Date: 2010-10-17 08:00 pm (UTC)
jlroberson: (Default)
From: [personal profile] jlroberson
Huh.

Yawn. Back to NEMESIS, which is more fun. At least in that we're not expecting ANYONE to be likeable.

Date: 2010-10-17 08:05 pm (UTC)
ian_karkull: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
Another one already? Oh Mark, you insatiable little attention whore, you.

Date: 2010-10-17 08:13 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
He's a delusional loser, she's an annoying, violent, potty-mouthed brat... I'll pass thanks.

Have to say though, rather liking the colouring and art style together.

Date: 2010-10-18 02:02 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] daningram.insanejournal.com
But if you don't read it, you'll miss the ending where Millar openly insults you for supporting his product in a ever shrinking market!

How can you just let that pass you by?

Date: 2010-10-17 08:15 pm (UTC)
seriousfic: (Default)
From: [personal profile] seriousfic
I'll confess, the Rihanna line managed a titter.

Date: 2010-10-17 08:48 pm (UTC)
icon_uk: (Default)
From: [personal profile] icon_uk
Really? I rarely find amusement in actual domestic violence cases.

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Date: 2010-10-17 08:15 pm (UTC)
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"three grown men with severe learning disabilities"

. . . wow

Date: 2010-10-17 10:28 pm (UTC)
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It's fairly awful, isn't it?

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Date: 2010-10-17 08:40 pm (UTC)
hazmat: (Scissorman)
From: [personal profile] hazmat
Have to say that I didn't hate Kick-Ass (though I also liked the movie adaptation more since I'm kinda tired of utterly-grim superhero genre deconstructions). This looks to be on par with the first.

I do like the art, but then, I'm a fan of Romita Jr.

Date: 2010-10-17 08:43 pm (UTC)
ravenous_raven: Silhouette of Fables' Medea in cat form, "Witch Cat" in a corner (Witch Cat)
From: [personal profile] ravenous_raven
See, the concept is interesting: instead of a Mr. Miyagi or other old man as a mentor, we get the opposite, a little girl who's younger than her protege. Tamora Pierce did something similar (to much better effect, I must say) with a cranky, tough-love, 13-year-old mentor and a reluctant adult student, but it was actually good because the mentor had her own PTSD baggage and other flaws, but wasn't unkind.


Just because you swear and can kill men seven doesn't ways doesn't make you cool or an adult. You have the ability, but not the emotional or mental maturity that is supposed to come with your training, which means that you end up having nothing at all. Any thug can kill, but it takes great maturity and presence of mind to be a great warrior. Likewise, anybody can bully someone or teach them something, but it doesn't make them a realteacher or mentor.

And that is why I am unimpressed.

Date: 2010-10-17 09:35 pm (UTC)
aelflar: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aelflar
Same here. It`s basically applying the law of the jungle in a classroom.

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Date: 2010-10-17 09:10 pm (UTC)
punishermax: (Default)
From: [personal profile] punishermax
~Hulk smash thing~

LOOK. HULK JUST COME FROM JACKASS 3D SO HE KINDA ON LEVEL GROUND WITH COMIC HERE. HULK CONFESS, HE ABLE TO ENJOY CRUDE HUMOR. HE COOL WITH CURSING, HULK ALSO COOL WITH VIOLENCE. PROBLEM IS THAT HULK UNDERSTAND THAT LIKE MOST THINGS IN LIFE, VIOLENCE AND LANGUAGE NOT AUTOMATICALLY MAKE THING FUNNY. IT LIKE, JUST CAUSE HULK PUNCH MAN IN NUTSACK IT NOT MAKE FACT THAT I RIP OFF CARROT TOP FUNNY. IT JUST MAKE HULK DOUCHEBAG WHO PUNCH PEOPLE IN DICK. AKA BAM MARGERA. TOPICAL HUMOR, HULK LOVES IT!

LET'S LOOK AT COMIC PAGES WE HAVE AT MOMENT. FIRST PAGE IS LITTLE GIRL PUNCHING BOY AND CALLING HIM PUSSY. OKAY, HULK ROLL WITH THAT, IT OKAY, LITTLE OLD AND WHOLE LITTLE KID CURSING THING STARTING SHOW AGE AND ALL BUT HULK WILLING LET SLIDE. THEN WE GET PAGE OF BOY GETTING ASS KICKED. OKAY GOOD WE COOL.

OH SWEET. DOMESTIC ABUSE JOKE. NICE. THAT SOUND YOU HEAR IS ENTIRE COMIC COMING SCREECHING HALT. SEE, AGAIN HERE PROBLEM WITH JOKE, AND MILLAR WRITING HERE.

DOMESTIC ABUSE NOT FUNNY. HULK THINK PEOPLE HERE AGREE WITH THAT. NOW JUST SAYING "HEY GUYS, REMEMBER RIHANNA? REMEMBER, SHE GOT PUNCHED BY HER BOYFRIEND? SHIT LET'S DO SOME COMEDY UP IN THIS FUCKER" AND MAKING JOKE OF IT NOT AUTOMATICALLY VALIDATE YOUR ASS. PEOPLE NOT GET GATORADE AND POUR IT ON YOU. JOKE MUST BE FUNNY. PROBLEM IS IT NOT FUNNY. IT LIKE MILLAR SAY "HEY WHAT WAS IN THE NEWS A YEAR AGO. OH, RIHANNA GOT BEATEN BY BOYFRIEND. WELL AS MILLAR ~AT THIS POINT HULK THINK HE FLASH BOYISH GRIN AND LADIES SWOON~ I MUST INJECT COMEDY INTO WRONGNESS ~MILLAR NOW DON SHADES, SUNGLASSES AT NIGHT START PLAY, CURTAIN FALLS, WE ALL CLAP~.

IT LIKE, JUST CAUSE YOU THINK OF JOKE, IT NOT MEAN YOU USE IT. IT LIKE IT HULK PUNCH MAN AND GO "HEH YOU FALL QUICKER THAN SUICIDE VICTIM!" HULK NOT FUNNY, HULK DOUCHEBAG. HULK EMBARRASSED, EVERYONE LAUGH AT HULK.

THEN LEARNING DISABILITIES LINE? WHAT THE FUCK THAT? IT NECESSARY TO DENOTE THAT PEOPLE HAVE THAT PROBLEM? "HEY, HERE COME BAD GUY. LEMME TELL YOU BEFORE YOU PUNCH HIM LET ME TELL YOU OF HIS LEARNING PROBLEMS." WOW MILLAR THAT GREAT. IT LIKE YOU TAKE FAMILY GUY THEN MAKE IT EVEN LESS FUNNY. THAT TOUGH BARRIER TO CROSS. IT LIKE, YOU NOT JUST WANT TO LOOK EDGY, BUT YOU WANT LOOK EDGY AND UNFUNNY. SHIT MAN, I THINK SPIKE TC HAVE JOB FOR YOU.

Date: 2010-10-17 09:43 pm (UTC)
endis_ni: (Default)
From: [personal profile] endis_ni
Hulk bloody right I agree with that.

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Date: 2010-10-17 09:34 pm (UTC)
aelflar: (Default)
From: [personal profile] aelflar
I STILL think he should have called himself Ass-Kicked.

Date: 2010-10-17 09:45 pm (UTC)
crinos: (Default)
From: [personal profile] crinos
Hey, if this gets us a sequel to the excellent Kick Ass movie, then more power.

Date: 2010-10-17 09:47 pm (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
This isn't THE KARATE KID

DUMB

ASS

Date: 2010-10-17 10:04 pm (UTC)
fifthie: tastes the best (Default)
From: [personal profile] fifthie
Basically what I'm saying is I liked Millar's writing in this comic better when it was in Fast and the Furious 3 and the characters were talking about drift racing.

Date: 2010-10-17 10:08 pm (UTC)
arbre_rieur: (DC Nation)
From: [personal profile] arbre_rieur
I think Marc-Oliver Frisch hit the nail on the head:
"I think the reality is much worse than that: Mark Millar's work is popular because he's a demagogic talent who has, like nobody else, perfected the art of appealing to his audience's worst and basest instincts in a way that doesn't just absolve them from experiencing any guilt from the pleasure that comes with it, but even makes them think it's cool, because it comes with just enough of a "plausible deniability" sheen to shrug it off as satire, or as stupid popcorn entertainment that's not meant to be taken seriously.

http://comiksdebris.blogspot.com/2010/04/reprehensible-mark-millar-kick-ass-and.html

Date: 2010-10-18 12:19 am (UTC)
neuhallidae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] neuhallidae
I liked this one from the comments:

"WANTED and KICK-ASS don't have substance, and Millar knows it; he also knows how to get away with it, and how to use those clichés and the fact that they've rightly been stigmatized to attract the kind of attention and elicit the kind of outrage that in turn fuels his popularity.

I don't think Millar's out to make any statements on gender or race relations or whatever; he's just a hack who knows how to get people riled up, and who uses that "gift" to take what he can as cheaply as he can and as long as he can. "

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Date: 2010-10-17 10:23 pm (UTC)
filkertom: (Default)
From: [personal profile] filkertom
I think I need to go cry quietly for awhile, rocking back and forth and clutching some Steve Gerber Man-Things to my chest.

Date: 2010-10-18 12:21 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] icon_uk
I'm sorry, and I feel your pain, truly I do, but there is no way that the name "Man-Thing" will ever stop making my inner 9-year old giggle hysterically.

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Date: 2010-10-17 10:32 pm (UTC)
thatnickguy: Oreo-lovin' Martian (Default)
From: [personal profile] thatnickguy
Hang on, I'm gonna have a little drinking game. I'll take a drink every time I read a swear word.

*dies of alcohol poisoning*

Date: 2010-10-19 03:42 pm (UTC)
pyrotwilight: (Default)
From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Well, you could just take a sip. *looks at comic* Oh right, nevermind, same conclusion to drinking game.

Date: 2010-10-17 11:27 pm (UTC)
meatwhichdreams: (bulbasaur)
From: [personal profile] meatwhichdreams
I can't think of anything coherent to say other than, why does Hit Girl keep drastically changing size?

....

Actually, I think I can summarize my reaction with just a polite and disinterested "why," ala Howard Moon:

bob fosso dance full

Mighty Boosh! <3

Date: 2010-10-17 11:55 pm (UTC)
bulastar: (Default)
From: [personal profile] bulastar
...and that's why I don't like cricket.

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Date: 2010-10-18 12:03 am (UTC)
benicio127: (Gah!)
From: [personal profile] benicio127
You know, I actually liked the first Kick Ass. It was really gory, over the top, etc., but I went into it knowing what to expect.
And this, I don't know, I'll wait till it's done before picking it up in trade. The Rihanna comment about domestic violence is like one of those Family Guy jokes that just crosses a line for me. Particularly not when I saw the insane amount of victim blaming when it came to Rihanna's case.

I just finished the first three issues of Nemesis with my s/o and we were both raising our eyebrows and chatting about it afterwards. I just don't know Mark Millar, I don't know...

Date: 2010-10-18 12:33 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Punisher)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Eh, I said it once, I'll say it again. I actually like Millar's work... except for Nemesis..was liking that book until the whole impregnating his enemy's daughter with her brother's product deal...that and the man penis in War Heroes..just..all in your face and lastly Civil War..which was so one-sided throughout with no chance of hope.

Other than that, like most of his stuff, specifically The Ultimates and Ultimate Avengers. I like Kick-Ass..except for the ending..that just sucked..I mean seriously all that and he couldn't even beat up a jock? And don't get me started on the girl he liked... This book is no different from the last sooo no complaints here... Unless it yet again ends with him still being a wimp and things not getting any better. At least it's his own stuff and characters. Plus, the Karate Kid comment in particular made me laugh.

Date: 2010-10-18 02:32 am (UTC)
benicio127: (Gah!)
From: [personal profile] benicio127
was liking that book until the whole impregnating his enemy's daughter with her brother's product deal

Same, I was pretty squicked out by that. Obviously that's what he wants, that over the top, super squick out factor. The art's pretty fantastic, but the over the top ultra killing and goreporn is a bit much. It gets to a point where it's hard to suspend disbelief, but I'm also assuming that's what Millar is going for.

Date: 2010-10-18 12:46 am (UTC)
superboyprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] superboyprime
Oh yeah, I remember him talking about this in that interview from a while back.

"Chris said to me he hates the fact that people always call him McLovin’. So my aim was to give him a new name for people to call him. And the villain calls himself The Motherfucker. Chris is The Motherfucker, the worst of all supervillians."

Date: 2010-10-18 01:22 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
Does this mean we'll see him sport the same t-shirt Epic Beard Man wears that has the words "I am a Motherfucker!"?

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Date: 2010-10-18 05:06 am (UTC)
mullon: (Luke Cage)
From: [personal profile] mullon
I see Hit-Girl is still a ray of sunshine. And Kick-Ass should have told her that her father is a disturbed freak who deserves to rot in Hell.

Date: 2010-10-18 07:04 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] darkknightjrk
It's got it's flaws (while I like this scene, part of me thinks that Kick-Ass and the Big Daddy/Hit-Girl dynamic should have been in separate books), but I thought Kick-Ass was pretty fun, and I'm curious to see how this goes.

Date: 2010-10-18 08:14 am (UTC)
From: [identity profile] brandiweed.livejournal.com
The "severe learning difficulties" line makes me think Millar's read the FATAL RPG. Or worse, played it.

Date: 2010-10-18 09:41 am (UTC)
cythraul: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cythraul
Iiiii think I'll be waiting for the movie.

Date: 2010-10-19 12:03 am (UTC)
tacobob: Mordecai Not Very Impressed (Default)
From: [personal profile] tacobob
Man, there's nothing worse than getting your ass kicked by a bobble head doll!

She's a bobble head, right?

o_o

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