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Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on May 17, 2022, 07:12:00 PMRat Queens Vol. 2 and Vol. 3 by Kurtis J. Wiebe - More tongue in cheek and very knowing fantasy shenanigans with the four female assassins for hire, except the art changes in vol.3 as it turns out the guy who painted the first two volumes was arrested for beating his wife up, which was bleak to find out. I'm glad he was replaced of course but the art's more cartoonish in the third volume, and for a pro-feminism comic there's one piece of full frontal nudity which made me feel really uncomfortable and I don't think there was any need for it. Still, ignoring those aspects this is still a fun, fast read, and it's surprising how quickly writer Kurtis J. Wiebe got me to really care about these characters. 3.75/5
Quote from: Artie Fufkin on May 19, 2022, 01:10:00 PMI had 2 piles of comics on the floor last night, ready to put on eBay.Our cat used them as a litter tray.The little furry fucker.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on May 19, 2022, 02:23:16 PMAw man, that's not good. Are they all ruined, or was it just the issues on top?
Quote from: Artie Fufkin on May 20, 2022, 12:03:32 PMMost of them. He dug around with them too, trying to cover up the shit. So loads of the covers are creased/covered in shit. It was a dirty protest I'm sure, as he's been to vets a lot recently.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on May 20, 2022, 01:10:04 PMAh, man, that's harsh, I'm really sorry to hear that, I'd be gutted if it happened to me, and fully understand if your next step is to castrate the bugger if you haven't already!
Quote from: Artie Fufkin on May 20, 2022, 02:49:49 PMHe is. Probably why he shat all over my comics!
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on May 20, 2022, 03:51:58 PMIn that case I think the only thing you can do is castrate another cat, attach it's genitals to yours, and then remove them once it's got used to having sex again.
Quote from: Artie Fufkin on May 20, 2022, 04:01:50 PMMy cat not gay. My catstraight.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on May 20, 2022, 04:29:23 PMHave you tried wearing a wig? Or maybe just some lipstick and eyeliner?
Quote from: Artie Fufkin on May 20, 2022, 04:58:06 PM'Oo d'ya think I am? Bryan bloody Ferry?
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on May 20, 2022, 10:12:56 AMCasanova Acedia Vol.1 and Vol.2 - In which Casanova's story takes a completely different direction after the events of Avaritia, and the breakneck pace of the series slows as well, and for the first time a story arc is spread over eight issues and two trade paperbacks. Problem is that we've only been given half the story, apparently another 8 issues are being worked on, but this was published over five years ago now, and the last piece of news was that 3 issues had been drawn back in 2020. I didn't realise that Fraction had a history of doing this and that the series had started in 2006 but only 26 issues have been released so far, but it fucks me off no end, given how expensive comics / graphic novels are I think it shows a real disrespect to the audience to take so long to produce something like this.
Quote from: 13 schoolyards on May 21, 2022, 07:45:00 AMWorse, Acedia was the big return after a previous long break. Maybe Fraction will get back to finishing up Casanova one day but at this point I seriously doubt it - and even if he did, any new issues would mostly likely read like a completely different series anyway.It seems to have been one of his numerous thinly disguised (well, more disguised than usual) autobiographies / a series written to reflect where he is in life, and I suspect he's moved too far away personally from the character and scenario to be able to figure out how to continue.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on May 20, 2022, 08:05:05 PMI think we both know the answer to that question Bryan.She-Hulk - I thought I'd read all of the various She-Hulk series (having been a big fan since the John Byrne run back in the eighties/early nineties) but this 2014 version by Charles Soule and Javier Pulido somehow passed me by until a random charity shop discovery. I really like it too, it's prior to Marvel making Jen all miserable for a while (though I'm glad the new 2022 has remedied that), and the art's great too, reminding me of how Mike Allred drew her in FF, and though I've only read the first couple of issues so far I already feel it's a big shame that this got cancelled after only 12 issues.
Quote from: samadriel on May 21, 2022, 07:43:36 PMYep, Soule's She Hulk is great. I feel guilty having seemingly not attempted to push it on you earlier! I recently bought Soule's Daredevil comics so as to get more superhero lawyer goodness from him, but I haven't read them yet.
Quote from: Magnum Valentino on May 21, 2022, 08:15:32 PMI read his Daredevil run at Christmas, it's excellent. Sped through it.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on May 22, 2022, 11:49:00 AMNo need to feel guilty in the slightest, my graphic novel backlog is ridiculous at the moment, though this jumped right up to the top of it after a cursory glance of the artwork and the storyline made me want to read it asap.I'll have to track that down at some point very soon, though I'm not allowing myself to buy anything new now until I get paid in June as it's getting a bit silly as to how much I'm spending!
Quote from: Magnum Valentino on May 22, 2022, 12:37:34 PMOmnibus is still in print and collects everything in a single volume, otherwise I think it's 8 paperbacks. Yes, add that to the list for future!
QuoteI've just started reading Jason Aaron's Thor (which the new film's based on), and which I never finished originally as I stopped reading comics altogether. The first few issues alone introduce some amazing concepts (such as Thor being able to hear when he's prayed to, and act accordingly) and the artwork is gorgeous.
Quote from: Mister Six on May 22, 2022, 06:06:09 PMI'm also re-reading Morrison's The Filth, and I'd forgotten how weird, fucked up and transgressive it actually is. Hard to imagine DC putting out something like this today, even through whatever its crappy Vertigo replacement label is called. A lot of the humour is intentionally queasy, especially the stuff involving Sharon Jones, a woman kidnapped off a subway and turned into a remote controlled sex slave, but it never feels mean-spirited in the way that Mark Millar (say) would write it - the primary reaction from the audience is supposed to be horror and empathy, not edgy yuks. The art is wonderfully detailed in its dayglo Cronenberg organic technology stylings, and the way Chris Weston and Gary Erskine are only occasionally held back by Vertigo house rules - no visible genitalia, softcore sex scenes only - actually serves to make it feel a bit more wrong, somehow.I'm not expecting to understand the ending any more than I did the first five times I read it (ie. not at all), but the journey is always worthwhile.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on May 22, 2022, 07:57:08 PMCool, I've added the omnibus to my Amazon wish-list, thanks for the info.I really like Aaron's work on Thor though I've only read bits of it, and not in chronological order, I will at some point start buying it from the beginning but again that's going to be a really expensive ride.I know I've read Filth but oddly remember nothing about it. Though that was back in the days that I smoked a lot of weed, so I'll have to revisit it at some point.On the Morrison front I picked up the first volume of The Invisibles for £4.50 today, which is more than I like to pay in a charity shop but I remember loving it first time around so am looking forward to re-reading it. They also had The Best of Curse of the Spawn which I was tempted to get as I've never read anything Spawn related, but they wanted £8.50 for it so it went back on the shelf the moment I noticed that.
Quote from: Magnum Valentino on May 22, 2022, 09:27:15 PMGeneral advice for me on buying omnibuses (for everyone!), check Speedyhen first as if it's in stock, they're almost always the cheapest by some margin and the discount code ENJOY seems to permanently be active and knocks a fiver off anything over a certain price, 40 quid maybe.
Quote from: Mister Six on May 25, 2022, 05:48:18 PMIf stores selling on Amazon run out of a particular book and can't get more copies (typically if it's out of print), they'll jack up the prices to ridiculous amounts so they can keep the listing (and its associated reviews) open while dissuading anyone from placing an order.If someone does place an order at a ridiculous price, they can put in the effort needed to buy it for, say, £100 from a dealer and still make £50 profit.eBay I don't know about - could be that the sellers are basing their prices on Amazon's.
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