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  1. Missed that one. How embarrassing...
  2. Nothing there. Have Boom! pulled the plug on that Azzarello Faust thing?
  3. Just Green Lantern out of that lot.
  4. If that's the Dredd collection I think it is, it's a good one: the Apocalypse War is in that one...
  5. Nothing there, though the Jonah Hex collection looks like it might be better than the Showcase Presents versions if they ever manage to get some stock of it out to the distributors.
  6. Don't really fancy any of that stuff, but I'm definitely with Wozza that being invited to write an origin story for an evil carnosaur Batman would be a very hard opportunity to turn down...
  7. Got an email from the advance order service I use this afternoon (bloody FPI, but the nearest comic shop's in Belfast) saying that they'll actually fill my March order now, but I need to get the next order form to them immediately the package arrives. No apology for keeping me waiting or owt. (Circumstances beyond their control, I know, but an apology would still be nice, wouldn't it?) Tossers.
  8. I suppose the penny has finally dropped at DC that Si Spencer and Si Spurrier aren't the same Spi...
  9. Do you really want a bag full of EL James and Dan Brown, though?
  10. It definitely reads very well indeed, and is every bit as good as Lou, Jason and Christian have been insisting. Cutting it up into six issue chunks for the collections leaves a lot of loose ends hanging at the end of most of them, though. (One thing I'm really liking about it is that Ewing is obviously writing it as an extended storyline with a long term plan. That gives it a bit of an edge on the Peter David run which is great, but which looked a lot less structured as it was mostly David thinking of a neat riff on the character, carrying that as far as he could, then moving onto his next idea.)
  11. Went through the fifth collection of the Al Ewing Hulk yesterday, and I'm starting to suspect that the nods to Moore's Swamp Thing are getting more overt as it progresses.
  12. There's a Marvel Zombies series by the boy Spurrier from a few years back (during all that Battleworld nonsense) with the Ellis version of Elsa. Sadly though, it ends with character growth and the like, which looks a bit odd given that he's lifted the stuff about her father wholesale from Nextwave.
  13. I'm pretty sure that was the series that set up Elsa Bloodstone as a posh British psychopath rather than the Buffy rip off she started as in the Dan Abnett mini-series that introduced her, and that characterisation has stuck and then some, hasn't it?
  14. Wasn't that a filovirus? You need to wait for the big ebola outbreak before the prices on that one get silly, probably.
  15. is it worth mentioning the Constantine parody who turned up in Bec and Kawl in 2000AD? (Can't find any gifs online, sadly.) Spurrier's possibly been waiting a long while to take his shot at writing John boy...
  16. The surviving creator of Asterix has died. 92 is a good run, but it's still a shame.
  17. I was forgetting that one: quite possibly John Carpenter and Kurt Russell would like to do so as well. Gotta: believe it or not the Collins run was quite successful and even got talked up by the critics the first time around. Despite a trial run for accent-exaggerating spell John boy is cursed with in that JLA adventures episode (something Collins had past form for in her tiresome vampire novels) and some breathtakingly daft plotting, her run was actually seen as a return to form, as it came straight after the godawful Doug Wheeler's shoddy attempts to wrap up the lose ends of the storyline Rick Veitch had ragequit over having it censored. The fact that Collins got some very nice art indeed was a step up as well. It definitely sold a lot better than the Morrison and Millar run that followed it.
  18. New York looks like California at the moment? Nothing much appeals there, but I just have to WTF? this.
  19. Lou makes a good point: as gathering places for those with non traditional tastes in entertainment (whatever the condescending twats behind Big Bang Theory think) comic shops may well be hit hard by this "social isolation" (remember when social exclusion was supposed to be a bad thing?) stuff.
  20. Most do, but I've always got the impression that a lot of the staff who think IT is voodoo don't realise that.
  21. Good thinking: you should see how lively a few of the forums that have been glutted by people who've been told to telecommute instead of clocking in until further notice are going now that these folks have realised that IT can't monitor what they're doing with their PC while they're at home. I've had that Thomas Dolby song running through my head looking at a few of them, put it that way...
  22. There's a lot more to that comparison than the goat licking accusations aimed at Miller, though. It's a comic about a rogue black ops team fighting a government backed corporate conspiracy who are testing WMDs on the population and are headed by an evil genius who isn't seen until the final issue but is an obscure good guy from a cult comic who's turned nasty while he was out of print: done straight it'd have been exactly the same sort of shit Marvel was taking seriously at the time. In fact, if you just described the plot (rather than the jokes) people might be surprised it was written by Ellis rather than Bendis or Miller...
  23. I dunno if you can really separate out Nextwave from the gritty shittiness of the tweenies, though, as it was a blatant send up of that stuff.
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