Thursday, March 23, 2006

The Noble Savage

I am now officially a Vandal Savage fan for one simple reason. He rode a comet back to Earth. No. Seriously. Read that again. Okay? No I don't think you get how unbelievable awesome that is to me so I'll type it again with explitatives.

HE RODE A FUCKING COMET INTO THE FUCKING PLANET!

And walked away from it.

And caught a crow mid-flight, ripped out it's throat and tossed it aside because after you RODE A FUCKING COMET back to your home planet you can take a bite out of anything and throw it aside. Who would argue with you. I feel bad for his former lackeys and the OGL (Original Green Lantern for those of you who don't get my patois of early hip-hop and geek-speak).

His life has been reduced to rubble. He has lost all his fortune and all his worldly goods. He has lost an empire. His daughter stabs him in the chest with a hidden X-23 type of doohickey, puts on a mask like that ninja from the Soul-Edge video game, and he shrugs it off.

Wait, if he can shrug off a deep impact why is his body now failing? He's immortal so it really wouldn't matter would it? I hate comic book science. It is just a bit too convenient if you ask me. I can't wait for a speech from Metropolis University when we hear the introduction being "Our speaker today is the foremost authority in the field of plot hammer...etc."

Plus - Seven Soldiers is indeed a very good thing. It is probably my favourite project in quite some time and one of my biggest regrets that I now must await the trades. Also, I watched the JLU last night on YTV. It was the first episode I've seen in ages. I've now seen a total of 3. It was basically an original Seven Soldiers story. Very karmic if I do say so. It was Vigilante, Shining Night, Star and STRIPE, and Green Arrow in a parade fighting a Hulk knockoff. Then The Crimson Avenger and Speedy show up. It was all very fun and I like how the JLU has more racial diversity presented than most mainstream comics in the cast and extras.

7 comments:

Jake said...

The episode was the first I'd seen in a long time too. The best line was when Mr. Terrific beamed in the back-up and Green Lantern announced, "You wanted Superman? Well, you got... the Crimson Avenger and my ex-sidekick..."

joncormier said...

...And Speedy turns to GA and says "ex-partner." Yeah, brilliant.

And I had a moment of geek bliss realizing that Vigilante is the captain guy from Firefly. Hey, I just finished watching Buffy and he was the last major villain.

The Fortress Keeper said...
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The Fortress Keeper said...

Vandal Savage is indeed the baddest ass of all. Do you see the Hulk riding a comet to get back from that stupid gladiator planet he's stuck on? I don't think so.

The Fortress Keeper said...

P.S. I hate blogger. I really didn't need to say the same thing three times ...

joncormier said...

Dude, don't worry. Blogger was a pain in the ass yesterday for me too. I actually had funny and or insightful comments yesterday but the same verification code was coming up and then nothing...