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      CommentAuthorJay Kay
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2008
    @ Jon Hickman:
    I have no idea who the guy was at the end of the book - I'm sure it was a holy fuck moment, but again, completely lost.

    Do you mean the guy in bed or Martian Manhunter? The guy, I believe, is the exiled Monitor from earlier in the issue and, well, there's a wiki for ole' J'onn, I'm sure.
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    Do you mean the guy in bed or Martian Manhunter? The guy, I believe, is the exiled Monitor from earlier in the issue and, well, there's a wiki for ole' J'onn, I'm sure.

    Yeah, the guy in bed.

    And I'm sure Morrison will pull it all together into something great - confident of it actually - but, for me, this thing has 'wait for trade' stamped on the last page.

    edit to add: nevermind... I've said enough.
    • CommentAuthorSteerpike
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2008

    Criminal 2 #3: Nobody captures characters realizing how badly they're fucked yet going ahead anyway as well as Brubaker. And hey, an essay about a Mitchum movie I always liked.

    Invincible Iron Man #2: A villain who's not an idiot and a hero who's flawed in interesting ways. Keep it up.

    Manhunter #31: This was pitched as a good jumping-on point, so I did. I'm hoping further issues clarify for us newbies just what the deal was with Walter, but I'll stay on it for now.

    Promethea Volumes 4 and 5: Even if you don't buy the magical philosophy, the craft that went into the different art styles and layouts within and across pages deserves worship. Nuff said.


    Haunt of Horror: Lovecraft #1: I hate saying this, because it's Richard freakin' Corben, but the adaptations of the stories and poems left me cold in terms of plot. "Dagon" in particular suffered from a lackluster feeling - I felt the original story's war setting was a vital element, and turning it into a by-the-number "Look! A monster!" sucked the life out of it for me. The next issue has "The Music of Erich Zann," so I'm curious to see what Corben makes of it.
    • CommentTimeJun 6th 2008
    this is the future:

    -invincible iron man #2: making a silly 90's villain relatively cool... making iron man continue to be like the robert downey jr. version i love so much... i am excited for this book.
    -scott pilgrim's precious little life: late to the party on this. very fun.
    -dark knight returns 2, issue 2: again, i just missed this one by a few years. i got the first issue on a whim a while ago. interesting to read frank miller's original batman, and not the "goddamn" one i'm used to.

    this is not my beautiful... er... house:

    i'm far too nice to my books to hate any of them. i like having a third "eh" option.

    well, how did i get here?

    -cable #3: still reading it because, a: my boyfriend gets it every month and i read my books quickly, and b: very interested to see why the hell this baby is so important. i have my ideas.

    -secret invasion #3: boyfriend's book. i just don't care... i don't it's quite as terrible as it's been said to be, but big fucking whoop-de-doo. i should stop reading so fast.
    • CommentAuthorNickG
    • CommentTimeJun 7th 2008

    I'm curious, could you explain a little more what you meant by "Speed of plot explication is not the measure of storytelling." - I'm a rookie writer, and it interested me.


    Kick Ass #3-
    The first issue intrigued me, the second was decent, but the end of the third really has me hooked.

    The Boys- Does anything Ennis does suck?

    Marvel - My opinion is that Marvel has the best teamwork amongst its writers right now. (I love me some DC, but I'm just more a marvel boy right now)

    Detective Comics - The message board idea was beautiful, thanks Dini!

    It was a good week, nothing sucked in my stack.

    ... Just bought both trade collections of Global Frequency, can't wait to read it, Warren. I just bought and read all 3 Planetary trades last week, Freakin' amazing!
    Warren, any date on the final Planetary trade?
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    Criminal # 3 I have to say this is one of my favorite books and I don't wait for the trades for this one. Brubaker fits a lot of story in this book and the articles in the back give you more bang for you buck.

    XXXombies TPB yes its another zombies book, but its makes no apologies on how goofy it is and instead revels in it. Great art too.

    new Fables TPB and Invisible TPB only read a little of each, but it looks like both books are up to their usual standards which is good. Along with Criminal, I would say these books are amoung the most consistent titles right now.


    Secret Invasion #3 With all due respect to Bendis...sorry, but I think this is where I get off. Great art, but thats not going to get me to shell out the cash for this thing any more. The book spins its wheels and doesn't entertain me. I understand its supposed to be a series of cliffhangers, but I'm not getting a satisfying story every month.