He’s joined the CHURCH and turned his back on violence (Comic Reviews: 8/30)

Small ship week but still plenty of books to review. Let’s get to it then, eh?

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LIES!

What has been said is completely untrue. I am not here and have in fact never been! Rumors of my death have been exaggerated, and you’re not reading this post.


Various things…

Things continue to progress slowly here at Blurred Productions Central.

Some stuff to keep in mind:

  • I’m slowly learning the exactly what our cool new hosts at WordPress let me to do with the site. I just learned how to do ‘content cuts’ which I’ll make my very long posts less obnoxious.
  • I’m proud to welcome Psycholarry back into the fold. Other former site staffers might be joining back up soon.
  • I know there’s a lot of comics related stuff up here… for those of you who aren’t big comics fans I’ve got some other content floating around that should be up here sooner rather than later.
  • Slowly but steady all of the good stuff from back in the day should be up here at BP 8.0
  • There’s a new About Us page up and ready for viewing

That’s all for now, me thinks.


From the archives: MAX PAINE

It was dark, dark like the thoughts of one of those 17-year olds on Barney who think about what a real life would be like, dark like when you have your eyes close, like when you’re asleep. The scream, a scream like the sound of a dying emu, like the sound of an cheap Wal-Mart brand alarm clock with AM, FM settings and dual alarms going off, pierced through the dark darkness that hid the light. My eyes cracked open, open like a 7-11 at midnight, or a fat man’s fly at an opera, and then I saw the truth. It was late, late like the insulin for the dead diabetic, late like 15 minutes late. Dag. Read the rest of this entry »


Oh Grant, how I love you so!

In reference to Mr. Frank Miller

Grant Morrison: And while we’re on that subject…Batman vs. Al Qaeda! It might as well be Bin Laden vs. King Kong! Or how about the sinister Al Qaeda mastermind up against a hungry Hannibal Lecter! For all the good it’s likely to do. Cheering on a fictional character as he beats up fictionalized terrorists seems like a decadent indulgence when real terrorists are killing real people in the real world. I’d be so much more impressed if Frank Miller gave up all this graphic novel nonsense, joined the Army and, with a howl of undying hate, rushed headlong onto the front lines with the young soldiers who are actually risking life and limb ‘vs’ Al Qaeda.

Mr. Morrison, can I have your children?


YeahbutWHAT? (Comics Reviews: 8/23)

HUGE week for comics. So let’s just get to it, eh?

BOOKS I READ

52 #16 – So the only thing that happened in this week in the DC Universe was Black Adam got married to a 70s TV star? The countdown to Isis biting it begins here, people! The best part of this issue is the two page Animal Man-Space Heroes bit. It seems we’ll get more of that next week, which I look forward to a lot. RATING: MEH

Astonishing X-Men #16 – My opinion may be a bit biased since I am an unabashed Joss Whedon fanboy but I absolutely loved this comic. It’s quite clear that Whedon and Cassaday are having a lot of fun on this book. Kitty’s reaction to the identity of ‘mystery villain’ was golden and the whole Wolverine bit was worth the 2.99 alone. RATING: FUCKING FANTASTIC

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You work for us now (Comic Reviews: 8/16)

And so week two begins. It was actually a slower week for comics this time out but I’m actually reviewing more books this week. Odd, that.

There was a lot of contraversy over late shipping books this week. Civil War delayed a month, Justice League pushed back a week… my thoughts are mixed on the subject (though generally I don’t like books shipping late… though I like consistent creative teams on books…) so I’ll refrain from commenting on that.

Unto the reviews!

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