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  1. I've completely given up on DC Comics since the reboot. I spent so much time getting emotionally invested the post-Crisis universe, learning far more about it than I ever possibly needed to, and now I just can't bring myself to care about a new continuity. Especially when 95% of the creative teams do absolutely nothing for me.

  2. Just finished Battlestar Galactica. The 'net tells me there's a lot of dispute over the final episodes quality, but I greatly enjoyed them. Sure, it didn't solve every dangling plot thread and probably doesn't make any real sense, but it was fun. I'd be first in line for a proper sequel series or TV movie set on current Earth.

    Battlestar Galactica- The Plan- The plan obviously being to spend 10 minute writing this pointless addendum.

    Paul- Kind of amusing on its own, but really disappointing considering the hopes for a new Pegg/Frost written film. I guess what this film perhaps proves is that the real genuis behind Shawn and Hot Fuzz belonged to Edgar Wright.

  3. Suckerpunch: They spent all that money on the CGI to try and cover up for the terrible acting, right? Other than that I'm not sure what the hell to think about this film, since the quality of the visuals (and by that I mean the actresses) completely distracted me from forming a coherant critical thought. I'm even trying to do it now but can't because Vanessa Hudgens.

  4. Haven't posted on Earth-2 in a while, so this seems like the place to start. I'm currently watching...

    Game of Thrones- One of my favourite new shows of the past few years. The ending to episode 9 leading into the finale was jaw-dropping.

    Batman Beyond- I've been going through the DCAU show by show, and after some of the banality of Superman TAS this is a lot more enjoyable. Chris Sims at Comics Alliance pointed out that it's essentially Spider-Man in a batsuit bantering with Bruce Wayne. Good stuff, on the 2nd series now.

    Battlestar Galatica- Been very slowly watching this with a friend, now finally onto the 4th series. There's nothing about this show I could say that hasn't been said already, but I can only hope they've dispelled with the brain-destroying filler episodes that almost made me stop watching through seasons 2-3. Oh, we've ran out of ideas for this season, let's just do a boxing episode.

    Various bits of pro-wrestling; Just finished RoH in 2002, might start watching 2003 if I can stop myself from being distracted by various PWG and NOAH shows.

    Got Sherlock lined up, although the episode times seem a little daunting.

  5. DC is more mythological and symbolic; Marvel attempts something closer to pseudo-reality. The narrative laws of DC's universe are entirely different than Marvel's, for many reasons.

    Sorry dude, but I can't buy that. Marvel's biggest comic of the moment is about a battle between hundreds of superheroes and villains taking place on an island floating over America which happens to be Asgard, home of the Norse gods. At the crux of that, the strongest superhero of them all has just turned into his Lovecraftian alter-ego, just after murdering Ares, the Greek god of War.

    Marvel has more street level heroes, yeah, but one of them literally sold his marriage to the devil, and Marvel's grittiest street hero of them all is currently a nightmarish combination of undead man and machine.

    I like Marvel Comics a lot, almost as much as I like DC. But I don't get this concept that Marvel is more realistic.

  6. Okay, after quickly scouring an 'obtained' copy of the whole thing a few times, I can see you're right. That's definitely him on p19 with the face paint and again on p25 with his head poking out and that aerial panel. That's pretty bad taste right there.

    Also, I thought the murder of Chris Jericho by terrorists was unintentionally hilarious.

  7. I enjoyed D.W. ripping apart that shitty WWE comic, but I'm looking at a scan of that Triple H death page right now and I can't see Umaga on it. There's a poorly detailed head in the background who *might* be him (he's got long-ish black hair, but could also be anyone). He also doesn't appear to be anywhere else in the comic, aside from another poorly-detailed figure in a zoomed-out birds eye view of the ring. I'm thinking that if that is supposed to be Umaga, it's probably something the artist unwitting put in rather than Champagne.

  8. Just finished watching all of Charlie Brooker's Screenwipe, which is a fantastically cynical programme about television itself. Also just finished Adventures of Batman & Robin, with New Adventures lined up next. Just saw Mystery of the Batwoman, too, but I thought it was pretty dire. Also, the Hulk vs. DVD, which I was pleasantly suprised with, and I particularly liked the vs. Wolverine one.

  9. Been reading The Books of Magic. Neil Gaimain's original miniseries is amazing, but the ongoing really isn't. Like The Dreaming, the majority is self-indulgent esoterical crap, occasionally brightened up by a good idea that just doesn't last.

    Also, Batman & Robin is amazing, and the news of upcoming Cameron Stewart art has me foaming at the mouth like a rabid dog who likes comics.

  10. Superman's Pal Jimmy Olson Special 02- I wasn't expecting too much from this, and so I was very pleasantly suprised with how good it was. James Robinson writes Jimmy Olson better than anyone else I've read (i.e. he's actually a likable character rather than a whining little shit), the conspiracy-laden story is fan-freaking-tastic, and the ending is absolutely shocking stuff. Ongoing Superman just became a must-read for me, because I felt this was Starman-good. 9/10.

  11. Been reading Alex Ross & Jim Krueger's Earth-Universe-Paradise X trilogy of books, and really liked them. They're kind of like Ultimate Origins, only far more detailed and self-involved, which I liked. Also, with Norman Osborne as president, parts of it may have influenced Dark Reign.

  12. Been ploughing through each ongoing Authority series. I loved v1, was quite, quite bored by v2, and I've really got into Abnett & Lanning's v3. I'd already found myself as a fan of those two writers thanks to the big Marvel space events, and Authority v3 showcases similar but darker writing, especially as regarding to the character's personalities. Now I'm keen to read earlier Wildstorm stuff, particularly Stormwatch.