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Everything posted by dogpoet

  1. Digby's definitely another point in that one's favour, no question. Just compare how Ennis writes him to the comic relief Yorkshire stereotype in a few of the other versions.
  2. Absolutely. I do sometimes wonder if Ennis might be better respected as a writer if he did more code approved stuff: the Dan Dare series was good for the same reasons as Hitman, after all. Concentrating on character stuff instead of nob jokes raises his game a lot, doesn't it? (The really nice bit of characterisation in that one, iirc is that Dare knows full well that he's a living legend and obviously isn't comfortable with that at all. It's a beautiful touch, and it makes perfect sense with how he writes the character.)
  3. Bit of that Hellblazer for me to, and the new GOG series by Al Ewing.
  4. Maybe Richard E Grant was busy?
  5. Nothing there appeals that much.
  6. If it wasn't January, I'd suspect this of being an April Fool's joke. Colin fucking Farrell as the Penguin?
  7. It's definitely nice that he's back to saving the exposition for caption boxes rather than constantly blathering out loud, yep.
  8. Nothing there for me. Happy new year, Lou.
  9. Of course, he's really William Gull, not Noel Fielding...
  10. Just gone through Barbara Slate's Yuppies From Hell trilogy. Bit less topical than the Delano, but probably a lot funnier.
  11. Look at it this way, John: Milligan insisted that the trenchcoat was magic even before he revealed that it was magic because it used to belong to Nick Necro. If that isn't a good enough reason to get him a donkey jacket or a leather or something, what is?
  12. Didn't Marvel tell Morrison to fuck off back to DC after they decided it was either Morrison or his former mini me around the turn of the millennium and felt that they'd rather work with Mark Millar instead? Has Morrison done anything at Marvel in the last twenty years?
  13. I'm not sure that's quite fair: no question that some of the War Stories comics are a lot weaker than others, but the best ones are about as good as he gets.
  14. Wouldn't he just? I think the fuss from the Winters brothers over the second Lansdale and Truman series (and the not unconnected matter of the third one bombing) convinced DC to stick to doing Jonah Hex as more conventional westerns in future, which is a pity, really.
  15. Why DC never offered him a Jonah Hex series I cant imagine. (Or Bat Lash, Scalphunter or somebody...)
  16. Thanks, Lou. I'll have to keep an eye out for that.
  17. When did that one come out? I remember seeing a listing for it, but it didn't arrive at the time.
  18. Dunno if anybody on here looks at any of the advance order listings, but apparently the latest Guardians of the Galaxy relaunch is going to be scripted by Al "Fuck off, Pak: this is the Totally Awesome Hulk" Ewing. Might be worth a look if it's as good as the other...
  19. Just Green Lantern and Inferior Five.
  20. Thanks. I do sometimes wonder whether Constantine has trouble keeping track of the names of all these exes of his as well. Small wonder so many of them end up dying nastily...
  21. Don't know if I've mentioned it in here before, but I reread Rob Rogers' Enemy of the People last night. He's an editorial cartoonist who got fired when the paper that published him went aggressively pro-Trump. It's a quick but depressing read (as collections of cartoons often are), though the most worrying thing about it is that the book was published by IDW, rather than one of the non comics publishers who are known for their coffee table books.
  22. I missed this, but wasn't the hooker with a smack habit in Rake At The Gates Of Hell a Scot?
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