Hey, you talked about some comics when the PrinceLess blog asked "Who's your favorite Marvel/DC character without their own monthly series?" And you said Jericho Drumm, Monica Rambeau, and Taskmaster. Could you tell me what comics the image examples you used came from? (post/91170138762) I couldn't find them at my comic shop today based on a such limited info, and I'm anxious to try them out.
Ok, the Jericho Drumm/Monica Rambeau image came from “Marvel Divas” #1.
(Look at his ABS, HER FACE, HIS FACE, THEY SHOULD FACE TOGETHER!)
The only detail I know about this comic is that #1 has great panels of an OTP I thought was nonexistent.
(Real talk, if there are scenes of this I will buy the trade paper back just to see them. I have a ship name for the two of them and everything.)
I hope you get something cool out of it tho! Let me know how it goes.
Now, the Taskmaster comic. It was simple called, “Taskmaster” and if you google search “Udon Taskmaster” you can generally find this specific series.
It was part of a 3 arc series starting with Deadpool, then Taskmaster with his own Mini series and then a character called Agent X.
I am fairly certain Agent X has not been seen or used in anything substantial since, like, 2004-ish?? Also, I didn’t care for the way Taskmaster was written for the first half of the Agent X series and that kinda soured me on the whole thing. It’s like Gail Simone read his mini series and thought, how can I make this character more of a chump for like 7 issues?)
Point is, the comics were drawn by Udon Studios. I love the art and combined with Ken Siu-Chong’s writing, I am no longer able to take any other interpretation of Taskmaster seriously. Great read, I think.
So, I saw “Lucy” tonight (because for once we don’t have a kid and it was that or Sex Tape) and let me tell you. Yes, it’s racist but…
That’s probably not even the worst thing about it. It’s nonsensical. It’s boring. The movie loses all stakes about half way through. Morgan Freeman’s only job in the movie is to overtly state the thesis of the movie in hopes that if Morgan Freeman says it you will take it seriously. In fact he does so while giving a speech at a university, during which he postulates based it would seem entirely on hunches what the human brain could do at its full potential. All of that is not even to go into the fact that the central concept of the movie is pseudo science.
Oh! and it a particularly fun bit of racism, the Taiwanese business man who is (I guess) the bad guy in this movie has “people” everywhere to watch over the deliveries of his drugs who all see stuff “going down” and how do you know they are the bad guys? Cause they’re Asian and do sketchy camera looks after things go poorly. Seriously, this millionaire crime boss just sends Taiwanese extras out to be his people in other countries, just so you can be sure to know that Asian and bad are synonymous in this movie.
Oh and the moment where there’s about to be a shootout and the French cop IN PARIS asks the Taiwanese gangster if he speaks English in English. That was a thing.
I will say, Scarlet tries to save the movie, she really does, but Luc Besson is determined to go down in flames and spend the last 15 minutes of the movie doing a mediocre impression of 2001: A Space Odyssey. This movie is just without question or asterisk, plain ol’ bad.
About that exodus movie, I've actually been floating the idea that people do "Prince of Egypt" watch parties the day it comes out. I'm definitely doing one.
This sounds like a reasonable idea!
It’s actually amazing to me that the casting seems to be as bad if not worse than The Ten Commandments which was made in 1956 and at least managed to cast a guy who looked kinda like he might be something other than white in the part of Ramses (Yul Brynner, who actually turns out to be half Russian and half Swiss).
However, I kinda do wanna go see something else at the theater just so I can help it beat that movie out, ya know?
Are you a feminist? or , do you support these people?
If, by “these people”, you mean feminists then I absolutely do. I support the feminist mission of equal rights and equal treatment of men and women. Absolutely.
Am I a feminist? In so far as a man can be a feminist, I would say I am. However, I believe that when it comes to the feminist movement it is my job as an ally to women to support women who identify as feminists and do what a can to foster a society in which women are treated equally. I do not believe it is my job to claim feminism of force my way into being a part of a women’s movement.
In short, I support feminism and women in feminist movements but do not feel comfortable identifying myself as a feminist as I do not believe it is my job to decide what is and is not feminist - up to and including myself. Does that make sense?