Adam WarRock’s ComicsAlliance Rap-Up: January 29 – February 11 [Music]
Uh oh, ComicsAlliance gave me the keys to the blogmobile, so here I am writing my first ever post.
Hi, it’s Adam WarRock, former co-host of War Rocket Ajax and the Internet’s foremost comic book rapper, back with another ComicsAlliance Rap-Up. This was the first week of the new year with some fairly juicy news items, what with movie trailers, heavy issues in comics, and a certain famous, heralded work that is all of a sudden in the news… again. So let’s get right to it.
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Beat by Mikal kHill
“Who watches the watchmen, before they were watchedBack when Jon Osterman was still fixing clocksBack when Ed Blake was still laughingSally Jupiter foughtAnd Veidt still had half an hour to talkB/c either The Watchmen’s an untouchable workOr DC’s just a corporation same as all elseAnd either you let the characters live and die in the pastOr you work to put some new stories back on the shelfSo we stand, Before the Watchmen, some say a dirty dealOr an inevitability of life in of itself,B/c Spider-Man was rebooted, and the trailer was releasedAnd it looks pretty amazing if I say so myself.Big ups the G-men winning the superbowlSorry to Tom Brady or that pass dropped by Wes WelkBut I still believe in Heroes so we saw the AvengersFully assembled in the city, now the summer’s looking prettyHow far comics have come, mainstream used to laughwhen they called them graphic novels, or trade paperbacks,Now we run the summer movie slate, and publishers surviveCuz Image just celebrated 20 years, in fact..And from the past, see the rise of the Phoenix againMan I remember as a kid, I cried when I read thatCuz who says comics can’t tackle the bigger thingsGo ask Joss Whedon, when you’re seeing just where buffy is atAnd Max Landis drunkenly sees KnightfallHow Superman died and came back, and make some wise cracksAnd it’s funny, but it’s comics, everybody, tell me what you expect?we thought a giant squid monster was all that?So who watches the Watchmen, I’ll watch them even ifSome new stories will drift down the pike nowadaysBut I can still read the stories that I held so dear..With the firm strong belief that no one can take them awayit’s the rap up…”
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