The official “Mike’s still tired, so here’s a lazy link post” post.

§ July 19th, 2010 § Filed under sir-links-a-lot § 10 Comments

  • Friend of the site Rob Kelly gives us not only a Dick “Swamp Thing” Durock PSA, but an Adrienne Barbeau one as well.
  • If Superman #701 hasn’t been kicked around enough for your liking, here’s Dr. Polite Scott explaining why that one scene with Superman diagnosing that person’s heart condition is dumb.

    As Scott notes (and I’ve seen forms of this criticism pop up elsewhere), the point that this whole “Superman walkin’ the country” hoohar came from guilt over being accused of not doing enough to save someone’s life. …So let’s end the issue with Superman not doing enough to save someone’s life. Sure, why not.

    Also, I suspect removing “flight” from his travel options is increasing the number of Superman-preventable deaths in the DC Universe. …This whole comic is a test for potential Superman editors, isn’t it?

  • COMPLETELY UNRELATED: Thor is walking across the United States to get in touch with the non-divine, and happens upon a fellow with some heart trouble…resulting in the greatest sequence of comic book panels you will ever see.
  • Costuming for the Green Lantern movie and the Thor movie has been revealed, and lo, blood rained down from the sky, and brother did turn upon brother.

    Well, I think they look okay.

  • Announced is Vertigo Resurrected, a series of reprints of some classic Vertigo comics, and, most notably in this first installment, the first publication of the Warren Ellis Hellblazer story about school shootings that was pulled off the schedule after the Columbine murders.

    I’ve seen some inquiries here and there whether this means we’ll see the canned “Swamp Thing meets Jesus” story at long last…not holding my breath, though I’m curious what DC’s going to do when they reach that point in the paperback reprints.

    (RELATED: Why DC hasn’t jumped ahead and put out reprint volumes of Mark Millar’s Swamp Thing work, taking advantage of the current amount of press he usually gets. That won’t last forever, folks, so ride those coattails while you can!

10 Responses to “The official “Mike’s still tired, so here’s a lazy link post” post.”

  • Anonymous says:

    There’s also the question of will Swamp Thing ever get the full treatment with a DC Archives, Chronicles, or Omnibus:

  • CW says:

    Mike, was that “Swampy meets Jesus” issue ever pencilled and inked? I thought it was stopped in the pre-art scripting phase.

  • With regard to the costumes I don’t see anything wrong with any of them myself (though Green Lantern did make me stop for a second and say “What the hell?”). But it all depends on how well they look in motion and on camera.

  • g23 says:

    I, too, like the costumes for Thor & GL. At first glance, it looks like the correct balance between “EPIC GODS” and “Homo-Erotic Leather Men” has been accomplished.

    What I have a problem with is GL’s hair! The guy looks like a douche!

  • Mikester says:

    CW – The pencils were completed…that was one of the points of contention over this issue, in that it was approved by editorial, the art was mostly done, and then suddenly they were told they couldn’t do the story.

  • Chad says:

    Maybe DC’s still pissed about Millar’s Authority-era bitching toward Levitz? As I recall, Millar’s Swamp Thing run was pretty good, and given his higher profile right now, the lack of a collection makes even less sense.

  • rob! says:

    Wow, thanks for the plug Mike!

  • casie says:

    I am in agreement about the costumes. They look pretty good. Green Lantern does have a TRON-y look about it, not a bad thing though. I think they’ve learned their lesson, after the whole Clooney/Batman fiasco.
    (By the way, I see nothing lazy about this post.)

  • Ginrummyryan says:

    “and lo, blood rained down from the sky, and brother did turn upon brother.” I think that should replace “raped my childhood” meme. At the very least I will use it all day to describe things.
    “Ryan the breakroom is out of coffee”
    “and lo, blood rained down from the sky, and brother did turn upon brother.”

  • CW says:

    Thanks for the info, Mike.