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Friday, September 12, 2008
All Art is Quite Useless
It's time once again to look at the sublime, the ridiculous, the mockable and the proofs of Satan's existence in Diamond Previews.
A new edition of Bryan Talbot's The Adventures of Luther Arkwright is due for release, at a very reasonable $18.95, which is nice, as it's a book I've been oddly unable to find easily. This new edition also promises to be based on new scans of the original artwork, so there's an implied promise of this book looking spectacular as well.
Thing That Should Not Be: Example 1
Godfather busts. Because Scarface merchandise wasn't quite tacky enough.
An Amanda Conner drawn Terra series? Oh, yes please, more Amanda Conner comics are always a good thing.
Hey, you know what the Superman books need? A ton more Kryptonians. (Yes, I am just poking Sims with a stick there.)
Hey, you know what Justice Society doesn't need? A bunch of Kingdom Come tie-in specials.
Oh, fuck you, Japan.
Hey, when did uncensored, bare nipples become okay for ads in Previews?
Little hint, guys. If you put the information in your ad, it stops being a "surprise."
Finding a fourth volume of Cavalcade of Boys solicited this month is a very pleasant and unexpected surprise, as I had somehow managed to overlook the fact that Tim Fish had continued the serial as a weekly strip.
There is also a new book by Maurice Vellekoop, featuring beefcake pin-ups in his unique art-style. Definitely a must have book.
In more upsetting book news, I was terribly excited about Rogue Leaders, a retro-spective on LucasArts adventure game glory days, especially since I have a choice of Guybrush Threepwood or Purple Tentacle covers. But not at $60. And not after what Mike did to ruin the Monkey Island games for me.
I can't fucking believe someone thought a Secret Invasion hoodie was a good idea...
So, so tempting. Especially since I had one of those Autobot mini-radio things back in the day that I still had an intact Gen 1 Optimus Prime.
Man, if I'd taken better care of my toys when I was a kid, my pocketbook would be less in danger of losing weight when things like this come along.
Oh wow! German Fetish Model Barbie is back in production!
Things That Should Not Be: Example 2
"Let's play Staw Waws, Timmy!" "Okay." "My guy attacks youw guy wif his wight sabew." "My guy...my guy attacks youw guy wif his candy cane." "Youw guy's dead, Timmy." "I know..."
You know, every month I'm convinced that the bottom of the "Marvel Super Hero Bust" barrel has been well and truly scraped.
Every month I'm wrong. I'm sure Marrina's fan will be very happy.
No, seriously, fuck you, Japan!
"Come hither" stares on half-dressed underage cat girls is a new low...
Okay, I'm out of booze, that's all I can take of Previews.