comic books

The Avengers Assembled

I’m seriously hoping “The Avengers” movie doesn’t suck.  But it has great potential to do so.

(via agentmlovestacos):

The Avengers! From the @Marvel Studios panel at Comic-Con (L-R): Robert Downey Jr., Clark Gregg, Scarlett Johansson, Chris Hemsworth, Chris Evans, Samuel L. Jackson, Jeremy Renner, Mark Ruffalo, director Joss Whedon and Marvel Studios President Kevin Feige.
Iron Man, Agent Coulson, Black Widow, Thor, Captain America, Nick Fury, Hawkeye and Hulk. Boom. We win. Another photo and more details on Marvel.com.

You Don't Need Talent

Make Your Own Marvel Comics!

So, you don't need talent to draw comics any longer?   I saw this article on CNet's site.  It seems a company, working with Marvel Comics, gives users the ability to create their own Marvel Comic!  Wow, where was this when I was younger.

I always fancied myself a good comic book plotter, but not a dialog writer, and certainly not an artist.  If only there was a program where I could provide an outline for a comic book, and then a program can come up with words to express my creation.  Better yet, a program that can produce a movie script in the same fashion!

Oh, the endless possibilities.

reading comic books again

i've been reading comic books again.

it has been several years since i picked up comic books on a regular basis. but late last year i was in a mall and stopped by the comic book store. i picked up two hardback compilations:

both books were excellent in there own way. daredevil was done by the team of loeb and sales. loeb knows how to write a clean story with excellent dialog, while sales can draw in such a minimal but expressive fashion.

by comparison the morrison written x-men was dark, brooding and sadistic. it was nice to see the x-men go through pain and deliver it back to the enemy at hand. i didn't feel confused jumping back into the x-men (which was confusing when i left reading the book due to the amount of characters and subplots). morrison did, and is continuing to do, an excellent job with the x-men.

after these two books i've been picking up issues here and there. i enjoyed loeb and jim lee's run on batman, and lee's current run on superman (more later on this). i'm also enjoying the batman/superman book by loeb and turner.

i'm taking a different approach to my comic book reading now also. i'm more into the hardbound collection as opposed to collecting individual issues. i don't know, i can't stand the 'bagging and boarding' of comic books any longer. i guess i'm not a collector any longer. i just enjoy good comic art and a good comic story.