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    Happy Birthday EIGHTBALL!
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    30 years young, Dan's second solo periodical debuted in August of '89. I'd been tipped to the adventures of Mr. Llewellyn a couple of years before, but they in no way prepared me for the full of majesty of his followed whims. Plenty of ink and electronic fontage has been dedicated to him out there, so I'll spare you a lengthy song of praise for him from my own keyboard, but it's an actual fact that he's been making pennies on my dollars spent for a very long time now.

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    ^ Useless until 38m14s, heh.

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    La Prensa was the editing house reprinting Spidey ( El Sorprendente Hombre Araña) in Mexico in the 60/70.
    From time to time, I understand that from time, they slipped in original locally produced issues until it was purely
    mexican content. In the end, 45 issues were hencho en Mexico with the notable fact that they kept Gwen Stacy
    alive for what seams to be 10 numbers after her American demise in ASM 121/122 and I love them for that !
    Hope it gets translated soon !

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    For those interested, the 45 covers in question can be seen here:
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    Oh, Tom, you rascal, you.
     
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    If anyone has relevant recommendations...rather than post count opportunities..please let me know. 100% not aimed at anyone but am more interested in reading something new and relevant (which is rare.).

    AKA and FYI: Jesus..immortal hulk rules... Love it
     
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    @bryce_r this is worth checking out if you're a Marvel fan with good taste..

     
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    The new Hulk story is good, I just wish that I could stand the art. I rolled my eyes at myself when I realized that I was suddenly calm and happy when the penciller switched over to fake Dan Clowes, fake Chester Brown and fake Silver Age during the interview issue.

    Some stuff off the top of my head that's between a few days and a year or so old:

    Jesus Freak by Joe Casey and Benjamin Marra
    Tongues by Anders Nilsen
    Parallel Lives by Olivier Schrauwen
    Young Francis (and/or Pope Hats) by Hartley Lin
    The Freak by Matthew Lesniewski
    Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
    Little Birds by Darcy Van Poelgeest and some other folk
    BTTM FDRS by Ezra Clayton Daniels and Ben Passmore
    Your Black Friend and Daygloayhole by Ben Passmore
    Clyde Fans by Seth
    Aliens: Dead Orbit by James Stokoe
    Maestros by Steve Scroce
    Go-Bots by Tom Scioli
    Bloodstrike: Brutalists and G.I. Joe: Sierra Muerte by Michel Fiffe
    Soft X-Ray / Mindhunters by A. Degen
    Worn Tough Elbow 2 by Marc Bell
    Space Riders: Galaxy of Brutality by Fabian Rangel Jr. and Alexis Ziritt
    Brat and Leaving Richards Valley by Michael DeForge
    Dry County (new) and The Horror of Collier County (old but revised and reissued) by Rich Tommaso
    Poochytown by Jim Woodring
    Bad Gateway by Simon Hanselmann
    The Anthology of Mind by Tommi Musturi
    Mister Miracle by Tom King and Mitch Gerads
    One Dirty Tree by Noah Van Sciver
    Alienation by Inés Estrada
    Crawlspace by Jesse Jacobs
    Street Angel vs. Ninjatech by Jim Rugg and Brian Maruca
    Eternal by Ryan Lindsay and Eric Zawadzki

    Now: The New Comics Anthology
    Kramers Ergot
    #10

    ...and folk seem real excited about the new Silver Surfer book. Who's the dude? Tradd Moore? I'm told I should be reading Gideon Falls, Die and Gogor, too.​

    Not sure why you think I give a poop about post counts, Bryce, but I guess most of what I drop here isn't to your tastes. S'cool.

    EDIT: I see Glenn beat me to the new Cosmic book, haha.
     
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    Hmm, puzzled by what you mean as 'relevant'. The thread title is 'comics?' with no specific requirements for what is posted. As far as i can see everything posted on this thread has been to do with comics.

    Relevant to what? Your own personal interests? If you want people to talk about and share stuff only about new comics, why not start your own thread for that purpose? There's room on SB for more specific comics threads. Just sayin' . . .
     
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    LOVE this. I have not picked up a SS book since probably the 80's.
     
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    Are you obsessed with Peanuts strips from the '50s, too? ... o' the Day:
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    I guess Bryce doesn't much feel like chatting with me or Moog, but that's okay. Anyone else read anything from the longish list I posted up above? I'd love to hear your thoughts about any of them.
     
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    Oh, we conversed via pm. It appears he dearly wishes to know whether Marvel or DC are currently doing anything of merit. He's finding most recent stuff well below standard. I admitted I'm not too knowledgeable about Marvel/DC . If it's really good, I will probably get to it eventually. Or maybe not, there's only so much time in a busy week to read stuff.

    Like your list @toothaction. Phew, i got exausted just reading it. The only one I'm familiar with is Seth 'Clyde Fans', I can't remember whether i've read both parts or just the first, it seems a long time ago. I adore Seth, I became aware of him roughly the same time I got into Chester Brown. Anything either of them do is always worth a punt.
     
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    Off that list, I've read :
    Jesus Freak by Joe Casey and Benjamin Marra
    Tongues by Anders Nilsen
    Parallel Lives by Olivier Schrauwen
    Sabrina by Nick Drnaso
    Your Black Friend and Daygloayhole by Ben Passmore
    Clyde Fans by Seth
    Brat and Leaving Richards Valley by Michael DeForge
    Poochytown by Jim Woodring
    Bad Gateway by Simon Hanselmann
    Crawlspace by Jesse Jacobs

    All great but Hanselmann's. Drnaso Sabrina's & Beverly being my favorites.
    The New Schrauwen with Ruppert et Mulot is totaly crazy btw, maybe too much so !

    Akin to MARVEL/DC are All Time Comics, that were first published Fantagraphic and now reside with Floating World Comics (Their store houses Bwana's Gravy Toys if I' m correct). The new run features works from old stars like Trevor Von Eeden, Al Milgrom etc to current indies like Gabrielle Bell and Benjamin Marra. Très fun !

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    Poochytown was pretty good, a heartfelt send-off to Frank.
    Aliens: Dead Orbit didn't do too much for me, which is odd since I adore both Stokoe and Aliens. I should read it again, maybe not race through it like I did when I first got it.
    I'm looking forward to the upcoming Street Angel TPB that will collect all the one-off hardcovers from the past few years.
    I enjoy Space Riders, although find it pretty vapid at the end of the day. But the art is great, and the story is pretty bonkers.
    I had a passing interest in the Bloodstrike comic by Fiffe, never got around to it.
     
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    Still gotta get Poochytown, looking forward. Don't think I knew it was a send-off! :shock:

    ^This, absolutely. Love the art, it's super-fun eye candy, but I bailed on this series early because the writing/story was so insubstantial. Interesting to hear it hasn't improved. There are certainly several other (usually much-ballyhooed) contemporary comics I feel this way about, too.
     
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    Dearist Vivian. My beloved Midtch ---

    I'm not looking for the same things from Moore's Swamp Thing as I am from Claremont's X-Men, from Brubaker's Fade Out as I am from a random Silver thriller, from Wolverton's beastly beauties as I am from Ware's precision architecture... shit, as I am from Pogo vs. Dennis the flippin' Menace. It's all part of a balanced diet.

    That is to say, I don't sit around slurping simple soda, but rock candy on the stick tastes great now and again, and I don't drink up a Thai iced coffee every day, but sweetened condensed milk is the undeniable shit when you have a taste for it. Space Riders is the sweetened condensed milk of action adventure, the perfectly cured nug, the steak with all the fat rendered to perfection, your favorite movie from basic cable how you remember it, all the boring bits long forgotten. Space Riders is lean, dumb, and crazy fun! You could view it as poorly written; perhaps you're right, or as a critique of 94% of all genre fiction; although Rangel Jr. would probably get a chuckle at that, or, and here's where I place the biggest pieces of the pie, you could look at is as the same story as 99% of all the bullshit that we've ever loved with 99% of the bullshit carved out of it. The comic, my friends, front to back, is a fucking diamond.

    Loosen them pants!
     
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    I hear you, man, but... Idk. Maybe I should have hung with it longer. Maybe I'll look at it if I see a copy laying around at a friend's house. (J/k, I have no friends. (J/k, I have no comics-collecting friends.)) Also, my distaste for nostalgia is growing in inverse relation to how dystopian our actual world gets. I just finished the last Stranger Things and wanted to die by the end of it. Total hate-watch, from about ep 4 on. Sometimes nostalgia feels to me like palliative medicine.

    Just one crank's feeling this Tuesday AM. I know there's nothing new under the sun... everything is at best good, idiosyncratic synthesis, at worst lazy retread.
     
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    Yeah, I attribute my growing distaste for nostalgia-porn almost entirely to Stranger Things. It turned into a hate-watch in S2 for me. I actually thought S3 was better, but I just generally sneer at any mention of ST.
     
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    Funny, Nat- that was the same take one of my closest friends had, as well. We were just discussing this AM, as I just finished my S03 slog last night. He said, "I was able to let go of many of my judgments and just enjoy on the stupid and superficial level it demands." I get that... it's just that this show started out promisingly insofar as wanting to be taken seriously within its universe, and then steadily devolved to utter ridiculousness. And to my thinking, it really didn't hafta, even allowing for plenty of nostalgia-buttons to be pushed.

    On the other nostalgia-hand (and back to comics!), I'm really enjoying looking at Little Nemo and Segar's Popeye w/ my youngest. (Even as I have to frequently point out what informs many a racist caricature.)
     
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    Yeah, I mean, who am I kidding - I still love nostalgia. @Lalo and I just went to Retro Game Bar this past weekend, and it was pretty awesome!
    But with ST it just felt like, once S1 was a hit, they knew all they had to do was ride the 80's style book to piles of money. I get it - the aesthetic is hot right now. But I get the feeling that its critical acclaim is based entirely on how it looks/sounds, rather than on the story/acting. I'm guilty of liking stuff for that reason for sure - we like what we like. I just get a little turned off when these things get are given more kudos than they deserve.

    Also, returning to stuff from your childhood with your own child is probably the best sort of nostalgia, I would imagine!
     
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    Agree w/ all you said, and I even thought that much of the acting was still good this season. The three seasons are sort of analogous to the downward arc of SW eps 4-6. "The Neverending Story" theme is ST's "Yub Nub". :lol:

    It can indeed be pretty great.
     
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    HA! I had already forgotten that part - thanks for reminding me. :/
     
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    Forgive the Fresh Meat question but has anyone read both Morrison’s The Invisibles and Moore’s Swamp Thing? If so, which would I be better off reading next?
     
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    @skaldavsatanssol - Start with Moore, for sure, if only for it setting the stage for the stylistic shift that 'Merican comics took in the wake of the so-called British Invasion --- plenty of other reasons to, too. Invisibles began over a decade later, and, although no relationship in that ol' continuity slog, certainly benefits from having a number of other hybrid series under your belt first ---- not least of which Morrison's own previous work for DC.

    Sad, kinda, how much more I have to say on the subject. I'll spare the masses for now.
     
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    Alright too easy thanks. I already have Vol.1 of Swamp Thing from a botched attempt waaaay back so it’ll make things easier.

    I’ve read a bit of Morrison’s work for DC. I was unaware Invisibles came with prerequisites however. His Doom Patrol and Animal Man runs will always be some of my favourite series.
     
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    You've already met the prerequisites, ha! The series itself stands alone, as in it takes place in its own 'universe,' I've just known folks that we're unfamiliar with Morrison's style and pet themes before they tried to step in that were extremely put off by it. You, seasoned pro, will be just fine, haha.

    Too bad that international postage is what it is, as I have a full stack of Invisibles trades that I'd love to find the right home for.
     
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