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‘POWERS’ TV SERIES COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO PLAYSTATION

Oh neat, the Powers TV Series is debuting straight-to-internet-piracy!  
I hope it’s a nice show— they’ve been working on it for so long.  I’ve read that book the longest I’ve read anything. I honestly don’t understand the plot of it anymore, and anytime I’ve ever asked people to help me and explain the plot of it to me, no one can seem to.  But I still like it anyways when it comes out— the plot kinda doesn’t matter, I guess; it’s mostly dead-body fun. (Is it still coming out?  Wasn’t there a story going on— something about… his new partner— the guy’s new partner seemed kinda shitty…?  Or something?  Or… 90’s psuedo-characters got killed?  Am I way behind?).  Plus, I don’t know— Bendis has wanted to have something adapted for so long, so many lesser people have gotten stuff made, and he came so damn close with Torso— David Fincher, Matt Damon, Rachel McAdams or somebody, all lined-up, and then it got called off…?  That’s the hardest OUCH I can even humanly imagine.
(Incidentally, did that series Scarlet ever end?  I was reading that one— it was pretty iffy in places, but it seemed like it might get interesting eventually … I think the last one I saw was #…7?  Is Maleev healthy or is he busy doing more of those underwhelming Marvel one-shots…?  Maybe it’s in some kinda reverse-race with Sandman…? I don’t know).  Anyways.  Long day.

comicsalliance:

‘POWERS’ TV SERIES COMING EXCLUSIVELY TO PLAYSTATION

Oh neat, the Powers TV Series is debuting straight-to-internet-piracy!  

I hope it’s a nice show— they’ve been working on it for so long.  I’ve read that book the longest I’ve read anything. I honestly don’t understand the plot of it anymore, and anytime I’ve ever asked people to help me and explain the plot of it to me, no one can seem to.  But I still like it anyways when it comes out— the plot kinda doesn’t matter, I guess; it’s mostly dead-body fun. (Is it still coming out?  Wasn’t there a story going on— something about… his new partner— the guy’s new partner seemed kinda shitty…?  Or something?  Or… 90’s psuedo-characters got killed?  Am I way behind?).  Plus, I don’t know— Bendis has wanted to have something adapted for so long, so many lesser people have gotten stuff made, and he came so damn close with Torso— David Fincher, Matt Damon, Rachel McAdams or somebody, all lined-up, and then it got called off…?  That’s the hardest OUCH I can even humanly imagine.

(Incidentally, did that series Scarlet ever end?  I was reading that one— it was pretty iffy in places, but it seemed like it might get interesting eventually … I think the last one I saw was #…7?  Is Maleev healthy or is he busy doing more of those underwhelming Marvel one-shots…?  Maybe it’s in some kinda reverse-race with Sandman…? I don’t know).  Anyways.  Long day.

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Update:  It turns out I have no idea how many billboards are at the corner of La Cienega and Venice.  I counted five but twitter’s debating that there are between five and seven.  Did I miss TWO entire billboards?  Are there secret billboards, that only true-blue people know about, like with the menu at In-n-Out?  Were the two secret Captain America billboards hidden behind the other five Captain America billboards, like camouflage?  Or did the five billboards daze people and there are PHANTOM Captain America billboards that people are seeing, like an MC Escher-style optical illusion or one of those paintings at the mall, Portrait of a Headache, whatever you call those things?  I mean— I don’t really believe the guy saying he saw seven— seven’s beyond the pale, and I don’t know— he’s just not being specific enough (maybe he’s not even talking about La Cienega and Venice, though— let that blow your mind).  Six makes more sense than five though— five just made it seem like something occult was going on, and the Billboard People probably have people who keep an eye out for that kind of thing to make sure that doesn’t happen, billboard warlocks, or men in black helicopter types, I don’t even know who.  The Six Lobby— this lady went from three billboards to six— they got her to double her billboard count!  The Six Lobby seems to be winning, but… how did I miscount?  Where was the sixth one?  Was it a ghost sixth billboard like in that movie The Sixth Man, where the ghost of Kadeem Hardison taught a basketball player how to live or…?  Probably.  It’s probably exactly like that.  Well I for one am ready to receive the Mystery Captain America Billboard’s secrets.  I’m ready to learn how to live!  (Fart noise)
EDITED TO ADD: oh wait, I figured it out— the other set of footprints on the beach was when the sixth Captain America billboard carried ME… 

Update:  It turns out I have no idea how many billboards are at the corner of La Cienega and Venice.  I counted five but twitter’s debating that there are between five and seven.  Did I miss TWO entire billboards?  Are there secret billboards, that only true-blue people know about, like with the menu at In-n-Out?  Were the two secret Captain America billboards hidden behind the other five Captain America billboards, like camouflage?  Or did the five billboards daze people and there are PHANTOM Captain America billboards that people are seeing, like an MC Escher-style optical illusion or one of those paintings at the mall, Portrait of a Headache, whatever you call those things?  I mean— I don’t really believe the guy saying he saw seven— seven’s beyond the pale, and I don’t know— he’s just not being specific enough (maybe he’s not even talking about La Cienega and Venice, though— let that blow your mind).  Six makes more sense than five though— five just made it seem like something occult was going on, and the Billboard People probably have people who keep an eye out for that kind of thing to make sure that doesn’t happen, billboard warlocks, or men in black helicopter types, I don’t even know who.  The Six Lobby— this lady went from three billboards to six— they got her to double her billboard count!  The Six Lobby seems to be winning, but… how did I miscount?  Where was the sixth one?  Was it a ghost sixth billboard like in that movie The Sixth Man, where the ghost of Kadeem Hardison taught a basketball player how to live or…?  Probably.  It’s probably exactly like that.  Well I for one am ready to receive the Mystery Captain America Billboard’s secrets.  I’m ready to learn how to live!  (Fart noise)

EDITED TO ADD: oh wait, I figured it out— the other set of footprints on the beach was when the sixth Captain America billboard carried ME… 

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Has anyone noticed there are Five billboards for the captain America movie facing one another at the corner of La Cienega and Venice? Five full size ones— full-on billboards forming some kind of satanic-America-y pentagram, something something Carcosa reference. Kind of weird. Also: 3rd and La Brea, right? What’s up with that intersection? A Ralph’s and a trader joes? (fart noise.)
(Drawing via http://www.aaronjasinski.com/ )

Has anyone noticed there are Five billboards for the captain America movie facing one another at the corner of La Cienega and Venice? Five full size ones— full-on billboards forming some kind of satanic-America-y pentagram, something something Carcosa reference. Kind of weird. Also: 3rd and La Brea, right? What’s up with that intersection? A Ralph’s and a trader joes? (fart noise.)

(Drawing via http://www.aaronjasinski.com/ )

(Source: jasinskiart)

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lazymercenary:

Starstruck (1983) Eliane Lee & Michael Kaluta

Dark Knight Returns (1986) Frank Miller & Lynn Varley

American Flagg (1983) Howard Chaykin & Ken Bruzenak

Why didn’t the Miller TV head make it into the language more?  I never understood that— instead people just ripped off, like, Batman being mean from the guy (including Miller!!), instead of this glaring technical stuff that helped make that book so good… Or maybe they do rip it off and I just missed those comics because I don’t look at the right comics. I mean, I guess people cared about the proliferation of television channels in the 80’s more than they do now since it was a thing going on.  And if I saw a comic with, like, Batman worrying about what to put in a text message to a girl, or whatever modern equivalent, I wouldn’t be that into it.  I mean, unless Batman came up with something really cool to sext some lady that we could all learn from.  But he probably wouldn’t because he’d probably sext something about his parents being dead.  So I don’t read Batman anymore.  So, who’s missing out more here?  It’s hard to say.

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zegas:

All-New Ultimates #1 preview drawn by Amilcar Pinna, colored by Nolan Woodard, and written by yours truly.

brianmichaelbendis:

ALL-NEW ULTIMATES #1

MICHEL FIFFE (W) • AMILCAR PINNA (A)

COVER BY DAVID NAKAYAMA

VARIANT BY DAVID MARQUEZ

THE NEXT GENERATION OF ULTIMATES IS HERE!!!

• SPIDER- MAN, BLACK WIDOW, KITTY PRYDE, BOMBSHELL, CLOAK & DAGGER officially unite to tackle the vicious, rampant crime wave overtaking Hell’s Kitchen!

• DIAMONDBACK leads the teen gang, the SERPENT SKULLS, as they run West Midtown’s drug and weapons trade & deal in murderous citywide terror!

• Detective Brigid O’Reilly and her anti- gang unit are on the hunt for a serial mask killer called SCOURGE; they get close but not without some casualties!

• Written by Michel Fiffe, the creator of the acclaimed indie series COPRA

32 PGS./Rated T+ …$3.99

Creator I dig (Fiffe’s Copra ((which he writes AND illustrates)) is the only comic book I currently buy, one of the maybe 3 or 4 I actually look forward to), characters I dig who more accurately reflect the world I live in (black people! ladies! interracial romances!), yeah, I’ll definitely give this book a shot. 

Co-sign.

(Source: ign.com)

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