I haven't been able to get my hands on this anywhere, I have three comic shops I could visit and all of them have either sold out or never stocked it. I can't find it on Amazon either. Is this going to be collected into a HC?
Post by Skytteflickan88 on Jan 13, 2010 1:09:27 GMT -5
I finally read it.
I was thinking "This is so stupid and silly" every page. I love it! Kinda feels like blashemy to have the story and characters portrayed this way, and I would like the kick the screenwriter in the butt for his "guess", but that's all part of the fun.
It's issues like these that reminds me why I'm a fan, and makes me believe I'll be a fan until I'm old and gray.
I finally got to read this (man TFAW blows), and I loved every minute of it. Nearly every line of dialogue was over the top and hilarious, and it seemed like every old action movie cliche/trope was used. All of that combined just made for an excellent 40+ page ride. It was great to see how all of the characters were involved, even if they didn't resemble their original selves one bit, as intended. Mooney's art was excellent throughout, and he draws a mean Jorge Garcia.
I really hope we get a sequel to this, mostly because of Ghost Wesley (or Angel's Parter Ghost Wesley, I should say) showing up at the end.
Definitely a great way for Brian and Mooney to ride off into the sunset as they move on to their next projects.
Oh, and Angel Cartwright sneaking behind the demon with a knife in his mouth only to then blast it in the back of the head with his pistol might be the hardest I've ever laughed at a comic. Just classic.
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Post by Hellbound Hyperion on Jan 13, 2010 18:43:24 GMT -5
This. Book. RULES.
The fake ads, the cheesy Nick Cage liners, the sheer over-the-top quality... outstanding. I'm going to covet this book for a long time - especially since I got the movie poster cover (i.e. the one with the actors instead of the real characters). Every page was a riot.
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Post by Skytteflickan88 on Jan 14, 2010 2:06:18 GMT -5
I love how Mooney was able to "adapt" the imagined movie version into comics. I could see how some of the panels were suppose to represent the cheesy "cool" shots in movies when the actors try too be cool and fail, because you can clearly see that they're trying to make that sequence cool.
Not that those moments don't happen in comics, hell, sometimes they even work, both on screen and in print.
The difference between working and not working, is how it comes across.
Working: It looks like someone took a photo of a moment when the character was doing/feeling something, and in that photo the character just happens to be in a pose. Which can happen in real life too, when a photo taken without knowledge can make the object look good.
Not working: It looks like the actor/artist is trying to look cool/sad/angry, or trying to hard to show that he/she actually is cool/sad/angry etc etc. Even real feelings on actual people can look fake in real life, if they're being overdramatic.
One of the panels I'm talking about is when "Angel" poses in his wedding gear on steps (see preview page). That's seems like it's suppose to be a adaptation of a cheesy movie shot. I really hope it is, and Mooney doesn't stop by and think "That's just how I draw...". That could be awkward. But I stand for it. It's hard for me to not read a comic, any comic, and go "That's so clearly a pose...". That's one of the reasons it was hard for me to get into comics (and to watch action movies), because there's very few "posing" panels/scenes that works for me. I even roll my eyes at the screen when I watch Buffy/Angel sometimes.
That's why I love this scene from Conviction(Angel, season 5):
ANGEL: We're turning this place inside out. If they wanna see how I handle running Wolfram & Hart, they're gonna find out. Everything must go...
(enters his office, comes to an abrupt halt)
ANGEL: Starting with that.
(Eve's sitting jauntily on his desk, Lilah-style)
EVE: Hi. It's really neat to see you guys.
ANGEL: I'm pretty sure this is supposed to be my office.
EVE: Never happen again. Just wanted to, you know, see your face.
ANGEL: You like to make an entrance.
EVE: You always open both doors when you enter a room?
Angel does overdo the cool, his image as a man of power, sometimes. But to be honest, after watching any scene for the 20th time, you're bound to find some flaw in it and roll your eyes.