Sunday, April 29, 2007

Nostalgia for something I've never read

I stole the title from a friend of mine. I never read the old Legion of Superhero comics, but I really like this sequence from the JSA #5:





Wednesday, April 25, 2007

Man O' Steel

Whenever Superman comes up I go on at length. So I'm putting all my nerdery in here.

I like when Curt Swan, John Byrne, Ed McGuinness, Neal Adams and Jon Bogdanove draw him. I like when Mark Waid, Joe Kelly and Grant Morrison write him. I like when some other folks do those things too. I like his supporting cast a lot. I think girls in Supergirl costumes are ridiculously hot. I think his rogues gallery is terribly underrated. Luthor, Brainiac, Doomsday, Mxyzptlk, Bizarro, Metallo, Zod, and Livewire are all very cool. I love Krypto. I love the original Siegel/Shuster Supes and the way he fought for the underdog. I love the Fliescher and Dini/Timm cartoons and Superman 1, 2 and Returns. I like silly Silver Age stuff. I like Superman knock offs like Majestic and Supreme.

I don't like most of Byrne's revamp. I don't like Superman 3, 4 or the Supergirl movie. I don't like most of the Jurgen's era; I HATE electric Superman. I hate that because Miller wanted Batman to be cool he had Superman look like an idiot and it's been that way ever since. I don't like Smallville or Lois & Clark. I want to set Chuck Austen's face on fire.

Just for the sake of having something to do, I'm gonna blog about Superman and things I think are funny about him.