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  1. I can't see how the plot required her to be a lesbian, though: it's only mentioned through Satanna taking the piss out of her about it.
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    Preacher

    He was more like an executioner. Since horse theft is an offense punishable by hanging in the state of Texas. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> I didn't know it carried the death penalty. That's interesting. I thought they executed people by electrocuting them rather than hanging them these days?
  3. Now, I don't really know, but I have a guess..... LM Rosa is a Portugese internet forums poster who is particularly acidic. I've encountered him on Barbelith and I believe he was once a member here? Am I close? <{POST_SNAPBACK}> No, I'm definitely not him, then. Perhaps I should head over to Barbelith and see if I can engage him in a vitriolage contest or something?
  4. I don't think Wong is, but now you mention it, that Witches series had Jennifer Kale as a lesbian. I'm not sure if she was in anything else though (mind you, I don't know if she's appeared in anything else since a few issues of Ghost Rider in the late '90s.)
  5. dogpoet

    Big books of comics

    I love that one. It beggars belief that it's taken DC so long to collect it.
  6. The only one I can think of offhand is Armitage's sidekick Treasure Steel.
  7. No I'm not. (At least I don't think I am.) Who is LM Rosa?
  8. dogpoet

    Preacher

    Alternative viewpoint - no, it isn't. What I've seen of Pullman's anti-Christianity rantings in interviews has bugged me, largely due to their repetitive nature and lack of serious insight (some of his criticisms of C.S. Lewis, for example, are absurdly wrong-headed), but I don't for a second think that he's "copping out" by not putting it in his - and again, let's emphasise this word - fictional writing. How exactly does that work? I can't see the connection, at all. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> The only reason anybody is bothering to talk to him in the first place is his fiction. If he can't be bothered to put some discussion of the matter in there (in a little more detail than His Dark Materials manages) then he doesn't have any business going on about it in interviews. I admit that this is a matter of opinion, but it still irritates me.
  9. Despite the fact that no bugger started buying it after he dumbed it down for Book 2...
  10. dogpoet

    Preacher

    Pullman is forever bitching about Religion, but seemingly can't be arsed to properly address the matter in any of his fiction. That is a cop out.
  11. Yowsah! Peter Milligan Steve Gerber Pat Mills Mike Carey Jamie Delano John Wagner Howard Chaykin Alan Moore Marv Wolfman (purely for Tomb Of Dracula) Jack Kirby Alan Grant Will Eisner Steven T Seagle Voltaire Garth Ennis Brian Michael Bendis Len Wein Savage Pencil Sergio Arragones Sam Keith Harvey Kurtzman Steve Bell Berke Breathed Colin B Morton and Chuck D'Eath Carl Critchlow <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Hey! He snuck Voltaire in there! Is that allowed? <{POST_SNAPBACK}> The goth cartoonist who does Deady and Oh My Goth, not the clever Frenchman...
  12. Possibly, but it could have been done in half or a third of the length. I have a horrible suspicion that the only reason it wasn't edited down any is because Karen Berger didn't dare cross Gaiman in case he took his ball home by then.
  13. Right. That's why they pulled Alias after half a dozen issues. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Coulda sworn i have read an issue or 2 in the 20s it had purple man in it. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Sarcasm. It did last twenty odd issues and it was a mature readers comic. It did have superheroes in it though, admittedly. Possibly the same goes for the current run of The Punisher as well.
  14. dogpoet

    Preacher

    Maybe it's just me, but I feel if you have the Archbishop of Canterbury talking you up (presumably because you're attacking an analogue of the Catholic church rather than the Anglicans) in a bid to show how liberal and ecumenical the church of England is, then you're talking the talk while making no effort to walk the walk. Ennis' adolescent rantings are at least having a go at the concepts underpinning organised Religion. I've read nothing of Pullman's that hasn't copped out of doing this.
  15. Right. That's why they pulled Alias after half a dozen issues.
  16. dogpoet

    Preacher

    Surely the angels not being involved pretty much points out that the church had nothing to do with the existance or worship of god and everything to do with power and political gain? Surely that's a more succinct commentary on organised religion than "Yah! Boo! Christian's suck because I can't get laid"? <{POST_SNAPBACK}> If he was claiming to be having a go at organised religion rather than the concepts underpinning it, yes. As he has never claimed anything of the sort, then no. And really, setting up a God who's entirely undeserving of respect is more of a hammer job on theodicy than fudging the issue in my view. That said, I feel the extent to which Pullman has allowed himself to be co-opted by anglicans in order to show how ecumenical they are is proof that he's talking out of his arse whenever he starts an atheist rant anyway. Even Iain Banks manages better than that.
  17. Really, we're talking about a drawing of two guys KISSING here, not assfucking. Do you get angry when you see hetero couples kissing in comics too? <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Really, given all the crap that's spouted about formative influences, I don't see why kids who grow up fancying the same sex aren't entitled to a few role models in the comics they read before hitting puberty. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Ok then let them grow up with role models like i said about colossus it shows that it all gays aren't like the stereotype which i think is a fine way what i was meaning was the way there presented in vertigo which you have to admit is a bit smutty for kids. <{POST_SNAPBACK}> I don't think anybody's ever suggested that the vertigo stuff is aimed at kids though: this is why there's all that cheesecake lesbianism.
  18. Really, we're talking about a drawing of two guys KISSING here, not assfucking. Do you get angry when you see hetero couples kissing in comics too? <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Really, given all the crap that's spouted about formative influences, I don't see why kids who grow up fancying the same sex aren't entitled to a few role models in the comics they read before hitting puberty.
  19. thats cuz lezzers is hawt yo ;) <{POST_SNAPBACK}> I believe that was Vaughan's pitch for Y: The Last Man... Mick, yeah, I was forgetting that was often used as an insult.
  20. Red has a fair point, though: the adult comics tend to show these sorts hard at it. (The lesbians more than the queers, it must be admitted.)
  21. dogpoet

    Preacher

    All I've seen of it in his fiction was in the trilogy there was the huge fuss over, and that was a massive cop out, iirc: none of the angels were actually involved in any way with the horrible stuff the Catholic church was doing, and God was exonerated by the end. Small wonder the Archbishop of Canterbury liked it. Lou, that's one way of looking at it, but I don't think he was arguing that Starr's a good guy and the fact that there's a human being underneath had a bit of an impact.
  22. dogpoet

    Preacher

    It does come across that way. On the other hand unlike Phillip Pullman he's at least willing to write about it in his fiction, rather than saving it for interviews to keep the Archbishop of Canterbury happy.
  23. And a monkey... <{POST_SNAPBACK}> ...but no spanking, so far... <{POST_SNAPBACK}> Give it time: Vaughan's building up to that one...
  24. Yowsah! Peter Milligan Steve Gerber Pat Mills Mike Carey Jamie Delano John Wagner Howard Chaykin Alan Moore Marv Wolfman (purely for Tomb Of Dracula) Jack Kirby Alan Grant Will Eisner Steven T Seagle Voltaire Garth Ennis Brian Michael Bendis Len Wein Savage Pencil Sergio Arragones Sam Keith Harvey Kurtzman Steve Bell Berke Breathed Colin B Morton and Chuck D'Eath Carl Critchlow
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