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  1. Other comics we read recently

    Oh, come off it, Christian. Multiversity was a very tightly structured narrative, it just wasn't structured around a linear plot.
  2. Other comics we read recently

    I thought he'd stopped doing that twenty odd years ago and his stuff has been a lot more structured and plotted out since the late '90s?
  3. Marvel's One World Order

    In fact he is, but he tries to keep quiet about that. His family insisted that he change his name when he went into writing comics rather than a respectable field like stand up comedy. The name on his birth certificate is "Cannock Chase".
  4. Marvel's One World Order

    I really like the tail end of the original series as well, but I think the Danny Ketch series is a lot better than it gets credit for, particularly (as Christian says) when it was obviously doomed to cancellation and the writer (Ivan Velez?) just went as gleefully batshit as he could towards the end.
  5. Marvel's One World Order

    I thought you'd read the JLA stuff he cowrote with Giffen as well? If you're taking the line that only creator owned comics are significant, that's all of Hellblazer, Swamp Thing and Sandman out the window, for a start...
  6. Marvel's One World Order

    Which can make up for all sorts of failings in some of his other work, no question.
  7. Marvel's One World Order

    It was published separately for an arm and half a leg in hardcover, iirc.
  8. Marvel's One World Order

    What about Even More Moonshadow? Was that Vertigo or dd he do that one through Image or somebody?
  9. Other comics we read recently

    It wasn't fucking Milligan that traumatised...
  10. Marvel's One World Order

    I think there was a miniseries, or possibly a one shot, called Mercy and a sequel to Moonshadow done as a big expensive hardback as well.
  11. Marvel's One World Order

    Blood isn't all that good, to be honest. I'm heartened to find that Christian agrees with me on that one, as he likes DeMatteis' approach a lot more than I do. (Though it is very funny on the level that you've got a very wordy comic indeed only being worth reading for the magnificent job Kent Williams did on polishing the turd of a script...)
  12. Marvel's One World Order

    Was Metropol epic? I thought that one was years later.
  13. Marvel's One World Order

    It's actually weird how Sienkiwicz gets overlooked as an exponent of the whole "look how adult and pretentious comics are getting these days" thing of the late '80s. If it wasn't for brits raising the bar remarkably high, Stray Toasters and Elektra would be the two best Epic comics by a mile, rather than Marshall Law and The Last American...
  14. Marvel's One World Order

    The squareheaded Cannonball beats anything the next name artist on New mutants ever did, and has done to date. Has Dave McKean ever cited Sienkewicz as an influence?
  15. Marvel's One World Order

    The really wonderful thing about Sienkiwicz's art in the original Moon Knight is that you can see him experimenting with his style as the series progresses. It might not be as blatant as his experimentation in New Mutants at the same sort of time, but he still moves from a very smooth Neal Adams imitation to something a lot more unusual and distinctive in both.
  16. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Thank you. That's an awesome article.
  17. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    I'm not sure it's fair to dismiss that objection as mere snobbery on your part. Ellis is doing a series called The Wildstorm, rebooting the old Wildstorm characters from the '90s one of whose main selling points (if I'm not misremembering and doing early Image titles a disservice) was that they had a coherent and workable internal continuity that didn't go back to the second world war and was nothing like the Marvel and DC universes that did, and wasn't full of characters who blatantly ripped that stuff off (apart from Rob Leifeld's "I told the careers advisor at school that I wanted to be Jack Kirby when I grew up and he told me not to be so fucking stupid when he finally stopped laughing" arse dribble, but the Extreme stuff very blatantly wasn't the Wildstorm stuff: some of the Wildstorm stuff was rather good, and even the real dreck like Hazzard wasn't half as shite as Leifeld's output).
  18. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Didn't he do that himself for Planetary? (BTW: the new set up has any white text that's so hidden to avoid spoilers partially obscured by a "quote this?" popup tag thing when you highlight it to read it.)
  19. Just Got into Hellblazer...

    To be fair, that sort of thing is why we have a superego standing over our id with a blunt implement in its hand and a stern look in its eyes... (I think rather than a buried desire of Constantine's that was supposed to be his ousted shittiest bits exploiting Gemma's fantasies in pursuit of forced sex, though. At least, I hope it was.)
  20. Comics Shipping the Week of Oct 10th

    Who wouldn't be? I'll probably wait for cheap copies to start turning up on ebay for that one, myself...
  21. Marvel's One World Order

    It's got to be better than DeMatteis, I suppose.
  22. Marvel's One World Order

    You missed nothing. Mind you, I am opposed to anybody who isn't Doug Moench writing Moon Knight in any case...
  23. Marvel's One World Order

    Has Chuck Dixon written any X Men? He spent the whole of his run on the Punisher bragging about his credentials as a gun bunny and how that proved he was the best qualified writer in comics to be writing that character, iirc.
  24. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Maybe that's the terrible threatening technology that IO are trying to bump off Marlowe to prevent him from releasing?
  25. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    I really liked that about Fire From Heaven, if I'm honest: all of this random seeming revising of backstory coming out of nowhere in the middle of what would otherwise have been a very dull Marvel style cross marketing crossover actually made it worth reading. (And yes, I think you're right that Ellis sees giving Jenny Sparks a slight makeover as the most radical revision in the comic, particularly as he's writing exactly the same Henry Bendix as he did in Stormwatch. Perceptive reading that, I'd have said.)
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