Posts tagged comics
Posts tagged comics
Continuing with my series of lazy photoshop attempts at Marvel’s Next Big Villain, meet your new nightmare: Toastertron. A fiend so tough that no hero team can beat him. Beware!
To find out what inspired all of this, click here.
The feels would kill you before you could raise your hand against him. ^.^
Oh dang, these are great. Think the bottom row is my favorite.
Lovely Supergirl costumes. I would wear some of these.
I never said that was all you liked. Just a majority of the ones you like. Nor did I say that was a bad thing.I had a little misunderstanding in a previous post and wanted to clarify it. We actually have very similar tastes and trade comics a lot. :) You should follow his blog for Katy Perry music video riffing, Doctor Who-based fiction, and sundry geeky stuff. ^.^
My brother claims that I only like comics about strong women and teens rising to adult challenges with courage and wits. I have no problem agreeing with this statement.
So he’s commending your taste?
Ha, yes he is. We have a good laugh about my taste in comics not because of what I like (my brother appreciates both of these things very much as well), but because of how specific my tastes are. It is very easy to pinpoint what I probably will and won’t like. The tastes of some other superhero comic readers are a bit more broad, and also encompass stories mostly about people punching other people, which I don’t particularly get into as much as the emotional beats.
… Except when it comes to the new Aquaman. The new Aquaman is quite dashing.
My favorite page from the new Nova. This is the moment when Sam Alexander’s kindness emerged. Sam rose above the very understandable bitterness towards his useless, drunk father (who made this young teen the de facto head of the household) in order to protect his little sister’s innocent admiration of the man. It’s a powerful moment in an already stellar debut. The new Nova has a very tender spot in my heart from now on. My feels are in a puddle at my feet. Well done, Jeph Loeb and Ed McGuinness.
There’s been a lot of finger-pointing at Cartoon Network for its weird start-and-stop scheduling of DC Nation as the fatal blow for Young Justice, but Grace Randolph of Bleeding Cool makes some good points here. And I have to say, the teens I work with were already bored and frustrated with Young Justice: Invasion before the weird hiatus issues.
The bizarre choice to leap five years into the future AND cast aside the main cast of the beloved first season. The failure to identify a new set of leads in the gigantic new cast of characters. The decision to rid itself of its most popular and iconic characters at the outset. The myriad of confusing plot threads that seemed in no hurry to resolve themselves or move forward at all. As Randolph mentions in the video above, these are some of the very problems that killed Lost and many other shows like it. And when you think about the stellar first season of Young Justice, what you admire is its consistency, its emotional resonance, and its clarity. Can you honestly apply any of those adjectives to Season 2? I will miss the Young Justice of Season 1. Hopefully we’ll get another series like it soon.
One thing I would disagree with: I think a lot of DC’s newer animated features have been quite good. I’d also point out that not placing Young Justice in the same universe as the New 52 probably didn’t hurt it. I mean, DCAU was, well, an AU, and it did fine. But that’s just nitpicking.
Peter Quill, the coffee-loving leader of the Guardians of the Galaxy, always seemed to me to be the Sam Vimes of Marvel Comics’ outer space line. Plagued by ever-worsening odds in a universe full of bad, Quill doggedly pursues doing the right thing, partially because he knows how bad he himself can be. He’s looked inside himself and seen something terrible staring back. Now he’ll do whatever it takes to guard everyone else from what lurks out there in the dark. Peter Quill is determined to keep the universe together with his ragtag group of outcasts because saving the universe is what helps him stay a decent person.
Quill is world-weary, weather-beaten, and the bearer of luck so bad it’s only rivaled by Peter Parker’s. Yet he’s also a firm believer in goodness, in saving lives, and in the power of a handful of people to make a real difference in the universe. Because if little old powerless you can’t at least try to save the world, what was the point of it all?
My fancast for Peter Quill is therefore Iain Glen. I just see him being able to portray all of this naturally and powerfully. He’s a little older, but I’ve always imagined Quill as being older. He’s been through the wringer. He inspires respect and heroism while still appearing perpetually worn-down (in a handsomely scruffy sort of way - and Iain Glen is … really, really handsome). He’s world-weary with dignity. No matter who they choose, when I read the comics I will always imagine Iain Glen. Call it a fangirl crush.
… I think that’s milk in Damian’s goblet.
This annual was too cute for words. Damian conspiring like any 10-year-old kid to pretend to be his dad for a little bit while he in turn helped his dad reclaim some of the innocence of kidhood. Look, Damian’s even wearing his dad’s too-big-for-him robe. :)