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#1981 raubhimself

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Posted 03 August 2011 - 10:37 PM

Creeper and I were talking today about how dumb some of the comments about Ultimate Spider-Man are. Then we came up with the most insensitive/idiotic "Black Spider-Man" comic we could think of. Basically Spider-Man is named LeBron James, his dad is Obama, and he got his power from a fro pick that was once owned by Michael Jackson. That's what happens when you are bored at work.

Slow week this week. Picked up the usual Wolverine and SHIELD. Also checked out Punisher #1 for kicks. Saw part of the script on one of the sites and Rucka had a big paragraph in part of it about how it's important to get the detail that Punisher does not slit throats, he stabs throats.

Picked up the first trade of Scalped too. Figure since it's ending soon I can start reading it I guess? Trying to prune out some superhero stuff in favor of more creator-owned stuff. But new Marvel and DC stuff is ruining that.

Also got a nice big free poster of the upcoming Johns/Lee Justice League.
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Posted 04 August 2011 - 10:49 AM

Picked up last issue Secret Six.
CRAMED with lots of stuff, but Simone still managed to give it a decent end.

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Posted 06 August 2011 - 08:09 AM

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Posted 08 August 2011 - 10:30 PM

Al aboard the Thanos copter!
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Just read Punisher #1. Not sure how I feel about it. It was what I expected, I guess, but doesn't really make me wanna keep reading. Not like Daredevil, that's for sure. Oh well. Never read much Punisher and I don't need to start now.
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Posted 09 August 2011 - 05:29 AM

Al aboard the Thanos copter!
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Who am I kidding? This is exactly what I'd do with the Cosmic Cube.

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Just read Punisher #1. Not sure how I feel about it. It was what I expected, I guess, but doesn't really make me wanna keep reading. Not like Daredevil, that's for sure. Oh well. Never read much Punisher and I don't need to start now.


I read this as well. Wasn't really floored by it. I thought the panel layout during the gun fights made it really hard to follow the action. However, I did like the GCPD approach to the issue and I hope that they keep Frank a bit more mysterious and silent at least to start with.

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Posted 09 August 2011 - 11:36 AM

that fucking THANOS copter is so goddamn funny, i couldnt get through it at first. HE IS A MAD GOD (with a sweet monogrammed chopper)

cant believe im gonna buy the 'last' detective comics issue tomorrow. i own more of that than any other book, and its a little weird. glad this last run has been so good! the tony daniel relaunch will be the first time im not buying tec in like 12 years. and yeah, the new DD is badass. new Punisher? i just dont care.
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Posted 11 August 2011 - 11:12 PM

Been meaning to post this for a while: I scored an awesome gift from weener on my BDay, she got me the super sweet hardcover Vol. 1 of

AMERICAN FLAG!


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I've had a handful of random issues of this I got spottily in my youth, and always loved the look + what I could piece together of the story ...
A talking cat, the world gov. relocated to Mars, sex 'n violence by the truckload.

Okay, so now days that sounds like 7 out of 10 movies, but as they say, it's all in the execution.

This is Howard Chaykin at his writinest drawinest most indulgent best.
the images are just saturated w/ visual noise, it's like watching Robocop--which borrowed VERY liberally from this comic.
If Bladerunner set the look of all sci-fi movies, then American Flag created a lot of the visual language used to make sci-fi satire.

Volume 1 is a $50 mini-phonebook of a comic, 440 pages of bombast.

And at it's heart, AF still reads like a story of nobility, a decent man trying to do his best in the worst of situations for the most people.
There's a touch of 40s noir, with Flagg as the sorta-good guy detective, who'll help for a price, but is never stupid enough to not watch his own back or believe all the BS you're shoveling.

Reuben Flagg is a failed actor (once the high paid star of Mark Thrust, Sexus Ranger) who has been replaced by a computer simulation--sound like the future aint so far away, hu?
Anyway, he get's kicked off Mars for being too Bohemian, and given the guaranteed to fail job of cleaning up The Plex, which is basically a mall that covers all of Chicago.
Sports, pornography, and any other non-Mars made entertainment are illegal; and the stuff from Mars is loaded w/ subliminal messages designed to drive the population made--the ensuing violence filmed and sold as entertainment--sound like the future aint so far away, hu?.
Flagg becomes reluctant owner of an underground TV station, and hilarity ensues.
Which is to say, sex, violence, blackmail, war, and lots of dark comedy.
It has the vibe of a 70s exploitation film, upgraded for the modern media age, and with more three-dimensional 'actors'.
The characters zig when you think they'll zag and nothing ends with a perfect landing.


At times, this book really does show its age--commies are everywhere and there's lots of waaay non-pc jokes.
Looked at with forgiving nostalgia though, the sleaze is spread evenhandedly and no one--Flagg included--comes across as perfect.

I've only read the first 3 stories, and there are things about the narrative that aren't great, the first issue is really hard to follow and if published today would have died on the shelves. It seeds in lots of plot points to explore later, too many really; but the action unfolds in that classic 100mph breakneck old school Gardner Fox-comic speed, and things that seem random sync up later.

The printing on this edition is great too. My old issues were done on the high quality "baxter" stock that a lot of better adult comics back in the 80s were. Unfortunately, the printing in those days was really muddy and the paper yellowed fast.
This book looks great.

I'm looking forward to spending a lot of time with this.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:47 AM

I'm bumping this, for the morning time comic book shizzies.

XO

but also, here's a nice look back at Secret Six:

http://robot6.comicb...-of-secret-six/

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 08:48 AM

Woah, nice! I've had all the Flagg issues on my computer for a while but never had a chance to read them. Even found a single or two somewhere. Is the whole series collected in recent printings?
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:04 AM

Woah, nice! I've had all the Flagg issues on my computer for a while but never had a chance to read them. Even found a single or two somewhere. Is the whole series collected in recent printings?


This is only Volume 1, the original series did 50 issues, but Chykan didn't do all of them, so I don't know what this includes.
There was a later revival series too, so I assume this will run more then 1 vol, but I don't know where this one cuts off.
If we estimate that an issue is about 25 pages, divide by 440, that would equal about 17 issues.
Wow, so yea, plenty more to come...

The series is worth a read.
It's not always great by today's standards, but it is pretty great.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 09:30 AM

i think i have a few issues of that from back in the day. wouldn't mind checking it out.

so i got 3 "final issue" DC Comics this week.

Detective Comics ended pretty damn perfectly. I'm not kidding when I say this is basically a dream comic. Two of my favorite artists that did the entire Snyder run, and Snyder himself crafted a truly great final story for Dick Grayson. I haven't read a billion Detective issues, but this is easily up there with the also recent Batwoman as one of my all-time favorite arcs.

Batgirl I felt a little bad for after reading the interview with Bryan Q Miller, where he essentially was told in April he had to hack 6 issues off his story outline and fit in an issue for Morrison's Batman Inc. That and he never really did get Dustin Nguyen as the regular artist, and it seemed Pere Perez or someone else was filling in every other issue. As a result, the overall story for the last few issues is kinda all over the place and feels a little crammed, but Miller made it work, and the last issue is kind of a love letter to the fans and Steph Brown. For a comic and character I had no interest in before randomly picking up the Dracula issue, I ended up loving this comic a lot and am sad to see it go. It was just a really fun batbook that didn't take itself incredibly seriously and was very well written from a dude I'd never even heard of.

And THUNDER Agents....bleh. I don't know if Nick Spencer stopped really caring about this book or was just trying to make some sort of ending at all to it but past the first 6 issues or so this book just completely fell flat and with the last 2 or 3 issues without Cafu on art, and a complete filler issue in #9, this ended up being a big waste of money. The Agents are introduced at the beginning of the series and end up doing nothing at the very end. I appreciated the Mike Grell and Nick Dragotta art as bookends on the last issues, but the main fill-in artist was awful. it reeks of a rushjob last second work and the ending is terrible and unsatisfying. I think the need for some sort of finale really killed any momentum this book had, and I'm not sure if I will get it again when it picks back up in November.


the fill-in art and cruise control issues of some of DC's stuff leading up to the relaunch has been really disappointing, it's given everything a really rushed last second feel to the whole thing.

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Posted 12 August 2011 - 11:13 AM

the AFTERMATH OF WAR OF THE LANTERNS two-parter was supposed to wrap up green lantern and show the direction the book is going to take once the relaunch happens. it didn't. everything at the end was just as, if not more, ambiguous as it was after the last green lantern issue and i still have no clue how things are going to pan out or even begin.
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 12:56 PM

Detective Comics ended pretty damn perfectly. I'm not kidding when I say this is basically a dream comic. Two of my favorite artists that did the entire Snyder run, and Snyder himself crafted a truly great final story for Dick Grayson. I haven't read a billion Detective issues, but this is easily up there with the also recent Batwoman as one of my all-time favorite arcs.

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it was so good. theres a few parts that literally chilled my spine ( i bet you could guess em!) this whole giant BLACK MIRROR arc was fantastic- i HAVE read a billion issues of DETECTIVE, and you are 100% right. its one of the best arcs, hands down.my only possible complaint is that i like how it was at first, with two seperate story thread in the main + back up, and i think it wouldve hit even harder if it was allowed to continue (and the two stories intertwined). still great though! and a fitting end to this book, although i am surprised at how sad i am to be buying my last issue of DETECTIVE for a while. i have more issues of this book than any other, but theres no way in hell im buying it relaunched with tony daniel. bleh.

RED WING was very cool this week as well...and i still have a stack of stuff to read!
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:39 PM

if one were to check out the more recent Detective Comics stuff, where would be a good starting point?
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Posted 12 August 2011 - 01:52 PM

if one were to check out the more recent Detective Comics stuff, where would be a good starting point?


Detective Comics #27

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