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#1 Edited by etragedy (793 posts) - - Show Bio

I love Heath Ledger's Joker, but he went a little too far with the psycho and not far enough with the funny - what made Joker so great in the comics is he'd point a gun at a henchman and after the guy pleaded for his life, he'd pull the trigger and a flag would come out with the word 'BANG!' on it. Everybody would laugh. Then Joker would pull the trigger again and the flag would shoot out spearing the guy through the heart and everyone would get dead silent. The Nicholson version of Joker came much closer to this. If they could split the difference between the two portrayals I'd be very happy.

#2 Posted by etragedy (793 posts) - - Show Bio

Congratulations! I know how hard fundraising can be, my attempts have always failed.

#3 Posted by etragedy (793 posts) - - Show Bio

As @crazyscarecrow mentioned - I came here to write reviews. I found there were lots of book, movie, TV, game and music reviews all over the web, but hardly any for comic books - especially back issues. I set out to become the best reviewer of comic books on the web by bringing a literate, scholarly approach to comics the way Pauline Kael did for movies.

#4 Posted by etragedy (793 posts) - - Show Bio

I really don't think I've changed that much - still like the stuff I loved as a kid, but now I just like all of it plus new stuff.

#5 Posted by etragedy (793 posts) - - Show Bio

I just noticed that some of my reviews are not appearing in my list.

For example, if you go to my 'reviews' link you will see my review of review of Dagar #1 on September 8, and my review of Dagar #3 on September 19, but not my review of Dagar #2 on September 17 (though if you navigate to the issue page you will see it at the bottom.

I don't know if this is the only missing review as I haven't combed through the full list. It does not seem to be a browser issue as I've tried different browsers.

#6 Posted by etragedy (793 posts) - - Show Bio

Well, there's always a million things in development. We'll have to see if this is in the minority that actually makes it to air.

#7 Posted by etragedy (793 posts) - - Show Bio

What a bunch of crap. I would feel really ripped off for $20 a month for that. Really only the two Dr. Who comics were cool, everything else was junk.

#8 Posted by etragedy (793 posts) - - Show Bio

Wow, a lot of people either lack a sense of humor, or didn't bother to read the OP.
Well, it's been a year and a half since I wrote the original post, and it seems like WB has learned a lot from its mistakes (and a lot from what Marvel has been doing). At this point I'm actually expecting a WW movie to get made, and I think it has a potential to be quite good.
But don't let that stop y'all from continuing to post regardless of how superannuated or specious.

#9 Posted by etragedy (793 posts) - - Show Bio

Danger Girl is meant to evoke the pulp era, so that may be what they were going for, and it kind of works in that regard. I'm surprised they didn't say something like, "Deepest Africa" or "In the Heart of the African Jungle" or something like that.

#10 Posted by etragedy (793 posts) - - Show Bio

Things ebb and flow. There have been decades where American comics were the best in the world, and there were decades when they weren't. Right now is a low period for American comic books (though the brands/characters are thriving in the cinema).