Sunday, February 19, 2006

I am Batman

Sadly though, I am not millionaire Bruce Wayne, just the kick ass part...although havin lots of money is pretty kick ass, but whatever. I've been a bit addicted to Batman: The Animated Series, which is, and i dont think I'm exaggerating here, the best cartoon ever made. Great story, great art (I love Bruce Timm), and each episode is like a mini movie. And the "Heart of Ice" episode is just amazingly awesome, Mr. Freeze has never been so cool(pun not intended). This is the show that made Batman and actually showed him correctly. No incarnation will ever match up to it.

Well, I figure I'll do a quick rundown of this past week's comics, I know its a bit late, but I've been busy with Batman things. This is a lighter week than last so prepare to read less.

First off is Marvel stuff. We're now past the mid way point on X-Men: Deadly Genesis(4 of 6) which is supposed to be this awful thing that professor Xavier has done in the past, but thus far, nothing is really that awful. I mean, he acts like a bit of a jerk and all, but I don't hate him or anything. Apparently the ending to this issue has been all over the interweb for some time, I never saw it, but it is a bit surprising and it'll be interesting how the fit everything in with continuity. Overall, this issue wasn't as great as previous efforts, but still keeps me interested enough to finish it out. Next is The New Avengers. For those that don't know, the old ones died so now they have "NEW" ones. This was a good read, although a bit out of date with the post "House of M" thing. Click the link and watch the videos with house of m in the title to get caught up on that. It is very cinematic in style and the art is amazing, and Alpha Flight makes a brief appearance...I wont go into the end of said appearance. Nice issue but I'm looking forward to the next one to explain what the hell is going on.

Wow, that was pretty long for just two comics...the IDW ones will be a bit shorter. First the two liscenced products: Transformers: Beast Wars - THe Gathering, longest title possible. It's based on the CGI show from a few years back, which was awesome by the way, and takes place either before all the stuff from the show or after...im not so clear on that one. This wasn't very interesting and I doubt I'll pick up the rest of this mini. Now, Metal Gear Solid: Sons of Liberty, second longest title possible. It's based on the PS2 game from Konami and famed creator Hideo Kojima. Now this is interesting because it makes Raiden somewhat likeable and coolifies the convoluted story from the game. With Fatman taken care of, I'm interested to see where this is gonna go.

Finally we have the comic of the month. I know it's not the end of the month but it doesn't matter: Supermarket. It involves New York (futuristically i think), the Yakuza, a girl whos family is murdered, and some a-freakin-mazing art. Written by Brian Wood(of DMZ fame) this is not one to be missed. Great storytelling sells this book and the characters and Brian Wood is becoming a favorite writer of mine and I'm really diggin IDW.

Well, not quite as short as I'd originally hoped, but there you have it. Now I will be launching a new feature on here soon but you need to be an Awesomely Cool Member to see it. More details on both of them shortly. Well, I'm off to stop the riddler...or something.

a drunkards dream if i ever did see one

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