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Everything posted by JohnMcMahon

  1. Comics Shipping the Week of January 22nd 2018

    Nothing new for me, finished The Losers - pretty good all told.
  2. Happy ?

    Need to wrap Dirk Gently but this is next on the list, especially now it's gotten the Ade Stamp of Approval!
  3. Comics Shipping the Week of January 15th 2018

    There are some ace action scenes but a lot of it feels dated and try-hard. Jock's art remains fantastic, of course and I'm not saying Andy's writhing was muck or anything - just a little out of time now I think. Oh and while googling how to spell Aisha's name I was reminded that they actually made a Losers movie! Might try and track that down over the weekend. I still want to add a second monthly title to my read list.
  4. Comics Shipping the Week of January 15th 2018

    Nothing new, still reading The Losers, kind of aged badly - some of the posed shots of Aisha throughout are pretty icky.
  5. Comics Shipping the Week of January 8th 2018

    The art for Michael Cray doesn't look the best.
  6. Comics Shipping the Week of January 8th 2018

    Nothing new for me, currently rereading The Losers, 's alright.
  7. DC Comics

    I got the two trades collecting Garth Ennis' run on The Demon as Christmas presents and enjoyed them both, serve as a nice prequel to his Hitman series.
  8. The Walking Dead

    New group in #175 have plenty of potential, really looking forward to watching it all go horribly fucking wrong.
  9. Comics Shipping the Week of January 1st 2018

    Happy New Year, Lou! Walking Dead #175 for me.
  10. DC Comics

    The Batman comic out this week where himself and Catwoman double date with Superman and Lois Lane is the business.
  11. Comics Shipping the Week of Dec 18th

    Nowt new for me, might treat myself to something from the Vertigo sale over on Comixology for the Christmas break.
  12. American Gods

    Interested in hearing what people familiar with the source think of it!
  13. American Gods

    Burned through the first season over a couple of days, wouldn't surprise me if it's near a word-for-word adaptation of the books as the first season plays out like the first third of a novel rather than a complete series of TV. I enjoyed it all the same
  14. 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.
  15. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    I suspect that's just a case of him enjoying some characters more than others, I bet he just loves writing a mean old crank like Bendix.
  16. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    I don't think you'll miss out on anything beyond an initial 'ohIknowthatname!' moment, it's a brand new take on the characters so their relationships and history may be totally different to their original counterparts. Examples of nods - the original Deathblow had a vertical strip of warpaint over each eye whereas the new one has a tattoo of two vertical strips on his arm, Zealot's introduction scene has her wiping blood off her face that just happened to resemble the warpaint/markings her original incarnation wore.
  17. Looks like our boy might be back on small screens in 2017.
  18. The Walking Dead

    Hated the resolution to #174, really felt like it was driven out of deference to the TV show but that's mind-reading on my part.
  19. The Hellblazer #18 (2017)

    Almost enough to bring a tear to an old man's eye seeing Sean's Constantine again, his cover for #109 played a significant part in my discovering the character.
  20. Other comics we read recently

    Finished all of Hack/Slash, fairly mediocre all told but definitely had some high points - Pooch's a great character if nothing else.
  21. Swamp Thing

    Swamp Thing Regenesis, the first Veitch trade, is now over a month late and there's still no sign of it on any ship lists. On a more upbeat note, Funky old Swamp Thing Toys
  22. Image Comics

    Southern Bastards is some damn good comics, did not expect the first trade to end the way it did and subsequent collections have been just as good.
  23. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Picked up the first Wild Storm trade and thought it was pretty damn good, even though it's a reboot of the WSU it's still quite surprising to see Ellis throw out so many references to the old comics! I mean the first trade ends with a Fire From Heaven shout-out ffs!
  24. What Mike Carey did next

    We've all got bills to pay.
  25. What Mike Carey did next

    Mike's penned the script for a movie called Frost Flowers, apparently.