Marvel Comics blabbery

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Not really about anything, but CBR has a chat transcript with Marvel Editor Tom Brevoort and I snorted with laughter at this exchange, even though I don't know who Rocket Racer is.

Brad Curran: How about Rocket Racer? I'm in a shameless mood, so I'll ask if he's going to be in anything, too.

Tom Brevoort: I'm talking to somebody about Rocket Racer right now.

Cayman: Are you saying "don't ever mention Rocket Racer again if you want to keep working in this town?"

Huk-L (Huk-L), Monday, 12 September 2005 17:09 (fourteen years ago) link


David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 12 September 2005 17:26 (fourteen years ago) link


Huk-L (Huk-L), Monday, 12 September 2005 17:37 (fourteen years ago) link

Marvel in the 70s = DC in the 50s.

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 12 September 2005 17:50 (fourteen years ago) link

NB: I'm totally wrong.

David R. (popshots75`), Monday, 12 September 2005 17:56 (fourteen years ago) link

seven years pass...

where is the goddamn DCU ipad app?

it was very clear that it's a sarcastic song (forksclovetofu), Tuesday, 29 January 2013 15:11 (six years ago) link

I'll be surprised if they do an app soon. They just got around to making it non-flash.

I've been using it on the ipad through Safari and it's nice.

EZ Snappin, Tuesday, 29 January 2013 15:13 (six years ago) link

one year passes...

Do we really need a Deadly Hands of Kung Fu revival? It's only been 40 years since the last one...let's give it another 40 to really let the nostalgia build up.

WilliamC, Sunday, 4 May 2014 13:09 (five years ago) link

Will it feature Shang-Chi? Still waiting on a reprint of Master of Kung Fu, which I think has always been scuppered by rights issue to do with the Sax Rohmer characters.

Love some of the Neal Adams covers on DHOKF

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 4 May 2014 13:34 (five years ago) link

I liked Shang Chi as Moench wrote him, but Hickman making him a spaceship-piloting Avenger was a development so wrong-footed it's sort of put me off the entire company, except for Bendis' Miles Morales, Waid's Daredevil and Wilson's Ms. Marvel.

WilliamC, Sunday, 4 May 2014 14:13 (five years ago) link

I just don't get the love for Hickman (in some quarters), everything I've read by him has been a dreary mess with no real feel for Marvel history/characters/style. But I'm totally Team Bendis when it comes to the Avengers - the best run on the title since Englehart.

Ward Fowler, Sunday, 4 May 2014 14:27 (five years ago) link

Manhattan Projects is very good, can't really speak for his Marvel work besides a few FF comics which were pretty seemed fun.

tsrobodo, Sunday, 4 May 2014 16:08 (five years ago) link

xxp -- I forgot to mention Soule & Pulido's She-Hulk, which is 1001% fun, and beautiful to look at. Hawkeye has good moments but it's inconsistent.

WilliamC, Friday, 9 May 2014 17:56 (five years ago) link

mmm pretty seemed fun

tsrobodo, Saturday, 10 May 2014 11:31 (five years ago) link

I really like East of West. It's one of the few comics I'm reading month to month anymore.

earlnash, Saturday, 10 May 2014 14:36 (five years ago) link

one month passes...

lol 1985

poor Groo :(

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 July 2014 18:50 (five years ago) link

Groo back issues are hard to come by!

I dunno if I have any anymore but that was a great book.

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 July 2014 18:59 (five years ago) link

sales must have turned around at some point cuz it had a pretty long run (120 issues?!). I have fond memories of the storylines with his dog, who was even stupider than he was.

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 July 2014 19:00 (five years ago) link

yo man, Hama GI Joe was dope can't argue with that
i remember picking up Groo into the late 80s, it went forever

Nhex, Monday, 7 July 2014 19:12 (five years ago) link

these numbers are from may 85... groo's first marvel issue was march that year.

fit and working again, Monday, 7 July 2014 19:22 (five years ago) link

ah that explains it

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 July 2014 19:23 (five years ago) link

and yeah, groo was excellent.

fit and working again, Monday, 7 July 2014 19:23 (five years ago) link

Looks as if Groo was the second-highest selling Epic title after the flagship anthology. That's not too shabby, really.

It's hard to imagine Marvel making so much of their bread off of adaptated properties nowadays. Everybody but them seems to have cornered that particular market of late.

The She's The Sheriff Mystery Hour (Old Lunch), Monday, 7 July 2014 20:08 (five years ago) link

Was the New Universe the first time Marvel attempted the alternate, self-contained universe of titles gambit...? Was there any precedent of a similar approach from DC? (DC was pretty explicit about the separate universes, but they didn't have entire titles devoted to alternate universes, did they? At least not until Vertigo?)

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 July 2014 20:34 (five years ago) link

I think Marvel (copying 2000 AD and other sort of indie lines) was ahead of DC with Epic and OGNS and whatnot

Nhex, Monday, 7 July 2014 20:35 (five years ago) link

Kirby's Fourth World?

mh, Monday, 7 July 2014 20:36 (five years ago) link

that included Superman/Jimmy Olsen

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 July 2014 20:40 (five years ago) link

Epic and OGNS titles weren't related to each other tho. What I mean is something like Ultimates or New Universe, where there was a series of titles that were related to one another, but totally separate from the "regular" continuity.

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 July 2014 20:41 (five years ago) link

like, DC didn't have a bunch of Earth-2 titles (right?)

Οὖτις, Monday, 7 July 2014 20:42 (five years ago) link

There was All-Star Squadron and that's about it for Earth-2 ongoings.

EZ Snappin, Monday, 7 July 2014 20:47 (five years ago) link

It was the first line produced by Marvel Comics utilizing a pre-conceived shared universe concept.

fit and working again, Monday, 7 July 2014 20:49 (five years ago) link

I have a whole short box of nothing but groo. Can't even get at it rn (lol nyc) but I'm gonna wallow in them again someday.

how will the milf survive? (Jon Lewis), Monday, 7 July 2014 23:04 (five years ago) link

yeah, groo was awesome

i loved groo as a kid. a bit sad that the collections available on amazon are a tad pricey.

The Littlest Boho (stevie), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 06:29 (five years ago) link

Those figures are for postal subscriptions only, rather than newstand or comic book store sales

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 07:36 (five years ago) link

Collections were only ever four issues too iirc, they could have gotten the whole series out if Evanier had switched to fat 12-issue tomes

sales must have turned around at some point

subscription figures aren't necessarily exactly proportionate with newstand and direct sales anyway

i remember picking up Groo into the late 80s, it went forever

it's still going, the last series was in 2010 (and there's a Groo Vs Conan that was due in 2011, but Sergio's illness knocked it off track [and Sakai's family troubles probably aren't helping him speed through it rn])

Looks as if Groo was the second-highest selling Epic title after the flagship anthology. That's not too shabby, really.

can't possibly believe the Heavy Metal knockoff magazine sold more than Elektra

Was the New Universe the first time Marvel attempted the alternate, self-contained universe of titles gambit...? Was there any precedent of a similar approach from DC? (DC was pretty explicit about the separate universes, but they didn't have entire titles devoted to alternate universes, did they? At least not until Vertigo?)

Vertigo wasn't an alternate universe, it was a bunch of DCU and otherwise self-contained books

boney tassel (sic), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 07:39 (five years ago) link

Essential-style, phonebook Groo volumes wld be a winner, no?

Think Conan v Groo is finally coming out this year.

There was All-Star Squadron and that's about it for Earth-2 ongoings.

Before that there was an All Star Comics, also featuring the Earth-2 heroes, but since 'Flash of Two Worlds' DC have never exactly resisted crossovers between the two universes.

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 07:54 (five years ago) link

Groo was the first American-style comic I read after a childhood of Tintin and Asterix and The Beano. Anecdotally - it felt like Mad and Groo were much more widely read than the superhero books - maybe a UK thing? There were copies in every newsagent - plus (anecdotally again) it was never just boys who read them.

Chuck_Tatum, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 11:28 (five years ago) link

Groo was always tough to find in my area (NY), never seemed that popular around here. Probably because of the times (late 80s/early 90s). I was often surprised when I was able to find a copy

Nhex, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 13:48 (five years ago) link

I think I got into Mad magazine as a kid before most comics but never saw Groo on a newsstand and hardly ever in a comics shop.

mh, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 13:58 (five years ago) link

Groo was dead easy to find in the UK, but I always suspected we mainly got the leftover comics that hadn't sold in the US

The Littlest Boho (stevie), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 14:02 (five years ago) link

Nah. For quite a while, Marvel US would swap a 15 cent (or whatever) front cover price plate for a 10p cover price place at the end of a run of 'colour' comics, so the Marvel titles in newsagents etc were produced specifically for the UK market, although certain titles (eg The Avengers) that had British Marvel equivalents were 'non-distributed' (ie you could only get them as imports.)

By the time that the cover price included both a US and UK price, comics were distributed to UK specialist shops just a couple of days after they went on sale in America, so not 'leftovers' either.

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 14:12 (five years ago) link

paper is heavy, I would imagine shipping comics overseas was at the bottom of their list of strategies

mh, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 14:13 (five years ago) link

really? woah, I always imagined when I was reading Marvel obsessively (86-88) that they were imports... thanks for clearing that up, Ward.

The Littlest Boho (stevie), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 14:27 (five years ago) link

As a kid, I was always fascinated with Marvel comics from the UK whenever some neighborhood kids got their hands on one (usually Action Force, IIRC). Those larger comics with the different paper stock felt like alien artifacts. Even later, non-tabloid stuff like Knights of Pendragon looked so much different from what I was used to (which was largely due to what I think might've been a completely different color process than what was standard in most US Marvel books at the time).

The She's The Sheriff Mystery Hour (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 14:38 (five years ago) link

I have mixed feelings on Kieron Gillen's recent Iron Man run, but using a couple Marvel UK characters (Death's Head and Dark Angel) was kind of entertaining

mh, Tuesday, 8 July 2014 14:53 (five years ago) link

Stevie, I hope you won't mind if I make things a little clearer, still

The small, colour Marvel comics were always technically 'imports', in that they were printed and published in America. When Marvel comics were first imported to the UK, they would have a cents price on them and over that t UK price stamp, normally bearing a T&P insignia, which stood for the British distributors Thorpe and Porter Lrd. The comics were brought over to this country by sea mail.

At some point in the early 1970s, Marvel in America began to print a certain amount of their color comics with a UK pence price, rather than a cents price. This was done at the end of the printing process, a simple matter of swapping a printing plate, but it meant that UK pence copies traditionally have had shittier printing, more colour mis-alignment etc, which may have contributed to your impression that these comics were somehow 'leftovers'. They are generally deemed less collectible than the 'real' cents comics. But they were American Marvels, printed and published in the US and imported here.

Not every American Marvel title was officially distributed in the UK (these comics are known in British collector circles as 'ND' - not distributed - comics.) When the British Marvel titles kicked off in the 1970s, reprinting the American comics in larger size, black and white (or two colour) weekly editions, lots of the series featured in these UK Marvel titles - Spider-Man, Hulk, Avengers etc - were removed from UK distribution, so as not to distract from the UK sales, or confuse readers with stories from vastly different time periods. The only way for a UK reader to acquire these ND comics would be to subscribe, visit America, order them via a mail order dealer either at home or in America, or buy them from one a dedicated comic book store, like Dark They Were and Golden Eyed in London. Distribution of the Marvel Comics with British prices was always extremely patchy, but there's no evidence that any particular titles were 'dumped' on the UK market.

Again, at some point in the 1980s, Marvel began to print only one version of their American colour comics, with both an American and British (and Canadian) price on the front. These titles would be imported in large quantities by air to UK comic shops, typically going on sale just a couple of days after they went on sale in America. Or you could wait a month or so and buy pretty much every Marvel or DC as a slightly cheaper (cover) price, sea-freighted and officially distributed to newsagents and even comic shops.

Looking at a gallery of Groo covers, it seems that the first one with a joint US/UK price was issue 16, cover dated June 1986:

sʌxihɔːl (Ward Fowler), Tuesday, 8 July 2014 20:18 (five years ago) link

It seemed a decent way to actually in-comic deal with "holy fuck I have just taken over a book that's both good and Important" - but I stopped after a few issues.

Andrew Farrell, Thursday, 29 August 2019 10:44 (one month ago) link

"b&w books by depressed people about...I dunno, their feet or whatever" is a pretty weird way to characterize Kate Beaton

It was, how you say, a troll.

McGrief the Crying Dog (Old Lunch), Thursday, 29 August 2019 11:34 (one month ago) link

Was Waid’s essay (including in its original form) meant to be in the voice of Captain America?

Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Thursday, 29 August 2019 14:53 (one month ago) link

the two hickman x-books are the only marvel stuff i've enjoyed + followed in a few years. are there other ongoings right now that are must-reads? or recent runs (like over the last 5 years) i may have overlooked?

Mordy, Thursday, 29 August 2019 20:18 (one month ago) link

i'm enjoying Jason Aaron's ongoing run on Thor and I've not been a big fan of a lot of his other work! His style fits the character.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 29 August 2019 20:55 (one month ago) link

The Immortal Thor run is pretty good two tpbs into it.

Frederik B, Thursday, 29 August 2019 21:59 (one month ago) link

Immortal Hulk, not Thor. Goodnight everyone.

Frederik B, Thursday, 29 August 2019 22:00 (one month ago) link

Almost every Marvel run I've read has been derailed sooner rather than later by being taken into space, and DC/Marvel visions of space are almost invariably as derivative and boring as fuck

If I wanted to read bad 1950s pulp SF I can get that free at Project Gutenberg

Was Waid’s essay (including in its original form) meant to be in the voice of Captain America?

no, Waid himself wears a mask and carries a shield every day, even when he's typing or cooking

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 30 August 2019 04:25 (one month ago) link

That would be a “sic” burn — except the original passage mentions none of those things and seems not to be written in Steve Rogers’ voice, while the 2nd one does and is, which I why I (naturally) wondered if the entire focus of the essay shifted. You should pause to consider the context before firing up your fearsome Sarcasm Eye Beams!

Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Friday, 30 August 2019 05:33 (one month ago) link

I paused to assess the context of your parentheses before making a silly joke offering some 100% accurate information that I have about Mark Waid’s personal life

quelle sprocket damage (sic), Friday, 30 August 2019 05:49 (one month ago) link


Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Friday, 30 August 2019 05:52 (one month ago) link

Btw — the Spider-Woman story in Marvel Comics Presents #8 is apparently one in a series depicting “previously untold tales of Marvel Heroes” dealing with “major historical events that for whatever reason we have not been able to fully wrestle with, either because they happened too quickly or even because they were too raw a subject.”

The “real-life event” tackled in this story is “Misinformation on Social Media” — which a long blurb describes as, “Bad information from bad sources [...] whose sole purpose was ad revenue based on clicks, with no regulation, peer control or obligation to the truth.”

I think the way they chose to frame this particular issue (“ad revenue”?) shows that Marvel may not yet be able, or at liberty, to fully wrestle with this particular subject. (Plus, the story sucks!)

Stub yr toe on the yacht rock (morrisp), Friday, 30 August 2019 06:10 (one month ago) link

yeah... they're not all winners tbf

Nhex, Friday, 30 August 2019 13:14 (one month ago) link

I saw 'X-Men Red' mentioned in an article on HoXPoX, and read the first TPB this week. It's pretty great, all X-Men as political metaphor, with an emphasis on feminism. The writer, Tom Taylor, did the All New Wolverine book, so I'll check that out afterwards. That one ran 33 issues! That's an eternity for a new comic book. Hope it's as good as this, there are few things as pleasant as a good long comic run.

Frederik B, Saturday, 7 September 2019 14:06 (one month ago) link

ANW starts out great – definitely check out The Four Sisters (Vol. 1). I eventually bailed b/c I didn’t like where it went after that.

#YABASIC (morrisp), Saturday, 7 September 2019 15:16 (one month ago) link

All New Wolverine is a solid book, blessing the world with the character of Honey Badger. I agree it peters out a bit by the end, but it was worthwhile imo (the very last arc which is a what if?-style alternate future dig was real fun). Tom Taylor's the guy who also did the epic Injustice comic series of series.
The follow up-to ANW is X-23 by Mariko Tamaki which is OK but not probably quite as good. Tamaki's indie stuff is great, but her Marvel work has been just OK (see also her gray She-Hulk run).

Nhex, Saturday, 7 September 2019 15:33 (one month ago) link

There’s a new Gwenpool miniseries,(Gwenpool Strokes Back), from a new creative team, but it’s really bad... they ruined the character, she’s annoying and unlikeable (and weirdly sexed-up). The art sucks, too.

It really reinforces the uniqueness of what Christopher Hastings (and Gurihiru) achieved in the original series.

#YABASIC (morrisp), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 04:48 (three weeks ago) link

(*Typo fix, it’s “...Strikes Back” — they’ll probably make a dumb pun like that though, the “humor” is at that level.)

#YABASIC (morrisp), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 04:50 (three weeks ago) link

Marvel was so great for a minute there; it’s really a bummer to me what‘s become of most the stuff I used to be so jazzed about. (I’m sure the complex,
time-spanning mutant epic is all right, but that’s not my kind of jam.)

#YABASIC (morrisp), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 04:55 (three weeks ago) link

current marvel books i will rep as readable at worst and greatly enjoyable at best:
Avengers, Conan (and Savage Sword of Conan), Daredevil, Fantastic Four, Guardians of the Galaxy, House of X / Powers of X, Immortal Hulk, Invisible Woman, King Thor, Loki, Punisher, "Punisher Kill Krew", Savage Avengers, Silver Surfer Black, Star Wars, Squirrel Girl, Valkyrie.

I know there's like six books forthcoming next month but is this the first moment since the 1950's that (limited series aside) there are NO currently running X books? Teenage me would be agog.

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 04:57 (three weeks ago) link

also, against every prediction i would've made, the War of the Realms crossover was both great fun and well done!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 04:58 (three weeks ago) link

I’ve heard Star Wars is good, but I’ve never read a SW comic and it seems a little late to start now.

#YABASIC (morrisp), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 05:43 (three weeks ago) link

There aren't that many of them and I'd bet most libraries have the collections

The arcs are somewhat connected but tend to be writer-centric and you won't really need much backstory because, for the most part, it's just a continuation and extrapolation of the movies. The only exceptions would be the new Doctor Aphra character, although she bounces through situations that include a number of fringe movie characters and a brief period working with Vader

untuned mass damper (mh), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 14:20 (three weeks ago) link

kieron gillen's darth vader is really, really good

don’t bore us, get to the aeon of horus (bizarro gazzara), Tuesday, 17 September 2019 14:21 (three weeks ago) link

Yeah, crucially they restarted everything around the time of The Force Awakens, so there's only a few years to catch up on.

And the Vader is really good.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 17 September 2019 14:33 (three weeks ago) link

little reminder that v1 of squadron supreme was hella fucked up
xp to comics heroes killing people too

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 03:42 (three weeks ago) link

i should get around to reading that one of these days (and more Gruenwald in general)

Nhex, Wednesday, 18 September 2019 04:19 (three weeks ago) link

Take it to the only real contribution I’ve made to this board

#YABASIC (morrisp), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 04:21 (three weeks ago) link

I remember attempting to read Squadron Supreme because I'd heard the bullshit about it being the Marvel equivalent to the "seriousness" and "maturity" of Watchmen, and man was it a load of crap.

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 07:03 (three weeks ago) link

It’s kind of a weird, brutalist, Twilight Zone version of a comic miniseries, without Watchmen’s guardrails of literary respectability (and, I guess, “good writing”). I think Squadron’s bizarre scenarios are more disturbing, because they’re presented in a way that doesn’t tell you what to think about them.

#YABASIC (morrisp), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 14:54 (three weeks ago) link

dang new house of x got me all choked up

Larry Elleison (rogermexico.), Wednesday, 18 September 2019 23:04 (three weeks ago) link

two weeks pass...

Liefeld is going to sue Marvel over something Deadpool related, no further info at present.

But he did reveal they tried to sue him in 1996 for creating the Fighting American so he could self-publish fake Captain America stories. His lawyer turned up to court with the Marvel anthology of Fighting American, which the company brief didn't know existed, and showed the judge the Kirby and Simon ownership credit. Marvel also tried a supplementary lawsuit that FA shouldn't be allowed to have a shield, which failed also.

So, your CV says you're a (checks notes) DJ and stand-up comedian (aldo), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 13:59 (six days ago) link

Are you sardonically reporting that Liefeld has a very confused misremembering of the Agent America lawsuit that was heavily reported on at the time, or are you accidentally misreporting Liefeld’s statement today, or...?

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:31 (six days ago) link

Aldo's pretty much quoting directly from Liefeld, there.

Andrew Farrell, Tuesday, 8 October 2019 14:52 (six days ago) link

For anyone who doesn’t remember 1996, then: unsurprisingly, Mr Liefeld’s account of events is not especially accurate.

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 15:13 (six days ago) link

Which would mark the first occasion of Mr. Liefeld disregarding accuracy.

Furter-Bursting Tater Squirter (Old Lunch), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:07 (six days ago) link


my mistake

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Tuesday, 8 October 2019 16:23 (six days ago) link

I mean, i can believe Marvel legal are dumb as shit, but stupider than Liefeld???

Tsar Bombadil (James Morrison), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 02:10 (five days ago) link

Note that the lawsuit was filed by Marvel because:

- four years after leaving Marvel to launch the Image imprint at Malibu, and then forming Image as a publisher with others, Rob and Jim Lee returned to Marvel to do two 12-issue series each

- Rob, having had his contracts terminated due to poor quality subcontracted hackwork by teenagers mercurial refusal to respond appropriately to editorial low sales, simply formed a new company called Awesome Comics and solicited the next issues of his Captain America run, but titled Agent America, and without wings on the side of his head. (He also changed the Carrie Kelly-style sidekick that he had gifted Cap from redhead to blonde.)

During this period Rob also:

- got fired from Image, the company he had founded, because he was using company resources and infrastructure to publish competing titles drawn by a sweatshop of teenage/college-age Liefeld impersonators (AIUI he had stopped physically assaulting said employees by this time, but who knows) under Maximum Press, another publisher he had founded

- had Maximum go bankrupt (or possibly just collapse due to incompetence?) once he was no longer able to defraud Image's office structure to solicit and print the books

- teamed up with career scam artist Scott Rosenberg as his new publishing partner on Awesome, leading to the situation where in 2018 he discovered that Rosenberg had sold the rights to Youngblood and 513 other Liefeld properties to the truly unhinged gentleman who tanked Comico around the time Image launched, heisted Bill Willingham's Elementals, and spent years trying to heist Grendel from Matt Wagner

now let's play big lunch take little lunch (sic), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 05:49 (five days ago) link

i presume the current lawsuit is gwenpool related and if so har har har

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 06:24 (five days ago) link

So is this Jonathan Hickman __ of X stuff good? A friend recommended it as the best X-Men in forever. Then I read a synopsis and it sounds bananas but also baroque and near-incomprehensible?

change display name (Jordan), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 16:58 (five days ago) link

it’s pretty good and the two conjoined series wrap up today so a collection is probably forthcoming. hopefully in a format that makes it easy to read in release order

mh, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:28 (five days ago) link

"best X-Men in forever is a mighty low bar but these are fun to read and I look forward to rereading the whole thing in one sitting.
i am SO over the whole four-pages-of-comics-and-now-three-pages-of-"dossier"-plus-one-unnecessary-chapter-heading-page schtick that Hickman does; just give me a fucking comic already

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Wednesday, 9 October 2019 17:47 (five days ago) link

i love it! i'm one of those guys who loved Handbook of the Marvel Universe as a kid, bear in mind
(but i doubt they'll continue this now the Dawn of X is about to start proper)
HC collection is set for December, I think

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 19:35 (five days ago) link

looking at the x-men costume redesigns and realizing that while Jean’s looks very retro, it’s also an insanely cosplayable design (green dress, gold gloves and headpiece). seems... canny

mh, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 22:37 (five days ago) link

seems to be mostly the same as her Marvel Girl costume during the '60s era (which may/may not have some relevance to the plot)

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 22:43 (five days ago) link
gives me an excuse to post this cover image

Nhex, Wednesday, 9 October 2019 22:49 (five days ago) link

new doc doom book is very good!

Fuck the NRA (ulysses), Thursday, 10 October 2019 04:54 (four days ago) link

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