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Lol @ this Steve Ditko quote on the back of this Star Wars card.

— The Mole Man (@KingMoleMan) December 19, 2020

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 21 January 2021 19:56 (one month ago) link

It already came out in 2019, but I only recently found about Liz Suburbia's Egg Cream, bought it and read it. Most of it consists of the first part of the sequel to her Sacred Heart book. It's really more of an epilogue, exploring what the plot twist in the very last panel of SH really meant. As such it's kinda superfluous, but it's also intriguing because it illuminates many of the cryptic background references in SH, which you could never get without reading this sequel. So apparently she put a lot of effort into creating a whole backstory of SH even though almost none of it was revealed there, which I think is cool.

Tuomas, Thursday, 21 January 2021 23:54 (one month ago) link

Going through a Crepax volume. Insane that he sent Louise Brooks some of his porn Valentina books with the info that she was the inspiration for them and instead of going "wtf gross" she was befuddled but flattered and they started corresponding on the regular.

Daniel_Rf, Friday, 22 January 2021 14:57 (one month ago) link

I dunno, the woman who said of Pabst's Pandora's Box “the movie should have ended with the knife in the vagina" could probably handle Crepax's softcore psych.

Ward Fowler, Friday, 22 January 2021 15:29 (one month ago) link
Found this podcast enjoyable, haven't listened to it in ages. And I didn't know this Slow Death revival was a thing

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 23:06 (one month ago) link

Laughed a bit at Tucker talking about Peter David coming back to Hulk after Bruce Jones.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 27 January 2021 23:08 (one month ago) link

Corben did so much and so much of it is impossible to find. The guy had a truly amazing imagination. I was re-reading the Dark Horse Conan run and Corben did a flashback sequence in a Tim Truman story about Conan's grandfather Connacht. It's really good.

One of my plague of 2020 things has been reading the Hulk and Daredevil from the start. I'm up to the early 70s in both series. I kinda think the Hulk is one of the better reads of the early Marvel series, I love that pretty much EVERY issue is a big cliffhanger (AKA to be HULKTINUED).

earlnash, Sunday, 31 January 2021 18:26 (one month ago) link

I think I probably got into Corben at a good time, I was able to get most of his books online in mid to late 00s. The guys in that podcast enthuse about the few I didn't bother with (Punisher: The End, Hellblazer: Hard Time and Cage Max), I read a bit of the Conan stuff but there just weren't enough of his pages, I did love that line "come closer so I can kill you".
There's so many bits and bobs never collected. Would like the full version of Bloodstar too because it apparently never came out in intended book form. Sad to hear that Creepy Presents Corben never stayed in print, I assumed it would have.

I liked the original Hulk miniseries well enough but the early Tales To Astonish era was unreadable for me.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 31 January 2021 18:42 (one month ago) link

reading the Hulk and Daredevil from the start

I think I've read all of Daredevil from the early 00s Bendis stuff onwards and imo it's one of the most consistently good long-running comics. I am curious to know if the rest of it stands up as well. I should probably make time for the Frank Miller run, right?

salsa shark, Monday, 1 February 2021 13:53 (one month ago) link

yeah. it's dated in a lot of ways, but some really classic moments throughout. make sure you remember to get to the Elektra minis too

Nhex, Monday, 1 February 2021 14:54 (one month ago) link

Nocenti run is fun and weird

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 1 February 2021 18:32 (one month ago) link

the Elektra minis

You know, I absolutely love Elektra: Assassin, but I never bothered to see if there were more things like it. It's Bill Sienkiewicz that makes it though imo. I forgot about the Nocenti stuff, I had been meaning to get around to that too. Thanks!

salsa shark, Tuesday, 2 February 2021 12:22 (one month ago) link

euro album format Love & War by Miller and Billy is the other Sienkiewicz thing u need

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 2 February 2021 13:24 (one month ago) link

Aw, bummer - with Disney closing Blue Sky Studios, the Nimona movie in production got cancelled.

Nhex, Tuesday, 9 February 2021 18:43 (three weeks ago) link

aw that's bullshit. Maybe she can take it to netflix?

That's not really my scene (I'm 41) (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 9 February 2021 22:42 (three weeks ago) link

Wow, I had no idea there even was a Nimona movie in production! Though I can't imagine Disney could even do faithful adaptation with all the violence and queer stuff in it... I guess Netflix could, they did let Stevenson make She-Ra into the queerest American kids' cartoon ever.

Tuomas, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 08:18 (three weeks ago) link

David Britton died recently. I think he mostly wrote novels but probably more people have seen his comics. Savoy co-founder, Lord Horror, Reverbstorm.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 10 February 2021 18:39 (three weeks ago) link

Read House Of X for a comic discussion group, that was quite bonkers and fun! Artwise I enjoyed the Lisa Frank vibes in the background. Also struck me this stuff would be unreadable on an issue-by-issue basis, which has been my eXperience with Hickman - cancelled my subscription to East Of West after many a month of reading an issue and realising I had no idea what happened in the last one.

Daniel_Rf, Thursday, 11 February 2021 11:17 (three weeks ago) link

True - thankfully House/Powers of X was published weekly. Reading his monthly X-Men has been plodding by comparison.
I'm still on board with his titles and Marauders, dropped all the remaining X books though, of which there seems to be a new series almost every month.

Nhex, Thursday, 11 February 2021 13:52 (three weeks ago) link

I was a bit underwhelmed by HoX/PoX. I appreciate the gargantuan effort of it all (as I wrote in a separate comics forum, the fact that someone like Goldballs has a purpose in this universe is testament to the consideration Hickman has given to how this new mutant society is supposed to work) but I like X-Men best when it focuses more on smaller teams, which as a more expository/setup piece Hoxpox doesn't do as much. Maybe some of the many offshoot series will deliver eventually; I read a few issues and wasn't compelled, but I'm willing to try again when this whole iteration of X-Men wraps up and it's clearer which series/arcs are worthwhile.

Side note, someone in that comics forum shared this article, which I found interesting: From Jerusalem To Krakoa: House Of X & The State Of Israel

salsa shark, Saturday, 13 February 2021 17:47 (three weeks ago) link

Gold... Balls...?

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Sunday, 14 February 2021 02:36 (three weeks ago) link

GOLDBALLS, baby. Love it or leave it!

Nhex, Sunday, 14 February 2021 03:03 (three weeks ago) link

I loved hoxpox but the regular series’s pandemic release schedule/crossovers/confusing reading orders/crappy side titles, mixed with having a toddler, have somewhat stalled my interest. Marauders seems ok though.

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 14 February 2021 08:52 (three weeks ago) link

Enjoying Zdarsky’s Stillwater, which is basically “The Walking Alive”, but like a lot of his comics, it’s missing a bit of personality (his)

Al Ewing’s new Boom series is not for me, sadly - nice art and story concept, but it’s impossible to follow what’s going on, which I guess is part of the point, but it’s taking too long to coalesce for me

Chuck_Tatum, Sunday, 14 February 2021 08:57 (three weeks ago) link

I immediatley thought of the Israel paralell re: HoX and think Hickman explicitly introduces an Israeli character early on to avoid that reading - it would be a terrible metaphor because, y'know, no Palestinians.

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 14 February 2021 13:11 (three weeks ago) link

xp Tuomas: your mention of Sacred Heart got me to check it out. Pretty good stuff, like a punk rock cousin of Black Hole. Still trying to piece together what it was all about, exactly, besides the plot. Def interested in a followup, but knowing that Egg Cream is only part 1 makes me want to wait for a full sequel.

Nhex, Saturday, 20 February 2021 02:27 (two weeks ago) link

Billionaire Island by Russell and Pugh - funny, not angry enough, but a good effort.

Nhex, Sunday, 21 February 2021 19:11 (two weeks ago) link

Def interested in a followup, but knowing that Egg Cream is only part 1 makes me want to wait for a full sequel.

It's technically part 1 of a sequel, but really it's more of an epilogue taking place years after the events of Sacred Heart, explaining most of the odd stuff that happened in the first story. There's some hints of where the story might go in future installments, but if you liked Sacred Heart I think you can easily read it now, cos it's not like it even starts a proper new plot.

Tuomas, Sunday, 7 March 2021 00:07 (yesterday) link

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