Thursday, March 26, 2009

Wolverine Art Appreciation Month.

I know people complain all the time that Wolverine is everywhere and Marvel over saturates the market with his presence, but I think it's cool that they're doing a Wolverine Cover Month next month.

I personally love the Warhol version of X-Men Legacy #223 which is a take-off of the cover to Wolverine #1. I loved that series as a kid and tried to draw that cover many times. The Van Gogh version of X-Men #508 is pretty rad too. It's too bad they're all variants, because no one will be able to get them and they'll sell for $50 on eBay. Still a cool idea in my opinion.

Wednesday, March 25, 2009

Yo Joe! Classic.

I'm a little late to the game on this one, but IDW is republishing the Marvel G.I. Joe series in trade paperback form. I think the first couple are just sanitized versions of the old Marvel trades (they erased the Marvel logos off of the covers), but hopefully they release the rest of the series in trades.

To be honest, this series was the reason I got into comics and it was the first series that I followed with any kind of regularity. I really think this was an underrated series and Larry Hama is a pretty underrated writer. I am planning on trying to buy as many of the trades as I can, currently they only have the first two released (Volume 1: Issues 1-10, Volume 2: Issues 11-20) but two more are on the way (you can preorder Volume 3: Issues 21-30 and Volume 4: Issues 31-40).

In my opinion, issues #20-55 are the height of the series. They are very well written, the story arcs are excellent, the art is great, and there are plenty of ninjas involved. After issue #55, it kind of starts tailing off, I think Hama was under increased pressure to come up with and push new characters and vehicles. It got to the point where a lot of favorites were getting phased out of the story. I ended up dropping the series because I was getting into the X-Men and other traditional comics, but every once in awhile I'd check it out. I still try and pick up some reader copies whenever I'm at a con. But now you can pick them up rather inexpensively, they're all in the $13 pricepoint.

I highly suggest picking them up, they're well worth your time. Yo Joe!

Wednesday, March 4, 2009

Megan Fox.

I just read an article on Yahoo! about Megen Fox and a couple of her upcoming movie roles. Two of them are comic book related, but neither of them are Wonder Woman. One of them is Jonah Hex, which also stars Josh Brolin as the lead character. Sounds interesting.

The other movie she has committed to is an adaptation of Fathom. To be honest, I've never heard of that comic, but apparently, she is a huge fan of the book and will receive a producer credit, alongside ex-finance Brian Austin Green. Probably the best news I've heard in a very long time was a couple of weeks ago when it was announced that she had dropped BAG like a bad habit. I always thought he was a douchebag. But he has been surprisingly good on The Sara Conner Chronicles.

I am hoping the the Jonah Hex movie turns out half-way decent, I actually think it could be a pretty big hit if it was done correctly.

Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Man-Thing - A Review. Kinda.

With my fiancee out of town, I decided it was time to rearrange my Netflix queue and bump up the movies she would have zero interest in seeing. So, of course that meant Man-Thing.

I'll go ahead and state that I didn't watch the entire thing. I mean, I watched about 30 minutes then got bored, and fast forwarded through the remainder of it. On the plus side, the movie looks nice. Visually, it's interesting and it doesn't come off like a movie shot for basic cable. But yet there is a reason it went straight to basic cable. Even Man-Thing (when he finally shows up 40+ minutes into the movie) looks kinda cool. Sadly, this movie comes off as a decent looking horror movie - completely with cussing and a set of boobs five minutes into the movie. The acting is decent but yeah, it's not exactly the awesome Marvel faire we've come to expect in recent years. Rent it if you must...?