Thursday, February 04, 2010

Damn Christopher Bird.

I was totally going to do almost that exact same post. Mine would have used those three little words in the post title though, since I can't do the fancy lettering image magic stuff. But still.

Well, instead of posting that post then, I'll just post a link to Bird's post, and add, "Ha ha, superhero comics are dumb and gross aren't they?"

Props to Bendis and company for having a character torn in half vertically instead of horizontally though. I guess if you have to have a superhero character torn in two in your comic, bisecting a character in a less traditional manner is something, right?


Randal said...

Don't sweat it, Caleb...I guarantee you're not the only one to think of that. I don't even have a blog, and those are the first three words that came to mind. I was just wondering who would be the first (my money would have been on Kevin Church).

Steven R. Stahl said...

I'm amazed at how few people online have pointed out that Bendis had She-Hulk do the same thing with the Vision's body in AVENGERS #500. A Google search on AVENGERS #500, SIEGE #2, and Vision indicates that I'm the only one to note the repetition. I wonder how hard it is, especially for people who read a lot of comics, to do "compare and contrast" critiques of comics. Do the scenes just blur together in their memories, or does "compare and contrast" require a lot of mental effort from someone who's not used to doing it?

My opinion of SIEGE #2, etc. is at

Steven R. Stahl said...

I was inspired by your entry to post this comment on Brevoort's blog -- --

What makes the death (?) of Ares in SIEGE #2 so hilarious that you can joke about it on Twitter? Quote: "That's what he gets for attacking the Avengers in #98-100. Serves him right!" Take a look online, and you'll find that experienced readers are repelled by the death, not in a visceral way, but by the idea that a body being pulled apart is terrific entertainment, the highlight of the issue, something to celebrate and admire.

I get the impression that you've been in the job for so long, and have devised so many arbitrary standards for justifying what you've done in any given issue, that you really don't know what you're doing, in a professional sense, any more.


Posted by Steven R. Stahl on 2010-02-06 16:52:58