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LUKE CAGE: Hollywood Hero For Hire (Article) - 8/25/2010 7:26:27 AM

I’d also like to suggest Chad L. Coleman, from The Wire. He hasn’t got the size, but he’s got the look, and the moves. I think he could pull it off. My other big choice is Michael Jai White, who was bad-ass as Black Dynamite.

I'm torn between wanting Luke Cage to be a 70's period piece, or a more modern thing. I'd kinda love to see a movie where he's sent to jail in 1975, and then gets experimented on and escapes in 2010, but the same process that gives him bullet-proof skin turns him back into a young man? Then you could play with all his "1970's exploitation-movie" character trappings in the current climate. 

One of the great things about Luke Cage is that he's comparable to the original 1940's Superman. A tough guy with no mask, just kicking butts on a neighborhood level to make life a little better for the common man. Not a vigilante, so much as just a decent guy, trying to do what's right and still make a buck at the end of the day.

Luke Cage, prior to being brought into The Bendis Avengers Saga, is one of the great Marvel characters. Now he's trotted out way, way too much every time the Marvel Universe wants to try to impress somebody. "Oh yeah, we're cool. Have you met our Black Avenger? He talks jive-talk. But don't be threatened, he's quite nice actually."

I wish Luke Cage only showed up in Marvel Max comics. And the same for the movie: R-rated, please.

San Diego Comic-Con 2010 Wrap-Up (Article) - 7/30/2010 8:19:52 PM

I'm pretty sure that Superman does love fags. Nice point to draw attention to, Chad!

Oh, and the DC/Vertigo crap? Forget "telling good stories". That's about marketing and branding and nothing else. Marketing and branding. Brand the cattle, then get 'em ready for market. (Hint - the cattle is US!)

20 More Cool Cosplay Fans from SDCC Day 3. (Article) - 7/25/2010 3:58:59 PM

Man, that's how Luke Cage should look in the movie!!

Also, excellent job on the Teen Titans. That Starfire looks very... well-painted.

Top 5 Comic Non-Issues (Article) - 7/21/2010 8:37:59 AM

 Heard that, yo.

Vampires make me not buy comics. End of story.

Wonder Woman's costume has been changed a bunch over the years. It's never important, it never matters. I miss the old "no powers secret agent" suit. That was rad.

Ed Norton was a crappy Hulk. If it's not Steve Buscemi, I don't care.

I don't read comics about Lanterns, but those "black light" comics looked terrible and stupid. A lame rip-off of Marvel Zombies? Just boring. Just plain boring. I'd rather be reading Ennis' Hitman story, "Zombie Night At The Gotham Aquarium." 

Wow. A comic con. With news and advanced footage? Man, I'd never be able to see or hear about that stuff, unless my computer were like, magically hooked up to all other computers with some sort of, I don't know, world wide webbing of information exchanges. Conventions are just gathering holes for rich kids to play in. Real people read their comics on the street. Keep it real, yo. 

SUPERMAN #701 Review (Article) - 7/15/2010 5:46:04 PM

I found the comic to be boring and sanctimonious. It becomes less about "is this a good use of Superman's powers" and more about "did I enjoy reading this comic." No, I did not. I was bored and frustrated, as though I were forced to watch several episodes of "Who's The Boss".

I don't care if he walks, I don't care if he flies. Just tell a good story, and don't be so preachy.

Also, setting drug supplies on fire is a terrible way to deal with drug-dealers. Did those houses catch on fire? Was anybody injured? Did superman help out when the fire fighters were brought in? Did anybody get real messed up from inhaling those burning narcotics?

AND if Superman didn’t want to break the law by just smashing into the drug dealer’s homes, why was it okay for him to fry their stuff from the street? That’s like saying it’s illegal for me to stab you in your home, but I’m still allowed to shoot you from the sidewalk.
 

SCOTT PILGRIM vs. Summer Movies (Article) - 6/30/2010 6:29:13 AM

 Along with series like Preacher, Top 10, and Empowered, Scott Pilgrim is one of the best graphic novel series I have ever read. It's intelligent, clever, and really does stuff with the form of the comic book that's on par with books like Watchmen and the Dark Knight Returns.

And the girls are really cute. 

Motor City Comic Con Photomania (Article) - 5/15/2010 4:48:26 PM

Wow. Yeah. Uhm... Catwomany. She seems.... nice? And, Slave Wonder Woman Leia? Very creative. Normally I'm not that entertained by such things, but that one really works.

Also, Lucha Troopers? Awesome.

(But boys, y'all need to get your digital stabilizers going on your cameras! Focus that action up!)

KICK-ASS Opening Weekend Hype (Article) - 4/16/2010 7:51:44 AM

I dunno about Avatar, but I consider CROSSED to be "the most pointless and poorly written book of Ennis' career." And you can quote me. Lets not talk about it all, really. Lets just go read THE BOYS. 

I really enjoyed reading Roger Ebert's panning of KICK ASS. He made some solid points about what a shallow, insipid bit of pop-culture the movie is. Not everybody's cup o' tea.

(On a side-note, having read some reviews for Kick-Ass, I'm starting to feel like when reviewers can't separate their reviewer-self from their fanboy-self? Their reviews are pointless. I don't care what Fanboys think. That's why we call them "fanboys"; because their opinions are sycophantic and irrelevant. I want to read real reviews, that think about elements like character and plot and overall thematic direction. Not just "the action made my wee-wee hard and the popcorn was tasty!")

New KICK-ASS Red Band Trailer Hits (Article) - 2/19/2010 9:56:15 AM

Kick-Ass looks like you cleaned my ass with your face.

I would rather punch a teenager in the balls than watch that movie. I'd rather watch you choking on your own blood at the bottom of a staircase than listen to you tell me how "awesome" you think that garbage is. But maybe the movie will do real good and all the theaters will catch on fire, and the problem will just deal with itself.

Right Here, Right Now: A SPIDER-MAN Casting Rumor (Article) - 2/1/2010 8:46:10 AM

 Sandman should not be filmed. It's not one solid story, it's a collection of vast littler stories, with too many twists and turns, too much ambiguity and mystery, to turn into a big-budget hollywood film. Talking the way he does, Vaughn sounds like somebody who really doesn't understand how storytelling in comics actually works. 

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