Jump to content
JasonT

Other comics we read recently

Recommended Posts

It's worth a look, but maybe not at hardback prices. The best thing about it, iirc, is the absolutely stunning painted art by John Higgins.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I wasn't that big a fan of it. It's definitely one of Delano's weaker books. The artwork is gorgeous though. I'd agree with Dog, that if you can find it cheap, it's worth picking up, but not at hardcover price. I found the entire series in a 25cent box a long time ago.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Eleanor and the Egret #1 (from Aftershock Comics)-This seems interesting. Lovely artwork from Sam Kieth (as you'd expect). Not a great deal occurs in this first issue, but it is a mystery story, so leaving things vague might be on purpose.

It's about the world's greatest art thief, who uses her talking pet egret to help her commit the perfect crime. The talking egret may be more than it seems though.

It seems like a high-concept type of comic book, and is better than the majority of books on the stands each month in 2017.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

The third complete and utter Grendel collection.

(Or does that belong in the Big Expensive Comics thread?)

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Blazing through Scalped care of Comixology's ongoing 60% off Vertigo sale and, coming up on the half-way point, it's been a relentlessly grim and gripping read. Like settling down to consume six seasons of your new favourite HBO drama, nearly impossible to put down despite how fucking horrible nearly everyone and everything in it is.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Finished Scalped, comments above hold through right to the end - I'd go so far as to say that the actual ending is Wire tire.

 

Fantastic read, though one or two of the sequences did confuse me a little, maybe my own fault for reading late at night, overall though a Vertigo classic.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just gone through the first issue of CalExit, which was a mix of the excellent (some real thought has gone into the fuckups and mess that would be involved in California seceding) and the less impressive (ludicrously overdone main villain of the piece who's presumably off closing orphanages, taking sweeties from babies and kicking puppies while while he's not strutting around the page twirling his mustache and threatening everybody), and there's some nice interviews in the back as padding as well.

It does come across a bit as a hipster revamp of DMZ (except the protagonists are natives, rather than imports, so there's less infodumping to bring them and the reader up to speed), but that doesn't really hurt it any.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I read CalExit #1 also. The bad guy being a super-villain was off-putting for the story. It took me out of the story, when it seemed like a Silver Age Marvel story was inserted in to a realistic plot.

 

William Gibson's comic (Archangel) finally reached an ending this week. 5 issues in over 12 months? Not too bad. heh

The way it ended was how I was hoping that Secret Empire would end.

The heroes would try to put reality back to how it was before Red Skull used the Cosmic Cube. They'd succeed in ending the reign of Hydra.

One hero asks another, "Did we do it? Did we put everything back to how it was supposed to be?" "I think so...." replies another hero.

They see a newspaper headline showing that Donald Trump is president.

"What? How is that possible?" "That's....that's just awful!".

Then they'd think about it and remember Hydra's America. "Well, I guess it's not the worst that could ever happen."

That's not exactly how Archangel ended.

 

Peter Milligan has a new series coming out from IDW starting in October. It sounds like the Milligan of old, and is called Kid Lobotomy.

It's the first series Shelly Bond is bringing to IDW as their new editor.

 

https://www.bleeding...-crown-imprint/

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

CC what the hell ever happened to Grant Morrison's Avatarex?

 

Was it only a 3 issue series? I thought there were more

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I think it was supposed to be a six-issue mini-series. Obviously, Morrison is jealous of all the attention that Warren Ellis gets for not finishing his series, and decided he would try it, to see what pleasure he could derive from it.

He's got Gibson beat. Only 3 issues published since, I think, April 2016.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Still waiting on issue 3 of his Authority run hahahaha

:laugh:

I'm not sure that one was down to Morrison abandoning the series, though...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Probably not but fuck it !! :)

 

I was clearing out some comics and found those and was just rolling

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Rivers of London : Black mold.

 

I quite liked much of the artwork, though some of the style choices of the depiction of one or two of the much loved characters of the novel left me wondering if the Graphic Novel writers/artists even read the print novels. Though Peter Grant and DC Guleed seem very much as they are in the books, neither Nightingale or Molly seem remotely so, unnervingly not right.

The humour and compassion from the novels rang through clearly, and beautiful London was nice to see, though ( maybe deliberately, given "evil property developers" subtext ) much could have taken place in any old set of flash houses and apartment buildings in any town in the West.

I am getting the on-going comic, mainly because I just love the novels.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Just gone through volume 3 of the collected Promethea. Kabbala-ey. I was sure there was some sort of plot in the first two collections, rather than a lot of blather about sephiroths and paths.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I finally found a copy of that "Berlin Batman" story by Paul Pope (contained in the pages of Batman Chronicles #11).

It has a good premise and isn't a bad story, until Pope starts playing up Ludwig Von Mises as the "second coming of Jesus"....

A Jewish Bruce Wayne whose parents are killed by proto-Nazi thugs is a nice direction. Batman working in the shadows to take down Nazis in Germany is nicely done.

Then, you get the end, and find a love-letter written to Von Mises, and how important it was that he escape the Nazis.

Von Mises wasn't even in Germany at that time. In fact, he had left Austria before Nazi Germany even invaded there, so it's not as if the chronology presented in the story is even accurate.

Secondly, it's not as if Von Mises is the only individual to have fled from the Nazis. There were plenty of Communists and Socialists (and just everyday Jewish people) fleeing from the Nazis, as well.

The story just loses quite a bit of the momentum, when the entire plot seems to suddenly revolve around Von Mises.

 

There's also a noir Batman versus Catwoman story, written by John Francis Moore, which also isn't a bad story in the issue.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Moore's a pretty decent writer, even in the stuff he didn't write as Howard Chaykin's mini me.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Yeah, he doesn't get enough credit, that's for sure. I've liked most everything I've read by him.

Chronos was a really fun comic.

I liked his work with Poison Ivy.

His X-Force really stood out compared to most of the X-titles being published at the time. It was like the Lobdell/Bachalo Generation X, except with college aged youngsters. It was certainly an improvement over what X-Force had been in the past. I recommend it.

Even X-Men 2099 was worth a read, even if it was one of the lesser 2099 books. Most of those 2099 titles were so good though.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


×
×
  • Create New...