May 8, 2011

ABCP Episode #136

This episode of Awesomed By Comics is brought to you by The Spectacular Superfriends Show on May 19 at Littlefield in Brooklyn, starring Adam Warrock, the Ampersands (aka Aaron), Michael Kupperman, Daniel St. Germain and Chris Gethard, the proununciation of which we experiment upon (was really trying not to end this sentence with a preposition). We of course talk about the new eye-candy Thor movie, as well as excellent editions of Heroes for Hire, Herc, Annihilators, Sweet Tooth, Blue Estate and Secret Six. Fear Itself continues to inspire ambivalence, which does not mean indifference so please don't yell at us.

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Aaron's Pick, from Moon Girl #1, cover by The RZA

Evie's Pick, from Avengers Academy #13, cover by Billy Tan

Also, it was, in fact, Taster's Choice:


Danny said...

YES!! I totally agree with all your 3D hate. For all your reasons plus the fact that I know I'm "in" a movie and I don't need to feel like "OMG I'm right in there!!" in order to enjoy it.

dave said...

alias was michael gaydos, and gotham central was michael lark.

Anonymous said...

But Moon Knight Has been working for Steve Rogers in the Secret Avengers right?

I mean that happened.

So it wouldn't have been crazy to imagine this being real.

Anonymous said...

Natalie Portman is 30 years old and can be an astrophysicist. More believable than Jessica alba as Sue Storm.

Evie said...

Totally acknowledge that Natalie is technically old enough to be an astrophysicist. I dunno, it was just a gut thing, probably made worse by the fact that the last thing I saw her in was Black Swan, which was such a radically different role that it was tough to make the switch.

And nothing could ever be as bad as Jessica Alba as Sue Storm. I would never insinuate such a thing.

Ethan Hoddes said...

I haven't seen the film yet, but I've gotta think that nurses must find it a bit irritating that it seems to be received wisdom that changing a character's profession from nurse to something else automatically makes them more serious.

My panel of the week (or rather, line of the week was "All politics is guns babe. Everything else is just waiting to be shot." Had more to say about the direction of Secret 6, but the internet ate my first crack at a comment.

Anonymous said...

4 years for the bachelors, another 2-3 for the masters, and an additional 2-6 for the PhD after that, so overall plan on 8-12 years. So yes technically possible.

But let's say her linked in profile is sparse at this point.

But I have to say it felt off for me too.

More Kat Denning - less Portman.

Ethan Hoddes said...

Oh, and I don't think there were male burlesque performers in any 'classic' burlesque shows (or rather, male burlesque DANCERS, there were male comedians) there are definitely male 'modern' burlesque dancers. Whether or not Chris Gethard is one of them you'll have to find out on your own I guess.

Martin Gray said...

Wonderful show, good luck with the May 19 gig, Aaron. Presumably you're celebrating my dad's birthday.

And best with the new job, Evie, I'd not heard about that.

In other news, I love you talking about the Skrulls, Evie, cos it sounds like you're saying 'squirrels'.

deworde said...

Went to see Thor in both versions. 2D blew me away. 3D didn't.

And I disagree with your "She's too pixyish to be an astrophysicist." If it have been okay to cast Matt Damon as an astrophysicist, I see no reason you can't cast Natalie Portman.

Evie said...

Like I said re: Natalie, really just a gut feeling and post-Black Swan dissonance than an actual criticism of her ability to play an astrophysicist. I am in no way saying "she's too cute to play a smart girl," and never would for many reasons, one of which being that one of the hottest women I've ever met is an astrophysicist.

Re: the Matt Damon comparison: unfortunately, I'm among a small group who feels that Matt Damon is the greatest actor of my generation and can transform himself into absolutely any kind of character with astonishing believability. I really do. If you've only seen him in Good Will Hunting and the Bourne movies, check out The Informant and the Talented Mr. Ripley. I like Natalie but she's not that good.

MartynEm said...

X-Man was in Dark X-Men I believe. It was quite good, but I can't remember who wrote it, and feel it damages my credibility to wiki it before posting this.

(Capcha is "Restro: The Rest-room Destro")