Saturday, July 01, 2006

Ninjatastic!



Yes, more ninja chat. Have no fear though bird haters it is not ninja pigeons of which I speak.

I have started reading a nifty new trade paperback called Street Angel, and what should it contain? Ninjas of course! Ninjas galore. A ninja called Roger. A ninja called Dave. Could there be more ninjas? I think not!

Orphan of the streets and skateboarding daughter of justice, Jesse Sanchez fights a never ending battle against the forces of evil, nepotism, ninjas, and hunger as Street Angel!

Hurrah! Or should that be huzzah!? It is an excellent and very funny read which I would recommend highly to all and sundry.

While I am in a recommending sort of mood, my favourite comic of the moment is the brilliantly insane Next Wave.





I am sad to say that it has no ninjas. It does however have Unusual Weapons of Mass Destruction, and an evil despotic villain called Dirk Anger. It even has a dragon / godzilla type creature called Fin Fang Foom who wears purple Y-Fronts, and homicide crabs. Don't even get me started on the broccoli men. Next Wave is definitely not a comic to be taken seriously.

If you're really keen it even has it's own theme song.

Check them out. Go on! You know you want to...

14 comments:

Lynsey said...

Fin Fang Foom? Homicide crabs? Broccoli men?

I have a feeling Heather that this shall be another recommendation from you that I will not be dissapointed in. I am already off to find out where to buy it from.
I'm still loving the Rufus by the way.

Billy said...

Ooh, I do like the theme song. More things should have theme songs.

Heather said...

They should Billy! - it's a fantastic theme song. There aren't enough good theme songs in the world.

Glad to hear it Lynsey. You won't be dissapointed. I'm happy you're enjoying Rufus, now have you heard any Martha? The other Wainwright? She's very very good, and she swears quite beautifully.

Terri Nixon said...

More Ninjas? Is this going to go on for much longer, only I know bog all about Ninjas other than a few books I read years ago, where none of them were animated, or pigeons. Hope you're feeling better anyway :)

realdoc said...

Wainright mere and pere are good also

patroclus said...

Not forgetting Wainwright (or McGarrigle, as it might be) tante...what a filthily talented family they are. And chums with Nick Cave too!

Heather said...

It hardly seems fair for one family to have such an incredible aptitude for music.

Yet, if they continue to make such beautiful music it would only be downright churlish of me to begrudge them their talent.

Nick Cave, an incredible musical treasure.

Ok, I don't begrudge them their talent and famous pals, but I am very jealous.

realdoc said...

Genetic vs environmental influences on the development of the human character...discuss.

Heather said...

With the Wainwrights I would definitely say it is a combination of both. With the homicide crabs however, well they've been genetically modified from normal crabs into killing machines by an evil corporation. It's not really their fault, poor wee homicidal critters.

realdoc said...

but what about the ninja pigeons?

Billy said...

You've got to love the Wainwright-McGarrigles. Their talent is only matched by their dysfunction.

Good tunes mind.

Heather said...

Great tunes indeed Billy.

Penny said...

Genetic vs environmental influences on the development of the human character...discuss.

Interesting thought Realdoc, although perhaps a little florid way of asking the age-old 'nature vs nurture' question. This is something I would be very interested to discuss with you at great length on your own blog . . . do you have one?

realdoc said...

no penny I'm afraid I just scan lots of others blogs looking for gynaecology references not found any yet though