RIP Stan Lee

Saw that he passed away today at the age of 95. While it’s sad that we’ve lost him, 95 is a very respectable age. After his wife passed last year, I figured it was only a matter of time before he went too since they were married for seventy years. Seventy. Man. They were married for longer than I’ve been alive…

He’ll be missed, that’s for sure. I’m just glad he got to see the amazing movies based on his work…

Excelsior, Stan!

Captain Marvel trailer

So … it doesn’t totally suck but neither is it especially good. If I had to pick a word for it, I’d use … underwhelming. I’m still not sold on Brie Larson – she has, it seems, exactly one expression and that’s not even taking into account that she sounds 12. I maintain that Katee Sackhoff would have still made a better Carol Danvers, though I guess the fact she’s almost 40 now makes her too old in the MCU eyes.

And how sad is it that I’m more excited to see Young Nick Fury and Young Phil Coulson than Captain Marvel?

Metropolis … Or Not Interested, Thanks

DC & WB have announced their intent to do a Superman prequel series centered around Lois and Lex called Metropolis. I guess they like what Gotham has been doing and want more of that.

Me? I love Superman and his mythos but have always considered Lois Lane as the least interesting character in his supporting cast. Regardless of what they do with her, she ultimately remains the damsel in distress relying on Superman to pull her out danger and I find that stunningly dull. There are only so many times you can have one of her investigations put her in dire mortal danger only for Kal to blur in and rescue her. This was fine for storytelling in an earlier age, but now … now, there needs to be more.

Unfortunately, there really isn’t more you can do with her. I’m tired of her … but truthfully, I’m probably more tired of her fans…

Old Comics

I was reading some older comics last night that are evidently considered timeless classics – Grant Morrison’s run on New X-Men and Mark Millar’s Jupiter’s Legacy – and honestly, I thought both were kind of mediocre. The former surprised me because I usually like Morrison; I think the whole decision to end the Cyclops/Jean Grey relationship in lieu of the (ugh) Cyclops/White Queen one really put me off of this storyline. The latter I expected to either hate or love – that’s how I am with Millar; I loathed Kick Ass and Wanted, but thought Empress and Huck were fricking awesome – but the whole thing just felt rushed.

Meh. Different strokes, I suppose.