Wednesday, April 24, 2013

Comics talk

Time for some comics talk!

First, what the eff is up with killing the newest, latest, brattiest Robin, Damian Wayne?  It's not like I was all keen on him or anything, but it had looked like the introduction of Damian was going to provide Bruce Wayne some sort of closure over the deaths of his parents in a "life goes on, and it's what your parents would have wanted" sense.  But nope, they go and kill Damian off!  It makes me feel really bad for Bruce, because not only has he lost his parents, he's now lost his son.  C'mon DC, that's just too mean!  Color me confused over this plot development.  Well, the death rate for being a Robin is still much less than being a Green Lantern, so there's that...

Next, I'm still not sold on the "Doctor Octopus is the new Spiderman" plot.  I don't know, it just seems - creepy.  I'll keep up with it for now.

Currently my favorite comic is Uncanny Avengers, because of the potential storylines that can come out of a "X-Men/Avengers" team.  The starting storyline with the Red Skull now having Professor X's telepathic abilities was downright scary, when you think of someone like him having an ability like that!  Right now it's on the top of my "get this first when I go to the comic shop on Wednesdays" list. 

Batgirl is still on that list too, by the way.  I am very curious to see how the writer, Gail Simone, takes the character Barbara Gordon. I was a bit ticked that she was taken off of the title for a couple of issues for no reason other than a new editor wanting to "clean house", but she was quickly put back after fans protested this clueless and stupid move on a title that was doing just fine thankyouverymuch.  See, you guys do matter!  :-)   

Now that Gail has had some time breaking herself into writing the character, I look forward to seeing where she goes next with Barbara.  I have to be honest that it had been my fear that she would take Barbara down a feminist "empowered victimhood" (and other left-wing gobbledygook blatherings) path, but so far that hasn't been the case.  In fact, for a time, Batgirl was my favorite title.

Oh, and speaking of the Green Lantern titles, the two recent storylines, Rise of the Third Army and The Wrath of the First Lantern, were meh, although I was glad to see Mogo brought back.  The Green Lantern titles (including the Red Lantern title) may need to be given a respite.

Now that I have access to a Netflix account, I have been making up for lost time in catching up with a lot of movies that I haven't seen.  So far I've been hitting mostly the DC and Marvel animations so that I can write my reviews about them later.  At this point, let me put a call out to you all to ask for your movie suggestions for me to review.  It doesn't have to be superhero movies; it can be action/adventure, chick flicks, or others (except porn).

And last, mark your calendar for the upcoming Free Comic Book Day on May 4th!  Bring family and friends to the Dork Side!  Muahahahahahahaha!

That's all for now, my little nerdlings!  Now hie thee to the comic shop! It's Wednesday, you know!  Whoohoo!

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