Friday, June 17, 2011

John Carter No Longer Of Mars

Here's the not so great first poster for Disney's upcoming film John Carter formally titled John Carter of Mars.  I suppose that after the Mars Needs Moms debacle, Disney marketers felt nervous about how to sell another Mars related movie.  Yet it seems that no one told the poster designers that the title had changed since there's a great big M at the bottom of the image.  Another problem with this poster (as far as I'm concerned) is that when your leading man looks like this:
My Vagina is Crying Right Now...
then you're making a massive error by not displaying Taylor Kitsch's obvious attributes front, center and as gratuitously as possible.  Yes, I realize that it's a Disney movie and they're not big on the selling with sex angle but I'm pretty sure that this isn't going to be a G rated movie and I'm expecting shirtlessness for at least 90% of this movie because in the books by Edgar Rice Burroughs, John Carter didn't even wear pants...
And Another Thing, Ummm...What Was I Talking About Again?
Oh yeah, the movie.  It also stars Willem Dafoe, Mark Strong, Bryan Cranston and human doorstop Lynn Collins.

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Oi! John Constantine: Hellblazer Will Not Reboot In September!

Despite the return of Vertigo Comics longest running ongoing title (and apparently, the longest running uninterrupted title in comic history) to the DC Universe, Hellblazer won't be rebooting from issue #1 in September.  As a long time fan who has bought ever single issue of Hellblazer since it was first published in January of 1988 I'm glad to hear it but I'm not sure what to make of DC's new series in which Constantine will become part of a team, Justice League Dark:
The rest of the league will include the characters of Deadman, Shade the Changing Man, Madame Xanadu and what looks like Zatanna but what I'm wondering is how they are going to intergrate a character like Constantine, who is, at many times, a total asshole who doesn't play well with the other kids.

Friday, June 10, 2011

Hey DC Comics! What's Going On With the Super Knees?

Why On Earth Would  Superman's New Costume Need Knee Pads...

And Yet Supergirl's New Boots Don't Have Any Knees At All?

These are the covers for the Superman & Supergirl reboots and that is some seriously dumbass costume design going on there.  At least Superman's got some action going on in his cover and is actually doing something as opposed to just lazily floating around in space and trying to look cute.  Seriously, that Supergirl cover is a mind numbingly dull concept and I wouldn't be the least bit interested in even thumbing through the book if I saw it on the shelf.  Covers are supposed to be the promise of an exciting tale inside, not of posing like you're struting down a red carpet!  Yawn...

Thursday, June 9, 2011

McFarlane Toys Walking Dead Action Figures Actually Articulate!

McFarlane Toys has recently unveiled their upcoming Walking Dead line and surprisingly, it looks like these figures will actually have some points of articulation.  Pictured here is Michonne: the sword swinging, Governor hacking, mega-bad ass biatch who will not hesitate to cut off your fap hand if you make the mistake of fucking with her.  I haven't bothered to post any images of the other figures because I really just don't give a damn about them.  It goes without saying that she's my favourite character in the series and if she doesn't show up on the AMC series, I will stop spending any time watching that show...period!
Who Wouldn't Want to Watch This Every Week?
 As a black woman (don't let my pasty profile photo fool you) I lament the dearth of black female characters in comic books, both super powered and non-super powered. I know there's more than the characters I'm about to list, but only these few came off the top of my head and it should be noted that none of them have their own ongoing series:
Storm: Marvel Universe

Vixen: DC Universe

Amanda Waller: DC Universe

Martha Washington: Dark Horse Comics
 Martha Washington is my favourite of this lot. She was created by comic book bigshot Frank Miller and was featured in six story lines/miniseries starting with Give Me Liberty and ending with Martha Washington Dies and for a black female character, that's a hell of a lot to have.  Martha was a ghetto born misfit who defied her environment to join the army and becomes a world saving, sword swinging, Surgeon General hacking, mega-bad ass biatch who will not hesitate to cut off your fap hand if you make the mistake of fucking with her. 
I spelled "where" wrong!  Oopsie!

Well maybe I have a little thing for bad ass black women hacking off fascist fap hands!  Anyways, here's my two cents of artwork to go towards black girls in comics, this is a detail from a larger piece I created as a gift for my cousin:
Yeah, I Know She Has Dreads.  Artistic License, Man!

Thursday, June 2, 2011

Yet Another Wonder Woman Reboot...

But if this will be the artwork on a regular basis, I can live with it. Her previous reboot lasted how long?  Just over a year I believe and yes, I realize that DC comics is rebooting everyone (but does that include John Constantine: Hellblazer?) but frankly, I'm this close to changing the name of this blog to Wonder Woman Complain-a-thon if they keep changing things as often as I change my nail polish.  And I change my nail polish a lot!