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JasonT last won the day on November 18 2019

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    The work of Carl Barks, Jack Vance, Irvine Welsh, Ian McEwan, Sebastian Faulks. Tintin, Pop Culture & Two Minute Noodles, Delano's Hellblazer, Lazarus. The Goodies, The Mighty Boosh, The Bill, Spaced, Archer, Community. Trance, the Beatles, Crowded House, Oasis, Prince, Jamie T, Missy Higgins, Rodriguez, Rammstein. Chocolate, coffee.

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  1. There's a new Mark Russell / Steve Pugh comic due in March: http://wmqcomics.com/previews/solicits/journey-to-billionaire-island-in-ahoy-comics-march-solicits/ SOLD
  2. John Constantine Hellblazer #2 (ahem)
  3. F*cking loved that. Spurrier nailed it. While it feels authentic, he has his own voice, just as Paul Jenkins and Garth Ennis wrote right-feeling Hellblazer in their own voices. He even sold me on the haunted phone. At first I thought the model Aaron Campbell is using for Constantine was off — I'm a Sting purist, sorry — but after only 2 issues this distinctive iteration of Constantine has really grown on me. The expressive face, the humour, the way he operates. That art though. It's reminiscent of 1980s Richard Piers Rayner, but not stilted. If this is a new era of Hellblazer, I'm excited for it.
  4. Those of us still using this forum should wear the "I survived, John Constantine" T-shirt.
  5. Surprised to find that was pretty much exactly what I wanted from Hellblazer. Creepy horror story, bit of social comment, fantastic art, John's character felt right, I liked Nat instantly. The whole thing felt like authentic Hellblazer for the first time in *mumbles* years. They need to let go of the trenchcoat. Other than that, more of the same please. Did I mention how good the art was?
  6. As others have said, the magic sh*tstorm at the start wasn't promising. What John did with the pig's head was very Constantine (and a bit Cameron), but it wasn't helped by some stilted dialogue, juvenile lettering and sketchy art. But everything from the moment John woke up in Ravenscar worked for me. (Well, everything other than Ravenscar still being a treatment centre.) The hospital scene felt like quintessential Hellblazer, maybe assisted by the echoes of 'Dangerous Habits', and the way Spurrier dealt with Chas was shocking and ballsy. And necessary. I went straight on to the new JC: Hellblazer. Is it worth going back and reading the Books of Magic tie-in issue?
  7. JasonT

    Best comics of 2019

    Based on issues 1 and 2, it's joining my list.
  8. Just read Punisher: Soviet issue 1. It was pretty good. Garth has total command of this type of story. Great detailed art by Jacen Burrows.
  9. JasonT

    Best comics of 2019

    I couldn't manage 5 either. I miss the days when lots of new comics were being discussed and recommended here.
  10. What were the best comics published in 2019? If it appeared in 2019 or it was cover-dated 2019, that's close enough. And "best" can mean "best of the small cross section I read" or "my favourite". Here's my list of approximately 5: Immortal Hulk The Lone Ranger 2000AD
  11. Only if you think comics are good. I guess nothing's that good. Maybe it's just the expectation gap between mainstream 2019 superhero comic and the masterclass Al Ewing is giving, backed up by meticulous horror artwork that reminds me of Bissette and Wrightson on Swamp Thing. Ewing has also proudly built the story on the foundations of Hulk history, but it doesn't feel like continuity mining — it feels like what's on the page is just the tip of an iceberg, with a bigger story underneath. Come to think of it, if you look at it as an homage to Hulk in the form of a horror comic, it's amazing.
  12. Yeah. Remember how the "best comics of the year" threads used to ask if there was anything published of the calibre of Sandman or Dark Knight Returns or whatever, and there was usually nothin'? Well then: Immortal Hulk.
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