Wednesday, July 30, 2008

Iron Man is a Terrible Friend

Here's an adorable and hilarious cartoon that was emailed to me. It was done by Silver Snail (Toronto) employee Anya Lipchak. It really made me laugh. I love it!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Hulkey Pokey!

It's been awhile since I checked in on the comic merchandise at Toys R Us. Look what I found!:


I like that he smashes, spins and "dances." It's like "if you can call that dancing."

I need to see this thing in action.

Monday, July 21, 2008

The Countdown to Lego Batman Starts Now

I haven't yet mentioned this in my blog, but I am absurdly excited for the upcoming Lego Batman video game.

I am a huge fan of the two Lego Star Wars games, and the Lego Indiana Jones game. I think the Batman one is going to be the best one. And the trailer is frigging adorable:

Look at Penguin waddle! And Catwoman is all smooching Batman!

Can I build myself and make myself smooch Batman?!!!!

If so then this is more exciting than The Dark Knight.

Sunday, July 20, 2008

My Spoiler-Free Mini-Review of The Dark Knight

I saw a sneak preview of The Dark Knight in Imax on Wednesday. It has taken this long for me to come down from that high.

I am not going to drop any spoilers (although, seriously...if you haven't seen it by now then we don't have as much in common as I'd hoped), but I will say this:

I liked Batman Begins a lot. This made Batman Begins look like a giant sack of crap. I went into this concerned about the look of the new Joker. I never liked the way the Joker looked in any of the posters, promo images or trailers. I am a fan of Heath Ledger, so I felt that it would be a good performance, but maybe not what I am looking for in a Joker.

Long story short, I was wrong to doubt anything. The Joker was amazing. The movie was amazing. Two and a half hours long and not a dull second. Plus, Batman kicks, like, SO MUCH ass!

I actually can't believe how much happened in this movie. It's pretty astonishing. It was so intense and so crazy that I can't believe I was ever entertained by a Batman movie where the main point of suspense was a microwave emitter that was going to evaporate Gotham's water supply. ZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZZ.

So yeah. Amazing. No complaints from me. If I was a parent of a young child who wanted to see this movie, you might hear some complaints. Fruit Roll-ups ads aside, this is not a movie for kids. At all.


If you would care to discuss this movie in more detail in the comment thread, bring it on. I still have to get caught up on some of the other blockbusters (Wall-E, Hellboy 2). And I am very excited for X-Files next weekend.

Tuesday, July 15, 2008

Wednesday, July 09, 2008

I'ma Light the Bat Signal!

Josh Elder wrote me into a Batman Strikes comic! And you can buy it today!

Here's Gordon asking me to do an important job:

Yeah. I know. My name isn't spelled right. But still! I like to think I'm that tall, blonde, Nazi-looking cop.

I just want to point out that between Chris Sims, Dave Campbell and I, I definitely get the coolest job.

So there you go! Getting married is only the second most exciting thing to happen to me this week!

This is Batman Strikes #47, just to be clear. And it's a lot of fun!

30 Lois Lane Comics About Marriage

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Going to the Chapel...

So I'm getting married this Saturday.

I feel that everything is in order but I have been told by many people to be prepared for something unexpected to happen.

I think that reading countless wedding issues of comics has taught me that it is wise to be prepared for, y'know, anything...

The important thing is that, no matter how stressful the situation, you can depend on your partner to be strong and help you through it:

That's how you know you married the right person.

(If they can get rid of Jack the Ripper and take you back through the time-barrier when things are rough).

Monday, July 07, 2008