The Punisher Kills The Marvel Universe
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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...)

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!

Time to choose…
Permalink -- Posted in Comics, Gaming on September 20, 2010 at 9:08 pm | No Comments »
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Sometimes you see the weirdest things in comic books. Do you notice something familiar about this person?

No? Well, you might recognize this man and his crowbar.

I'm not entirely sure this was done on purpose; maybe it was just an odd coincidence, but Dr. Isaacs has a remarkable resemblance to Gordon Freeman, doesn't he? Oddly enough, I was unable to find any other images of Dr. Isaacs from his earlier comic book appearances on the internet. If you can provide one, please contact me and it'll be posted with credit.

Source for the scan is September 2005's Incredible Hulk #84, written by someone I don't want to mention, with artwork by Jorge Lucas. The Gordon Freeman image is part of Valve's promotional materials for Half-Life 2 and was sourced from the internet.