Behold, a screenshot of Capy Bara's new game "Super T.I.M.E. Force" which I am in love with. Well, let's just say that I have a crush on this game. I haven't played it and I doubt that I will. I don't have a modern video game machine. But I watched their video and looked up all of the screenshots that I could. This game is pure eye candy and adrenaline-rush inspiration for me.
Just wow. Bang, bang, shoot 'em up.
Capy Bara is somehow affiliated with Superbrothers who made the game that I love/lust/linger over, "Sword & Sworcery."
Goodness, I'm sweating!
Yesterday, I re-read Superbrothers' powerful essay/manifesto "Less Talk, More Rock" which was published by the website Boing Boing. Read it immediately, if not sooner.
I have read the essay several times before and that's kind of how manifestos work: one reads them as many times as one needs in order to get pumped up.
Look at some of the beautiful art that they created to go with this essay:
Uhhh I'm not sure if the format of those images worked out or translated to this post. They looked okay when I "save image"'d them. Aw :T
Currently reading George Perez and Kurt Busiek's Avengers comics from 1998. The first issue was brutally boring with Thor giving recap speeches for pages. The subsequent issues were better, smoother. Less talk, more rock.
Hawkeye is more interesting here than in the Avengers movie. He is the direct foil to Captain America and they but heads more than once--with SEXY RESULTS:
Last panel was a letdown. They didn't make out or anything, even though Busiek clearly wrote that for a prelude to passionate buddysex. It's clear as day!
Avengers, in the hands of Perez and Busiek is bursting at the seams with latent sexuality. It is hard to believe that these characters, as depicted in this run, have the time to save the world with all of the flailing post-adolescent sex they are most assuredly having off-panel.
Avengers ASSEMBLE. Whew!
X-Factor, by Leonard Kirk and Peter David.
Mr David's second tenure as writer of X-Factor is mostly about sex. Sexual adults navigating their desires and relationships in between navigating the hilarious made-up politics of superhero-land.
Many of Peter David's scripts are littered with puns, innuendo, bad jokes and other bits and bites of humanity. Even when this comic becomes tiresome. It remains interesting from time to time because its immaturity is a form of maturity. Treating sex and sexuality as a solemn, sordid necessity or a sacred house of cards adds to the societal air of fear and apprehension about sexuality. Peter David treats sex like the joke that it is. The cast of X-Factor are old friends and it shows. They are constantly oversharing with one another, teasing one another, and occasionally, dropping their guard with one another. I'm not going to say that it is emotionally effecting to me personally, but it is fun.
This is my favorite page from Batgirl # 1 by Ardian Sysf and Gail Simone. Let me tell you a thing.
This page is why I read superhero comics. I read superhero comics because of stuff like a woman riding her motorcycle onto an elevator and then politely asking for the floor. That is silly. That is the perfect thing to put in a superhero comic and that is what I like to see when I read them. See, it's perfectly straight. The joke is the absurdity and the joke isn't leaned on too heavily. It is the intersection between reality and fantasy and the gulf between the two. Gosh, I laughed so hard at this gag.
Action Comics # 9 by Gene Ha and Grant Morrison.
Grant Morrison throws his beloved employer DC Comics under the bus in this charming allegorical tale of Superman being stolen from his creators and turned into a monster.
It is a love letter to Siegel and Shuster and an acknowledgement of Morrison's own complicity in the exploitation of this famous character. Works very well as a stand-alone story and by the way the pseudo-Barack Obama Superman is a fun character in his own right.
Ultimate Captain America by Ron Garney and Jason Aaron.
No secret at all, I take a potshot at Jason Aaron every time his name comes up. He has earned it. His manifesto "Fuck Alan Moore" is my first experience with his "writing" and that is no way to introduce yourself to me. I make fun of the dorky way he writes Wolverine comics as well.
That said, I did like his four-issue Ultimate Captain America series. World War II Captain America versus Vietnam Captain America. It contains some beautiful moments, particularly when "our" Captain America (WWII) is praying. It is a very natural, real-seeming element to the character and it works.
There is also savage punching.
And there's also some romance
Finally, this is just a beautiful picture. It is pretty old I guess and it is "from the internet," but I love it very much.
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