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Well, I finished writing Cadeloria By Night.  And I have, too.  Yep yep yep yep yep.  I have to say, the first issue turned out alright.  It’s coming in at around 26 pages, but I’m good with that.  See, I was having a problem doing full breakdowns, something that, up until Revelations 23, I hadn’t done in years.  So I tried a little something to manage it better.  I drew what started as 9 rectangles on a piece of paper, to represent the remaining pages, and then wrote short sentences next to them about what I wanted to happen on each page.  Obviously, I ran over on pages, but that was okay, cause working it out from my head to paper helped me to focus and not overload a page with panels, or underload (is that a word?  I’m using it anyway.) a page.  The characters aren’t fully developed in the issue, of course cause it’s a first issue, but they are fleshed out enough to intrigue and captivate the reader. 

Anyway, switching gears here.  The San Diego Comic Con was this past weekend.   Way to let me down Scott.  Unfortunately, I couldn’t be there this year – and honestly I probably won’t make it next year.  So, the big news, at least for me was the Avengers movie cast… kinda.  Let’s explore, shall we? 

First off, the new Hulk, or should I say new Banner.  The Ang Lee Hulk film was good.  I’m an old Hulk fan, followed the John Byrne run into the definitive Peter David run and have peeked in periodically after his departure.  I liked the Ang Lee movie, but it tried too hard to remove the suspension of disbelief factor and the movie was mired in realistic science.  I realize that if the madder Hulk gets, and the stronger he gets, his mass must increase, therefore a bigger Hulk.  But that matters to me any more than why a billionaire playboy is getting his ass kicked every night by mentally deranged creeps, instead of getting his ass kissed (literally) every night my sexually deranged chicks.  I DON’T CARE!  I just accept it for what it is.   I enjoyed Hulk and recommend it for viewing.  Is it my Hulk?  Not really, but I thought it was well done.  Didn’t care for the gamma dogs, though; but it was a good fight scene.  Now, the Edward Norton Incredible Hulk I really liked.  Excellent cast, special effects were great.  I liked the little touches in the story and development.  I liked where they were heading, with the Leader and all.  I mean, did anyone catch, what I saw a foreshadowing, when Betty was talking to him in the truck about controlling the Hulk, and Banner’s smile at the end of the movie?  Maybe Banner-Hulk in the next film, had there been one.  *heavy sigh*  Now, all praise aside, there were things missing that should have been in the movie or a director’s cut, which sadly we will probably never see.  I think these missing elements would explain a lot and help solidify the story.  Overall, well done. 

So, now we have Mark Ruffalo.  I don’t know much about him, but what little I’ve seen he was good in.  He did a great job in Zodiac, as well as Shutter Island.  I think he’ll do well, but I hate to see the franchise go through another new story and actor.  That would be the death of the Hulk, and we’ve already seen that made-for-tv movie.  Personally, I like the one with Daredevil.  As for the rest of the casting, I’m fairly satisfied.  I like what I know about the Thor movie, especially the director, Kenneth Branagh.  Not to mention that Destroyer’s in it, and the Infinity Gauntlet.  It’s got my spider-sense tingling.  The Cap movie is to new to really comment on, but I’ll say that I feel very strong about the cast and director.  I even like the production art of the costume.

And, the last bit of Avengers news was the inclusion of Hawkeye in the movie.  Anybody that knows me knows I have a strong affinity for Clint Barton.  Clint could kick Oliver Queen’s ass any day.  Ah said it!  I’ll save my 50 reasons why I love Hawkeye till next post, but suffice to say, that lot of news made my day. 

Wow, this week came in kinda long.  Remember Unwanted Heroes Chapter XII next week. 

“You will be the one escaping.”

“I can’t move.”

JeraleC

Mindseyechronicles@comcast.net

BTW, Con Air came on cable again this past Sunday.

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