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  1. Trinity

    god damn you lemire
  2. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    oh true, it would'nt have been the worst hellblazer story, but thats about the extent to which i would go. like dog said, it was propably for the better how it played out after all. what shoot did was set precedence on how far the creative freedom at vertigo really goes and for that it deserved mystification. in the end columbine should not be enough reason to pull this story, even if it was sub-par. we all know, that if we would really look into the WHY of school-shooting, we would get an answer, that we as a society are afraid to face, that there is transformation required from all of us, that the western world with it's narcicisst-centric reward-driven model for society is not a good place to raise children and that everyone is at fault: the parents, the teachers, the media, the schoolmates and politicians. but after every-school massacre, after every mass-shooting, we always do the same bullshit: we talk about guns and about video games/music/movies and about how a single ill mind is not represantative of all of us (spoileralert: it is), or of any problem at all. i am not saying that i know what to do, because that would be a lie, but i think that we need a different kind of debate, not dominated by agendas of dubious acteurs and for that i would take in any voice, even this lunatic from essex that writes stories around little colored pictures. Our biggest problem as a society is the superficiality to which we so often succumb. Whereas humanities biggest strength is in inventing, experiencing and exploring the unknown no matter how afraid we are of it. History has shown that there is no such thing that humanity can't master and that our biggest weakness is our fear to do so out of conformity. In other words: i think pulling a book for reasons of decency is a shit move.
  3. Marvel's One World Order

    oh sorry, i didn't realize that. imo millar works best if he can just work tropes into absurdidity. from recent years, i really liked his old man logan. but in the end his style does leave me always missing some substance i never really gotten into mainstream marvel after 'the initiative', 'civil war' marked my first try to get into comics and that turned me off. i did the mistake and gave them another shot with benids' 'the siege', which was equally awful. i am thinking about looking into punisher max at some point, but thats because it says ennis on it and not marvel.
  4. Marvel's One World Order

    you have thos darkside-prisons like guantanamo. which are not really comparable to concentration camps (hello moral relativism) but they work really similar to the civil war prisons. but yeah. i'm totally with you, i expect mainstream entertainment from marvel, not political statements at least in the main-stream universe. imo it works far better to create your own characters and set them up perfectly if you want societal/political statements. thats e.g. what v or transmet did and those are masterpieces. i also think that watchmen worked far better with the heros being pastiches of heros, instead of the actual heros (although if i remember that was not by alan's choosing). honestly now that i have read a lot more comics than i had last time we talked about civil war, the book looks even worse to me :D
  5. Marvel's One World Order

    at least they casted an ex-alcoholic. i think it would've worked better if cap was the one doing the authoritarian approach.
  6. Marvel's One World Order

    the major flaw about civil war is the same asa using x-men as some metaphor for an opressed minority. when your kind has the power to single-handedly level a city the rules of normal humans do not apply.
  7. What's going on with you?

    maaaaaaaaax! nice one balthi, congrats
  8. Marvel's One World Order

    easy trick is to make it all white and you have to mark it: look at me i am a spoiler - no you are not
  9. Test & forum update noise

    you better be.
  10. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    i mean shitting out of the mouth of his characters is like 45% of whats appealing on ellis' as a writer
  11. The Compleat Show Your Face thread!

    riding daddy. i loved doing that as a kid :D (and now it exclusively sounds dirty to me, oh age what have you done).
  12. What's going on with you?

    sooo i just wanted to update. i have been depression free for over a year now. it was a lot of work and stuff, but it worked out wonders :) i have seen my therapist not for the last 2,5 months and still going strong. just wanted to let you know :) also thanks for the reading and answering when i had to vent and complain, it sure did help. i really like this forum :) (whereelse can you make jokes about playing poker with gods, analyze an obscure comic that has been dead for almost four years, talk about personal stuff and get new insights on a variety of completely unrelated things :D)
  13. Upgrade

    yeah btw: i played poker yesterday with hel, shub-niggurath and bhaal and they want to know what you did, because apparantly it's impossible to block your number. they are getting annoyed.
  14. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    I found that brilliant. especially after columbia it would have perfectly captured how helpless society (a.k.a. john even with all his tricks) is. On the other hand, if it would have been published, maybe it could have started a debate that would've ultimately lead to us-society reinventing itself into something sane and we would have never seen president trump become a reality. now that i think about it, your scenario is more likely, but i still like mine better :P I have never seen it. But i mean, either he used it to get out of the book, or: i always read it the way, that ellis speaks directly to the reader when john speaks to the investigator. so i'd go with: he was pissed?
  15. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    are you seriously underestimating woozas ego? i mean nothing against that guy, if he performs at top level i think he is one of the two/three best writers there is, he is funny, he does well with the community and he has some brilliant insides. but if that man hasn't gotten some giant artistic ego, than i am santa claus.