The worst thing about Captain America: The Winter Soldier is that Captain America is in it. I can’t lie: I’ve never liked the star spangled avenger. Most of that can be attributed to me being Canadian, and being fairly disinterested in a superhero wrapped in someone else’s flag. (Lest you think it’s entirely about nationalism, I […]
There was a time when I would have been genuinely offended that DC is publishing new Watchmen comics.Publishing prequels or sequels seems inherently wrong, a line that everyone knows you shouldn't cross lest you risk being struck down by the vengeful gods Alan Moore might talk to. But the more I think about it, the less it bothers me.
Apparently I haven’t written about comics in almost a year. I knew I hadn’t written a lot – I’ve been slacking on the blog in general this past year – but really, no posts about comics for that long? I suppose my review of Kick-Ass was kind of comic-related, but I never read the book. […]
God knows I’m skeptical of adaptations these days, but I’m actually starting to get a good feeling about The Losers, Sylvain White’s adaptation of Andy Diggle & Jock’s great espionage comic. Diggle and Jock were apparently involved at various points in the production, and there’s even a promo poster that uses Jock’s cover to #12, […]
That was interesting. And surprising. And it looks really pretty. I want to read more now.
If you’ve been reading my blog for a while, you’ll know I was a big fan of Mike Carey’s Lucifer. It was a great, epic book with a cast of wonderful characters that managed to create its own identity despite being one of many Sandman spinoffs published after Neil Gaiman’s series concluded. And I was […]
I admit, I was curious about the pilot for Human Target. It’s not like I had great expectations, given the challenges of adapting Peter Milligan’s great books, but hey, I want stuff like this to be good. Maybe you can adapt a thoughtful and challenging book into the television format and.. Wait, what’s that? McG […]
“Worst” is a horribly misused word. Look up any movie on IMDB and you’ll find the user reviews peppered with comments declaring it the worst ever. There’s an astonishing lack of perspective and context on display, as though people simply don’t understand the vast amount of utter crap that is produced in any field in […]
I haven’t paid particularly close attention to the blogosphere over the past few months, but the reaction to Marvel’s Girl Comics has been amusing. The obvious: It’s a pretty good lineup of talent. G. Willow Wilson, Amanda Conner, Carla Speed McNeil, Jill Thompson, and others. I’ll probably check it out. I’m not sure about the […]
Talking about the upcoming S.W.O.R.D. series, he says, “They’re less Men in Black, more Contact/Special Circumstances from Iain M Banks’ The Culture (on a budget).” I’m not sure how much of Marvel’s target demographic know Iain Banks, but it’s good enough for me. (Read Use of Weapons if you want to understand what he’s talking […]