Other Media 2: It's Astounishing!
Discussion of comics, graphic novels, and more. Except for capes. No capes!
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Woo hoo new thread!
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.
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.)
:: Shuffles feet... looks up at sky... whistles... ::
I liked 52 but I couldn't keep up so had to stop it.
Hey, are they likely to collect 52? In one book or in several?
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.
My comic store added Ultimate Power #1 to my pull, since I get Ultimate X Men and The Ultimates. I handed it back saying "Sorry, but I have a Greg Land allergy."
Does he have that much of a fan base that he's still a golden child? Is this like the lunacy that was Liefeld?
The Hellboy animated movie will air tonight on Cartoon Network, at 9:30 EST.
If you missed it the first time around, it's definitely worth seeing, as they got Ron Perlman to do the voice.