Wednesday, December 17, 2008

The Dissector #101.

DISCLAIMER (angry creators, please read)


"No more munchkins" Scarlet Witch Of The West, Avengers Fairy Tales #4.

No more munchkins... in my roleplaying games, thank you. Welcome to another issue of The Dissector; this time around with comics published on 11/12 (yes, yes, I'm still more than a month behind. Before we get on with the actual column; I'd like to say that last issue I made a mistake on how I wrote about Psylocke's powers. Snakebyte brought it to my attention; and I did argue with him about the finer points of the issue; I conceded that it was a mistake on my part. However, I do not think it merits an entry in this column, nor a rating; like I do sometimes with other errors that I notice or are brought to my attention.

Snakebyte, unfortunately, decided that he could tell me how to write my column and that if I did not report this mistake of mine as a dissection, I was an hypocrite and accused me of having claimed that I was infallible. I politely told him that he had no right to tell me how to write my column, or to call me a hypocrite, and that I never claimed to be perfect, quite the contrary. This lead to him saying he wouldn't read my column any longer... and that's that. You can read the whole thing here.

Well, let's get this party started... first come The Dissector's Picks Of The Week. Best Book Of The Week was Terra #1... fun plot, nice cheesecake art (more on that in the Moments Of The Week). Worst Book Of The Week was Superman & Batman Vs. Vampires & Werewolves... God, even the name is lame...

TITLE: Batman Confidential (DC).

ISSUE: 23.

CULPRIT: Andrew Kreisberg (writer) and/or Jared K. Fletcher (letterer).

DISSECTION: The Joker says "exremly", instead of "extremely".


TITLE: Superman & Batman Vs. Vampires & Werewolves (DC).

ISSUE: 03 of 06.

CULPRIT: Kevin VanHook (writer).

DISSECTION: I don't know what's worse, referring to werewolves as undead, or saying "the undead commune with nature".

DISSECT-O-METER: 10 Bazzars.

TITLE: Blue Beetle V8 (DC).

ISSUE: 07.

CULPRIT: John Rogers (writer).

DISSECTION: I had to resort to my Vault again, with books from 2006. In this case, the country is called Qurac, not "Qrac".

DISSECT-O-METER: 7 Bazzars. Also, "por supuesto no" is not a correct Spanish sentence.

TITLE: Green Lantern Corps V2 (DC).

ISSUE: 30.

CULPRIT: Peter J. Tomasi (writer).


DISSECT-O-METER: 7 Bazzars. Also on issue 5, from my Vault, but by Dave Gibbons.

TITLE: X-Men: Phoenix Warsong (Marvel).

ISSUE: 02 of 05.

CULPRIT: John Starr (colorist).

DISSECTION: More fun from the Vault. In this case, Ringo's son gives Colossus brown eyes, when his eyes are blue.


TITLE: X-Men V2 (Marvel).

ISSUE: 192.

CULPRIT: Mike Carey (writer)

DISSECTION: Two wrong uses of the Spanish language by Carey.

DISSECT-O-METER: 7 Bazzars each.

TITLE: Young Liars (DC/Vertigo)

ISSUE: 09.

CULPRIT: Jared K. Fletcher (letterer).

DISSECTION: And another one for Jared; this time, he uses an "Ñ" smaller than the rest of the letters in the sentence, to accomodate for the "accent mark" (which is not, it's a different letter, not an accented "N").

That's all the dissections for now; with an average of 6.9 in ten entries... oh, wait... where's the Dissect This!? It's hidden; it's a mistake of my own; which you'll only catch if you read this column and have read the previous ones... IE, it's not a mistake I made this time, but one made before... which is exposed in this issue. While you ponder that, here are the Moments Of The Week; first up, turning yourself into candy in a post-apocalyptic abandoned mall?

Bad idea, Grunge. Then, Superman's greatest superpower?

His spitcurl! And lastly, we men always enjoy cake:

Cheesecake, that is! Thank you, Amanda Conner. That's it for now, until next time, I'll be on the outlook for more dissections, because (almost) nothing escapes...



Emerre said...

Chem, sobre el "I KIND OF FORGET STUFF..." del # anterior, tenía entendido que CTDWN no formaba parte de la continuidad DC. Hay varias cosas bizarras que borraron, como que Olsen sabe que Clark es Superman.

MaGnUs said...

Emerre asks above if Countdown wasn supposed to be in continuity or not. The answer is yes; Countdown was very much in continuity; whatever Jimmy Olsen knew that he didn't seem to know afterwards is chalked up to the powers he had and what Darkseid did to him.

A lot of stuff in Countdown doesn't jive with continuity; but it is in continuity.

Gracias por el comment, Emerre.