Dear Ones, I'm sorry about the lack of content. I'm just having a hard time finding the time and energy to put new stuff up. I guess life just hits us in waves like that. I'm sure I will get back into the groove at some point, but I'm just digging my way through obligations for now.
Thanks for bearing with me! Please keep an eye out on Facebook or use the RSS feed if you want to be alerted. Otherwise, check back every so often and I'm sure I'll find my mojo again.
Monday, October 3, 2016
Check out this quite awesome cover from Master Comics #36!
Nothing about the CMJ story grabbed me, but the issue wasn't a total wash. Check out the bad guy from the Bulletman tale:
Yes, he is The Wizard, a name which surprisingly has never been used by an A-list villain. I mean, Marvel Comics have that Fantastic Four villain, but he's kind of ... you know... eh.
Anyway, with this Wizard we see lots of Random Ray Usage! (tm!)
Wasn't that the plot of the Lego Batman 2 video game? It seems like I remember seeing a lot of that.
Hmmmm... homicide by Random Ray Usage (tm!)? I don't remember seeing a lot of that in the Lego Batman 2 video game.
Anyway, skipping ahead (and as always, I'm doing you a favor), Bulletman figure out how to repel the Wizard's Random Ray Usage! (tm!)
Well, that is until...
Man... she is worse than useless. Just don't touch stuff, Bulletgirl! That's all we ask! You don't have to help, just don't make stuff worse!
Wow. Okay, so even if Bulletman recovers (which we all know he does), Bulletgirl just caused that taxi driver's death. True, she didn't pull the trigger, but the fact is that this guy wouldn't have died if Bulletgirl had just stayed out of the way.
But since it's the 1940's, she gets over it before the story is over. COMICS, kids! COMICS!
See you tomorrow!
Friday, September 30, 2016
So yesterday we were talking about the rut that CMJ tends to fall into with the repeated battles against Captain Nazi. I think the creative team finds itself in a bind because CMJ's stories aren't as silly as Captain Marvel Senior's, so there isn't as much wiggle room.
Case in point: Master Comics 35
With an awesome cover that unfortunately has nothing to do with the story inside, we pick things up thusly:
Your father's life of crime leads to his early death? Well, of course you're going to take up a life of crime! Look at how well that worked out for your father. It's especially stupid because Danny Boy there was an aspiring musician, so it's not like he had nothing else going for him.
But he heard the siren call of REVENGE! (tm!)
So, Danny gets his own gang in the most ridiculous way possible:
Uh-huh. Until Danny turned his back and those criminals gunned him down.
What? They didn't? Really?
Oh, man. I think I liked my "and he was gunned down by the criminals in an attempted gang takeover" storyline better. Off to the Costume Hall of Shame (tm!) with you!
And this goes about as you'd expect:
What? CMJ, use some sense!
See? That's what happens. Reason either works, or someone is determined to learn the hard way. Guess which route Danny was taking?
And it almost got CMJ killed:
And then things were back on track:
Hey! Random Spanking! (tm!)
It can't be all bad if it ends with a Random Spanking! (tm!)
But it certainly wasn't good.
Speaking of which:
Please, Bulletgirl, we already have silly costumes. Could we go fight crime with SOME dignity?
That's it for me! See you Monday!
Thursday, September 29, 2016
Wow, things were higgelty-piggelty here at CMNS, weren't they? Monday's post appeared on Friday, nothing new until today... gives you an idea of the kind of week I've been having.
Anyway, by the time we get to the 33rd issue of Master Comics, I find myself wondering if folks weren't finding the CMJ formula a little stale:
You know the drill by now: Captain Nazi escapes, does something awful, gets his butt kicked, repeat:
Well, they must have figured that as satisfying as it may be to punch out a Nazi, it was something of a rut. So the next issue gave us something new:
Yup... Captain Nazi starts flying (with some gorgeous cover art)!
It's a shame they didn't keep the purple cape, because it was much cooler.
Anyway, Hitler was apparently also getting bored with the repeated thrashings:
so there's an upgrade...
which leads to funny images like this:
and not so funny images like this:
which we all know will not go unchallenged:
and it leads to aerial fights for something of a change:
but apparently, being able to fly isn't making him any tougher.
Anyway, don't forget he's got to top up:
And then we have this:
Yeah, CMJ... love you like I do, I think Captain Nazi is probably right on that one... he's going to escape again.
Well, okay. I suppose Well... That's That. (tm!)
Meanwhile, I've said it before and I'll say it again:
Don't use a phone in comics.
Hey, did he say gorilla?
Yeah! Let's see Bulletman fight a gorilla!
I'll try to keep up better, folks! See you soon!