Mix-Mash

Jan. 21st, 2009 08:21 am
slyjinks: (Batman: Squirt)
Okay. So apparently reading Final Crisis #6 right before going to bed leads to a crazy mix-mash of dreams/nightmares. Considering Final Crisis #6 reads like a crazy mix-mash of dreams/nightmares, this shouldn't be shocking.

(Seriously. When one of the moments used to slow the pace of a book involves the three Flashes, something's gone weird.)

This brings to mind a comment made by one of the guys who works the counter at my comic store a few weeks back, when he realized that Morrison was behind both Batman RIP and Final Crisis: "What, did DiDio just hand the keys to the DC Universe over to a crazy Scottsman and say, 'Here, have fun, and don't worry about scuffing it up'?" My answer (after a Google session confirmed that Morrison is, indeed, from Scottland and not England) was, "That's about what it looks like."

In other news. That Batman: Battle for the Cowl ad at the end. Well, you guys know what portion of it has this little fangirl excited. The thing is, in those style ads, supposedly just about everything is a clue, from where the characters are standing to what each character is looking at to everything else, and the fact that his raised hand covers the good part of his face is a bad omen. I can not even guess what most of the other stuff means, although I'm pretty sure the Batman-with-guns is Deadshot, especially when you consider that he once tried to set himself up as a Batman-replacement.

The actual ad-image behinc cut. )

Edit: Poking around the interwebs, it looks like just about everyone but me seems to htink Batman-with-guns is Jason Todd (except for the ones who think he was the Demon Bat). The two more generic looking Batmen are probably Tim Drake and Dick Grayson.
slyjinks: (Akroma)
With honorable mention to Superman Beyond 3-D, which is getting delayed for the same reason as Last Will and Testament. Full review to come, but a quick note of: I really, really liked it. Also, some of the pages looked pretty darned awesome with the 3-D glasses on, but for best impact you should already have them on the first time you turn to those pages.

Erm. Potential for spoilers.

Robin #177 )

Rann-Thanagar Holy War #4 )

Reign In Hell #2 )
slyjinks: (Batman: Squirt)
I pick up my comics every other week these days, and I'm not even close to working my way through the latest batch, but I figured I'd make a few comments over what I've been reading so far. Spoilers ahoy!

Transformers Animated: The Arrival #1 )

DC Universe Last Will and Testament - While I've read it, I won't be posting my thoughts until it gets added to the Final Crisis Annotations blog, since it is apparently scheduled to be added. Mostly because I want to see what they have to say first, and because I'm hoping it'll clear up some personal confusion, such as when the heck this takes place. By the way, for anyone following any of the Final Crisis books or tie-ins, I highly recommend that blog. Do I consider it essential to make sense of Final Crisis? No, I don't. But it's nice for clearing up the small points. And for pointing out continuity errors that I might not have picked up on otherwise. As a side note, Final Crisis, and DC comics in general, is an example of books that provide enough enjoyable content (stories, action, characterization, etc) that I'm willing to tolerate quite a bit in the way of continuity self-contradiction.

Final Crisis: Legion of 3 Worlds, 1 of 5 )

Runaways - Runaways ends old runs and starts again at number one on a regular basis, and this is their newest number one. I don't know what the hell volume they're on at this point. I do know that the new art style just does not do it for me. What's more, they seem to have lost... something. I'm not sure. But the level of wit that I've seen in previous runs just isn't there. I'll give it one or two more issues, but this book is definitely on the, "In danger of being dropped" list.

Batman/Superman #51 )

Wikiquote

Jul. 18th, 2008 12:01 pm
slyjinks: (Batman: Squirt)
Wikiquote.org's choice for quote of the day is interesting, to say the least.

"When I die, my money's not gonna come with me. My movies will live on for people to judge what I was as a person. I just want to stay curious."
~ Heath Ledger
slyjinks: (Batman: Squirt)
I love it when Dini writes Batman. He uses the same characterization for most of these characters as he did in B:TAS (naturally), so when I'm reading the comic, I can hear the B:TAS VAs saying the lines in my head.

That said, the following lines made me cringe:

Talia: How did you find this?
Batman: Echo-location. The ice around this part of the glacier has been deliberately cut to reflect on optical illusion. It looked like a solid wall when it wasn't. I sent a radar signal through the circuitry in my cowl. The waves bounced back, showing the outline of the opening. Light can't fool sound.

Erm, Mr. Dini? Radar =/= echo-location, and sound =/= radio waves.
slyjinks: (Batman/Superman: Hugs!)
There's both good and bad in this mini-series (Bad: ARGH! DC! Stop it with all these 52/Countdown/Final Crisis tie-in mini-series, damn it!), but to me, at least, part of the good is just in the way that Batman, Superman, and Wonder Woman interact with each other. The dialogue is very sparse and written in such a way that it conveys the idea that these three don't need to use a lot of words with each other. They know each other well enough that they can, to an extent, predict how each other think. Also, while there's obvious friendship, it's also obvious that they don't always agree, and that none of them have any problems expressing their disapproval of the others.

Really, for me, the series would be worth it just for their interaction alone, which is good, since it doesn't have all that much else going for it.

Sample from issue #2 behind cut. )

Well, I enjoyed it, anyway. ¬_¬
slyjinks: (Wolverine: Baby-killer)
Whew, this went long! Now you guys can see why I don't do these too often!

Spoilers and graphics behind the cuts. Big spoilers.

Grimm Fairy Tales )

Civil War: The Initiative )

Mystery In Space with Captain Comet )

Sandman Mystery Theatre: Sleep of Reason )

Spider-Man: Reign )

Tales of the Unexpected, Featuring The Spectre )

52 )

And... that's it for this week. Don't expect another one of these next week, darnit!
slyjinks: (Two Face: Eeeeeeevil)
Using [livejournal.com profile] invisiblemoose's suggestion for something involving Batman. Don't worry, Moose! There are no Care Bears involved!

Respond to this entry with suggestions for tomorrow. Or just comments on the ficlet. I like those, too.

Half A Smile )
slyjinks: (Goddamn Batman)
When I posted my last poll, I had kind of been hoping to get more actual opinions than I did. I thought about just posting questions to force people to actually say something, but then I realized I can't force anyone to say anything, anyway. And besides, since answering a poll is so easy, I had some people respond that don't normally respond in my LJ, so I'm going to go ahead and keep this format.

[Poll #766422]

Are CRPGs RPGs? )

Should gods be active in a gameworld, or distant? )

Is poison inherently evil or just another weapon? )

And now onto other stuff...

Why I Love Weekly World News )

My crack Catwoman theory for the week )

Planetary Jibber-Jabber )

Detective Comics #821 )
slyjinks: (Goddamn Batman)
I saw this and decided it had to be made into an icon. Sadly, though, you couldn't read it when reduced to icon size, so I was forced to animate it.
slyjinks: (NewSaph)
This week: Infinite Crisis #5 (of 7) and Detective Comics #817.

Cut for length and spoilers. )

So anyway, that's my week in comics (if anyone's wondering why I didn't post any reviews last week, it was because I didn't get any new ones last week). Apparently it was a very DC week, but hey, I still enjoyed it.

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