Wednesday, October 29, 2008

Comic Stuff You Can Ignore (Dad. Who Admits he Doesn't Read the Comic Stuff)

I've mostly been doing my comic blogging over at Comic Fodder, but things have been so up in the air of late, I haven't had much time to comic blog of late.

But if you haven't picked up your comics yet this week, I'd suggest the following:

Superman 681: Kandor (the bottled Kryptonian city) has expanded in the Arctic. Which means there are 100,000 Supermans running around Earth.

I confess that I actually emitted a profanity aloud when I hit the last page.

Final Crisis: Rage of the Red Lanterns: I don't think you'd have to have been following GL comics to get what's happening here, but Johns just took the whole DCU up a notch in a single comic with this issue.

This isn't an issue for kids. It's kinda gross. But it's also interesting. And the first Red Lantern (yeah, RED Lantern) to reveal himself has an introduction that will go down in history as one of my favorites.


Check it out.

Marvel has created a "Character Cloud". It's interesting information and data management. I've seen a bit of this sort of 3-dimensional storage of data lately, and, frankly, I feel a bit behind the times for not knowing more about how this works and how I can get onboard. It doesn't hurt that I can process the information a bit more easily as I know a lot about this data and I can sort of more easily see how it fits.

I'll be curious to see more in the future how this is employed, but, anyway... it's kinda fun.

Anyone whose been working in this sort of space, I'd like to hear more about the theory.


NTT said...

Yes, but Final Crisis still sucks. :-D

The League said...

If you say Secret Invasion is working for you, then two demerits, sir.

Fantomenos said...

+1 on not having to follow GL to dig FC:ROTRL, I'm proof. I had heard a bit about how they're expanding the color palette to incorporate different emotions, but I had no idea that there was a female guardian, or why she's scarred, but that didn't distract from my enjoyment of a completely metal comic. \m/

The League said...

It might be worth taking a look at GL comics if you enjoyed that issue. I've actually lost track of when the female guardians rejoined the males. I think it occurred prior to the numbering of the current series.

She was scarred during the Sinestro Corps War from about a year back.

The GL comics have been building from issue 1 of the current series, and building heavily on previous series, etc...