I hope you are sitting down or at least leaning on something really, really sturdy, because I have incredibly important science news for you: DINOSAUR SEX. Yup. The Daily Mail published an article this week about all the ins-and-outs of the old prehistoric in-and-out (complete with some of…
I experienced something similar to the Peter Parker/Miles Morales situation. I wasn’t buying those comics back then, but I always associated Green Lantern with Kyle Rayner. He was my Green Lantern and been kept abreast on what was happening to him in the DCU. Of course, there were people who hated that because he replaced Hal Jordan, who went nuts and became a bad guy.
I was stunned when they decided to bring Hal back. However, I eventually read that story, Green Lantern: Rebirth, last year and was impressed at how they handled it and declared, “YO! We can have Hal, John, Kyle, and Guy running around as Green Lanterns at the same time! It’s all cool.” That was part of the reason why I jumped on board of the Green Lantern comics when the New 52 came about. The four Earth Lanterns were pretty much equals.
Like when I was ten, still think Kyle as my Green Lantern.
Are you reading Ultimate Spider-Man? Your thoughts as to how viable/enjoyable of a character Miles is? Will he be around post-Bendis and/or ever break into other media?
No, I am not reading Ultimate Spider-Man nor am I reading the Spider-Men miniseries. This is mainly due to the fact that I was getting Ultimate Spider-Man & Ultimate X-Men trade-only back when they began, then stopped getting them after the 4th volumes of each. I still intend to do so for the entire Ultimate line, but that is now thrown into the deep list of things I need to buy/read/watch/whatever. As for the Spider-Men miniseries, I’ll get it when it becomes $2/issue digitally. Which it won’t be until December at the earliest, thank you Marvel.
As for Miles, I don’t know his characterization beyond from people who have read USM. Therefore, I can’t give you an accurate response. He will be on USM when Bendis leaves the comic (don’t know when since he has been on it since 2000) unless the Ultimate line somehow collapses w/o him. Miles is integral to that universe now and looks like he might get some help from Cap there according to the solicits.
As for breaking into other media, I see this could end up like how Green Lantern is now, with Hal Jordan, John Stewart, Guy Gardner, and Kyle Rayner running about in the same DCU and Hal & John being on the Justice League in Young Justice. Spider-Man and Peter Parker go hand-in-hand - impossible to break unless it involves an alternate universe or unsuccessfully with clones. I would personally hate it if Peter goes bye-bye in the regular Marvel Universe. But, I am cool with them co-existing. On a certain level, when they revealed that Spider-Man would get a sidekick in Alpha, that was a missed opportunity to have Miles be in the 616.
Curious about the origin of the Tumblr account name, BPR. What does that stand for?
Around 2004-2006, I was a frequent listener of the Opie & Anthony Show on XM Radio. A frequent catch phrase and a basis for a promo was "O & A Party Rock!" Around this time, IGN began to have user blogs. Using this as an opportunity and having an IGN account from many moons ago, I created one under the banner of “Blocked Party Rock”, combining the phrase with a degree of rejection. The name carried over to when I tried to do something on Blogger. Over here on Tumblr, I took inspiration from the Imagine Games Network when they decided to go as IGN forever. And thus I call this blog BPR, despite the domain being my name.
While I’m on the subject and a nice bonus, the reason my About description here is simply “Renaissance” can be attributed to the fact that Glass Fleet broke my brain; the reference comes from the “next episode” teases at the end of every episode.
“I don’t want to get emotional about this, but I loved the ‘90’s. I loved the big guns, the shoulder pads, the weird pouches…but most of all, I loved the hoodie.”—
Chris Yost, head writer on Avengers: Earth’s Mightiest Heroes - what some say is the best Marvel cartoon ever - on a love that some people hate more than anything. From the letters page of the 1st issue of the recent Scarlet Spider comic revival.
BTW, Scarlet Spider's pretty damn good. Worth a read.
So, Marvel is doing this. New costumes for almost everyone. A bunch (but not all) of Marvel’s books are relaunching with new #1s. Avengers and X-Men will be united to fight a Red Skull circa 1943. The original 5 X-Men from the past are going to travel to the present to see that they are a douchebag, dead, a blue furball, a shell of his former self, and a CPA. Cable and Cyclops each looks like they have one eye. Part of me hates this, but part of me likes this. Thoughts?
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What's your current opinion on Green Lantern: The Animated Series?
Very enjoyable. I thought I wasn’t going to like it in the beginning because of the CGI; Bruce Timm’s designs just didn’t sit well with me before the one-hour pilot aired. After the pilot aired, I became hooked on it. Loved the appearances of Mogo, Saint Walker, the Star Sapphires, and other cameo appearances. I want to see more Razer and Aya. The scripting is solid and the CG does work. In fact, because of the simplicity and blocky style of Timm, the animation might be able to hold out the test of time since some shows/movies with CG can age badly (see: Spider-Man ‘94).
My main problems have to do with the Red Lanterns. I understand that they make sense as villains, but I hope later seasons can show more of a natural progression/evolution of the group since they are mainly antiheroes who, especially main leader Atrocitus, hate the Guardians. It would be nice that are more Red Lantern good guys than Razer. Another is how Bleez, the female Red Lantern with demon wings, looked in the series. In the comics, she has skeletal wings thanks to her origin (Red Lanterns #3) and would want to see that animated than demon wings.