WELCOME TO CHAPTER 12, JACKPOT!
I’m so, so excited to bring you this chapter. Not only is it the perfect jumping on point for new readers, but this is the chapter I’ve been building towards ever since last year’s HUGE REVEAL. The ducks are in a row. Time to shoot them down one-by-one.
MARC COMING INTO HIS OWN
This the twenty second strip Marc Lapierre has drawn since taking over the SuperFogeys (time flies, right?) and, honestly, this was the first one that I looked at and thought “Well, that’s how SF is supposed to look, isn’t it?” Not that Marc has been doing a bad job beforehand–that’s not what I mean at all. What I mean is, with today’s kickoff to Chapter 12 I finally look at Marc’s art and I don’t think about my own art or the way I draw the characters or any of that. Marc IS the SF Artist. That’s just how it is and it’s a good fit. It’s a perfect fit. Perhaps your mileage may vary, but for me this is the one. I feel so lucky to have him.
MINI MOVIE REVIEWS
I saw both X-Men: First Class and Source Code over the weekend. They made for a really nice one-two punch. First Class was a nice surprise. I’d heard the positive buzz, but that didn’t really prepare me for how much fun I had and how much I came to really love the characters. With the exception of a few, the movie mostly features non-mainstream x-characters. No Cyclops, no Wolverine, no Storm, etc. And yet I’d have to say I probably enjoyed First Class more than the previous X-movies. I don’t want to tell you too much about it because the less you know going in the better, but I highly recommend it. If you’re on the fence, don’t be.
Now Source Code was interesting. A well done movie that engaged me from start to finish. And yet…it just felt like it was missing something. It’s a sci-fi movie and unabashedly so, but it also goes for the big emotion moments and I appreciated that. I don’t think it quite connected with me as much as it intended to, but there are enough great moments and enough great actors in the mix that I would say it’s worth your time. At least on your couch at home. Again, another movie that benefits quite a bit from you knowing very little. So I won’t go into plot details here. But if you’re looking for a great little sci-fi puzzle with some heart, you’re really not gonna go wrong with this one.
See you on Wednesday with SuperFogeys 323!