There’s a pretty cool Video-Game yet REAL Photoshop contest up right now over at Worth 1000.com . There are some really hilarious entries including a Contra screen-shot but with real people spliced in for characters (among several other items, like the moon). But this pseudo-real life Sonic The Hedgehog caught my eye quite a bit (discovered via SuperPunch):
So I stopped by Big Brain Comics (they need a better website) yesterday before meeting my lady-friend at Marquette and 9th Street. Basically I was there for three reasons: since I’ve been ordering my comics off the Internet for a couple years now I like to set foot in an actual comic book store when I get a chance, I like to support Mom and Pop lil’ guys, and I’ve been looking for a new ongoing ever since giving up on Batman and opting to download “Battle for the Cowl”. Well- I bought four, not random, but unlikely (for me) comics yesterday to try a few new fixes out.
I was the most impressed with SCALPED. Good lord. This comic is as adult and noir-ish as Brubaker’s Criminal and possibly even darker. The issue I purchased was #25, which came out almost a month ago but was the first of a new arc entitled “High Lonesome”. There’s something very philosophical about a story this cold-hearted and brutal set in one of many American-Indian reservations in modern America. The beginning dream-scapes reflect the personal, and current, brutality of the Scalped world in historic events by showcasing a dichatomy between the killing of General Custer on the banks of Little Big Horn and the slaughter of thousands of Lakota at “a place called Wounded Knee”. The brutality of this American Life in the late 1800′s for those Lakota (and even the new immigrants), and their kin, is still prevelant today. Characters like “Red Crow” epitomize this. The difference, and maybe this is Jason Aaron’s way of explaining the plight of the modern American-Indian, is that “Red Crow” is the one initiating the brutality. Better to be a monster than a victim, I suppose.
I tried out three others which I’ve read about quite a bit, but never actually purchased any of: CROSSED written by Garth Ennis, X-FACTOR for my mutant fix, and HELLBOY. So that’s a Vertigo (mature comic brand from DC), a Marvel, an Avatar, and a Dark Horse comic in one day. Apparently I don’t discriminate with women or comics…