SAM & FUZZY, by Sam Logan (updates M/W/F)

Absolute Power, Pt. 22

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Jul 21, 2008

Who Watches the Watchmen

The Watchmen trailer is here, and filled with possibilities both good and bad. It's such a strange project -- one that fills comic fans with equal parts excitement and pure dread. A part of you excites at the thought of a potentially spectacular film adaption of a comic classic, but at the same time, the potential to screw it up is so high that you almost wish it wasn't being made at all.

You can tell from the trailer that the film's creators are serious about wanting to do right by the source material. But at the same time, it's a bit of a mixed bag. The visuals are bang on, but the tone is all wrong -- characters like Rorschach and Dr. Manhattan look astonishing, but the almost music-video-esque direction and bafflingly chosen Smashing Pumpkins music induce more than a little nervousness.

But will any of these elements make it into the film proper? Or do they just make for a good trailer? It's hard to know. It's hard to discern much of anything about an adaption of one of comic's densest, wordiest works from a trailer with almost no dialog. All you can do is watch, giddy and terrified, wondering if the final product will be something we treasure or something we regret.

Sam Logan


Jul 18, 2008

High resolution graphics

So, just how authentic to the NES originals is this heavily retro-themed Megaman 9? Authentic enough to get some deliberately horrific promo art, modeled -- with extreme care -- after the series' infamous early American box art.

Now listen. I know people today whip out the phrase "LOL" a little too easily. But let me tell you... when I saw that Megaman 9 art, I LOL'd. I LOL'd right off my ROFL all the way to... to the LMAO. Or whatever.

RLBMOA! I just made that one up right now.

Thank you for all the kind words about this latest Sam and Fuzzy story arc. It took a long time to build up to these latest strips, and it's very gratifying to hear from folks who are enjoying them.

Sam Logan


Jul 16, 2008

Unleashed

It's e3 this week! And while it's not the insatiable mega-show that it once was, you can still count on it for at least a handful of baffling gaming-related announcements.

Case in point: Sonic the hedgehog now has 100 percent more bizarre, stretchy-arm werewolf. Now, I try to keep an open mind about most things, but that right there is a head-scratcher. Or maybe I'm just ill-educated! Are werewolves known for their elasticity? Are rubber arms a longstanding part of the lycanthrope mythos of which I'm just embarrassingly ignorant?

I am not an expert.

Sam Logan