Ben: I didn't ask for any of this. I just want to be normal. Gronx: I wanted to be an underwear model. We play the hand we're dealt.

'Touched'


Other Media 2: It's Astounishing!

Discussion of Jossverse and other comics, graphic novels, and more. Except for capes. No capes!

Please use spoiler font for new releases until after the weekend following release.


Strega - Dec 29, 2006 7:00:00 am PST #18 of 5043

The guest appearance of the old "What The?" characters, including Forbush Man, put it over the top for me.

If it weren't for NextWave & Planetary there's so much I wouldn't know about superhero comics. Damn that Ellis.

Another random proclamation because I'm running on 4 hours of sleep: any best-of-2006 lists that don't mention Casanova should be viewed with suspicion. And narrowed eyes.


Glamcookie - Dec 29, 2006 7:39:26 am PST #19 of 5043
I know my own heart and understand my fellow man. But I am made unlike anyone I have ever met. I dare to say I am like no one in the whole world. - Anne Lister

Powers is great. Y the Last Man has replaced it as my must read immediately comic, though.

Look at the page I just bought the GF for her b-day!!!! [link]


amych - Dec 29, 2006 7:41:05 am PST #20 of 5043
Now let us crush something soft and watch it fountain blood. That is a girlish thing to want to do, yes?

Lucky GF!


sumi - Dec 29, 2006 7:58:48 am PST #21 of 5043
Art Crawl!!!

Woo hoo new thread!


§ ita § - Dec 29, 2006 12:30:49 pm PST #22 of 5043
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.

I like 52 too. Unlike Lost, I believe they have a plan. Well, they have a finite span, and they have to end up where the rest of the comics picked up 6 months ago. Isn't shattering any Earths, but I like it.

Morrison's run on Doom Patrol was some of my favourite work of his. I despise what he did to the X-Men, though.


Steph L. - Dec 30, 2006 6:20:36 am PST #23 of 5043
It's actually been a really hard year, when you stop and do the math. Eliot would cry, too, if it didn't take him seventy minutes of therapy, two cocktails, and a Sondheim medley before he can experience a human emotion through the haze of his PTSD.

Okay, 'fess up: who added the "capes" bit to the thread slug?

Cracked me up, it did.

Though Batman will kick your ass if you try to take away his cape. (The real truth about Batman's cape? He think his ass looks big in the Batsuit, but the cape covers it.)


DXMachina - Dec 30, 2006 6:37:20 am PST #24 of 5043
You always do this. We get tipsy, and you take advantage of my love of the scientific method.

:: Shuffles feet... looks up at sky... whistles... ::


sumi - Dec 30, 2006 6:57:42 am PST #25 of 5043
Art Crawl!!!

I liked 52 but I couldn't keep up so had to stop it.


sumi - Dec 30, 2006 7:09:38 am PST #26 of 5043
Art Crawl!!!

Hey, are they likely to collect 52? In one book or in several?

And Jodi Picoult is going to write Wonder Woman?


Kalshane - Dec 30, 2006 11:55:55 am PST #27 of 5043
GS: If you had to choose between kicking evil in the head or the behind, which would you choose, and why? Minsc: I'm not sure I understand the question. I have two feet, do I not? You do not take a small plate when the feast of evil welcomes seconds.

I finally went to the comic book store and picked up my pulls.

Astonishing #19: It was okay. Pretty much setup for what looks like the final arc on Breakworld.

Ultimate Spider-man #103: Good stuff, as usual. Never read the original Clone Saga, but I read plenty about it, and Bendis seems to be doing a good job of paying homage to it without it actually sucking. Not too keen about the reveal about Doc Ock having power over metal. Say what?

Ultimate X-Men #77 (I think? The books are at home.) Eh. The rollercoaster of quality on this title continues, and the reveal at the end is very WTF?

Ultimate Power #s 2 and 3: I picked up the first issue because it's written by Bendis and had Spidey on the cover. I don't know how long I can put up with Greg Land's art, though. I can't tell what's going on in 3/4 of the panels and, as the link in the last thread pointed out, it's chock-full of obvious porn face. The storyline itself is kind of interesting, but the art is just painful.