green Lantern (written by Geoff Johns. illustrated by Ivan Reis.)
-Secret Six (written by Gail Simone. illustrated by ?)
-Booster Gold (written by ? illustrated by ?)
-Plastic Man (written by ? illustrated by Ethan Van Sciver.)

(btw: he pronounces it "Sky-ver"...)

Wednesday, November 5, 2008

"Resist Darkseid and he will flee..."

well, Final Crisis: Resist came out today, making it the first Rucka-penned ish i've ever read or owned. kudos, Greg!

it was freakin awesome!

Snapper Carr can teleport by snapping! genius!

Cheetah was sinister, yet...seductive. very clever portrayal, i thought...

Mr. T(errific) was awesome! like always...

Fire and Ice had their brief reunion...until Anti-Life justified their hatred...

and, the coolest part of all (besides Snapper Carr's metagene) was that Mr. Terrific activated the OMACs! more Jack Kirby creations are involved in this! the New Gods, Mister Miracle, the OMACs...all Kirby!

anyway, great job by Greg Rucka!

Tuesday, November 4, 2008

President Barack H. Obama

well...Obama and Biden won.

the American liberals are celebrating their victory across the US as racial barriers are broken in the form of our first African-American President.

President Barack H. Obama & VP Joe R. Biden Jr.

all i have to say is...

Palin/Huckabee 2012!

Happy E-Day, everyone!

Happy Election Day to all!

well...it's finally here.

the bitter contest between fighters McCain and Obama ends today.

one winner. a lot of losers (3rd party and such...)

or, rather, half a country full of winners, another half full of losers...

i'm so excited!

my vote was cast last Saturday...today's the big day though!

either we'll see President John Sidney McCain III and Vice President Sarah Louise Heath Palin...

or we'll see President Barack Hussein Obama II and Vice President Joseph Robinette Biden, Jr....

this is it, folks! this is...E-Day.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Geoff and EVS

basically, most everyone acknowledges Geoff Johns as the greatest writer in comics today. he balances comics like no one else! he's writing Green Lantern, Action Comics, Justice Society of America, Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, a Faces of Evil special or two, and The Flash: Rebirth. he's insane!

then, there's Ethan Van Sciver. he's widely recognized as one of the most brilliant artists in comics today. his style is so realistic and yet, so beautiful. he's highly sought-after just for covers! not even the stuff inside, no! just the cover! because his style is so...breathtaking, it takes him a while to draw it! so, he can only do an issue here, or an issue there.

until you combine them.

The Flash: Iron Heights was freakin amazing!
Green Lantern: Rebirth was freakin amazing!
Green Lantern: Sinestro Corps Special was freakin amazing!
the Blackest Night preview in Green Lantern #25 was freakin amazing!
The Flash: Rebirth looks to be freakin amazing!
Green Lantern: The Blackest Night looks to be freakin amazing!

this is today's superteam in comics ladies and gentlemen!

and let's not forget the man who completes this superteam! Moose Baumann: the colorist!

these guys are unstoppable!

Sunday, November 2, 2008

The Avengers vs the Justice League

well, for those of you that saw Iron Man and waited til the end, you knew something big was coming. then, The Incredible Hulk had it's scene at the end, furthering rumor.

The Avengers is coming.

next Spring, Iron Man II is gonna be filming. Thor will probably be filming next year as well.

the next year, they'll be filming The First Avenger: Captain America. and The Avengers.

the possibility of an Ant-Man movie is becoming more and more slim, as is Nick Fury: Director of S.H.I.E.L.D. (luckily, we'll be seeing enough of him in Iron Man II...)

WB is finally catching on and is starting up their "lead-up to a team-up" program. Green Arrow: Escape from Supermax has the green light. Green Lantern and The Flash are being written. Batman III is about to start very soon. Superman VII (the reboot) is about to start up. Wonder Woman's still in the development phase, however...

personally, most of the casting is easy:
Superman: Brandon Routh
Batman: Christian Bale
Wonder Woman: ?
The Flash (Wally): Ryan Reynolds
Green Lantern: ?
Aquaman: Matt Damon?
Martian Manhunter: Laurence Fishburne
some "Reserve" Leaguers:
The Atom: Bill Pullman
Elongated Man: Will Ferrell?
Hawkman: ?
Hawkgirl: ?
Green Arrow: ?
Black Canary: ?
Plastic Man: Jim Carrey
Captain Marvel: ?

that's my thoughts on this insanity...