Black Canary #4 in a Nutshell (**SPOILERS**)
A "Thumbnail" Version of Black Canary #4
Dinah: You awful awful man!
Assassin: Yes! That nine-year-old girl was the only chance at competent leadership we'll ever get! How could you?
Dinah: GRATUITOUS CANARY CRY!
Merlyn: I'm theoretically the bad guy in this story, but I don't really do much except kill some random extras in this one.
Assassin: We are having a conversation, even though we should be deaf, with our ears bleeding.
Dinah: Well, this book is called "Black Canary" so I suppose I should kick some ass about now.
Dinah: Hul - er, DINAH SMASH!
Merlyn: Bwa ha ha! Piano wired'ed!
Dinah: Even though I theoretically can't breathe, I can still make noise with my vocal cords. Are my powers awesome or what?
Dinah: And now for some more whupass. Grr! Kill!
Ollie: No! You'll be just like Wonder Woman and everyone will hate you!
Dinah: I hate all men forever! Maybe I should switch to busty redheads....
Ollie: Here, I brought you some clunky plot exposition.
Sin: (in letter) Dear Sister: Mr. Ollie's plan was not as stupid as you thought. It was still stupid, and could have gone wrong in a million ways where I still could have ended up dead, but it just wasn't stupid as you thought. Good thing none of those assassins thought to look over the other side of the boat or out the window, huh? Now, on the other hand, how me being saved by a wire on my arm didn't cause my wrist to shatter into complete uselessness, I have no idea. Guess I really am badass, huh? And now I will live with some badass but very nice monks, so the comic book writers will never have to deal with the awkwardness of you having the responsibility of raising a child and being a superhero.
Dinah: Yay! The kid baggage is gone! I mean, Ollie, you're still an idiotic bastard, but at least you're not a selfish bastard! Let's get married!
"The Essence of Bill"
I was going to make a post about the various drama and non-drama in my life, but instead at the moment I'd rather share this little gem.
A little while ago, my friend Bill made this with one of those South-Park character generators. It is, roughly, our friendship in a nutshell. *grin and wink*
Click on the picture for a larger version:
For back of a letter word...
I wish I could add more than one topic. It is a shortcoming of Angelfire blog. This isn't just about comics, but to get that out of the way first...
I love Randy, the owner of Legends. He is a wonderful man. I forgot, see, to subscribe to the new Buffy comic. But remembering that I bought, like, one Buffy comic before... he pulled me #1 off the shelf last week, just in case I wanted it. After I despondently searched the shelves to see that there were no copies, there it was in my stack along with Birds of Prey
. That is a damn good comic owner.
The comic looks awesome so far, btw.
Birds of Prey is also on an upswing, after a little bit of a low slide. Intrigue. Espionage. Hawt tall women. One cannot go wrong.
Haven't read the new X-Men yet. Was enjoying it, but they seem to have done something to Rogue's powers again. For frick's sake, can she have one set of abilities for more than two minutes? But we shall see where it goes.
In the non-comic world... things have been on a weird up and down lately. On the up, Pookah had an awesome b-day party (see below) and I've been getting both some official editing work done as well as some gaming and writing stuff prepared for the Web site, which is good. You may see it some day.
On the down... not going into everything 'cause some things I don't feel at liberty to share... but see some stuff going on w/ others I just feel helpless about which is frustrating.
On my own end I've been minorly struggling w/ some minor health issues (just enough to be annoying) and have had weird attention span issues. Ambition waxes and wanes quickly. Had a couple of near manic moments--suddenly sitting up in bed, not able to sleep at all. I'm not a stranger to poor sleep--it's always taken me a long time, but usually I can keep myself in bed. Once I had to get up and move. bleh. It's daylight savings, partly. Usually this sort of goofy energy swing hits me around April and this time it's two weeks early... gotta be daylight savings. But the attention span thing bugs me insofar as I am not being as productive at work as I would like, and I have gotten into some bad habits here and there about getting on the 'net when I ought not, and am trying to figure out how to convince my brain to compulse/obsess over something else. Again, all of this is minor (hence why I am whining about it, because I don't whine about serious things) but just frustrating. I feel like there's something in my brain what needs sorting out but it doesn't want to be sorted.
Things seem to be going on the up though, overall, and I look forward to spring coming (despite the havoc wreaked on sinuses).
I could go on... about my randomly playing Monster Rancher and about some needs to go shopping and stuff about my social life, but I need to post a couple other things, review over some editing work, and hit the sack (whether I'm sleepy or not).
The Slayer is back!
That's weird. I coulda sworn I already made a "comics" topic from when I did that buncha reviews way back. Ah well. ANYWAY:
They are making Buffy "Season 8" in comic book form. Rob sent me the link to a preview:http://community.livejournal.com/scans_daily/2717740.html#cutid1
1. Very, very amusing nod to rather silly episode of Angel season 5.
2. The opening shot looks quite reminiscent of the cover of a relatively recent issue of Birds of Prey
(96 or thereabouts... the first OYL issue). I wonder if it's intentional or if it's just that it looks really cool to see a bunch of hawt women leaping out of a helicopter. Probably the latter, really.