Thursday, June 26, 2008

X-Factor Visionaries - Meeeeemories.....

Well, I had a twenty dollar bill burning a hole in my pocket and so I caved in and told my local comic book shop (yes I support them over Borders when I can ^^) to (please) order me X-Factor Visionaries Volume 4. (Peter David) I've been waffling over it since I heard that it had been released a few weeks back so I finally made the plunge. I have some wonderful nostalgia about that time of X-Factor - Polaris was more sane(ish), Rahne had a painful crush on Havok, and Guido's jokes were funny. They all went to the shrink (which has been recently revisited) and fought together in one of the (many many many) crossovers of the early 90s. It was good times for the most part.

I won't be wishy washy about my opinion of Peter David's current work. It's really dark and while it fits (current) X-Factor from time to time, it really, really doesn't work in She Hulk. Even though they explained why she's so damn cranky these days, it was still hard to muster sympathy for her. Especially when the person who was in the right at the time was Mallory friggin Book. /groan.

I don't think PAD has gone the way of Claremont - i.e. from amazingly wonderful to WTF Mate. It's a sad day when I read Genext and think 'It wasn't awful! Hooray!' Claremont is another heartbreaking tangent that I won't make you suffer through right now. Maybe later - HaHAH.

At any rate, this trade paperback will be in my subscription box next week and I'll be sure to let you know if my nostalgia for this storyline stands the test of time.

Wednesday, June 25, 2008

Link Drop - Digsby is swank Edition

Hello hello, I just installed Digsby, which is something along the lines of a program that's like Twhirl and Trillian had a baby. An awesome, awesome baby. I have to say, it's made a great first impression with me. (that's not to say that it won't foul up horribly, but for now, all good!)

UNCANXMEN499 Before I get into comics news and the rest of my post, I'd like to respond to comments in the previous post. It's true I love the Dodson's art and I do indeed think that their cover for Uncanny 500 is still utterly swank, (and I still want it look at their expressions! All dead on! Yay @ bitch face Emma. Hah!), I do want to point out that I had an equivalent fangirl squee over Uncanny 498. I believed I deemed it "For the ladies" and showed it to all the girls at the local anime meeting.

Also, please continue to comment. I love it <3


Newsarama has a great article from HeroesCon about X-Men : Manifest Destiny
Manifest Destiny being that the X-Men permanently move to California. This kind of bums me out as technically I live on the East Coast (or the south, whatever Florida may be) and seriously, we know that California is better at everything. This also kills my 'If it didn't happen in Westchester, I don't care' catch phrase.

Sort of related: WHY OH WHY is the porn tracer Greg Land going to be working on these books? To quote a commenter:

korvac1969 wrote: Ah Greg Land, gotta love an artist who's medium is a light box and a huge stack of porn mags.

Quoted for Truth, as they say on the intertrons.

ComicVine has jumped on the redesign bandwagon that CBR and Newsarama have started rolling. I must say, all of the redesigns look great so far.

I Love Japan:

Woman lives like a hamster for a week in what was apparently an 'art' installation. ?_?
source: BruceCat's Plurk Feed

Sad news: Sailor Moon Musical Actress Dies at 24
source: Anime News Network

Japanese WiiWare allows users to read comics on their Wii. Americans die of jealousy.
source: Wii Fanboy


The Rza will beat your chess.
source: Kotaku

Creepy Silent Hill cosplay
Not enough money on the planet that would make me brave/stupid enough to be the girl on top that's spread eagle.
source: Destrutoid

Misc WTF?

Panties cause injury - woman sues!
via BoingBoing

Tuesday, June 24, 2008

Quick Link Drop - I Have Insomnia Edition

Ooh, I found a random Miyamoto Mii! Yay!
source: google images and Hatena Fotolife

Uncanny X-Men 500 will have two variant covers and while the Turner cover is very nice, the Dodson cover is SWANK AS ALL HELL. I hope it's not ridiculous expensive, but, it probably will be. ;_;
source: Marvel News

Touch butts in the ToLoveRu game (and you wonder why I skipped this anime entirely)
source: Kotaku

Topless Robot found 50 ladies that coplayed Wonder Woman. Nice!

Otaku dies under a pile of manga
source: Japanator, who got it from Canned Dogs

Futurama movie drops on Tuesday the 24th? WHAT! I need to get to Blockbuster!
source: a commercial on Adult Swim