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  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. You're all still reading Immortal Hulk, aren't you? If there's a better superhero comic being published, I'd love to know about it.
  4. JasonT

    2000 AD

    Pat Mills' thematic sequel to Charley's War is available to download free and legally. https://www.millsverse.com/download-great-war-dundee-comic/
  5. Thanks, I don't think I'd heard of that one.
  6. Just finished the last episode of season 1. Wow! I nearly dropped it after episode 2 because I thought there were no surprises for someone who's read the comics. Damn, was I wrong! They kept the concepts but made the story their own. There's so much to like, I wouldn't know where to start praising it. I guess the casting... the characters weren't true to the comics, but the casting was amazing. Even Karl Urban's accent improved! (He still lapses into New Zealand occasionally, for what it's worth.) Despite being f*cked-up, it's easy viewing. Showrunner Eric Kripke is one of the people behind the equally-likeable Supernatural and the similarities are there. Definite thumbs-up from me.
  7. Yeah. It reminded me of how f*cking great X-Statix was. I wouldn't have known the Giant-Sized book existed if you hadn't mentioned it in this thread a couple of pages ago, so thank you. Remember how pumped we were on here when the writer of X-Force and X-Statix was tipped to take over Hellblazer?
  8. Somehow I forgot to read the final issue when it came out, and only just read it last weekend. That issue felt like kind of a letdown — everything important had already happened, the story was over, the ""twist"" was such a standard comicbook trope I had to use two sets of quotes on it. But you're right about the level of craft. The ending makes more sense if you read the series as a Mark-Millar-style treatment for a movie or TV show. At the time I thought the Super Mullet was ridiculous. But looking back, if we didn't have it, we'd have one less part of the 90s. If that makes sense.
  9. JasonT

    DC Comics

    Sold. Thanks for the tip. The first issue of that Jesus thing was great too.
  10. 2000AD is all I know of Si Spurrier's work. What else would you guys recommend as something to track down?
  11. In case you missed it on Rassmguy's "From Bayou to Abyss: Examining John Constantine, Hellblazer" Facebook group, this was shared on Facebook by the artist, Scorpio Steele: Original post: https://www.facebook.com/groups/theparliamentoftrees/permalink/2298535240364855/
  12. Almost all of Vampirella is outside of her outfit.
  13. JasonT

    2000 AD

    There are some nice 2000AD freebies available for download here: https://shop.2000ad.com/catalogue/free-issues
  14. JasonT

    2000 AD

    Here's a little more Leo Manco art for 2000AD:
  15. You should do walking tours while the people who remember Hellblazer are still young enough to walk.
  16. JasonT

    DC Comics

    I thought it was exactly the right type of kitsch to be a success. Surprised and disappointed to learn it didn't sell well. That was shitawful. It isn't difficult for writers to run that kind of dialogue past people who can check it before going to print. We have the internet now.
  17. If the embedding above doesn't work for you, try this link: https://twitter.com/artofmmignola/status/1100626359628443648/
  18. Mike Mignola paints too! He posted this on Twitter:
  19. I'm so into Mark Russell's work right now I'd read his shopping lists and tweet about them, and even I think greenlighting that book was a poor decision for DC.
  20. Fear not! His "superhero Jesus comedy" for DC has been cancelled: https://www.newsarama.com/43906-dc-s-superhero-jesus-comedy-second-coming-canceled.html
  21. JasonT

    2000 AD

    The Judge Dredd Megazine is serialising a French WWII graphic novel, "under the new ‘Battle presents…’ banner, reviving the name of one of the greatest comic books in UK publishing history." https://2000ad.com/post/4814
  22. JasonT

    Best comics of 2018

    Ugh, I forgot Immortal Hulk. It totally smashed.
  23. JasonT

    Best comics of 2018

    The Lone Ranger would have made my list, but I thought it was a bit hasty since only three issues have been released, and I've only read two of those. Similarly, Bendis' Superman and Action Comics are just lovely, but I always feel slightly embarrassed nominating superhero funnybooks when there's so much amazing literature out there. (No criticism of you folks intended. Thank you to everyone who responds to these threads.)
  24. What were the best comics published in 2018? If it appeared in 2018 or it was cover-dated 2018, 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: Exit Stage Left - The Snagglepuss Chronicles (surprise!) 2000AD Kill Or Be Killed Alfie What's your list?
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