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  1. Marvel's One World Order

    Yeah, Liefield's art is probably more kid friendly, since it looks like something an untalented child would draw. I didn't start buying New Mutants until after Claremont had left the book. I had decided that I would stick solely to Uncanny X-Men and not worry about New Mutants for a number of years. So, I missed the classic era when it was first being released. I dropped the book right when Liefield was taking over the book. It wasn't actually because of Liefield though, as I was just at that point where I thought that "comics were for kids". Regrettably, that meant I missed the debut of Deadpool, so I didn't have a copy to sell for big bucks after people decided that the character was a big deal, for whatever reason. Anyway, the point being I didn't get to read the Sienkewicz issues until I was already an adult. I'm not sure what I would have thought of the art if I had read the issues in the 1980s. As it was, I was totally smitten by the Sienkewicz artwork.
  2. Comics Shipping the Week of Oct 10th

    Oh, it does include almost all of the DeMatteis and Giffen Justice League run.....it says it goes up to issues #46, and the DeMatteis/Giffen run lasted until issue #61. So, no, the Breakdowns arc isn't collected. It doesn't seem like there is enough DeMatteis and Giffen material left for another omnibus collection though.
  3. Comics Shipping the Week of Oct 10th

    Not me, since I own all the individual issues of the DeMatteis and Giffen run.... There must be cheaper TPB collections of those issues already, must not there? Yeah, it looks like some of the issues are available in TPB, but the whole series was never collected. I guess it would depend on if DC will follow through and release the rest of the series in an Omnibus edition.
  4. Marvel's One World Order

    Not a bad idea, since no one has topped the Moench 1980s run. Some of the more recent Moon Knight books haven't been bad though....Warren Ellis, Brian Wood, and Jeff Lemire writing the book. The Lemire run I would really recommend, especially if you're a fan of the Moench issues.
  5. Marvel's One World Order

    Yeah, that was his sole work for Marvel Comics, on the Punisher. Mike Baron, who would often brag about how he was a card-carrying Republican and was a supporter of stricter laws and the death penalty, was the initial writer on that Punisher series, before Dixon took it over. That was Baron's only work for Marvel also. Unlike Dixon though, Baron did write the quality Nexus series. The remainder of Dixon's work was for DC. EDIT:Oh, I just checked, and I was mistaken. DIxon was also the main writer on the Moon Knight revival series. I didn't read that book until the short-lived J.M. DeMatteis run.
  6. Marvel's One World Order

    umm....Lots of guns? They're obviously after the super-soldier formula from Marvel. Then, Marvel gets free publicity by having soldiers dress up as Marvel Comic characters. Obviously, someone has been reading Morrison's X-Men, and thought that Weapon X should exist in real-life. Who else is going to be at the comic con booth? McMaster, Mattis, Kelly, and all of the neocons! Get John Bolton's autograph! No, not the really great artist, that batshit insane war criminal from the W. Bush administration! What Marvel gets out of this is a piece of that oh so lucrative federal defense spending, lavished by tax-payers' money, in order to create a propaganda book for them. "Look, kids! War is cool! Captain America does it!". Instead of a shield, he'll have a semi-automatic assault rifle. In other news, Marvel has deleted all references to Denny O'Neil's run on Iron Man. Warmonger Stane buying out Stark's company so it can start manufacturing weapons for the government again? No, that never happened! I can't believe that Marvel wouldn't recognize that they stand to lose more with this controversy than the quick payday they can get from this. Honestly, this is just sickening. What a horrid, horrid idea. In all honesty, it seems that Grant Morrison was right in a recent interview, where he decried the state of superhero comic books, saying that they seem to be part of the military-industrial-entertainment complex now. I guess he was prescient, once again. This just makes me sad. It was bad enough when they were bought out by the Disney Corporation. I guess I am going to have to start boycotting Marvel Comics. I can turn a blind eye to a lot of things when it comes to comic books, but this is certainly not one of them. Comic books used to be critical of war. They've backed away from that. It's politically correct to be against racists or fascists or Republicans, but it's not politically correct to question the American war-machine, and I've noticed mainstream comic books being far less critical of the military-industrial complex than they were back during the W. Bush years. No one can ever question the sanctity of the American military anymore. If Marvel wanted to avoid such sensitive real-world issues, that would be one thing, but they haven't shied away from fascist Steve Rogers standing in for Donald Trump. So, why shy away from the Left-Wing agenda that existed in comic books from the 1970s through the early-2000s? I think this is the interview by Morrison I am referring to. http://comicbook.com/2015/07/16/avatarex-creator-grant-morrison-is-bored-with-dark-knight-style-/
  7. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Since the series revolves around future-tech, Ellis should just take a page from Delaney or Varley, and make it so that transsexuality isn't a big deal, and super-people just change their gender or sex on a regular basis, and it's just considered normal that a person will decide to transition from a gay woman to a straight man, or a straight man to a straight woman, or whathaveyou at regular intervals.
  8. DC Comics

    What?! I thought that Alan Moore owned the America's Best characters. They better not decide to use Promethea in the DCU. They must be trying to kill poor Alan Moore. While this would lead to good stories, so I can't imagine DC doing it, they should create an alternate Earth of all Alan Moore characters and give it to Grant Morrison. That would surely do Moore in.
  9. DC Comics

    Yeah, he was planning to gas the crowd and kill them. That's my point about the Sean Murphy series though....it makes as much sense as in the movie. We're really supposed to believe that after everything the Joker has done, suddenly a majority of people are meant to decide that Joker's message has relevance and turn on Batman? If Murphy has a point about the Joker's message, and this isn't just "the masses are such gullible fools, look what they fall for!" claptrap, then I'd be willing to give it a pass. Right now, I'm not sure the direction that Murphy fully intends to move, but "hey, the Batman is driving a huge tank through the city without thinking of consequences!" is certainly not a motive in comic books for people to decide that maybe the Joker is ok after all. Murphy's story is just taking liberties with the plot, at this point, to expect that the reader is going to believe that a majority of people would ever decide to side with the Joker. In the first movie, at least the Joker was bribing the people with money to come to his parade.
  10. Marvel's One World Order

    So, I'm going out on a limb and saying that Legacy is a poorly planned idea. It's really just the exact same Marvel comics as a month ago, only with a new story-arc starting in the book (not always a reader friendly starting point either, simply a new story-arc), plus a new banner at the top of the covers to let you know the comic is part of "Legacy". All the same creative teams are still in place. Most of the books released don't even have "legacy" numbering. Instead of bringing back the titles of Uncanny X-Men, X-Men, or Inhumans (say) so that they can use "legacy" numbering on those titles, they just continue on with the same numbering as last month. Yeah, I can't see this being the spark that brings readers back to Marvel.
  11. DC Comics

    Well, I meant the first Batman movie in the "modern sense". The one with Jack Nicholson as the Joker and Michael Keaton as Batman. And, yeah, it was also the plot of the one with Danny DeVito as the Penguin, wasn't it? There was the scene in the Jack Nicholson version where the Joker wanted to prove himself to the public and had that parade....
  12. DC Comics

    Batman: White Knight #1 (by Sean Murphy)-This wasn't what I was expecting. Joker is cured of his insanity, is able to get his message across that Batman is the real villain in Gotham City, and gets people to follow him..... Since all the solicitations read that the Joker turns the "99%" against Bruce Wayne as the "1%", and questions who is the real hero and villain in Gotham, I can be excused for expecting something which questioned the fact that Bruce Wayne is the richest person in Gotham (one of the richest in the world), yet he lives in one of the poorest cities in America, and his best response to this is to dress up as a bat and beat up criminals. Instead, we get a lot of questioning of usual superhero tropes; which we're meant to ignore as comic readers, and which it is better for the comic writer to not point out, because superhero comics don't take place in our real world. Of course, the big issue there is that, even if Joker does have some type of point, there's no way that he's going to get a majority of people to believe in his message and turn on Batman, considering the Joker's history. I'm hoping that Murphy has a better point than "crazy megalomaniac gets the masses to follow him.....at what cost!", and considering the interview he gave to hype this series, it seems that's not his intent. Yet, it's hard to not read that in to what I've seen in this first issue, if the whole of the plot is "Joker is able to rally the masses to decide that Batman is a villain", based on things like "he drives a tank around the city, without considering the cost it could have on the public's lives". Wasn't this part of the plot to the first Batman movie? The public sides with charismatic jokester over dark, brooding vigilante....and comes to regret their choice. I was expecting something closer to Bane in the Dark Knight Rises, except even more socially conscious. Yeah, I was hoping for a more cerebral series, and I'm hoping this goes somewhere better, but I really can't be bothered to come back for the next issue to see, based on the simplistic ideas I saw presented in this first issue. Perhaps, if Murphy has a bigger agenda, he should have put more in to this first issue to convince the reader that the Joker has a valid opinion, and this isn't just "Batman would probably not be as accepted in the real world, considering some of the crazy things he does".
  13. Hellblazer pulp

    I think I might have heard that he wrote an issue of Hellblazer once....It was quite good, or so the rumours say. Ales Kot was another good choice. He should've made my list. His Wolf was a better HB than most HB runs....sadly, he seems to have forgotten he was writing that series, like most Image creators end up doing. He's moved on to other books now.
  14. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    Yes, which shows that it can be hard to predict how well a writer will do writing a John Constantine story. Jason Aaron is a great writer, yet he wrote one of the worst Hellblazer stories.
  15. Librarians, Liberals and Lesbians* (Books)

    Uh, yeah, I am in no way comparing Karl Marx to Jesus....although, one of my heroes, Jacques Ellul considered both of them his biggest influences. It's not as if the two are worlds apart, as Karl Marx is basically what you get when you turn Jesus' teachings in to pure materialism. Ellul is completely opposed to materialism, by the way, so I'm not taking the stance that Marx' reinterpreting the teachings of Jesus through a strictly materialist vision is an improvement, when I mention the above. I'm basically saying that any idea can be twisted and manipulated by power, and that ideas are not "inherently evil", only that their application being forced on to reality can be made to corrupt and distort the idea. Which is also not an argument for relativism....some ideas are simply inherently wrong. Although there are far more ingrained weaknesses in Marx' views that were ripe to be misused by the "wolves among the sheep".....as many so rightly pointed out even to Karl Marx at the time.
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