…and no, it has nothing to do with that terrible song.
Monthly Archives: October 2006
Coming next spring to PC and the big dumb white console.
>Close-Up Look at the Wii Hardware
You know why everyone is more excited about the Wii than all the other game systems? Because Nintendo are gamers, the design of their hardware proves it. Good luck, Sony and Microsoft, selling your bloated bricks, make mine elegant and intuitive.
This was not nearly as good as I remembered it. Re-reading this now shows me how far I’ve come from my near-fanboy days. That said, it probably is one of the strongest Hulk stories ever and Bruce Jones did a good job writing a Bruce Banner story. That is the Hulk was barely in it, which was great for more than just novelty. The story of a drifter trying to find a place to hide from his past is a classic one and a perfect fit to this otherwise irrelevant superhero. Just too much of it was ridiculous and in general it fell into the “we’re writing comics about big strong guys and it’s FUN” trap. The effort falls short of really grounding the story in reality enough for it to be interesting.
Note: Title links to 3 page preview, not very representative of what are the strengths of this arc but it was the easiest to locate.
Rating: 3 talking swords out of 5
The art in this book is a 4 out of 5, it’s fantastic. But the story and characters, while entertaining, felt flat overall. I am going to check out some more Dungeon stories and probably become a pretty big fan if this ends being a weak start to a strong run.
Note: Title links to one page preview. Thanks to Marshal for another generous gift, I’m gonna read your story and get back to you, buddy.
This morning I got to be the last person in Orlando to buy breakfast for a local rock legend: Bradleo. The last meal? A croissanwich from Burger King. A kingly meal fit for royalty, to be sure.
Kidding aside, we’ll miss you, Brad.
Don’t forget to call whenever you’re back in town on a visit and we’ll see you in March. Keep on StumbleOn but most importantly keep in touch with your Darkplace.
I was listening to the old Charlie McCarthy radio show this morning (XM 164) and they worked in a promo for people to collect rubber for the war effort and that’s the line they used to remember it. Pretty good stuff. This poster is great too so I had to include it.
“If it makes a beep, it’ll help put the beat on Sanjeet.”
I dunno, maybe that could be one for collecting electronics to fight in the war on terror.