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    Comics Shipping the Week of November 12th 2018

    Mister Miracle. I quite fancy a few of the reprint collections in the Rebellion listing as well, but not this week...
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    Starman

    Mitch whatsisface was one of the bigger players in that, true enough.
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    Starman

    She's a really good character, no question. It may well just be something that was in the air at the time (though I think Resurrection Man had already been running for a while when Chase started?), but there seem to be some deliberate nods to Robinson and Grawbadger there. In all honesty, I prefer to think that there are references and they're deliberate, as nobody ever seems to cite Starman as an influence on anything.
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    Starman

    If I can bump this thread? I've just read a collection of JH Williams' Chase series, which reads a lot like somebody trying to do a Starman-y series without anybody called Knight in it. The family background stuff stuff is foregrounded (though the eponymous protagonist's issues with her father's career as a superhero are much nastier than Jack's) and there's a couple of flashback stories that might as well just be called Times Past issues. There's also a lot of stuff playing on revisionist history, and even a few text laden splash pages that look to be modelled on Grawbadger's layout style. Am I the only one detecting a certain influence from Starman on that comic?
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    A Hellblazer miscellany

    Or Map drives over the opponent with a tube train? One hit kill, I'm thinking...
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    A Hellblazer miscellany

    You could make it a random thing that it pulls out somebody without you knowing who he's conned into it this game. If you're lucky you get Swampy or Etrigan, but you run the risk of winding up with somebody like Mentallo or Baron Winter who's probably even worse in a fight than John boy...
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    A Hellblazer miscellany

    His special move could be convincing somebody else to beat up his opponent for him?
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    A Hellblazer miscellany

    He's changed his style a bit since the '90s, hasn't he?
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    Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Something else that's identical to Ellis' run on Stormwatch/The Authority, then? What a surprise. 😉
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    Comics Shipping the Week of November 5th 2018

    Green Lantern and The Dreaming. Nothing else there takes my fancy.
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    Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Me to, but I hope that isn't all we see of them in this series. That said, as far as two page walk ons go, they could have done a lot worse...
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    Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Ixnay, what you were saying about the Midnighter and Apollo being spoken for in other DC stuff? I wonder if them giving Backlashserial killer Slayton the bum rush while staying offscreen is the only appearance they'll be making in this? It could be a token box ticking and a demonstration that they are out there in some form, even if they don't end up in the authoritative looking team Jenny Sparks is putting together over the last half dozen issues or so...
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    Comics Shipping the Week of October 29th 2018

    That looks fun. You can tell Russell's a big deal now, can't you? The fact that Hunt Emerson is in there is being completely ignored to push Russell and Snejberg's story... 😉
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    Comics Shipping the Week of October 29th 2018

    You'd probably enjoy Slaine a lot if you liked Nemesis.
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    Vertigo - where's the ledge? Has anyone seen the ledge?

    Don't talk rot: he's obviously supposed to be "blubbering" Brett Kavanaugh.
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    Vertigo - where's the ledge? Has anyone seen the ledge?

    Are you through the tail end of the original series yet?
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    Vertigo - where's the ledge? Has anyone seen the ledge?

    Sorry, Dave, I should have used the spoiler things.
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    Comics Shipping the Week of October 29th 2018

    The Wildstorm. Might have a look at Hex Wives as well, because I feel that comics where the whole premise follows on from a pun in the title should be encouraged.
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    Image Comics

    It's possibly intended more as a sort of jazz era take on Supernatural than a serious history of the Harlem renaissance in the first place? It's even possible that the Harlem mis en scene is a deliberate counter to how conspicuously whitebread Lovecraft and his circle were during the pulp era. Even if that's as far as the Harlem renaissance stuff in this comic goes, it's still something that was conspicuously missing from the contemporary pulps.
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    Vertigo - where's the ledge? Has anyone seen the ledge?

    I'm a bit underwhelmed by the second issue of Spurrier's Dreaming. Setting up Merv Pumpkinhead as the sort of self obessed inverted snob who can be conned into supporting alt right pondlife works, but everything else in this feels like a retread of stuff from the original series, only not as good. There's even a hint that Dora's genderfluid rather than biologically female, though hopefully she won't turn out to be Echo in a cunning disguise...
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    The webcomics thread

    Another worksafe Oglaf:
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    Dumping scene - Hellblazer

    Is there a scene of him trying to put whatsername in Haunted out of harm's way before she gets involved with Josh Wright?
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    Vertigo - where's the ledge? Has anyone seen the ledge?

    My bad. I thought it was down as a mainstream DC comic.
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    Vertigo - where's the ledge? Has anyone seen the ledge?

    Anybody know why this Goddess Mode series that's been announced isn't going through Vertigo?
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    Comics Shipping the Week of October 22nd 2018

    This looks a bit of an off week, if I'm honest: nothing there takes my fancy.
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