Hey Matches, this one is for you.

Can I be honest for a second? I’m not mad about Damian’s death. Sad about it yes, god yes; I cried over this little boy. He just wanted the love of both his parents. I didn’t want him dead, I wanted to find a way that he could be with his father, running around fighting crime.  I wanted to see him grow up. I’m not saying I don’t feel a little cheated that Batman and Robin will have a new Robin, and not one I care about. But Mad? I have a hard time getting mad at it. But I have a hard time getting mad at something, on some level; I knew it was going to happen.  Morrison left us hints what was going to happen. I don’t know why they had to have Batman Inc. in the main canon, when it felt like it was something outside of it. It sucks, but I don’t feel it as bad as a few other things they have done. It is just more icing, on a cake that is more icing than anything else. I guess I’m just raged out at this point. Plus, I feel that there is a lot of ways that he can end up coming back. After all, he is Ra’s grandson, and that man isn’t opposed to stealing bodies out of the bat’s back yard. ((And you know, look how dead Jason Todd is.))

I can’t get mad that Morrison gave Damian a pretty good moment to shine. Over the comic from when he was introduced, to his death, he grew as a character. We got to watch him grow a soul, and learn that it was good. That was amazing. Morrison also gave Damian what I felt, was a hero’s death. He faced his problems with more dignity than a lot of the ‘adults’ in his universe(cough Superman, Wonder Woman). He didn’t run when things got hard. He didn’t try to find how he was really feeling, or push those feelings onto something else. He didn’t shy away from danger. He went for it. It is just a shame it had to end this way. This kid died saving the world, I can’t put it any less than that. Was it heartbreaking that he sat there and begged for his mother to save his own life? Hell yes it was. But I feel that it served a good purpose. That it had a purpose, unlike something else that is still in canon and fucking every where.

I guess what I am trying to say is that if you were reading Batman Inc. from the first issue, we had a pretty big hint this was coming. Bruce was standing in a grave yard, looking at a grave, saying it was over. Batman was over. That was the biggest hint he could give us. I can’t get upset when the hint was there. Unlike something else that they announced a few months back that had no hint or warning. This didn’t slam us in the face with no warning. This slipped in from the back room and hung out there.

The other thing I think we need to remember in all this, is Grant Morrison is leaving the company. Anyone get the feeling this was a big fuck you?

What I will say I am mad about is that Batman #18 isn’t going to deal with Bruce’s grief over his son’s death. That is something I can get fired up about. Damian is dead, I want to see Batman cry. I want to see that he gave to shits about his kid. I’m sorry, but what the fuck does Haper Row have to do with Damian’s death? Is she going to be the new Robin? Because I have hard time seeing Bruce taking on someone who has no training. And come the fuck on, Squire just lost knight. Wouldn’t seeing Squire and Batman work together, both as heroes and getting over their grief together as something fun to read? I would love to see those to go through their grief together, as they both lost their other halves. Not Haper Row. She would be fine in an oracle role, but you can’t have her replace Damian. Damian was Bruce’s son, he was highly trained, and to replace him with some punk off the street smacks of disrespect. And I don’t see Bruce doing that to his son’s memory. Or it just implies he never cared for the kid in the first place. Which is just insulting to him and the reader.

 

I also wanted to say, this isn’t me coming back. This is me just dropping in on something that Matches asked me to touch on. I still have a lot of issues on life that is keeping me away, but I hope, fingers crossed, to be back during the summer and up and running again. Maybe even sooner, if I can get my head on straight but I don’t want to make a promise I can’t keep. My metal health is in the crapper right now, still for a mutliple reasons. That needs to fixed before I can do any more of this. But I miss doing the blog a lot. I want to thank you all for the supportive comments as well. They mean a lot to me and it made me happy to see that the internet isn’t full of dicks.

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A Bonus Blog -Backlog And Batwoman

NOTe: This was an old Blog post that said it posted but pulled a dick move and didn’t, so I am reposting it now. And because I think there are a few points that need to get out into the world.

Because my Comic was closed for a bit, and they are pretty much the only pony in town ((Not completely true, but the other places are not my boys damnit)) I have a huge backlog of comics that I have to get through. And we are talking a few, we are talking about fifty.

So because of that, I’m a bit behind. But Fear not, I have something to Bitch about!

Batwoman has been dropping the ball for me so hard core that it is driving me mad. Her and Wonder Woman may be in the same comic, but they might as well be half way across the world from one another, because I honestly could not buy they were working together. There is a little text box Diana has about how she is not as brave as Batwoman and basically a shitty human being.

Hey, Remember when Wonder Woman kicked some serious ass and was willing to do what ever it took to get the job done? Where she was a strong female character who didn’t need a man to drag her around and have someone basically control everything that she did? Yea? How she was the one out of the Trinty to do whatever it took to save the world, including killing a man even if it ment the two men she saw as her best friends and allies may never talk to her again? Yea, me too, and I want to know where the fuck did she go?

The New 52 Wonder Woman is complete shit. Her own comic isn’t about her, it’s about the new gods and everyone else in the story. SHe isn’t strong or Brave, she is just there. She is a prop. And it pains me to say that. I love Diana. Or more of I loved what was there before they decided that her only use was to get in Superman’s bed and not leave it. That her only worth is just to be Superman’s fuck toy, and that she is weak and whimpy. Fuck, she feels that way in her own comic. And they wonder why she isn’t selling. They removed all that made her Wonder Woman there. I hate how that has become the most important thing in the Universe, is what is going in Wonder Woman’s vagina. It shouldn’t be. As I have said so many fucking times before, That should not be the corner stone of your universe is two characters and their fucking relationship. It is still written like they are friends, and really, it should have ended 2 issues ago.  It has no where to go, and the characters have no contrast with each other. Contrast in a romantic relationship is what makes it interesting for the viewer, the reader, what have you. No Contrast, no Drama. DC is trying to force drama because everyone is against it. Which makes it come off forced. But That is a blog post for another day. Because I’m still pissed about it.

And she is coming that way in Batwoman. And the other problem I have with it is that Batwoman has become to fucking worder. I have issue 14, and got it before my shop was closed down for two weeks, and I just just can’t get through it. It’s like someone is trying to pull my teeth out of my head. There are though speeches, and they are fucking speeches, that these two women have that go fucking no where. And it would be much more interesting to see these two women interact. I was excited at first because I thought the real Wonder Woman was going to be in there. She isn’t.

I have been making jokes to my Fiancee that blue boot Wonder Woman isn’t Wondy. She is a puppet made by Cicere to think she is Wonder Woman, and make everyone else think that too. And Red Boot Wonder Woman is really out there somewhere, and when she breaks free, she is gonna kick the shit out of Blue Boot Wonder Woman. I would say that is what DC is leading up for, but really, that is never going to fucking happen, because that would be creative. And DC doesn’t do creative. They do gimmiky and bullshit.

Marvel does, and that new Deadpool comic is going to be the greatest thing ever.

Super Sick

If I was a superhero I would be one that covered their villians in snot and would leave tissuse all around the city. In other words, I’m pretty sure after I finish this, I am going to roll over and sleep until tomorrow.

So short silly blog today. First something fun from my spam file. Remember that post I made about Batman live? This one. Yea, This was in the spam file linked to it. It seems like leget comment….from a company that sells Gold and Sliver interest….:

Wonder Woman: Before his defeat at the hands of the original Wonder Woman, Ares vowed to send a champion that would destroy Themyscira. In response to this threat, Zeus, King of the Gods, sought out a woman of noble heart that would mother the champion of the gods. He came across a kind-hearted archeologist named Helena Sandsmark and blessed her with a child that was gifted with the powers of the Greek Gods. This child would eventually become known as Cassandra. Though her mother was generous in nature, Cassandra was, in her words, “a spoiled brat”, often taking advantage of her looks and mother’s wealth. But during a cruise in the Atlantic, Cassandra and the ship were attack by a warrior named Genocide, who claimed to be the champion of Ares.

I have no clue what to make of it.

Also I am planning about doing a full write up on Batman Live at some point, but my friend has been a jerk and hasn’t uploaded the pictures from it.

And the weirdest thing I have ever seen in a kid’s show. That is Batman, and Wonder Woman is the pig. Yes, she is the pig and he is rubbing her under belly. … Well, I will be in my bunk now.

Science? In my comic? It’s less likely than you think Part 2

I’m back on this one. [Return of Bruce Wanye The Deluxe Edition ’11]

Can I bitch about cavemen for a second?

Yes, I am back to return of Bruce Wayne, and the first arc again. Why? Because almost everything that happened in it is complete bullshit.  Ask any person studying Archaeology of the Upper Paleolithic.

Yes, your ancestors were hunter and gathers at some point. And there is a fun fact for you, there was a lot less murder back then. Why? Because if you didn’t like someone, you just walked the fuck away. There was no reason to get violent. Funny enough, moving into cities it what caused us to start murdering people. Why? Because you couldn’t just walk away like you used to, after all, it caused more problems for you if you killed someone. Hunting became harder, finding food became harder. Why would you make shit harder on yourself?

Now I’m not saying that there was no murder when we were roaming the land, but really, are you going to stay with Stabby Macstabby if you don’t have too? Because you don’t. Bands were small and mobile, and if you didn’t agree with someone, you could go somewhere else.  You get rid of the person that is killing your people. Plus killing your buddy is a bad idea, because you take down any creature you come around. Megafauna is just that, fucking huge. I don’t know if there were bats the size of men back then, but it is possible. Megafauna don’t fuck around in the size department. Also, there is no reason to really fight for resources, because you trip and fall into food. At least you should be, but Grant didn’t bother to look at shit up. Plus it would make for a slow story. So I can let this slide.

Also, there really was no caveman, because guess what was living in the fucking cave? CAVE BEARS! Motherfucking huge ass cave bears. Yet again, megafauna doesn’t fuck around when it comes to size. Cave Bears that are were willing to eat your ass. So living in a cave was not the best way to survive. Not only that, they were following herds, so they weren’t using permanent homes. The structures that the ‘evil’ clan is using is more likely what people were living in. So….yea.

But you are probably says, Skadi, what about cave paintings? Well, my friends, cave paintings don’t mean that people were living there. In fact, we have found a lot of burials in caves. And we don’t know what the paintings were used for.  Most likely it is a religious thing.

And my final thing is this.  They were living in a society that was equal. There was no status that wasn’t gained by your skills. And when you lost those skills, you lost the status. And it wasn’t like you got to lie around and do whatever, you were still working.

And yes, our lecture in class yesterday was about the people of the Upper Paleolithic, why do you ask?

Batman Live and a few other things

 

So I’m super excited to see Batman Live tomorrow! It will be fun to see how great how well a group of British do Batman. Okay, that was awkward sentence. So I really don’t have much of a blog post that I can think of right now. Just that I get to see Batman live and that it is going to be awesome no matter what. The only down side is that it doesn’t have the bat beard.  But that is okay, I will let you all know how it goes.

Some things can’t be perfect. And No, I will never get over this panel. So get used to it and hail the Bat Beard.

 

It’s going to be amazing.I mean, look at the damn Batmoblie.

And the last thing I wanted to say, is I noticed that the search for Wonder Woman and Superman have brought a lot of people to my blog. And it weird me out, because I’m not sure what it means. I’m in process of writing a pretty long blog post comparing the New 52 Justice League to Kingdom Come, the only time where the relationship, in my opinion worked. It should be up monday, so those people searching this, are welcome to come back and read that. I would love to hear some opinions on it. But I will say this, I feel that they had to take away what made both Diana and Clark special to make this happen. The two of them in Justice League, for the most part, come off as weird forms of Batman, which I will get into more later. And that this is all for Superman, it is obvious if you look at the way it has been promoted. It is Superman getting a new Leading Lady, she is his sexy side; A woman whom we have seen in the old cannon kick ass and take names all on her own.  And Before someone jumps down my throat and says that Good Morning American said that she was the sexy sidekick, and a homewercker, that is a video that DC posted on their facebook page. Like they were proud of the fact that someone called the most powerful female character a sidekick. Which is funny, because every fight that I have ever seen of Batman and Superman, Batman wins. Every fight Wonder Woman and Batman has is always a two hit one. She hits him, he hits the floor. Superman can’t beat Batman, but Wonder Woman can. But what do I know, she is his sexy side kick.

This also duck tails into something else for me, 40 years ago, Wonder Woman graced the cover of one of the first feminist magazines, Ms. Magazine. I have begun to wonder if the new 52 Wonder Woman has any of those qualities that had her grace the cover in the first place. I also find myself wanting to point people to this article about Diana, found here. Diana was written for women, for young girls because there was no strong female characters for girls to look up to. Right now, she is being written for men, she is a sex object, she is just Superman’s girlfriend. They have made her powerless. But I will get more into this later.

I am starting to think I need to make a bullshit tag.

Ode to JLI- Or a rant on how JLI was probably better than Justice League

This kind of thing would never happen in Justice League, it just won’t. Because the level of shit those characters give, is in-fuckin-visiable.

I really, really miss JLI. I know it hasn’t been canceled long, but damn it, I already miss it. It is a hole in my life now. We got the annual, and now, I feel empty.

I saw that a lot of people were complaining that JLI wasn’t funny like it was supposed to be. But Honestly, I gave more shits about the characters in it than I did than those asshats in Justice League. And that has been my number one complaint about JL.  That no one has a personality.Go back and check, I will wait. JLI was good because it bothered to give the characters characterizations. Justice League, aside from Batman, they really have no personalities. Hal says funny things when the mode strikes him, Diana is just someone who stands around. Clark is trying to be Batman so hard it hurts; Arthur is just there like Barry. If you look at JLI, There was something going on there. Godvia was attracted to Booster, trying to understand what she really wanted to be on the team; because she was so far out of her element, and not afraid to admit. She had/has more personality than the whole fucking Justice League. THAT IS A GOODDAMN PROBLEM GUYS.( (I have dropped Justice League. You don’t even bother to have Superman and Wonder Woman have more than two words together, and now they are a couple? No, No, No, I will not read that shitty writing. It was forced and you know it. And I know it is going to be short lived and now we are going to be in that weird stupid position that Wonder Woman is going to be waiting for whomever Superman ends up with to die so she can have him. Heaven Forbid that a Man and Woman just be fucking friends. And I liked their brother and sister relationship because it was fun. And natural.)) I knew where Booster Gold and Guy stood with each other. I, for the life of me, can’t tell you how Superman and Batman feel about each other. They hang outside of the league, sure, but I really can’t tell you if they like each other. It doesn’t feel like they are going out and grabbing coffee and shooting the shit like friends would. Just I need help to punch someone and then get the fuck out of my life.

Godvia, the woman with more personality than the whole Justice League combined.

JLI, yea, they were stuck with each other, but damn it they tried to care about each other. They tried to make bonds with each other. Guy and Booster were upset when half the crew ended up in the hospital and Red Rocket end up dead. I just don’t feel that if something like that happened in Justice League, no one would really give three shits about it. No Joke. I don’t feel like any of those characters have bothered to foster any kind of relationship within the five fucking years they have been working together.  They met up, punch shit, walk away. Batman acts like a douche canoe, but that is his default setting so we can just ignore him; everyone else, really doesn’t have an excuse. They didn’t keep the spirits of a lot of these characters, like Diana and Clark, and so they are all just douches who are hanging out. If you could call it that. They all seem to dislike one another, so it makes you wonder why they are bothering in the first place.

But what is most upseting, is that Justice League could be good. If they had spent some time doing characterization and not treating characters like props, things that have done could have worked. If they had laid ground work for Superman and Wonder Woman’s relationship, it could be a good read. But I don’t feel like they did. It is just, we should be together because we dress alike and hit things real hard. Because that is what they have boiled everything down to. And that is shitty writing.

And I can’t for the life of me, understand why it is selling. Unless people are hoping it will get better. The writting will get better when we force their hand, when we make them work to get our money again, people.

I think the thing about this that bothers me the most is that I feel the wrong comic got cancelled. A well written comic got trashed and one that doesn’t even bother defining characters is selling well. It is a little heartbreaking to me.

Which makes me want to say, Buy Batwoman, she is fucking awesome and well done. Hell, I think it is better than Wonder Woman. I would hate to see that one cancelled.

JLI and Superman and Wonder Woman

There it comes.

Okay, I promise this is the last time I talk about Supes and Wondy being in the worlds stupidest fucking relationship.

First off, I did read Justice League #12. I guess Diana loves you Steve, until you open your mouth and share your opinions on stuff. Then that means she needs to act like a bitch and go make out with Superman. That whole scene was just, we need to shit on a relationship that you ever saw to make sure you don’t like it. So we can make Superman and Wonder Woman work.  So I guess the new goal is to make them unlikeable. And it is working. Superman and Wonder Woman are becoming more unlikeable by the minute.

Second all, Clark was acting all depressed because Lois won’t pick Clark Kent first, mind you he hasn’t put himself out there, but she should be able to read his mind right? So the first time he tells Diana about Clark Kent they make out. I want to point out one thing. Diana doesn’t know Kent at all. So she picked Superman too. So that won’t be a problem because they are perfect together? Really? Really? This is the first conversation they have ever had that lasted longer than a fucking panel. And it ends with them making out and in a relationship. Look, a make out doesn’t mean shit.

Third off, the conversation that puts them together…just sucks. There is no chemistry, the timing is all weird and I swear I was expecting them to start sharing a razor because of how depressed they both sound. I felt like it was going to end with them cutting like two teenage girls. Not making out.

But we haven’t even gotten to the two main problems I have with this.

Fourth off, What happened to the confident fun, witty Wonder Woman we once had? Why doesn’t she do what she always does when problems come her way? She stands up and gets ready for a fight. She is an amazon, why is she running to a man for her fucking problems? She is lonely, I guess but she doesn’t seem like that in her stand alone. It’s hard for me as a fan of her to understand what happened to that. I don’t understand why she would even need a man for comfort. She is fucking Wonder Woman. She used to kick ass and take names. She was a character that I looked up to. Someone who if she was a real person, she would have qualities that all women should have. I found her in a low point in my life, during Gail Simone’s run. Part of me wants to say that run of comics keep me going. I saw worth in that character and her willingness to keep going. It help me find that in myself and keep going. Now I feel stupid that I ever liked her in the first place. DC thinks she is just something for Superman to plow, and I should too I guess. It seems like a waste of a good character. She was able to take on any problem and now she needs to run to someone’s arms first. This doesn’t feel like a moment of weakness, this feels like her new behavior. What happened to the woman who was willing to fight to win even if it meant her own death? I guess those days are over.  She is a woman in the DC Universe, and they are only sex objects now. Which needs to change. AND being that men mostly buy comics, it is up to them to decide if they want strong women or not.

Have to get rid of all the good ones. THERE CAN BE ONLY ONE RELATIONSHIP!

Fifth, this stupid fucking relationship has to erase the good ones. Yes, I made jokes that Booster Gold and Godvia were going to go at it like rabbits, but there was honest to god chemistry there. It was a fun relationship that we saw coming but knew it was going to be fun. It wasn’t announced that it was coming; it was stuck in with subtext and subtly. They had to announce this relationship because no reader saw it coming. Now Booster Gold doesn’t exist anymore because Superman and Wonder Woman made out. Hell, the whole universe was rebooted so they could make this happen, so we lost Lois and Clark as well. Who is next? Guy and Tora? Hal and Carol? Oh, well Hal is dead again, so shit, I guess they got that one too. The fact is it shouldn’t be that way.

Sixth, I have a feeling, if this had been written well, it could have worked. But it wasn’t. The whole series has been just, kinda bad. I have read fan fictions that were better. How do we expect them to get better if we keep buying it? This is the first comic series that I have dropped. Issue 12 was a disappointment, and not just because of the relationship. The whole series was just like, I have no clue what the relationships between these characters. Do they like each other? Do they hate each other? NO FUCKING IDEA! Well, I guess now it is safe to say Superman is plowing Wonder Woman, because she doesn’t have that champion of Anthea things anymore. Their need to push this new relationship on us is just annoying, and trying to cut out the 74 years of Clark and Lois is just upsetting. It doesn’t matter if you don’t like her, Lois was a large part of the Superman Mythos, and you can’t just put your head in the sand and ignore it. She needs to at least be respected and DC just keeps acting like they change reality because it suits them.