Chris vs. Previews: January 2010

 

 

It’s that time again: Today at ComicsAlliance, I slug it out with anther five hundred pages of the Previews Catalog!

There are, however, a couple of corrections I need to make to this one.

First up, I claim in the article that I’m completely unfamiliar with Felicia Day, when, as alert ISB reader Guy Segal points out, that’s clearly not the case, as she had a supporting role as Penelope Hope, the theater major turned cheerleader in Bring It On Again!

 

 

This means that not only do I own one of her movies on DVD, but that I’m pretty sure I have a sticker with her face on it, and as the Internet’s Foremost Bringitologist, I deeply regret this error. Although I think the fact that I responded to “She’s in Bring It On Again” with “Oh, is she Penelope?!” does a lot to confirm that status, as it’s pretty much proof that I can name more Bring It On characters than just about everyone else.

Secondly, there’s an item in this month’s Previews that I just didn’t get to: The Dragon Age: Origins comic. Fortunately, Pal Dorian caught it for his round-up, and I agree with every word he said.

Enjoy!

22 thoughts on “Chris vs. Previews: January 2010

  1. Felicia Day was one of the brightest spots of the otherwise lackluster seventh season of Buffy; also, she was in Dr. Horrible, which I believe is officially the best thing to ever happen to the internet, beating out that cat who can play the piano.

  2. Eh, it’s short and funny, you’ve spent more of your life reading Twilight by a factor of ten. But hey, it’s your time to waste.

    I do admit I’m a little puzzled by the implication that Kevin Smith’s chronic lateness is bad. Surely anything that causes people to stop reading his comic books is a force for good in the world?

  3. I’m trying to figure out the significance, if any, of me looking at that one pic that’s supposed to be Stan Lee and thinking, “Why is Commissioner Gordon dressed up like a samurai?”

  4. Random things that came to mind reading your Previews post:

    What’s up with Volstagg’s forehead? He looks like he’s got an extra nose.

    So the Ultimates became the Avengers but that wasn’t enough for Marvel. Now there’s the New Ultimates. What next? Dark Ultimates? Mighty Ultimate Avengers? I thought the Ultimate line was supposed to be divorced from the main 616 line?

    Frankenstein’s Monster with a machine gun mowing down Nazi zombies?!? What more could one want?

    Strategically Placed Type. :)

    So, does that “Women in Comics” logo just mean that there are pictures of women in the comic?

    Why is Kato delivering an upper-cut to her boss, the Green Hornet, in that Green Hornet cover?

  5. Wait…the news channel in the Bringitoniverse is KCUF?

    Brilliant!

    That alone makes me want to see these movies…

  6. Ultimate Comics New Ultimates is Jeph Loeb’s follow-up to Ultimates 3.

    Based on this single sentence, you have undoubtedly formed an Opinion, and chances are high that it is correct.

    I shall say no more beyond that it will undoubtedly pale before Loeb’s Ultimate Comics Ultimate X, which combines Smallville and Wolverine, and will quite possibly be mind-snapping one way or the other.

  7. The “Women In Comics” logo! This comic is guaranteed to have a woman in it, or your money back!

    …the hell.

    And Felicia Day is the girl who looks kind of like the new Doctor Who companion.

  8. And Felicia Day is the girl who looks kind of like the new Doctor Who companion.

    Erm, other than both being caucasian redheads (but different shades at that) they look very different. Of course, in a comic book they would probably look just like one another. ;)

  9. Eh, it’s short and funny, you’ve spent more of your life reading Twilight by a factor of ten. But hey, it’s your time to waste.

    Oddly enough, I have different rationales for deciding what I do for the amusement of others and what I do for my own.

  10. Looks like Stan Lee the Shogun is about to do some ritual suicide with that sword. Is that what they were going for?

  11. “Oddly enough, I have different rationales for deciding what I do for the amusement of others and what I do for my own.”

    You know, Chris, I sometimes have the same reaction…

  12. RE “and as the Internet’s Foremost Bringitologist…”

    Chris, I believe the field of “Bring It On” study is properly “Bringitontology,” with a T, as it fuses the movie series with “ontology”–the philosophical study of the nature of reality.

    (Alternately, those who find the series to be a cancer on the body of popular culture, use the term “bringitoncology” with a C. But who cares what those drips think?)

    Keep up the fine scholarship.

  13. Street Angel love!
    i know Street Angel. okay, i know Street Angel’s stunt double in a fan-made Aussie short film adaptation of Street Angel
    which is pretty cool! she’s just like you’d expect – tough as hell and skating everywhere

  14. When I read about “Glamourpuss” getting that logo, my reaction was “O SHI-”. I’ve read Gail Simone’s very accurate comments about Sim on more than one occasion, and I am surprised there was no Earth-shattering kaboom the moment she saw Previews label “Glamourpuss” with the “female-friendly” logo.

    And that cover has so much wrong on it that I don’t even know where to begin. It looks like a 12-year-old’s angry caricature of a teacher they don’t like.

  15. For what it’s worth, Chris, I take a jaundiced eye toward most Whedon projects -I quickly gave up on Angel and Firefly and Dollhouse- but I thought Dr. Horrible was a big exception. It’s very absurd and very funny.

  16. Dr. Horrible contains one great Neil Patrick Harris performance that’s way, WAY above the script’s pay grade, one really good Nathan Fillion script, one awful Felicia Day performance, and one horrible, on the nose script.

  17. I’m sure Chris was prepared to wade through mountains of Dr Horrible recommendations when he posted this.

    As for Glamourpuss, though, i think the book itself is appropriate even though Sim himself is not. It didn’t (when i was reading it) contain his personal philosophy essays on those subjects, anyway.