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  1. Comics Shipping the Week of February 19th 2018

    Adrian, yes, that was a really cool cover. I noticed it right away too. The contents didn't seem to live up to the standards of that cover though. Not that it would be possible to live up to such high standards, really, unless it was Morrison writing the book.
  2. Other comics we read recently

    If you're a fan of James Bond or political comics, do yourself a favour and make sure to read James Bond: The Body, written by Ales Kot. The second issue just shipped this week, and it's a masterpiece. Kot works his political magic on the character of James Bond. This one is going to be showing up on my list of best single-issue stories of the year. I'm not a fan of the James Bond character, so I enjoy this sort of deconstruction of the character by Kot. However, I did greatly enjoy the Ellis run on Bond, because it was Ellis. Well, The Body is topping what I enjoyed about Ellis' run.
  3. Comics Shipping the Week of February 12th 2018

    Whose Luther Arkwright stuff? Talbot was the only one to write that series, wasn't he? If you're referring to Talbot's Luther Arkwright and you haven't read that yet, you must read that immediately. It's amazing work.
  4. 16 Comic Book Series Nobody Admits to Owning: https://www.cbr.com/comic-book-series-nobody-admits-to-owning/ I'm not sure about some of these falling within the catergory of "people not admitting to owning" Probably a few, but I can't see someone being ashamed to admit they bought The Dark Knight Strikes Again. I knew Miller wouldn't live up to the lofty expectations I put on him based on the Dark Knight Returns, so I never bothered with it. Alan Moore's Lost Girls does not belong on the list. It is controversial, sure, but it was a well-written work of literature. No one should be ashamed of owning it. Let's see....I also bought: Black Widow: Pale Little Spider-I don't know why it's on the list. It's not bad. Just because it features BDSM scenes and situations? That's really not that controversial. It was at least better than Azzarello's "Ashes and Dust" HB story-arc. Rawhide Kid-Yeah, it was actually embarrassing at the time it was published, not just because of the way that acceptance of homosexuality has changed over the past 16 years. It was always a series that seemed more interested in making jokes about Rawhide Kid being gay than anything else. I'm not ashamed I bought the book, but I think Marvel should be ashamed, maybe not that they published it, but that they felt it was socially ground-breaking, rather than juvenile. Chuck Austen's run on Uncanny X-Men-I'm more embarrassed that Marvel published this, thinking it was a worthy companion series to Morrison's take on the X-Men. I admit I bought it, but I bought every issue of Uncanny X-Men. If it were any other series, I would have dropped it almost immediately, because it is just plain horrible in every way. Identity Crisis-I only bought the first issue, I think, and dropped it, because it was terrible even back then. The sad part is that people thought this book was somehow artistic and relevant, rather than junk. I could see being embarrassed when looking back if you ever thought this book was a "comic book masterpiece", but it was the "big event" book that DC was pushing, so I can't see people actually being embarrassed they bought it back then. ----------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I could certainly see people being embarrassed they bought something called a Marvel Swimsuit Special, definitely. I questioned why anyone would be interesting in such a thing when they were first published. Marvel certainly has more books to be ashamed of than anyone else on this list. Marville is the only other book on the list I could understand someone being embarrassed that they bought at the time. Its whole reason for existing was just so, so damning of Marvel. "I don't care if the book is well-written, I can spend five minutes churning out any garbage that comes in to my mind, throw a hot chick on the cover, and my book will easily outsell your stupid book, David!". Sometimes, I can't believe I supported this company for so long....it's not like horrible editorial decisions are a recent occurrence at latter-day Marvel, are they? Trouble I am sure a lot of people would be embarrassed to admit they bought today, but at the time, it was supposed to be a big deal, so it's understandable why someone would buy it (if they still own a copy, it would be harder to explain, as I'd expect that to go as a trade-in pretty quickly). Who knew it would be about Aunt May's love life and her first abortion? I'm sure Millar might be embarrassed he wrote that too. I especially liked how with Trouble, it was supposed to be about the "dire consequences of teen whoredom", but yet they had paedophilic approved sexually-explicit teenage girl cheesecake covers. Sort of a mixed-message. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- OK, time to come clean.....which ones do you own, and are you embarrassed you bought the books?
  5. Comics Shipping the Week of February 12th 2018

    Ixnay-Yes, but editing Jesus out at least made a tiny bit of sense. "Using the saviour of the Christian faith in a fictional setting might offend Christians." at least made some sort of sense. "Christians will be offended by the use of the actual Satan as a villain, we better not use him, and just use demons and Hell, which Christians won't find offensive instead!". That makes a lot less sense. Especially, as Dog pointed out, during the 1970s, the entertainment world made a real cottage industry out of using the Devil and possession as antagonists in outlets outside of comics. Christians didn't seem to have a problem rushing to the theatres to see the valiant priest defeat the Devil possessing innocents. Marvel editorial censoring the plans for Jesus in GR is what really ruined the book for me. I really liked those stories featuring Jesus and Satan. Then, Marvel editorial stepped in, and the book went way downhill. It didn't recover, for mine, until DeMatteis took over.
  6. Comics Shipping the Week of February 12th 2018

    It looks like the Ennis GR book was under the Marvel Knights banner. Marvel Knights could be funny, in that some books under that imprint were definitely set in the 616 Marvel Universe, but later on, Marvel started to publish some books that were not considered canon under the Marvel Knights imprint as well. So, I'm not sure if Ennis' GR counted as canon or not. It was pretty bad though. The original intent when Gary Friedrich created GR was that Blaze sold his soul to Satan. However, Marvel editorial started to get antsy about the idea of the actual Christian Satan being used in Marvel Comics, and it was later ret-conned that it was Mephisto in disguise whom Blaze made a deal. Son of Satan wasn't prominently being used at Marvel at that time, but Marvel's editorial stance of not actually using Satan in their comics would continue, as his father was eventually ret-conned to be Marduk disguised as Satan.....Thus making Daimon the Son of Marduk, I guess....which somehow doesn't have the same ring. Why Marvel editorial got all these jitters about using the actual Christian-version of Satan is beyond me. "Oh, Christians will be offended! We'd better just use demons in those roles, because Christians are ok with anything Satanic, so long as it doesn't use the actual Satan." Sure.
  7. Comics Shipping the Week of February 12th 2018

    Well, the 1990s Ghost Rider series sold a lot better than the original Ghost Rider series. Even though they both lasted roughly an equivalent number of issues, the original GR series was always on the verge of cancelation, while the first half of the '90s GR series was one of the best-selling comics of the time. Plus, after Mackie left the book, the Ketch series did flesh out the concept just hinted at in the first book that there has always been a Ghost Rider throughout history. That's a fun concept to play with (as shown by Aaron). So, there's that aspect of the '90s series. Mackie's book also established a villain's gallery for Ketch, whereas the original book didn't have much in the way of recurring antagonists, other than the Devil I guess. So, the original mythology only really has Blaze, Roxanne Simpson, and I guess Mephisto to play with; while the second series has a lot more recurring characters with which to play. I always liked Johnny Blaze a lot more than Danny Ketch. The fact that Mackie was writing a majority of the second series probably plays a major role (even if it was the best thing Mackie ever managed by a mile). Although, I've said quite often that outside of the trippy early issues (featuring Satan and Jesus, before Marvel editorial got involved) and the DeMatteis run at the end of the series, that the first series was pretty disappointing too. The first book never really figured out what it wanted to be....was it a horror comic, was it a superhero comic? It sort of veered back and forth, never finding a true voice until the Stern/DeMatteis era.
  8. Comics Shipping the Week of February 12th 2018

    Yes, it is long out-of-print. Dog-Nah, that 2099:World of Tomorrow series wasn't worth your time. It ties in with what John is reading though, as it's about the Phalanx invading the 2099 universe. You could rest by simply knowing what happens in the final story-arcs of the on-going 2099 titles that were still left. I thought that worked well as an appropriate end-point for the 2099 Universe. However, the finale of the 2099 Universe (Manifest Destiny), which was written by Len Kaminski, was very worth your time, if you ever find it. I had to pay some big bucks to get a copy of that one.
  9. DC Comics

    Dark Knights Rising: The Wild Hunt was without a doubt the best installment of the Dark Nights: Metal event. It's just written totally differently, with Morrison's in-put. For fans of Morrison, the story references Multiversity and 52 (the weekly series on which Morrison was one of the writers). Plus, better yet, it allowed Morrison to write Detective Chimp. I'm not sure how well this would read to someone who had no idea of the events leading up to this point with Dark Nights: Metal....at the very least, I'm sure the reader would be confused about the identity of the villains, most likely. It's also nowhere near a self-contained story, as it continues directly in to the finale. I had read prior installments of this event, so I could follow the story. Still, I had fun reading this story, and it might almost have redeemed the middling prior attempt at writing hypertext cosmic madness on Snyder's part, which reads very poorly next to Morrison.
  10. Comics Shipping the Week of February 12th 2018

    For all those Grant Morrison completests (like me), it seems that Morrison is writing part of the Dark Nights Rising: The Wild Hunt one-shot after all. Morrison's name is listed on the front cover, along with Snyder.
  11. Comics Shipping the Week of February 12th 2018

    Yeah, Kaminski's series was heavily influenced by William Gibson. Oh yeah, I forgot that Ashely Wood took over on art towards the end of the run. I remember now that I had some trouble finding the latter issues of GR 2099, and had to order them online. It does look like a large portion of GR 2099 is more expensive than the earlier 2099 launches (outside of Doom). GR 2099 and Hulk 2099 were part of a second launch from the imprint. The Hulk 2099 book didn't last very long though, and those are also going really cheap. It was pretty good too though, just not as good as the other 2099 titles. Then, there was the third launch, which had some really questionable books, and the quality of the line nose-dived. This was after Joey Cavaleri got fired, and most of the top 2099 writers left in protest (Ellis, Mills, Moore). I think Terry Kavanagh started writing some 2099 books after Cavaleri was gone, and no one should ever read a Kavanagh written comic.
  12. Comics Shipping the Week of February 12th 2018

    The X-Men 2099 book was actually one of the weakest links in the 2099 Universe. It was a pretty good series, for all that, yeah, but some of the other books were just so much beyond what X-Men 2099 was doing. So, yeah, you definitely need to check out some of the other 2099 books, if you can find them. Yeah, you can really only find Spider Man 2099 in Trades (which are definitely worth your time), but I found most of the other 2099 titles in one dollar boxes. Doom 2099 is the exception, as I had to pay some actual money for Ellis' Doom, as that series seems to have caught on with a cult following. Nothing crazy....the most expensive issues were around $5. Outside of Doom though, there is Pat Mills on Punisher 2099 and Ravage 2099. The Kaminski/Bachalo Ghost Rider 2099 is also highly recommended. Some of the 2099 Unlimited issues were really good too.
  13. Comics Shipping the Week of February 12th 2018

    I guess it probably would be. Yeah, almost the entirety of the 2099 line was really good. It's definitely worth reading, and stands the test of time too. As I said, "one of the few bright spots". I'm sure there were a few other books I'm forgetting that I also enjoyed in the early-1990s at Marvel, but Generation X was one of those few.
  14. Comics Shipping the Week of February 12th 2018

    I always hated that cross-over. At least it leads to a major positive, which is the launch of the Generation X comic, by Lobdell and Bachalo. That was truly one of the few rays of light from early-1990s Marvel Comics.
  15. Marvel's One World Order

    You know that mega-event known as Secret Wars that Marvel has been promoting for months now? How it was the biggest event in Marvel's history? Well, it's two months away from being over. So, it's time for Marvel to go in to hype mode about the All-New, All-Different Marvel Universe that comes after Secret Wars! Are you burnt out yet? I wonder why.... Starting in September, Marvel has announced the first batch of new releases for the new Marvel Universe post-Secret Wars. Iron Man by Brian Bendis.... All New, All Different Avengers by Mark Waid A-Force by G. Willow Wilson Uncanny Avengers by Gerry Duggan New Avengers by Al Ewing-I'll be checking this out. Dr. Strange by Jason Aaron-This is the big hit for the new launches! This should be amazing! Captain Marvel returns, but with a new creative team.... Captain America is still Sam Wilson, now written by Nick Spencer Totally Awesome Hulk....Seriously, that's the title...by Greg Pak Aaron's Thor is back. Scarlet Witch by James Robinson-Might be worth buying, or it might be awful. Illuminati...No. Vision Contest of Champions by Al Ewing-Not sure if this is an ongoing or what Slott is still writing Amazing Spider Man...Yawn! Carnage by Gerry Conway....Seriously. Spider Man-This is the Ultimate version of Spider Man. So, two Spider-Men in the Marvel Universe now. Spider Man 2099 is still around. Whoops! Three Spider-Men, I stand corrected. Oh, OK. Here's why. Web Warriors...a team made up of all the different Spider characters. Yawn. Charles Soule is the new writer on Daredevil. It doesn't look good. Back to dark 'n' gritty DD, it appears. Drax by C.M. Punk...I'm not making this up! Honest! Nova Venom:Spaceknight....Again. Seriously. I'm not lying! Howling Commandos....OK, this looks like fun. I'll check this out. SHIELD Uncanny Inhumans-Already announced. Karnak by Warren Ellis....Weird! This will definitely be worth a look. But...weird. Squadron Supreme by James Robinson-Definitely worth a look. X-Traordinary X-Men by Jeff Lemire-I'll have to buy this, because it's Lemire. But, I don't want to just based on the name alone. Old Man Logan, also by Lemire. Ugh. I don't think I can even do this for Lemire. Also, All-New Wolverine, which is X-23 as Wolverine. Ugh! There was also supposed to be a Red Wolf series, but I don't see it announced yet. I hope it has a good writer.. Basically, sounds like the same old shite, with a few good books thrown in.
  16. DC Comics

    It seems as if it will be very hard to top Mr. Miracle, Exit Stage Left, and Koschei for the best comics of 2018.
  17. The Hellblazer #18 (2017)

    No. The comic is still awful, and Philips was just doing the alternate cover. The interior artwork still looks like a Saturday morning cartoon show. Remember the old adage, that Adrian chooses to negate, "Never judge a book by its cover". The alternate cover may look pretty, but everything else is still pure garbage.
  18. Comics Shipping February 7, 2018

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  19. Comics Shipping February 7, 2018

    Hey, what ever happened to Grant Morrison working on Dark Nights: Metal? I remember someone posted an article that Morrison was going to co-write the first couple of issues of the new Sideways book, but Morrison's name hasn't popped up in relation to that book since I saw that announcement. I certainly do not want to read a book that is being co-written by Dan Didio, without Morrison's involvement. Then, Morrison said he was going to be writing some of the Wild Hunt one-shot, along with Snyder, but now the Wild Hunt comic is coming out next week, and there's no mention of Morrison being involved. Was Morrison really high and just mistakenly thought he was going to be working on this project? Did Scott Snyder actually contact Morrison about going on a "hunting trip" with him some weekend, and Morrison (in a drugged up state) thought that Snyder was asking him to write this Wild Hunt comic? Odd.
  20. Comics Shipping February 7, 2018

    He's shirking his duty, and there's big money to be made by controlling the shipping list. I expect to send some proxy forces to route Lou from being able to keep up his duties as the Master of the Shipping Lists, which will lead to a situation where a coup is possible.
  21. The Taggart-less Taggart approach

    True. In the days before Image this was true, now most creators would just deal with Image instead. However, there was a time when Vertigo kept their back-catalog of comics in-print. Now, they let the works go out-of-print (unless it's something like Sandman or Fables, which is guaranteed to sell and they continually release over and over in new editions), so the creators just take their work to another publisher. Plus, it doesn't address cases like Outlaw Nation, where Vertigo canceled the book due to low sales, never bothered to release on TPB collection of the title, so it was immediately out-of-print, and then Delano shopped the series to another publisher who would collect the series and allow him to add additional material. So, Vertigo proclaimed that Outlaw Nation was a failure and they couldn't make money off of it, yet another publisher decided to take a chance to keep it in-print.
  22. The Taggart-less Taggart approach

    I thought this was an apt posting. J.M. DeMatteis on the 25th anniversary of Vertigo Comics. So, it was DeMatteis who "discovered" Karen Berger, eh? Yes, DeMatteis wishes Vertigo a happy anniversary, when their only current title (I do believe) is the first Si Spurrier comic published by Vertigo (Motherland). I guess it could be worse....at least Spurrier is a top-notch writer. Now, Mercy. There was a comic book worthy of Vertigo Comics. Also interesting how DeMatteis notes that Mercy is now back in-print, published by Dover (not Vertigo). http://www.jmdematteis.com/2018/02/happy-anniversary-vertigo.html
  23. Marvel's One World Order

    Umm....I guess? Why would they want to now, when all the material is available through colour reprints put together by Dark Horse? The Essential line has been dead for years now, so I doubt Marvel will bother bringing that one back to print. They will have the rights to all of the prior Conan comic material.....all of the books they originally published, plus the Dark Horse series too (just like with Star Wars).
  24. The Taggart-less Taggart approach

    Based on how well IDW and Dark Horse have done attempting to ape the Vertigo model (Bond and Berger), alongside of the success of Image allowing creators to do whatever they want (including doing no actual work for years at a time on a book!), I'd say that Vertigo's revitalization is probably going to end up being a huge disappointment to anyone who is looking back fondly on the glory days of the publisher.
  25. The Taggart-less Taggart approach

    Yeah, I can see Vertigo going with that as their big flagship book. Brian Bendis writes for Vertigo for the first time ever! The biggest creator in comics Brian Bendis takes over writing Hellblazer! The big Hellblazer relaunched helmed by mega-superstar writer Brian Bendis! You know DC is taking John Constantine seriously now, because they put their hottest writer on the title. Then, to show the revitalized nature of Vertigo, they'll publish three (count them, three!) Sandman spin-off books! Vertigo is back to the levels it only saw at its highest point with Brian Bendis deigning to work on a Vertigo monthly book, and lots of Sandman related books.
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