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Comic Critics #149!

Here is the latest installment of the Comic Critics strip, courtesy of Sean Whitmore (writer) and Brandon Hanvey (artist)! You can check out the first hundred and forty-eight strips at the archive here and you can read more about Sean and Brandon at the Comic Critics blog.


Let us know what you think, either here or at the ComicCritics blog!


It looks like the Galactus figure is talking.

I’m rather surprised that Josh knows about Sanford and Son to reference it. Pleasantly surprised, but still.

Comics Critics #150 should be about how AWFUL the new All Star Superman animated feature is.

My God, what a catastrophe of an “adaptation” (read: mangling) that was.

You know if Warner Bros doesn’t want to do these movies right, then they just shouldn’t do them at all.

The movie felt very disjointed moving from one situation to the next. The Voice acting was very stilted – it felt like some hostage being forced to read a prepared statement. THAT’S HOW BAD IT WAS.

The humor from the original story was completely mangled. The characterization of Lois Lane from the original All Star Superman totally went over the head of McDuffie. Lois Lane REALLY COULD NOT DEAL with the fact that Superman may actually be Clark Kent and the humor of that was completely lost in the film.

Why is Galactus harping on Josh?

It’s amusing, but I think this strip shows that the “talking heads”/comics review aspect of the strip was rightly pushed to the side. Visually unexciting and none of the individual jokes are particularly laugh out loud funny.

But hey, they can’t all be winners. Hope 150 is going to follow up on some of the teasers from the start of the year.

It’s funny, I haven’t watched All Star Superman but the moment I heard McDuffie was behind it I instantly lost interest. McDuffie has the power to make any story feel like it takes place in the modern, in-continuity DC Universe, with lots of cynicism, snarling, fanwanks and continuity easter eggs. And I hate the modern, in-continuty DC Universe. That’s why I hated what JLU turned into under his pen. The non-McDuffie episodes were all quite good, but the ones written by him were not IMO.

To me the great thing about books like All Star Superman is how they don’t feel like they take place in the modern day DCU at all, they are very lacking in cynicism and have incredible earnestness and sincerity. McDuffie’s never been great at earnestness and sincerity.

Yes, let’s do spend the whole thread bitching about something that isn’t even mentioned in the comic.

All Star Superman the Movie came out already?

I like the part where he falls asleep but he is supposed to be working. Because if you are not working you are lazy and he is not working and it is lazy to fall asleep.


These bits are good, but I think they work better in the actual Comic Critics twitter feeds, like @Joshcritic. Those are funny.

ok, lost me in the 6 &7th panels, but won me back with the 8th.

So All Star Superman doesn’t appear to be coming out for another week…why are people complaining about it now?

The third panel is 3.5 words too long.

Dude, these movies are always out early in certain LCSs. It also happens to be available online (Divx), not that I’d know anything about that. That’s why people are complaining. I think I’ll WATCH it tonight or tomorrow, but if it’s anything like I’m guessing, based on the trailers and based on the kind of animated movies DC puts out these days, I can see why people would complain.

The day we have to actually experience something to hate it is the day we no longer deserve to call ourselves an online community.

“The day we have to actually experience something to hate it is the day we no longer deserve to call ourselves an online community.”

Couldn’t have said it better myself.

Weak one this week.

Oh an I didn’t look close enough to realise it was Galactus and thought it was that imaginary Iron Man character talking.

I keep forgetting not everyone uses torrents to see things in advance.

Should change it´s name for I hate comics.

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