The Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe
Permalink -- Posted in Comics on September 15, 2012 at 2:48 pm | No Comments »
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A very very long time ago, before Garth Ennis became well known for his run on The Punisher, he wrote a one-shot issue called The Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe. Try to guess what it's about!

This was actually an okay story, and it switches up some bits of the Punisher's origin, so I'm going to talk a bit about it. (more...)

Permalink -- Posted in Comics on August 09, 2012 at 1:15 pm | No Comments »
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Well, it IS Olympic season, so why not post some stuff involving everyone*'s favorite Olympian?

(* Not including Northstar fans.)

Uh, Herc, what are you doing

You just know this won't end well.

Halloween Week 2011: Frankenstein’s Monster through the eyes of others
Permalink -- Posted in Comics on October 27, 2011 at 2:26 pm
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Mary Shelley's Frankenstein; or, The Modern Prometheus is a classic of literature that has been adapted to movies several times, some more faithfully than others. But none have come close to portraying him as Shelley once wrote:

How can I describe my emotions at this catastrophe, or how delineate the wretch whom with such infinite pains and care I had endeavoured to form? His limbs were in proportion, and I had selected his features as beautiful. Beautiful! Great god, His yellow skin scarcely covered the work of muscle and arteries beneath; his hair was of a lustrous black, and flowing; his teeth of a pearly whiteness; but these luxuriances only formed a more horrid contrast with his watery eyes, that seemed almost of the same colour as the dun white sockets in which they were set, his shrivelled complexion, and straight black lips.

Instead, what most of us think of when we hear the name (or word) Frankenstein is this:

Seriously you guys.

For cris'sakes, THEY MADE HIM GREEN FOR SOME REASON. (Boris Karloff photo taken from TV Tropes' Frankenstein 1931 article.)

Thankfully, not everyone sees him the same way. So here's some examples of the many depictions of Frankenstein's creation found in comic books and other media! Click heRRRRRRRRRRRRR for more!

Halloween Week 2011: Blood on Black Satin
Permalink -- Posted in Comics on October 26, 2011 at 3:48 pm | No Comments »
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While the previous two posts were a full summary of a complete limited series, this entry will focus more on the writing and the artwork. I'm totally not being lazy here. Really.

Almost like a movie!

This is Blood on Black Satin, written by Doug Moench, with beautiful artwork by Paul Gulacy. Continue reading...

Halloween Week 2011: Jason Vs Leatherface #2-3 – That saw ain’t family
Permalink -- Posted in Comics on October 25, 2011 at 2:54 pm | No Comments »
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I'll be posting both issues #2 and #3 together because the former is mostly character "development".

Like the previous post, the contents are not safe for work due to violence. The cover's... confusing.

Halloween Week 2011: Jason Vs Leatherface #1 (of 3)
Permalink -- Posted in Comics on October 24, 2011 at 6:49 pm | No Comments »
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Yes, this really happened.

Not a lot of people these days realize it, but Topps (you know, the sports trading card company) published comic books from 1993 to 1998. They produced several series based on licensed properties, the most popular of which were probably The X-Files series, which ran for 41 issues and had a few other specials produced. There's a list over at Comic Book DB but it might be incomplete. (They made a Barbi Twins comic? Seriously?)

The bulk of their work was licensed stuff from movies and TV. Smack dab in the middle of all of this was a weird miniseries called...

Don't forget your Ts and Ms!

Yep, they managed to merge the Friday the 13th and Texas Chainsaw Massacre universes... almost. Released in October 1995, this three issue miniseries has a lot of gore, and a surprising amount of exposition. But don't take my word for it - let's have a look...

John Belushi lives on in Ray Stantz’ dreams – and other tidbits
Permalink -- Posted in Comics on October 03, 2011 at 5:52 pm | No Comments »
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So I was reading IDW's Ghostbusters #1 and well, found a ton of awesome easter eggs and references to the series' lore that I figured would be nice to share with people. The first one is a biggie, and reported by several comic news sites that I don't really read 'cause I'm dumb like that. John Belushi is in this comic. Sorta.

Doncha worry, Brother Rayyyyyyy

Sideburns galore!

It's an interesting tribute, considering Onionhead (who'd later be known as Slimer in the cartoon series and the video game) was supposed to be a tribute to Belushi, who died before the movie was greenlit. I noticed a bunch of other stuff which might have gone unnoticed by most folks... The following contains spoilers for the book! (more...)

This doesn’t exist in DC anymore #5
Permalink -- Posted in Comics on August 25, 2011 at 5:38 pm | No Comments »
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Ralph and Sue Dibny.

While there's a good chance they'll be brought back to life, their entire backstory from the Justice League International series - which was what made me appreciate them as characters - will likely be erased. And will probably remain uncollected.

Now excuse me, I think I have something in my eyes...

(From Breakdowns part 15: Swan Song, written by Kevin Giffen and J. M. DeMatteis, penciled by Kevin Maguire. Originally published in Justice League America Vol 1 #60, March 1992, reprinted in DC Retroactive: Justice League America #1, August 2011.)

This doesn’t exist in DC anymore #4
Permalink -- Posted in Comics on July 25, 2011 at 9:19 pm
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(Might be considered NSFW due to blood.)


This doesn’t exist in DC anymore #2 and #3
Permalink -- Posted in Comics on July 25, 2011 at 2:18 pm | No Comments »
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Stephanie Brown WAS Robin, regardless of what a bunch of old guys obsessed with their own childhood comics might say.

#2: Stephanie Brown, Robin IV.
#3: Cassandra Cain, Batgirl.

Bonus alt text at no extra charge.