If you believe the Echo Chamber, Warner Bros. has mandated that new DC comic book movies have no jokes. No jokes! This rumor-factoid-whatever has been going around the next for the past couple of days. At first it seemed too ludicrous to warrant reporting on, but the fucking thing has persisted. So yeah. Here we are.
Chalk this up as one of the many, many things I did not know about in this Universe. Apparently water clouds are rare as fuck on planets. Even within our solar system. But Astronomer-Shaman have found some outside the solar system. For the first time!
Hello, friends. Welcome to Weekend Open Bar. The column at the end of the Space-Week where we gather to celebrate us making it through another grind. Or if you’ve been on vacation like me all week, it is the column to just sort of sit around and shoot the shit with friends. I’ll confess, the Halls of the Space-Ship have been lonely as of late. So I don’t know what to expect.
Bummed out about Disney ripping the Star Wars comics license out of the hands of Dark Horse? Well. Yeah, I don’t see how this news will make it any better. Not only has Marvel (perhaps understandably) been given the Star Wars license, but they will also be reprinting the older Dark Horse comics. Starting next April! Which I suppose also makes sense? Man, I wish I *got* things.
Somehow I keep forgetting that there is a new Dragon Age game dropping this November. It’s probably because my brain is soaked in anti-psychotics and aspartame. Anyways said Dragon Age game is getting a 4-player co-op mode, and BioWare has dropped a trailer focusing on it.
Want several new images from Avengers: Age of Ultron? Of course you do. Or maybe you don’t. I don’t know you very well. But you have a nice smile, and I think your day is going to be a-okay.
“It was a goddamn proles paradise”, my great-great-great-great grandson will say. He will decline to comment on how the machinery hauling ice off of the asteroids took his arm, crushing it between deadlines and an unforgiving ship hull. He will never, ever comment on how he lost his husband to a beautiful bartender and her false promises of making a new life on Mars. “It was a goddamn proles paradise”, he will repeat. Staring into the amber forgiveness of his drink. “Everyone could have a job if they wanted one”, declining to mention what those jobs were. “Everybody could make a life if they wanted one”, never actually describing what that life would be like.
But that’s another tale, for another day. All of us lead-foots here on the Blue Marble can only look forward to our great-great-great-great grandchildren and their expeditions in the Asteroid Belt with wonder. With anticipation. For us, the skies are still ceilings, and the planets still empty promises. To fulfill these yearnings we turn to narratives, to music, art, film, television, comic books.
These are the comic books I’m looking forward to this week. How about you?
Don’t know what’s coming out? Check a list of this week’s releases right here!
Sure we all loved Goosebumps, but it was R.L. Stine’s “more mature” book series Fear Street that gave me some of my earliest adolescent shocks, and boners. Now it appears that Stine is bringing the series back. Here’s to more shivers, shocks, boners, and funny feelings!
I’m pretty sure in this TV spot for Gone Girl, the fact that Batman doesn’t know his wife’s blood type is used against him. Like, to prove he’s a murderer or something? Anyways, I’m pretty excited for this movie.
Ain’t this some glorious Rule 63 Ryu Hayabusa cosplay.