Just when I thought I was out...

Always remember...

There's really no excuse for this sort of thing.

(The master list.)



First, my mean-spirited, political Superman thing:

Second, for the people who complain that Nextwave doesn't treat Boom-Boom with the proper respect or that H.A.T.E. and the Beyond Corp couldn't possibly exist in the Marvel Universe or whatever: Always remember...

(Oh, how I love the Etheric Loop Recall Televocometer.)

Finally, and apropos of nothing, I don't think I'll ever be able to refer to the writer of A Complete Lowlife and Sleeper as anything other than Ed "Irn" Brubaker. This is a personal failing of mine, and I take full responsibility.

(The master list.)


Always remember... (#2)

Does he even go to this school?

I was already planning it before Spencer said anything. And I'd already made it when Chris made his.

(Coming soon: I finally do that Superman thing I've been threatening since I got the Showcase book. Hilarity ensues.)

(The master list.)


Always remember...

Late to the party, but I had to add to Dorian's list.


Thank you, Rich Johnston.

When I read Ultimate Extinction #1, I had an intense feeling of déjà vu during the Ultimate Misty Knight part of the book.

The whole setup seemed very familiar, and when I saw the reveal of Ultimate Silver Surfer, I knew there would be a sniper in the same building as UMK. I knew she'd chase her down the stairs. I felt like I'd read the entire thing before, even though I knew there was no way I could have.

I was going to ask here if it seemed familiar to anyone else, but I didn't want to seem crazy.

In the latest Lying in the Gutters column, Rich Johnston links to Warren Ellis's End Times script and compares passages from it to the published Ultimate Extinction #1.

After I followed the link and read the introductory paragraph, I knew I'd read that script before. So it turns out I'm not crazy*. Thanks, Rich.

* Well, not because of that.


I hate myself.

I had to listen to My Humps for the first time ever to do this. I hope it was worth the damage it did to my soul.


Well gee, Bob...

(From JLA #124, written by Bob Harras.)

Whatever could he mean?

I'm looking forward to the response in a few months, when JMS awkwardly crams the word "Elseworlds" into Fantastic Four. Revenge!


It's been a while.

But not as long as it's been since Spencer posted.

I finished Bizarro World last night, and even though Kevin just described it as such, I can't think of a better word than delightful. It improves greatly on Bizarro Comics, due in large part to the removal of the overlong framing story. With one notable exception (the Batman musical, but let's face it—even Alan Moore can't manage a 'musical' comic), I was grinning throughout the entire book. It was wonderfully arranged, too. I often found myself thinking, "Wow! Best one yet!" only to think the exact same thing for the next story. Let's go ahead and call that the Anthology of the Year.

And let's call that my yearly awards thing. Moving on...

After not going to the nearby Borders for a couple months, I went there a couple weeks ago to find that their manga section had doubled in size (still no Cromartie High School*, though they did have one copy of the first Antique Bakery), as had their single-issue last-month's-comics section. I went there again today and found a lot more, let's call them, real comics too. (Hmm. Wonder who that'll annoy.) They had Epileptic, Carnet De Voyage, a The Incal GN, many copies of the Runaways digests, the Showcase Presents collections of Superman and Green Lantern, and several other things I'd never seen there.

(I could never find those Showcase Presents books on Amazon—turns out including 'DC' in the search causes it to utterly fail. Also, the subsequent volumes are only $11.55 there. Not bad at all.)

I was so overwhelmed by those (and a $19 CD, which is ridiculous) that I had to retreat back to my home and request a bunch of (which is to say, three) interlibrary loans.

* Of which chapter 58 is the best so far. I ♥ that book. Manga of the Year!