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Everything posted by JohnMcMahon

  1. The Hellblazer #16 and beyond

    Bermejo's work in general is fantastic
  2. What Would You Put in a 30th Anniversary Collection?

    I missed that #120 was in there, and that Rich is contributing - that's great!
  3. What Would You Put in a 30th Anniversary Collection?

    So three slots then, here's two from me - #33 - Sundays Are Different (Delano & Motter) #120 - Desperately Seeking Something (Jenkins & Phillips)
  4. The Hellblazer #16 and beyond

    I've been reading that Good Old Days story as it comes out and it's proper bad. Give John a few years off and maybe bring him out of retirement if someone has a story to tell with him.
  5. What Would You Put in a 30th Anniversary Collection?

    Fashionably late as always, I'd have stuck to single issue stories for this yoke myself.
  6. Garth Ennis Loves Superheroes and Soldiers and Lesbians

    I feel like I should ban myself for not including Garth's Hellblazer run on that list.
  7. Garth Ennis Loves Superheroes and Soldiers and Lesbians

    Ranking Of Long Form Garths... 4. The Boys 3. The Punisher 2. Preacher 1. Hitman (inc The Demon)
  8. Comics Shipping the Week of June 11th 2018

    Nothing new for me. Burning through the first No Man's Land trade as the opportunities present themselves, definitely-not-Satan has made his way into Gotham which sucks but everything else remains grimly enjoyable. Barbs having to deal with a new Batgirl makes for some interesting story-telling.
  9. Garth Ennis Loves Superheroes and Soldiers and Lesbians

    A spot on summary of the series, yes! It's bloody frustrating as the human moments are so good but the other two-thirds is such juvenile toss that it's really not worth sticking with. That said it does remain consistent throughout and the ending's pretty good so now I'm contradicting myself!
  10. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    After six months of grossing about Ellis, I've actually got some positive words to share about his material - so on with the show! JLU - Dark Heart : Finally got around to watching his episode of the JLU cartoon as it's pretty cool and has a handful of very Ellis scenes - the highlight being the Atom catching a rest after a scrap and spouting some pure Warren dialogue. Very straight forward stuff : a pulsating, metallic yet organic alien heart lands on top of a mountain and starts birthing robotic spiders and tiger-like creatures. Cue a massive scrap involving dozens of heroes trying to contain the creatures while the Atom invades the heart to look for a means of shutting it down. Batman (while falling through the air) : I need air support. Batman : Now. Batman : On account of not being able to fly. Batman : At all. Ocean #1 & #2 : I'm not a subscriber to Warren's "Golly Gee Whiz Isn't Space Super!" line of thinking but I liked this - UN arm's inspector investigates an alien weapon's cache...which has just been fired up by Microsoft! It's five issues long and feels better paced then the three issue minis he did a few years back. Could all still go terribly wrong but enjoying it so far.
  11. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    That does sound like something he'd do, he posted an image of Backlash from an upcoming issue of Wild Storm which is cool - I still have mad love for all the Team 7 crew. Oh and Shipwrecked #6 is officially out.
  12. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    I'd have to go back and check but he tends to write for the artist so I doubt he'd be interested in continuing either project without Templesmith or Zezelj. I'm not saying he didn't lose interest, just giving him the benefit of the doubt.
  13. Comics Shipping the Week of June 4th 2018

    The Walking Dead for me, please! Finished both of the 'Road To No Man's Land' collections so am now onto the story proper, digging the gang war aspect of it especially Gordon's police crew reclaiming Gotham one block at a time. Unfortunately a fairly big part of the story revolves around the devil Nick Scratch, a very silly fellow indeed who seems at odds with the down-to-earth(quake) nature of the event itself.
  14. 1990s Gimmick Covers

    Great link! The Superman sticker one is ace, when they relaunch Hellblazer under Vertigo they should totally steal that idea. I do like it when a story arc gets themed covers, like the 'falling John' in the sidebar of the Critical Mass issues.
  15. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    While he does have something of a track record I do think that sales killed certain projects - the artists on both Fell and Desolation Jones were 'names' and I don't recall either title burning up the sales charts. Really should've finished the second Desolation Jones story arc though! Hey, maybe he could bring back Doktor Sle-
  16. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Give me an either/or choice and it's Desolation Jones all the way for me but that's one I wouldn't really lose either way! Glad he's still writhing comics regardless.
  17. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Desolation Jones was so fucking good.
  18. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Hey you guys - https://www.cbr.com/shipwreck-6-preview-warren-ellis-phil-hester/
  19. Comics Shipping the Week of May 28th 2018

    Nothing new for me. Nearly done with the first "Road To No-Man's Land" collection, been pretty good - feels like Bats is tethering on the edge as his city dies around him.
  20. Comics Shipping the Week of May 21st 2018

    Is John Byrne still mooching around doing his cranky old man routine ? Been forever since we heard him moaning about colour blind casting or dem damn kids on his lawn or whatever.
  21. Comics Shipping the Week of May 21st 2018

    Don't be a hater, man. For reasons which have since escaped me I picked up the Complete Clone Saga Epic....Book 4, and book 4 only. Bit of a blur to be honest, lots of Peter screaming and shouting and everyone being a clone.
  22. Comics Shipping the Week of May 21st 2018

    Nothing new for me, want that second Wild Storm trade but will wait for a sale. Having finished my trek through semi-recent Marvel crossovers, I'm nearly done with something a little older - the fantastically named Maximum Carnage. Straight 90s Spidey villain Carnage teams up with a host of like-minded psychopaths, forcing everyone's favourite webslinger to chose between his apparently old-fashioned way of crime fighting or crawling down into the dirt and getting all grim'n'gritty. Look, I'm not going to say it's actually good - it's far too long for starters, like 14 issues but at least it's got something to say. Spider-Man teams with a number of heroes and the divide between kill-im-all 90s types and too-good-for-this-world saints is fun. I'm not a big Spider-Man fan but I do like stories where his villains team up and he has to posse up with all sorts to get shit sorted. Comixology are running a big DC sale at the moment and with the trades going at 75% off I decided to go all in on Batman : No Man's Land so that's the next few months worth of comic reading taken care of.
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  24. The Toy Thread

    Thanks to the Serbian Connection for the hook-up!
  25. Comics Shipping the Week of May 14th 2018

    Nothing new for me. Picked up Axis on the cheap and it might actually be too dumb, only a couple of issues in but it's a story joined in media res and just like Original Sin it leaves too much to the side books. Characters are shouting about the hate wave or whatever it is but the effects of it haven't really been shown in the series itself. Anyway it's got a giant Red Skull Onslaught with tentacles and not one but two...TWO!...Adamantium sentinels in it, so there's that.