this was originally going to be a lengthy gripe about how much i hated issue one of jeph loeb and joe madueriera's "ultimates 3." after writing the first draft, it seemed way too geeky, pointless and long. so here it is in a nutshell:

2 years in the making, this version of the ultimates, with jeph loeb's incestual overtones, disinterested captain america and punisher-esque hawkeye coupled with joe mad's dynamic, yet frustratingly over-colored and under-sharpened art doesn't even begin to stack up with the remarkable run that mark millar and bryan hitch produced over the series' first 25 issues.

there. i know it still sounds terribly nerdy, but that's a succinctly as i can put it. anyway, here's a minibust of the classic quicksilver that i finished just as '07 came to a close. no, not the sister-loving quicksilver that jeph loeb has just...awww damn, there i go again. i'd better quit before i get rolling again.


Blogger ODDVANISH said...

Nice Quicksilver.

And I agree: the new Ultimates series is, after only one issue, probably the most disappointing comic I have read in years. Everything about it was a bad decision. Ugh.

January 1, 2008 at 9:04 PM  
Blogger jason quinones said...

coming from a guy who never read ultimates series one or two i have to say i was a little perplexed while reading ultimates 3.

when did hawkeye turn into charles bronson dressed like a cyborg??

why the hell is there a subplot about a brother and sister boning???

with a subplot like that, a tony stark sex tape and cap being all motherly it did read a lot a bad soap opera!

i bought it only for the MAD! art(AWESOME COVER at least!) which i found to be too dark...kinda like when you're watching a cheesy action movie sequence that's lit terribly with shaky camera movement... but i blame the colorist for that.

but i did read mark millar's wolverine: enemy of the state, which i thought was GREAT!!

you're quicksilver's cool too!

January 2, 2008 at 4:46 PM  
Blogger jason quinones said...

and feel free to go on your nerdy rants next time bro!

we're all friends here! ain't nobody gonna judge you!

reading nerdy blogger rants is the best way to kill time at work!

January 2, 2008 at 4:50 PM  

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