From Hard Boiled by Frank Miller and Geoff Darrow.
From Hard Boiled by Frank Miller and Geoff Darrow.
I would like to personally congratulate Marvel Comics for belittling the suffering of tens of thousands of people by having New Orleans and its displaced residents feature prominently as the backdrop for yet another shitty superhero comic. I guess since 9/11 is over five years old now, it’s time to go for a more recent tragedy to stir an emotional response. Heaven forbid your writers try to do that without cheapening the deaths and suffering of so many real-world individuals.
So, I went a little crazy with this week’s “extra-sized” strip, packing in a whopping 13 panels into four tiers. That means Birdie had to draw a lot of little things which takes more time than a few big things. I think it was worth the wait.
- Having trouble in the morning? Can’t quite get to the bounce-to-the-ounce level that you need to be functional? Kid Dyno’s “Wake Up And Smell The Rave” mix can help you get moving. Any mix that starts with Bach, drops in some Chemical Brothers, Green Velvet, Wang Chung and Technotronic in along with broad variety of electro-influenced nu-rave tracks before ending with a Daft Punk slow jam is guaranteed to make me happy. (Please note that some language in this mix, particularly near the end, may be NSFW.)
- If the above tickles your interest, but you’re looking for something with a bit more of a hip-hop flavor, check out Le Greve General’s live set from earlier this month, also over at Trash Menagerie. Nelly Furtado, The Klaxons, Justice, and Armand Van Helden all make appearances in this lively, infectious mix. (Again, NSFW language in this, unless the phrase “Fuck that shit, niggah” is something that gets dropped around the water cooler.)
- If these sound too “new school” for you, then Here’s Graeme Park and Mike Pickering at the Hacienda in August, 1989. Full on hands-in-the-air house and late-80s hip hop and lots of pianos.
- I keep pondering putting together another ambient mix thing along the lines of this one from 2005. (Why ambient? Because it’s easier than dance music, and I’ve a distinct theme in mind. Mostly the former.) Would that be of interest?
JK Parkin over at Blog@Newsarama has done you all a favor by letting you know that Antony Mazzotta’s Bombaby: The Screen Goddess could be had for the cost of shipping from Slave Labor. You should totally check it out at that price. I liked the book quite a bit, even if my reasoning was less than pure.
If you were thinking something along the lines of “You know, I’d really like to use an internet auction site to pick up copies of comic books in a deluxe, hardcover format,” then have I got great news for you!
There’s a brand new edition of The Rack up for your enjoyment, if the crushing sound of the universe dying through the voice of an epileptic that hung himself is something you enjoy.
I was informed this morning that there were people out there that don’t like Simonson’s art. This…baffles me.Comments Off | Posted: August 22nd, 2007 | Filed under: Uncategorized
From Superman #666, which I would rate as
a “very fine funnybook tale,” written by Kurt Busiek
with very, very nice art by Walt Simonson.
Ultimates 2 Hardcover
432 pages @ $34.99 = $.08 per page
Ultimate Fantastic Four Volume 4 Hardcover
320 pages @ $29.99 = $.09 per page
Daredevil by Frank Miller Omnibus Companion Hardcover
480 pages @ $49.99 = $.10 per page
Captain America: The Death of Captain America Volume 1 Premiere Hardcover
160 pages @ $19.99 = $.13 per page
X-Men: God Loves, Man Kills Premiere Hardcover
96 pages @ $19.99 = $.20 per page
In related news, everyone’s favorite Little Stuffed Bull has some content-related cost analysis that may or may not be of interest.
This week sees the debut of Tim Leong’s new magazine, Comic Foundry and after having spent an hour or so kicking it around, I’m giving it a hearty recommendation. While a lot of the people reviewing the magazine’s first issue seem to be focused on what it’s not (Wizard or The Comics Journal,) I think it’s important to focus on what it is, which is a well-thought-out magazine with a just-light-enough touch and a voice that’s perfectly suited for its subject matter of “comics culture.” That said, I do hope that further issues offer longer interviews and commentary on trends and movements that have shaped the medium’s status.
If you were wondering if this week would have the comics action you so crave, wonder no further! The staff of Yavin IV Comics is ready to walk you around the virtual shelf, pointing out their personal preferences! Doesn’t that sound fun?!?
This is “I Found You” by Axwell and Max C.
Yes, I love it.
No, I don’t care who knows.
Yes, it’s in the Box.net widget in my sidebar so you can take it with you.
BeaucoupKevin.com(dot)Presents:The Ending To Six Different Adam Strange Stories – A Meditation On SeparationComments Off | Posted: August 21st, 2007 | Filed under: Uncategorized
Angelina plays Fox, a jewel thief who teaches him to be a killer, while Common plays Gunsmith, a professional gunman who teaches people how to use guns.
Well, it’s not like he’d teach them how to use, say, knives and arrows, is it?
Today’s edition of your favorite webcomic about your favorite comic shop has a punchline that I’m going to dub “the Kurtz.” I’m sure you can pretty much figure out why. Also: the possibility of sweet, sweet merch.
From Black Panther #28, which looks fairly
amusing from the scans_daily post highlighting it.
Bahlactus brings the goods to the hoods.
I’m on my way to the optometrist, so I don’t have time to write anything pithy.