Pollyanna to the Very End is my new blog for comic book reviews. I have never had a reviews blog before, but as I explain in my first post this new tumblr will be my pet project for the Summer. I decided to try and write more and I want to try with something fun that I’ve never done before, so why not comic book reviews (and the occasional list).
A review of Uncanny X-Men 24 is up and I’m hoping to add at least 2-3 new reviews every week. It’ll be mostly new releases, but maybe I will do a Throwback Thursday thing with older issues as well.
The name of the blog is obviously an homage to Bryan Q. Miller’s magnificent Batgirl run, which also gave me the idea to rate in waffles. Batgirl would have certainly gotten 5 out of 5 waffles from me.
Anyway, I hope it will be fun and I hope some of you will enjoy it. Follow the new blog if interested, your response and criticism is very important to me.
Dunno if it was intentional or not, but I just found the most amusing misuse of the Italian language in an American comic book ever.
In the latest issue of Satellite Sam by Matt Fraction, an Italian prostitute is trying to get the attention of an American soldier after he has refused oral sex. So she offers him “ass” or “pussy” except that they used the literal Italian translations asino (which means ass as in donkey) and gattino (which means pussy as in small cat/kitten). Needless to say neither word has any sexual connotation whatsoever in Italian.
It was hilarious.
I have a student who’s really into comics, she was reading Shade the Changing Man between lessons the other day and she has cool Watchmen school stuff among other things.
Anyway, today she was basically cosplaying Death in my class, with black clothing and make-up and a beautiful ankh necklace. I asked her if it was just a coincidence or if her look was a reference to Sandman, and she said that she was definitely going for a Death look and was glad I noticed.
I was very very tempted to just tell her who fucking cares about Martin Luther let’s talk Season of Mists.
And right now Peter is “dead” and his body is inhabited by one of his greatest enemies, Carol had a brain lesion that made her forget her friends and Billy was on the verge of suicide - twice - to save his estranged boyfriend.
So, it’s either a-Marvel likes sorrow porn or b-I know how to pick ‘em.
We get Saga, The Wake, Young Avengers, Sex Criminals, FF, Fatale and Ultimate Spider-Man all on the same week, how are all the other weeks going to compete.
Whatever happened to Hawkeye and Mara though, feels like I haven’t read them in ages.
They will crush your soul