Posted in comics, products on 07/07/2009 05:45 pm by Zachary
Dudes: there is a Question action figure. I now own it.
I’ve probably mentioned on this blog that the Question is my favorite fictional character quite a few times. The fact remains that a faceless, paranoid, Objectivist superhero who ends up dying of lung cancer after years of smoking is inherently awesome. You know that “Rorschach” guy that geeks are always going on about? He’s like Diet Question. So when I saw this three pack at Target I had to have it. I also get a bonus Wonder Woman and Wally West (who are totally going to go on a date at the Ghostbuster’s Firehouse as soon as I dig it out of my parent’s basement).
This figure is probably going to reside in my messenger bag so I can bust it out when I ask something inappropriate on a first date. Then I’ll wave it in the girl’s face and say “ANSWER THE QUESTION!” If she laughs, it was totally meant to be. If she doesn’t… I’ll probably need a public defender.
Posted in comics, movies on 04/10/2009 05:14 pm by Zachary
Hey, guess what? The new Wonder Woman animated movie is phenomenal.
They completely nailed the mythology and origin story, it’s brutally violent, and Ares inspires a general sense of terror. The only complaint I would have is that Diana as a character is not fully explored. But, really, considering all of the things that could go wrong with this movie, it’s very impressive.
Best moment: when Steve Trevor is trying to talk down a demonic ogre, you can see Diana kicking off her high heels in the background, totally ready to kick some ass. It’s one of those moments that shows Wonder Woman is remarkably femenine, but also someone you want as your protector.
Posted in comics on 01/13/2009 04:00 pm by Zachary
This year’s New York Comic Con is quickly approaching: February 6-8 at the Jacob Javits Center. Some of the notable guests include…
- Carmine Infantino (creator of The Flash, Batgirl, and Poison Ivy)
- Gabe & Tycho (Penny Arcade)
- Bruce Timm (everything in the DC Animated Universe, like Batman and Justice League Unlimited)
- Geoff Johns (Infinite Crisis, 52, Sinestro Corps Wars)
- George Pérez (uh, everything ever)
- Grant Morrison (52, Batman RIP, Final Crisis)
- Jerry Robinson (creator of the Joker, Robin, Alfred and other Batman staples)
- Ramona Fradon (the only female Golden Age comic artist still alive)
- Doc Hammer & Jackson Publick (creators of The Venture Bros)
- Dan Jurgens (Death of Superman, Booster Gold, Justice League)
- N’Gai Croal (superhero of new games journalism)
- Rags Morales (Identity Crisis, Batman RIP)
- Dave Gibbons (the saner half of Watchmen)
- Peter Mayhew(he was CHEWBACCA)
… and that’s not even a fraction of the the famous guests. There’s also a screening of Bruce Timm’s new animated Wonder Woman movie, some DC Universe Online stuff, a world premier of Astro-Boy footage and even a panel called “Men Are From Kyrpton, Women Are From Paradise Island.” In short, it’s not a bad way to spend thirty bucks.
I’d love to go myself since it’s so close, but I have no money and no friends who like comic books. Experiences like this are meant to be shared. If only so you can have someone to say “Dude, we just met George Pérez and then Gabe drew a penis for us!” to.
Tags: batman, bruce timm, comic con, comics, crisis on infinite earths, dc comics, final crisis, new york, penny arcade, venture bros, watchmen, wonder woman
Posted in art on 11/24/2008 01:07 pm by Zachary
Dave Devries (whose website uses Comic Sans) has a new book available in which he fleshes out drawings of superheroes and monsters made by children. Wonder Woman, above, is my favorite… mainly because it’s a vast improvement over the way Wonder Woman is normally depicted.