Aug. 12, 2002, 10:40 a.m. CST
Damn you Moriarty, now I
Aug. 12, 2002, 10:50 a.m. CST
Now it's time to play the waiting game: "Oh my God... Someone wrote "first" in a first post. They're obviously an immature loser. Blah blah blah. Bitch bitch bitch. My penis is small." Well, I got news for you Holier than thou's with your needles up your asses, and your small penises... It's not freaking "Isntitsophisticatednews." Stop acting like your not in your robe living off pizza delivery leftovers. Viva la revolution!
Aug. 12, 2002, 11:02 a.m. CST
by Tons of Fun
I've ben a fan ever since I first played EWJ. I have a copy of a 'Scud: Tales from the vending Machine' comic that is one of the highlights of my collection. I must have this book. Thanks M!
Aug. 12, 2002, 11:03 a.m. CST
Aug. 12, 2002, 11:04 a.m. CST
by KID AB
Terry Gilliam. Say no more.
Aug. 12, 2002, 12:13 p.m. CST
No. "Spirited away" is.
Aug. 12, 2002, 12:29 p.m. CST
I can't say the pages impress me much, but I'll keep an eye out for it.
Aug. 12, 2002, 12:34 p.m. CST
Aug. 12, 2002, 12:53 p.m. CST
Sam and Max!! The greatest computer game ever made!
Aug. 12, 2002, 2:11 p.m. CST
Iron Giant is good, but you know, Miyazaki is GOD
Aug. 12, 2002, 2:38 p.m. CST
"Whatcha doin' with that face fuzz, broth..., er sister."
Aug. 12, 2002, 3:04 p.m. CST
Invader Zim was great, but where's Johnny and Squee?
Aug. 12, 2002, 3:24 p.m. CST
very nice you guys get happy over a comic you really like .. and maybe it is just your presentation that sucks .. but NOTHing got me into it ... and i LOVE animated movies ... I am still waiting to see that "legend of the sacred stone" that harry was loobying so much for nyways
Aug. 12, 2002, 3:39 p.m. CST
Commercial: www.he-man.org/news_images/heman_commercial3.rm Clip with dialog: www.he-man.org/news_images/MOTUPrev.rm
Aug. 12, 2002, 3:41 p.m. CST
Aug. 12, 2002, 3:59 p.m. CST
Yeah, but The Iron Giant sucked.
Aug. 12, 2002, 4:08 p.m. CST
The Iron Giant is hardly worthy of being called the best animated film of the 90's. Maybe in the American media, yes, but fans of animation need to take a serious look overseas - I don't mean just Miyzaki either. Yes, Kiki, Laptua and Totoro are all great movies for kids, Nausicaa is as good a sci-fi fantasy action movie as you'll ever see, and Mononoke is a masterpiece, but Miyazaki is mainstream Japanese animation. There are plenty of great animated films for mature audiences over there. And I'm not talking hentai. You want a serious headfuck? Try a little movie called The Adolesance of Utena. It's about lesbians, swordfighting, the end of the world and so on. It's an outrageously brilliant visual mindjob. Of course Ghost in the Shell, Akira and Perfect Blue are all popular choices. Fans of Star Wars would be wise to take a gander at a brilliant direct-to-video movie series called Giant Robo (only DTV because of the hour-long running time of each episode - the DTV industry in Japan actually means quality, in contrast to what it represents here.) Giant Robo is an adventure serial that, in my opinion, captures the style and heart of those pulp spectaculars far beyond what Star Wars itself accomplished. It's a true heroic bloodshed serial adventure, with secret societies, giant robots, super powers, climactic battles, super-science steampunk technology and the like. Another Japanese anime film, The End of Evangelion, stands as one of the best science-fiction films EVER made. Bar none. This movie and the tv series that preceeds it are the most damning blows to the American animation industry you could imagine - Evangelion deals with teenage sex, suicide, love, hate, masturbation, death, the evolution of humanity...and yet it's completely free of pretension and its characterization is just as important as its story. Meanwhile, Disney is making a movie about a magic snowflake. It's shameful.
Aug. 12, 2002, 4:33 p.m. CST
Please rip out your own eyes. You should not see any movies ever again.
Aug. 12, 2002, 5:16 p.m. CST
Iron Giant is a masterpiece. Best Animated movie, possibly the Best Children's movie, and easily the best Superman movie I've ever seen. It's not preachy - if you saw that movie and thought it was preachy, you're a frikkin' moron who knows nothing about children's literature. It was didactic, yes, but not preachy. The morally instructive elements flowed naturally from the story, as opposed to being tacked on or crammed in. Disney is preachy, force feeding treacle and happy thoughts. Spy Kids was preachy, tacking an awkward family message on to a neat concept. Iron Giant was not preachy; it was simply a classic children's movie.
Aug. 12, 2002, 5:31 p.m. CST
I'm sorry, which part of 'AMERICAN' did you fuzznuts fail to understand? Nobody is saying Iron Giant is better than Miyazaki, but that wasn't the original premise, was it? Wankers. Honestly, has your doctor prescribed regular ire exercises for you, and you have to raise it a certain number of times a day? (Mine recommended four.)
Aug. 12, 2002, 5:37 p.m. CST
Just wanted to point out that the claymation games was made by Dreamworks, not LucasArts.
Aug. 12, 2002, 5:47 p.m. CST
I just have to reiterate what capjamestkirk said about The End of Evangelion. It is one of the finest motion pictures (not just anime) EVER produced (too bad it's not very accessible, and absolutely requires viewing the TV series or at least reading a detailed summary of the first 24 episodes). It is a perfect balance of an epic sci-fi movie, and a personal anti-narrative experimental indie film. From it's innovative design and production work (there's a segment of the film where the animation cels are photographed from behind, instead of from the front as usual --- which I've never seen before), complex and compelling story, to its thrilling action and adventure - The End of Evangelion is outstanding. It's an unflinching and completely uncompromising film. Dark, disturbing, and totally sincere. Go watch the (imo, not as good) TV series already available on VHS/DVD. Then go buy The End of Evangelion on September 24th.
Aug. 12, 2002, 5:54 p.m. CST
Never in a million billion years would I ever have expected to see my hometown as part of a plot to any kind of entertainment. I had to look three times at the article until I finally accepted the reality that someone wrote a stroy that has Turlock and space eels in the same story. Amazing......
Aug. 12, 2002, 7:18 p.m. CST
by TMA 149
SKIP TO THE LAST 3 LINES ANIME IS SUCH FUCKING GARBAGE. I DON'T CARE IF I'M ON THE OUTSIDE AND IT'S AN AQUIRED TASTE. IN CASES LIKE THESE AQUIRING A TASTE JUST MEANS LOWERING YOUR STANDARDS TO THE POINT THAT YOU CAN ENJOY MEANINGLESS UNSUBTLE GORY PRETENTIOUS BADLY ANIMATED BULL SHIT. AKIRA WAS SHIT AND GHOST IN THE SHELL WAS GRADE A %100 PURE SHIT. I DON'T SEE HOW ANY OF YOU POOR FUCKS CAN SIT THROUGH THIS COMPLETE CRAP. I HATE YOU ALL FOR EVEN BRINGING THIS WASTELAND OF A GENRE UP. I'LL ADMIT THE STYLE BEATS AMERICAN ANIMATION EVERY ONCE IN A WHILE (AT LEAST AKIRA DIDN'T PULL THAT MAKING ONE FRAME LAST 20 MINUTES SHIT)... BUT THE STORIES ARE STILL TOTAL RUBBISH. FRANKLY IT ENRAGES ME THAT ANIME EVEN HAS AN AUDIENCE. I SAY WE NUKE JAPAN AGAIN AND GO FOR ALL THE ANIMATION STUDIOS THIS TIME SO I DON'T HAVE TO HEAR ABOUT THIS EVANGALION OR WHAT THE HELL EVER ANYMORE. BUT I HATE WHEN PEOPLE COME IN HERE TO BITCH AND MOAN AND I HAVE TO READ 20 POSTS AFTERWARDS SAYING "THIS GUY DOESN'T HAVE A CEREBRAL CORTEX IS HE DOESN'T ENJOY THIS MOVIE MAN WHAT A DUMB ASS I SUGGEST YOU GO WATCH THE NEW STAR WARS BLAH BLAH BLAH --HARRY SUCKS I THINK HE'S LOST TOUCH BLAH BLAH" SO ALL I REALLY HAVE TO SAY IS THIS COMIC LOOKS PRETTY COOL, I LOVE THESE BLACK AND WHITE SCHIZOPHRENIC LOOKING OFF THE WALL DEALS. YEAH.
Aug. 12, 2002, 9:13 p.m. CST
WELL TMA WE CAN MAKE IT THROUGH "CRAP" LIKE ARKIA AND GHOSTIN THE SHELL BECAUSE WE DON'T SPEND ALL OUR TIME POSTING WHILE OUR DICKS ARE JAMMED IN ELECTRICAL SOCKETS...jeez, mang, take a deep breath or something. On a less profoundly idiotic note, how does this kind of crap happen? Do they simply bump the caps lock and not look at the screen before they send?
Aug. 12, 2002, 10:20 p.m. CST
Iron Giant was not against "guns" in an anti-NRA sense. It was using "guns" as a metaphor for what the Iron Giant was, i.e. a (literal) killing machine. The message was that he didn't have to BE a gun, not that he didn't have to USE a gun. Watch the movie again with that in mind. The hunters are, as has been pointed out, minding their own business. The focus of the scene isn't the "evil" hunters, it's the instrument of death, the gun. The message of the movie is that sentient beings don't have to have a single (violent) purpose. It's not saying that picking up a gun is always wrong. There's a subtle distinction.
Aug. 13, 2002, midnight CST
And people disliked DK2...? What we really needed was a giant space eel and poor art? And no DKSA reviews from Harry or Moriarty here...
Aug. 13, 2002, 12:14 a.m. CST
It looks alike though with a difference, maybe it is the same guy. I have a Scud book, thought it was pretty dumb, but the art was better than this. I shouldn't be this brutally honest. I can't see the comparison to KRAZY KAT he made. It looks like you're trying to make the right friends here, Moriarty (I'm not blaming you). I know you didn't claim it, but I doubt this is the next HELLBOY (which is poorly written but with spectacular artwork). What these books have in common is that they try to combine so many things that they can't do any one thing right. Music lyrics and writing are very different, it's frustrating to read so much disposable, unfinished stuff in a 5 dollar book, it feels like you're paying for some idiot's 'brain farts'.
Aug. 13, 2002, 5:37 a.m. CST
Aug. 13, 2002, 8:44 a.m. CST
God, this looks like it will really, really suck if it is made into a movie. I say that because the plot sounds like a compilation of lovecraft, Independence Day, and god-knows what other pop-culture mishmash. The artwork looks exceptionally bad. And yes, Hellcat DOES look like Annie's dog.
Aug. 13, 2002, 12:26 p.m. CST
by Kentucky Colonel
Just for the record. And Iron Giant rules. And will continue to rule. And what's the deal with Anime', anyway? I enjoy some of it, like Akira and the awsome Metropolis, but what's up with the Japaneese obsession with little boys and monkeys? Speed Racer for example...and there are others I can't remember. Is it a cultural thing (Donkey Kong?) or something more metaphorical that I haven't grasped yet. If anyone can clarify this for me I'll e-mail you a shot of Ezra Brooks 90 proof Bourbon.
Sept. 27, 2002, 10:38 p.m. CST
No, Douglas TenNapel was not the person who did Scud. Rob Schrab did scud, I believe. However, TenNapel released a wonderful graphic novel titled "Gear", which has been my favorite graphic novel for a while. It was released under Rob Schrab's publishing company or whatever. So it still had a connection to scud. There's scud stuff for sale in the back of gear an' all, too. www.tennapel.com has more shtuff about doug.. you'd probably be most familiar with Earthworm Jim, whom he created.