Name: Micah Bynum
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December 6, 2012 3:57 pm Well, to play the game of semantics, I do not see how men oggling you shows a hatred or dislike of women. That is the definition of misogyny in the dictionary on my desk. What you are describing is just simple douche baggery. When I see an attractive woman at a con rocking a costume I don't take pictures or get rude, but I do look. It is not because I hate women or think they are lower than a man. It is because I am a flesh and blood man and looking at beautiful women is a pleasure. We are going to stare. Just like all the women screaming at a showing of Magic Mike. Hey, they like checking you out. Is that a crime? If it is the human race will come to a screaching halt. It seems disingenuous to take the bad behavior of a few people and use it as a blanket indictment of an entire subculture.
December 6, 2012 3:07 pm I am just flabbergasted that it is even a point of contention. While I never would participate or dress up, why would anyone care if others do? I enjoy seeing how much time and creativity that people put into their costumes. Now some people do get inappropriate with it, but that is true of everything. Seeing a lady wearing a Baroness costume that is only being kept on due to a zipper made of what appears to be a mixture of adamantium and mithril bothers me no more than the lady at the local bar who dresses inappropriately for her age. I would like to know how the controversy is a manifestation of misogyny. The author makes the assertion then follows it up with nothing.
December 5, 2012 4:49 pm Well to be fair, Lucas did not do a great job protecting the franchise and pimped it out as much as possible. He had less control over Empire and it was the best film. I am optimistic about the new direction. I like that the one writer that is being mentioned has writen some serious works that got Oscar buzz. Get a good director and you can have magic. Disney gave us a pretty good Avengers film. They selected a guy to write and direct who took his source material seriously and worked to please both die hard and casual fans. It made a billion dollars and is a good movie. Disney knows they can throw out whatever junk they want, put a Star Wars label on it, and it will make money. They also know that they can make a lot more money if the movie is good and the fanbase is pleased. They took Avengers, a comic book read by a small group of people, and made a billion off of it because it was a good movie. Star Wars has a much larger fanbase, has been seen by pretty much everyone under 80 in the western world, and its characters are pop culture icons. I bet right now Disney is thinking about the multibillions a good Star Wars film could rake in. I think they can deliver.
December 5, 2012 1:17 pm I think we are going to be surprised with the new films. Listen, Disney has a track record of making decent films that please the audience. They know that if they get a franchise that people are very attached to right, they can make a lot of money. See Avengers for proof. A new Star Wars film that is as good as Empire will rake in money. I just want to see an expansion of the universe on film. The comics, books, and video games have made the Star Wars universe the most interesting and expansive in sci-fi. Use those properties and ideas as foundations for some great films.
September 6, 2012 10:50 am Just to throw this in there for nostagia sake, does anyone remember the posters that came in the books during the Reign of the Supermen?
September 6, 2012 10:50 am I still have mine as well. Aquaman 0 had one of the best covers of all time. I am glad they killed that Guy Gardner story line though.
March 22, 2012 12:59 pm Probably the most consequential Batman story line to come down in a long time. The central conceit of Batman is that Gotham is his. He knows its secrets. That is no longer true. If something like the Court of Owls has hidden so long in Gotham, and even outwardly ignored Batman before this (a true insult if there ever was one) then what else has he missed? In many ways, the darkness of Gotham, for Bruce, is a reflection of the darkness in his soul. If something as dark and powerful as the Court of Owls can hide from Batman, what is hiding in his soul? It calls into question all of Bruce's assumptions about himself and his mission. That is something we have not seen since Bane broke his back.
March 22, 2012 12:47 pm I tried manga and just did not like it. Not all the stuff was bad, but most of time I just did not like the art. I had a girlfriend who made me watch Fruits Basket with her and I was able to get through most of it without wanting to suck start a pistol, but after that I want nothing to do with it.
February 9, 2012 5:36 pm I think Gerard Butler would be a great Billy Butcher. Get him pumped like he was in 300 and he is perfect. Tom Hardy would be good for The Frenchman. Get Hardy, Butler, and then team them with Guy Ritchie and tell them to do what they did in RocknRolla (Guy's best film) and take it to 11. Dane Cook as A-Train would be perfect. He will not even have to act because being a douche is his milieu. Michael Clark Duncan for the Deep.
February 7, 2012 9:36 am Moore is a great writer, but I will take issue with the idea that only new comic fans think he is overrated. I have been reading for twenty years and I still think he is overrated. Well, let me qualify that, he is overrated in some places and underrated in others. His best work was with Swamp Thing and almost no one, including most comic fans, have no idea about it. He is famous for Watchmen, which is great, and V for Vendetta. V is just a mashed up bunch of gibberish. But it is a way for a bunch of white kids to put on Guy Fawkes masks and radical chic it up with their parents credit cards. Moore's problem is that he made himself hard to work with. No one likes that. The guy is a genius, but he is also a giant douche. As to Frank Miller, he missed with Holy Terror. It happens. Some things work and some do not. Moore's bibliogrpahy is full of comics that did not work. Still, I doubt that any writer who has ever written a Batman books understands Bruce Wayne as well as Miller. His problems stem from his comments on the OWS movement. Frankly, I agreed with him so I cannot hold that against him.