Hal Pictures Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!: June 2017

Green Lantern Butt's FOREVER!

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Thursday, June 22, 2017

Feeling Cranky

I know, I know... yet another whiny post. But I have been checking out some of the previews for DC and Marvel... and it looks as though we are in for another summer of darkness. I think... that the whole Captain America and Hydra lunacy is going to end... thank god... but it still looks pretty dreadful. And DC has dark Batman or something going on. I honestly gave up after skimming through the storylines, because it was just too depressing.

I have dropped a TON of books lately, and haven't been all that excited about the ones that I DO read... as you can all tell from the lack of reviews. I still keep taking home Green Lantern Corps, hoping that maybe some scintilla of plot will appear, but so far it just keeps dully slogging along. It is... adequate, but no more than that.

Squirrel Girl, Saga and Ms. Marvel continue to delight, and I have been enjoying Doctor Strange, although I was disappointed with the absence of Bachelor as the artist. He has such a knack for the bizarre, and the cheerful tones of the coloring made it all delightfully surreal... which fits a Doctor Strange book to a tee. The new artist is heavy on the blacks and much less whimsical, and now the colors are all gray and gloomy, so a lot of the charm is gone.

The Champions are still fabulous though. And Mighty Thor is pretty great... but it needs more Loki. Original Thor has finally discovered that Jane Foster is the new Thor and he's being a real jerk about it. Oh, and Voltage is now War Thor. It is... complicated.

Oddly enough, I rather like the new Nick Fury book. It is almost as if Stefano got caught in a crayon factory explosion, but it is... quirky, and I do enjoy quirky.

So I think I will continue to stay far far away from any crossovers as much as is humanly possible. I heard that DC had gone through yet ANOTHER rebirthing, and someone old favorites are back...LOVE Wally... but it may be too little too late.

Sorry to be so cranky. I just want my comics to be good again.

Monday, June 19, 2017

I'm Being Stalked!

I received the weirdest e-mail yesterday. It was from Cupid something... an on-line dating service as far as I can tell, wishing me a happy birthday, and then saying that they could see I was in a relationship so they wouldn't be sending me any choices... for now.

What the hell?

Since I have been happily married for 39 years, it's nice that they aren't signing me up but how the heck did they even FIND me? I am not on Facebook or any other form of social media. But then I noticed they called me Sallyp, which I only use on my blog.

So... they like comics?

Or they figure I have a butt fetish.

Which of course I DO... but still... it's a bit on the creepy side.

Sunday, June 11, 2017

Dagnabit

Well, now I am just depressed. Adam West has died at the age of 88, and I am sad. I was eight years old when Batman d├ębuted on television... in glorious black and white, at least on OUR TV, and I was enthralled. My father thought it was hilarious, my mother thought it was ridiculous. I thought it was just fabulous... and I have never changed my opinion.

Although it did establish the tradition of using "Biff"..." Bam"..."Pow" whenever the media feels the need to comment on comic-related news, which does have a way of getting old, but still. It was a silly show, but it was MY silly show! Adam West WAS Batman, and Ward was Robin, and by god, Julie Newmar was Catwoman. Frank Gorshin is still the best Riddler too.

And oh... the guest star villains... all so campy and really it was a forerunner of the Simpsons, as it was a coup to be the villain of the week for a LOT of pretty famous actors and actresses.  King Tut the Bookworm, Marsha, Queen of Diamonds... the list goes on and on.

Adam West was a fine actor... to be able to play such utter foolishness completely straight is not an easy task. And so I will miss him.