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Wednesday, February 16, 2005
New Comics Day Gives Me Headaches
Essential Luke Cage...an odd choice for an Essential volume, but certainly not as mis-named a book as Essential Human Torch or Essential Ant-Man.
If ever there was a book that screamed "wait for the trade" from every page it's Apocalypse Nerd...remember back before Peter Bagge became a Libertarian. You know, back when he was funny.
Actually, upon flipping through Buddy Does Seattle, the new manga-sized collection of Hate stories it may be remotely possible that Peter Bagge was never actually as funny as I remember him being.
The book of Dan DeCarlo cheesecake gag cartoons that came out today has a really off-putting orange color on almost every page. And I couldn't shake the feeling, as I was looking at it, that I was seeing some future version of Betty and/or Veronica on every page. Sort of like "Oh, so that's what Veronica got up to after leaving Riverdale" or "So that's how Betty worked her way through college."
So, somehow, Mike and I got into a discussion of Hogan's Heroes and the rumored "serious" film version. Mike mentioned that he can't wait to see the "funny" Green Lantern film. I responded, "Isn't Rebirth silly enough for you?"