Tuesday, August 21, 2007

The Nitpicker #35.

"Look at the Concorde: you used to be able to cross the Atlantic in three hours flat. Then the cunts stuck the future in a museum."

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[[WARNING! THIS COLUMN MIGHT CONTAIN SPOILERS!]]

Sorry for missing out last week, so this week you'll get a double ration of The Nitpicker. I was sick, and didn't spend much time at the computer, plus all my notes were at my office computer, so, I wouldn't have been able to write this even if I wanted. The quote of the week comes from last week's The Boys #9, by Garth Ennis, and it comes from the mouth of Billy Butcher. It reflects that sentiment I've told you about that I have about progress and science.

Last column's Spot The Nit was a hard one, and nobody got it (though a million guesses where thrown at me). It was from issue 3 of 4 of Black Canary V3, and I even told you it was a pencilling mistake by Tom Derenick, that garnered 6 Bazzars. The nit in question was that Merlyn's gloves don't cover the fingers an archery glove should. An archer's glove covers the index, middle and ring finger (and then, only of the drawing hand). Merlyn is wearing gloves on both hands (which can be an aesthetic choice), and they cover his thumbs, index and middle fingers. Like I always said, a little research doesn't hurt. It took me less than five minutes to see many examples of archery gloves on a Google image search.

What were The Nitpicker's Picks for last week (well, the week before, actually)? Best book goes to Omega Flight #5 of 5, which wrapped up a great mini, which should have been an ongoing. Michael Avon Oeming penned a tight script, his only fault being that he's worked too much with Bendis and what could have been a two or three issue arc turned into a five-issue story. And the art team of Scott Kolins (penciller/inker) and Brian Reber (colorist), not to mention the VC's Cory Petit in charge of the lettering; well... what else is there to say than show you the two-page spread the book ends with:


The pick for worst week of the book goes to JLA: Classified #41. Again, it's a two-issue story that was expanded into five issues, and it's nowhere as good as Omega Flight was to get a pass. Carlos D'anda draws funnny (in the bad way) faces like the Superman below, and a team that should have no trouble at all taking Kid Amazo gets reduce to a bunch of whimpering idiots (such as having Green Lantern and Martian Manhunter almost cry when Batman and Superman are out for the count). And don't even get me started on Milligan's excuse for philosophical depth...


Ok, short intro this time, let's get on with the nits, shall we?
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"I ALSO BUILT BROTHER EYE, MY DEAR CHAP!"

TITLE: Batman Confidential.

ISSUE: 08.

CULPRIT: Michael Green (writer).

NIT-TO-PICK: So, according to pages 7, 8 and 21 (among others), we're supposed to believe that Alfred is capable of building a computer that, in his own words interfaces "six different experimental, next-generation technologies simultaneously, not one of them fully tested...", even if "The qubits on the quantum chips seem dodgy at the current operating temperature... the neural net continues to mire in local minima and refuses to generalize beyond the training set...", and he is "building a machine that has never--not even in the imaginations of the engineers of its component parts--yet existed."

Of course, it's natural that he'd "win the bloody Nobel for it if it wouldn't compromise some of your (Batman's) more sensitive secrets." I'm willing to believe that Alfred, who was a spy and actor before being a butler, can teach Batman about disguises, acting, spy techniques, etc. I buy that he can have medical training enough to patch up Batman most of the times he's injured. I buy that he's even a great butler, to boot, and that, from working many, many years with Batman, he's at least familiar with all of Bruce's bat-tools... but this is too much.

NIT-O-METER: 8 Bazzars.
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"MY EYES USED TO BE BLUE, BUT ALL THE RADIATION FROM COMPUTER MONITORS TURNED THEM GREEN!"

TITLE: Batman Confidential.

ISSUE: 08.

CULPRIT: I.L.L (colorists).

NIT-TO-PICK: Alfred's eyes, on page 8, are colored green, when he's part of the 99% of characters in superhero comics that have blue eyes, of course.

NIT-O-METER: 5 Bazzars.
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"FOUNTAIN OF YOUTH IS A GREAT BEER...""

TITLE: Black Adam: The Dark Age.

ISSUE: 01 of 06.

CULPRIT: Dough Mahnke (penciller) and/or Nathan Eyring (colorist).

NIT-TO-PICK: Page 5, panel two, Ted Grant, aka Wildcat, looks nothing like himself, but he also has completely brown hair, instead of his grey temples. Oh, thanks to the writer and letter of this book for writing "piƱata" correctly.

NIT-O-METER: 7 Bazzars, it goes up, even if it's a different colorist and book.
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"WE DON'T LIKE THAT COLOR."

TITLE: Black Adam: The Dark Age.

ISSUE: 01 of 06.

CULPRIT: Nathan Eyring (colorist).

NIT-TO-PICK: The US soldiers guarding Kahndaq's border with (presumably) Bialya, shown on pages 9 and 10, should be working as part of the UN's peacekeeping force (as are the soldiers later seen guarding the tomb of Isis and Osiris on page 11), yet they're wearing black berets, instead of UN blue berets. I don't even know (nor do I care at this point) if there's any US Army unit that actually wears black berets. Oh, by the way.. at the end of the book there's an ad for a Suicide Squad limited series written by John Ostrander... yeeeeeeessssssss!

NIT-O-METER: 8 Bazzars.
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"DOWN WITH GLOVE."

TITLE: Black Canary V3.

ISSUE: 03 of 04.

CULPRIT: Tom Derenick (penciller).

NIT-TO-PICK: Look at this page, you know it well if you read the previous Nitpicker issue. On the last panel Merlyn has a full glove, instead of one with only three fingers. Thanks to Tylo for spotting this, among the myriad wrong guesses for last column's Spot The Nit, even if it wasn't the nit I was looking for, I missed this one, so he gets a HNS Badge. Welcome to the HNS Corps, Ensign Tylo!


NIT-O-METER: 8 Bazzars.
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"HAT TRICK."

TITLE: Countdown.

ISSUE: 39.

CULPRIT: Jim Calafiore (penciller).

NIT-TO-PICK: This nit is actually from last week's Countdown, and as much as Calafiore drew The Question correctly, and the colorist of last issue colored her well, they added a hat that was nowhere to be seen in #40's disgusting debacle, and it's gone again for issue 38.

NIT-O-METER: 3 Bazzars.
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"IS LIGHTNING IN YOUR CHEST OR ARE YOU JUST HAPPY TO SEE ME?"

TITLE: Countdown.

ISSUE: 38.

CULPRIT: Tom Chu (colors).

NIT-TO-PICK: Damn, it seems like Countdown has at least one nit every single week... and it's Tom Chu again!!!! On page 7, Mary Marvel's lightning emblem is colored wrong on panel four. Her lightning is yellow, with a different tone of yellow outlining it, yet on this panel, it's black with a yellow outline.

NIT-O-METER: 4 Bazzars.
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"WHAT R YOU DOING?"

TITLE: Countdown.

ISSUE: 39.

CULPRIT: Jesus Saiz (penciller).

NIT-TO-PICK: From page 15 on, Robin's emblem is wrong, he has the one from his previous costume. See below, right, the emblem from his current costume, and on the left, the one they drew on this issue.


NIT-O-METER: 4 Bazzars.
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"SPOT IT IF YOU CAN."

TITLE: Countdown.

ISSUE: 39.

CULPRIT: Jimmy Palmiotti & Justin Gray (writers). It's doubtful that Paul Dini writes the actual script.

NIT-TO-PICK: Time to Spoooooooooooot The Niiiiiiiiiiiiit! Ok folks, this time it's a writing nit, but it's pretty blatant. Look at this page below and see if you can spot the nit.


NIT-O-METER: 8 Bazzars.
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"PZYLOCKE."

TITLE: Exiles.

ISSUE: 97.

CULPRIT: Chris Claremont (writer) and/or Simon Bowland (letterer).

NIT-TO-PICK: On page 4, Psylocke says her name is "Elisabeth", when her name is "Elizabeth".

NIT-O-METER: 3 Bazzars.
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"WHAT ARE HIS POWERS AGAIN?"

TITLE: Exiles.

ISSUE: 97.

CULPRIT: Chris Claremont (writer).

NIT-TO-PICK: Page 6, it says that Longshot's powers are based on empathy, which is not true. Longshot can read recent memories from a person by touch, and has the power of psychometry, which does read emotional imprints left on an object; but he's never displayed anything like Empathy, and his other powers (luck, agility, etc) have nothing to do with empathy.

NIT-O-METER: 6 Bazzars.
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"WHATEVER HIS NAME IS..."

TITLE: Gen13 V6.

ISSUE: 11.

CULPRIT: Gail Simone (writer).

NIT-TO-PICK: On page 19, Freefall refers to Daybreaker as "that Midnighter guy"; granted, she could be referring to his counterpart in her universe, but it seems unlikely.

NIT-O-METER: 4 Bazzars.
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"MINDFREAK!"

TITLE: Green Arrow Year One.

ISSUE: 03 of 06.

CULPRIT: Andy Diggle (writer).

NIT-TO-PICK: On page 17, Hackett calls Ollie a "lone mentalist with a Robin Hood fixation"... Mentalist?!?!?!?

NIT-O-METER: 6 Bazzars.
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"PINK, IS MY FAVORITE COLOR..."

TITLE: Green Lantern V4.

ISSUE: 22.

CULPRIT: Moose Baumann (colorist).

NIT-TO-PICK: Amon Sur's skin is colored pink, almost fuchsia on page 8, when Ungarans have red skin.

NIT-O-METER: 6 Bazzars. Come on Moose, I expected better of... no, actually I'm surprised there's no other coloring nits in the book.
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"I DYED IT AT SUPERSPEED, THEN BLEACHED IT AGAIN."

TITLE: JLA: Classified.

ISSUE: 41.

CULPRIT: I.L.L. (colorist).

NIT-TO-PICK: Page 14, panel 4, Kid Amazo's hair is black instead of blond.

NIT-O-METER: 5 Bazzars.
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"O.N.E. M.O.R.E. T.I.M.E."

TITLE: Omega Flight.

ISSUE: 05 of 5 (I erroneously labeled it as a six issue miniseries in the past).

CULPRIT: Andy Schmidt & John Barber (editors) and/or Will Panzo (assistant editor), or whoever writes the recap pages.

NIT-TO-PICK: U.S.Agent, not USAgent.

NIT-O-METER: 10 Bazzars, for repeat offense.
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"THEM FUNKY LOOKING SPIKEY THINGIES RAPHAEL HAD."

TITLE: Outsiders: Five Of A Kind.

ISSUE: 02 of 05.

CULPRIT: Kevin Sharpe (penciller).

NIT-TO-PICK: The art and story this time is much better, but still, on page 3, one of the guys attacking Katana is wielding a pair of sai. Not only those are the worslt-drawn sai ever (they have an arrow shaped tip, and the central shaft is shorter than the handles, but the guy is holding them as you would hold knives. This is how you hold a sai:


You can strike with the pommel; and you can use them to parry swords or other weapons... that's why you hold them like this, not like knives.

NIT-O-METER: 8 Bazzars, a little research doesn't hurt, remember?
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"MARVEL, SHAZAM, IT'S THE SAME!"

TITLE: Outsiders: Five Of A Kind.

ISSUE: 02 of 05.

CULPRIT: Tony Bedard (writer).

NIT-TO-PICK: On page 32, Batman refers to Billy Batson as "Marvel"... I refuse to believe that he doesn't know what's going on, that Billy is Shazam now.

NIT-O-METER: 10 Bazzars.
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"THE POWERS THAT R."

TITLE: Powers V2.

ISSUE: 25.

CULPRIT: Brian Michael Bendis (writer) and/or Chris Eliopoulos (letterer).

NIT-TO-PICK: Page 2, panel 4, Detective Walker says "You're powers don't work here.", when it should be "Your powers..."

NIT-O-METER: 2 Bazzars.
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"I'M DRAWING A BLANK HERE."

TITLE: Ultimate X-Men.

ISSUE: 85.

CULPRIT: Yanick Paquette (penciller) and/or Stephane Peru (colorist).

NIT-TO-PICK: In the spread on pages 4 and 5, Wolverine's eyes are completely white, with no pupils at all.

NIT-O-METER: 8 Bazzars.
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"198, 197, 196..."

TITLE: X-Factor V3.

ISSUE: 22.

CULPRIT: Peter David (writer).

NIT-TO-PICK: On page 16, Josef Huber say that world mutant population has dropped to "198"; Marvel has said time and again that 198 is not an actual amount, but a figure of speech. Marvel's people said at the recent X-Men panel at WizardWorld Chicago that "The 198 is not a definite number, but 300 would be the upper limit.", and before that, at San Diego, Warren Ellis (who'll write Astonishing X-Men, yay for that) said "198 was the number of surviving mutants post-House of M, but, really, who did that count? I'm not saying that new mutants will be popping out of the woodwork, but there's some serious geopolitical blinkers happening, still. Do you really think Nigeria or Zimbabwe are capable or willing to count mutant heads?"

NIT-O-METER: 10 Bazzars.
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This week (this issue) we have just a regular 6.3 Bazzars average. Let me know if you spot the nit, you have until Thursday or Friday when I post the next column. That's it for now, until next week, I'll be on the outlook for more nits, because (almost) nothing escapes...

THE NITPICKER!

14 comments:

Miss Kitty Fantastico said...

Well, there's one nit - the page for Spot The Nit isn't showing up, heh. (And getting really picky, the Mary Marvel error you spotted is on page 6, not 7.) Speaking of Countdown, there's a Mary Marvel Boot Error too, which I alluded to in feedback for the previous column: on page 11 (where she punches the big purple slug) the colour tints on her boots are purple like the slug, rather than the same shade of blue as her costume as they are in the rest of the issue.

And another one, for Incredible Hulk #109 this time, penciler Carlo Pagulayan: Thunderbolt Ross's command helicopter looks like a Huey (or whatever that Vietnam-era thing is, I'm not really a helicopter enthusiast), which is close enough to the sleek Huey-like chopper in World War Hulk #3 - but the gunships around it are clearly RAH-66 Comanches, whereas in WWH#3 they're AH-64 Apaches, quite different designs. Incidentally, the Comanches appeared in the Hulk movie, so while they're not the right choppers to match WWH, at least there's a reason Pagulayan chose them.

Oh, also, there was a panel in Annihilation: Conquest - Quasar #2 where Phyla's nipples weren't showing through her costume. Not sure if that's a nit or not - I hope it doesn't catch on though, it makes sense the way they're drawing her normally. It's cold in outer space, after all...

MaGnUs said...

Miss Kitty Fantastico said "Well, there's one nit - the page for Spot The Nit isn't showing up, heh."

Damn MKF, that was quick, you posted this what, five minutes after I blogged? There, fixed.

Miss Kitty Fantastico said "(And getting really picky, the Mary Marvel error you spotted is on page 6, not 7.)."

It's page 7 if you count the cover as page 1, like I usually do.

Miss Kitty Fantastico said "Speaking of Countdown, there's a Mary Marvel Boot Error too, which I alluded to in feedback for the previous column: on page 11 (where she punches the big purple slug) the colour tints on her boots are purple like the slug, rather than the same shade of blue as her costume as they are in the rest of the issue."

I'll have to check that, in any case, it's not the boot heel problems I had reported previously. I was left wondering what you had meant when I finished writing up those Countdown nits. Shade of blue? Her costume is black, to me.

Miss Kitty Fantastico said "And another one, for Incredible Hulk #109 this time, penciler Carlo Pagulayan: Thunderbolt Ross's command helicopter looks like a Huey (or whatever that Vietnam-era thing is, I'm not really a helicopter enthusiast), which is close enough to the sleek Huey-like chopper in World War Hulk #3 - but the gunships around it are clearly RAH-66 Comanches, whereas in WWH#3 they're AH-64 Apaches, quite different designs. Incidentally, the Comanches appeared in the Hulk movie, so while they're not the right choppers to match WWH, at least there's a reason Pagulayan chose them.."

I know jack about helicopters, but I'll check this out too.

Miss Kitty Fantastico said "Oh, also, there was a panel in Annihilation: Conquest - Quasar #2 where Phyla's nipples weren't showing through her costume. Not sure if that's a nit or not - I hope it doesn't catch on though, it makes sense the way they're drawing her normally. It's cold in outer space, after all...."

Heh, it might be the cold, yes... but I'm not reading Conquest because I haven't read the first Annihilation stuff yet. But thanks for the heads up.

Miss Kitty Fantastico said...

Oh, okay - I've always just counted the cover as 'the cover', based on everyone talking about issues being 22 pages. Anyway - yes, it's not Mary's boot heel, but it's the boot nonetheless. I think the boots are cursed. Or possibly some kind of shapeshifter.

They (and the rest of her costume) are 'black', but they're not coloured as solid black - there's a highlight/tint (whatever you want to call it) of cold blue to give it some definition. In that one panel, the tint is the same purple used on the monster right beside her boots on the page, so it looks like the colourist just goofed.

On further thought, I'm not sure that Spot The Nit on the previous week is really a nit. True, his gloves aren't proper archery gloves - but neither are those worn by the archer guy in the JLA, I'm not sure Green Arrow's are either, or the Hawkeye in Young Avengers - the other Hawkeye, whatever he's calling himself nowadays, didn't even wear gloves. Maybe all these super-archer people are just so good they don't need gloves to use bows continuously without messing up their fingers. If Merlyn's glove is intended to be an archer's glove in design, then it's a nit on the part of whoever first draw his costume, but I'd say the artist from last week's column was doing their job by reproducing the guy's costume as established - whether the purpose of the costume gloves makes sense or not. No-one ever said superhero costumes had to make sense for what they're used for...

Can't pick the nit in the Spot The Nit page - the use of 'intranet' raised my hackles, seeing as that's often mistakenly used by writers who think it's the same as 'internet', but it seems to make sense in this case.

MaGnUs said...

Miss Kitty Fantastico said "Oh, okay - I've always just counted the cover as 'the cover', based on everyone talking about issues being 22 pages. Anyway - yes, it's not Mary's boot heel, but it's the boot nonetheless. I think the boots are cursed. Or possibly some kind of shapeshifter."

Watch out Mary, you're not alone!

Miss Kitty Fantastico said "They (and the rest of her costume) are 'black', but they're not coloured as solid black - there's a highlight/tint (whatever you want to call it) of cold blue to give it some definition."

Yes, that's true.

Miss Kitty Fantastico said "On further thought, I'm not sure that Spot The Nit on the previous week is really a nit. True, his gloves aren't proper archery gloves - but neither are those worn by the archer guy in the JLA, I'm not sure Green Arrow's are either, or the Hawkeye in Young Avengers - the other Hawkeye, whatever he's calling himself nowadays, didn't even wear gloves. Maybe all these super-archer people are just so good they don't need gloves to use bows continuously without messing up their fingers. If Merlyn's glove is intended to be an archer's glove in design, then it's a nit on the part of whoever first draw his costume, but I'd say the artist from last week's column was doing their job by reproducing the guy's costume as established - whether the purpose of the costume gloves makes sense or not. No-one ever said superhero costumes had to make sense for what they're used for..."

I get what you mean. Green Arrow and Hawkeye have usually worn full gloves, but if you're going to draw gloves on an archer that don't have all the fingers, then it's clear you're trying to draw an archer's glove. And Jock got it right in that week's issue of Green Arrow Year One, so others could do it too.

Miss Kitty Fantastico said "Can't pick the nit in the Spot The Nit page - the use of 'intranet' raised my hackles, seeing as that's often mistakenly used by writers who think it's the same as 'internet', but it seems to make sense in this case."

Yes, in this case, I believe it's used to say that Calculator was getting into Oracle's systems through the internet, and from there into her intranet. I still say that she shouldn't have the files he's after in a computer even connected to outside power, since people have powers or technology that'd allow them access... but that's not the nit in this case.

Oh, and I just remembered you're in Australia, it's the evening for ya and that's why you're commenting at this hour... have a beer for me, will ya?

Gail Simone said...

This is, to my memory, the third nit I think you guys have gotten dead wrong on my stuff. You need better picking! :)

Freefall is not referring to Daybreaker or some otherworldly Midnighter. She is in fact referring to the REAL Midnighter, just as written. He was the first to warn them of their danger to the multiverse a couple issues back.

BAD nit-picker! BAD!

Gail

Gail Simone said...

But good catch on the Oracle scan, if it's the same nit I'm thinking of. I've made that mistake a couple times myself, unfortunately!

Gail

Miss Kitty Fantastico said...

Holy crap, you get feedback from Gail Simone? Dude! :)

I took another look at that Countdown page... you don't mean that there's no periods in NASA, do you? So far as I know, there's not meant to be - it's an acronym, but the agency's logo and press uses 'NASA', I think it's fair to say it's passed into common use as a 'word' of sorts. I must be missing something, I can't find an 8-Bazzar nit otherwise... I'd have put a comma after 'somewhat flawed', but that's pretty minor... Nah, I'm stumped.

MaGnUs said...
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MaGnUs said...

Gail Simone (no really, it's her) said "This is, to my memory, the third nit I think you guys have gotten dead wrong on my stuff. You need better picking! :) Freefall is not referring to Daybreaker or some otherworldly Midnighter. She is in fact referring to the REAL Midnighter, just as written. He was the first to warn them of their danger to the multiverse a couple issues back."

"You guys"? I'm just the one guy Gail, handsome and intelligent, but just one man. Thank you very much for dropping by... I admit that I think I missed an issue or two of Gen13, but I did allow for Roxy to be refering to the actual Midnighter, and that's why I only gave it 4 Bazzars. In this case, I am willing to publicly retract on my next column, since I goofed up.

As for the other times I've picked on you, you (or your letterer) did use the word "plain" instead of "plane" in Atom (great book, BTW) on issue 7 and 11; in Birds Of Prey #104 you used "Azerbaijani" as the country name instead of "Azerbaijan"; on Secret Six #2 you said that the Himalayas stretch "across five nations", when it stretches across six: Bhutan, China, India, Nepal, Pakistan and Afghanistan.", and finally, the Spanish dialogue in the Villains United Special was really wrong... to your defense, as you said on Newsarama, you did check with somebody who supposedly speaks Spanish...

And I usually say stuff like "Sorry Gail, you know I don't like to pick on you.", because I really think you're a very talented writer... I even defended you when in Wizard 169 Chris Ward called you "Gale". :P

Gail Simone said "BAD nit-picker! BAD!"

*whimpers and curls up at Gail's feet to avoid the rolled up newpaper* (not to nitpick, but I'm the Nitpicker, not the nit-picker..) :P

Gail Simone said "But good catch on the Oracle scan, if it's the same nit I'm thinking of. I've made that mistake a couple times myself, unfortunately!"

Hmm... no, I don't think it's something you would have done on Birds, as I'm pretty sure the Legion never appeared in that book (hint, hint)... but I have only started reading Birds recently... Thank you very much again for dropping by, I don't usually find nits in your books, but I now read all of them (Birds, Atom, Tranquility and Gen13, and Wonder Woman, waiting for you to take over that one), so you might find yourself here now and then. You are one of the few creators to have your own tag in this blog!

Lastly, allow me to invite you over to a new Newsarama-like site, The Independent Comics Site, we'd be honored to have you in the forums there.

Miss Kitty Fantastico said "Holy crap, you get feedback from Gail Simone? Dude! :)"

Dude, yeah! She's wonderful, and it's not the first time, she commented on one of my columns about a year and a half ago on Newsarama.

Miss Kitty Fantastico said "I took another look at that Countdown page... you don't mean that there's no periods in NASA, do you? So far as I know, there's not meant to be - it's an acronym, but the agency's logo and press uses 'NASA', I think it's fair to say it's passed into common use as a 'word' of sorts. I must be missing something, I can't find an 8-Bazzar nit otherwise... I'd have put a comma after 'somewhat flawed', but that's pretty minor...

Nah, it's not that.... it's about a concept, not about grammar or spelling (another hint!).

Gail Simone said...

Ah!

Well, Oracle's got handles on the back of her wheelchair, which she never is supposed to have, so it's a BONUS nit-pick!

And plus, no worries, I really like this site!

MaGnUs said...

Well, if I was in a wheelchair, I'd like there to be handles on the back so if I'm unconscious or the chair's power's out somebody can cart me around in case of emergency.

Plus, she might have a spare chair around that does have handles... but how could you> make that mistake, wouldn't it be the artists' error? Or have you specifically written scripts with things like "Dinah rests her hand on one of Babs' chair handles"?

I really like this site!

Oh... wow... I am really, truly honored! This mean you're a regular reader? Regular or ocassional, I do appreciate you taking the time to read my humble column and post a few words (some even kind to me) on it.

The Guvnor Paul C said...

Hmm, it wouldn't let me leave comments last night, it kept showing a blank page after I clicked on "Publish Your Comment".

Anyhow, good stuff as usual. I agree that Omega Flight came together nicely at the end but I think Marvel dropped the ball on this one. It well should be an ongoing as it had healthy sales and had top creators working on it. The art in particular was fantastic. But you just knew that the U.S.Agent nit would crop up again.

I'm going to take a stab in the dark about Spot The Nit, is it that her intranet can not be hacked as it is only contained within a local area network. Or is it that the virus would corrupt and destroy the files, making them useless. But they are just guesses.

Dragon Comics said...

Spot the nit:
It's because a virus can't be carnivore?

If it is, it's a very silly nit.

Wow! Gail is here. Are all the writers secretly reading the blog?

jeje
Nos vemos,
Roy
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MaGnUs said...

The Guvnor Paul C said "Hmm, it wouldn't let me leave comments last night, it kept showing a blank page after I clicked on "Publish Your Comment"."

Stupid blogger... this thing needs a "quote" function for the comments, among other things.

The Guvnor Paul C said "Anyhow, good stuff as usual. I agree that Omega Flight came together nicely at the end but I think Marvel dropped the ball on this one. It well should be an ongoing as it had healthy sales and had top creators working on it. The art in particular was fantastic. But you just knew that the U.S.Agent nit would crop up again."

They did dropped the ball... hopefully in the future they'll do an ongoing. There is going to be a Guardian mini soon, though. And yes, that U.S.Agent thing wouldn't go away.

The Guvnor Paul C said "I'm going to take a stab in the dark about Spot The Nit, is it that her intranet can not be hacked as it is only contained within a local area network. Or is it that the virus would corrupt and destroy the files, making them useless. But they are just guesses. "

And wrong ones, I'm afraid. The intranet can't be hacked in real life, but in the DC universe, with fantastic technology and superpowers and all that, they can probably hack it through power lines and such (even I'd have that info on a disk, disconnected from the rest of the world, even to an intranet)... and virus, I'm not so knowledgeable, but in the broadest sense, you can consider spyware that steals info a virus, can't you?

None of those are nits, to me, at least, so no, you're guesses aren't hitting the mark. Check back on the replies I made to Gail's comments, and you'll find a clue.

Roy said "It's because a virus can't be carnivore?"

Nyet.

Roy said "Wow! Gail is here. Are all the writers secretly reading the blog?"

Maybe they are, and they're all collecting evidence and polishing their baseball bats waiting for they I finally break in to the comics industry, so they can ambush me at my first convention. Well, I'd gladly take a beating from them if it means I'm in.... Besides, I can take Chris Claremont... how big is Moose Baumann?