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"Because fucking is almost as fun as reading comics."

Yep, I've been reading lotsa comics blogs lately. It's a great way for a lifelong comics fanboy such as myself to waste time, and as you guys know, I'm all about the wasting time. I loved this recent post, from Comics Should Be Good:

"It is altogether possible to Do Sex with Women and still Read Comics. In fact, I have found that like fine wine, chocolate, or Rohypnol, the right comic in the right place can often help you Get in Her Pants, as it were. First of all, you must test the grounds... I know it's hard to believe, but most adult women are not interested in the current exploits of primary colored characters created for children in the forties, fifites, and sixties. Even if Grant Morrison wrote them. (I mean, I love JLA: Classified, but as much as Gorilla Grodd eating people makes me horny, sadly, it has the opposite effect on my girlfriend.)...

"The INVISIBLES for the more literate, daring, scary ones... PEANUTS for the silly, nostalgic, cute ones; the ones that still like to buy toys out of vending machines and wear temporary tattoos and funny socks. They have curly hair and know all the words to CATS even though they don't really like modern musicals. HELLBOY and THE WALKING DEAD for the horror fan girls, in their black bondage pants and dyed hair... Manara for the really dirty ones; they're not slutty, but they have that sexy, filthy vibe and they like vintage pin-ups and leopard print mittens."

Am giggling inside, because I know someone who actually did woo someone with Milo Manara's pervy comics. It seems to have helped, or at least not hindered, their relationship. My own recommendations: SANDMAN, of course. And, believe it or not, HELLBLAZER.

In other comics news, it looks like DC's All Stars line will live up to its name. With demented genius Grant Morrison and Frank Quitely on Superman and freakin' Frank Miller and Jim Lee on Batman, how could it not? Man, I love reading Morrison interviews:

"[Superman is a Christ-like figure] in the sense that he inspires us towards our best... I don't want anyone to think I'm taking this literally -- it's not like Jimmy Olsen's one of the disciples or Lois is the Magdalene -- and imagine how diffferent Western religion would be would be if God had rocketed Jesus to Earth so that he could escape the destruction of Heaven... Superman is very different from Christ in that here we have a powerful redeemer who doesn't feel the need to sacrifice himself to get his point across. No-one has to die in Superman's name. Superman is a much more progressive figure than Jesus, and as a science fiction savior rocketed to Earth from a world of wonder, I think the character has the potential to transcend his humble origins and say something quite profound to those of us living in the secular 21st century."

To escape the destruction of Heaven... Holy collapsing pearly gates, Batman, there's a great story there!

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  1. Blogger matthew 

    If the Holy Bible can have different editions edited by different Christian faiths, then by golly, they should have Elseworlds!

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