February 18th, 2009

Green Lantern

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Guess I'll just work on this entry in TextEdit since the internet at the coffee shop is too busy licking donkey balls to actually load a page. Also, knock it off with the jazz. Not that I've got anything against jazz, mind you; it's just that really, you only need to live so far into that stereotype.

Ahhh, iTunes and The Pogues to the rescue. Much better.

Anyway, I got a bunch of my books from the post office today. Just like I thought the latest Blue Beetle trade was in this shipment, so I read that while I ate dinner. It's very good, easily as good as the three that came before it, maybe better. It's a great, great book, and in my opinion the strength of it is completely predicated on the writing. I've only really liked a couple of the artists that have been on it, and have been "so-so" to "ugh" on the others. It's got =great= dialogue, it's funny, realistic, well-characterized, and really smart. It's so well done that it makes me like Guy Gardner. A lot. And Guy has always --ALWAYS-- been my least favorite Green Lantern.

One of the things they hype in the ad copy is that the writer, John Rogers, was one of the writers on the Transformers movie, and I'm just not seeing the connection. The Transformers movie was COOL to my inner 12-year-old, and it was pretty awesome to look at --I don't know if you noticed or not, but Optimus Prime stabbed a motherfucker with a flaming energy sword--, but other than that it was pretty much a hate crime. I'm seriously questioning whether or not they actually had a script, and if they did it wasn't any good. Maybe John Rogers has a case of early-90's-Frank Miller-itis.

I might start in on Oscar Wao when I get home, just to get a little taste of it, but I'm probably going to go straight to bed. I did the "read a little bit to get a taste" last night with 47, and I ended up reading until one this morning because I didn't want to put it down.
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