Friday, November 30, 2007

Things That Made Me Happy... my comics this week.

Future Huntress shouting, "DARRRRRK VENNNNGEANNCE!" I laughed so hard I had to put the book down.

I think the people at DC really have something against San Diego.

"Let me get you a handi-wipe," is such a fifth dimensional thing to say!

Mr. Reyes, again, reminds us to respect our elders, and shows why that respect is deserved.

Like peanut butter and jelly, Teen Titans and Decaptitation are, once discovered, a natural pairing. New rule: in every Titan's story, at least one Titan must die or betray the team. In really good stories, the traitor gets beheaded by another Titan.

Mack daddy Nazi Batman.

Renato Guedes: THANK YOU for being able to draw Krypto as an actual dog, sound effects and all.

There's a one hundred percent chance that early morning fog will give way to heavy starro-showers. Stay tuned for school closings.

Bondage & Discipline Fun Time With Superman's Pal.

B-movie star Rita Farr is a real pro at fighting zombie armies!

Brainiac 5, as usual, knows what he's doing, even when no one else does.

"You're not old enough to understand the irony this multiverse thrives on." That's now the official last line of any comic book argument I make (replacing "Ceterum censeo, Geo-Force delendus est.").

Paco's biceps. Sigh.

In all these decades, this is the first time I've actually seen it stated that Lightning Lad is, well, none too bright.

Adam Strange's auto-defenestration.

How long before that festering hatred between Dr. Dale and Niles Caulder erupts into wild screaming monkey sex?

Thanksgiving with the Kent Clan; but really, I don't think you're supposed to eat babootch.

I really appreciate how easily Mary Marvel sees through Eclipso's line of BS. Finally.

Doll Man versus Doll Man.

The "Unlock Your Inner Hero" ad in Countdown; I assume that's Snapper Carr's locker...

It's not just that it's a single panel of mechanical bees. It's the fact that the only other thing in the panel is a loud word balloon that says, "MECHANICAL BEES!" In any decent society, this panel would go immediately into a national public museum. In its own room.

Jaime Reyes learns a real-world truth that doesn't come up much in comics: most "evil" is just weakness.


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Anonymous said...

I haven't read my comics this week, but I will differ from Blue Beetle on that last point: most "evil" isn't weakness, it's indifference. I understand the belief that people who do horrible things are just hurting and scared; that's usually the best guess of people who have a great deal of empathy and can't imagine the other guy doesn't.

Patrick C said...

What comic was "mechanical bees" from??

Scipio said...

Uncle Sam.

Derek said...

Dammit, dammit, dammit!

I read the first one of these and it was something I hadn't gotten to in my comics yet.

I should know better.

I'm going to go finish reading, so I can enjoy this post properly.

Anonymous said...

Here's something that didn't make me happy: Uncle Sam had the laziest artwork I've ever seen in a professionally produced comic book. There were like three original panels, then the entire rest of the comic was those panels at various magnifications. At least the writing is still fun.

Captain Infinity said...

I wasn't aware of any Doom Patrol appearances this week. Please tell me what comic they're in!

Patrick C said...

Doom Patrol appeared in The Four Horsemen, protecting Oolong Island.

And anytime bees appear I'd really like Batman to pop up and go "Bees. My God."

SallyP said...

Blue Beetle has the BEST supporting cast in comics. There. I've said it.

Anonymous said...

I know the Titans Tomorrow Army were all heroes in the DCU of present but who in the heck is future Huntress? Will knowing explain the awesomeness of "DARK VENGANCE!" (Excuse me for not quoting it exactly.)

Patrick C said...

Future Huntress is Misfit from Birds of Prey. "Dark Vengeance" was her battle cry when she first appeared, posing as Bat-girl.

MaGnUs said...

Nazi Batman has the lamest costume design for an alternate Nazi ever; they just slapped a swastika on the bat-symbol and used a regular Batman costume; when they could have come up with some cool WWII-esque costume with some arcane bat-emblem with Thule Society inspiration...

Anonymous said...

"You're not old enough to understand the irony this multiverse thrives on." That's now the official last line of any comic book argument I make (replacing "Ceterum censeo, Geo-Force delendus est.")."

Where is that from?

And if it's not asking too much, what does the phrase in latin means.


Scipio said...

It's from "Countdown" (or is it from "Countdown to Adventure"? I'm getting them all confused). Dark Angel says it.

The Latin says, "I think one more thing as well: Geo-Force must be destroyed." It's a reference to M.P. Cato, who used to end all of his speeches in the Roman Senate that way, his own typically annoying contribution to the start of the Third Punic War.

Of course, he was demand the destruction of Carthage (Carthago delenda est.). But that's just because he never met Geo-Force.

Anonymous said...

Bees. My god.

And yeah, the "darrrrrk vennnnngeannnce" thing was classic. The only thing funnier than anyone using that as a battle cry is using it after you're old enough to vote. Or tie your own shoes, really.

- buttler