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  • Birthday 11/20/1963

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  1. The latest installment of Geek Guru is up over at CostumeContumely.com. http://costumecontumely.com/?p=2750 It's the only advice column dedicated to geeks. This time around, the Guru address display overload and the ethics of bit torrent comics. I thought there'd be some peeps here that might enjoy it!
  2. Do you know the band Kirby Krackle? They have many, many comic book songs. We actually just did an interview with them about their new album and video, if you want to know a little more about them: http://costumecontumely.com/?p=1936 You should definitely check them out on youtube.
  3. I don't have any particular political beef in this debate. But I feel compelled to point out that people who are asserting that this phrase is part of Superman's "original heritage" and an inextricable part of his mythos are wrong. I had a blog post about this http://costumecontumely.com/?p=94 when Brian Cronin covered it in his Comic Book Legends Revealed series. The ORIGINAL line was: I assume if a new movie used THAT quote, the conservatives in this thread would be up in arms. "Equal rights"? Fighting "Hate" and "Prejudice"? Sounds pretty PC. The "American Way" was added during WWII and taken away again after. It wasn't until the 50's TV show that it was resurrected. And in any case, it was never from the comic book. And for my money, the COMIC is the source material I want media adaptations based on. Cliff (again- no ax to grind. Just reportin' the facts)
  4. You've missed my point entirely, but I'm not the least surprised. Did I say they should make a campy, corny movie? No. They should make an accurate movie. The 60s Batman TV show was never meant to be accurate. It was camp. It isn't a "laughingstock" because it was always meant to be comic. To be tongue in cheek. The fact that you don't understand that, shows clearly that you do noy have a clue what you are talking about. I'm not talking about making a "goofy" superhero movie. I'm talking about making an accurate one. If people want to mock that? Fine. It will be more than made up for by the huge new pool of audience members they gain by doing it right. Newsflash: Had the Dark Knight been done properly, it would have made TWO billion dollars worldwide. Literally. This was my point. Which you clearly missed. Cliff (Don't worry Scarecrow, we'll get you to the Wizard)
  5. My goodness. The only poster in this entire thread that has even the slightest idea what he is talking about is Xorr. The only hair I would split with him is regarding the notion that a superhero film must appeal to a "broad audience". Wrong-o, chum. The reason that studios keep making garbage superhero movies (or at least the main reason) is that they try to make it appeal to a broad audience. It's a mistake. If they made one of these films correctly, the moviegoers they would lose would be more than outweighed by the number of moviegoers gained. Captain America is a great example. Now, let's just assume that the upcoming film costs $175M to make and ends up grossing $250M. Who knows if it will be that expensive or successful, but those are good ball park figures compared to what's come before. Marvel will look at that as a success. BUT If they did the Captain America movie correctly it would cost them, in my estimation, about $385M to make and gross about $592M. It would beat out Avatar as the highest grossing movie of all time. It's a shame these movie companies can't see the forest for the trees. Cliff (Cap without buccaneer boots ain't Cap)
  6. The latest Contumely is up: http://www.thefwoosh...not-with-hasbro Cliff (enjoy!)
  7. It's not a cross-over? It's an "in joke"? So...it's not R2-D2 then? It's a piece of tech that happens to look identical to R2-D2, but it's *not* R2?
  8. This sort of "cross-poperty" contamination really annoys me. Oh well. Its not the worst outrage about this movie.
  9. Hmmm....Steel vs. a Yellow Lantern. Interesting matchup.
  10. I was surprised to see that my Toys R Us had zero action figure related sales going on yesterday.
  11. I doubt it, considering they've done all the iterations of those characters that appeared in the story.
  12. I don't have much faith in getting quality Green Lanterns in this line. But hey--I could be wrong.
  13. I sympathize for the people that have lost money, but I would never even consider trading over the internet with someone I had never met.
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