Have no clue how I missed this a year ago, but this is awesome! Enjoy!
Wood's X-Men has been by far the most over-hyped series that I've seen in a long time, and I'm pretty sure it has nothing to do with the fact that he's the writer; I do however think it has something to do with the fact that it's an all female X-Team, something which has never been done before. As far as story goes it's nothing exciting, and something about the way he wrote Jubilee drives me crazy (still haven't put a finger on what though).
When it comes to Dark Horse Comics' Star Wars series, well the first issue was okay, then it just took a turn for the worst. May be somebody paid good money to have Brian Wood write Leia as a crack-shot pilot (even the leader of an elite X-Wing fighter squad), but if not then this has to be the worst idea of all-time.
Now some people don't like to blame the writer for the artwork, but it's the writer's job to write the scene for the artist, so when Chewbacca decides to open the top hatch of the Millenium Falcon and shoot down a Tie Fighter there's nobody to blame but Wood, okay the editor too but Wood shouldn't have wrote the scene this way.
In case you don't know anything about Star Wars or the Millenium Falcon, there is a quad laser cannon on both the top and bottom of the Falcon, so why not use them!?!
It may be the fact that I've grown up on X-Men and Star Wars and I am being a tad bit critical, fore I have heard good things about Brian Wood's Conan series, also by Dark Horse, but I just have a hard time with everybody praising Brian Wood and his work.
Is there a writer or artist out there that you feel is overrated?
Obviously with Man of Steel just being released, a sequel already planned, and Justice League to follow that, it only makes since that Henry Cavill will be reprising the role of Superman, and this is where things go wrong. This Superman is not the usual goody-two-shoe boyscout we all grew up with in the comics, no this version is darker, willing to kill, and not too worried about collateral damage.
It makes sense to have Green Arrow appear in a Justice League film, especially when you know the character has been well received on the small screen with the hit series Arrow, and Stephen Amell (the guy currently under the green hood) has already said he wants in. Personally would love to see this Green Arrow move from small screen to big, except that this archer is darker than his usual self and has no problem killing even when it could have been avoided.
Batman has always been a darker character than the other Justice League members, though he doesn't kill unnecessarily, and would rather work alone than with a team.
Currently we don't have a Batman actor since Christian Bale said he's through playing the Caped Crusader, but we also don't have a Flash, Wonder Woman, Martian Manhunter, or Cyborg, all of whom could be included in a Justice League film as well. But if you look at the three ready to appear characters, you can easily see that there isn't really a balance amongst them, they're really just the same character in a different outfit, and that's a problem.
Unfortunately that either means they have to forgo adding Green Arrow (or at least Amell's Arrow), or rewrite a character, which at this point would be be a very dangerous maneuver in of its self.
So the question now is how does DC resolve this problem, due they even see this as a problem? Or do we just go ahead and create darker versions of Flash, Wonder Woman, and the rest of the League and just go the route already started?
Although many places rumor it to be heading to screen on Sept. 07, 2018, this year's big anime title Attack On Titan is actually slated to be released in Japan sometime in 2014; those of us in the states may not see it until 2018 though.
Man has been forced to live in cities that are surrounded by giant walls to keep out creatures called Titans, giant humanoids who like to devour humans for no apparent reason. After 100 years of living in peace within the walls, a colossal Titan appears and breaks down a portion of the outermost wall allowing access to the Titans to invade the human cities.
Now man has to learn how to defeat the Titans and take back their lands, before the Titans break through the final wall and devour every last human.