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He eats matter.
This is the one Legionnaire I actually know stuff about. She is Barry Allen (The Flash)’s granddaughter, and she was a semi-recurring character during the Zero Hour-era Flash comics, a time in which I was reading that particular book.
I changed her costume to reflect her lineage.
I went “Classic Iron Man” for his look here, combined with his Legion Lost armor.
Watched the Zombieland Amazon pilot. It was okay. There were 1 or 2 laugh out loud moments, but it was mostly just existing. I think the biggest mistake is in continuing the story of the characters from the movie but with an entirely different cast. While the lead has a certain Jesse Eisenbergness about him, the girls are complete non-characters and the Woody Harrelson stand-in does not live up to his predecessor. But mostly it was just unfunny, but not painfully. Not good, but not bad enough to complain about.
Once again, the general lack of diversity in the Legion leads me to draw this version of the character. Plus, the costume is a little snazzier.
Stitches. An Irish comedy/horror movie about a gross, unfunny, untalented clown named “Stitches” who dies in a freak accident at a kid’s party. 6 years later he returns from the grave to take revenge on those same kids. It was ridiculous and over the top, funny and gory. So I dug it quite a bit. Also, it was kind of accurate to clown culture. Clowns generally paint their make-up design on eggs to hold the copyright/trademark and then preserve the eggs. And of course, whenever a clown dies before finishing a performance, he’ll rise from the dead and the jokes are never funny the second time. True facts.
I also watched a particularly heavy and dark episode of The Rockford Files. Definitely broke out of the formula. I’m liking the show anyway, but hey, we hit some “Rescue Me” level of shit here. Y’know, for 1976 or whatever.
I was unaware this was out, but I watched Superman Unbound. It’s not good. It’s better than Superman/Batman: Apocalypse and Public Enemies, and Green Lantern: Emerald Knights. That’s not saying much. But it might be the best looking DC direct to DVD animated film. The credits list Eric Canete as being involved, so I might be biased.
I also spent some time this weekend watching various Spider-Man cartoons on Netflix. Caught some Spider-Man ’67 (the one with the theme song), the series before “Amazing Friends” and Spider-Man Unlimited.
Unlimited gets a bad rap. I’d avoided it until now based on how bad I heard it was. I watched like 5 episodes in a row and enjoyed them quite a bit. The animation is crap, but the story was fun and engaging, plus Spidey’s humor is strong throughout it. Teaches me to listen to people.
Finally, a quick wrap-up of Jack Reacher. It’s fun. I’m not a Tom Cruise fan at all, and the plot and characters are fairly generic, but it’s got a sense of humor about itself (including one of the funniest fight scenes I’ve ever watched), a nice car chase, Michael James Raymond and Werner Herzog. Cruise does a fine job doing his thing. Herzog is pretty great as the villain. I’ve seen some of his movies and an interview with him years ago, but not enough to really remember his voice and mannerisms. Comedian Paul F. Tompkins does an impression of him on various podcasts and holy crap it is frightening how dead-on it is. Either that or Herzog is doing a caricature of Tompkin’s caricature. Either way, it’s worth watching this movie just for him.
Eh. Fun costume, though.
Elvira: Mistress of the Dark. I saw this in the theater as a kid, and I enjoyed it. It’s still funny enough. But in all seriousness, boobs. Just, boobs.
Currently watching Jack Reacher. It’s enjoyable enough.
I’m not doing too well with the female Legionnaires here. This one had all sorts of different issues, though. I’ve never really consciously drawn any female characters in an overtly sexual way (well, not too many times, anyway). But I thought it’d be fun to draw the Princess here in a “boobs & butt” post. It’s kind of hard to draw “wrong” on purpose. I draw “wrong” all the time, but it’s just a lack of skill, discipline and numerous other factors, but that’s just a natural “wrong”. It certainly didn’t help when my brush got all chunky on me. Then I ruined it further by adding the blacks to it. Bad day.
Beverly Hills Cop. I didn’t think I’d ever seen it, but I remembered most of it as I was watching. So, I guess I had. I liked it. Again. I guess.
I’m sure no one has ever made this joke, right?
So in 1984, were Legion fans all over the world pissed or disappointed? And later, were younger fans who discovered the Legion disappointed?
Iron Man Three. I liked it. A lot.
Doctor Mordrid. So back in the 90s, Full Moon Studios had the rights to make a Doctor Strange movie, and then lost them. So they made changes to the script and created Doctor Mordrid. It’s like watching a really low budget Doctor Strange movie. Jeffrey Combs is Doctor Mordrid, and he’s pretty great, per usual. The villain is the guy who played the alien bounty hunter in X-Files. Otherwise, worth a skip.
I coulda/shoulda cheated on this one and any other “invisible” related character. I went with this version of the character since there seems to be a drastic lack of minority and diverse characters in the Legion (outside of aliens and monsters).
Also, I now have the Metallica song stuck in my head.
Why is Bob’s Burgers second season only 9 episodes long?
I had a Kirby epiphany. A Kirbiphany.
I’m looking at modern day superhero costume designs, and it’s all extraneous lines and seams and designy dots and glowing suits and krackle. Then a New God or a Celestial shows up and it’s all extraneous lines and seams and designy dots and glowing suits and krackle. These characters – these alien gods and inhuman manifestations of human emotions and elements are supposed to slap you across the face with their visual weirdness and awesomeness. They’re supposed to be more visually impressive than the already visually impressive superheroes that are around. Their appearances mean something. Yet, when the “normal” characters are all flash-bang zippidy-whippidy hoohah, what is there to make these immortal ethereal beings stand out?
I understand the want and desire to pay homage to The King, but glow-y Tron lines only serve to hurt the kind of thing Kirby was the master of.
I don’t know if any of that makes sense to anyone else. I mean that in a clarity/I’m dumb kinda way.