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Spider-man Cartoon!

7 Aug


Currently Watching Spider-man the animated series on Netflix streaming and it is awesome. Sigh, 90’s nostalgia.

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The Race Issue: Spider-man

4 Aug

The issue of race in comics has been well documented. Even in this day and age there is a very polarizing nature in regards to race in comics. Publishers want to appeal to ethnic minorities and aren’t racist bigots (hopefully), but demand and the market is driven by Caucasian leads (who also happen to be male, but that’s another topic for another day).

I’m not going to talk about what the publishers should do, if they should spotlight more ethnic characters and diversify or not. No one’s really gonna win any votes arguing for racism, but again, I think the issue is more complex than just race. The truth is that outside of a few characters, the ones that sell well and maintain stability are those that have been around for a while. The Bruce Waynes and Peter Parkers are well known, have a solid fan demographic, rich history, and solid track records. This is obviously due to the times and places in which they were conceived as ideas and characters.

Having said all that, I still think Miles Morales is a fine choice to succeed Peter Parker as Spider-man. Just because it’s easier to swim with the current doesn’t mean you should. I think a lot of people are up in arms over the issue for very silly reasons (looking at you Glenn Beck). Some people are just irate that Spider-man isn’t white anymore. As if someone had just torched the American Flag and soiled some apple pie. Others think Marvel is just trying to be too politically correct. They jokingly argue that Mary Jane should be wheel chair bound and J. Jonah Jameson should be in a homosexual relationship with Robbie Roberston. There are even others who think the whole two ethnic diversities in one is equitable to killing two birds with one stone. Honestly, you guys really think Marvel is playing that angle to grasp at two different demographics through one character? Even if that were true, it should be a non-issue.

This is skin color folks, and people have to start to look past it or else this world really is a sad and ugly place.

New Comics Shipping 5/12/12

9 May

Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne #1

Just took a look at the comics shipping out this week for DC and man it’s gonna hurt the wallet.

DC COMICS

MAR100195 ADVENTURE COMICS #11 $3.99
FEB108511 AMERICAN VAMPIRE #1 2ND PRINTING (MR) $3.99
MAR100190 BATGIRL #10 $2.99
MAR100185 BATMAN #699 $2.99
MAR100178 BATMAN RETURN OF BRUCE WAYNE #1 (OF 6) $3.99
MAR100169 BIRDS OF PREY #1 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99
MAR100222 BOOSTER GOLD #32 $2.99
MAR100286 DANTES INFERNO #6 (OF 6) (MR) $3.99
MAR100303 DAYTRIPPER #6 (OF 10) (MR) $2.99
MAR100301 DMZ #53 (MR) $2.99
MAR100212 DOC SAVAGE #2 $3.99
FEB100231 EX MACHINA TP VOL 09 RING OUT THE OLD (MR) $14.99
MAR100298 FABLES #95 (RES) (MR) $2.99
FEB100158 FIRST WAVE #2 (OF 6) $3.99
MAR100171 FLASH #2 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99
MAR100287 FREE REALMS #9 (OF 12) $3.99
MAR100300 GREEK STREET #11 (MR) $2.99
MAR100257 HELLBLAZER #1 NEW PTG $1.00
MAR100226 HUMAN TARGET #4 (OF 6) $2.99
MAR100165 JUSTICE LEAGUE GENERATION LOST #1 (BRIGHTEST DAY) $2.99
MAR100220 MAGOG #9 $2.99
FEB100269 NOBODY TP (MR) $14.99
FEB100192 OUTSIDERS THE HUNT TP $14.99
FEB100193 QUESTION TP VOL 06 THE PEACEMAKER $19.99
MAR100232 REBELS #16 $2.99
MAR100275 SCOOBY DOO #156 $2.50
MAR100209 SHIELD #9 $3.99
JAN100307 SUPERBOY THE BOY OF STEEL HC $19.99
MAR100201 SUPERMAN WAR OF THE SUPERMEN #2 (OF 4) $2.99
MAR100174 TITANS VILLIANS FOR HIRE SPECIAL #1 $4.99
MAR100313 UNWRITTEN #13 (MR) $2.99
FEB100200 WONDER WOMAN WARKILLER TP $14.99

Holy crap. I’ll probably be picking up:

Adventure Comics 11, Batman 699, Batman: Return of Bruce Wayne 1 (of 6), Birds of Prey 01 (Brightest Day Tie-In), Booster Gold 32, Flash 02 (Brightest Day Tie-In), Justice League: Generations Lost 01 (of 26), (Brightest Day Tie-In), Superman: War of the Supermen 02 (of 4), and Titans: Villains for Hire Special 01. Will most likely pick up Amazing Spider-man #631 and maybe Black Widow #2.   Let me know what you all plan to pick up in the comments!

Astonishing Spidey & Wolvey #1

6 May

Another Fine Mess Part One

What can I say? Spider-Man and Wolverine together in a brand new continuity light book? Sign me up. After reading the previews I thought the book would be pretty awesome. I imagined Spidey and Logan basically getting themselves into all kinds of trouble romping through the streets of New York defending an onslaught by the sinister six, teaming up to stop a runaway Juggernaut, or stopping the Kingpin’s weekly plan to take the city for himself.

Obviously this is just the first issue so I totally understand the draw of setting up the comic with a bizarre plot twist, but right from the get go, opening the comic up, I was caught holding my breathe for a bit longer than I’d hoped.

So what’s the deal?

Spidey and Wolverine get thrown back in time? Really? Is getting lost in time the new thing to do in comic books? I mean, the first few panels with a seemingly caveman Spider-Man and Wolverine really had me wondering…I really thought for a second that it was meant as more of a joke. Almost a satire if you will, but then it sunk in and well I’d have to say that I’m pretty glad they were able to get back to present day by the end of the comic, albeit with a few consequences due to their tampering with the past.

So…Storywise I wasn’t very impressed. It wasn’t just the whole trapped in time bit that I’m worried about. It was just the story itself. It wasn’t that engaging or exciting. For a first issue I expected some ridiculousness especially considering the two protagonists. I expected Wolverine doing what he does (kicking ass and taking names) and Spidey to provide the comical wise cracking atmosphere we’ve all grown accustomed to. Maybe that’s my problem, maybe I had already expected this comic to be something it isn’t? Either way, I’ll be picking up the second issue just to see where all of this goes and hopefully it picks up.

Oh, and the art by Adam was definitely great, very clean and stylized. Definitely liked that. So tell me what all of you thought of the book! Liked it? Didn’t like it? Agree/Disagree??

 


Wednesday is here!

5 May

Comic Pile

Alright, It’s Wednesday and I’ve just gotten back from the LCS. Picked up Brightest Day #1, Red Robin #12, War of The Supermen #1, Astonishing Spider-Man & Wolverine #1, Batman and Robin #12, Amazing Spider-Man #630, and Secret Six #21. Let me know what you guys ended up getting and what series I’m missing out on!

Gonna try to get a review or two up later, so stay tuned!