Comics

Guardians of the Galaxy 2


They should have just called it “Tiny Groot Adventures”.

The movie is 2 hours, 16 minutes, and I don’t know if that counts the multiple before/during/after-credits scenes. It definitely doesn’t count the 20 minutes of trailers I had to sit through with earplugs in. I should have just showed up 15 minutes late; the theater was pretty empty at 10:40 AM on a Monday.

Without spoiling anything, I’ll just say that I don’t think it had 136 minutes of story to tell. The celebrity cameos felt forced, Kurt Russell’s performance turned to crap when he (spoilered), and the extended dance mix of (spoiler’s) (spoiler) at the end just went on and on. I was catching Pokemon for most of it.

Also, while the Stan Lee cameo in the previous film was amusing, his first scene in this one was a bit too wink-wink-nudge-nudge, and the second was just dumb. Howard the Duck’s performance was less annoying than Stan Lee’s.

Apart from the three major cameos, nothing really threw me out of the film, and those bits were short enough that I was able to forget them and enjoy the ride. I wouldn’t go see it again, even as a matinee, and I don’t think I’ll buy the Bluray. I’ll watch it again with friends when it comes out, but just the once.

Note: yes, that’s Ben Browder. And Ving Rhames. And Michelle Yeoh. And even Michael Rosenbaum playing someone bald…

“Points all her own…”


“​…sittin’ way up high”

Never mind the general babehood and the token mod-black-chick amazon in the background, check out the uplifting fashions our heroes and their captor are sporting. Paradise Island’s lingerie shops clearly feature Sufficiently Advanced Technology, enough so that I wonder if the Invisible Plane was just a spinoff product.

(via)

Predicting the future, The Marvel Way


Trapped in a world a comic book writer made!

Howard the Duck #1, November 4, 2015

Given that this was before Trump won the nomination, the writer probably thought it was just the right level of absurd joke the HtD comics were known for.

Of course they do!


Marvel tailoring

(file this under “fun with Marvel Unlimited”)

More Monster Girls


Okayado’s Daily Life with Monster Girls isn’t the only recent entry in the genre. While his own series 12 Beast is more of a “high school student travels to fantasy world” story, Youkai Shoujo and Hitomi-sensei’s School Infirmary are closer to the mark.

This is not necessarily a good thing, but I’ll keep an eye on them.

Hitomi-sensei's Infirmary

Dear Matrix,


That humans-as-batteries moment in the first movie? Please apologize for inspiring the villain’s evil plot in the second volume of the new Ms. Marvel comic. Because bullshit that thick always leaves mental scarring.

Outsider, page 103


Here, posted a week ago. The comment includes “see you next week”, but it’s a bit early to get your hopes up…

Stone Clouds


So, the old Radioactive Panda site is mostly dead, but, as promised, Stone Clouds is back, this time on its own domain, starting with a re-release of the old material, with cleanup and color.

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