Hickman’s Infinity

Fair Warning: Spoilers are to follow. Infinity. It’s hard not to think the name was chosen to recall prior stories—inevitably those of Jim Starlin, ie, The Infinity Gauntlet, The Infinity War, The Infinity Crusade, [Adam Warlock and] the Infinity Watch, The Infinity Abyss, now The Infinity Revelation, and soon The Infinity Relativity. If nothing else, […]

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The Happy-Ever-After, It’s at the End of the Rainbow

Sometimes we–or at least, I–like to imagine a much more cosmic cause and effect than realistically exists. It’s silly, but when there’s no control present otherwise, it gives the illusion, so long as the imagined connection holds. Of course, human minds are more than capable of editing memory, expectation, and the nature of these connections […]

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Well, I decided that perhaps I ought to see Guardians of the Galaxy. I had a number of issues with it: James Gunn is Troma alumni (watch out for the Lloyd Kaufman cameo, if you do see it!), but he also scripted the abysmal Dawn of the Dead remake (which failed mostly with regard to its script […]

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You know what I miss?

One of my absolute stylistic dream teams. Ron Wagner inked by Mike Witherby, coloured by Gregory Wright, lettered by Janice Chiang, and written by Len Kaminski I was just poking around for more of Ron Wagner’s pencils, as I lost track of Morbius, The Living Vampire around issue 12 (mostly thanks to the “Midnight Massacre” crossover […]

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Execution Is Mere Formality…

I picked up a copy of Thanos: Infinity Abyss some weeks ago (I think it was from the Record Store Day run, but it’s not important), and took the occasion to read it tonight. Oh, the frustration. On the back: “Five classic costumed champions whose combined strength can move planets and change the course of time […]

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It’s too late to turn back, here we go

I just finished Color Me Impressed: A Film about the Replacements and I don’t know what to think. A lot of people are angry that it includes absolutely nothing of their music whatsoever (it really doesn’t) and that Paul, Tommy, Chris, Slim (I think this was filmed long enough ago?), even Peter Jesepersen does not appear […]

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One more shot for you, iTunes…

One more shot for you, iTunes… The notion of a set of thirty-eight bonus tracks, including b-sides (yay!) was enough to entice me. It didn’t have an analogue in any other digital stores (boo!), so I decided to suck it up and go to iTunes (which I installed once before, and it lasted about a day, […]

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“Sir, you’re an expert on analysis, I can see you running scenarios in your head.”

Wow. Just…wow. That is a really, really terrible line of dialogue. It’s like “Show don’t tell” illustrated on purpose, only it wasn’t on purpose, it was just incredibly terrible dialogue. Wow. Wow. An “A” rating?! Are you on drugs AV Club? SERIOUS drugs? That said: throwaway references that add up to nothing–and let’s be clear, that’s nothing, […]

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Ah, What Words?

I’m listening to Robert Allen’s Jazz Jackrabbit soundtrack right now (man, that was a killer set of low-rez music!), so I haven’t fun words to fill a title. I also don’t have the experience of seeing the Whigs up close and frighteningly personal: vehicular troubles meant they had to cancel–but that did mean I walked away […]

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On the nature of adaptation…

No, this isn’t a treatise on evolution. I haven’t even my mother’s (non-evolution-focused, hence “even”) biological doctorate, so I’d be beyond out of my depth on it. Anyway, of course, I’m referring to the adaptation of things like, well, comic books (okay, not “like” them, I mean “actually them”). I’m still watching Arrow, and the truth […]

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