Tuesday Night Comics Podcast Episode #11...

Animal Man is coming to an end this week! In the newest episode of the Tuesday Night Comics Podcast, Billy and Dave talk about the Jeff Lemire written series and why the final issue is one of our top picks of the week. If you’ve never read Animal Man, now is the time to catch up, as Comixology is having a huge Animal Man sale right now, covering both Grant Morrison’s and Jeff Lemire’s runs on the title (and much more). Billy and Dave also discuss the other books this week that they’re most excited to read. Hint: Ms. Marvel is on both their radars. Also in the episode: the best comics of last week, in-depth discussions of Earth 2 #21 and Greg Rucka’s Veil #1.   Enjoy! http://ia600708.us.archive.org/12/items/TuesdayNightComicsEpisode11/Tuesday%20Night%20Comics%20Episode%2011.mp3Podcast: Play in new window | DownloadSubscribe: iTunes | Android |...

On The Couch 2011 #30: The Adjustment Bureau Dec31

On The Couch 2011 #30: The Adjustment Bureau...

I really liked The Adjustment Bureau. The film has a cool, metatextual theme of what happens when characters start rebelling against their writers. The men, or snazzy dressed angels depending on your belief set, of The Adjustment Bureau guide humans throughout their lives. The adjusters walk around with their notebooks that show how peoples’ lives will turn out depending on what actions they take. The adjusters use their powers over reality to shape the lives of people in order to make those lives fall in line with “the plan.” The plan could also be seen as a story outline for someone’s life. The movie immediately brought to mind Grant Morrison’s Supergods, where the writer talked about inserting himself as a character in his comic books. This was most notably done in Mr. Morrison’s run on Animal Man, where the title character realizes he isn’t completely in control of his own life and meets his writer. Is this the closest a comic book character comes to meeting God? When Matt Damon’s character finds out that the sharply dressed men of The Adjustment Bureau are messing with his life, and preventing him from being with the woman of his dreams, here played by Emily Blunt, he rebels. He does everything in his power to exert his will over the will of his writer. It would be as if Dorothy decided she didn’t want to take on the Wicked Witch of the West and would rather run off with the Scarecrow to raise an adoptive horde of Lollipop Leaguers while flipping the bird to Frank L. Baum. Emily Blunt’s dress gives the Red Dress of Awesomeness a run for its money. John Slattery seemed like a very easy casting choice, as he didn’t even have to change...