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Thursday, May 07, 2009

Green Lantern Blackest Night - Crotch-o-Rama

Seriously. I'm very very happy with the art by Ivan Reis - it's great to see these powerful packages front and center!

But what the fuck happened here? Coloring mistake, or is Hal using the "potato down the y-fronts" trick?

And, of course, no Lantern comic would be complete without THE POLE-DANCER CORPS.


Wednesday, May 06, 2009

Comics on the iPhone

ICv2 has a great listing of all the comics titles available for the iPhone. It's updated frequently, so check back to see what else gets added. This is what it looks like today:

Dark Horse Comics
Terminator: Death Valley

DC Comics
Batman Black and White Motion Comics
Superman Red Son Motion Comics
Watchmen Motion Comics

Genus Apps
Contract with God
Prince of Baghdad
Zombies vs. Robots

Gocomics by Uclick
Also available from:
The Argyle Sweater
Basic Instructions
Garfield Minus Garfield
Halo & Sprocket
The Hardy Boys
Magic Eye
Nancy Drew
Reality Check
The Thief of Always
TMNT Souls Winter
Tales of the TMNT
Vampire Hunter D
We the Robots
Xombie Reanimated

iVerse Media
Armor X
Atomic Robo
Chance of a Lifetime
Consortium of Justice
Doc Thunder
Dynamo 5
Flash Gordon
Gideon’s Trip
Gold Digger Peebo Tales
Ghost Whisperer
Her Majesty’s Bulldog Brigade
Igor: Movie Prequel
Kaeru Boy
Oz: The Manga
Ray Harryhausen Presents Wrath of the Titans
Red Star
Return of Shadowhawk
Star Trek Alien Spotlight
Star Trek Archives
Star Trek: Countdown
White Picket Fences

Abby’s Agency
Accursed Dragon
Lost and Found
Marry Me
Out There
Penny & Aggie
Wandering Ones

Rok Comics
Sold by subscription from:
Andy Capp
Annie Droid
Beau Peep
Dark Mists
Jeff Hawke
Madd Science
Robin Hood
Roy of the Rovers

Wolverine: Gayest Ever?

OK, I cheated a little. The title is really "Is 'Wolverine' the most homoerotic superhero movie ever?", by Tim Stack at EW, and it goes like this:

True confession: I see the gay in everything. It's a gift and a curse, much like Haley Joel Osment's ability to chat with the dead in The Sixth Sense. After sitting through Wolverine this past weekend, I believe this flick to be the gayest comic book movie ever. It felt like an issue of Men's Health come to life, albeit with more adamantium. First, the gorgeous Hugh Jackman is shirtless for a good portion of the film -- he even has a naked fight scene! And he squares off against a shirtless (and similarly ripped) Ryan Reynolds at one point. Secondly, Wolverine's job as a lumberjack allows him to wear some very 1970s gay-friendly tight jeans, leather jackets, and flannel shirts, unbuttoned to reveal more than a hint of chest hair. Thirdly, the big sparring between Wolverine and Sabretooth really comes down to two hot guys basically clawing each other with their fingernails. Catfight!

To me, this felt waaay gayer than Joel Schumacher's codpiece- and nipple-enhanced Batman and Robin. What do you think PopWatchers? Anyone else catch a whiff of homoeroticism from all the male eye candy, or am I blowing things out of proportion?

Yes! I haven't even seen this movie but yes!

The best part, really, are the comments, in which many many fanboys get their knickers in a twist and shout NOES NOES WOLVIE IS NOT TEH GAY!! Also a few people who thought that all the shirtlessness etc. was meant to appeal to women. Please note: the people who make superhero movies and comics don't give a fuck about women. And even if they did, they wouldn't have a clue as to what appeals to women. If you doubt this, please review the entire history of Marvel and DC.