Monday, February 18, 2008
Y end the series?
Soooo, in addition to lagging on my posts, (such is the extent that I will gripe about my laziness as I know how tedious it is to read on other people's blog,) I have been very sloth-like in my comic book reading. Annnnd, there's this comic you may have heard of called Y the Last Man. Furthermore, you may have heard that said comic ended it's run recently at issue 60. I have mixed feelings about this. On the one hand, I'm bummed that one of my favorite books has ended. I'm all for finite runs being envisioned when crafting a story, and for going out on a high note rather than jumping the shark and overstaying your welcome. However, the selfish part of me is a little ticked that I won't be rapturously enjoying this freakin' awesome book, (all due platitudes to Vaughan/Guerra/Marzan/and company, yadda-yadda-clever-yadda-entertaining-yadda-thrilling-yadda-poignant-yadda). On the other hand, I'm happy to have read such a little slice of heaven, and, I'm happy to be back watching regular old tv and movies without Y ruining the curve by making all other movie and tv shows look like ass in comparison. Oh yeah, the above is, of course, agent 355 from said awesome comic, pencil on bristol. I may post later some of the "process" sketches for you amusement. Also, saw I am Legend... all that is being said about the dodgey special effects and Wil Smith's riveting performance is true. Saw the Spiderwick movie, very entertaining, very Brian Froud, in a good way. Saw The Bourne Ultimatum, more of the same, which is not a bad thing, (side note, still very hard to watch Matt Damon without expecting him to just repeatedly say "Maaattt Daamon"). Have you seen this? http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fNgpeTf-WaU
F'ing sick. Oh, oh, did you happen to catch the new Knight Rider show? No? Then you just missed the 2 hour, television equivalent of being waterboarded.