Really excited about this upcoming story arch from DC, H’el on Earth. I haven’t been the biggest fan of the New 52 Superman series but I do really like both Scott Lobdell and Kenneth Rocafort. Especially Rocafort. His art makes my face happy. So the combination of my favorite Red Hood and The Outlaws creative team on what looks to be an amazing arch is an insta-buy. Trying to catch up on my reading to get to this.
So Aquaman is not happy about my Batman Typography piece being ripped straight from my online store without any cease and desist warnings and neither am I. I received this early this morning, also the grammar is hilarious;
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Needless to say,
I don’t believe that I was in any violation of their trademarks. I created an all original image and included just names of the characters. Also included was citing that I do not own these images and that proper trademark ownership was acknowledged, I’m a bit ticked.
Basically the money I made from the Batman artwork went to feed my DC Comic book addiction anyway. So good job, Warner Bros and DC. Way to lessen your own money. And if I am in the wrong why could there not have been a warning e-mail? That is all.
This is something I would not mind owning. I don’t know if anyone of you have been keeping up with the Aquaman monthlys, but it is one of my favorite series. That and Red Hood and The Outlaws. I just saw this and didn’t realize it had been released two weeks ago. I’m probably gonna buy it eventually.
GPOY : I have been compared to the Joker way too many times to leave this off of the internet. It’s just the purple, I know. But I still like it. Courthead took this of me while I was helping her second shoot a wedding. Also, I was indeed wearing a Batman belt buckle, Batman Chucks and Batman earrings so do not judge me. I am a fanboy.
I want both of these on my body. Too bad they’re in the Ript graveyard. Someone get on making them available.
Finally here for TDK Rises. Full review to follow. I am filled with so much squee right now!
Somehow there was still a decent line in the way of my enjoyment. But @CourtThompson and I got complimented on our attire. My Batman chucks and her neon blue dress.
Ever since seeing The Avengers shawarma has stuck with me. I thought it was time I made something of it. It’s probably been done, but I don’t care. Enjoy.
The Amazing Spider-Man | Amazing?
The Amazing Spiderman wasn’t nearly as amazing as I would have hoped that it would be. And don’t get me wrong. I didn’t hate it. By no means did I hate it. But, everything had that whole ‘been there done that’ feeling to it. Quickie review, I’d pay two matinee prices to see it twice. But I don’t think that I would pay full price.
Granted, I loved Andrew Garfield as my friendly neighborhood Spider-Man. He was emotional and funny, which is something I felt that Toby lacked as Spidey. Honestly, Toby Maguire spent too much time trying to prove himself. Andrew was effortlessly Peter. And I really liked that. At first glance I was thinking that he was too good looking to be the nerd that I thought Peter was. But he quickly changed my opinion with his acting.
Emma Stone was ravishing and personally I’ve always liked the Gwen Stacy/Peter Parker romance better than Mary Jane. Emma sold it in a way that wasn’t bimboish which is in stark contrast with the Gwen Stacy of Spider-Man 3.
All of the CGI was very well done. It didn’t have that cheesy Eric Bana Hulk feel to it. Most scenes were stunning. And for a very dark movie it really highlighted the subject material well. The Lizard was fantastically animated even if he had that whole Goomba from the live action Super Mario Bros. look going.
The only problems I encountered was the fact that the story wasn’t too deviated from the original Spider-Men. And this is what sucked the life out of the film. It was a recycled movie plot that got churned out so Sony could keep the rights. And I understand that you can’t change a whole lot without encountering fan outrage but I do feel that it was too soon for a reboot. They really didn’t push the limits of the story and they could have had an off-shoot of the original plot with an all new cast, much like the James Bond continuum.
Either way, it was a fantastic movie to go and shut my mind down to. I enjoyed it, but it was no movie of the year. I’ll give it a three out of five thwips, but I’d be willing to pay a matinee price for a little fun.
PS From Kody : I would watch the heck out of this if it were a thing. Why isn’t this a thing? This should be a thing.
Golden Girls/Super Friends Mashup of the Day: From illustrator Kevin Bapp, an ingenious tribute that should have happened far, far sooner: “This is a pilot I’d like to propose to Cartoon Network’s Adult Swim, if I knew anyone who worked there, and if all the licenses could be obtained.”