Ok, bright new day on the bright new schedule for Drastic!!!! As of
today, there will be a new comic up every Monday. Look at me all
enthusiastic. Moving onward...
BUY MALSAINE!!!!!!!!!! I know thats a little biased of me, but you
should. this is a fantastic new book. And you want to get on the
band wagon for this one early folks. It is a truly original looking
comic and it is well worth the 3.80. Seriously, the industry here is
going to explode in the few months and you should all be on the train
early by getting this. Mark my words the industry is going to be
doing big things, BIG things and Imprint Comics are going to be the
front runners. The future here look great.
As for today's strip, and like most of the most recent strip, its been
inspired by threads on Millarworld. It all started when Millar posted
the link to new Superman Costume. The Speed at which this grew scared
the shit out me. It went to 10 pages in under 6 hours. And yes, you
guessed it; it all went very, very nerdy. You want to say it sucks,
sure, go ahead, it's a free country and it's your opinion. Everyone's
entitled to voice their opinion, its that very notion that the
internet was based on. Well, that and porn. It was probably porn
first, opinion second, but I don't see the internet being used for
porn helping me make my point.
Anyway?what got me wasn't the nay saying, but it was the level of
irrational nay saying and the naivety of the posters. 3 pages on how
the shield's "too small" 3 pages on how they don't like the
Super-undies (Jesus Christ we get it, you think the super-undies look
silly. Its worked for years, FOR years, so its not going anywhere.
Besides, anything they changed the costume, it been horrendous. Just
horrendous. So relax ok, live with it). There was a page insulting
Brandon Routh, saying what a bad actor he is and how he physically
can't be Superman. God?.don't you people have any faith whatsoever in
Bryan Singer?? The guy knows what he's doing.
And here is what really pissed me off. There was like 3 pages of
"OMG, we have to show this thread to WB right now!!!!!
OH MY SUFFERING CHRIST, HOW GREEN ARE YOU???? YOU THINK WARNER BROS
GIVES A SHIT ABOUT YOUR OPINION???
That amazed me. In every way possible. I mean, we're all adults
here, and we're cynical enough to realize how Hollywood works. As of
right now, there are 317 posts on this topic with 10,527 views. So
roughly, factoring in how many people read and don't respond and
people who post multiple posters, I'd going to say, what 6,000 people
don't it???? Ok, factoring in ALL the message boards, I'd say 20,000
people disapprove of the image a whole year before release. Boo hoo.=20
Boo hoo. I reckon 25,000,000 people will go see this opening weekend
in United States alone and guess what? That 20,000 don't seem so big
now does it??
And I guarantee you that number will drop significantly when the first
trailers are released. Because believe me, this film will be the
shit. before I change topic, here my post from Millar World which I
think, sums up my "argument"
"QUOTE(Chris Vaughan @ Apr 24 2005, 10:59 AM)
Hey, forget the day Singer starts reading and listening to internet
groups. All he has to do here is look at that manip. Good is good,
right is right and that tweaking of the suit is visually much stronger
and appealing than his version.
There we go, nail on the f*cking head.
Its HIS version. HIS. Not yours. If you hate it so much, go to film
school, become a director and make your own Superman film for Warners.
If you took a poll out of all us internet fanboys two years ago when
they were designing the new Batmobile, could we have even come close
to what we're getting this summer? NO. and thats a good thing, because
Batman Begins looks amazing. And I've been looking at the New costume
and I like it. I really do. As of now, i am officially behind this.
Myself, ryan higgins and everyone else who has the good sense and
taste to agree with this decision, are going to have a whale of atime
when you all flip flop and love the film. And believe me you will,
when the first trailers come out and the first actual pieces of
footage comes available, and when all of you are going "OMG, that
looks great!!! I love the Costume" we're going to remember all your
bitching and whining over this and make you feel silly indeed. Oh yes.
We'll make you feel as foolish as every Zeppelin fan felt when Page
palyed out of tune with fred durst.....just you wait..........
(i really wish there was a twirly moustache emoticon)"
You can check out the whole sorry mess here...
I'd like finish off by saying how much the new Batman trailer fucking
ROCKS. This honest to God, looks likes the perfect Batman film. All
my reservations has been quashed an then some. ROLL ON JUNE 22nd!!!!!!!