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    The artist probably decided that chavs are scarier than goths during the designs, John. Just gone through a collection of the Wolfman/Colan Curse Of Dracula comic from '98. A fun read, but sadly the obvious sequel hook in the ending is now unlikely to ever be used.
  3. Comics Shipping the Week of February 19th 2018

    It's part 4 though. I also got Punks Not Dead. And aforementioned Liam Sharp comic.
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    Adrian, yes, that was a really cool cover. I noticed it right away too. The contents didn't seem to live up to the standards of that cover though. Not that it would be possible to live up to such high standards, really, unless it was Morrison writing the book.
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    Is that anti-piracy code thing, or something you actually needed to play the game?
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    Looks like the code wheel from an old gold box game -
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    I'm impressed you were brave enough to show a photo of your laptop with that sticker on it.
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    Finished Global Frequency, knew it wasn't going to hold up particularly well but still found it surprisingly poor - the art throughout is fantastic but the struggle to get to slight and most of them just end with failed attempts at glib humour. Worth it all for Lee Bermejo's issue though, holy fuck but I love that guy's work.
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    Read the first Witch Doctor trade, 's pretty good, plenty of potential - Penny Dreadful (ugh, awful name) in particular is a character I want to learn more about. Here she is anaesthetising someone for the good doctor - There's some fun background stuff at the end, old character sketches and the like which reveal that she was original decked out in a Suicide Girls-esque nun outfit which would've ruined both the character and comic as a whole so good shout going for the creepy hoody look instead.
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    The current-era James Bond comics have generally been solid stuff. I'd like to see an arc by Brubaker and, say, Michael Lark, or someone else who does traditional newspaper-strip artwork.
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    If you're a fan of James Bond or political comics, do yourself a favour and make sure to read James Bond: The Body, written by Ales Kot. The second issue just shipped this week, and it's a masterpiece. Kot works his political magic on the character of James Bond. This one is going to be showing up on my list of best single-issue stories of the year. I'm not a fan of the James Bond character, so I enjoy this sort of deconstruction of the character by Kot. However, I did greatly enjoy the Ellis run on Bond, because it was Ellis. Well, The Body is topping what I enjoyed about Ellis' run.
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    Ooh Liam Sharp' s quite lovely Brave and the Bold is out!
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    I wonder if Wozza saw an advert for or review of those in one of the lads' mags? I don't think they had the gadget show back in '03...
  15. Vertigo back on the ledge

    http://www.tripwiremagazine.co.uk/headlines/karen-berger-shelly-bond-25-years-vertigo/ https://www.darkhorse.com/Blog/2606/berger-books-dark-horse https://www.idwpublishing.com/category/black-crown/ VERTIGO LIVES ! (not at DC though, not really.)
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    They could throw it in the sea and use it as an aircraft career if they were so inclined. In this issue I read last night this...thing...played a pivotal role -
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    true true
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    It was pretty hard to follow that as an opening, to be fair.
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    reading Dial H for Hero from the Nu52 once more before I chuck it in the bin and this first arc is pretty damn good. Sure did love the Squid and the void people. I seem to recall the series going a bit down hill after that.
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    I think it's designed big and heavy so that the agents can use it as a blunt implement if they get involved in an unexpected fist fight.
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    Future-fucking-tech!
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    Dude the GF phone is FUCKING MASSIVE!
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    I grabbed the GF TPB. I am gnna cringe going back and seeing what was considered 'elite tech' at the time. "it's a phone...no bigger than a pack of gum, with GPS...and video conferencing...and it can monitor your heartbeat, sleep cycles and breathing" 2018 be like
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    I think Global Frequency worked a lot better than Orbiter because it wasn't completely shitawful there was some characterisation mixed into the contrivance (vile characters, mostly, but: Warren Ellis), the stories actually mostly worked as stories rather than just being a sixty page whine about how space exploration stopped years ago with not even Collen Doran's beautiful art managing to make up for the lack of any other content at all, and the conceit of a post-hipster Thunderbirds team actually did a pretty decent job of tying the various bits together.
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    Just Punisher: Platoon # 6 and Doctor Strange: Damnation # 1 for me this week. Global Frequency was a series that left me utterly cold, it was just info-dumping about random shit every issue. Ellis had a bad track record for that kind of writing during that era, I remember being as turned-off by Orbiter, it all felt so sterile like the humanity was bled from it and replaced with techno-babble.
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