Other than my very limited exposure from the current run of Thunderbolts, the movies, and a few various issues here and there, I knew little about Frank Castle, a.k.a. The Punisher. To prepare for Nathan Edmondson and Mitch Gerards’ first issue of Punisher coming out this week, I picked up Circle of Blood by Steven Grant and Mike Zeck. Aside from his guest appearances, this five issue miniseries was the first story truly defining the character. From there I went on to read Garth Ennis’ Born; Welcome Back, Frank; and the following Marvel Knights series. Needless to say, beside my continued reading of Uncanny X-Men, this was a Punisher week. (We all know the force triggering Frank’s transformation into a one man army–his wife, son, and daughter are murdered during a shootout–so I won’t focus on that too much.)
So here we are again with ALL NEW MARVEL NOW WHERE NOTHING WILL BE THE SAME BLAH BLAH ZOMG whatever. The big difference now is that instead of shuffling most of their current creative talent like they did with the first Marvel Now initiative this time we are getting a lot of new writers and artists while Marvel is introducing a lot of comics featuring characters that have traditionally had a hard time selling consistently the way your X-Men, Thor or Iron Man comics have. I’m not bothering with titles that are being relaunched after less than a few months so don’t expect my thoughts on the upcoming Daredevil or Captain Marvel relaunches (there going to be awesome. Duh.)
“MOTHERFUCKIN’ TITTY SUCKIN’ TWO BALL BITCH, PING PONG PUSSY WITH A WOODEN DICK!”
That’s right motherfucks, I’m back to swearing up a storm in this weeks Drawing Lines. After restraining myself from letting the expletives fly in last weeks post, I’ve decided this time to go all out – blitzkrieg style. That opening line there, you know the one about “Motherfuckin’ titty suckin‘” was something that my friends and I use to say back in grade school. We would have cussing competitions to see who could come up with the longest string of cuss words and still form a coherent sentence. Although I’m not sure how coherent “Two ball bitch” is, still it worked. It was like goddamn profane haiku – and my friends and I were masters. Funny thing is, as much as I swear and shit, I have this “switch” I can flip and turn off the cussing in an instant – which comes in handy around kids and my parents, who just wouldn’t understand what a “Ping pong pussy” was or just what “The dick don’t stop till the pussy goes flop.” means. Speaking of pussies, have you seen this weeks Freeze Frame? Funny shit my friends, funny shit. Oh and speaking of funny shit, check out these bullet points!
special thanks to Streekhawkjm for contributing to this weeks list!
“… and I smile staring into your eyes and they are like kaleidoscopes spinning in snow.”
Oh man full disclosure this weeks Drawing Lines is being written like 30 minutes before I need to post it due to me being up all night with sick kids. You guys don’t know just how close you came to not getting a DL this morning. I’ve gotten maybe 2 hours sleep total and I think I’m starting to hallucinate and stuff…. is this a keyboard in front of me? What are these words I’m typing saying? Am I suppose to cuss or something? Perhaps since I’m in an altered state I’ll try out writing this post without using one single swear word! I know, sounds like a impossible feat doesn’t it? And to be honest I don’t even think i can do it, I mean me not using the F word is like a fish not using the ocean – it just IS. it is part of nature and the order of things. But gosh darn it dudes I’m gonna try, I’m really gonna try. Read on fearless readers and cheer me on on this rough Sunday morning – I’m gonna need it to get through these Bullet Points without using colorful language!