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Christian

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In Topic: Marvel's One World Order

25 April 2017 - 06:03 PM

The other two weren't even worth reading, so it's not even a contest.
Then, the Star Lord mini would just pave the way for even greater stories, with the Guardians of the Galaxy book for the entirety of the Abnett/Lanning run.

In Topic: Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

25 April 2017 - 05:04 PM

And, then, he was supposed to have been the future of John Constantine, according to Planetary. So, Alan Moore was meant to morph in to Grant Morrison who was meant to morph in to John Constantine who was meant to morph in to King Mob.
What a tangled web Ellis weaves.

In Topic: The Hellblazer #11: Cover

25 April 2017 - 05:00 PM

...Or, maybe just to get away from this damn story-arc.
"I'd rather be dead than face another eleven issues of this aimlessness!".

In Topic: The Hellblazer #11: Cover

23 April 2017 - 07:06 PM

I believe he's meant to be in his 30s. I think he's supposed to be around the age he was when the original Hellblazer first started.
There was another reference to John's age in the last series, I forget which issue, where they made it seem like he was still the same age as when HB ended (as the above post alludes), even though he was obviously meant to be much younger. He was obviously in his 20s during the last series.

I'm just hoping this might mean that the damn Djinn story-arc is ending. I really don't want to see an entire series based around John looking (or something?) for the Djinn.

In Topic: Alan Moore Hates Us All

21 April 2017 - 02:56 AM

I also picked up William Messner Loebs' Necronomicon mini-series, from back in 2008, this week. It's really very, very good. So, why is this in an Alan Moore thread? Two reasons.
First, it sort of reinforces Moore's hypothesis about the strangeness of the eternal persistence of Lovecraft in popular culture. I had no idea that Messner Loebs was interested in all-things Lovecraftian, yet it shouldn't have come as a surprise, since almost everyone has been inculcated with the Mythos seeds by this point.
Secondly, it shows how unfair the comic book world is, that Messner Loebs' incredibly fine piece of Lovecraftian fiction was completely ignored (I barely even heard about it back in 2008), while Moore's Lovecraftian fiction reaps heaps of praise. I'm not talking about the genius of Providence, which is one of the finest works of Lovecraftian fiction in any medium. Yet, look at the attention and praise that Moore's Neonomicon received, when it was trash. Messner Loebs' Necronomicon deserved twice the praise of Moore's Neonomicon, yet most comic readers don't even know the name of Messner Loebs.

So, anyway, what's this one about? It takes place in the 1920s. A foreign exchange student from Arabia is studying in Arkham, when he takes a job for a local branch of the Theosophical Society attempting to translate the copy of the Necronomicon. There is some meta-commentary about anti-Semitism, as the main character befriends two fellow students, one of whom is a Jewish/Zionist female. The art is very nice also, fitting nicely the period piece. It's definitely worth checking out if you're a fan of Lovecraftian fiction. Not quite the masterpiece of Providence, but head and shoulders above a lot of the Lovecraft inspired drivel that litters the sub-genre.