Posts Tagged ‘Monsters’
Ur’Lakthul was just a creature I made up. I made him up to play on Rob’s arachnophobia. I have to admit that making him draw a spider-legged ogre was funny to me.
In addition to that, I’ve always imagined Five and Dime as a clean comic store. (there are few really clean ones I’ve seen.) However, I always imagine the backroom being a nightmarish room full of terrifying creatures and undiscovered plant life. I’m not sure why this amuses me, but it does. I was glad to finally show this aspect of the store and I’m sure it will come up again.
I don’t often use content from real life. I don’t want the Zack and Flash to tell “inside jokes.” This is one of the few things from our lives that can translate into being funny for others. Rob also helped sell it by how funny Sloth looks in the last panel.
It will always be a great line. I’m glad I found a way to work it into a strip.
*** I’d also like to mention that we sell shirts. Go buy a shirt from us and show the world how cool you are. If you don’t do it soon, you won’t be able to claim you liked Five and Dime Comics before it was cool. We don’t want you to lose street cred. So go buy a shirt. ***
First, they run franchises into the ground. Last October, my wife and I watched Friday the 13th. With how bad the series has gotten, I forgot that the first one is intense. What typically happens with horror franchises is that the first one does well in the box office, so they make another. Okay, that’s cool. They set up the end of the first movie for a sequel. Then the sequel does well. So another and another and another gets made, until the movies are no longer scary. The franchise is worn out, and the movie makers have squeezed every cent out of their fan base.
The second thing that drives me nuts is that horror movies are no longer scary. In the filmmakers’ rush to dump out the next horror movie, they forget to make it scary. Modern horror, or as my friends Steve calls it, “Torture Porn,” is the worst kind of horror movie. These movies have no plot and try to be as violent as possible.
I think that both of these issues boil down to the fact that people don’t really want to be scared. They want a quick jolt and sweet dreams that evening. Maybe I’m weird, but if I go to a scary movie I want to be scared. If I want blood and guts, I’ll go watch Saving Private Ryan.
My Top 5 Horror Movies
5. Seven (This was a horror/thriller, but it’s so good I had to put it on.)
4. Friday The 13th
1. Pearl Harbor (I still have nightmares because this movie is so bad.)
Seriously, 1. The Exorcist.
Flash isn’t very good at following directions. He would be the kind of person to make gremlins. I think out of fictional creatures, gremlins might be one of my favorites. They would rank number two behind dragons. Because let’s face it, as far as cryptozoology is concerned, dragons are awesome.
Speaking of fictional creatures, I just finished reading “The Last Unicorn” trade. I had a couple of good reasons for picking it up. One is that I love that cartoon. It was done by the same people who did “The Hobbit” cartoon years ago. The second reason is, it was drawn by Renae De Liz and inked/colored by Ray Dillon. Ray is a friend of my from many years ago. We manage to catch up here and there. Renae is his wife and she is very talented. They make a potent team. The artwork is polished and lends itself well to the story. I recommend giving it a look if you get a chance.
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I am not sure it’s been said on here yet, but I love zombie movies, books, lore, strategy and philosophy. If the world is to end tomorrow, let it be by the boney hands of the undead. I want a fighting chance. I don’t presume that I will make it past the initial outbreak, but that whole time is a crapshoot. If I make it through that phase I will be set. I have my pack, plan and priorities all set for surviving the continuing outbreak. Zombies are gaining ground as a pop culture force thanks to comics, movies and video games. How bout it folks, any plans for surviving against the zeds?
It must be weird to live in a comic book/movie world. Yeah it’d be cool to see people flying, shooting lasers from their eyes or catching criminals and making our streets safer. It could make everyday an adventure or the possibility of excitement around every corner. The price you’d pay for losing normality would be too great. Most major battles between super powers end up destroying major chunks of the city. I would enjoy the protection of superman, but the first time he get’s knocked through my building I’d be ticked. Thanks for saving me, but I need my store to provide for my family. That’s not the worst part. The potential for living in a world of super heroes also puts you living in a world of super villains. I’m not too big of a man to admit I might wet myself if I ran into the Joker in a dark Gotham alley. The world is better off without superpowers. It pains me to say it, but it’s for our own good.
Rob will be heading to Granitecon on Sunday. I will not be there. I know you’re all disappointed, but don’t let that stop you from visiting our table. You should still go support the site.
I hope you enjoyed “What A Waste Wednesday”. Rob and I will be rolling out our bracket the first week of June. The Characters will be elementals/elemental controllers for the first bracket. Brush up on the limits of the Human torch and Iceman, because the battles are about to take place.