The Rest of the Stack for the Week of 11-4-09

The Good And The Bad: The first issue of Deadpool’s new series delivers everything I want from a comic featuring a team-up between Deadpool and Hercules. Fred Van Lente’s script is funny, action-packed, and surprisingly clever. And since the writer manages to find a sweet spot between what a Deadpool comic is like and what a Hercules comic is like to great effect, Deadpool Team-Up #899 is filled with all the violence, wacky comedy, and mythology you could ever want from a team-up between Wade Wilson and the Lion of Olympus. The only real downside to Van Lente’s script is that it follows a fairly predictable team-up formula. The heroes meet, they fight, they team, and they win out in the end. You’ve seen it before. Dalibor Talajic’s work in...

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Why is it preferable to read a book rather than to view a movie?

From the latest novels, to the really early launches of films based upon books, it is often accepted that generally the books are very much better than that of their film versions. Aside from a few really perfectly directed, interpreted and budgeted movies, more generally nowadays, those who have read the books, will find the film variation extremely aggravating. Here is the reason why. Films are interpretations. While reading through a book, your brain is going to automatically try to turn whatever you have read through into a dramatic picture you can understand. This means, that all the characters that you read about, as well as all the scenarios are all pictured out in your brain, for making your experience a lot more realistic as well as exciting. Nevertheless, what...

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