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Posted 01 August 2016 - 09:26 PM

I'll go check now. The flag might have not come up or something.

I think that's the problem with Pollack's run in a nutshell, right there. It's a bit like Morrison, but nowhere near as good. If they want to collect something she did for DC, the New Gods series seemed to suit her a lot better.
(It's surprising how many SF and fantasy novelist's talent goes awol when they start scripting a comic instead of working in prose: it's hard to believe Anima was written by Elizabeth Hand or the same KW Jeter who wrote Farewell Horizontal and Dr Adder couldn't do any better than that shoddy Mister E miniseries...)

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Posted 01 August 2016 - 10:34 PM

You didn't like Anima? I thought Anima was pretty great. It was what turned me on to Hand in the first place.
Also, to be fair, I'd say Pollack's Doom Patrol wasn't that far off from her normal prose output, based on what I have read by Pollack.
It is a completely different format of writing though, scripts versus prose. I can see why novelists find it so difficult do well with writing for comic books.
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Posted 02 August 2016 - 06:03 AM

View Postdogpoet, on 01 August 2016 - 09:26 PM, said:

I'll go check now. The flag might have not come up or something.

I think that's the problem with Pollack's run in a nutshell, right there. It's a bit like Morrison, but nowhere near as good. If they want to collect something she did for DC, the New Gods series seemed to suit her a lot better.
(It's surprising how many SF and fantasy novelist's talent goes awol when they start scripting a comic instead of working in prose: it's hard to believe Anima was written by Elizabeth Hand or the same KW Jeter who wrote Farewell Horizontal and Dr Adder couldn't do any better than that shoddy Mister E miniseries...)

Maybe it's cause you have to be a lot more descriptive in a book then in a comic ? I've seen some comics, especially ones features on AT4W, where the narrator goes on forever into such absurd detail that it's basically like reading a book with illustrations and that's usually pretty boring.

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 11:28 AM

View PostChristian, on 01 August 2016 - 10:34 PM, said:

You didn't like Anima? I thought Anima was pretty great. It was what turned me on to Hand in the first place.
Also, to be fair, I'd say Pollack's Doom Patrol wasn't that far off from her normal prose output, based on what I have read by Pollack.
It is a completely different format of writing though, scripts versus prose. I can see why novelists find it so difficult do well with writing for comic books.
I I enjoyed Anima, it was just rather different (to say the least) to Winterlong or Waking The Moon, wasn't it?

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Posted 02 August 2016 - 04:29 PM

Well, Winterlong is far more of a sci-fi story (with some fantasy flourishes). I wouldn't say it was that different from Waking the Moon, which sits closer to the same genre as Anima.
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Posted 02 August 2016 - 06:27 PM

I'd say there's a bit of a gap there in terms of complexity, but that might just be me.

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Posted 05 October 2016 - 09:35 AM

now a proud owner of arkham asylum. man is it good.
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Posted 22 December 2016 - 05:27 AM

Klaus and the Witch of Winter-I haven't been too impressed with Morrison's work on Santa Klaus. It's been pretty mundane.
A lot of the stories hinted at in the text here were more interesting than the story on the page. Klaus captured by Lunarians? Shades of the classic Santa Claus Conquers the Martians? That's the type of craziness I expect from Morrison on Klaus.
This one-shot reminded me a lot more of a J.M. DeMatteis comic. I love DeMatteis, but I expect more from Morrison.
Klaus is sort of like Morrison writing Bruce Wayne Batman. He seems too in awe of the character to really stretch his creativity.
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Posted 10 February 2017 - 05:48 PM

Yanick Paquette posted this panel from his work on the second volume of Grant's WW Earth-One.
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Is that Sean "Alternative Facts" Spicer getting lasso of truthed?

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Posted 10 February 2017 - 06:04 PM

Sure does look like it!

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