Dear New York Comicon,
I love you. Honestly, I do. The last three years with you were amazing. A-mazing. Remember when my brother introduced us? It was love at first sight. You introduced to me to so many new things. Because of you, I’ve shaken hands some of my artistic heroes, found out about obscure comics I’d never heard about and met some new people. Hell, you even got me some awesome shirts. It was a blast.
And that’s what I mean…was.
This is kind of hard to write but here goes: I think we should break up.
Continue reading ‘My Breakup Letter to New York Comicon’
First, they came for Rollerball and I did not speak out because I was not a fan…
Then they came for The Pink Panther and I did not speak out because I was not a fan…
Then they came for The Karate Kid and I got mildly annoyed, because I was a fan…
Then they came for Total Recall and… DEAR GOD PLEASE NO!!
I tried to doubt it. Hell I only found one site reporting it. And then another. And another. Oh dear god, this is really happening…
Yes, friends, Len Wiseman, auteur of such fine works as “Live Free or Die Hard” and the “Underworld” series, is set to direct a remake of Total Recall (aka the greatest film ever made… possibly).
Continue reading ‘Screw You, Lenny!*’
A Green Lantern movie has been known to be in the works for sometime now. We knew Ryan Reynolds, who snuck his way into movie geekdom by playing Wade Wilson/Deadpool, was attached. We had, also, heard rumors that this would be the first in a series of movies made to counteract Marvel’s Avengers movie line. But DC/Warner Bros. remained eerily silent about the film. Well, hold on to your power ring, Kilowog, cuz here it comes:
The Greenest of Lanterns
Continue reading ‘Beware my power… Green Lantern’s light!’
DC Comics is relaunching Wonder Woman with a brand new origin and a brand new look, starting in this weeks issue #600.
Bomber Jackets never go out of style, right?
So, this new costume is designed by Jim Lee, an artist I tend to like. But, man, do I not like this costume. It feels incredibly 90’s.
The new origin is similarly frustrating. The god’s went back in time 20 years and changed something, causing Wonder Woman to go from a walking swimsuit-clad bondage fantasy to a hip “urban” warrior princess who rebels against the idea of practical shoes.
The writer on this run is Babylon 5 creator and all around good guy, J. Micheal Straczynski, who share’s his thoughts on the redesign and the new origin on DC Comic’s Blog. He takes a small jab at the 60’s era Wonder Woman, where she becomes a super sexy hippie spy. That run is badass. Low blow, Straczynski. Other than that, he seems to have thought this whole thing through and approaches the subject with the respect of a comic fan. Oh, and he drops this gem:
“What woman only wears one outfit for 70 years? What woman doesn’t accessorize?”
Women be shopping! Am I right?