New 52 Week 3

Hey Scott, do you plan on reviewing any more of the New 52? I’d be interested to get your take on the new Superboy series and the debuting Red Lantern series.

But of course.  I’ve been working through the latest pile and I’ll see how many I want to keep on.  From what I’ve read so far this week: – Superboy #1.  I’ve always liked Connor Kent, and I’ve followed him since the Death of Superman stuff (whatever happened to Tom Grummett anyway?  His artwork on Superboy and Robin was wonderfully clean and fun), and even after the radical change in character where he went to shirt and jeans.  This also is a fun Superboy book, with a lab-bred Superboy growing up in a virtual Smallville clone and having an internal monologue with himself.  I have no idea how this relates to the original character, but it’s a great jumping-on point and it’ll stay on my pull list.  – Batwoman #1.  LOVED IT.  Not sure that we need both a Batgirl and a Batwoman, but the art here is crisp and beautiful and I can’t really tell the difference in writing between the departed Greg Rucka and JH Williams.  Plus he loves to draw the mostly lesbian cast in various states of undress, so there’s that.  Even though this is a leftover from the Old DC Universe that got ported here thanks to delays, it’s easy to pick up for new readers.  The storyline with the dead twin sister is intriguing, too.  I shall keep reading this one. – Green Lantern #1.  This is the total opposite of the other books, as it’s picking up a story right from the old volume of the title with Sinestro as GL of Earth and Hal Jordan trying to avoid bankruptcy in his post-heroic life.  I was kind of over Green Lantern even before the reboot and this didn’t help.  Pass. – Resurrection Man #1.  I had never heard of the character before the relaunch was announced, and this was a case where I gave it a chance I wouldn’t normally give.  And it was a fun book!  A hero who dies and then returns with a new power each time, running from the agents of the afterlife, is a great concept and it’s almost the kind of thing that could be ported to a TV series if the book does well.  I don’t think it well, but I’m on board for the moment. Still to come:  Legion Lost, Red Lanterns, Grifter, Batman and Robin. 

New 52 Week 3

Hey Scott, do you plan on reviewing any more of the New 52? I’d be interested to get your take on the new Superboy series and the debuting Red Lantern series.

But of course.  I’ve been working through the latest pile and I’ll see how many I want to keep on.  From what I’ve read so far this week: – Superboy #1.  I’ve always liked Connor Kent, and I’ve followed him since the Death of Superman stuff (whatever happened to Tom Grummett anyway?  His artwork on Superboy and Robin was wonderfully clean and fun), and even after the radical change in character where he went to shirt and jeans.  This also is a fun Superboy book, with a lab-bred Superboy growing up in a virtual Smallville clone and having an internal monologue with himself.  I have no idea how this relates to the original character, but it’s a great jumping-on point and it’ll stay on my pull list.  – Batwoman #1.  LOVED IT.  Not sure that we need both a Batgirl and a Batwoman, but the art here is crisp and beautiful and I can’t really tell the difference in writing between the departed Greg Rucka and JH Williams.  Plus he loves to draw the mostly lesbian cast in various states of undress, so there’s that.  Even though this is a leftover from the Old DC Universe that got ported here thanks to delays, it’s easy to pick up for new readers.  The storyline with the dead twin sister is intriguing, too.  I shall keep reading this one. – Green Lantern #1.  This is the total opposite of the other books, as it’s picking up a story right from the old volume of the title with Sinestro as GL of Earth and Hal Jordan trying to avoid bankruptcy in his post-heroic life.  I was kind of over Green Lantern even before the reboot and this didn’t help.  Pass. – Resurrection Man #1.  I had never heard of the character before the relaunch was announced, and this was a case where I gave it a chance I wouldn’t normally give.  And it was a fun book!  A hero who dies and then returns with a new power each time, running from the agents of the afterlife, is a great concept and it’s almost the kind of thing that could be ported to a TV series if the book does well.  I don’t think it well, but I’m on board for the moment. Still to come:  Legion Lost, Red Lanterns, Grifter, Batman and Robin. 

Lucas Plug

Hello Scott, Longtime fan who’s read practically everything you’ve ever written (including World Hero Federation). I’ve followed you via Rantsylvania, Wrestleline, 411, Inside Pulse, et al. Heck, I even got a sign with your name on it on TV for like 30 seconds at a RAW taping. I’m a writer myself and also a lifelong Star Wars fan (as I know you are as well). I was hoping you could give a plug for a blog I wrote recently for on the worst changes that George Lucas has ever made to the original trilogy, and there have been plenty. The list includes Darth Vader’s new “Nooo!” from the Blu-Ray edition that came out this week. http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackalope/2011/09/seven_changes_to_the_star_wars.php Plus, it would be awesome to see something that I wrote mentioned on a blog that I check daily. Thanks man.

I want that Blu-Ray so bad and yet hate it so much.  It’s a complex relationship I have with George Lucas.  Although I got to watch Episode IV on a gigantic plasma tonight, and hi def is not kind to the effects or Vader’s mask.  The costumes look CHEAP, man. 

Lucas Plug

Hello Scott, Longtime fan who’s read practically everything you’ve ever written (including World Hero Federation). I’ve followed you via Rantsylvania, Wrestleline, 411, Inside Pulse, et al. Heck, I even got a sign with your name on it on TV for like 30 seconds at a RAW taping. I’m a writer myself and also a lifelong Star Wars fan (as I know you are as well). I was hoping you could give a plug for a blog I wrote recently for on the worst changes that George Lucas has ever made to the original trilogy, and there have been plenty. The list includes Darth Vader’s new “Nooo!” from the Blu-Ray edition that came out this week. http://blogs.phoenixnewtimes.com/jackalope/2011/09/seven_changes_to_the_star_wars.php Plus, it would be awesome to see something that I wrote mentioned on a blog that I check daily. Thanks man.

I want that Blu-Ray so bad and yet hate it so much.  It’s a complex relationship I have with George Lucas.  Although I got to watch Episode IV on a gigantic plasma tonight, and hi def is not kind to the effects or Vader’s mask.  The costumes look CHEAP, man. 

Best Near Falls

Hello Mr.  Keith.  After watching the Story of Wrestlemania Doc and the UT/Micheals match came up, I can’t remember such a memorable near fall as when Micheals kicked out of the tombstone.  That was one of the most heart stopping moments in my wrestling fandom, so i got 2 questions for you.
1.  What are your favorite near-falls of all time?
2.  What is your favorite series of near falls in a match?

That’s a strangely specific query. Definitely that tombstone spot is right up there.  The legendary series of near-falls in the Steamboat-Savage match is burned into my memory as well.  Honestly I don’t really recall specific near-falls otherwise.