Thursday, August 9, 2007

SWEET/NOT SWEET

In our quest to broaden the focus of our blog/Hotline/website media onslaught, this week we debut a new feature: SWEET/NOT SWEET. We know that what you want is more of our opinions. We hear you! But why limit these opinions to just comics? Why, we've got opinions on nearly everything! For our debut installment, we turn the somewhat dubious spotlight that blogging provides on young employee and former jockey Daniel Von Egidy--have at you, Daniel!

SWEET: The Bourne Ultimatum
The saga of Jason Bourne comes to a satisfying conclusion. This movie has a tight script and doesn’t try to pull any big shock-a-roonies with the title character’s past. All the important questions get answered, and we’re treated to some great chase scenes. Probably the best of the three.

NOT SWEET: Detective Comics
Paul Dini
’s stories are awesome but the sporadic fashion in which they come out isn’t. For every two issues we get of Dini, we get another two of fill-ins. A regular team that doesn’t put out work regularly can be a hard sell for fans. With Dini occupied with Countdown and Madam Mirage, this doesn’t look like it will change soon.

SWEET: Immortal Iron Fist
The best comparison I’ve heard about this book is that it’s like reading Frank Miller’s Daredevil before it got big. This is a densely plotted, clever, and always fun book. Matt Fraction’s off the wall ideas blends with Ed Brubaker’s deft characterization and David Aja’s agile artwork to build a magnificent mythology for the Iron Fist.

NOT SWEET: This Weather
100 Degrees for a straight week is not okay. It’s just not.

SWEET: Looney Tunes DVD’s
I’ve been renting these from our neighbors at VisArt and they are just great. They really don’t make em’ like this anymore and they’re a good way to while away the time whether you’re 5 or 54.

NOT SWEET: Darwyn Cooke Leaving The Spirit
Cooke announced that he’s leaving the book with issue 12. Nobody expected him to do it forever and I can understand not wanting to go on without your friend & collaborator (like Zeppelin) but it still stinks. Now we’ll never see his Sand Serif story.

16 comments:

Todd Harlan said...

I have to agree with Daniel--those Looney Tunes DVDs are OFF THE CHAIN!!!

Jason Wheatley said...

Even Entertainment Weekly this week agreed that The Immortal Iron Fist is sweet. I tend to agree.

But man, it's hotter than Dustin Harbin's beard out there...and that's hot.

Rusty Baily said...

SWEET: Young Daniel, for renting Looney Tunes every Sat morning. Saturday morning TV is SUPPOSED to include Bugs and the gang...but Saturday morning TV sucks now! I'll say that again....Sat. morning TV SUCKS OUT LOUD now!What the *#@* is a Yugio??????
Thanks Daniel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
NOT SWEET: Wussy's b*tchin' about the weather....yeah, it's hot. Man up and get over it. Sweat's good for ya.
Rusty. OUT.

Daniel Von Egidy said...

Your cold as ice Rusty Baily, which is perfect in THIS HOT SUMMER WEATHER and now you've been hoisted by your own petard! Hoisted! (runs away and giggles)

Dustin Harbin said...

Whoa! Family site, Rusty! I know what letters are supposed to be behind those symbols. Those symbols have no place on Saturday morning television--or this blog! Natch!

Craig Zablo said...

Darwyn Cooke leaving The Spirit is definitely NOT SWEET.

Shawn Reynolds said...

I too am bummed about Darwyn Cooke leaving. I've been digging The Spirit.

Phil Southern said...

Shawn Reynolds, for leavin' to go on vacation--decidedly lacking in sweetness...

Big Dog Studios said...

sweet: Thor finally making it back into the mainstream...here's hoping JMS & Coipel do him justice.

not sweet: Marvel teasing the idea of splitting Spidey & MJ up for the last 6 months in the upcoming One More Day storyline. Is nothing sacred in comics anymore? Or for that matter...when was the last time you were truly shocked when turning the pages of your favorite comic?

Daniel Von Egidy said...

The last page of Sinestro Corp Special was pretty shocking and I don't think anybody saw it coming.

Rusty Baily said...

OOOOhhhhh-Not Sweet: Rusty's potty mouth! My apologies....Feelings about Sat. Morning cartoons run DEEP in me apparently. So sad...

Phil Southern said...

sweet-Rusty's apologies...

not sweet-apple cider vinegar, especially when you think it is aplle cider and take a big swig. By jove, I love apple cider!

Phil

Jason Wheatley said...

Actually, I have to agree with Baron von Egidy on the Sinestro Corps Special. That last page reveal caught me totally unawares. It was...what's the word?...sweet.

Dustin Harbin said...

Sweet: Rusty Baily, when he's not blowing his top over Mighty Mouse or whatever.

Not Sweet: "..."

Andy Mansell said...

Maybe it is just as well that Darwyn cooke is leaving. I would settle for 8-10 issues that will be fondly remembered instead of being a good start that just petered out.

Daniel Von Egidy said...

Von is capitilized Jason, gawl!