Wednesday, March 03, 2010

The Dissector #151.

DISCLAIMER (angry creators, please read)


"I leave a lot behind, but never the whisky." John Constantine, Hellblazer #264.

Welcome to this column for comics released on 02/17, which is late, I know. The DT! for this week will have a deadline for next week's column, since we have another column coming out tomorrow. What about last week's DT!? Well, as usual, Lt. Cmdr. JohnnyDoe noticed that Superboy says he's whistling a note so high that not even Wonder Girl should be able to hear. She doesn't have super hearing, and while my friend Kal reminded me that Wonder Woman has enhanced senses, not only I don't think she has supersonic hearing, I don't think Cassie has the same powers. Kal then pointed out that Cassie might have potential higher power levels than Diana, as she is the daughter of Zeus; but still, while she might have the potential for those powers, she hasn't shown them at all.

Let's get on with The Dissector's Picks Of The Week, shall we? Best Book Of The Week was Doomwar #1. While Jonathan Maberry's Black Panther is not excellent, it's readable... but Doomwar? WHAM! Good art, great pacing and story. Just go read it, and you'll guess what I've chosen for Moment Of The Week from that book. Worst Book Of The Week? Outsiders #27. The art's not bad, but the story is b.o.r.i.n.g., I tell you. BTW, there's still time to vote on the 2009 Autopsy Awards, basically because I haven't gotten around to writing up the winners, so your vote can still count.

The Rundown: The Amazing Spider-Man (MJ's eyes are colored wrong), Avengers: The Initiative (Tigra's eyes are colored wrong, then change to their normal color), Avengers Vs. Atlas (Tony Stark's eyes are wrong), Batman: Streets Of Gotham (Batman's gloves are wrong), Black Widow: Deadly Origin (Natasha's eyes are wrong in some parts of the story), Black Widow And The Marvel Girls (Storm has never been a "refugee"), Captain America V1 (accented letters), Doomwar (Ororo and Logan have their eyes colored wrong, Wakandans are holding protest signs in English... AND IT'S WAKANDAN, NOT "WAKANDIAN"), Green Lantern V4 (Hal's badge), Green Lantern Corps V2 (Kilowog's badge, and "Lanterns Light" instead of "Lanterns' Light" in the multiple oath), The Incredible Hulk V1 (Banner's eyes are wrong), Psylocke (wrong eye colors for Matsu'o and Psylocke), Web Of Spider-Man V2 (Man Mountain Marko should have blue eyes, and Ben Reilly's eyes start off green, then change to his normal brown). Dissections now!

TITLE: Batman (DC).

ISSUE: 696.

CULPRIT: Tony S. Daniel (penciller).

DISSECTION: Look at this, let's start with the DT!, what do you see wrong here?

DISSECT-O-METER: 9 Bazzars. Batman's globes are wrong, and Robin's emblem is incorrect, as well.

TITLE: The Dissector (Studio Robota).

ISSUE: 147.

CULPRIT: MaGnUs (writer).

DISSECTION: I wrote "Star Trek: Deep Space: Nine Fool's Gold" instead of "Star Trek: Deep Space Nine: Fool's Gold". Of course, I noticed this while looking at my previous DS9: FG dissections, while writing up the ones in this column.


TITLE: The Dissector (Studio Robota).

ISSUE: 148.

CULPRIT: MaGnUs (writer).

DISSECTION: A few mistakes in that column: "So, how is a Norseman in the know this 600 years"; "This kind of illiterate moron spells like that"; and I left a couple of the ratings with the comics in The Rundown.

DISSECT-O-METER: 6 Bazzars each, just to be though on myself.

TITLE: Justice League Of America V2 (DC).

ISSUE: 42.

CULPRIT: Mark Bagley (penciller).

DISSECTION: Batman's chest emblem is wrong when the comic starts, and then changes... into another wrong version.

DISSECT-O-METER: 6 Bazzars. Batman's belt is also wrong, as well as Hal Jordan's badge, and Ray Palmer's eyes. What's odd is that Hal's badge is wrong on the cover, but almost right (enough to pass as right) inside the book, and both cover and interior art are credited to Mark Bagley.

TITLE: Star Trek: Deep Space: Nine Fool's Gold (IDW).

ISSUE: 03 of 04.

CULPRIT: David Messina (alternate cover artist).

DISSECTION: Messina gives Chief O'Brien the rank insignia of a Commander, when he's a Chief Petty Officer, and no matter how messed up O'Brien's rank insignia history has been, this is a hell of a mistake.

DISSECT-O-METER: 7 Bazzars. Oddly enough, I just realized that while the book is identified with its full name in the legal indicia, solicitations, and websites, but on the actual book covers it's only "Star Trek" large on one line, and "Deep Space Nine" smaller below it. Odd, isn't it? They're not doing that with ST: TNG: Ghosts, and I don't remember them doing it with previous TNG minis.

TITLE: Star Trek: Deep Space: Nine Fool's Gold (IDW).

ISSUE: 03 of 04.

CULPRIT: Fabio Mantovani & Davide Amici (colorists).

DISSECTION: I know DS9 is sometimes shorthanded, but why is there a blue-uniformed science or medical Starfleet crewmember working security?

This column has a 6.9 Bazzars in a total of thirty four dissections. High, kinda. Now, let's get this over, first we've got the Cover Of The Week, Doomwar #1, by Jelena Djurdjevic.

Great piece in this series of celebration of Marvel’s 70th anniversary, nice to see 80s Storm in a modern light. Now, Moments Of The Week, first up, hiring process in Tesladyne:

Remain Calm, Trust In Science. Of course, the other applicant got killed by the vampires. Next, more Doomwar:

You. Do. Not. Fuck. With. The. Wakandan. Royal. Family. Also, you don't mess with Spidey's home:

Badass. I think NYC is as much as part of Spider-Man as Gotham is part of Batman. And last, in every Earth, he's an addict:

Selling everything for bubblegum? Speedy, you've got a problem. That's it for now, until next time, I'll be on the outlook for more dissections, because (almost) nothing escapes...



emerre said...

The bullet should be deformed or something, right?

JohnnyDoe said...

Either what emerre said OR the fact that a fired bullet doesn't look like that. The one Dick is holding up hasn't been fired at all (which defines the purpose of having to get it out from the Batsuit).

MaGnUs said...

Technically, you're both right, so you're both getting badges for this. The bullet is not only deformed, it doesnt look fired at all, it still has the casing around it.

The artist was even kind enough to draw a rectangle around the dissection! :)

Wow, I just realized I wrote "Batman's globes" instead of "Batman's gloves"!