Browsing posts by David Uzumeri

David is a young code monkey/software architect living and working in downtown Toronto. He likes Kirby, Morrison, and any creator who tries to make you think. He's got an irrational fascination with the big-two shared universes, but is interested in anything with something to say.

Aug 28

Liveblogging Toronto Fan Expo 2009!

Posted August 28, 2009

The title speaks for itself. I’m here, and I’m going to be trying my hand at Newsrama/CBR-style liveblogging of all of the Big Two’s panels I can make it to. Wish me luck! DC Editorial Presentation

Jul 23

Fanboy, Twihard, Otaku: Obsession is Never Good

Posted July 23, 2009

Camp Twilight (from movieset.com) I just read an editorial by Sarah Jaffe of Blog@Newsarama that largely centered around the negative reaction we’re seeing to the Twilight fans practically storming San Diego as we speak. I don’t disagree that a lot of the negative reaction to their presence this year is instigated by either overt or [...]

Jun 3

Batman and Robin #1 – “Batman Reborn Part 1: Domino Effect”

Posted June 3, 2009

Batman and Robin #1 And we’re back after those messages! Finally, the main narrative line of the Batman books returns with Grant Morrison at the wheel aided by the ever-incredible Frank Quitely. And, in an all-new team-up, Alex Sinclair on colors, which leads to such interesting effects as the sky behind Wayne Tower looking like [...]

Apr 8

Building versus Writing: Geoff Johns, Hal Jordan, Barry Allen and the Rebirth

Posted April 8, 2009

Flash: Rebirth #1 I was pretty optimistic when I picked up Flash: Rebirth #1 out of the stack. It’s a hefty volume, and I’ve enjoyed almost everything Johns has done since the epic career misstep that was Infinite Crisis, so my expectations were pretty much that I’d at least thoroughly enjoy it – I mean, [...]

Mar 9

Page Appreciation: David Aja and a Damn Amazing Piece of Storytelling from Daredevil #116

Posted March 9, 2009

Gonna go ahead and say it: David Aja is the best thing to happen to comic book art since J.H. Williams III. His technical and formal inventiveness is off the goddamn charts, and recently my co-Savage-Critic-ite Tucker Stone brought up what was a really damn great piece of storytelling from last week, Ed Brubaker and [...]

Feb 8

UPDATED WITH SCORECARD: No Really, DC Still Doesn’t Think You Care About Creative Teams

Posted February 8, 2009

I’ve said it before! Are they trying to make each book seem soulless and artistically uninspired at this point? This weekend DC announced ten new titles, exactly one of which (Keith Giffen’s new Doom Patrol) was announced with a creative mind in tow.

Feb 2

FBBP #89 – Final Audio Crisis

Posted February 2, 2009

Joining us for our final Final Crisis podcast is resident Annotation Ace David Uzumeri, broadcasting himself across nations on THE UNTERNET!

Jan 28

Final Crisis #7 – “New Heaven, New Earth”

Posted January 28, 2009

Final Crisis #7 Not much preamble to make here – it’s the last issue, I enjoyed it a lot, a lot of people probably think it’s confusing drivel. Maybe I can help you out.

Jan 24

Final Crisis: Superman Beyond – Annotations Epilogue: Mandrakk: A Brief History

Posted January 24, 2009

For me Final Crisis, is about the type of guilt-ridden, self-loathing stories we insist on telling ourselves and, especially, our children—about the damage those stories do and about the good they could do if we took more responsibility for the power and influence of our words. – Grant Morrison Before we move on to #7 [...]

Jan 21

Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #2

Posted January 21, 2009

Final Crisis: Superman Beyond #2 When last we left our intrepid heroes back at the end of August(!), Superman and Captain Allen Adam were facing down Ultraman in Limbo as Ultraman hoisted the Infinite Book and Mandrakk’s Monitor nanomachinery cracked through the sky into Limbo. Meanwhile, Captain Marvel got knocked back to being Billy by [...]

Jan 18

DC Doesn’t Care About People Who Care About Creative Teams

Posted January 18, 2009

Justice League of America #29 Why? Because they don’t! A couple of weeks ago or so, I read an interview with Len Wein that involved his upcoming work – the Final Crisis: Secret Files, which I knew about, and the Superman/Batman Annual, but Justice League of America #29? That’s odd, a straight-up writer change? Why [...]

Jan 14

Final Crisis #6 – “How to Murder the Earth”

Posted January 14, 2009

They used the title! Yay! Final Crisis #6 Reaction to this issue:

Jan 11

“Get your politics out of my superheroes!” “Get your SUPERHEROES out of my POLITICS!”

Posted January 11, 2009

Politics! Superhero comics! THE TOPIC OF TODAY! Superman #24 Anyone reading comics news sites has surely seen the 175-car pile-up that is the Robot 6 comment thread to Bill Willingham’s article on politics and superheroes. (I love how the Superman picture chosen there is the Alex Ross pose that mirrors the famous Alex Ross Obama [...]

Dec 24

Batman #683 – “What the Butler Saw”

Posted December 24, 2008

And thus, we end Grant Morrison’s first run on Batman. You’ll be missed. Lots to annotate this time around; lots of stuff referenced that’s more within our lifetimes. Let’s get to it.

Dec 23

Remember That Secret Invasion Comic?

Posted December 23, 2008

I know I’ve been hip deep in the Distinguished Competition’s “summer” event for a while, and I apologize to the House of Ideas. (I won’t even bring up everybody else; I’m still a goddamn troglodyte making my way through 100 Rooms in the first Maggie the Mechanic trade, so please speak to me in short [...]