The Faceplant of Morbius

Comments on RPGs, comics, culture, and my writing projects, including the cyberpunk anthology "Foreshadows" (foreshadows.net)
~ Monday, February 10 ~
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For all the praise that Matt Fraction’s & David Aja’s “Hawkeye” is getting (and deservedly so — it’s great), I have to highlight a series that, at first blush, didn’t seem like it would warrant much interest.
“The Superior Foes of Spider-Man" by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber is warped genius. It’s about five lower-tier supervillains who try to get by as the new Sinister Six and pull off that One Big Score that will raise their status in the manic, insecure world of Marvel bad guys. (That there’s only five villains in their Sinister Six is just the first of their problems.) It’s a delicious, funny mix of "Ocean’s 11" and "Pinky and the Brain" … with costumes.
The spread here (from Superior Foes #4) shows the gang’s not-really-all-that-smart leader, Boomerang, about to lead the team into the headquarters of the Owl to ostensibly steal the head of Silvio Silvermane. As Boomerang says, “This’ll be a piece of cake, gang!” The two-page spread that follows is, as I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the most glorious things I’ve seen in a comic in years. 
Get this book! The first collection (issues 1-6) is out in March.

For all the praise that Matt Fraction’s & David Aja’s “Hawkeye” is getting (and deservedly so — it’s great), I have to highlight a series that, at first blush, didn’t seem like it would warrant much interest.

The Superior Foes of Spider-Man" by Nick Spencer and Steve Lieber is warped genius. It’s about five lower-tier supervillains who try to get by as the new Sinister Six and pull off that One Big Score that will raise their status in the manic, insecure world of Marvel bad guys. (That there’s only five villains in their Sinister Six is just the first of their problems.) It’s a delicious, funny mix of "Ocean’s 11" and "Pinky and the Brain" … with costumes.

The spread here (from Superior Foes #4) shows the gang’s not-really-all-that-smart leader, Boomerang, about to lead the team into the headquarters of the Owl to ostensibly steal the head of Silvio Silvermane. As Boomerang says, “This’ll be a piece of cake, gang!” The two-page spread that follows is, as I mentioned in an earlier post, one of the most glorious things I’ve seen in a comic in years. 

Get this book! The first collection (issues 1-6) is out in March.

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~ Saturday, February 8 ~
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robots-and-electric-sheep:

kabukigurl:

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ba ba BOOM

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~ Wednesday, February 5 ~
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That Stark guy makes it look so easy.

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~ Friday, January 3 ~
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evandorkin:

Here’s to old friends, now sadly lost.


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~ Sunday, November 24 ~
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Thank you!

withjohnhurt:

I never expected such a response! Thank you all so much for your warmth and congratulations!

John


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~ Thursday, November 21 ~
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whedonesque:

Shall I go now?

If you like.

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~ Thursday, November 14 ~
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liquidoctopus:

Superior Foes of Spider-man 5 preview

The two-page spread in the new Superior Foes of Spider-Man is one of the most glorious things in comics in years. Funny stuff, and the series is one of the most entertaining books out there.


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~ Saturday, November 9 ~
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doctorwho:

IT’S FINALLY HERE.

The official clip trailer for the Doctor Who 50th Anniversary special, ‘The Day of the Doctor’.

(Psst. If you’re on the YouTubes, you can subscribe to BBCAmerica because they’ll be posting a second, special exclusive trailer tomorrow!)


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~ Tuesday, October 22 ~
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marvelentertainment:

The official Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier poster is here! Watch the teaser trailer in just two days, exclusively on iTunes Trailers.

marvelentertainment:

The official Marvel’s Captain America: The Winter Soldier poster is here! Watch the teaser trailer in just two days, exclusively on iTunes Trailers.


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~ Wednesday, October 16 ~
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