Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Sunday, August 22, 2010

The Batman

"I'm Batman."
Batman, to Dracula
"They all said I was sick in the head... They said, I needed help. Well, maybe I am a bit batty. Blame it on the bats in my belfry." (Evil Laugh)
The other Animated Adaptation of Batman. First aired in 2004, The Batman is the story of a young Bruce Wayne solving crimes and beating up villains. (If you couldn't tell, this series is much more action oriented than plot oriented) It lasted for five seasons. It was the first Batman series to show certain obscure comic villains such as Cluemaster. Initially, it was derided for not being Batman The Animated Series. While it's generally not considered as good or ground-breaking as its predecessor, some people felt it was still decent. The main point to consider in such debates is that B:TAS was meant to represent the comics as a whole while The Batman is supposed to be about trying something new. B:TAS took its main

Friday, August 20, 2010

Hero Complex

Los Angeles Times business writer Ben Fritz and I wrote a cover story that ran Wednesday in the paper's Calendar section and this is a much longer verison of that article.

The premiere for Marvel Studios' "Iron Man 2" shut down Hollywood Boulevard in May with the year's most bombastic red-carpet event, featuring fireworks, a heavy-metal soundtrack, go-go dancers and a parade of celebrities that included Robert Downey Jr., Scarlett Johansson, Mickey Rourke and Hugh Hefner. Walking through it all were two outsiders of a sort: Diane Nelson and Geoff Johns.
The industry odd couple — she previously managed the Harry Potter brand for Warner Bros. but had no experience in comics, he's a fan-favorite comic-book writer who had never worked at a studio — are the president and chief creative officer, respectively, of DC Entertainment, main comic-book rival to Marvel. Their task is to rummage through the massive DC library and finally get venerable characters such as Green Lantern, Wonder Woman, Flash and Aquaman on the silver screen for parent company Warner Bros. Their appointment, part of a restructuring of DC last September, is an implicit acknowledgment of the long dysfunctional relationship between the studio and its New York comic book unit.
Warner Bros. is counting on the pair to fly to the rescue and to do it soon — the Potter franchise, which has pulled in more than $5.3 billion at the box office, is winding down with its seventh installment this November and its finale next summer. The top Warner leadership is also frustrated that over the last decade it has been Marvel Comics characters — led by Spider-Man, the X-Men and Iron Man — who have won the hearts of moviegoers with franchises that have pulled in close to $8 billion.
For Johns, 37, who grew up in Michigan as a passionate comics fan, walking Marvel's red carpet gave him even more motivation to weave a Hollywood story for DC's characters, many of whom have a far more illustrious publishing history than Iron Man.

Iron Man...

 A tribute to the Marvel Comics(tm) hero... sort of.

Iron Man! Iron Man!
Does whatever an iron can!
Can he press all your clothes?
Hot steam shoots from his nose!
Hoo boy! There goes the Iron Man.
Teflon Coat? That's for sure!
Safe for silk, wool and more!
Wrinkles gone with one pass,
Electric cord retracts up his ass!
Hoo boy! There goes the Iron Man.
In the still of night,
When the butler deserts,
Like a steamin' demon,
He will press all your shirts!

Iron Man, Iron Man
Kind to delicates Iron Man
Wealth and fame he's ignored,
Just provide, Ironing board.
That suit, it looks a little banged up,
Before that suit you hang up,
Give it to Iron Man!!!!

Wednesday, January 6, 2010

tear in heaven

aku minat lagu eric clapton ni

korang suke tak