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Bu’s Best Of 2013

Films

  1. her, A Spike Jonze Love Story || Annapurna Pictures
  2. American Hustle || Annapurna Pictures
  3. Much Ado About Nothing || Bellwether Pictures
  4. Before Midnight || Castle Rock Entertainment
  5. Rush || Imagine Entertainment (among others)

These aren’t necessarily the Films I Loved The Most from 2013, but rather the films that were actually the best: acting, directing, script, cinematography, production design, sound design, etc. While I enjoyed other films more than the last two on the list (Iron Man 3, Thor: The Dark World), I can set aside my adoration and recognize the better films I’ve seen this year. Overall, her was still the most well-rounded, captivating, and even inspiring film of the year. If you don’t watch it, I’ll break your fingers or something.

Albums

  1. Yeezus, Kanye West
  2. Random Access Memories, Daft Punk
  3. The Bones of What You Believe, CHVRCHES
  4. Hearththrob, Tegan and Sara
  5. Pure HeroineLorde

Jams, jams, jams. This list is based a bit on ubiquitous air play, cohesiveness, and whatever that other undefinable thing is that makes a good album. Yeezus is polarizing. It’s a declaration. It’s everything that Kanye wants it to be and that’s really what matters. From the haunting and surprising Blood on the Leaves to the melancholy drone of Hold My Liquor there’s nothing expected about this album. Daft Punk provided an aural and oral history that sold insanely well because it was crafted from the click of gods. Between the the breezy Doin’ It Right to Giorgio by Moroder, Random Access Memories manages to straddle the line of nostalgia and innovation. Finally, pop has returned with CHVRCHES. Synths, forward motion, and the ability to pack a room is all this band needs, and it shows on The Bones of What You Believe.

Comics

  1. Sex Criminals, Matt Fraction & Chip Zdarksy (Image)
  2. Hawkeye, Matt Fraction, David Aja, Matt Hollingsworth (Marvel)
  3. Lazarus, Greg Rucka & Michael Lark (Image)
  4. Guardians of the Galaxy, Bendis, Epting, Pichelli (Marvel)
  5. Satellite Sam, Fraction & Chaykin (Image)

Don’t even look at me. 

— 3 months ago with 3 notes
#best of 2013  #best of list  #personal  #kanye west  #lorde  #matt fraction  #bendis  #daft punk  #chvrches  #her  #abscam  #oh whatever i don't have time to tag this shit 
Matt Fraction Sale! Digital Comic Collection - Comics by comiXology →

One day only, all books $.99!

Matt Fraction Sale on comiXology includes:

  • Hawkeye #1-5 (Aja, Pulido)
  • Defenders #1-12 (The Dodsons, Pierfederici, Lark, Breitweiser, Ibanez, McKelvie, & Norton)
  • Immortal Iron Fist #1-16, Annual (Mainly Aja, Annual features Chaykin, Djurdjevic, & Brereton)
  • The Order #1-10 (Kitson) 

Basically, these books are 100% newbie-proof. You don’t need any knowledge of previous continuity to read and fully enjoy these titles. I do however recommend reading Immortal Iron Fist BEFORE the Defenders. It will ground that series a bit more, and you’ll likely enjoy even more than you already would.

Note: This sale ends promptly at 11PM EST Monday.

— 9 months ago with 9 notes
#Matt Fraction  #Hawkeye  #Hawkguy  #Clint Barton  #Immortal Iron Fist  #Danny Rand  #Luke Cage  #The Defenders  #Doctor Strange  #Stephen Strange  #The Order  #Iron Man  #David Aja  #Jamie McKelvie  #Barry Kitson  #The Dodsons  #comics  #Marvel Comics  #digital comics 
Comics 1/23/13

Just a quick rundown on the books I read today. Slightly embarrassed that I neglected to read anything creator-owned. Oh well. Remember for every negative, I’m forcing myself to write two positives.

Young Avengers Vol. 2 #1 

I think the overall tone and mise en scène was spot on, and it felt GREAT reading a #1 by KG and Kittens again. When they are on, they are fucking on. It’s like a really great band during a live performance with a great lighting rig by Matt Wilson. It felt good. I still want to beat Billy with every shoe I own. I’ve never liked him, and I have an aversion to superheroes avoiding The Greater Good. I’m not taken, but I love the creative team, so I’ll stick it out.

Uncanny X-Force Vol. 2 #1

This is very much a first issue. I think for folks reading the previous UXF, this is a nice flow into the new team. Nothing was terribly appealing to me until the final few panels when Sam Humphries does what he does best which is being slightly and delightfully bizarre/perverse. Anka’s redesigns were exceptionally fresh and welcome.

Avengers Vol. 5 #3, POTW

Before talking about this book, I wanted to give myself until the first arc was over. Jonathan Hickman is a slow burn. This book is unlike any Avengers title that has come before it.

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It’s stentorian in tone while simultaneously existing in a perfect moment of stillness. I credit Jerome Opeña’s gloriously static art and Dean White’s subdued color palette with maximizing this feeling. This is an incredibly voyeuristic comic. It’s grand and intimate at the same time. In a way, this first arc is essentially sequential storytelling of the Avengers organizational chart. “It started with two men.” By the end of the title, it’s a cross section. It’s brilliant. It’s new. It feels big.  

imageIt makes me feel small. Job well done.

A + X #4

I came for the blazers and ironic t-shirts. That’s about it.

Uncanny Avengers #3

I’m not wild about this team. At all. I’m here for the party. Also Wanda. This is still a “let’s get the team together” story, and I’m trying to find this engaging, but I’m struggling. Eventually Remender will always win me over. 

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And did I mention Cassaday? Because someone just won the “best entrance in comics this week” award. I appreciate this. 

FF Vol. 2 #3

Can we just not? It’s so good, you guys. It’s just so good. Between Fraction’s subtle brashness and the sheer pop-ness from Allred, I don’t know where this book can go. It’s already sitting on top. Nega Johnny Storm is suitably terrifying. This book is so sharp. Who needs panels when you have a stairwell, right Mike?  

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Darla, I feel you. I feel you and your inner flawless bitch.

Deadpool Vol. 4 #4

It’s possible that this book was written by strung-out seven year old boys with a fine coating of pixy stix around their nostrils. Exceptionally talented seven year old boys with a fine sense of humor to go with their lines of pixy stix. My only problem with this title (and it’s a personal problem), is that that it’s text heavy in panels. Brevity would be a blessing in this title, but having a character with multiple inner monologues makes that near-impossible. It’s possibly a lettering problem. I haven’t the foggiest how to fix it. It’s a terribly fun read.

Winter Solider #14

I felt like leaving Sarah McLachlan on repeat while reading this. It’s so bittersweet. I just hate that this is Ed’s last Marvel book for the foreseeable future. Alternately, this feels very The West Wing circa season finale of Season Four Sokin exit.

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This is some of Guice’s best work, and I love the complex coloring multi-talents of Jordie Bellaire and Bettie Breitweiser.   

— 1 year ago with 39 notes
#comics  #Wednesday Comics  #possible spoilers but not likely  #Young Avengers  #YA  #Kieron Gillen  #Jamie McKelvie  #UXF  #Uncanny X-Force  #Sam Humphries  #Anka  #Avengers  #Jonathan Hickman  #Jerome Opena  #Dean White  #A+X  #Rick Remender  #John Cassaday  #Matt Fraction  #Mike Allred  #FF  #Uncanny Avengers  #Deadpool  #Winter Soldier  #Ed Brubaker  #Butch Guice  #Jordie Bellaire  #Bettie Breitweiser 
$.99 Marvel Sale →

Books of Note*

  • First appearance of Miss America Chavez (Vengeance #1), soon to be featured in KG & McKelvie’s Young Avengers. Joe Casey on vocals with Nick Dragotta on art. Educate yourselves, etc.
  • The Order. Look, you already know how I feel about Fraction. Don’t make me pull out my embarrassing pie charts and talk about my feelings. You can own the COMPLETE run for $10. Barry Kitson on art. Let it happen. For those playing along at home, this is where you start to see Fraction transforming Pepper into the force she is today.
  • Thunderbolts. Uncle Warren sees you when you’re sleeping. He knows when you’re awake. Just treat yo self, okay? This is something everyone needs to own and read. Thank me later.

*Sale ends at 11PM EST. Meaning you have basically a little over an hour to snatch and grab. 

— 1 year ago with 12 notes
#comics  #digital comics  #Warren Ellis  #Matt Fraction  #Thunderbolts  #The Order  #Joe Casey  #Nick Dragotta  #Young Avengers  #Miss America Chavez  #forgot to post this morning  #oh well 
So you like Iron Man, huh? →

So you like Iron Man, huh?

Have some required reading, citizens.

This is 100% Grade A story that you need to understand Fraction’s Tony Stark, and it’s on sale for $.99 a book. This takes you through a bit of Resilient directly into Fear Itself, and then dumps you directly into the buildup of what I consider to be the greatest endgame in current/modern superhero comics. 

So yeah, don’t steal comics. That’s such a shitty thing to do, and I will side eye the everliving fuck out of you. Go buy them on sale at an absolute gem of a price, and join our super secret boy band. 

— 1 year ago with 64 notes
#Iron Man  #Tony Stark  #Matt Fraction  #Salvador Larroca  #IIM  #Invincible Iron Man  #digital comics 

Pizza Dog

Costume: Me

Model: Dirk

Based on Pizza Dog by Matt Fraction and David Aja

— 1 year ago with 49 notes
#Pizza Dog  #Hawkeye  #Comics  #Cosplay for Dogs  #Matt Fraction  #David Aja  #Please don't call the Humane Society 
tabru:

vengerturtle:

Last month, writer Matt Fraction revealed through an interview that Tony Stark will be Iron Man no more in the upcoming Long Way Down storyline. That doesn’t mean that the Armored Avenger will also be dead, however, as an all-new Iron Man will be introduced in May’s Invincible Iron Man #518. Although the identity behind the armor still remains a mystery, check out the teaser image.

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MANDY HOLD ME

I can’t. I can barely hold all of my feels let alone yours. Honestly, there has never been a better writer at making me want to curl up and die than Fraction. He’s like the GRRM of comics. It’s flawless and wonderful work, but I never want to leave the fetal position once I’m done reading it.

tabru:

vengerturtle:

Last month, writer Matt Fraction revealed through an interview that Tony Stark will be Iron Man no more in the upcoming Long Way Down storyline. That doesn’t mean that the Armored Avenger will also be dead, however, as an all-new Iron Man will be introduced in May’s Invincible Iron Man #518. Although the identity behind the armor still remains a mystery, check out the teaser image.

ohgodohgodohgod

MANDY HOLD ME

I can’t. I can barely hold all of my feels let alone yours. Honestly, there has never been a better writer at making me want to curl up and die than Fraction. He’s like the GRRM of comics. It’s flawless and wonderful work, but I never want to leave the fetal position once I’m done reading it.

(via tasteslikecoconutandmetal)

— 2 years ago with 65 notes
#matt fraction  #IIM  #TONY NO