Discussion in 'Whatever' started by cornbluth, Oct 27, 2008.
Scott Pilgrim is funny.
sadly i don't read as many comics as i used to, but was excited to hear about this today...
Detroit Metal City are the best figures released as revoltechs. Hands down.
Who is the band playing in DMC? Spoke to a geek a few weeks ago who had seen
Metalpocalypse on tour. Mastadon opened. He unabashedly said that Metalpocalypse (who are the producers of the show?) absolutely killed Mastodon, they were great live.
Oh yeah comics...
Alright I bought that piece of smut 'X-Women' drawn by Milo Manara, written by Chris Claremont. Can't think of anything else to say really. Either buy it now, or forget it came out later. (Manara can draw the hell out of a womans' ass, phew).
New King City, good, if not a little bit filler. Brandon seems more interested in clever puns (which I endorse) than moving the plot along. Great use of cats in those comics.
Finally read 'Ball Peen Hammer' which is a sneaky little graphic novel... or is it a novella? As a short story, its pretty spooky.
I enjoyed "X-Women" for the goofy fun that it is, but what I'm really psyched for is the new Wonder Woman. That is the one character at DC that defies strict continuity and it looks like they're doing it again. These could be some big changes for Ms. Prince
Weird Wonder Woman factoid... Recently saw a documentary on sci-fi writer Samuel Delaney. He was at the showing and spoke afterwards. In the course of the discussion, he mentioned that he wrote for DC briefly in the 60's and was responsible for getting WW to get in a jumpsuit and be a secret agent. I know that aspect of her character was revived for a recent (last 4-5 yrs?) storyline.
& the Manara/Claremont X-Woman thing is dead serious imo. But imagine the Stan Lee robot that Disney has over there making these decisions. I can only imagine what comes next. If we're lucky a John Byrne-style She-Hulk movie is in the works.
X-Women serious? I suppose it's worth going back over the book for a second glance...
That's a great WW story! I would have prodded him for more since I love the I, Ching era of the character. DC actually did revive the Diana Prince secret identity for the current run, as well as hook WW up with a studly new man's man. I think they even knocked boots, and I'm not sure if that was ever implied with Steve Trevor. In any case it looks like that's all out the window for now. Goofy new costume not withstanding, I'm excited to see what they are trying to do with the character.
I just finished reading El Eternauta, the 1969 "remake". H. G. Oesterheld remade his script and Breccia did the artwork this time. It consensed what was the first 2 1950' books with drastic changes to the storyline, to reflect Oesterheld mind at the time.
For that, the last 3 chapters rushed by editors under governmental pressure.
It is very interesting to follow Oesterheld life story after that, as he was abducted and eventually kill by government, as his 4 daughters and their husbands, after coming up with the third of El Eternauta book.
^ this is from a mural in Argentina !
Johnny Ryan Prison Pit 2 came out this week.
It has the best 3 first pages in the history of literature no less. Many great toys ideas in there too, look up the little clip ! :
http://www.flickr.com/photos/fantagraph ... 662355633/
The Simpsons Treehouse of Horror #16 came out today; Great stuff including a story written by Lemmy Kilmister and featuring a "Marge Attacks" cover and trading cards~
so im not wading through 8000 pages of comic talk but heres what ive read lately that i loved.
Go Go Monster Taiyo Matsumoto
West Coast Blues - Jacques Tardi
It was a war of the trenches - Jacques Tardi
The Box Man - Imiri Sakabashira
Any of Osamu Tezuka's Gekika stuff
i've been reading a lot of pre-1990 stuff. mostly like 1962-88. i've been re-discovering old titles that I had once read an odd issue or two. i've really been enjoying silver age war comics- Our Fighting Forces, GI Combat, Weird War, Blackhawks etc
I'm also being strangely pulled to reading the entire story of the Iron Fist (Marvel). PowerMan and Iron Fist team ups are classic and awesome inner-city brawls, but the faux-asian mysticism of the Iron Fist was really handled quite well over the years. they weren't too heavy-handed (for comics) and the character has that batman-like quality of being just some guy (with ancient asian power fist action)
ancient asian power fist action
Artists covering classic comic covers. Astounding !
I did one of those:
http://coveredblog.blogspot.com/2010/03 ... do-20.html
Some of those "covers" are really awesome, some are pretty much carbon copies.
Found 2 great books today !
Charles Burns's Johnny 23 is a remixed version of Toxic by Le Dernier Cri ! (it even came with a nice screen-print)
.. and my shit-pants find of the year is a Imiri Sakabashira art book (with some sample comix and kaiju pics inside)
Reading, Toys in the basement by Stephane blanquet and also got king of the flies Vol 1 for myself for Xmas
Sad and visually great
Anyone ever read the Bizarro World gn?
i've always been intrigued by the concept of the book, non-super-hero indie authors putting there spin on the character. finally was able to thumb through one. only took me a few pages to realize it was pure awesomeness. i love how harvey pekar's short has bizarro look like him.
I love that book, one of my all time favorites.
I'm still just in the middle of this chunky book and I can already recommend it !
Particularly, people in animation should look it up.
Just got these in.
Cowboy, Ninja, Viking is a hoot.
Daytripper is excellent. Such a beautifully well written story.
If you haven't read Axe Cop check it out, written by a 5 Y.O drawn by his 29 Y.O. Brother...
With lines like "Looks like we're going to have to do this the old fashioned way... The old fashioned way that nobody knows..." You know they're headed toward an Eisner.
Edit* I recently picked up about 40 of the Conan the Barbarian full sized Comic Mags from the 80's (The Punisher got the same treatment for awhile too) from a local goodwill for a quarter a piece.... Not a bad price point considering they were still in the brown paper wrapping direct from the publisher.
Today is Free Comic Book Day.
I'm heading out to my local comic shop on lunch to check out FCBD. Hope it's not a madhouse.
EDIT: Erp, the comic shop listed is actually further than the site says so. There was no way I would have gotten there and back before my lunch was over. Oh wells, maybe next year.
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