Author Topic: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition  (Read 22864 times)

Artie Fufkin

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #360 on: February 21, 2019, 10:54:57 AM »
I'm slightly ashamed to say that despite owning the first collection (James Jean covers) and a smattering of other issues for some time, it's taken the TV version of The Umbrella Academy to get me to read it properly- and I love it.

I think the show is brilliant, well worth the single binge, and the ending had me going back to the book to see how it held up.
Both brilliant, while being their own things. The TV show works for TV and brings in elements from across the first two series – Apocalypse Suite and Dallas.

Gerard Way has this nutso take on the X-Men that feels like it owes something to early 90s Deadline strips. There's amazing energy in Gabriel Ba's art.

Watch the show, get the first two books. Well worth it.

I'm pretty sure they're currently on sale on ComiXology - if you like your comics digitalised...
I'm loving the series too.
I was put off the comics cos of the whole Chemical Romance things.
It appears I was wrong.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #361 on: February 22, 2019, 08:40:02 PM »
I'm not sure if this goes here or somewhere else, but I just took delivery of The Art of Princess Mononoke by Hiyao Miyazaki. It's stills and original concept art from the Studio Ghibli film and it's gorgeous.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #362 on: February 23, 2019, 08:53:12 AM »
I'm not sure if this goes here or somewhere else

It's as good a place as any, though maybe we should have a thread for "Art of" books and artist sketchbooks.
I love them. I have a few Miyazake books, the sketches are marvellous. Seeing the thought process is fascinating.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #363 on: March 01, 2019, 05:33:59 PM »
Heroes In Crisis Issue 6 - A filler issue which is absolutely shit. I've no idea what's going on with Tom King, I was a big fan for a while but with this and the very dull run on Batman since the non-wedding, along with the disappointing ending to the otherwise fantastic Mr Miracle miniseries, I'm starting to lose interest in him.

D.R. & Quinch - I've been rereading these for an article I'm writing and it's less fun then I remembered. Some stories are still great, with Go To Hollywood being my favourite, but a few of them are a bit predictable and Moore running on autopilot. While the new one off that 2000AD published last year by Owen Johnson & Colin Bell is just plain rubbish.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #364 on: March 04, 2019, 11:30:28 AM »
Heroes In Crisis Issue 6 - A filler issue which is absolutely shit. I've no idea what's going on with Tom King, I was a big fan for a while but with this and the very dull run on Batman since the non-wedding, along with the disappointing ending to the otherwise fantastic Mr Miracle miniseries, I'm starting to lose interest in him.

D.R. & Quinch - I've been rereading these for an article I'm writing and it's less fun then I remembered. Some stories are still great, with Go To Hollywood being my favourite, but a few of them are a bit predictable and Moore running on autopilot. While the new one off that 2000AD published last year by Owen Johnson & Colin Bell is just plain rubbish.

Thanks for the heads- up on Heroes In Crisis. I was tempted to pick it up but will wait for the compilation.

D.R. & Quinch - do you think you find it less fun because it's been the formula for much since. Or just that your tastes have become more sophisticated.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #365 on: March 04, 2019, 06:50:25 PM »
Thanks for the heads- up on Heroes In Crisis. I was tempted to pick it up but will wait for the compilation.

D.R. & Quinch - do you think you find it less fun because it's been the formula for much since. Or just that your tastes have become more sophisticated.

Probably because it's become a bit more sophisticated, and I can see what Moore is ripping off paying homage to whereas as a teenager I wasn't aware of such things. A lot of it is really fun still, just a couple of stories felt predictable and repetitive.

Glebe

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #366 on: March 05, 2019, 02:19:26 AM »
Just finished Batman: Dark Victory and Batman: RIP... I knew Dark Victory was set after the events of The Long Halloween, but I didn't realise quite how much of a 'sequel' it would turn out to be. Anyway, it's a worthy enough follow up... must get my hands on the story-related Catwoman: When in Rome, it seems to out of print so may have to give eBay a search.

Batman: RIP is, typically for a Grant Morrison story, fairly nutty... I wasn't familiar with some of the Batman stories and characters it was following up on, which made it a Bat-mite confusing in places, but it was an interesting read nonetheless.

Oh yeah, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen: The Tempest... issue #5 is out this month, it's been fairly wacky so far with 3D bits (as in The Black Dossier) a photostory, some Beanoesque fun and actually a pretty major twist in the last issue.

D.R. & Quinch - I've been rereading these for an article I'm writing and it's less fun then I remembered. Some stories are still great, with Go To Hollywood being my favourite, but a few of them are a bit predictable and Moore running on autopilot. While the new one off that 2000AD published last year by Owen Johnson & Colin Bell is just plain rubbish.

I used to have a 'D.R. & Quinch Say Nuke Your Parents' T-shirt. A new one?! Without Moore? Crikey.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #367 on: March 08, 2019, 05:56:39 PM »
A very nice 'Leading Ladies Of DC' sale on at Comixology at the moment. I especially recommend Greg Rucka's Batwoman. One issue in, and I'm hooked

https://m.comixology.co.uk/comics-sale?list_id=29023

Bought some Birds Of Prey too, and might get on some Wonder Woman

kidsick5000

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #368 on: March 10, 2019, 08:24:58 AM »
A very nice 'Leading Ladies Of DC' sale on at Comixology at the moment. I especially recommend Greg Rucka's Batwoman. One issue in, and I'm hooked

https://m.comixology.co.uk/comics-sale?list_id=29023

If that's the one with the astounding JH Williams art, it is fantastic.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #369 on: March 10, 2019, 11:07:23 PM »
Black Hammer 8 - So three months after the last issue a new one comes out with an all new mystery beginning, even though there's a good few which still haven't really been resolved. If it was published regularly I wouldn't mind but it's all too irritating and every time something's seemingly solved it then becomes more complicated, so despite liking this a lot I'm going to give up on it until it's finally finished, probably in the year 2025.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #370 on: March 15, 2019, 07:50:58 PM »
Doctor Who issue 5 - Another pretty good issue though it felt a bit like a classic era tale, what with the way it introduces the location and the characters but we didn't get to see the villain until the very end. Houser writers 13 really well but even she can't make Yaz and Ryan interesting though, which is a bit frustrating.

Doomsday Clock 9 - Laughably awful, but I quite enjoyed it because it was so bad.

The Walking Dead 189 - I didn't hate it. Things happened for once and it was vaguely interesting. These are strange days indeed.

Also: One of my all time favourite directors Jaco Van Dormael (Mr Nobody, Toto The Hero) is involved in the creation of a new Blake and Mortimer graphic novel, I don't know much about the characters but will definitely have to check it out as I love his work so much, for anyone interested there's more on the story here: https://plus.lesoir.be/212079/article/2019-03-14/blake-et-mortimer-le-dernier-pharaon-transforme-bruxelles-en-une-zone-inhabitee

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #371 on: March 16, 2019, 07:07:34 PM »
Skip Tracer finally came to an end in last week's 2000AD, and I can honestly say that after three consecutive and long-running stories I can't recall a single thing of note about the whole saga. It has the feeling of being an attempt to create a new semi-regular strip that could run year round a la Nikolai Dante or Sinister Dexter, but it's baffling that Tharg would chose this of all things to be that strip.

There's no hook for the reader, nothing to grab your attention or compel you to keep reading. The central character is completely without any kind of distinguishing features(I struggle to remember his name, which it turns out isn't actually Skip Tracer), and the storylines are just stacked up cliches of the kind you could insert into any dystopian sci-fi narrative with only the names changed. Frankly I'm amazed they didn't just take one look at the premise - "The main guy is like an ex-soldier on the run from his past, working as a mercenary in a violent city of the future" and just hoy it into the bin right there. It's painfully unoriginal and has been done so much better so many times.

It really suffers running alongside the likes of Blink and Grey Area, which effortlessly do the kind of rich, vivid worldbuilding that Skip Tracer would dream of being able to pull off, which I suppose is only to expected as Abnett is a past master of exactly that kind of thing.


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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #372 on: March 16, 2019, 07:12:14 PM »
In other news, after years in development hell(including an aborted Nicholas Winding-Refn project) the Button Man movie is finally happening, on Netflix.

https://variety.com/2019/film/news/netflix-button-man-director-brian-helgeland-1203163200/