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  2. Christian

    Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    I did sort of hate it. My review was in a different thread. There was no real meat to sink your teeth in to for the story. It reminded me of a poor man's rehash of themes that Ellis did to far greatest usage in Shipwreck.
  3. Lou K

    Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Agreed I didn’t hate it. Not sure I loved it either
  4. Yesterday
  5. JohnMcMahon

    Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    First issue of Cemetery Beach is alright, some fun Ellis lines but a bit too heavy on the action scenes.
  6. Ixnay by Night

    John Constantine, Legend Of Tomorrow ?

    I finally got around to watching the two Constantine episodes of Legends via Netflix, and that show is still goofy as fuck. I don't know who half of the characters are anymore after they ditched Hawkman and Firestorm, so adding John to the mix did seem to liven things up a bit. I quite liked the exorcism episode but the second one, the Event Horizon ripoff homage, wasn't as entertaining. I'll be checking back in with the next season that starts in October, maybe having Matt Ryan back on a weekly basis will make the show consistently watchable.
  7. Agreed with all comments above, the artwork is gorgeous but Azzarello's narration for John is shit awful. I read it digitally, so I missed out on the Bat Cock until I saw it in some news article, they're really swinging for the fences with the mature readers label now aren't they? As with most things by Azzarello, I feel like he's trying way too hard to be edgy and "deep", which makes it all come out as insufferably hard to read through. Plus, he's got all of his favorite wordplay puns out in force, which is probably the thing I dislike about his writing the most. I'll stay reading just for the artwork, but the story had done absolutely nothing for me.
  8. Add my voice to the Greek Chorus, art is absolutely fantastic but the story just a jumble of Azzarello's familiar tics.
  9. Last week
  10. "My Liver Function Tests are Rhesus Positive! Yuh Bastid"
  11. Christian

    Other comics we read recently

    It's written so that it can be read by both children and adults. It would be a good comic for a younger girl to read (it would work fine for boys also, but features a female protagonist). I think that most comics work best when they can appeal to both children and adults, like most mainstream comics did throughout the 1960s, 1970s, and 1980s. I have no problem with "mature reader" comics with something to say or a grand vision, of course. I love those types of comics too. It's more this attitude of "comics aren't for kids anymore". Kids can't afford to read comics, so comics should be geared solely toward adults, no matter how silly the concept, it must be made to seem "mature". DeMatteis does a good job presenting a comic that is really fun and imaginative, doing what comics do at their best, because he's not worried about trying to make it so that there can't be anything "endearing" in the story. It's the story of the world's smartest man (cue Reed Richards analogue) who disappeared on an adventure through the multiverse. His teenage daughter, who is also a super-genius, has taken over running her father's super-science company (hence "Impossible Inc.") along with her elderly grandfather. They carry on her father's legacy of doing the impossible, but also the daughter is trying to find out what happened to her father. The girl's mother died of breast cancer also (poor Sue Storm.....). Cue wild and wacky adventures traveling on a cross-temporal/cross-dimensional train.
  12. Lou K

    Other comics we read recently

    Damn you kind of sold me on that
  13. I think in hindsight, yes, instead of Azzarello deciding to go back and try to make John the "mysterious stranger" seen through others' eyes akin to the Moore Swamp Thing days, the real reason for Azzarello's writing his run on Hellblazer the way he did was due to the fact that Azzarello has no idea how an Englishman might speak. Azzarello:"They speak with their syntax all jumbled up, right?" Editor:(bored and playing on his cellphone) "Sure, Brian Azzarello, whatever you want." Azzarello:(while checking pulse) "And you're sure my heart rate is good at 120 over 80?" Editor:"I'm not a doctor, but yeah, whatever. That sounds healthy, I think."
  14. I suppose this issue shows that in hindsight, it was good that Azzarello didn't have John doing narration for much of his Hellblazer run. Bermejo's art is a career best, but there isn't much to say about the words pasted over it.
  15. Christian

    Other comics we read recently

    Impossible Inc. (by J.M. DeMatteis, from IDW)-This was my palate cleanser after reading that pretty horrible "Batman....Damn!" comic book. This was really cute and really fun. It reminds me why I love J.M. DeMatteis so much, all over again, not that I needed to be reminded. (I'm glad I don't use spell-check on my computer, because DeMatteis would be auto-correct to dermatitis, and I do not love dermatitis!) I'd have to say this is probably what a Grant Morrison comic would be like without the drugs. No, what it really is, this is what the new Fantastic Four comic should be, instead of being about disappointment, as it currently is under Dan Slott. I wish DeMatteis was writing this as the FF relaunch,. It's a comic book to say, "This is why I love comics, because of the limitless imagination that can be shown in this medium.", instead of having to lament how much we hate modern comic books, because of books like the new FF or "That Damned Batman!".
  16. Christian

    Comics Shipping the Week of September 17th 2018

    Yeah, feeling like it's a "huge mistake" is pretty much my feelings on buying that comic for $6.99
  17. Eh, it's about what you would expect. Azzareelo seems to be trying hard to mimic those 1980s "intellectual" mature reader comics, and it reads like a guy in 2018 trying hard to recapture that feel from decades before, and not having a vision to do justice to what those comics managed to accomplish. This is really just "dark" for the sake of it. I have no idea what is up with Azzarello's writing here. Yes, he does write a horrible John Constantine voice. I'm not really sure he's ever heard an Englishperson talk before, to be honest ("Oi, friend", really?). However, I'm not even sure it's just that though, as look at the dialogue for the homeless man too. Maybe what it really needs is an editor. "I seen him with my own too eyes"....is that meant to be some sort of pun I can't understand, or more likely, just a typo? "Heart rate: 120 over 86."...really? Apparently, Azzarello also doesn't have an elementary school understanding of the medical field either. How did no one catch that error? Also....I don't know what the fuck they did to Zatanna. It's not exactly terrible, although perhaps most of Azzarello's Hellblazer run could be ranked as better than this, but the artwork is what really carries the book. Very fine artwork. I definitely wouldn't buy this for the JC co-starring role, if anything John's internal monologue commenting on everything in the story ends up more annoying than anything,, and I won't buy the second issue.
  18. Well, I already have a problem with it. It's magazine sized, instead of regular comic sized. I don't know why DC had to do with their Black Label line. Maybe it's for reasons of the artwork, but it makes the comics damn hard to store. Yes, there were magazine comics back in the 1970s, but I don't want to store a comic from 2018 alongside of my magazines comic books from all the way back in the '70s, ok? I was hoping it would just be in that "prestige format" that DC used in the '80s and '90s.
  19. Ahead of Damned #1's release this Wednesday, Azzarello and Bermejo have done an interview for Syfy. In regards to John:
  20. JasonT

    The webcomics thread

    Lots of names from the past in this thread. Oglaf is still going, and the latest strip is one of the best in a while: https://www.oglaf.com/remains/ (Caution: filth)
  21. JohnMcMahon

    Comics Shipping the Week of September 17th 2018

    Nothing new for me. Finished the first Nemesis collection last night, pretty great from start to finish. Interesting introduction from Mills to the second, disappointingly he notes that he only really included the ABC Warriors in Book 5 cause editorial kept telling readers they were coming back when there were no actual plans to do so. He didn't want to drag Nemesis out to long as O'Neill was no longer involved so apparently the Warriors are light on dialog during their appearances. Shame cause they were used really well in the first volume.
  22. A. Heathen

    Comics Shipping the Week of September 17th 2018

    Strangers in Paradise Black Badge Age of Doom Ether: Copper Golems Mister Miracle (I will look at that Batstantine vs Conman comic, but not sure I'll buy it for that price) Days of Hate
  23. Balthazar

    Is'nana the Were-Spider

    Hey, guys. What's going on? Just wanted to let y'all know the digital version of my book Is'nana The Were-Spider Vol 2 is now available. Be sure to get your copy today! Or let me know if you'd like to preorder a physical copy which will be out next month! http://peepgamecomix.com/product/isnana-the-were-spider-the-hornets-web/
  24. Christian

    Comics Shipping the Week of September 17th 2018

    This is an insane amount of hype, even by Marvel standards, for Wolverine's return. There was a Return of Wolverine one-shot last year, which did not feature Wolverine's return. This was followed up by four four-part mini-series titled the Search for Wolverine, in which Wolverine did not actually appear. This was followed by the Return of Wolverine: Dead Ends epilogue, in which the characters from the four mini-series got together to report that they did not find Wolverine. Now, there is a five-part Return of Wolverine mini-series. Meanwhile, Wolverine was revealed to be alive and well during the Marvel Legacy one-shot before all this "Return of Wolverine" business even started. This is all for a character that most fans complain they didn't even miss, because Marvel put out books on about four replacement Wolverines to glut the market during the entire period that Wolverine was supposed to be dead. So, how could anyone actually miss Wolverine? So, in the end, this "Return of Wolverine" stuff will have lasted longer than most new monthly comic books end up lasting in 2018. I wonder how fans feel about paying all this money for books which claim to feature the "return of Wolverine", only to end with, "Nope, we still haven't found that pesky Wolverine yet!".
  25. Lou K

    Comics Shipping the Week of September 17th 2018

    hahaha I am gonna go with the latter
  26. dogpoet

    Comics Shipping the Week of September 17th 2018

    The Wildstorm and Mister Miracle. Does this "return of Wolverine" involve Marvel returning the rights to Len Wein and Herb Trimpe and paying them a shitload of money to license the fighty shortarse, or just an overly stretched revival of a character they won't let stay dead?
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