Animal Man, Particle Man,

This week on the show: Animal Man, Animal Man, not a friend of Particle Man (Rodrigo made me do it). Also, Invincible, Darkwing Duck, and Wonder Woman – which one is different, can you tell? Plus, when do you buy your comics?

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NEWS
Mars Needs Moms tanks at the box office, is this the end of Uncanny Valley animated films?
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REVIEWS
Stephen
INVINCIBLE #78
32 PAGES, FC, $2.99
THE VILTRUMITE WAR CONTINUES!
The dust is settling, the war is over… but nothing will ever be the same. Mark and Eve, Nolan and Debbie are reunited, but the Viltrumites have… well… you’ll just have to read the book to find out.
NOTE: This book comes out next week (march 23, 2011). It was scheduled to arrive this week, but Diamond had a delivery problem.

Rating: ★★★★☆

Rodrigo
DARKWING DUCK #10
Written by Ian Brill
Drawn by James Silvani
SC, 24pgs, FC, SRP: $3.99
COVER A: James Silvani
COVER B: Amy Mebberson
High adventure and espionage are afoot as the new arc of DARKWING DUCK continues! Who is on the run from F.O.W.L.’s eggmen? Only the terrific twosome of Darkwing Duck and his loyal sidekick…Steelbeak? Former foes become friends, and familiar allies team up for the first time, with the fate of St. Canard and the whole world at stake in Part 2 of “F.O.W.L. Disposition!”

Rating: ★★½☆☆

Matthew
Wonder Woman #608
Written by J. MICHAEL STRACZYNSKI & PHIL HESTER
Art and Cover by DON KRAMER & JAY LEISTEN
1:10 Variant Cover by ALEX GARNER
Flashes of a destroyed Themyscira haunt Diana all over again as an Amazon safe house is completely destroyed. The culprits? Cheetah and Silver Swan, who work for the mysterious Morrigan. How does Diana get out of this one? According to Cheetah, “You run…”

Rating: ★★☆☆☆

MAJOR SPOILERS POLL OF THE WEEK
This week, we have a purchasing question for you.  Every Wednesday, comic shops around the country open up with brand new titles for you to pick up, and enjoy.  But do you pick up your comics on Wednesday, or is there another day during the week that you buy your four color fare?

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Animal Man Volume 1
From Grant Morrison, creator of The Invisibles and writer of New X-Men and JLA, comes a classic tale of a man whose struggle to save human lives becomes something more…Buddy Baker is Animal Man, able to take on the characteristics of any creature he touches. After some time away from high-profile heroics, he decides to get back into costume – much to the chagrin of his wife and son – and is soon involved in a series of dangerous and exciting adventures. But Buddy has some decisions to make, and some shocks to come; because for the first time, he’s listening to the animals. And he doesn’t like what he’s hearing… –This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.

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  1. David B.
    March 21, 2011 at 9:35 pm — Reply

    About the “Mars Needs Moms/Uncanny Valley” discussion –

    Way back in the ‘making of’ extras on the Lord of the Rings DVDs, I remember them talking about the discussion and ‘turf war’ that happened when planning the movie, between the people doing mo-cap effects and the animators. Fortunately, they decided that mo-cap was great for larger body movements, but animation (usually from an actor’s reference) was needed for finer movements, like faces and hands.

    Turns out it was a good call. Imagine if Gollum had been as wooden in the face as all those Tom Hankses.

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