Someone's shadowboxin' my house, yeah
And that, my friends, is the cap on Behind the Music. A new story kicks off on Monday. I'd hoped to accompany it with some new changes and tweaks to the website, but I don't think they'll be finished in time, so I might need to hold off for another week or two. Rats!
I just finished off the first hardcover volume of The Ultimates. I figured I should give it a try, since I've enjoyed the appearances of Nick Fury and others in Ultimate Spider-man. On the whole, I really enjoyed it! It kind of feels like 24 with Superheros... big plot twists, big action set-pieces, lots of conspiracies and doublecrosses, and a good helping of soap-opera-esque personal interaction. It also has some of the most gorgeous artwork I've ever seen in a book published by Marvel.
But the one thing that drives me nuts is all the cameos of real-life people. Mind you, I love it when they use real-life military and political leaders in the World War II flashbacks. It's the history nerd in me... the same one that lets me really enjoy The Life and Times of Scrooge McDuck. But cameos from current day people, especially celebrities, just drive me up the wall. It's a minor issue, but that didn't stop me from cringing everytime George Bush or Shannon Elizabeth or whoever else popped up.