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Other Media 2: It's Astounishing!

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

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


sumi - Dec 30, 2006 6:57:42 am PST #25 of 5057
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 5057
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 5057
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.


§ ita § - Dec 30, 2006 12:56:16 pm PST #28 of 5057
Well not canonically, no, but this is transformative fiction.

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?


Tom Scola - Dec 30, 2006 1:37:41 pm PST #29 of 5057
Mr. Scola’s wardrobe by Botany 500

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.


Kalshane - Dec 30, 2006 1:49:07 pm PST #30 of 5057
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.

The Hellboy animated movie will air tonight on Cartoon Network, at 9:30 EST.

Cool. Just IMed the GF to setup the DVR for me. (Wow, that was an intially sentence.) I won't be home before it starts, but at least I won't miss it again.


DXMachina - Dec 30, 2006 2:08:22 pm PST #31 of 5057
You always do this. We get tipsy, and you take advantage of my love of the scientific method.

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.

To be honest, if you guys hadn't mentioned it, I don't think I even would've noticed. It looks (to me) like most of the art I see when I look at Marvel books.


Kalshane - Dec 30, 2006 2:23:11 pm PST #32 of 5057
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.

Too me, in addition to looking like a bad photoshop job, the panels tend to be too cluttered and the character's facial expressions don't actually match up with what's going on. (ETA: Not just because of the porn face, but most of the expressions in general.)


Polter-Cow - Jan 01, 2007 10:45:16 am PST #33 of 5057
What else besides ramen can you scoop? YOU CAN SCOOP THIS WORLD FROM DARKNESS!

I miss reading comics. I need to catch up on my titles one of these days. Or perhaps start budgeting them into my...budget.


Matt the Bruins fan - Jan 01, 2007 12:53:34 pm PST #34 of 5057
"You should never say bad things about the dead, only good… Joan Crawford is dead. Good.” —Bette Davis

Does he have that much of a fan base that he's still a golden child? Is this like the lunacy that was Liefeld?

I hope there weren't vast throngs of teenagers engaging in self-abuse with the aid of Liefeld's drawings. Which is the only explanation I can come up with for Land's popularity.