Sean Maher's Quality Control

Wednesday, December 14, 2005

Giddy little girl

I had an unexpected, very fun conversation at Kimo's the other day. One of the younger (40ish), less physically disgusting patrons (shaved face, all teeth intact, healthy pink gums) turned out to be a big comic book nerd. In short order we'd established:


  • Michele Pfiefer is the best Catwoman ever.
  • Crispin Glover is kinda crazy already, making him a good choice for The Joker.
  • Kitty Pryde and Colossus were great characters back in The Day of great Claremont X-Men.
  • The Hulk is my favorite super-hero, combining as he does a premise ripe with potential (often paid-off) for Big Fat Fights and the whole misunderstood monster theme. I was a big sucker for this concept as a kid - cried at Phantom of the Opera, honestly - and I always just wished they'd leave Hulk alone.
  • Halle Berry is an idiot.
  • Daredevil is an awesome idea for a super-hero.
  • I'm really hot. (Dude, it's Kimo's. That's part of every conversation, unless someone thinks one of the other bartenders is hotter, although none of them are.)


Oh, and: hold the applause and drop your draws, 'cause Marvel's finally reprinting Thanos Quest! I'm giddy as a schoolgirl:

SILVER SURFER: REBIRTH OF THANOS TPB
Written by JIM STARLIN & SCOTT EDELMAN
Penciled by RON LIM & MIKE ZECK
Cover by RON LIM
The quest that led to INFINITY GAUNTLET begins here! Back from the dead, Thanos is after the power to bring the rest of the universe with him on a return trip! Can the Silver Surfer, Drax the Destroyer and others stop the cosmic iconoclast before he uses reality as a token of his affection for Death? Special guest-appearance by the Impossible Man! Featuring a rare Thanos solo story not seen in almost thirty years! Collects SILVER SURFER #34-38, THANOS QUEST #1-2 and the Thanos backup from LOGAN’S RUN #6.
224 PGS./T+ SUGGESTED FOR TEENS AND UP ...$24.99
ISBN: 0-7851-2046-7


I mean, everybody knows that Infinity Gauntlet was the best crossover of all time, yeah? Fuck Crisis. Honestly, this leaves me kind of enthused about the Annihilation one-shot being discussed.

Is this a bit of a fanboyish post? I don't give a shit. There are some things I'm fanboyish about. Jim Starlin's brilliant cosmic comics is one of them.

That's what I'm excited about today. Marvel solicits.

Hey, I know it's mostly an indie blog. Eat me.

First, though, go read Nat Turner #2.

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