How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy (t3knomanser) wrote,
How Random Babbling Becomes Corporate Policy

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Comic Books...

I'm not the biggest comic fan. I've got a few I like, I was fond of "The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen", and of course, the ever important JTHM and Squee and Lenore, and well, the Slave Labor graphics line.

These comics are fun.

Which brings me to my latest comic experience. "The Ultimates". good ol' Erich Perry lent Cate and me the first volume. First off, they have a pretty slow production schedule. Why? The art is amazing. A-fucking-mazing. Second, the story is compelling, even when told in a world of superheroes where Captain America (always one of my least favorites, down there with Stuperman).

It's a restart of some old Marvel plotlines. Without giving anything away, they start in WWII, with Cap'n America doing his raid on the German nuclear missle (traditional story). This is some of the most amazing art in the book, and it has some wonderful lines ("Captain America doesn't use parachutes. He says they're for girls.").

Now, he does the whole dunk in the arctic, and is unfrozen by SHIELD, which is just started up, run by Nick Fury, who has gone from the whiteboy soldier to Samuel L. Jackson with an eyepatch. Bad ass. There's a nice long thread of Cap'n America getting caught up with the fifty+ years he's been out of it. Some really cool stuff with Bruce Banner (and they make a point, the right actor to play Bruce is none other than Steve Buscemi- I agree).

My personal favorite part though, is Thor. They're trying to get all sorts of big (non-mutant- bad press) superheroes to join SHIELD. They want Thor. Thor's response? I'm not going to be a corporate whore. Thor happened to be a big organizer during the WTO protests. ::grins evilly::

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