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|Oct 22nd, 2008 03:40 PM|
The whole "Silver Age indulgence" conversation up there made me think of my Ambush Bug Christmas Special. The whole comic runs for 40 pages, which is more than AB thinks he can be funny for... later, he gets a clue to what he's looking for being on an earlier page and he yells, "Great! That's back in the funny part of the book!"
My point is, it sounds like maybe they're thinking that, since they were extremely successful in the Silver Age, going back to that might be profitable again. I'm not a regular Spidey buyer (always been more of a DC Comics fan, but I've read some of the collected comic sets), but even I could tell that the whole Day series of events was a bad idea.
|Aug 13th, 2008 12:04 AM|
|Protoclown||I actually really want that Starman Omnibus hardcover myself. $50 is a bit much, but the $30 it goes for on Amazon is pretty reasonable...less than $2 per issue.|
|Aug 12th, 2008 10:34 PM|
Expensive DC hardcovers are expensive, but the Starman Omnibus Vol. 1 is one of my favorite hardcovers of late. However I do agree that the ratio of issues per hardcover is sometimes baffling.
By the way, did you ever think you'd see my face again?
|Apr 13th, 2008 04:43 PM|
|SSmasher||I agree: Captain America's new costume looks ripe for epic failure. Ross did a terrible job here; congrats! However, I am also genuinely pissed that they dared to kill of Steve Rogers. HE WAS Captain America. Having this substitute errand boy pose as him is a tremendous offense. He totes around a fucking gun! Hello!? Arghhh! I digress. I love your stuff Proto, keep it coming.|
|Mar 31st, 2008 06:22 PM|
|Magic Flyin' Lemur|
|Mar 31st, 2008 12:43 AM|
|captain516||Personal indulgence? you mean you don't like the silver age?|
|Mar 10th, 2008 01:59 PM|
|Mar 4th, 2008 01:51 AM|
|captain516||guys..the WHOLE POINT of One More Day/Brand new day is to let writers write the spider-man stories they've been wanting to write since they've been kids. web shooters, peters a loser, whatever, this is all because everyone in charge at marvel (not just quesada EVERYONE)loves the silver age. Sadly, they're not doing a very good job of it.|
|Mar 3rd, 2008 07:56 PM|
|Kirbykid||The only way I could like this new "Secret Invasion" thing is if it turns out Quesada is a Skrull and all this shit never happpened...|
|Mar 3rd, 2008 03:08 PM|
|Magic Flyin' Lemur||
Um... ok, so Alex Ross has a tinfoil fetish then.
|Mar 3rd, 2008 11:40 AM|
|Negative Zero||In the pic with the ugly Maggia woman, I swear the vehicles in the background look like Transformers. I guess not even Optimus Prime could save that comic.|
|Mar 2nd, 2008 02:05 PM|
Holy christ, that is scary.
Goddamn, don't look directly at it. You'll burn out your retinas.
|Mar 2nd, 2008 02:15 AM|
Oh also, Captain America's new duds might be influenced by another superhero Alex Ross recently drew for DC:
Ring any bells?
|Mar 2nd, 2008 01:28 AM|
My wallet is thanking me for dropping Spiderman just as One More Day wrapped up. I really wanted to get back into Spiderman after Straczynski's excellent run of late (being a primarily DC guy), but this...this just made me throw up a little in my mouth. I actually had the first two issues of Brand New Day sitting in my box at my local comic book store, and I had a feeling I wanted them to stop my subscription, which I did ask them to do (mainly due to the title coming out thrice a month and I was like nuh uh - NO title is worth shelling out $3.50 thrice a month these days). How right I was.
Excuse me, I need to take a shower.
|Feb 29th, 2008 02:48 PM|
|BakaGaijin||Cap's suit is the flag of Puerto Rico. That's not very American, considering it's not a true "state" of the US: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Flag_of_Puerto_Rico|
|Feb 27th, 2008 06:27 PM|
Yeah, lets not cheapen the impact of Civil War, like when Spider-Man unmasked on national television? Or the part when the devil made it all go away?
Tell you guys what though, this is how they're going to "fix" this, give this a year or so until MJ decides to tell peter the truth about what happened, or Doc Strange finally goes "By the Amuretto Eye of Arkansas, mystic energies are all fucked up, it must be the devil. But I can't beat the devil, we have to get help from the only man who can" and the next page is the two of them at the doorstep of Castle Doom. I'm calling it, right the hell now.
|Feb 27th, 2008 12:30 AM|
Thanks for the comments, everyone!
nilus: I feel like Max has already done a fine job of trashing Ultimates 3 in the Weeklies section, so it'd probably be redundant for me to do a Longbox column about it. Check out his reviews if you haven't already!
Max: They actually have a rotating group of creative teams since it's now coming out three times a month. The first arc was written by Dan Slott, the second by Mike Carey (who I actually like most of the time). I have my suspicions though that the cheesy, condescending crap in that narration bubble was contributed by the editor rather than the writer. And that's a damn good point about Alex Ross and design. I actually hadn't even considered that before, but it makes sense.
Asmodai: What Image books out there are you referring to? The only Image books I can think of that I hear consistently good things about are The Walking Dead and Invincible (neither of which I've read). If there's other stuff I should check out, I'd love to know. Marvel still has some great books (i.e. Punisher, Iron Fist, Captain America, Daredevil) and DC's Vertigo line has in my opinion been the single best publisher of comics for the past decade.
Wyldflame: The DC Absolute volumes may be expensive, but man are they well put together. I only own two, Planetary Vol 1 and Watchmen...I'm rereading Watchmen now in Absolute form, and if any book deserves to be presented in that format, it's that one!
Drunken_Lemur408: I'm not sure that Jean Grey poster is conclusive, or if it's just a tease. They've also had Wolverine and Hawkeye posters like that. In any event, Jean's been dead since Grant Morrison's run, so it's about time some jackass editor came along and decided "oh she never really died cuz she was a skrull". I've heard it said on multiple occasions though from Quesada that Iron Man and Cap are the only heroes who are entirely off limits from being skrulls, so as to not cheapen the "impact" of Civil War. Too bad that's the only reasonable explanation for Iron Man's crazy behavior of late.
|Feb 26th, 2008 09:49 PM|
Well, Jean Grey is a skrull. http://www.pinkkryptonite.com/2008/0...nism.html#more
I really hope Iron Man gets revealed as one, too.
|Feb 25th, 2008 09:13 AM|
|Herratik||Proto, another blern! Hugh, I think you should rethink this "One Bullet" thing, Joey Q would probably just absorb it into his hideous neck-roll and grow stronger from the lead poisoning. The only way to kill it is to cleanse it with fire. Then sow the Marvel offices with salt and mark the ground as tainted. It's the only way. Bendis still has me onboard for "Powers" so I can't hate him...but Quesada? Remember Joey, no rage like nerd rage... that is all.|
|Feb 25th, 2008 08:37 AM|
|Feb 24th, 2008 06:54 PM|
There's the thing that both videogame movies and comics equally lack: Respect. Think about it, we had to see several ultra lame-ass comic-based movies, and then christopher nolan and sam raimi (spider man 3 doesn't count) came up with movies that would respect both the characters and the audience. I'm not such a comic fan, but these comics are treating the audience in such a Uwe Boll fashion that it makes me dream of Quesada suffering of testicular torsion.
Observation: Testicular torsion actually hapens to some peope. Be aware.
|Feb 24th, 2008 12:26 AM|
Proto, I want to take a moment to thank you for covering Spider-Man here. Yes it's total suit, and yes Quesadia needs to be set on fire, but if I don't know what's going on, I can't accurately bitch about it, and I'm sure as hell not going to buy it my own self. So thanks, keep it up eh?
Also on the DC front, I hear you, but I don't know if you've come across the "52" trades, they broke it up into four volumes when they could have made it much worse. You seen those "Absolute" trades? I appreciate having all the extras, but christ are those things big, I'm debating buying a couple extras and making a fort out of them or something
SunnyD : Organic web shooters were ass anyway, it was all "lol lets be like the movie" come on, that's never a good idea.
And as far as the X-men? House of M didn't fuck them up. X-men has sucked for the last decade or so.
|Feb 23rd, 2008 10:48 PM|
Great article, as always.
Spider-man sounds ridiculously god awful. And after the disaster that was House of M (I'm mainly an X-men fan, so naturally, I despise Bendis), I fully expect this crossover to not only be bad, but to completely screw up whatever parts of the Marvel U that Bendis can think of. Part of me actually hopes that it is so ridiculously lame, that everyone in comics that even considers another event will be fired.
|Feb 23rd, 2008 07:20 PM|
|elementalblazer||Also I think that Dan Slott is writing the new Spider-man|
|Feb 23rd, 2008 07:17 PM|
|elementalblazer||Johnny, I would prefer if Jesus choke slammed him into a steel cage. Also I always wanted Bucky to be Captain America because any Captain that never fought Nazis is no Captain America of mine|
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