Tuesday, December 20, 2011
The Amazing Spider-Man:
Yeah no big shock here, I'm a big time Spider-Man fan and if the comic is being written even remotely well then I love it. Thankfully we have Dan Slott writing the book and its obvious that he is as big a fan of the web head as the rest of us. Plus the big Spider-Man event Spider Island didn't disappoint me in the end which most events tend to do.
The Walking Dead:
I may be a little behind here with this book since I buy it in trade but its one of those books I'm pretty sure is safe to say has been amazing all year round even if I haven't read what the later half of the year has had to offer as of yet.
Much like The Walking Dead I read Chew in trade but much like The Walking Dead this book has been so great that I find it hard to believe that it would get botched. Its original, twisted and most importantly fun just like any good comic should be.
For years now Daredevil is a character that has been defined by how much he gets put through the ringer, if its not one thing its another and its always bad. With this latest re-launch however things have been changed up, Daredevil is catching a break, hes happy and hes enjoying kicking the crap out the of the villains. How would of thought in a day and age like this that taking a dark and brooding character and lightening up the mood would be just what the doctor ordered.
I haven't read anything from DC since the whole New 52 Reboot. Its not that I don't plan to but these days with my limited space and not to mention the fact that they don't cost as much, trades are the way to go for me. The relaunch was the perfect time for me to stop buying DC and start picking up the trades. Before the reboot however The Flash was on the top of my pile every week that it came out since it was being better then it had been in years, not to mention looking incredible.
Much like The Flash Jonah Hex was another DC book that I was loving this year before the reboot. Jonah Hex was pretty much a one and done every single issue, you didn't need to read every issue to know what was going on you could pick up any issue at any time and get right into it and if you did pick up a issue I defy you to not be hooked by the pure bad ass that is Jonah Hex, one book would be all it would take.
I have always been a fan of this character but he one that's hard to write, basically the guy is a nut case and its pretty hard to write a nut case who is supposed to be the hero of the book as opposed to a villain who would be gone after a few issues. So far Brian Michael Bendis has been able to keep Moon Knight great and has been succeeding where others have failed. Hopefully this keeps up.
Those are the favorite comics of mine that pop into mind off the top of my head, sure I read a lot more then those this year, all Avengers books and Green Lantern books for example. I also read these books that didn't light my world on fire.
Flashpoint was DCs big event book of the year that would lead the way into the new DC reboot. I read the whole thing and it had its moments but for the most part it left me flat. Flashpoint felt like a chore to read after a while for me while I was actually having more fun with some of the other Flashpoint books instead like Emperor Aquaman and Citizen Cold.
Captain America had a pretty solid run there for a very long time starting when Brubaker took over the series and did the unthinkable by bringing Bucky back from the dead as The Winter Solider and then blew the book into heights that Captain America hadn't seen in years with The Death of Captain America and having Bucky take up the mantle. It seemed like he could do no wrong but after Steve Rogers came back from the dead it seemed like the book went on auto pilot as we all waited for Rogers to reassume the role of Captain America while the book seemingly did the impossible by both having Bucky-Cap being super awesome the entire time while the book itself got stale and boring. I still don't understand how that works.
This is unquestionably the biggest disappointment of the year for me. Marvels big event books have slowly gotten more and more tedious over the years since the massive hit that was Civil War each usually a little worse then the one before it but this one was just awful. I couldn't get into it from day one and have no idea why I punished myself by continuing to read this mess.
So what do you think of my picks? Agree? Disagree? Comment below and let me know as well as telling me what your favorite comics of the year are.
Thursday, November 24, 2011
Oh WALL-E, that lovable little robotic scamp! Hes gotta be one of the sweetest most kid friendly things to ever come from the fine folks at Pixar. A fine role model for kids everywhere around the globe wouldn't you say? Well... no, maybe not. Here are two reasons why WALL-E isn't all that he appears to be.
WALL-E is a grave robber. That's right, just think about it. one of his tracks was junked early in the movie so his solution to this was to steal the perfectly good track off of one of his fellow WALL-E robots who had permanently shut down while doing his job. You can easily compare this to someone grabbing a shovel to dig up your dead friend for his shoes. But this isn't even the worse thing WALL-E does the worst thing is next.
WALL-E is a date rapist. Yup you did indeed read that right. Just marinate on that one for a couple of seconds. WALL-E the greatest robot in the history of robots is also a date rapist. Wheres my evidence for such slander? Right on the screen. Lets face it WALL-E is a robot and the birds and the bees aren't exactly the same for robots as it is for us humans. Plus lets face it WALL-E IS a little dim. Anyways when WALL-E is watching "Hello Dolly" hes sees the people in the movie holding hands and for all he knows that's the pinnacle of a sexual relationship, and wishes dearly to hold another robots hand. So when he sees EVE he reacts like many of us when we see someone very attractive of the opposite sex and he wants to have sex with her, and whats sex to WALL-E other then hand holding? That's the best there is as far as he knows. After WALL-E takes EVE back to his place he shows her a plant which EVE puts into her body and shuts down to single the ship what does WALL-E do? He plucks her hand out of its spot and holds it! Its just as well WALL-E slipped EVE a roofie and had his way with her! When EVE awakens she has no idea, but the damage has been done. WALL-E has been there and done that.
There you have it folks two reasons why WALL-E isn't quite the role model we all thought he was. WALL-E is nothing by a deviant grave robber who date rapes other robots.
Naturally this was all for fun. Hopefully it provided a giggle or two. I love WALL-E and it might be my favorite Pixar movie so this was done for fun not hate. Why did I even feel the need to explain myself on this foolishness.