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Thursday, July 22, 2004
I was looking at my list of sites over there on the left...most of which I check on a fairly regular basis, and it occured to me that I'm not sure how many more comics-related "blogs" the world can take before splintering occurs and you get everyone splitting up into little tribes. No longer linked together simply by being comics-related, instead linked together by being "conservative comics blogs" or "women's comics blogs" or "silver age fan's comics blogs" or some other additional descriptor.
My local paper had a big, two-page, color-picture-featuring article on the history of Catwoman in preperation for the film's release, including a big picture of the cover to the Catwoman: Nine Lives of a Feline Fatale trade. Should be interesting to see if that increases demand for Catwoman comics even more than the hype already has, or if this film is going to, Doc Savage like, completely and utterly kill all of the public's interest in the character.
This same issue of the paper also had a nice feature on the Polyphonic Spree. Including people who object to the band. Not "dislike" the band, as that would simply be a matter of differing tastes and be perfectly reasonable and acceptable. No, these folks seemed to object to the very existence of the band. The two reasons cited were: the robes (and complaining about the Spree wearing robes on stage strikes me as complaining about KISS' satanic clown make-up or Henry Rollins' black t-shirts and shorts) and "the optmisim of the songs." Yes, somebody apparently felt that the fact that the Spree's songs are "happy" makes them objectionable.
And people wonder why I use the term "misanthrope" to describe myself sometimes.
Y'know, I was going to talk briefly about some of the news from SDCC, but so far nothing I've seen is either interesting or in-depth enough to make me discussing it here worth my time.
And now, link-blogging, something I almost never do, so you know I must think it's noteworthy:
I kinda wonder how those people are dealing with the comfortable old Elongated Man's wife being raped and wasted in Brad Meltzer and Rags Morales' IDENTITY CRISIS right now. But one presumes they're still masturbating with rolled-up copies of GREEN LANTERN from 1976, so what the hell.