*Obie, through his dabbling in arcane magics mixed with ancient corrupt business practices, has had not just the colors of his fur switched, but a complete overhaul of his work ethic as well…I think I’m kinda okay with the mishap.
***Possible Spoilers Below***
Friday Slice of Heaven
Thanos (and Adam Warlock!) runs deep; especially if my man Jim Starlin is at the helm. In fact, it’s sure to be an uphill battle to convince me that anyone other than my favorite cosmic creator can do justice to this particular character. But then Marvel had to go and put Lemire on the book. As you well know, Lemire is the writer of my current favorite comic hitting the stands, Descender, so there was no way I could pass up giving this book a read…I’m glad I did. If you read Jonathan Hickman’s Infinity — a dang fine Thanos book in its own right — then you are aware of who Corvus Glaive is and why his sitting upon the throne of the Black Order is a problem for Thanos. Alas poor Corvus Glaive, we knew him…sorta. We also see what Thanos’s brother, Starfox, has been up to (risque!), and The Champion and Thane make an appearance before a shocker leaves us desperate for the next installment. Deodato’s linework and storytelling are solid, but it’s his use of half-tone dots and crosshatching during the “inking” process that make the visuals of this comic simply stunning. Martin’s colors bring an otherworldly look to the art that is perfectly fitting to the dark and dire nature of the story. If this first issue is any indication of what is to come, then the creators look to give us a grand cosmic tale worth checking out. I will definitely be continuing with this comic…at least until it starts getting mired by marketing events and nonsensical crossovers. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!
Slice into the Woods
Leonard CohenI was so dismayed by the election (electoral only) of Donald “Drumpf” Trump to be our next President, that I failed to mention the death of the great singer / songwriter / poet Leonard Cohen. If you haven’t heard of him before, then do yourself a favor and check out his many fantastic albums, or start with this compilation that although great, fails to include much of his important later work such as songs from the beautiful album released this past October. Let’s face it, Denizens, it’s already been a shitty year because of the loss of many creative greats, and the loss of Cohen only makes 2016 that much worse. RIP.
America Totally Failed America Last Week
Yeah, not letting this go. Our country chose a racist, sexist, sociopath to be our next leader, and he is currently building a team of equally psychotic and power-mad elites to help him not make America great, but rather make it truly awful. I really want to be wrong about this, but I kinda doubt that I am. For those who helped put this monster in power (Trump supporters, Trump voters, non-voters, and even the third-party protest voters) please remember that as your standard of living diminishes, and the world becomes a scarier place, that this is what you said you wanted. Such a shame.