Tuesday, February 2, 2010

Random Mutterings Wednesday!

In which I go Andy Rooney on you, courtesy of World's Finest #207-209

I think one of the best things that has happened to comics in the last 10 years is toning things down just a bit:

Considering Supes and Bats see each other all the time, that was a pretty emotional muttering. That's like ripping your garments and shrieking your mailman's name.

This sort of thing gets on my last nerve:

I hate it when dialogue carries over like that. I mean, what happened in between the butt-kicking and the actual placement in jail? Did Robotman just leave the sentence dangling until he got them booked? Did he say anything and then start the sentence again? Did he shush the bad guys if they tried to talk in between the two events?

Hawkman has been re-vamped and recreated more than any character that immediately comes to mind. I like the current incarnation quite a bit, but I'll always have a soft spot in my heart for Silver Age Katar Hol.

But one thing always bugs me, no matter which Hawkman we're talking about:

The wings are fake, but they always seem to be growing out of his shoulder blades. You can tell the artists don't really worry about it, but the colorist is left wondering where the wing ends and the shoulder begins. And it always looks kinda gross.

Speaking of unsettling, check this out:

Hey, kids! Buy this toy and act out your serial killer fantasies! Two guesses why this toy didn't exactly eclipse Lego's in popularity.

See you tomorrow!


Christian Zamora said...


Between Supes ripping off his clothes to meet Batman and Vampirella's serial killer training, you just made my day :)

Anonymous said...

lol, "This is New York. No one will help you!"

Dave said...

The heck with ripping his garments, what's up with Kal's torso? His abdomen is about three feet long and his arms would hang down to his knees.

ShadowWing Tronix said...

Actually, her name IS Girl Victim. Frank and Zelda Victim were sadly terrible when it came to naming their daughter. And their son, Boy, who later ran away to Africa and was adopted by Tarzan.

Murfyn said...

If the experiment succeeds
That one annoys me; can't the writers come up with some other way to express the idea "I have reason to believe that this process, applied to this subject, will cause X to occur" than misusing the perfectly good word 'experiment'?

Elizabeth said...

"Girl Victim." Y'know, I don't believe in applying feminist critique to everything, but sometimes the fruit is hanging about two inches from the ground.

Allergy said...

"Hey, can we-"

"Please don't interrupt me."

"But I thought you had finished."

"Well, I haven't."

"But you haven't said anything for the last 15 minutes."

"I'm waiting for the scenery to catch up."

I really hope that Aurora ad comes from before the Kitty Genovese case. Because, if not, how horrible.