More Comics Crap

Holy crap, Batman! Entertainment Weekly has a five-page preview up of DC's 2008 blockbuster miniseries, Final Crisis up. Now let me just say this: I'm not a DC guy. I'm a Marvel guy. ut this looks like it will rock most righteously. Am I wrong?

For those of you who don't understand the difference between Marvel and DC, it's like you know how some hillbillies only drive Fords and others only drive Chevys (Chevies?) and you, as a person possessing a full set of teeth and a firm grasp of the English language, really can't tell the difference, but to them there's a huge chasm of difference and they have the bumper stickers of Calvin from Calvin & Hobbes peeing on the other automotive manufacturer's logo to prove their loyalty? Well, it's sort of like that, the whole DC/Marvel debate. Now I'm not "Bumper Sticker Loyal" to Marvel, but I have a definite affinity for their overall ethos and characters. My first exposure to comic books was Marvel's brand of messed-up merriment. Fantastic Four, I think. "Pineapple Thing"-era.The good stuff. They hooked me. What can I say?

There's a whole essay to be written on the basic differences between the two companies, but here it is in a nutshell: DC characters are gods, Marvel characters are a neurotic mess. I was going to go on and explain it more, but that's the gist.

The point of all this is to point out the fact that although I have no real emotional investment in the DCU, I couldn't be more excited for this event. It helps that I am totally retarded for Grant Morrison and that the last time he partnered with JG Jones we got the gloriousness that is Marvel Boy.

Meanwhile, Marvel is busy with Secret Invasion, where some heroes from the Marvel U have been replaced with Cylon...uh, I mean, shape-shifting Skrulls. And as much as I would like it to not suck, well, Marvel as of late has sort of been not so good at that. "Not sucking", that is. So, until Marvel can make a crossover that doesn't "crack the Internet in half" or "completely change the face of the Marvel Universe ... FOREVER!!!1!" and is just plain epic, awesome and fun, well, Make Mine Morrison.


cbhoff said...

Wow. Dylan. That was a lot to process. So, my only question... are you interested in this new Batman movie or not?

Dylan said...

Christina, I'll be discussing that movie in an upcoming BRR Goes To the Movies segment, but yeah, I'm pretty stoked. I'm slightly more excited for the new Indiana Jones movie, if I were being honest, but The Dark Knight is tied for second place with Iron Man, which I still need to see.

chrishaley said...

Good call.
And good timing.

I can't believe you haven't seen Iron Man yet. You need to in a big way.

jason quinones said...

if and when you do see iron man stick around through the credits to catch that last scene.

Dylan said...

Chris, I'll see it soon. I took my lady to see Baby Mama instead, although it looked like we might have/get to see Iron Man. This weekend for sure! Maybe?

Jason, I will be sure to stick around for the snake eating its tail-i-ness of Sam Jackson as Nick Fury.