Author Topic: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition  (Read 10049 times)

Phil_A

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #210 on: August 10, 2018, 05:56:01 PM »
Try "It's a Good Life If You Don't Weaken" by Seth as well.

Or American Splendor.

Or Crumb's autobiographical stuff.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #211 on: August 10, 2018, 10:26:30 PM »
Mister Miracle - A 12 issue mini-series (though only 10 have been published so far) by Tom King, the writer of the superb Vision mini-series. It starts off in a pretty shocking way as we learn that Mister Miracle attempted suicide recently, and that Oberon died of cancer, but it isn't all grim dark stuff and the subjects are handled in a sensitive way.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #212 on: August 11, 2018, 03:11:04 AM »
Mister Miracle - A 12 issue mini-series (though only 10 have been published so far) by Tom King, the writer of the superb Vision mini-series. It starts off in a pretty shocking way as we learn that Mister Miracle attempted suicide recently, and that Oberon died of cancer, but it isn't all grim dark stuff and the subjects are handled in a sensitive way.

The art by Mitch Gerads is exceptional. Superbly crafted without being too arty.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #213 on: August 11, 2018, 03:56:21 PM »
The art by Mitch Gerads is exceptional. Superbly crafted without being too arty.

I meant to mention that, it truly is stunning isn't it, and suits the material beautifully. I've read some of Tom King's current Batman run and can't say it really does it for me but I loved The Vision mini-series and this, so really must check out his other work.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #214 on: August 16, 2018, 03:54:32 PM »
I knocked Tom King's Batman run above, largely as the marriage of Batman stuff came to such a disappointing conclusion, but I've read the three most recent issues and liked them. It basically sees Bruce on the jury for a court case which could see Mr Freeze sent down for murder after Batman captured him, but in a 12 Angry Men kind of way he attempts to persuade the jury that Bats might have fucked up and this time around Freeze is innocent. There are certain parts which explore Batman's effect on Gotham that I didn't necessarily agree with, but it's an interesting idea that King explores in a decent way, and I liked the ending to it a lot.

Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #215 on: August 16, 2018, 06:51:45 PM »
I knocked Tom King's Batman run above, largely as the marriage of Batman stuff came to such a disappointing conclusion.

I dare say it hasn't concluded. King has said he's halfway through a hundred-issue story about Batman and Catwoman, and I don't think he's a Snyder-style Twitter bullshitter.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #216 on: August 17, 2018, 12:41:14 AM »
I knocked Tom King's Batman run above, largely as the marriage of Batman stuff came to such a disappointing conclusion

Like many, #50 was the first Batman comic I've picked up in a while.
Can't say much for the story, I was more distracted disappointed by the artists gallery style of pages.
Not the concept, just that in this day and age - how are professional comic book artists unable to draw realistic breasts? More to the point, breasts under fabric.
I swear some still think that they are solid cartoonish orbs. Frank Cho gets complaints for his more salacious work but at least he's studied anatomy.


Sorry. Rant over.

Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #217 on: August 17, 2018, 08:30:52 AM »
Sex sells boss. I can't help but think that because it's so widespread it must be editorially mandated. Surely not all male artists are perverts, or have never seen women, like.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #218 on: August 17, 2018, 11:48:49 AM »
I dare say it hasn't concluded. King has said he's halfway through a hundred-issue story about Batman and Catwoman, and I don't think he's a Snyder-style Twitter bullshitter.

I get that, but I would have been really interested to see 50 issues of Bats in a permanent relationship, and less of the grim dark stuff where he's even more miserable than ever. That's not to say he won't get together with Catwoman at some point, but if it's towards the end of King's run then who knows what the next writer might do. I don't think I'm in the minority readership-wise either, as a lot of the feedback to issue 50 that I've read online was incredibly negative.

Like many, #50 was the first Batman comic I've picked up in a while.
Can't say much for the story, I was more distracted disappointed by the artists gallery style of pages.
Not the concept, just that in this day and age - how are professional comic book artists unable to draw realistic breasts? More to the point, breasts under fabric.
I swear some still think that they are solid cartoonish orbs. Frank Cho gets complaints for his more salacious work but at least he's studied anatomy.


Sorry. Rant over.

Yeah, it is pretty sickening. I'm sure there was all a bit of a fuss about this a couple of years ago and both DC and Marvel recognised it as an issue, and said things would change, but that doesn't seem to be the case.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #219 on: Yesterday at 06:02:12 PM »
Re: Perverted artists, there's an article about this on the BBC site right now as a female artist has redrawn various covers with men instead of women barely wearing anything - https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/entertainment-arts-45149478

One of the comics she's parodied is John Byrne's run on The Sensational She-Hulk though which I think misses the point a little, as that series was well known for spoofing such things.


Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #220 on: Yesterday at 06:59:43 PM »
There is something about Spiderman just wearing the mask and nothing else that is way too funny to make a serious point.

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Re: The All New Comics Thread 2017+ Edition
« Reply #221 on: Today at 12:16:30 AM »
I'm reminded that Dan Slott's otherwise excellent re-boot of She-Hulk in the early 2000s was adorned with covers like this, courtesy of the appropriately named Greg Horn.