Filed Under aquaman, christmas, dinosaurs, hawkman
We Three Ocean Kings
So, I gave this year’s DC Holiday Special the ol’ flip-through because I wanted to check out the Aquaman story, but didn’t want to spend six bucks on it without knowing whether or not it was lame. And it pretty much is.
There’s a cool double-page spread of Aquaman using a giant squid to fight a helicopter full of bad guys (you can see it in The Aquaman Shrine’s review), but the overall tone of the story is sentimental in a corny way and if there’s one thing Aquaman doesn’t need right now, it’s corny. There’s also a trick-ending that left me staring at the final page in disgust, but I was skimming the narrative captions through the story, so maybe I missed something that would’ve made it more palatable. Judging from these reviews though, I’m guessing that’s not the case.
My first reaction at seeing this was to wonder why Aquaman would need it, but after a little thought I suppose that it probably goes faster than he can swim. It’s got to be faster than a giant seahorse at any rate. Besides, I agree with The Shrine that it’s cool to see Aquaman getting his own action figure and vehicle.
Aquaman (and Hawkman) vs. T-Rex
I’m never really sure how to take Kyle Baker, but this sounds like a joke to me. In a now-deleted blog post, he shared the above art and said:
I’m working on a new Hawkman comic for DC, and decided to try a newer, more fan-friendly style. What do you think? leave a comment!No title for the book yet that I know of. It’s not due for another six months. Anyway, enjoy the wallpaper! By the way, just for the fans, I’m making this story the bloodiest and most depressing story ever! Full of realism! HAWKMAN’S WORLD WILL BE CHANGED FOREVER! I’ve revealed too much. I can say no more.
I’m 98% sure there’s not really a new Kyle Baker/Hawkman comic coming, but even if there was one, I’m 100% sure that it wouldn’t be bloody and depressing. Still, Aquaman on a giant seahorse fighting a T-Rex. I can quit blogging now.*
*I can, but I won’t. Sorry.
Filed Under batman, bond, hawkman, knight rider
Quantum of Solace poster
Larry Young for President
I really don’t plan on talking politics here, but this quote from comics publisher Larry Young is too good not to share:
“If I got installed President, I’d send out ambassadors to every country in the world and, at the same time, have them deliver the same message to the governments they spoke to: ‘Holy shit, we are REALLY sorry for all of that crap we’ve done since, oh, let’s call it 1990 for easy figuring, and if you could just give us a little time to sweep up our shit, we’d sure appreciate it. We’ve got the bomb, and all, and we’ll still fuck your shit up if you look at us funny, but all of that other crap was bad form and like I said, we apologize. Go back to what you were doing, and we’re going to get our shit together and we’ll see you next year. In the meantime, enjoy this Lynyrd Skynyrd song we’re broadcasting from all our spy satellites, and we’ll see you in 2009. Our bad.’”
Jason Statham for Superhero
As long as I’m quoting people, here’s an awesome one from Jason Statham who would really like to play a superhero:
“I’m trying to think of what would be a good comic book character for me to play. You know, there’s talk of them redoing The Crow. That was a good movie with Brandon Lee, although that was years ago. So if that one comes my way, bang! You know, there’s so many comic book movies out there and most of the time there’s only a handful of people who can do them any justice. Hopefully, they’ll come my way for one of them.”
Hawkman on The Batman
I’m not a big Hawkman fan or anything, but dang he looks cool. And he’ll be even cooler voiced by John Doggett.
The New New KITT
Will Arnett (Gob from Arrested Development) will no longer be the voice of KITT in the new Knight Rider series. Due to a conflict of interests between his spokesperson duties for GMC and the Ford-sponsored TV show, he’s stepped down from the role and is being replaced by Val Kilmer.
I get what the producers are doing with the Mustang and the rough voices, and I’ll probably like the show more that way, but I sort of miss the sleeker car with the British accent.