White jeans are tempting because white slacks tend to be transparent in the wrong places or show off wrinkles even if you avoid stains. I recently splurged on $145 Huckberry “Billy Reid” chinos thinking the price meant decent fabric. The color is nice but it has no heft and won’t stay ironed; after a half hour you’re…
GRIMJACK GRIMJACK GRIMJACK!!!
You’re supposed to take it home and give it a bath.
Kieron Gillen’s writing on Star Wars was so excellent it’s a shame it can’t be experienced without Larroca’s audaciously ugly artwork. Unzueta did much better but whether it’s him or Gugu e-FX you’d still get people looking like inflated sex dolls.
Good news there. Phil Noto is illustrating for Grek Pak.
At this point I’m pretty sure Star Wars Kids could make me love Jar Jar getting farted on or Anakin and Padme by the lake.
Another way the alcohol in beer has become troublesome is so many craft brewers now only sell in 16oz and larger cans. If I’m drinking a high ABV one by myself that can be a lot. Nothing’s forcing me to drink the whole thing but unlike bottles you can’t just stick a cork in a can and save it for later. So I pour the…
Lots of places have competing historical claims of past inhabitants. So Latveria could indeed be a centuries old nation “reclaiming its rightful home” and restoring the Von Doom dynasty in the territory formerly known as Sokovia.
The original Star Wars was pretty murdery when it came out. Starts with a bunch of guys shooting each other to death, with hints that the Stormtroopers are people under their armor. By the time Greedo confronts Han Solo it’s already clear life is cheap and no big deal if Han shoots first. Our heroes shoot their way…
It’s a stretch but I thought maybe Captain Glenda was a riff on Elizabeth Holmes? Low affected vocal register, self aggrandizing, gleefully sacrifices others for glory. She’s a ripe topic for parody. But the character seemed like swipes at a poorly defined straw (wo-)man.
The linked article also says Monica Rambeau but that’s clearly Maria.
An advantage for Fantastic Four is that while Fox held the rights Marvel Comics produced some outstanding stories that really evolved and crystalized the characters. Hickman’s 2009-2015 run through Secret Wars was a culmination for Reed Richards and Victor Von Doom, and Bendis’ “hero Doom” afterward spelled out who he…
When I saw Thor: Ragnarok in the theater my friend hadn’t seen any Thor, Hulk, Avengers, or Dr Strange movies and knew only who Hulk was from the 80's TV show. She loved every minute and had no trouble following. Ragnarok is a model for how a movie can contribute to and benefit from a larger franchise continuity but…
Silly Universal. You don’t stop the movie to have a side character dump exposition about a unifying organization and storyline.
There was so much to love in this incarnation. Dot the black turtleneck bullet dodging action hero. Tick’s increasingly useful talent for getting along with parents. But the big surprise for me was Griffin Newman as Arthur. He retained his nervous disposition but kept finding avenues of competence, and instead of…
The wig and tracksuit were almost definitely a nod to Carol Danvers since she had Trish’s role in the original Jessica Jones comic run.
I loved Aemon’s death and funeral. For me it was in the background of Jon’s final season arc and why his ultimate fate felt right. Aemon showed him how a Targaryen could die peacefully of old age (the only character we saw do so) without anyone starting wars on his behalf.
Being “quaffable” does not distinguish any particular beer. Quaff means drink. All beers are quaffable unless you somehow rendered them solid or gaseous.
At first it seemed a shame to cast David Tennant in a role where his eyes are always covered up. But it paid off in getting to see him emote right through it again and again. Just his posture in that slightly too high top hat is magnificently awkward and contemptuous.
At least there’s the fixed version.