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Everything posted by dogpoet

  1. Comics Shipping the Week of Dec 11th

    I don't think the protagonist and his sister were ever really a couple in that one, though obviously I've not read the third issue.
  2. Comics Shipping the Week of Dec 11th

    If Cordelia's his sister, she's probably getting fat because one of the lads she's killed while shagging them got her pregnant.
  3. Comics Shipping the Week of Dec 11th

    I thought you'd given up on Kid Lobotomy?
  4. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    Bendix is a shouty angry slaphead: of course Ellis enjoys writing him.
  5. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    The weird thing is the way the characters he conspicuously hasn't changed (that he's writing Henry Bendix as exactly the same unspeakable authoritarian shitweasel he was in Ellis' second Stormwatch series, for instance, is very conspicuous) stand out a lot more than the ones he has revamped. I'm starting to wonder if that's deliberate.
  6. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    I was thinking more of the background stuff than the characters who actually appear on the page, to be honest: all the stuff with King and Craven blathering about Lynch and the like. Mind you, that could be setting stuff up that's going to appear in the story later rather than just winking at a certain chunk of the readership.
  7. Fuckbiscuitshitangels (Warren Ellis)

    I do wonder how somebody who hasn't read any of the wildstorm stuff is going to respond to all of the namedropping and asides, if I'm honest. Are they going to be intrusive if you don't get the references?
  8. Other comics we read recently

    Well yeah, but at that point Morrison was obviously rather fed up of the whole dark'n'gritty thang, so that might have been imposed on 1234 by editorial in order to Max it up a bit, rather than being something he actually wanted to do with the FF, and it's not inconceivable that this is the reason that one wasn't up to the standard of his X men run and Marvel Boy.
  9. Other comics we read recently

    I was always puzzled that they insisted Morrison wrote a slightly tiresome "adult" Max FF series, rather than just letting him take over the main title for a story or two. Who was doing it back then, Claremont and Larocca? That was hardly a stand out run...
  10. Other comics we read recently

    I have a Fantastic Four: Visionaries of the first half of Simonson's run, but I have no idea whether they collected the rest of it or not. You'd think that would be perfect for one of those Epic collections they've phased out the Essentials for, as well.
  11. Other comics we read recently

    Anything with a galactic civilisation that seems to function (however slightly) is space opera. That's a given.
  12. Other comics we read recently

    Maybe Ixnay's thinking of his SF work for 2000AD, which wasn't (unless I've forgotten something) as good as Carver Hale? As for classifications, I'd call Barbarella old fashioned space opera, myself.
  13. Other comics we read recently

    To be fair, the Jean Claude Forrest (?) Barbarella comics from the '60s do have a bit of subversive satirical stuff mixed in with the softcore. I don't think they'd even let you write kids' comics or smut back then in France unless you shoehorned in a political gag or two, so Carey's probably being careful to balance both as part of the story. (She probably won't be threatening to melt somebody's face if they don't uncrucify an angel if Carey's doing the comics not the film, though...) Just gone through this year's JLA annual, which I bought mainly to see how Kelly Jones would draw Lobo. The script is not as good as the artwork, sadly.
  14. Other comics we read recently

    There was an offer of mutual muff diving in Lucifer when Mazikeen picked up a hooker with a slightly messed up face in order to sort out her resented prettiness, was there not? (There might have been implied same sex sexiness happening in hindsight in Faker as well, but everybody had so much backstory in that, apart from the fake gooey guy, that I can't recall offhand.)
  15. Comics Shipping the Week of Nov 20th

    The Scream Misty Scream comic's quite fun, actually, but I find it a bit off that it's basically an excuse for a second outing for some crap character from a 2000AD special padded out with better stuff. I'll forgive a lot worse than that for a 13th Floor story, though...
  16. Other comics we read recently

    Just gone through an oddity: a Trina Robbins adaptation of Tanith Lee's The Silver Metal Lover as a comic. Robin's gloriously and elegantly clean linework is exquisite, but I'm not sure it entirely works as a comic. Beautiful to look at, though.
  17. Swamp Thing

    Which was in the film as well: the spat between FA Schist and the local Indian tribe is what starts all the trouble there. (The nexus gets mentioned in passing, but that's about it for that one.)
  18. Best comics of 2017

    Meh. You'll be bigging up one of IDW's hasbro sharecrops next...
  19. Swamp Thing

    My point was more that he's being treated as an elemental spirit that's arisen to deal with the wrongheaded than a mad scientist who's messed up in this one, but fair enough.
  20. Swamp Thing

    Didn't see that one. The film's still worth a look, though. Did they change M-T to make him look more like the (rather nice) redesign he had for the film?
  21. Swamp Thing

    The film is. Not at all Gerberish, but as a straightforwards horror story with a monster inflicting terrible punishments on those who deserve it (and several who don't) it's great fun. There's even characters called Gerber and Ploog in there. Is the Rodinoff comic the thing with the pasted up horror host introducing each episode and Liam Sharp artwork? That's nothing like the film, if so, so you shouldn't let it put you off any.
  22. Swamp Thing

    Is this the right place to ask why the 2006 Man-Thing movie is more like a Swamp Thing movie should be than any of the Swamp Thing movies?
  23. Best comics of 2017

    I wasn't keen enough on Calexit or There's Nothing There to say either of those, the last Empowered OGN and Chaykin's Newsboy legion thing were both pretty great by objective standards, but neither measures up to their creators' a list stuff, Kid Lobotomy is probably not a masterpiece, and I probably didn't read all that many comics that weren't reprints or collections this year anyway.
  24. Best comics of 2017

    Do unfinished series count? The Wildstorm and Mister Miracle both spring to mind.
  25. Hellblazer #16

    "You don't have to be an immortal Kryptonian to wade through this shite month after month, but it helps..."