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I think you're mistaken: the two latter events are both clearly Dan Brown's fault.

(Or perhaps just the first is Dan Brown and the second is EL James' work...)

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Yeah, but the problem is that Meltzer isn't even as original as Brown (and everyone knows just how original Brown is). Meltzer's career started after Brown.

Perhaps for such horrors of the 21st century, it was always needed that there would be a Meltzer and Brown co-existing in the same universe at the same time point. The ripples from that once in an eternity mistake have surely led to a near-apocalyptic scenario in our time-line.

The only solution would be to channel either Meltzer or Brown to an alternate reality, before the harm increases more exponentially.

I'll grant you that EL James has done a lot of irreparable harm, that the results are just beginning to be correlated and connected. It's far too soon to know just how far reaching the harmful effects of James' damage has funneled out in to the multiverse.

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Today I learned that Christopher Priest and Jim Owsley are the same person. :blink:

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He changed his name for religious reasons or something, didn't he?

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According to Wikipedia, yes. (For certain values of "religious reasons or something".)

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He changed his name because he wanted to be mistaken for a very talented British writer.

Is it evil in some religion to share a name that is similar to a certain flying creature of the night (no, not the Marvel religion in reference to Batman)? Well, I know there's all those conspiracy theories about links to Athena from Greek mythology and the "Illuminati" nonsense....

I always found it odd how the letter's pages in comics would play very coy with the fact that Owsley changed his name and was now Priest. They acted like they didn't want to share any information with the readers about the name change. I still don't understand the seeming secrecy.

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Here is a list of comics I have recently enjoyed.
It's not all of them, just some of them.

Infidel. Days of Hate. Gideon Falls. Death of Love. Family Trade. Beef. Barbarella.

And that Thanos one you all mentioned was fun, although it's a Marvel and those comics have their own thread.

If I can draw your attention to Death of Love, it's sort of like What If Sex Criminals Was Not About Sex, nor about criminals.
It's fun.

 

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Has anybody been reading this Hogan and Parkhouse Resident Alien comic?

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Yes, I read the first two series and then missed that there had been more. I shall look for it in the trades. 

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I only read the first one. It was decent. I didn't find it so great that I felt compelled to buy any more series about the character, but that's more down to the price of comic books. If it had been cheaper, I probably would have followed up on the book.

I really enjoyed Fred Van Lente's Weird Detective (also from Dark Horse) so much more. The plots are sort of similar, at least from a starting point. It was like DC's Martian Manhunter meets the Cthulhu Mythos. I highly recommend that one.

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Thanks, Ade. I didn't even know they'd done prior series of this, so that's more big expensive comics to keep an eye out for.

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The fifth issue of Mark Russell's Snagglepuss Chronicles is out. It's still amazing.

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A Walk Through Hell #1 - Garth Ennis and Goran Sudzuka, via Aftershock Comics

Ennis is on the scene with a new series for Aftershock. Compared to his other Aftershock series Jimmy's Bastards, he's thankfully in serious mode writing this one. It's a horror series described in the pre-release blurbs as Ennis' most subtle work yet, and at least here in this opening chapter Ennis seems to be going for a more psychological than "dismembered genitals" sort of horror. The premise is two FBI agents investigating a warehouse - seemingly abandoned but it's all downhill from there...

It's not a mind-melting debut issue, but to Ennis' credit, he definitely did leave me wanting to see what happens next.

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Shit. I didn't even realize that. I might have to give it a look. Jimmy's bastards turned me right off

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I went through the first two "Ultimate" TMNT hardbacks from IDW last night. (I think these were the complete reprint before the current one: big, European size hardbacks on nice thick paper that really shows off the artwork nicely.) I'm surprised how well they read thirty odd years on. A quick read, but a very fun, and surprisingly substantial one.

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Anne Nocenti's The Seeds, the fourth of the Berger Books line from Dark Horse, will see print in August now. So, it wasn't forgotten.

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Having enjoyed Matt Kindt's work for many years imagine my surprise that is missed a new book from him.

Someone on the This Week list mentioned Ether. What a charming book. Like Castle Waiting meets Adam Strange in The Okefenokee Swamp.

Yay comics!

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I thought you quite like some of the DeMatteis Moon Knight as well?

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It was only about six issues.

It was ok, but his big story-arc was mostly just an homage to earlier Doug Moench stories, and then he wrote some Demogoblin story which he didn't finish before the book was turned over to Mackie. It's not the highlight of DeMatteis' writing, but it was without a doubt the best work on that volumn of Moon Knight (from the early-1990s). Not much competition, as it was all Chuck Dixon or Howard Mackie outside of that brief DeMatteis run.

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For reasons I'm not quite sure I understand, I've been reading Savage Dragon for the past year.  It's like this glorious trainwreck that I can't look away from, and besides the impressive scale of a series written and drawn for 20 years by Erik Larsen it's also kind of refreshing to read a book where literally anything could happen to any character at any time.  I have respect for a creator who's not afraid to shake the tree of his series on a fairly regular basis, and though it veers into some damned strange territory at times Savage Dragon is weirdly entertaining.  

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I think you'd be shocked by the difference in Savage Dragon comics from the early 1990s, like the one you posted the cover for, and the ones from today.  Larsen went in this seriously bizarre direction not long ago where he essentially turned it into a porn comic for pages at a time in each issue.  Liberal amounts of bodily fluids were being thrown around during the copious amount of oral sex scenes between Dragon and his wife.  I guess that's the true gift of self-publishing, you can porn the shit out of it whenever you want!

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