Ahhh, I had so much trouble writing this one, for some reason….. But it’s done! My writing will always seem terrible to me, so I hope it’s objectively more acceptable. (If all else fails, I regale you with beautiful art.)
All in all, I’m looking forward to the paperback version. (Now, I hear there’s a new issue of Suicide Squad out…Ugh.)
NEW YORK, NY – DC shocked the comics world today when it announced its new controversial stance about portraying women: That is, that they aren’t going to bother with it anymore.
“We’ve been hearing the backlash from fans and have definitely taken note,” said premier DC artist Jim Lee, “but changing our ways so soon and so broadly is difficult. Why expect us to draw Catwoman without her zipper down to her belly? Or a girl in clothing an average person could wear comfortably? We feel we will be serving our fans better by staying away from the issue altogether.”
“Unfortunately, drawing our female characters with any sort of discretion or dignity is just far too cost-prohibitive,” Said Editor-in-chief Dan DiDio. “Plus, we just don’t want to do it.”
“Frankly, all these strong, independent women should be able to choose what they wear, so I don’t know what the big deal is,” said Red Hood writer and grown man Scott Lobdell in regards to DC’s many fictional females. “But it will be a relief to write for male characters exclusively.”
After the first 5 rounds of eliminations, things are really starting to heat up on X-Factor, the new show financed by Jamie Madrox. “Oh the show is finally picking up speed like I expected it to. People are realizing that Jamie Madrox was the key to X-terminators and without me, the show is falling apart.”
Of course ratings tell another story. CBR’s X-Factor, a spin off of the similar mutant singing competition NBS’s X-terminators, is doing weak compared to its competition. The first episode of X-Factor ended up 22nd that evening trailing behind several post-syndication series while X-terminators held it’s #4 spot in the ratings. X-terminators which ran for 8 years in Europe prior to it’s American release 8 years ago is still going strong. X-factor which originally aired in England as a clone of X-factors only surpassed X-terminators in viewers after the controversial murder of the entire team of X-terminators hosts.
This cover is interesting to me, simply because it took me a few looks to figure out that fleshy, goo-ish blob is actually a person unmasking. I don’t know why their creative team chose to portray the unmasking in the form of sculpted ground meat, but it’s their decision, so who am I to question them.
Their tagline is incorrect, because to believe or not, I’d really have to care first.
I heard that some people think this issue fixed a lot of problems with the series. My take on that is that they tried to put a bandaid on a wound created by a laser canon.
Woah look it’s SUICIDE SQUAD bet you never thought you’d see this again. Anyway, new review up. I was sort of at a loss here because the art was so overwhelmingly terrible in this issue, it was almost hard to focus on the writing.
I think I forget to mention in the actual article that they switched artists! This one is…….much worse. That’s really the only way to cut it.
Okay, so overly-long, unofficial hiatus over.Say hello to Suicide Squad Issue #9:
It’s kinda ugly (which is hardly a departure from the norm), but there’s really nothing otherwise noteworthy about it.
So Helena Bertinelli died this week. You know, Huntress? (Of course you do.) World’s Finest issue #1 came out today, formally introducing us to Earth-2’s Helena Wayne, our current Huntress, and her buddy, Power Girl (who I’ll probably talk about next week). You can read the preview pages here.
Helena Wayne isn’t a new character by any stretch of the imagination, but steamrolling the beloved Ms.Bertinelli is upsetting, problematic, and yet understandable all rolled into one big mess of ugly, sniffley emotions.
I felt like talking about Helena this week was relevant. I’ll be buying World’s Finest later today to make a judgement on how well they deal with Helena Wayne, but I’m pretty obviously disappointed by how they cut down Helena Bertinelli.
Also can we just mention how awful the covers look? I can’t tell if its Power Girl’s new costume just polluting the whole cover or what, they are just visually unappealing. Actually maybe it’s just Power Girl in general. Her hair looks really bad too…
In case any of you are wondering what I’ve been doing, I guess, here’s a roundtable that I participated in……Sunday night. I think that’s it, my sleeping schedule has been terrible and insomnia based lately, so I’m kind of more perpetually confused than usual.
In retrospect, I think I liked Masks and Mobsters more than I said I did here, but probably not for the reasons the creators probably would’ve wanted me to… But that’s all good and fine, since I usually have a lot of trouble reading Noir anyway.
And I’m so sorry Aesop’s Ark. There’s just nothing I can say.
I wrote a little somethin’ somethin’ for Nerdcenaries that got posted today. I was a bit worried that I came off as a butt, but I can’t really do much about my honest feelings. Besides, I’m not the be-all, end-all to fashion. And I’m never gonna tell somebody that they have to adhere to my ideals, that would just suck.
What makes a bad nerd shirt? Well going to the absolute extreme on the negative spectrum, it’s like taking the words “DOCTOR WHO” and just planting it onto a black shirt.
Note that this often doesn’t apply if you have large breasts because they distort most graphics and look weird. I mean, you can still make a graphic tee work, but to get the full effect, designers usually have to be more creative to work around boobs.