Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Countdown to Infinate Crisis (or what does DC have against Keith Giffen?)

This book was a good read. Okay, I said it. I couldn't resist the price and page count. Good writers. Solid artists. 80 pages for a buck. And it turned out to be a good read. The Blue Beetle got his props. Of course he's dead now so I don't know how much it all counts for. I'm not going to read anyore of this crossover, unless someone at DC wants to send all the books to me for free. No, I take that back. I wouldn't want to read it even then.

No, the real point of all of this is to ask why DC suddenly has a mad on for Keith Giffen and all the great work he's done with second string characters. Sue Dibny, raped then murdered. Booster Gold, broke and unemployed then blowed up and almost dead. Maxell Lord, gone round the bend and a bad guy again. The Blue Beetle, dead. Seems like someone's got it in for Keith and the gang. Or maybe this is a twisted form of homage. Either way I'm not interested in going along for the whole ride.

For someone who doesn't remember the crew's great run on Justice League International and how it revitalized a dead, and I mean dean and in the grave, franchise, this is probably going to be a great crossover series. For those of us who do remember, it's just kind of sick and makes my stomach fell quesy.

Bring on The Defenders. I'm ready.

Comics 3/30/2005

Here they are.

Countdown to Infinite Crisis #1
Ultimate Secret #1
B.P.R.D THe Dead #5
Ocean #5
Astonishing X-Men #9

Saturday, April 02, 2005

Sin City the Movie

Here's the quick version.

I saw it. I liked it but I was a bit stunned. It is the comic on the big screen.

That being said, it may tank at the box office. Nothing has very been done like this movie before. Only the Weinsteins would have the balls to let Robert Rodriguez make this movie. Rodriguez has either redefined the noir crime drama on film and is going to be hailed as one of the GREAT flimmakers of our age or he has made a movie that only the faithful will go see and he's going down in flames. There is no inbetween on this film. It's out the there. We'll know in a few weeks.