Redhead Fangirl

Monday, October 9

Faster than a speeding bullet

Have you seen Hollywoodland? It will soon be out of the theatre, but C and I went today. It focuses on George Reeve's death and the nature of typecasting-- it's such a shame that being Superman and having children (and adult) adoration was never enough for him. Actors now can only dream of getting a comic superhero part.

Quick thoughts on recent comics, and some comic related news-
Martian Manhunter 2 I think the art is too shaded, and the coloring too red, but the story kept me interested, leading to a MM lead standoff with his newly found martian friends. It's like they said at DC Nation- J'onn had been Martian-American, but is reevaluating his place.

DMZ 11 Zee, NYC
The origin story of Zee was well done, as par the course for Brian Wood. Being forced to choose sides while people are dying, the fear of dying for going outside, wondering about family- all laid out to show us Zee become a new person in the war. This title continues to score with me.

Moon Knight 5
Huston continues to build the Moon Knight story- sparse on words, but Finch's art is so undeniably great. Just look at the 2 page spreads- the vehicle garage, or the costume "vengeance" panels. Spector learns he is not "friendless and all alone".

Public Library hearing on Fun Home GN
Fun Home was one of my favorite works of the year, not just one of my favorite GNs. It's literary and thought provoking, sad and comic. Of course someone wants to remove it from the collection.

A few pages from director Richard Donner's
new Superman comic:

Robert Downey, Jr. as Iron Man
I don't like this casting move, despite Downey's life experience and acting chops. Time will tell.

Cancer Vixen: A True Story
to star Cate Blanchett
I need to read this GN; it's everywhere on the lit sites.


At 9:30 AM, Blogger PhillyGirl said...

I'm liking the Zee story. I heard about Robert Downey Jr as Iron Man and had pretty much the same reaction.


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