Rolling Comic Books 2022

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Does anybody even read these anymore?

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Monday, 7 February 2022 00:26 (nine months ago) link

I'm looking forward to issue #2 of Juni Ba's Monkey Meat this Wednesday.

peace, man, Monday, 7 February 2022 02:02 (nine months ago) link

I've been working my way through Swamp Thing and I've finally gotten to the more recent stuff. How long does it usually take for issues to be collected into a trade? The first half of the most recent run has been collected but not the second half. Trying to figure out if I should be patient or just find the individual issues. There's a new limited thing called Green Hell that I'll pick up at some point.

Apart from that I'm picking up random Alan Moore things. Got a Captain Britain omnibus that I'm pretty excited about. I've also been picking up the stray Hellblazer tpb.

Cow_Art, Monday, 7 February 2022 03:30 (nine months ago) link

Crisis Zone by Simon Hanselmann - Def the best thing done about the pandemic in any medium I've seen. Funny, disturbing and, in the end, quite touching.

Jim Starlin's Warlock - The page layouts in this are just off the charts. I've been watching a bunch of Cartoonist Kayfabe videos lately and I think they've helped me appreciate stuff that I might not vibe with 100% thematically more. Flipside is I've become much less indulgent of stuff where the craft's not there.

Currently reading Bobby London's 80's run on Popeye/Thimble Theater. Sometimes explicitly about capitalism and gentrification, sometimes loveably quaint with its 80's references, sometimes just kind of an unfunny legacy strip. Art always good tho. Also a reminder of all the weird characters in the Popeye universe, Alice the Goon and Eugene the Jeep!

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 7 February 2022 11:43 (nine months ago) link

also spinning off last year's thread I'm in the market for some essential Rebellion releases breakdowns

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 7 February 2022 11:45 (nine months ago) link

xxp

I thought the first issue of Green Hell was pretty fun! I haven't fully caught up with Ram V's Swamp Thing run - I get the issues in my pullbox but I've been too distracted by other things to read it. Will make a point to catch up before the series resumes in March (it was extended from a 10-issue run to 16).

In my experience, trades sometimes come out like 6 months after a comic comes out, although I feel like I've seen some shorter wait times recently.

peace, man, Monday, 7 February 2022 11:49 (nine months ago) link

I've been holed up inside at home during all my free time and reading as many comics as I've ever been tbh

Probably buying too much Marvel as usual

Nhex, Monday, 7 February 2022 13:36 (nine months ago) link

Is there a book of the Bobby London Popeye?

(I’ve not heard of one, but I just can’t read a chunk of comics on a screen these days)

bad luck banging, or Lorna Doone (sic), Monday, 7 February 2022 16:33 (nine months ago) link

Yes, on IDW. Dunno if it's in print tho, bought the first volume some years ago.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 7 February 2022 16:37 (nine months ago) link

I wanna give the strongest possible recommendation (and equally strong trigger warning) for Glenn Head's memoir Chartwell Manor from Fanta. Astonishingly naked biography, amazingly raw and powerful.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Friday, 11 February 2022 19:35 (nine months ago) link

Cliff Chiang's Catwoman series is pretty damn great

Duane Barry, Friday, 11 February 2022 22:38 (nine months ago) link

It is. I was impressed.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Saturday, 12 February 2022 00:19 (nine months ago) link

Am enjoying the new Walter Mosely Thing mini too - can anyone recommend any of his novels?

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 14:45 (nine months ago) link

I've been liking it too - didn't know anything about him. My library has Maximum Fantastic Four, so I'll check that out.

Nhex, Tuesday, 15 February 2022 14:56 (nine months ago) link

"Devil in a Blue Dress" is a good starting point. The first Easy Rawlins book (and made into a movie with Denzel Washington), so if you like it, you have the rest of the series in order.

the body of a spider... (scampering alpaca), Tuesday, 15 February 2022 15:26 (nine months ago) link

Fun rant on fascist supermen in GMo's Substack: https://grantmorrison.substack.com/p/162-superman-and-the-authority-annotations

Chuck_Tatum, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 17:09 (nine months ago) link

I learned it from watching you dad

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 16 February 2022 17:35 (nine months ago) link

My library has Maximum Fantastic Four, so I'll check that out.

Not Mosely's fault particularly, but the repro/colouring on that really isn't very good at all. A more recent edition, shot directly from a pristine copy of FF1, is apparently the one to look out for:

https://www.abramsbooks.com/product/fantastic-four-no-1-panel-by-panel_9781419756153/

Ward Fowler, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 17:44 (nine months ago) link

xp that rant was fun!

interesting that Chip Kidd did his own dissection of FF#1 too. i'm not sure i'm THAT into the issue to read both of them, but i guess we'll see

Nhex, Wednesday, 16 February 2022 18:15 (nine months ago) link

I'll have to check out that Thing series, looks good. I'm really enjoying Tom King's Human Target as well, though I'm a bit ambivalent, given the poor reception his other recent comics got (at least in places I've looked). Let's hope this doesn't go off the rails!

Duane Barry, Thursday, 17 February 2022 01:14 (nine months ago) link

15/. For now, we’re retiring DRM-free downloads. Previous purchases with downloadable content will continue to be downloadable from https://t.co/09sMXawxXF, so no need to rush.

Your DRM-free downloads can now be found here: https://t.co/LZqT0VbDRT

— Comixology (@comiXology) February 11, 2022

so comixology have migrated everything to amazon and have stopped drm downloads (although that tweet seems to say two different things - "For now, we’re retiring DRM-free downloads" / "Your DRM-free downloads can now be found here:")

(all the links go to amazon.com and i was using comixology.co.uk so they are no use to me. and i don't think the uk is quite up to speed yet, even though the web link redirects to amazon)

so i'm sat here with a bunch of pre-christmas purchases that i can no longer download to my laptop / tablet.

amazon sales pages are terrible. the sandman sale for instance shows you about 10 titles at a time, mixed between sandman graphic novels, single issues, sandman mystery theatre, dead boy detective, petrifax, all jumble together.

koogs, Friday, 18 February 2022 11:34 (nine months ago) link

xp Duane - Rorschach and Strange Adventures (especially) were great imo

Nhex, Friday, 18 February 2022 16:27 (nine months ago) link

turns out there are comixology download links on amazon.com and my amazon.co.uk login works on there too. will download everything over the weekend.

the new android app crashes within 5 seconds of opening a book, can't get past the cover. good job amazon. all you had to do was nothing.

koogs, Friday, 18 February 2022 17:27 (nine months ago) link

A rundown of the Comixology complaints for those of you like me who didn't understand all the changes:
https://www.polygon.com/22938958/comixology-app-changes-amazon

Nhex, Saturday, 19 February 2022 17:16 (nine months ago) link

Also lol'd at GM's (pretty good!) spin on Boo Radleys pop here: https://grantmorrison.substack.com/p/212-artboy. It's such a specific rhythm section sound you could literally date it by the year and month.

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 21 February 2022 14:52 (nine months ago) link

There's a line in The Worst Person in the World about living before the internet, spending all your time going to physical stores, collecting comics and books to try to reattain the feeling you got in 20s... and continuing to do that that rest of your life even though you never got that feeling again. Spoken by a character in his 40s.

It cut deep.

Nhex, Monday, 21 February 2022 20:48 (nine months ago) link

Reminds me of the Seinfeld about how men wait until they feel happy and independent for the first time in their twenties, then never ever change their dress sense again

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 21 February 2022 20:57 (nine months ago) link

ouch

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Monday, 21 February 2022 21:25 (nine months ago) link

Otoh it’s very ok to do silly things that make you happy or slightly happier

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 21 February 2022 22:20 (nine months ago) link

Like it’s possible to indulge in nostalgia without becoming a gamergater, a comic book guy, or Rob Lowe on the football pitch in St. Elmo’s fire

Chuck_Tatum, Monday, 21 February 2022 22:22 (nine months ago) link

spending all your time going to physical stores, collecting comics and books to try to reattain the feeling you got in 20s... and continuing to do that that rest of your life even though you never got that feeling again. Spoken by a character in his 40s.

It cut deep.

― Nhex, Monday, February 21, 2022 8:48 PM (yesterday)

I got this feeling back by going to second hand book shops (usually charity shops like oxfam). I didn't think it would ever come back, but it's beautiful and I guess it might fade away in time too. I think part of the reason it went away is because comics that excite me are really hard to find and a lot of them are either on tiny print runs, not widely distributed or they don't actually make actual comic books, just comicky things on instagram, which I can barely look at now because my account has been broken for several months now (fuck you instagram).

Robert Adam Gilmour, Tuesday, 22 February 2022 18:56 (nine months ago) link

My experience is you gotta go cold turkey for a while and then the enthusiasm resurfaces.

This does prevent me from being the Authorative Chronicler Of Culture During My Lifetime that 18 year old wanted me to be tho.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 10:39 (nine months ago) link

But what is this being compared to? Does everyone still get excited about other shopping? I still get as much excitement looking for music and books as I ever did, and charity shops are more exciting because they're unpredictable. With comic shops I feel a cynicism that I don't even get when looking at the film sections of shops, because I dislike a lot of the publishers, Diamond and so much of the readers; film business is also stupid, largely shaped by even more stupid tastes so I don't know why it never put a cloud over film buying.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 15:05 (nine months ago) link

Maybe it's because films are so ubiquitous, they never seemed that special. My first few visits to a comic shop were total ecstasy because newsagents only ever had a handful of them and book shops had a very small section at that time

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 15:08 (nine months ago) link

the new comixology… everything.. sucks so incredibly bad

mh, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 15:40 (nine months ago) link

Breaking my nearly 100% lurker status to share some thoughts on comics I've read recently:

The Children of Mu-Town by Masumura Jushichi - a quiet tragedy about a gradually dying housing complex in Tokyo called Marigaoka. The story centers around two friends Juichi and Hajime, yakuza related maybe earlier twenty somethings trying to figure their shit out. Vivid spectacular art, a story centered around the brutality of neoliberalism (sorry) and gentrification, and writing that somehow manages to feel sparse and dense and confounding all at once.

Heaven No Hell by Michael Deforge - fantastic collection, my introduction to Michael Deforge, a writing style that reminds a lot of the best of James Tate. Hilarious and confident and a wonderful rendering of this burdensome world.

Magician A by Natsuko Ishitsuyo - six short stories that are interconnected in slight ways and are all about sex, but honestly saying that they're about sex seems shallow and nearly misleading. Sex here is adjacent to pleasure and more a method of maybe gaining some competitive edge in their worlds. Success, whatever that might mean, is the main drive of all the various protagonists, and they aim to achieve it with a casual ruthlessness and a resolve that suggests that makes it appear as though they will never reach resolution. It's not meant to be titillating, is weirdly funny, surreal, complex, unsettling and has haunted me since i read it.

bridge of donkeys, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 15:49 (nine months ago) link

Liked those first two, will check out the third!

Ant Colony is another DeFporge banger.

Daniel_Rf, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 15:51 (nine months ago) link

Oh great, I will definitely seek out Ant Colony

bridge of donkeys, Wednesday, 23 February 2022 16:30 (nine months ago) link

even bad deforge is generally worth a read

i will check out Mu-Town

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Wednesday, 23 February 2022 20:35 (nine months ago) link

I’m finally reading Tom Strong, which I always assumed was the dud of the ABC line and avoided, but it’s fun! Chris Sprouse’s work improved somewhat since his JLI work.

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 26 February 2022 23:37 (nine months ago) link

oh yeah, it totally ruled

Nhex, Sunday, 27 February 2022 00:07 (nine months ago) link

Yeah loved Tom Strong. As far as ABC duds go I remember losing my patience with Promethea's "magic: let me explain you it" thing but it's been ages since I read it.

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 27 February 2022 10:56 (nine months ago) link

Really enjoying this collection of the Friday Foster newspaper strip from the early seventies - gorgeously groovy artwork from Jordi Longarón:

https://www.comicsbeat.com/friday-foster-editor-christopher-marlon-interview/

Ward Fowler, Thursday, 3 March 2022 09:36 (eight months ago) link

that's on Hoopla - will check it out. I remember greatly enjoying the Pam Grier movie

Nhex, Thursday, 3 March 2022 15:56 (eight months ago) link

Figure this makes more sense on here than on the ILB what you reading thread:

Very close to finishing All The Marvels, an ex-ilxor's book of essays based around his reading, indeed, everything Marvel published since the first appearance of the Fantastic Four.

I suppose the point of the book is that the continuity modifies the reading experience, that having decades of writers and artists work on these properties makes new moments resonate in ways that would otherwise be impossible. Obv I'm not impervious to that, or I'd never have gotten into Marvel and DC in the first place, but on that level the book doesn't really convince me much that it's all worth it; the reboots and re-imaginings are described in ways where you can see how they would matter to the character, but not why they would "matter" in a larger sense outside of insular continuity porn.

Prob the weakest chapter is on the NORMAN OSBOURNE PRESIDETN era, partially because there's so much happening that the chapter has much more description than analysis, but then the analysis itself suffers majorly from this weird liberal amnesia - he views the whole thing as prophetic of Trump, when really it was writers reacting to and digesting the Bush era.

Much more enjoyable are the chapters where he focuses on a single character - Shang Chi, Black Panther - and just kinda guides you through what the best runs of it are, and usually the strenghts he pinpoints in those are unrelated to continuity. The chapter on Ms Marvel and Squirrel Girl is also v good.

I'd be totally up for further installments of just letting me know who his fav runs on Doctor Strange or Ghost Rider or whoever are.

Daniel_Rf, Saturday, 5 March 2022 15:01 (eight months ago) link

That project reminds me of the Flaming Carrot’s origin story: “he read too many comic books in one sitting, and became simple”.

covidsbundlertanze op. 6 (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 5 March 2022 16:27 (eight months ago) link

haha, quoted in the first chapter!

Daniel_Rf, Saturday, 5 March 2022 16:59 (eight months ago) link

Lol

covidsbundlertanze op. 6 (Jon not Jon), Saturday, 5 March 2022 23:13 (eight months ago) link

Ut!

bad luck banging, or Lorna Doone (sic), Sunday, 6 March 2022 01:04 (eight months ago) link

i feel like i'm unintentionally misleading a bit. DS2 is NOT more restrained in most ways! It's more like i feel there's nothing quite as cool looking as the "glass" effects in DS1, but there's PLENTY else to watch in it, especially going in as a horror or Sam Raimi fan

on occasion i do like to pick up random issues of stuff i've never read just to try, and it's just not really how comics are built nowadays

Nhex, Thursday, 12 May 2022 14:49 (six months ago) link

Yeah, I really have to get in on a first issue or if something I missed has been getting a lot of hype, I'll go pick up a trade and start from there.

peace, man, Thursday, 12 May 2022 14:51 (six months ago) link

at this stage going to see a MCU movie w/o having seen the last thirty or so must be equally disorientating

will report back in a week or three

like, no one who missed the first 45 minutes of Ragnorok is going to have trouble fingering out who the good and bad guys are, or whatever the MacGuffin is this time round.

fingering out your mum morelike tbf I was fairly bemused by the first 45 minutes of Ragnarok because I had no idea who was being introduced for the first time and who was from one or three or eight other films

Yul Brynner film festival on Channel 48... (sic), Thursday, 12 May 2022 17:36 (six months ago) link

Beyond wanting decently scanned reprints of DC and Marvel (hopefully people are torrenting good scans), I'm kind of glad that people are looking to other things, but I bet Disney owns some of them too. I don't have high hopes for this Disney Must Pay thing, I'd rather people didn't work for them.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 12 May 2022 18:32 (six months ago) link

the whole point of Disney Must Pay is that the people didn't work for Disney. you're free to agitate instead on a case-by-case basis, hundreds and hundreds of times over, for eg Alan Dean Foster to not write the Alien novelisation in the first place because he will receive royalties for 40 years, and then Disney will buy 20th Century Fox, but it might be less practical than the current movement.

Yul Brynner film festival on Channel 48... (sic), Thursday, 12 May 2022 20:38 (six months ago) link

Of course there's many more issues than the royalties situation.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Thursday, 12 May 2022 20:51 (six months ago) link

I got this little series Knighthawk in the mail
https://www.comics.org/series/5322/covers/
Because there was a Filipino special issue of Comic Book Artist in their Top Shelf era that cited Knighthawk as some of the most accomplished Xtreme 90s comics, a highlight for Nestor Infante and the picture shown looked pretty good. It is nice but Neal Adams really dominates the thing, sometimes it looks like he's doing most of the work.
I forgotten how much adverts break up the mood of a comic when they keep interrupting the story.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 23 May 2022 18:00 (six months ago) link

This was the issue, really worth tracking down, it was probably my favorite of all the ones I read
https://www.topshelfcomix.com/catalog/comic-book-artist-vol-2-4/209

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 23 May 2022 18:06 (six months ago) link

Neal Adams is the only one credited on first issue of Knighthawk.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 23 May 2022 18:08 (six months ago) link

Re: "is there a Gorilla on the cover?"
It even features another variation of the gorilla robbing famous novels from a library in order to take over the world.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WpLBzGfuk1s
It doesn't mention any of the possible racist undercurrents that have often been discussed around giant or humanoid ape stories. There are a bunch of french stories that predate Planet Of The Apes, including this one
https://thebedlamfiles.com/fiction/balaoo/

Even after hearing some explanations, I'm still a bit mystified that gorillas were so popular with children. I don't remember kids ever being that excited about anything like that.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 29 May 2022 21:10 (five months ago) link

I own this history of comics hardcover and I remember a non-comics geek friend leafing through it and just being reduced to hysterics by an issue of Tales Of The Unexpected featuring a guy frantically gesturing at a green gorilla and the gorilla saying "no you fool, none but you can see me!".

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 30 May 2022 09:09 (five months ago) link

three months pass...

Sorry, I know, wrong medium but I Can't find any talk of Owen Kline's Funny Pages, I thought it might be well received on ilx. Has drawings by Johnny Ryan and a couple of others, feels much like a Zwigoff film. Really worth seeing.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 18 September 2022 23:29 (two months ago) link

Felt really bad for the Miles character throughout.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 18 September 2022 23:45 (two months ago) link

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qXDeAcyt8Ng

Robert Adam Gilmour, Sunday, 18 September 2022 23:53 (two months ago) link

was hoping for a local theater release, but i guess it came and went

Nhex, Monday, 19 September 2022 02:05 (two months ago) link

oh actually it's currently playing still. i might get lucky

Nhex, Monday, 19 September 2022 02:07 (two months ago) link

Found this perplexing review on youtube: "A24 producing it just made it more pretentious, it did not add anything."

Robert Adam Gilmour, Monday, 19 September 2022 14:35 (two months ago) link

I didn’t care much for it, though it is clearly a labor of love and has a great deal of fidelity. Without giving too much away, I felt like the amount of anxiety it made me carry didn’t equal the story’s extremely pfffft ending.

i cannot help if you made yourself not funny (forksclovetofu), Monday, 19 September 2022 20:07 (two months ago) link

I was a bit letdown by the ending but it felt like it made enough sense that I can't complain too much and a good bunch of my favorite films made me say "oh shit, that's it?"

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 18:46 (two months ago) link

i'm good at complaining

I generally don't care about references but it was still an odd novelty to have a scene in which people rip into some guy for copying Larry Marder's Beanworld

Robert Adam Gilmour, Wednesday, 21 September 2022 18:56 (two months ago) link

not just people: andy milonakis!

one month passes...

Finished Kerascoet and Hubert's Beauty. Good fun, including the Prince Valiant style character. Kerascoet has another book coming soon.

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 5 November 2022 19:40 (three weeks ago) link

It's called The Court Charade and hopefully there will be a paper version, I only see a digital one for the end of this month

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 5 November 2022 19:52 (three weeks ago) link

Coddie was supposed to be cute?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 5 November 2022 22:33 (three weeks ago) link

English version hasn't been in print a long time? I really love this cover and hope new editions will include all the covers
https://i.gr-assets.com/images/S/compressed.photo.goodreads.com/hostedimages/1456289940i/18214409._SX540_.gif

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 5 November 2022 23:00 (three weeks ago) link

Does anybody even read these anymore?

―(forksclovetofu) (eight months ago)

???

I've been getting back into reading them recently (just found a better rotation of reading different things) but this might be the slimmest Rolling Comics thread. Is the business doing worse than even the last two years?

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 5 November 2022 23:36 (three weeks ago) link

I've been reading, I just rarely post. Currently making my way through Hellblazer from 0 onwards. Mostly enjoying, only a few real dud issues. Nice to see something UK based. Some really creepy/grotesque demons to gawp at.

salsa shark, Sunday, 6 November 2022 15:54 (three weeks ago) link

ILComics was to be fair always one of the smallest communities on here.

Also when it was at its most active it was a lot about following Big Two titles month to month - I never did this but yeah I think less ppl are doing so now.

Anyway, recent reads I've enjoyed: Chainsaw Man (still only up to vol.4), Orochi (by the guy who did The Drifting Classroom - mysterious woman in a sort of crypt keeper role witnessing the brutality of postwar Japan), Falconspeake (short vampire hunter thing, just a lot of fun) and Newburn (ex-cop private investigator working as a detective for all sections of organised crime in NYC).

Daniel_Rf, Sunday, 6 November 2022 16:42 (three weeks ago) link

what's Hellblazer 0? i think i have the first 200 as floppies somewhere, probably the thing i have most of (or maybe swamp thing)

koogs, Sunday, 6 November 2022 16:55 (three weeks ago) link

the DC Infinite app has added a few runs of MAD magazine now

mh, Sunday, 6 November 2022 22:21 (three weeks ago) link

I was curious about Hellblazer #0 too: a 2018 Halloween freebie reprint of #27 (1990, Gaiman & McKean), but with the cover of Warren Ellis’ first issue (#134, 1999) by Tim Bradstreet, instead of Dave McKean’s cover

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Sunday, 6 November 2022 23:17 (three weeks ago) link

i still read a ton, but more manga these days
also all my library reads tend to be forgotten already by the time i get to them
current Marvel/DC is basically OK but nothing to shout about

Chainsaw Man is great! i read all the trades and started reading them contemporaneously on Shonen Jump, who post the last three chapters for free

In fact I liked Chainsaw Man so much I went out and got the first volume of the author's previous series, Fire Punch, which good god was fucking terrible edgelord shit

Nhex, Monday, 7 November 2022 02:36 (two weeks ago) link

Yeah, it's really fucking funny as well is the thing. Obviously it jives with our zeitgeist - overworked gen z'ers in a cruel capitalist society. I love how the protagonist is such a loveable goofball - those early volumes where he says stuff "maybe one day, if I work really hard, I will be able to touch a boob"...that could very well feel icky in many other manga but here he's such an innocent kid that it just feels endearing. I also really love Power, whose behaviour is a very accurate depiction of cat.

He did a one shot story for the Shonen Jump app as well that from what I've heard is a lot more self-conciously artsy.

Daniel_Rf, Monday, 7 November 2022 10:49 (two weeks ago) link

Goodbye Eri was awesome, hunt it down. He's done a lot of one-shots that have been recently/are being collected into trades for English publication r/n

I want to pick up more of Fujimoto's work but yeah FP really burned me (har-har) and I'm gonna wait a while. Or maybe just start paying for SJ, $2 a month is incredibly cheap

Nhex, Monday, 7 November 2022 13:23 (two weeks ago) link

Sorry all I mean hellblazer 1, the Jamie Delano ones from the 80s, it has been a tiring week

salsa shark, Monday, 7 November 2022 18:27 (two weeks ago) link

I'm just waiting to get the Tim Hensley version of Maggie, one of my favorite books.

gjoon1, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 01:04 (two weeks ago) link

I wish I knew Maggie to appresh the Detention better! there's some wild-ass hensleying in it for sure tho

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Tuesday, 8 November 2022 05:09 (two weeks ago) link

RIP Kevin O'Neill. Need to read more of his non League stuff.

Daniel_Rf, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 10:14 (two weeks ago) link

Shame to hear, RIP.

Nhex, Tuesday, 8 November 2022 13:18 (two weeks ago) link

RIP Carlos Pacheco.

Vernon Locke, Friday, 11 November 2022 21:57 (two weeks ago) link

O'Neill's "Nemesis the Warlock" was some mind warping strange comics to my teenage mind. That artwork kinda freaked some people out. I seemed to recall there being some issues with a US printer as the employees thought it was was obscene at one point in the 80s.

I'd say that series, Marshall Law and a graphic novel that he did with Pat Mills for DC called Metalzolic are worth searching out.

earlnash, Friday, 11 November 2022 23:25 (two weeks ago) link

I never read Nemesis because it looked so creepy. I still find it creepy! But will give it a shot.

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 12 November 2022 16:23 (two weeks ago) link

I’ve always felt like there’s a very “my brain does not want to look at that” quality to O’Neill’s art, which is probably why he’s so great!

Chuck_Tatum, Saturday, 12 November 2022 16:26 (two weeks ago) link

Not a printer - the CCA.

Vance Vance Devolution (sic), Saturday, 12 November 2022 17:37 (two weeks ago) link

I need to get on Orochi soon

Kerascoet's Beauty is getting a paperback reprint this month

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 12 November 2022 20:39 (two weeks ago) link

For the single-digits number of people still following the big two:

Any thoughts on DC Universe Infinite Ultra, other than that name being a mouthful? They're claiming the yearly price is "introductory" and going to go up to an unspecified number at the end of the month. I'm not sure if I care about getting new comics sooner, but I'm wondering how expanded the Black Label/Vertigo selection is

mh, Tuesday, 22 November 2022 17:14 (five days ago) link

Might be appealing for a one-off year’s payment based on what’s in the vertigo library.

Weirdly I am finally rediscovering the joys of paper collected editions. I’ve had Jason Aaron’s Avengers run on my iPad for years and never wanted to read it; but now I’m whizzing through it after taking the trades out of my local library

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 22 November 2022 19:49 (five days ago) link

i flip through the current books but it's impossible to care tbh

I got the Dorian Gray adaptation by Corominas today and it's pretty stunning, I haven't seen much else like it. I don't think it has ever been in english but I guess a familiarity with the source material will help
https://www.danielmaghen-editions.com/catalogue/dorian-gray/

Robert Adam Gilmour, Saturday, 26 November 2022 18:41 (yesterday) link


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