Monday, June 11, 2018

Updates and General Observations.....

Well after a good while of Shlomo telling me how good it was, I finally watched the DC animated movie Suicide Squad: Hell to Pay.

It was really, really good, and well-worth the movie rental.

Lots of twists and turns that actually made sense, some cool cameos, and even a little hint of some sweet, sweet HLA (Hot Lesbian Action) via some quick nipple slips.

                             Thanks for the (all-too brief) show ladies.

What I didn't see coming was the final death(s) at the end, which I won't spoil for anyone who hasn't watched it yet.

Very cool character bits though, with a very satisfying ending that made sense and continued, in a sense, from the last 'Squad animated movie and another one in Flashpoint.

Batman: Gotham By Gaslight was just as solid of a movie, being an adaptation of a popular Elseworld's story set in the late 1800's during the heart of the nightmarish reign of terror by the infamous Jack the Ripper by the creative team of Brian Augustyn and Hellboy creator Mike Mignola, with inks by P. Craig Russell.

Did NOT know who "Jack" was going to turn out to be, thinking it'd be Harvey Dent, but it wasn't, it was *rhymes with Him Blordon*

Don't know why I don't see that one coming, but then I never really read all of the source material or ending, so I was definitely shocked. Especially since they went with a different character being revealed as Jack, and not who they went with in the movie.

Hell of a fighter. Goddamn, what a final fight scene!

I guess "Uncle Jake" Jacob Pecker didn't rate being in the movie.

I wonder if they'll ever adapt the sequel to Gaslight, Master of the World? Hmmm.

Again, all this does is prove my point that when it comes to movies, DC/WB should stick to making animated movies, because that's where they continue to deliver each and every time.

Not so much on the live-action end.

Really, until they make the same effort into crafting their big screen stuff with how well they make their animated films, they'll always be stuck playing catch-up to how well Marvel's doing in that area.

But that's just my opinion, I could be wrong.

Well folks, that app that allows you to sell your shit, Let Go, has finally been very good to yours truly.

I sold pretty much all of singular Superman comics, some old digests, and 100$' worth of figures I needed to get rid of.

Still have more things to sell, like some old 70's black and white horror magazines like Dracula and Morbius, as well as 70's reprints of classic Will Eisner The Spirit stories.

We'll see how long they last.

The issue for me, seems to be seems things tend to sell better than others, and only true collectors understand what certain things are worth.

Also, if you're going to sell something, make sure you're prepared to do a little travelling depending on where you and the potential seller live. Sometimes it's just not worth making a 45-60 minute trip just for the sake of only making your gas money back.

So far, so good, but now it looks like I'm gonna' have to dig deep to make some extra cash this summer.

Did buy a new Marvel Legends figure though last week:

The new Deadpool/X-Force wave Cable figure.

He's mostly new stuff, like the pouches, guns, arms and head. But the bottom half is all from the Nuke figure.

He's damn good, solid figure, who reminds me of those early X-Force comics I used to buy off the spinner rack back in the day.

                                                              Good times. Good times.....


Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

Hell to Pay is a lot like Assault on Arkham in the sense that the premise is kinda ridiculous but the action and interplay between the characters is so well written that it makes these movies a lot of fun to watch. I still haven’t been able to fully comprehend the whole thing with Prof. Zoom having used the speed force to survive almost half his brains having been blown out of his skull and then running around through out the movie with a hole in his head.

Dale Bagwell said...

Me either, and maybe it didn't matter that he could delay death like he did, idk. It was a cool motivation though, as well as showing the consequences of him using his speed, and how it connected to another previous movie. Good solid stuff overall.

I'll definitely watch more of these, because at least they're waaaayyyy better than DC's live action shit.

Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

too bad Omega Agent 1 is MIA again i'd be curious to know what he thought of this movie.

Dale Bagwell said...

Yeah, true. I wonder what happened to him again?

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