February 25, 2009

OH COME ON

This is PREPOSTEROUS. And three times? This is the laziest porn ever, Billy Tan.

10 comments:

Kristina Wright said...

I love you. Outrageously.

Mike Miller said...

He probably worked so hard on that ass curve he just wanted to show it off... three times... either that or Greg Land has started doling out his "wisdom"... god help us all if that's the case.

Sandy said...

That's totally how I watch TV.

Derrick said...

Ms.Marvel=Ass shot

Anonymous said...

all that's missing is the dildo!!

srsly. I know. Tan's been like that for a while. I don't like his art anyways, but his women are like that a lot.

Evie said...

If you mouse over the scan you'll see what I named the jpeg in the URL. Couldn't help it.

Steven R. Stahl said...

Thanks for giving me yet another reason to describe Bendis's AVENGERS comics as stuff that should have been tossed into a shredder, not published and sold.

SRS

Derrick said...

Even though this issue wasn't strong. The New Avengers is the book that got me reading comics again after 10 years.

Steven R. Stahl said...

NEW AVENGERS #50 is terrible, actually, filled with meandering conversations that do little to advance the story’s plot, 14 pages devoted to fights that weren’t about anything and were resolved by a child’s notion of how Ms. Marvel’s power works, and a conclusion consisting of another speech.

From en editorial standpoint, the story shouldn’t have been published as written. Practically everything in the issue except for the bits with Wolverine’s son and the ending, in which Barton outs the Dark Avengers, is filler that neither advances the story’s main plot or advances subplots. The artwork in which the conversations happen doesn’t serve a useful purpose, since it’s not cinematic, and the characters don’t need to be described to the reader repeatedly. A prose writer could have handled the same material in a fraction of the page space, at a fraction of the cost, by embedding it within an actual story.

But, give a good writer the series to work with, and he’d find that the premises for DARK AVENGERS and NEW AVENGERS #50 are nonsensical, because they rely on the ridiculous notion that Stark was disgraced by the misuse of .S.H.I.E.L.D. funds, and the conclusion to SECRET INVASION, which had a crime fiction writer trying to provide an ending to a “sci-fi” storyline, in spite of knowing practically nothing about sci-fi, much less SF. The result was a sci-fi storyline with a crime fiction story ending that made no sense whatsoever.

Look back at Bendis’s “Avengers” material and you’ll see that happening repeatedly: A crime fiction writer attempting to write superhero fiction, or sci-fi, without understanding any of the SF elements that he’s trying to use. That ignorance ruined “Avengers Disassembled,” ruined the first MIGHTY AVENGERS arc, has ruined Dr. Strange as a character, has resulted in many issues of NEW AVENGERS written as crime fiction disguised as superhero fiction, and will certainly taint, if not ruin future issues of AVENGERS material.

All those examples of a genre fiction writer working in the wrong genre are the basis for my claim that Marvel is targeting stupid people as readers, because if the people there valued superhero fiction as a genre, and had a functioning set of editorial standards, they would hire writers who actually know how to write superhero fiction.

SRS

Derrick said...

Steven, I would agree with you that New Avengers isn't the best written book out there. I would consider it a "foundation" book. It's a great book to read for a person just getting into or coming back to comics. From it you get what's going on in the Marvel "U".

So I'm happy with Bendis. If it wasn't for him I wouldn't of branched out. I'm reading books now that I never thought I would of enjoyed.