Thursday, February 14, 2008

Things That Made Me Happy...

...in my comics this week.

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Connor's mother was supposed to have been half black and half Korean. The artist on this month's GA/BC seemed to have forgotten the Korean part.

What word was it you had to look up?
 
Gosh, another good week. Personally though I have to go with the "You rear-ended Barry Allen?" line, because I have in incredibly juvenile mind.

Hee hee.
 
"midge".
 
Hmm, I always thought connor was half black. Albeit it may because while I read the issue where he premiered in, I have never read the Chuck Dixon series.
 
Was Kenny Braverman is Superman this week? Booster Gold #0 comes out this week, and Kenny Braverman, first appearing in the 0 issues of Superman returns? That's a weird synchronicity.
 
He was simply mentioned. Still!
 
Boodika was named after a retrotransposon in a blood fluke? Those are some charming parents she's got there.
 
"Boodika" probably means something different in her native language. Like "Lobo" in Khundish means "he who eats your entrails and thoroughly enjoys it", while here on Earth it's the band who recorded "Me & You & A Dog Named Boo".
 
Just one thing I wanted to add that came out last week but due to oddness of space time (ie I got paid this week) I just had to mention

Judge dredd megazine (trust me its dc related)

So you are running a reprint of Bob the galactic bum. But you really don't want to pay dc rights to use Lobo. What do you do?

You change him into a woman and call her ASBO

i kid ye not!!!
 
After reading this week's GA/BC, I think Green Arrow may be an example of mythic syncretism*. He started out as yer standard dull crimefighter, then got the 70s leftie overhaul, followed by some Reagan-era Grellness, and then a healthy dose of 90s selfishness and jerkitude. Blend on high, and you come up with a complex character who is a decent amalgamation of all of the above -- maybe not someone you would want as a friend, but someone you might want to read about.


* A phenomenon first identified in Absorbascon #211!

- Annotatin' Anonymous
 
Sigh... I was hoping Kenny was something that got New Earthed out of continuity.
 
Connor's always been half-white, one-quarter-black and one-quarter Korean, hasn't he? (So, naturally, he's incredibly blonde. Ollie has mutant dominant blonde alleles!)
 
Isn't Midge the name of Moose's girlfriend? (But without looking it up, isn't it a larval stage for a type of insect?)
 
haven't thought about Kenny Braverman in years; was happier that way. May he and Tommy Elliot rot in stupid-character hell...
 
Hmmmm...I always thought midges were those nasty little black flies. I also had a Midge doll, to go with my Barbie doll back in the 60's.

Yes, I'm old.
 
Yes, I know where the name Boodika, or in fact Boudica comes from.

What's your point?
 
You know, in this week of Countdown, we found out that Kyle is a retard. "Speaking of which, we should at least be looking for a way home while we bicker?"

Gee Kyle, ever thought about looking at the FRIGGIN' shiny green ring right in your hand?

If HAL JORDAN was at Kyle's place, instead of bickering, he would've punched Jason Todd in the face (he deserves it) and then proceed to beat the circuits out of Brother Eye.
 
okay, I am redeemed. I may not have known what Lexis Nexis was an hour ago, but I definitely knew the historical reference for the name Boodika. And who says you can't learn anything trivial from a University Education.
 
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