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Can't remember if I posted this before but it's an interesting style
https://whitefoxcub.deviantart.com/gallery/?catpath=/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 1 January 2018 19:13 (eleven months ago) Permalink

great start to the thread where we discuss comics we are reading for the year

shackling the masses with plastic-wrapped snack picks (sic), Monday, 1 January 2018 20:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I thought that the link let you see everything but it resets the folder being viewed. If you go to Folders then All, there are lots of comic pages.

Definitely Amano inspired but also quite original.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 1 January 2018 21:04 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I read Junji Ito’s Gyo and Uzumaki. The latter is all-time great IMO. Who knew you could have so many horror stories about spirals, and even combine them in such a pleasant final act? Anyways, to make this post relevant to 2018 I guess Junji Ito Collection is an anime series coming out.

Woon... Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 12:59 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Xp The Final Fantasy 3 (6) guidebook that came with my nintendo power subscription was one of my favorite things to look at. I never got to play the game.

Woon... Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 13:02 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Anyways, to make this post relevant to 2018 I guess Junji Ito Collection is an anime series coming out.

― Woon... Doopee Time (FlopsyDuck), Tuesday, 2 January 2018 12:59

Shiver has still only been out a couple of weeks. It's a shame that it often takes anime to get manga moving.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 2 January 2018 17:21 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Reading Portugal by Cyril Pedrosa, which my gf thoughtfully gifted me for x-mas after seeing me browse it at Gosh. Subject matter means I'm drawn to this as only a diaspora type can be, but so far it's not doing it for me: protagonist is a confused, surly young man who's rude to everyone because he doesn't know what he wants to do with his life, and the art style is this mix of cartoony characters and impressionist backgrounds. Maybe it'll kick into gear once he actually goes to Portugal, the drawings of Lisbon streets I saw were lush.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 3 January 2018 09:50 (eleven months ago) Permalink

series adaptation of Fantagraphics book 'The End of the Fucking World' by Charles Forsman (which i liked on paper) is now on US netflix:
https://www.netflix.com/title/80175722

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Saturday, 6 January 2018 13:22 (eleven months ago) Permalink

i'm hard pressed to think of someone less qualified to write a sequel to Watchmen than Geoff Johns. Doomsday Clock is unredeemable garbage.

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Saturday, 6 January 2018 14:44 (eleven months ago) Permalink

Just read Ulli Lust's Voices in the Dark. Pretty good. Disturbing as the subject warrants, probably too long. Wish I had some more context on the characters involved, especially the central audio researcher.

Nhex, Monday, 8 January 2018 04:29 (eleven months ago) Permalink

I can't find a whole lot of info on it but Jaime Hernandez has a forthcoming GN of Latin American folktales called The Dragon Slayer which is directed at the youth market. Blind preorder for me:

https://freshcomics.s3.amazonaws.com/issue_covers/JAN181981.jpg

the smartest persin in the room (Old Lunch), Friday, 19 January 2018 14:43 (ten months ago) Permalink

that's a wild style for him

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 19 January 2018 15:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

woah

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 19 January 2018 15:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

I can't find a whole lot of info on it

Did you try the publisher? http://www.toon-books.com/the-dragon-slayer.html

Haribo Hancock (sic), Friday, 19 January 2018 19:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

Awesome -- will buy that for sure.

absorbed carol channing's powers & psyche (morrisp), Friday, 19 January 2018 21:12 (ten months ago) Permalink

i wanna know what happens with the dragon

Chuck_Tatum, Friday, 19 January 2018 22:14 (ten months ago) Permalink

I’ve kind of slept on the whole Berger Books venture published by Dark Horse. Anything cool there I should be checking out?

mh, Wednesday, 31 January 2018 00:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

yay box brown is doing a kaufman book
http://www.tcj.com/excerpt-is-this-guy-for-real/

Chocolate-covered gummy bears? Not ruling those lil' guys out. (ulysses), Friday, 2 February 2018 18:56 (ten months ago) Permalink

siiik

BIG HOOS aka the steendriver, Friday, 2 February 2018 19:00 (ten months ago) Permalink

I should really just subscribe to TCJ, shouldn't I?

mh, Friday, 2 February 2018 19:03 (ten months ago) Permalink

three-issue subscriptions are US$90 and the latest issue is currently four years late

Haribo Hancock (sic), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

tbh the current format takes a couple of years to read

Haribo Hancock (sic), Friday, 2 February 2018 19:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

it looks like they might not even be offering subscriptions from the web, unless you count online access to the complete archives, but that seems like a good deal

mh, Friday, 2 February 2018 20:41 (ten months ago) Permalink

http://www.fantagraphics.com/comics-journal-3-issue-subscription-canada/

note that the print version and the website have entirely different editors and content

Haribo Hancock (sic), Friday, 2 February 2018 21:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

very good to know!

that appears to be a canada-only one, I think? not very straightforward

mh, Friday, 2 February 2018 21:08 (ten months ago) Permalink

I guess you can just plan to go to Canada every four years to pick it up

Fanta's websites have always been total shitshows tbh

Haribo Hancock (sic), Friday, 2 February 2018 21:23 (ten months ago) Permalink

Read The End of the Fucking World, after enjoying the TV show. I mean, it's not a *terrible* comic, but every single adaptation and addition for the TV show was an improvement.

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 3 February 2018 14:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

But generally I think I'm done with indies written by male borderline sociopaths

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 3 February 2018 14:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

I definitely don’t think Forsman is that, the merits of the work aside.

Winter. Dickens. Yes. (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 3 February 2018 17:16 (ten months ago) Permalink

yeah, that's a really gross thing to say absent any context

Haribo Hancock (sic), Saturday, 3 February 2018 18:44 (ten months ago) Permalink

Ok let’s downgrade it to “a bleak outlook that dwells on uncomfortable violence” if that helps. But, er, having read indies for twenty years or so I don’t think I’m diagnosing a hot new trend here

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 3 February 2018 20:05 (ten months ago) Permalink

Welp, I did the math, make that closer to 30

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 3 February 2018 20:06 (ten months ago) Permalink

But generally I think I'm done with indies written by male borderline sociopaths

― Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, February 3, 2018 8:07 AM (yesterday) Bookmark Flag Post Permalink

OTM. I don't know what end of the fucking world is, but I decided a long time ago that if a comic features the male protaganist masturbating, ugly crying, or masturbating while ugly crying, I'm out.

Dan I., Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

This probably goes without saying, but entire comics devoted to mooning over ex-girlfriends are part of this category!

Dan I., Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:17 (ten months ago) Permalink

I've only read a few of his comics, so can't speak to the ugly crying, but here is everything I know about Chuck Forsman:

- a prolific creator with a strong work ethic
- started Oily in order to be able to expose other artists to the tiny platform he had
- moved to the middle of nowhere in order to be able to afford to publish others while also maintaining his and Mendes' own creative output
- admiring and supportive of Mendes as a fellow artist, a publisher, and a partner
- so appreciative of his CCS experience that he continues to give back to the school as a fellow, a guest lecturer, and providing internships to at least once student
- frequently uses any attention he is given to shine light on both artistic forebears and peers
- wilfully changes his approach, writing and drawing from project to project

There's uncomfortable violence in two of the Forsman works I've read, but not in others. I'll get some more from the library so I can see if the balance shifts, but him writing stories where young people are scared by the world around them isn't currently tipping me towards assuming all the facts above are a cover-up for his true personality.

Happy for you to make your case in the meantime, Dan!

Haribo Hancock (sic), Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:45 (ten months ago) Permalink

Dan doesn't need to make a case for why he's not reading something.

Andrew Farrell, Sunday, 4 February 2018 19:47 (ten months ago) Permalink

He doesn't have to make a case for why it's cool to cheer on calling a real-life person a borderline sociopath, you mean.

Haribo Hancock (sic), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

(it's true, he doesn't! but that's the context.)

Haribo Hancock (sic), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

imo the problem is what works get adapted and what work gets covered in non-comics media, both of which tend to concentrate disproportionately on the violent and misanthropic because the image of these loner male creators fits a narrative

either that or I’m subconsciously seeking out the work and coverage that tends toward those subjects, hard to say

mh, Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:15 (ten months ago) Permalink

haha wait does this comic that i haven't read actually involve masturbating, ugly crying, or mooning over ex girlfriends? Cause my complaint with indie comic dudes actually isn't about 'sociopathy' so much as whatever those scenarios intimate. Sad-bastardism?

Dan I., Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:18 (ten months ago) Permalink

xpost You're not wrong. I mean, I'm hard-pressed to think of a single comics creator (besides Kirby, pedants) whose work has been adapted to filmed entertainment more than Mark Millar.

Cork Taint (Old Lunch), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:21 (ten months ago) Permalink

if you go by number of filmed hours and we’re assuming non-superhero comics, The Walking Dead is probably the longest contemporary adaptation? or at least it’s up there

mh, Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:28 (ten months ago) Permalink

if you toss out superheroes, zombies, vampires, future cops, and spies you narrow the field a lot

mh, Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:29 (ten months ago) Permalink

I just meant the number of discrete works that had been adapted. People keep dipping into that Millar well for reasons that could probably be generalized as 'because edginess!!!'

Cork Taint (Old Lunch), Sunday, 4 February 2018 20:39 (ten months ago) Permalink

and because maybe, people tend to like 'em? even Wanted

Nhex, Monday, 5 February 2018 01:02 (ten months ago) Permalink

Presumably, but not really germane wrt the point I was trying to make. I mean, people like lots of comics by other creators which don't get turned into movies.

Cork Taint (Old Lunch), Monday, 5 February 2018 01:07 (ten months ago) Permalink

if you go by number of filmed hours and we’re assuming non-superhero comics, The Walking Dead is probably the longest contemporary adaptation? or at least it’s up there

One Piece has over 800 episodes and 13 feature films

Haribo Hancock (sic), Monday, 5 February 2018 05:25 (ten months ago) Permalink

I have been sufficiently chastised for having a myopic western outlook

mh, Monday, 5 February 2018 13:42 (ten months ago) Permalink

Yes
My signing slots are 11 to 12 and... I think 1 to 3? Maybe 2 to 4. I’m definitely going to the Julie panel at noon.

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 11 November 2018 03:31 (one month ago) Permalink

I have sighted No Better Words at the silver sprocket table. If I sell a copy of true swamp the proceeds will funnel to my acquisition of it.

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Sunday, 11 November 2018 16:12 (one month ago) Permalink

Obligatory "Excelsior!"

too busy or too stoned (morrisp), Monday, 12 November 2018 19:20 (one month ago) Permalink

Stan Lee, Marvel Comics' Real-Life Superhero

go fuck yourselves

Sing The Mighty Beat (sic), Monday, 12 November 2018 19:21 (one month ago) Permalink

That took 17 minutes longer than I expected.

Andrew Farrell, Monday, 12 November 2018 19:23 (one month ago) Permalink

RIP, Stan. Long may our legitimate criticism of you devolve into sputtering rage.

Always noble, with stunning good looks and genious IQ (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 November 2018 19:30 (one month ago) Permalink

hey, I'm legitimately criticising the subeditors of THR

Sing The Mighty Beat (sic), Monday, 12 November 2018 19:34 (one month ago) Permalink

'Nuff said!

Always noble, with stunning good looks and genious IQ (Old Lunch), Monday, 12 November 2018 19:35 (one month ago) Permalink

xp to farrell, me too!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Monday, 12 November 2018 20:18 (one month ago) Permalink

turns out the Fuck Off Squad has all three issues in it, the TOC just says PART ONE and PART TWO in black and white, and PART THREE in white-on-very-soft-pink.

Sing The Mighty Beat (sic), Wednesday, 14 November 2018 18:10 (four weeks ago) Permalink

Got my copy of Mort Cinder, very nice but sometimes modern scanning technology shows a level of detail that wasn't originally intended, I prefer the slightly flatter black and white look. I was right in guessing there is a big Breccia reprint project across a few languages, at the back of the book it notes that there will be a series of his major works from Fantagraphics.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 16 November 2018 18:43 (three weeks ago) Permalink

daaaaaave nooooooo

Oh, did you know Dave McKean and Jack Gantos (2 white dudes) have a comic out next year about an illiterate brown Muslim boy who goes into a library with a suicide bomb only to start having second thoughts because people seem so into the world of books and if only he could read

— Zainab Akhtar (@comicsandcola) November 19, 2018

https://www.abramsandchronicle.co.uk/wp-content/uploads/2018/09/9781419728563.jpg

“People stop thinking when they cease to read.” When a young boy enters a library wearing an explosive vest hidden underneath his lovely new red jacket, he only has one plan on his mind. But as he observes those around him becoming completely captivated by all of the wonderful books they are reading—books he has no ability to read—the boy can’t help but question his reasoning for being there. With Dave McKean’s unique mixed-media illustrations, bestselling author Jack Gantos brings to life the story of a young suicide bomber, his unquestionable duty to his beliefs, and the unexpected power of books to change lives.

🎶 in a world of pure exsanguination 🎶 (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 10:42 (three weeks ago) Permalink

he's also not a god, a wizard or a superhero, but that doesn't stop him

koogs, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 11:21 (three weeks ago) Permalink

ffs

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 15:48 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Liiiiiiiike...there's probably a way that that basic plot could be handled in a thoughtful, respectful, and delicate way, but that particular path is so incredibly narrow and precarious that, yeah, if you're a white non-Muslim dude it's probably best to maybe do a story that isn't that story.

'Rock Me (I'm a Dais)' (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 16:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

As a general thing, I would say, 'Hey, white non-Muslim people: don't ever write another story about a Muslim suicide bomber. Like ever, in any context.'

'Rock Me (I'm a Dais)' (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 16:09 (three weeks ago) Permalink

an illiterate muslim suicide bomber, pls

sign up for my waterless urinals webinar (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 16:13 (three weeks ago) Permalink

TBH, my first thought was 'can't wait to see how Kyle reacts after he reads Cartman's press release'.

'Rock Me (I'm a Dais)' (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 16:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i blame the writer. mckean can't be expected to sort these things out, he just wants to blow, man

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 17:18 (three weeks ago) Permalink

an illiterate muslim suicide bomber, pls

yeah this makes um no sense

how does he read the Koran

Οὖτις, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 17:20 (three weeks ago) Permalink

with great difficulty, one assumes

sign up for my waterless urinals webinar (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 18:07 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Wow, this is practically Frank Millerian in its conceptual awfulness!

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 19:04 (three weeks ago) Permalink

i'm curious if this is in fact Millerian or a misguided liberal fool

Nhex, Tuesday, 20 November 2018 20:52 (three weeks ago) Permalink

No mention of our heroic librarygoers clubbing the illiterate Muslim to death with copies of the New Testament so I'd assume the latter by default.

'Rock Me (I'm a Dais)' (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 20 November 2018 21:00 (three weeks ago) Permalink

It's apparently adapted from a short story he did for amnesty international. Goodreads reviews are a mix of 1s from people who probably haven't read it and 4s from people who all got sent free copies. My mind is still boggling a bit about the writer even thinking this was a good idea. (McKean has done a bunch of charity work over the years so I guess the amnesty connection is why he is involved)

koogs, Wednesday, 21 November 2018 07:30 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Obit of an accomplished artist with a comics connection — he did some illustration work for Atlas and had an association w/Stan Lee: https://www.nytimes.com/2018/11/21/obituaries/pablo-ferro-dead.html

This interview goes into more depth on the comics angle: http://www.artofthetitle.com/feature/pablo-ferro-a-career-retrospective-part-1/

my guitar friend wants his money (morrisp), Thursday, 22 November 2018 03:56 (three weeks ago) Permalink

Don't know if I'll listen to this particular episode but this is one of my favorite podcasts
http://www.scottedelman.com/2018/11/21/savor-a-steak-dinner-with-comics-legend-paul-levitz-in-episode-82-of-eating-the-fantastic/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 25 November 2018 14:56 (two weeks ago) Permalink

One of Paul Levitz's just tossed in lines that caught my ear was the one "I got the first 30 years of Marvel Comics along with the DC ones sitting in a storage unit in New Jersey."

earlnash, Sunday, 25 November 2018 21:50 (two weeks ago) Permalink

There's Berserk omnibuses coming out next year (3 volumes per omnibus) but since they are on larger paper, it's not going to be much cheaper!

Considered giving up on it but a recent volume had a huge dog dragging a coffin and they only come out once a year so it's not a huge commitment at this point.

Just a real shame there isn't a cheap way for people to get into it and Miura probably wont stop doing detours that are never as interesting as the main story.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Friday, 30 November 2018 23:30 (one week ago) Permalink

Superhero stories with guest stars are extremely offputting. Back when I was huge into superheroes I couldn't imagine why people objected to a cool character having a guest spot but now I just want to immerse myself in a world unto itself.

Did anyone read Walter Simonson's Ragnarok series for IDW? Some said it was good.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 1 December 2018 14:46 (one week ago) Permalink

I remember there being particular cynicism about titles that launched with a crossover and young me was thinking "why wouldn't you want Spiderman in your first issue?" but now it screams "we have no confidence in this new title finding an audience".

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 1 December 2018 15:09 (one week ago) Permalink

Literally my first issue when I took over scripting Robin from chuck d1x0n was a mandated from the top, totally idiotic crossover event with “young justice” which I could not get out of.

*well my first full issue - there was a hand-off issue where D1x0n wrote the first half and I wrote the second

valet doberman (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 1 December 2018 17:31 (one week ago) Permalink

Levitz interview was a lot better than the Marv Wolfman interview (haven't listened to the Don McGregor one), enjoyed his laying out the different models/phases of comics and him saying "is there a gorilla on the cover?"

Really impressed by this Nestor Redondo piece
http://creatfeatforever.blogspot.com/2018/11/the-inheritance-of-blood.html

Wish there were many more comics compilations like Art Out Of Time and Art In Time, or even just more artist focused collections. There really should be books focused on Heavy Metal shorts and similar magazines from around the world. There's probably tons of treasures waiting to be rediscovered, I always wondered what happened to John Zack, he did two eyepopping pieces for Epic Illustrated and I never was able to find anything more by or about him.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 1 December 2018 20:39 (one week ago) Permalink

Two Don McGregor/Gene Colan collections recently: Nathaniel Dusk Complete and Black Panther: Panther's Quest.

Really liked the moodiness of the latter when I seen it serialized in Marvel Comics Presents but I'll need to see both of these in the shops to judge how well the art has been handled.

Nathaniel Dusk appears to be late.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 2 December 2018 03:03 (one week ago) Permalink

So... Batman #60 then.

Penguin only really became Penguin because someone (Bane is assumed at this point but given the other contents of the issue is possible it's the BIG SPOILER GUY who's pulled an awful lot of strings for a long time) killed the penguin he was fucking and considered himself 'married' to.

Repeated for the hard of believing: THE PENGUIN HE WAS FUCKING

Jesus Christ Tom King, we thought you were better than this.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Thursday, 6 December 2018 08:20 (one week ago) Permalink

Lol - King's dialogue is so opaque, I didn't even notice the penguinsex.

I'm enjoying this Batman run way more than Snyder's (not hard) but it's really variable, huh? Even this issue had great and stupid things in it, sometimes on the same page.

Right now, he seems to have followed Bendis's example - (a) get praise for your idiosyncrasies then (b) double down on them until they become (c) cliches and (d) gibberish.

Enjoying it nontheless. Actually, Bendis's Superman is not-great-but-fun in a similar way.

Chuck_Tatum, Thursday, 6 December 2018 10:56 (one week ago) Permalink

https://i1.wp.com/www.bleedingcool.com/wp-content/uploads/2018/12/Image-340.jpg

Feathers and beak isn't that opaque lol.

But yes to this and BendySupes, kind of enjoying both but quality is very variable - as you say, sometimes even on the same page.

Bimlo Horsewagon became Wheelbarrow Horseflesh (aldo), Thursday, 6 December 2018 11:06 (one week ago) Permalink

Yeah, agreed on all points. I caught the "he's fucking the bird" bit at the start of the penguin arc and was less than amused.
King is starting to suffer this past year from the time-tested method of scuttling your favorite writers: overwork. Too many titles, too much churn.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 6 December 2018 16:47 (one week ago) Permalink

This week I got the comics fever like I haven't had in months. I even bought Previews despite swearing never to buy it again several times, but I just wanted to get an impression of the direct market these days, promising not to get angry at the contents.

Went to a back issue shop and completely forgotten the pains of searching through comics when they're all tightly packed together and boarded. I remember I used to get the skin above my nails bleeding if I had spent long enough looking.

Kind of surprised that the variant cover trend just keeps getting heavier, not so much in terms of fancy materials but just the sheer quantity. 7 variant covers isn't even a special occasion now, it's just business as usual.

Do the massive omnibuses by DC and Marvel sell well? Will this trend last or will they fill up the shelves and keep getting reduced by shops until they get rid of them? I have to say I'm more impressed by the things DC has chosen to make an omnibus.

Looked at some Young Allies Masterworks and totally forgot about the awful depiction of Whitewash. Not surprised Marvel did a recent revising of the character.

Been getting a bunch of Leiji Matsumoto books. Galaxy Express seems to be the favorite so I don't know why they aren't translating that yet, maybe they're building up to it?

Erik Larsen must have given up entirely on Savage Dragon being suitable for children as there's more sex than ever and Malcolm is having threesomes with his sister (it seems they both share a girlfriend?)

Had a look at that Black Panther book and no, I still cant abide by the color of these reprints. Why do so many comics people have no sense of good color?
Since DC and Marvel might continue their reprint color regime forever and I'm not a torrenting guy, I'm going to get more Essential/Showcase books.

Annoyingly a few of the Showcase books had errors, I just noticed that in the Showcase Ghosts collection, the final page of this story is missing
http://creatfeatforever.blogspot.com/2018/11/death-held-lantern-high.html

First one I'm going to read is the original Doom Patrol.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 8 December 2018 11:42 (five days ago) Permalink

Been getting a bunch of Leiji Matsumoto books. Galaxy Express seems to be the favorite so I don't know why they aren't translating that yet, maybe they're building up to it?

This is where speaking French helps you out - the French have translated way more manga than the Anglo market. Anyway I read the first volume of Galaxy Express, felt like it could get quite formulaic but there was a weird, melancholic Leone feel to it and of course the spaceship designs are lush.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 10 December 2018 11:03 (three days ago) Permalink

I do regret not trying harder at school French. Amazon manga searches always turn up a lot of French editions.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 10 December 2018 13:49 (three days ago) Permalink

I bought those when they came out

EZ Snappin, Monday, 10 December 2018 23:17 (three days ago) Permalink

me too!

sans lep (sic), Monday, 10 December 2018 23:58 (three days ago) Permalink

#metoo

sans lep (sic), Monday, 10 December 2018 23:58 (three days ago) Permalink

#old

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:02 (two days ago) Permalink

I'd love to have seen Dick Sprang take on Scarface and the Ventriloquist. Of all of the modern villains, I think that Alan Grant and Norm Breyfogle really came up with a bad guy that seemed like it came from the golden age of Dick Sprang and Jerry Robinson Batman.

Somewhere on one of the comic art sites I saw a really amazing piece that was done in Sprang's style with Scarface and the Ventriloquist along with some of the later villains like Poison Ivy, Black Mask etc.

earlnash, Tuesday, 11 December 2018 00:04 (two days ago) Permalink


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