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Christian

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ALF Gets Edgy

03 May 2017 - 10:18 PM

The newest insane comic book back-issue craze is the discovery of ALF #48, due to its "controversial" cover art. I'll let this speak for itself.
Back-issues are going for between $30 and $60 on EBay.


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The Hellblazer #9

27 April 2017 - 05:17 PM

I'm not sure if anyone is still reading the book at this point, but I figured it was best that someone do this, since this is still nominally a Hellblazer forum.

Written by Simon Oliver. Art by Davide Fabbri and José Marzan. Cover by Declan Shalvey.
'The Smokeless Fire' part three! Magic is all very well, but in the City of Light John and Misabel's hunt for the missing journal has become a battle of wits-and Constantine may finally have met someone more slippery than he is. Meanwhile, Marid's plan moves into London's corridors of power…and an Angel loses his wings.

Bernie Wrightson (1948-2017)

21 March 2017 - 06:05 PM

Bernie Wrightson is gone.
He's a famed comic book artist (mainly known for his horror genre work) and co-creator of the Swamp Thing, if there's anyone who doesn't know the name.

I discovered the news on J.M. DeMatteis' blog, so that's the link I am including.
http://www.jmdematteis.com/

The Hellblazer #5

29 December 2016 - 03:13 AM

I thought this issue was the "overnight Xanax"!
Incredibly boring....moving at a snail's pace. I can't believe how long this story-arc has been going on, and how little has actually occurred. Even less has happened that I actually care about. Yet, still it goes on. It is the never-ending story-arc.

The saving grace for this issue was the meeting with Marj. I did enjoy that.

Otherwise, nothing happened. This felt more like chapter one, than the actual chapter five....
I'll give it a 5, as I enjoyed the Marj scenes. Otherwise, there wasn't much to redeem this issue.
Last issue I felt some grace, as it was almost a story in its own right sandwiched in between this slog. Now, it's just a book where nothing happens month after month.

Constantine #13-Put Out of Its Misery

09 June 2016 - 04:19 AM

Well, it's the end. Not much more to say. A complete failure of a comic book.
The last page was a decent ending moment for a JC comic book. "You always will be."
Otherwise, a complete waste.
I have zero idea what John did to defeat Nergal-stand-in-DC-demon-guy.
I completely forgot the plot. I have no idea why any of it mattered.
The JLD crew were brought back last issue in order to stand around for one page in this issue, and then dissapear.
The ending of Oliver's story was so lame and wrong. I guess it's the old "bad things happen to those around John" trope (how original), but his fate was too gruesome. It wasn't deserved. There was some irony that it was all unnecessary. The fact that the horrible end was just glossed over after didn't help.
The art continued to look horrible.
This book deserved the axe.

Hopefully Simon Oliver will create something better. He's coming off one of the strongest Vertigo books I've read in ages (Last Gang in Town), so there is hope.