Thursday, October 27, 2011

Tatooine Twin Suns

I just read Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost. Good book; I love being back in the New Republic era... but I did have two problems with the art... two with the art, and another with the color.

Paul Gulacy's art is as beautiful as always, he captures the feel of the Star Wars galaxy perfectly. However, his attempt to make Leia look slightly older (although she's no older than 32 at this point, and they have advanced medical tech) fails miserably. She looks great in the rest of the pages she's in, but in this particular extreme close-up, she looks... fugly.

Look at her! The wrinkles in the corner of her eyes are okay, the expression lines around her mouth too... but her teeth are too uneven, her lips (particularly her upper lip) are disgustingly thin, and her nose is crooked.

What the fuck, Paul?

Then there's Luke. Again, he's got way too many wrinkles all over his face. Being thirteen years after Episode IV, he's (like Leia) 32 years old (they were born 19 years before that episode); but he looks like he's from the New Jedi Order era, a good ten years later... and that's not even taking into account, once more, the advanced medical technology the Star Wars universe has. But his aged face is not the only thing... look at his hair. He doesn't look much, facially, like Mark Hammil, but that's not necessarily bad. The hair color, however, is wrong. That's Leia's hair color... Luke has sand blond hair... as anyone who's seen the movies knows.

I'm not even asking you to have read other comics or seen novel covers, colorist Michael Bartolo. Just watch the movies. At least the first one...

(From Star Wars: Crimson Empire III - Empire Lost #1, October 2011.)

That's What I Call An Office!

Wolverine & The X-Men #1 was a great read (though I don't care much for the art style, I must say); and I loved that Jason Aaron remembered Iceman is an accountant and put him in charge of math classes and the school's financial paperwork. But I also love that Headmaster Logan's office features a wet bar:

(From Wolverine & The X-Men #1, October 2011.)

Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Spider-Island Climax!

So, I just read The Amazing Spider-Man #679... here are a couple of moments and a dissection:

Yeah, "shared a toothbrush"...

What's a "Capatain"?
(Writer: Dan Slott.)

And that was a great climax!!! Tender MJ moment, too.

(From The Amazing Spider-Man #672, October 2011.)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Really, Marvel?

Really, Marvel? A @#@$%ing magical dwarf that wants to quit drinking? First Wolverine can't smoke, and now this?

(From Invincible Iron Man #509, October 2011.)

Friday, October 21, 2011

Out Of The Mouths Of Jesters...

Bobby speaks the truth.

(From Uncanny X-Men V1 #544 October, 2011.)

Thursday, October 20, 2011

Pretty Dicky Move...

Come on! Fred was only trying to protect his newly-gained sentience!

(From Darkwing Duck #17, October 2011.)

Thor Kills A Motherfucking Dragon


(From Fear Itself #7, October 2011.)

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

It Came From The North...

This is a kick-ass cover, by Massimo Carnevale.

(From The Northlanders #45, October 2011.)

Solid Army

"Soldier", not "solider". If you write a comic about the military (no matter how ficticious that military), please at least get that word right. Spell-check is available in all word processing software, and I bet it is in scriptwriting software too.

At least it's not a "rouge" "solider" fighting for the "emporer". (Writer: Mike Costa, from Cobra #5, September 2011.)

Monday, October 17, 2011

Don Ramon: Agent Of COBRA!

Only for Latin people... Look in the background, Don Ramon works for Cobra! I guess he has to do what he has to do to pay his rent...

{From Snake Eyes #5, September 2011.)

Thursday, October 13, 2011

Logan's Running A School?

"My dear, I'm going to help Logan run a school. By which I mean, I will be actually running the school and Logan will merely have the best office." Beast, X-Men: Regenesis (October 2011).

Saturday, October 08, 2011

So, Protector (Noh-Varr, former Marvel Boy) takes control of a bunch (a lot, actually) of old Iron Man armors to stall the Red Skull's Nazi mechas.

Problem is... at the begining of Heroic Age, they made a HUGE point out of the fact that Tony had to sell his all of his old armors to get money to start his new company, Stark Resilient. All he had left was his armor, the Rescue one for Pepper, and Rhodey's War Machine suit. Yeah, he somehow still built Rhodey a 2.0 suit; and I wouldn't put it past him having a few older models stowed away here and there...

But these many, in Avengers Tower, after all the fuss they made out of him selling his armors? This is just Bendis being lazy and not thinking of a different way to solve the story. It would have made a lot of sense if he had old Guardsman armors stashed away, or armors confiscated from villains; stuff he couldn't very well sell because it wasn't really his.

(From The Avengers V4 #17, September 2011.)

Friday, October 07, 2011

As usual, nice covers for this book. (Cover by Patrick Zircher & Andy Troy.)

(From Black Panther: The Most Dangerous Man Alive #523.1, September 2011.)

Thursday, October 06, 2011

Oh fuck no...

You just don't do that...

(From The Boys #59, October 2011.)

Lex Luthor...

... is a dick.

But we already knew that. It's good to see some things don't change.

(From Action Comics V2 #2, October 2011.)

Tuesday, October 04, 2011

The Doctor knows what the right priorities are:

(From Doctor Who #9, 2011.)

Sunday, October 02, 2011

Savage Archeologist

Archeology... you're doing it wrong.

Even if you consider archeology a branch of anthropology (as some do); still, most archeology finds are objects, not human remains... you might want to have a "state-of-the-art genetics lab"; but you'd want a lot, lot more. Even in the comic they show that they work with digged up objects...

(From The Savage Hawkman #1, September 2011.)