America #1 - Breaking Up

Jul. 27th, 2017 06:25 pm
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If there was one Marvel book that I had to say was probably the weakest thing currently being published, it would be America. It's not because of the themes or the character, but mostly on the writing... and how the character is written. There's... problems if you haven't noticed.


As such, let's take a brief look at one of the scenes of the first issue.

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bellwether

Jul. 27th, 2017 04:12 pm
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bellwether
something that leads or indicates a trend


The above definition is the sense of bellwether we know best. It's because we're not familiar with its literal definition that it's often mis-heard (or misspelled) as "bellweather."

A "wether" is (or rather was) a castrated ram. Shepherds in Olde Tymes used them to lead their sheep, fitting them with a bell to help keep track of both wether and flock.

According to Michael Quinion at World Wide Words, "by the fifteenth century, it was... a contemptuous term for a leader whom only sheep would follow, especially one who possessed a loud mouth but little judgement."

It's a fairly neutral term now--though it's always worth examining what sorts of bells we heed. ☺


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We're all well aware that All Star Batman and Robin was off the wall, with its story of Batman making Dick Grayson, aged twelve, eat rats in the Batcave, The Goddamn Batman, Wonder Woman calling a man "Sperm bank", "Fast hands, my little Robin. Fast hands, big mouth" and Batman painted yellow for a meeting with Green Lantern.

Scott Snyder clearly took inspiration from this series when writing his own All Star Batman
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Deadpool #33: "Airbag"

Jul. 27th, 2017 12:30 am
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"The country is changing. Captain America is changing. We’re using the opportunity to change Wade’s life in a very big way. You’re going to have to retitle the book." - Gerry Duggan

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"How far ahead do we plan things? There's dialogue in today's SILVER SURFER I knew we'd hit going all the way back to our very 1st issue." - Dan Slott

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What, it's not posted yet? You cuties are giving me the honor? Aww, you shouldn't have.

Are you ready to PUMP PUNISHMENT?!? )
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"At the canny request of Executive Editor Mike Carlin, G2 expands its mandate and studies the lives and time of some of the other characters who inhabited the DC Universe over the same years as our two stars." - John Byrne

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Cloud Stories

Jul. 26th, 2017 09:29 am
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Hi. Frequent lurker, occasional poster. My new book CLOUD STORIES goes on sale in better comic book stores around the USA today so I thought I should make a post here about it. It's a collection of short comics stories loosely organized around the topic of clouds. They vary in subject and tone from horror to slapstick comedy, high fantasy to memoir. I think it's pretty good!

Cloud Stories Cover 12 pages from a 216 page book )

Like, omegoid!

Jul. 26th, 2017 09:05 am
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Yesterday, I spent some time browsing The Phrontistery’s excellent glossary of Forms and Shapes. (Yes, such a thing exists and yes, some of us will read it for fun.)

It turns out almost anything you can name has a specific word to describe its shape—even things one might consider shape*less*.

Also, we are very fond of describing snakes.


boniform: having the form of good
igniform: having the shape or form of fire
luciform: like light (not Satan-related)
omegoid: shaped like a horseshoe or omega (hippocrepian is also horseshoe-shaped)
peltastiform: shield-shaped (also aspidate and scutiform)
tauromorphous: bull-shaped
villiform: of the form or shape of velvet (not Lex Luthor-related)
vitriform: of the form or shape of glass

anguiform, colubriform, ophiomorphic, and viperiform: shaped like a snake (or, in the last example, a viper)

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