Thursday, October 13, 2005

Revisionist Comics

From Warren Ellis' BAD SIGNAL:

--- wrote:

> Every now and then, you just fall
> over a story. Doesn't happen to
> me nearly often enough, and I hate
> the people who have it happen to
> them.
> Rich Johnston, Satan take his balls,
> has found one of Those Ideas.
> St Joseph Copertino, named The
> Flying Friar for his miraculous
> hovering manifestations. THE
> FLYING FRIAR is a fiction based on
> his life, specifically his relationship
> with his best friend, the great-
> nephew of Martin Luther, whose
> first name was Lux.
> The bastard has lucked into the
> true story of a flying saint who
> knew someone called Lux Luther.

Dude probably wrestled bulls and started fire with his eyes too. DC keeps trying to infuse earlier eras with similar stories as their modern characters (Gorham by Gaslight) or do alternate history (Red Son - Superman if he landed in Russia). I'm not sure it's all that interesting really. I guess it sells, since it keeps happening.

Marvel's not immune to it either, as evidenced by 1602. I'm a Neil Gaimen fan,
so I have the hardbound TPB and it's a beautiful book (thanks to Scott
McKowen's gorgeous woodcut cover art - see the 1602 Wikipedia article), but I hope they don't make a habit of it.


Monday, October 10, 2005

THE PACK IS BACK the win column, at least.

The game wasn't on TV here and when I saw the score I thought my screen was a little fuzzy. 52 points? Can't be.

Oh well, good win, even if it's against a team without a home. On the down side, we* lost Davenport for the year.

If the offensive line gets their act together (was Flanagan the problem?) and
Ahman Green can get healthy (hello bye week) maybe we can eak out a few more wins.

Here's how I see the rest of the year going:

Oct 16: bye week - coming at a good time too. We need a healthy Green.
Oct 23: at Vikings. Who knows with this division?
Oct 30: at Cinci: no way.
Nov 6: Steelers at home: no way.
Nov 13: at Atlanta: no way if Vick is healthy. If not?...
Nov 21: Vikings at home on MNF. Could they both be 2-7 going into this game?
Nov 27: at Philly: no way.
Dec 4: at Bears: I hope so.
Dec 11: Lions at home on ESPN: Who scheduled THIS game in primetime?
Dec 19: at Ravens on MNF: could be another dog matchup.
Dec 25: Bears at home: all I want for Christmas is...
Jan 1: Seahawks at home: no way.

So I'd say at least 5 more wins - one Viking game, the Raven game, both Bear
games (TBSS**) and the Lions game. 6-10 and a high draft pick.

But, if we get some teams when they're banged up? Falcons? Philly? Seahawks?
Who knows? 9-7 will win the division. Heck, 8-8 may win this division.

* yes, I can say 'we', I own a share of the team. And since I am an NFL owner,
I will start to petition the town I live in to build me a new, bigger house
using taxpayer money.

** The Bears Still Suck

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