Put It Out to Pasture - Bendis' Avengers

I know that I often sound like a broken record. I have the creators that I support no matter what (Millar, Hickman, Johns, Meltzer, Aaron, Ennis, Tomasi, etc..) and I have guys that I rag on constantly even when they're writing something somewhat decent (Morrison, Robinson, Fraction [Uncanny X-Men], Grant Morrison, Dwayne McDuffie, Winick, Grant Morrison again). It's the nature of the beast for comic book fans to attach themselves to writers whose style they really like or who they think tell great stories. Mark Millar, for example, gets his fair share of detractors on the internet but I really enjoy the way he writes, and I especially get a huge kick out of his bombastic wide-screen action stories. Meanwhile, I've given James Robinson chance after chance to earn anything except my hatred and disgust with Justice League, but the man is just terrible now-a-days and has taken one of my favorite DC characters down with him. But there is one man who went from the first group to the second group practically overnight. Someone who I was always high on and always supported through the bad stories and massive plot-holes, until finally I had enough and now am swearing off his work as much as I can. That man: Brian Michael Bendis. How did I reach this point? What happened to send me over the edge? Hit the jump for the answers.


Event Fatigue Comic Book Reviews - 02/03

This week all of the reviews are Marvel books. Sorry for anyone out there that reads more DC than me, but times are tight and I can’t pick up all the books that are on the new comic rack. On to the reviews.

Avengers Members Announced

Hey all. So after the Siege is over, all four Avengers books are coming to an end. In their place, there is going to be only one core Avengers book featuring a more classic roster. So far, there have been four members announced via various websites this week, with more to come I'm sure. As the announcements come in I'll be sure to update this story as more people are announced. So who made the list? Hit the jump to find out!


All-Time Awesome Lines From Comics - Justice League #8

I know that there are a lot of internet haters out there, but I'm not afraid to say that I loved Brad Meltzer's DC work. His run on Justice League of America was far and away better than just about anything that came afterwards, and I would rather have his take on the characters than James Robinson's anyday. So with that said, I'm going to present one of my favorite moments from Meltzer's run of JLoA. Hit the Jump for it.


Links You Should Know: 2/2

Yo yo. I gotta say, this is my favorite week of early winter. This week we've got the Academy Award nominations announced, the Super Bowl, basketball heading into the All-Star break, and my brother's birthday. With the Oscar nominations out this morning, I already did a post listing them and my early thoughts on the nominations and who I think should/shouldn't win, so if you haven't already, scroll down and check that out. And with the Super Bowl/my brother's birthday on Sunday, I figured to gear up for it I would post a Super Bowl related story from the Onion that made me laugh heartily. Hope you all enjoy it! Let's go Saints!

2009 Academy Award Nominations Announced!

It's that wonderful time of year again, when the Oscar nominations are announced and the blog-o-sphere heats up with discussions of who got robbed, who should win, and what in the world is Angelina Jolie going to wear??!! That last one, I could give two shits about. But I love the Academy Awards, mostly because I love films so much that I appreciate the idea of honoring people's work in the arts and this is the biggest and best award that an actor/actress can win in my opinion. After the jump you can few the full list of nominees, plus my rundown of who I think got robbed, who should win and who shouldn't win.


The Main Event...Fatigue - 2/1

So I'm only stopping in briefly tonight, my good friend has been sick with Mono for weeks and relatively isolated from people. So instead of blogging tonight I'm going to go and cheer her up. I do hope you'll forgive me. But, I do have some quick sports thoughts for you, hopefully that will tide you over, and I'll be back tomorrow with an Awesome Line from Comics and I should be able to finish my Put it Out to Pasture on Bendis' Avengers run tomorrow also. Hit the jump the rest of this article.


The Royal Rumble!!

Tonight, is the first time I'm watching the Royal Rumble in almost a decade. I'm actually really excited about this, cause no matter what wrestling is like at the time, the Rumble is always entertaining. Even when it's bad, which the current WWE is not completely bad, the Rumble was still great. So, because I'm excited and cause I don't honestly know that much about what's going on, I'm going to do my predictions for tonight based on almost nothing. Let's do it, shall we?