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Just a little comic break: Wolverine, Deadpool, X-Men, Runaways, and Marvel/DC - Walking on the Edge
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Just a little comic break: Wolverine, Deadpool, X-Men, Runaways, and Marvel/DC
Marvel News has a seven page preview of Wolverine: Origins #25, which concludes the Deadpool story arc, "The Deep End." From reading a couple of the other issues in the arc, and from the preview, I have to confess, as much as Daniel Way's interviews (that I linked recently) sound like he's here to give 'Pool a whole new comic-book lease on life, with manic storylines and witty banter...I'm not seeing it.* Now, I realize we're in Origins here, which is a darker story with a more serious character at its center, and that Way might write a bit differently when DP's his main character. But...I don't know. None of the 'Pool dialogue really made me laugh or amused me. It isn't twisty, it isn't black humor, it's...just lacking. Even the boxes where he talks to the audience don't have the right feel. I'm not saying the story arc itself isn't ok; it's just like there's some other guy in Deadpool's head now. If this is what September is going to be like, I really wish they'd get someone else to write the new series.

*Also, I really don't like the art on this series. Why are all of the characters' heads so narrow? That doesn't even look like Wolverine to me.

In other comic news:

1. 'Runaways' is the latest Marvel Comics book to get the big-screen treatment from Marvel Studios.

Ooooh.

2. Have I mentioned Wolverine and the X-Men, the new animated series? There's a trailer at the link. Not sure when it comes out, though. Soon. (I like the part where the Sentinel tries to step on Emma Frost. Hee.)
(ETA: It's listed as coming out in 2008 on IMDB, but this site says, "The series will be shown on Nicktoons Network, Nickelodeon’s 24-hour animation channel, in 2009.")

3. More rumors/news on the X-Men 4 "prequel" film

4. Multiple Wolverines! (just skip all that 1984-X-Men-movie-that-could-have-been jazz. The Wolvie pic at the bottom is what amused me.)

and

5. I'm liking Wolverine: First Class a lot. I may have to get it.

ETA: New I'm a Marvel...I'm a DC parody up now. (Poor Spidey.)

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scifantasy From: scifantasy Date: May 22nd, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC) (current file)
"Runaways"--ooh. And Vaughan is writing.

Sold!
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 22nd, 2008 05:00 pm (UTC) (current file)
ME TOO. :)
gestalt1 From: gestalt1 Date: May 23rd, 2008 10:17 am (UTC) (current file)
I... really don't like that art.

And yeah. It's just... not Deadpool.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 23rd, 2008 02:13 pm (UTC) (current file)
It's like The Ghost of Deadpool. He's in there somewhere, maybe, but so faint we can hardly see him.

I know, the art is terrible. The bulging eyes, the skinny heads, the WEIRD teeth/mouths, the lack of dynamic movement even in dynamic shots...I mean, I'm not comic-book artist, but I know good art when I see it. What that artist has done to Wolverine is just criminal.

(Speaking of Deadpool, I just got some comics I ordered with him in them that I didn't have yet. SQUEE.)
gestalt1 From: gestalt1 Date: May 23rd, 2008 02:33 pm (UTC) (current file)
*cries a bit* Oh Fabian, why did you go!!! How are we going to get our mildly homoerotic and above all funny diaogue now???

:D Yeah, I ordered the 6th C&D volume of Amazon a couple of days ago. (Admitedly, it was only to bulk out my Robert Downey Jr. DVD buy-fest to above £15 so I could get Free Super Saver Delivery, but still.)
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 23rd, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC) (current file)
Seriously, if they're giving Deadpool a new run, they should move heaven and earth to get one of the writers who can actually write his character: Joe Kelly, Gail Simone, or Fabian Nicieza. I guess they're all busy with other things now. :(

Oooh, RDJr.! What did you get?
gestalt1 From: gestalt1 Date: May 23rd, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC) (current file)
Getting Zodiac, Wonder Boys and Kiss Kiss, Bang Bang. Should arrive sometime next week.
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 23rd, 2008 05:07 pm (UTC) (current file)
Oh, he was in Zodiac? I thought that looked interesting.

I don't really have any RDJr. movies, but I am sure I'm not the only one who wants some thanks to Iron Man. HEE.
gestalt1 From: gestalt1 Date: May 23rd, 2008 05:18 pm (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, I bet he'll see a real up-surge in sales of all his films! :D

And yeah, I didn't know either except I was watching my 300 DVD the other day and the film ads at the beginning were for Zodiac and suddenly RDJ was there! And of course I was forced to add it to my must-buy list...
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 24th, 2008 06:31 am (UTC) (current file)
Oh dear, and I was doing so well at not buying DVDs lately. (Although I've been making up for it with comics purchases.)

P.S. Weapon Ch 5 is in production, whee. Also, did I mention Part 2 will be taking place much later, during the C&D series? :)
gestalt1 From: gestalt1 Date: May 24th, 2008 09:58 am (UTC) (current file)
P.S. Weapon Ch 5 is in production, whee. Also, did I mention Part 2 will be taking place much later, during the C&D series? :)
Yay! *bounces up and down*
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 25th, 2008 01:45 am (UTC) (current file)
Yeah, Part II is going to be fun when I finally get to it. :) Ch 5 keeps being delayed because I've discovered I had to finish writing out the whole plot first to make sure I don't leave out stuff now that ties in with the later parts of the story. I think it's good practice for me, though - I love writing but I get too impatient with the process sometimes.

Oh well. At least now I know that there will be about 11 chapters. :)
gestalt1 From: gestalt1 Date: May 25th, 2008 02:48 pm (UTC) (current file)
Oooh, goodie! *bounces up and down on the enge of my seat*
foresthouse From: foresthouse Date: May 23rd, 2008 02:54 pm (UTC) (current file)
P.S. Welcome to my friendslist! :)
gestalt1 From: gestalt1 Date: May 23rd, 2008 03:28 pm (UTC) (current file)
:D
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