Dec. 16th, 2018

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"They obviously got married in a flash of spontaneity, maybe not fully thinking about what it means. In the first arc, they’re going to be under so much pressure – and literally on the run – that they’re not going to have much time to think about that reality – but they will eventually have to confront it."
-- Kelly Thompson

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It's a book that does not shy away from the question of monstrosity — it's very much a theme. At what point does it become divorced from the intrinsic humanity? 'Superhuman' is just another way of saying not 'human.' -- Kieron Gillen

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Spider-man: into the Spider-verse has been out for a while. most people with two or more brain cells have received it enthusiastically.

97% Fresh on Rotten Tomatoes
87% on Metactritic

Newman Prize Winner and animator Sydney Padua has been raving about it on twitter, and many other pro-animators are all up ons about the animation. It does things "on the 2s" apparently. I'm not an animator. If you're in to stuff like that, enjoy what Cartoonbrew has to say on the subject.

The soundtrack is relatively star studded, and is available to stream thanks to Hypebeast. Since I saw the film for the 2nd time on Wednesday I've listened to Elevate ten times (as seen in the absolutely visually crazy pre-credits credits sequence).

The voice cast is pretty good. I didn't recognise Chris Pine, or one of my favourite Parks and Rec alumni playing the breakout star, but Nic Cage's Spider-man Noir is amazing and steals a lot of scenes. Liev Schreiber's Kingpin doesn't get a huge amount to do, but his voice is delicious. John Mulaney doesn't outstay his welcome as a Spider-Ham, which is a relief.

I'd be delighted to see a 5-20 minute short film for each of the Spider-people. We only saw a glimpse of the visually distinct worlds and I'd love to see more of Spider-Gwen in the Spider-Gwen style, and the same for Spider-man noir (who gets the best joke of the whole film)

What did everybody else make of it?
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[personal profile] history79's post on Stan Kelly's cartoons elicited some discussion as to whether the ones satirizing right-wing political cartoons were at all distinguishable from the real thing. That reminded me of Daniel Clowes's Chick tract parody from the first issue of his Eightball (Oct. 1989).

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