Tuesday, December 7, 2010

Just Sayin'--Potpourri

Hi all, just popping in with a few odds and sods that I keep forgetting to post.

First up--welcome, Follower #8! This blog is far more popular than I ever imagined it would be.

First up, a deleted scene from my wistful (?) remembrance of Liefeld's tenure on Avengers:

"For all the crap I have, will, and will ever talk about Liefeld, the man genuinely loves comics, and loves what he does, even if to the rest of the world our response is " . . .the hell?" Which probably puts him closest of all to Jim Balent maybe.

"For another, having read a goodly portion of his work and his general demeanor, I have the inescapable feeling the following clip is a picture of what's going on in his head all the time:

In other amusing news, Cracked once again returns to give the superhero genre a much-deserved kick in the balls with "5 Absurd Ways Comic Books Have Resurrected Dead Superheroes." Here's a taste:

"You see, the first Spider-Man movie had come out not too long before this storyline, and one of the changes they made was that Spider-Man no longer used webshooters of his invention, he simply shot the webbing from his wrists (because that's clearly more realistic). The writers at Marvel were tasked with coming up with a way to introduce this development on the comic, and "having Spider-Man morph into a giant spider and give birth to himself" seemed like the simplest option.

Also, he discovers that he can also talk to bugs now. This is such an incredibly useful superpower that he has never used it again in like eight years."

And finally, Colin Smith accurately pinpoints why I was dissatisfied with Iron Man 2--it basically regressed him to a point where the arc of the first movie may as well not have happened.

All worth checking out. So go ahead and do so!


Diana Kingston-Gabai said...

Ah. So that's the fabled Ultimate Warrior. I'm guessing LSD mixed in with the steroids? Brain tumor? Demonic possession?

Kazekage said...

Yeah, we've had roughly 20 years to try to work out what the hell is, was, and continues to be wrong when the Ultimate Warrior, and we've gotten nowhere. All I know is when your old wrestling company releases a DVD full of people calling you an authentic nutcase . . .clearly this means something, yes? :)

Diana Kingston-Gabai said...

And that company knows from nutcases, so really, that's as authentic a diagnosis as any. :)

Kazekage said...

I would have put him up for new Marvel Editor-in-Cheif, but it's clear he's over-qualified for the job. :)

Diana Kingston-Gabai said...

Though seeing him chase Jeph Loeb and Brian Bendis around a conference table to the tune of the Benny Hill theme? Priceless. :)

Kazekage said...

Yeah, and it's a shame, really. I'm sure he'd have plenty of interesting and terrifying ideas about how to reach the younger audience. :)

Diana Kingston-Gabai said...

Presumably it would involve cracking open their skulls and laying eggs in their craniums. :)

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