7.18.2008

Fearful Symmetry

So, The Dark Knight was pretty sweet.

I'm not really going to get into that right now, though - hopefully in the next couple of days.

No, I'm here tonight because attached to the flick was the first real trailer for Zak Snyder's adaptation of Watchmen, due out next year.



Certainly I share the collective caution of anyone who has actually read Alan Moore's opus and there are definitely some things here that don't help (Nite Owl looks too much like a hardcore Batman clone and not enough like the pudgy, broken man as portrayed in the book, for one), but this footage definitely shows some promise. If anything, this thing might actually turn out to be watchable, at least a little bit.

But I'm not holding my breath, honestly...

-M

P.S.100th post! It only took me what, a year and a half?

7.08.2008

Flashback

A Flash-related conversation that apparently happened at Wizard World Chicago, courtesy of Engblom:

Didio followed up, "Which Flash would you talk about?" Van Sciver shot back, "Why not all of them?"Didio pretended to be incredulous: "In the same book?" Van Sciver drove it home with, "Why not?"

This certainly doesn't mean anything necessarily, but it got me thinking about how cool it would be to see a Flash book that focused not just on a singular hero, but the entire legacy - a sort of "Team Flash" monthly, with all of the speedsters starring - sometimes working alone, and sometimes teaming up together to work on cases or take on larger threats. Jay Garrick is the patriarch, Barry Allen is the experienced legend, Wally West is the everyman (or family man, depending on how much exposure you want to give Iris and the super-twins). Hell, you could even find a way to bring back Bart at his "real" age and include him as Kid Flash (which would mean that Bart could also show up in Teen Titans, thus rectifying the overall dismantling of Johns' Titans, one of my least favorite results of Infinite Crisis).

Something like this, I could definitely get behind. The Flash is definitely one of my favorite heroes of the DCU - a good look, a unique spin (the legacy and the speed), and each individual Flash brings something different to the table.

It may never happen, or maybe it'll be the first big book to launch after Final Crisis, but either way it's kind of a cool thought and I'm imagining how I would write it.

What about you guys? Yes, no? If you were writing a "Team Flash"-style book, how would you handle it?

-M

Back!

Back from Cornerstone. I had a great time overall, as I always do. I may post more about it at some point, or I may not. I haven't decided yet.

Either way, "regular" content will resume shortly.

-M

7.01.2008

Scientific Progress Goes Boink

Looks like I'm breaking the hiatus a little early.

I just wanted to share this, which I just stumbled upon - Friday's edition of PvP.

I've intended on writing a big, juicy love-letter to Scott Kurtz' daily dose of awesome since I started the blog, but I've yet to get around to it. This will have to do for now.


I just had to share this because I absolutely adore Calvin and Hobbes, and I have since I was a kid. Kurtz loves it too, and this is a cute little homage.

Go check it out. If you've never read PvP before, you should. It's one of the better webcomics out there.

Okay, for real now - hiatus.

-M

Hiatus

I'm outta here, guys.


Tomorrow morning I'm taking off for Bushnell, IL for my yearly retreat to the Cornerstone Music Festival, so more than likely there'll be nothing coming from this neck of the woods until sometime next week.

See you then!

-M