i made food
can i have some
Fuuuuuuuuuuuck SDCC to hell for sucking up all the attention. I made some damn tasty grilled cheese today. That is worth hearing about. Not sexy new video games or five minutes of “unseen footage” that I can totally view the next day, while eating my grilled cheese. Bitches.
As soon as I learned Nicki Minaj voiced Sugilite, I had to
I wanna be
where the people are
Batman/Superman Volume 1: Cross World
Written by Greg Pak and Illustrated by Jae Lee
This is the first in a series of the DC Comics New 52 Batman/Superman comics that are dark and foreboding. The art features very mute colors with splashes of vibrance in a sharp, edgy art style with very light and even implied line, giving it a floating, distressed quality, which is perfect for this story.
It is written by Greg Pak, who is better known for this work on Marvel comics such as X-treme Xmen and some titles about The Hulk. The illustrator, Jae Lee, is a South Korean artist who is also better-known among Marvel comics than DC with major work on Marvel’s Dark Tower series (2003-2009) and Captain America (2003).
The story takes place alternatively between two earths, Earth and Earth 2 and features a Batman and Superman from each, totaling four. one set of Batman and Superman are younger versions of the Batman and Superman that are usually seen in DC comics, and have not fully honed their skills. Younger Superman cannot fly yet, though he can jump impressive distances and younger Batman has a temper. The two Earths timelines are brought together by Kaiyo, the Chaos Bringer, who is searching for worlds with heroes who can conquer Darkseid, DC’s main villain who spans several comic story arcs, such as Justice League by Geoff Johns. Though unlike in the Justice League story arc, this story arc explores Darkseid’s beginnings and motivations are to being the main antagonist in the collective DC New 52 stories.
Since the story alternates between two worlds and several places on each earth, there is a lot to keep track of: who is talking, which Batman or Superman is being referred to, their respective inner monologues, plus side characters like Lois Lane and Catwoman, who both play a prominent part in sections of the story. Wonder Woman is also in this story, adding yet another voice to the squabbles in each jam-packed chapter.
The switching back and forth between places and times can be confusing and this comic would be best for those who have some familiarity with the characters and those who are able to follow the ever more complicated time shifts as the story unfolds. Background information is a definite must with this comic. Try reading some original Batman and Superman comics before attempting to read this volume.
This comic would not be a good place to start if one is just becoming acquainted with superhero comic books. This comic is one of the more self-involved stories and requires a lot of dedication. Given its content, this comic is aimed at an adult audience. The dark themes of this comic give it a very serious tone, one that a younger reader might find tiring but there is nothing to keep young adults from reading it as well.