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Thursday, February 24, 2005
Eats, Shoots and Leaves
In my defense, it was actually fairly difficult to come up with 100 different things.
I don't have much to say about this week's new comics. I am vaguely annoyed that for some reason Flash sub-plots are showing up in my Wonder Woman comics.
Oh, and it made me very angry when I opened a box from Diamond yesterday and discovered that the trade paper-back of Army of Darkness: Ashes 2 Ashes had a variant cover.
In defense of item #12 from yesterday, I present this thread, in which not only are two talented artists unfairly criticized, but both homophobia and misogyny are in ample display.
I almost felt a small twinge of guilt about that item when I wrote it, but everytime I start to feel the slightest bit of sympathy for the people who post there, they go and start a thread like that.
Let's talk about that image for a minute. It's gorgeous. Quitely is one of the most talented artists around, and that picture is a simply beautiful illustration. But the thing that strikes me is the attitude it conveys. It perfectly captures some very simple body language. Superman is very relaxed, and casual, and he is just sitting there in the clouds watching over his city. I have a strong suspicion that Morrison had a hand in this cover design, because it's making a strong reference to the "Superman as God" interpretation you see from time to time. He's a benevolent force watching us from the skies, wanting us only to be our best. It's a remarkable statement of where Morrison's run on the title is likely to lead.
Now, we all know that I'm the Dean Martin to Mike's Jerry Lewis. And Corey is the Harpo to Mike's Chico and my Groucho. Well, Sean is the Master Shake to Corey's Meatwad, Mike's Carl and my Frylock.
(Yes, I realize that those metaphors don't really map to each other - except for the fact that I'm left as the straight man in each one, ironically enough - but trust me, when you see the group of us together, it works.)
(I don't yet have apt metaphors for the other members of the ACAPCWOVCCAOE...)