Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Like Seeing Bigfoot

So, I saw a guy buy a statue at ye olde comic shoppe today. You know, a bust of Green Goblin, a replica of Green Lantern's power battery, that sort of thing. And it was like seeing Bigfoot for the first time. I'd heard tale that this sort of creature existed. I even suspected it did. But I could never prove in until now. Also, I bought my first new Spider-Man comic in a dog's age and a 1 Year Later comic. So, it was an interesting day. For me. Also picked up Nextwave 1 and 2, which I'm excited about reading, since Ellis said in some interview or another I read that each story lasted two issues, and the covers alone are funnier than most comics I've read in years. And I'm caught up on 7 Soldiers again. I didn't even know Bulleteer 4 was out. I am a bad nerd. But I've got some comicy goodness to tide me over until Scott Pilgrim vol. 3 gets here. And that's all that really matters.

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Blogger joncormier said...

Are you saying that people see Bigfoot MORE than once?

3/16/2006 09:10:00 AM  
Blogger Brad Curran said...

Are you saying that I said that? That's the more important question, I think.

3/16/2006 11:27:00 AM  
Anonymous red_Ricky said...

Sorry to hijack the thread, but I was wondering what the current consensus is on buying 52 and this whole One Year Later thing. I mean, at first I thought this was a great Jumping OFF point, you know… stop flushing money down the toilet out of habit (or as my brother puts it ‘supporting the industry’.)

But then Giffen and Morrison were announced as writers, and it got me thinking: ‘wow, the committee that writes DC Comics may actually produce something decent.’

But then I saw the CBR preview of Blue Beetle and 52; and it pissed me off. I can’t stand the new Blue Beetle, or the fact that Booster sort-of knew what would happen to him (as his schtick now seems to be that he knows which crimes will take place in advance ‘cause he’s from the future, ala Quantum Leap/Time Cop). Or the fact that Ralph Dibny was ready to eat a gun, specially when the only decent thing about that Godawful Identity Crisis was the way they showed him coping with his loss (you know, the five stages of grief); so now, after his acceptance, he’s moving into stage 6… comicbook psycho?

You know,

Never mind. I think I just answered my own question.

3/16/2006 11:53:00 AM  
Blogger Brad Curran said...

My consensus is what the fuck is 52? La la la, I am not paying attention... Now, let's get back to figuring out if I said that people see Bigfoot more than once. Because I'm not even sure.

3/16/2006 01:14:00 PM  
Anonymous red_Ricky said...

Thanks Brad! (That's what I needed to hear.)

As for Big Foot, I don't know if this counts as a sighting; but when I was a kid, I think I used to have an action figure of him. And maybe, I'm not sure, but I think that if you got your Six Million Dollar Man to punch him in the nads... Big Foot's Chest Hair would fall out!!!

Pretty neat, ah?

3/16/2006 02:39:00 PM  
Blogger Spencer Carnage said...

Statues and bust are awesome. You're not loved if you have a statue-free birthday or christmas. Sorry, but that's how it is.

3/16/2006 04:39:00 PM  
Blogger Zach said...

I used to just drool over the set of three Captain Marvel minibusts (Mar in white-and-green, Mar in the 'classic' red-and-blue/black, and Genis in the classic red and blue/black with starface). I always SWORE I was gonna buy those, but never did. Never seen any other statues that really piqued my interest, oddly. Which is weird since there are a lot of chars that rank higher on my love list than the Vells.

3/18/2006 09:32:00 PM  
Blogger Bully said...

I wish I had more money to buy some of the gorgeous statues and busts that are coming out. I just cleaned my office of all my Simpsons toys (they've gone into storage following renovation), so I've got plenty of room for some armless superheroes on my shelves.

As for 52, all I can think of when I hear that title is throwing a pack of cards up in the air and shouting "52 Pick-Up!" to annoy your sister when you were playing cards as a kid. Everybody hated it, nobody liked picking up the pieces, and that pretty much ended the fun right there and then.

Anything like the 52 series? Zing!

3/20/2006 08:51:00 AM  
Blogger Angela Dixon said...

Nice post! Can’t wait for the next one. Keep stuff like this coming.

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