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Sunday, November 12, 2006

Over-The-Top Violence Defined

Not to go all Random Panels on you guys or anything, but while I was taking a few days off last week, I read through Mike Oeming and Travel Foreman's Ares trade paperback, and it is awesome.


Because there is a scene where Ares asks Hercules to pick him up and throw him at an army of zombie samurai, and then pulls out a pair of automatic pistols and starts shooting them in midair...

...while he is on fire.

Unless you teach Karate to sharks, that is going to be the toughest thing you see all day.


Anonymous Anonymous said...

Did he actually set himself on fire to add to the devastating power of the John Woo/Fastball Special? I...I really can't think of any way to make that more awesome! Um...dirtbikes? No... Maybe...maybe if he had an electric guitar in one hand and a flame-retardant American flag in his teeth?

11/13/2006 1:22 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

That's no good! That's no good at all!

How can he hold the electric guitar without putting a gun down?

11/13/2006 3:06 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm a bit disappointed that his eyes aren't glowing.

11/13/2006 3:34 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...


Might as well be paying to watch paint dry...unless those zombie samurai were led by a gorilla, whose head had been replaced with Adolph Hitler's.

11/13/2006 8:57 AM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

This is wonderfully, poignantly awesome! Poignant because despite all these ass-kicking efforts, he will not prevail - everybody knows that guns don't work against samurai.

11/13/2006 9:23 AM

Blogger Chris Sims said...

Actually, when they're in midair and on fire, guns totally work.

Like a frigg'n charm, actually.

11/13/2006 9:02 PM

Blogger Brandon Bragg said...

"...that is going to be the toughest thing you see all day."

I dunno, I saw Jack Palance in SHANE on tv earlier tonight.

11/13/2006 9:04 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

My favorite part of the Fast Special of the Gods is that it was Plan A.

Ares looked out over the battlefield and THAT'S what jumped into his head.

Cap's really going to have to step up his game if he wants to stay Marvel's master combat tactician.

11/14/2006 10:11 AM

Blogger Aaron said...

Ares was totally filled with moments of ass that were bad. Completely awesome book.

11/16/2006 2:33 PM

Anonymous Anonymous said...

If you want to see kung-fu sharks, I point you to Negima!, chapter 61. (In usual manga fashion, read right-to-left.)

12/03/2006 2:26 PM


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