Sunday, October 16, 2005

What do these things have in common...

Rome, Incredible Hulk, Local, and Infinite Crisis?

I enjoyed them all.

I'm intrigued by Rome. From it's character's politics, excellent casting, brilliant pacing, to it's wonderful intro credits. Does anyone out there know who designed them? Is it the same design firm that did Carnivale's credit sequence? It looks similar to me, but I can't find any information about them anywhere. Jeff Beal does an astounding job on the score for the show. It's a treat. I don't think I've enjoyed a show on HBO this much since I started watching Oz.

I recently purchased The Incredible Hulk: Ultimate Destruction for the X-box. I popped it in expecting, despite the great demo I played, to be let down. Well, I wasn't. I would go so far as to say that it's the best game based on a comic book character I've ever played. It's definatley the most fun I've had with a single player game on the X-box system. Every second of the game I was either laughing at the little in-jokes in the game, grimacing at the pain that the Hulk was inflicting on those poor soldiers (I was doing it? Nah, that wasn't me. That was the Hulk! Grrrr!!), or engrossed at the storyline. The storyline itself, though similar to the mini-series of the same name, works so much better in game form. There is more of a disconnect from the continuity of the comics and you don't get the nerd inside of you saying "That's not the origin of the Abomination!!! How does that fit with issue # so and so of the Incredible Hulk where the Abomin...". It's a great game with a ton of moves for the Hulk to learn and perform not to mention the unlockable cheats and extras. You actually have to play through the game to get some of them. No cheating and checking online for you! Go get this game.

While I was away for a while I was sent a preview copy of the first issue of Local, the new book from Oni Press, Brian Wood, and Ryan Kelly. The story, like most of Brian Wood's work reminds me of music when I'm reading it. I don't know how else to describe it, but it's almost fluid like a song is. At least that's the feeling I got from the book. Revealing any of the storyline or the plot device would ruin the story for you. I will tell you that I enjoyed the book enough to see where Brian and Ryan are going to go with this. Speaking of the creators, they have a blog focusing on the book here. If your interested in the book, and you should be though I didn't do it justice (I honestly don't know how to talk about it without spoiling it.), then head over to the site for more information.

I almost forgot about Infinite Crisis. You know the real last page reveal in the first issue? I think I like where this is heading. I've been on the roller coaster ride since the right after the first Crisis on Infinite Earths through good and bad, and I'm anxious to see where the DCU ends up. I'm already on the ride. There isn't any getting off now.



Friday, October 14, 2005

Identity Crisis Thoughts

Damn that was awesome! Did anyone else see that last page reveal coming? The fact that Ch'p was the villain behind all the weird happenings in the DCU really blew my mind!

More content this weekend! Really!!


Monday, October 10, 2005

The Whole Crisis Relaunch Thing

Was the whole crisis/relaunch and subsequent let down a not so subtle commentary on the big two and their massive events this year or just laziness on my part? You decide!

Seriously, sorry about all the hoopla and not much of anything to show for it. I'll get back in the swing of things soon I hope.

Until then I recommend you check out:

Jason Rodriguez - The Moose in the Closet- For some very entertaining stories.

beaucoupkevin- Kevin has been dabbling in short photo comics and I've found them pretty fun. He's always good for a laugh.

Bloggity Blog Blog Blog-Laura is still going strong. She provides quick takes, entertaining lists, and commentary daily.



Monday, October 03, 2005

NMH Trivia: October 1, 2005 Answers

1- Abin Sur

2- Congorilla

3- Creator2

4- Space Ranger

5- T'omm J'onzz (J'onn J'onzz's kid brother)

6- Dr.Hands (Chop-Chop from Blackhawk)

7- Stanley's Monster

8- Trickster

9- The Unknown Soldier

10- Ultra the Multi-Alien

Congratulations go to Bill Doughty of Trusty Plinko Stick for getting 7 out of 10 of the characters right out of the gate. Bow before his comic book knowledge.


Saturday, October 01, 2005

NMH Trivia: October 1st, 2005

Name the characters in the images below:

(beware! Some of these are easy, some are very hard, and some are there to trick you. Here's a hint to get you started: They are all DC characters. Good luck!)


NMH Relaunch!

As you can see, NMH is back from it's little crisis it had. Now that the site is back to normal you'll be seeing some more content around here. Later today you'll be able to try to answer some comic book trivia questions, read about how the enjoyment you get out of a comic changes as your knowledge about the medium and it's creators continues to grow, and a few other suprises.



Friday, September 30, 2005

The Final Day



Thursday, September 29, 2005

2 Days


iMac screen replacement