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  1. coma21

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    Lalo at one point X Statix was the only thing keeping me reading mainstream comics. I’m so stoked it’s coming back!
     
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    I am beyond hyped for this
     
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    had no idea it was coming back!!
     
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    Wayback machine:

    Detective Comics #597
    By Alan Grant, Eduardo Barreto or Eduardo Baretto, Depending on Which Part of the Comic You’re Looking At, John Wagner, Steve Mitchell, Adrienne Roy
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    This is the second part of a two-parter, and yet it would have read as a far smarter comic if this was the only issue that existed. It opens with a splash page featuring Gotham’s richest (well, except for Bruce) preparing to watch the latest in a series of Advanced Bumfights: The Batman Installment. We then see the fight and its aftermath, which is one of those weird passages that’s gone extinct in today’s hunger for faux-realist super-hero stories, a passage where Batman goes to the hospital and is treated by doctors who allow him to keep his mask on. Then Batman drives around in broad daylight, thus setting an all time record for the most-obvious suspect tailing of all time. It’s a one-trick pony, this comic, and there isn’t a note you won’t see coming. There’s some pretty drawings, but that’s it. This is the sort of comic that a childless man reads only to realize that no, he’s never going to read this to a little boy, and if his own father was still alive, he would call and tell him that they should have played a little two-hand touch instead. Life is a meaningless spiral into oblivion, there is nothing beyond the mortal realm, and average super-hero comics are far worse than those that are merely bad.

    - Tucker Stone, TCJ, 2012​
     
  6. ultrakaiju

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    Well, it's got a Rambo reference?
     
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    So I'm not sure why we need it but after decades of having the original TMNT were finally getting another turtle. Now Robot Chicken did joke about a female turtle but it actually looks like we might be getting the real deal soon. I found out about this news actually today. This is a concept piece that's still might go through some changes.
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    Since she's originally a Foot Soldier they kept her cloths, gave her a third toe instead of two which is an interesting choice. I do like the claws but holy shit they are decking her out in way to many weapons lol.
     
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    Here's that Asterix in Switzerland variant cover i was banging on about about a while back. Its obviously recoloured, but i cannot decide if just the finer details have been redrawn or if the whole thing has been redone from scratch?

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    Man I love seeing stuff like this - I'd say obviously the underlying layout was retained, and certain things like hands were basically traced - however once the initial sketch was transferred on a lightbox I think the painter went with whatever they felt like doing. You can see clear differences in the hair, cheese holes, coins etc.

    It's interesting to see this kind of thing happening for reprints etc. - I think the first few issues of TMNT were re-drawn for the 1st Imprint book collections that were found in Target etc back in the early 90s.
     
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    Yeah, i think you're right.

    Indeed, especially covers if the comic changes publishers. The best example of recolouring a comic i can think of was when Brian Bolland admitted to disliking the colour job done by John Higgins on 'The Killing Joke' so in 2008 when the book was republished in deluxe hardback Brian did the colour himself for that version.

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    Meant to post this yesterday...

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    These digisketches were tweeted as a tease almost a year ago, but I don't twit so I had no idea until yesterday... would it mean as much to you as it does to me that Pittsburgh Prophet Tom Scioli's next paid gig is fabbing up a post-Piskor Grand Design of the Fantastic Four? Crazy cool news.

    Here's him and Ed excitedly discussing it, if you care to see:

    Geeked.

    Now we wait.
     
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    Charles Burns for the win. Always.
     
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    I love the killing joke and didn't know this. Fascinating. The right side definitely seems more somber.
     
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    I found this old annual on the weekend for 49p in a charity shop. A lot of books like this have covers and inner covers drawn by artists who aren't really in the same league as the artists doing the content. They also have features that only have a vague connection to the subject matter, and often have crappy cartoon fillers, or hastily written text based stories to make up the page count.

    1970 - National Periodical Publications Inc U.S.A - Published by Top Sellers Ltd, London - Printed in Romania.

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    I used to have the video game for the Sega Genesis of this duo. That's how I heard about them! :D
     
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    Ha, that must of been a fairly obscure game for the Genesis. Along with Tintin books, Asterix were probably the first books I ever borrowed from my local library when I was a little kid. Also, Iznogoud and The Smurfs.
     
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    Word to the wise, my fellow Americans:

    Endorsed, apparently, by Mr. Marc Bell.
     
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    Splash o' the Day:
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    From Misters Kek-W and Kane. They hail from Moog country.

    The Panel o' the Day comes from the same comic:
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    As I had compiled these for David, I thought I might as well share these here, too. Not my exact pics, but this was a set of my recent silver age (with a nice boundary-layer reprint) ishes I picked out from my LCBS over the weekend.


     
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    ^ Well hunted, my friend! Should make for an excellent Sunday in the veranda.

    Back Covers of Reprint Editions o' the Day:
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    Skin Deep and Big Baby. Chuck Burns really knows what's important in this world.
     
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    Have you folks met Gutt Ghost? Here he is in conversation with Armarillo:

    Recently plucked from the glorious land of self publication, Mr. Enzo Garza's werks will soon be on a shelf near you thanks to the good folks at Scout.

    Matt Allison fans take note.
     
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    Have you ever heard of the book 'Chariots of the Gods? - of course you have, right? But have you ever seen these comic books based on the work of Erich von Daniken before? I was very happy to find the set of four paperbacks in a charity shop recently for a quid each. They were translated from the German and published in 1979 by Methuen and printed in Italy. I love the old school feel to them, and they have an almost 'educational' style which is very charming. Best comics i've bought in a while.

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    ^Fully awesome. I get why you say this is your best comics score in a while. I'll have to track these down.
     
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    Yep - i often find that comics i knew nothing about and i just happened to stumble across, end up being some of my favourites.
     
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