May 25th, 2006


Marvel 1602

Not only the best looking comic I've ever read, but a damned good story too.

The whole premise of this story was fraught with danger - it could easily have been a series of bad jokes linking modern Marvel characters with their 17th Century counterparts. As it was, it was very well crafted, serious, but not too serious to have plenty of good jokes to link to the modern heroes.

Gaiman has a genuine love for these characters, and he treats them with respect, whilst at the same time totally pulling apart their stories and crafting something entirely new.

And did I mention how pretty this book is?

Some thoughts

Signs of the impending Apocalypse: chocolate-scented garbage bags (I swear I am not making this up).

Why is it that whenever the police are directing traffic, they tell the traffic to do whatever the traffic lights were telling them to do anyway? The other day, I counted at least a dozen police at one intersection - a bunch on each corner and a couple in the intersection itself directing traffic in time with the lights. What the hell are we paying these jokers for?

Am I the only one annoyed that the Word of the Day feed almost never showcases a word I didn't already know the meaning of?

I think the whole bukkake movement has a lot to answer for. I mean, hardcore porn always had "the money shot", but now every single time it is always in the woman's face. It's not something I'd ever do, and not something I really enjoy watching. I never really was a big fan of "the money shot" to begin with, but now it's so much worse. Damned kinky Japanese.