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Started by Small Man Big Horse, October 13, 2017, 05:58:40 PM
Quote from: Magnum Valentino on October 24, 2021, 08:07:18 PMTerry Moore's books aren't superhero stuff at all so that should be right up your alley. I believe the term is "slice of life" but not sure that's accurate. Motor Girl and Strangers in Paradise are two to check out. Motor Girl is short but SiP is massive.
Quote from: BeardFaceMan on October 24, 2021, 08:10:29 PMOh God, I forgot about The Walking Dead, mainly because of how utterly shit it became, I didn't finish it either. Do you mean Tony Moore? I actually preferred his art on TWD to the guy who took over.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 24, 2021, 09:04:24 PMYeah, I didn't get on that well with the guy who took over, to this day I have no idea why I read every issue, especially as after 100 and Spoiler alertGlenn's death[close]I was hate reading it each month.
Quote from: BeardFaceMan on October 24, 2021, 09:11:45 PMI did pretty much the same but gave up on the hate reading about 10 issues later, I think. It was the introduction of Negan that started the rot for me, just felt like another Governor but with some of the most appalling dialogue I've ever read that was written by an actual professional. Bailed on the tv show pretty early too. And don't get me started on the fucking novels (well, the first one, there was no way I was continuing after that fucking shitshow). I'd never heard of Kirkman before reading TWD and I've gone from someone who loves his to work to the point where I don't want to read anything he's written again because I think he's that bad, all in the space of a single franchise.
Quote from: BeardFaceMan on October 24, 2021, 11:00:40 PMIt was season 2 of the tv show where I gave up, where Norman Reedus gained a bit of fame from season 1 and so by the time season 2 came around Daryl had somehow used the zombie apocalypse to transform into a supermodel with perfect hair. Which was the best thing about that season, actually. The comic really had just become an incredibly tedious kitchen-sink type drama by the time I gave up on it, just boring domestic squabbles with a vague sense of zombies now and again. Didn't he always say he had an ending in mind? That would explain why a lot of the issues and storylines felt like padding, not to mention all the double-spalsh pages.
Quote from: Small Man Big Horse on October 25, 2021, 10:29:18 AMI've just had a look at the wiki pages for the novels, I had no idea there were so many of them, or that about six of them were either Governor or Woodbury based, it seems ridiculous given how much mileage the comic got out of it as well.
QuoteYeah, he always said he knew the ending, but he also claimed it would go for a lot, lot longer and the suggestion that he was around the half way mark at issue 150 meant that I was expecting him to try for 300 issues, whereas of course it suddenly and abruptly came to an end with 193. Though as that Spoiler alertwas a time jump issue I guess[close]it could well have been the (shit) ending he planned all along.
Quote from: Magnum Valentino on October 24, 2021, 08:07:18 PMFor Batman, specifically take a look at The Long Halloween and Dark Victory, they work really well in black and white and are considered Batman essentials. I hate the dialogue but the writing is fine otherwise, and I'm in the minority anyway. You might like The Black Mirror as well. Nice and dark, nasty stuff.
Quote from: Mister Six on October 25, 2021, 04:37:17 PMIt doesn't really matter that much, it just seems odd that you'd have Ennis writing a story that technically has the freedom to tear the usual status quo apart (kill the regulars, raze Gotham City to the ground etc) but he doesn't really seem to seize that opportunity. In the first couple of issues, at least.
Quote from: 13 schoolyards on October 27, 2021, 05:05:12 AMI'm pretty sure I read somewhere that Ennis wrote the script as a kind of showcase comeback for Steve Dillon after Dillon made it past some issues that had derailed his comics career for a while. And then Dillon died, Ennis left it in the drawer for a few years, found it again and thought "well, considering it's already written..."
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