1. I did like the costume in Man of steel but i wished the red was a little brighter. The colors seemed far too dark for a hero meant to inspire hope. The silver embellishments on the suit also felt unnecessary and looked rather dull. Ideally i think they should shoot for something along the lines of the new 52 suit currently in the comics. You don’t need the collar but there are places where red could be utilized to shake things up a little like the belt. They could even incorporate some of the subtle armor pieces from the comics in to it make it appear more Kryptonian.
2. Smallville was damn near perfect looking. There have been many iterations of Superman’s hometown over the years but many felt either too big or too small. This Smallville is just right in my opinion. The Kent farm itself also falls in here.
3. Baby Kal-El’s ship is great looking it obviously fits the aesthetic of the other Kryptonian ships we see while still having a distinction to it that feels like it’s one of a kind. As much as i liked the original Superman films i always thought the weird crystalline ship just didn’t make sense from a practical perspective, even if it’s an object of pure science fiction. Here the ship seems both practical yet easily reconciles as alien in appearance.
4. Russell Crowe as Jor-El easily stole the film in his sheer presence. While i didn’t like everything that occurred on-screen with his character he invoked the role entirely. He gave many facets to the character that were sorely missing from Marlon Brando’s iteration most obviously emotion. His Jor-El felt far more like a hero at the start of the film than just a simple supporting character. Crowe brought gravitas to the role that i doubt anyone else could top.
5. Clark destroying the belligerent truckers semi was pretty great. It immediately brought back memories of Superman 2 where after regaining his powers Clark basically beats the crap out of a similar character at a diner. I didn’t actually like the fact that he physically assaulted a guy for petty reasons in Superman 2 mind you it felt supremely out of character. What i liked here was that Clark basically took a high road in not simply destroying this guy in front of everyone. Yes he gives in to a petty urge and demolishes his truck but that shows how human Clark actually feels just like everyone else.
Ok so first “A Ghoul Named Gus” was shelved… then the artist jumped back on board and is now redrawing all the art. Not sure how this will pan out but we shall see. I have been really slacking on comic reviews lately and in fact pretty much all writing honestly. Then suddenly out of no where i begin writing “Ghosted” an idea i had for a novel i have been messing around with for a while. It’s all clicking all of the sudden and i like it a lot.
That’s pretty much it for now.
Well it seems “A Ghoul named Gus” just wasn’t meant to be. The french artist i was working with essentially lost interest in the project which is a bummer honestly. For now i’m shelving the script and am going to start focusing on something else. I have been kicking an idea around for a novel for quite some time, I may take a swing at that.
As for current works i’m still writing reviews for Fanboybuzz.com and i have been applying for my press badges for Conventions for this year through Bleedingcool.com, which will be super fun and hopefully allow me to do some much needed networking. I have had an idea for a weekly or semi weekly column i may pitch to a few sites also.
One more thing i kind of want to try is a new way of choosing what i put my efforts into developing as far as comic projects go. Basically on a site or the blog i put up a brief concept or outline a week for like a month or so. Let people vote on which one they like the best then write a short script up and hire an artist to produce 8 pages. There would be posted online for free. After continuing this process until i have 4 or so of these 8 page mini stories done i would collect them into an anthology and look for publishers. It could work out well or backfire terribly but either way it sounds fun to me.
Well i haven’t been posting here for a while due to working on a bunch of different projects at once. Which is not easy but still pretty fun i think. I have been writing weekly comic reviews for fanboybuzz.com and working on a backup story for A Ghoul Named Gus.
Any who i will start posting links to my reviews on fanboybuzz. Lets start off with my most recent one Young Avengers #1.
OK i have been sitting on this for a while so time to get it out there. I will be now doing weekly(probably) comic reviews for fanboybuzz.com . Maybe even some articles if i get the chance. On top of that “A ghoul named Gus” my new creator owned book is coming along nicely. I’m working with really talented artists and will post art when i get the chance. We may launch a kickstarter for it sometime soon. There is also going to be a backup story in issue #1 featuring a certain Noh Mask… All that and this year i will be doing some convention coverage for bleedingcool.com!
So yeah we just hit over 1500 all time views and i wasn’t paying attention. My bad.