Actual content after the meme.

§ January 27th, 2006 § Filed under Uncategorized Comments Off on Actual content after the meme.

Always remember:



The first two were suggested by pal Sean, the last one was entirely my fault.

Some notes from this week’s New Comics Day:

Nextwave #1, Warren Ellis and Stuart Immonen’s somewhat less-than-serious Marvel superhero team book, blew out the door immediately…even after I had bumped up numbers on our initial orders. And it’s funny…I’m sure some humorless Marvel fan somewhere is offended at the lack of respect afforded, say, Captain Marvel/Photon or Fin Fang Foom, but it’s a real hoot. And, surprisingly for a Marvel comic, I was able to place reorders for additional copies.

Plastic Man #20 – the last issue of Kyle Baker’s run, which, I still suspect, suffered in sales because it wasn’t the “serious” Plastic Man comic people apparently were hoping for. Those of us who stuck with it got a fun and bizarre funnybook…and this issue had probably the last Dr. Light joke you’ll ever need. Woo boy.

Doris Danger Seeks Where Giant Monsters Creep & Stomp – this is listed as a “trade paperback,” but it’s an oversized staplebound magazine. But, if you like the old Marvel Kirby ‘n’ Ditko monster comics, this is probably right up your alley. Pin-up pages include work by both Jaime and Gilbert Hernandez, as well as Mike Mignola. Worth a look if you like the giant monsters.

Serenity trade paperback – wish I had it for that one or two week period the movie was in theatres, but hey, we still sold through all our copies, so I shouldn’t complain.

Catwoman #51 – sales are way up on this series…we keep selling out of the new issues, and our adjusted orders haven’t quite caught up yet. Finally, a Catwoman comic people seem to be enjoying.

Savage Dragon #122 – 1) yes, it’s finally out, and 2) I don’t seem to recall the cover’s paper stock being this thin. Exactly one micron thick. Okay, not that thin, but boy it feels flimsy.

Cartoon Guide to Sex by Larry Gonick – destined to be the most flipped through book on our shelves…at least until the flipper realizes that the book isn’t filled with nekkid girls.

“Underdressed heroines”

“It’s my opinion, but Starfire’s skirt should be longer, and both Starfire’s and Raven’s bodies should be covered up more-I think it’s kind of inappropiate to parade around in a one-piece, and Raven’s one piece is too tight-looking, somewhat revealing and shows too much of her contours.”

“Dude, they look like nuns compared to the new Supergirl.”

“Really, Superheroines (and heroes for that matter) would need to have clothing that isn’t loose, given their career choice. I mean, how well would Starfire fly around and fire starbolts if she’s wearing a more conservative outfit?”

“When you look at the bare skin , you dont see the fist heading toward you.”

I need to post the next one in full for the proper effect (and because I want pal JP to see it):

“I find the discusssions here without moral character. If you read the Bible and follow the teachings of the church, you should know that being underdressed is sinful. That is why in Christian and Jewish traditions, woman have always been portrayed as the temptress….the way to sin. Eve and Mary Magdalene comes to mind although the latter showed penitance. There should be laws to prohibit all these bad influence in comics. Freedom of expression is one thing but not blasphemy in the eyes of the Lord. I am not some bible thumper and I enjoy my comics as much as anyone else but to hear some of the comments here makes me sick to the core. I just want you all to know that there are still good folks here in these message boards. And for your information, homosexuality is a sin.”

“If anyone wants to see one of the sexiest female depictions in the entire DC Universe, you need to check out Jim Lee’s AllStar Batman and Robin. The first issue is 2/3 Vicki Vale, and I have never seen a female character look sooooo good in any book.”

“Raven should wear a parka. Swimwear should resemble wet-suits, but bulkier. Like deep-diving suits. Wonder Woman, if she appears at all, should always appear behind a fence so only her head is visible, like that guy on Home Improvement.”

“oh god, WHO GIVES A BLOODY ****?! these threads are sooooooo stupid, and usually degrade into a series of unimaginitive sexual inuendos. […] god, can’t people these days have an INTELIGENT BLOODY CONVERSATION ABOUT SOMETHING WITH SOME INTELECTUAL MERIT?!?!?!?!?!?!?!?”

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