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Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Postby Mothra » Mon Jun 18, 2018 5:08 pm

Read the first of the new Robocop series. Was impressed - it feels like Robocop, has a pretty solid story, and the art's nicely done. I'm in for at least a few more issues.

Also been picking up the new Venom run, which feels like it was made specifically for me: someone who read every single one of Venom's short-lived solo series back when he was a teenager, lost track of the character over the course of the following disparate one-shots (where his character fluctuated wildly), and gave up for like 15 years. The new series acknowledges all that stuff happened, but glosses over everything after Venom: Finale.

Also back is my favorite iteration of Eddie, where he has the longer hair, wears the suit more often than not without the head, and has a minimal of green slobber.

Story is surprisingly good, which I think is a first for the entirety of Venom. A lot of new elements here I'm wholly into, including a way more interesting backstory for the symbiote race that involves it being present on Earth back in the 70's and, potentially, the viking era.

So yeah, they've got the character just right. Very optimistic to see where it goes.

In unrelated news I'm catching up on that Conan collection I got for Dirty Santa two years back, the one with the ice people, and holy shit does this series rule.

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Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Postby Thad » Wed Jun 27, 2018 1:41 am

I have mixed feelings about Derek Charm.

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On the one hand, he sure is derivative. I have read Batman Adventures comics where I spent less time thinking "boy, this sure is a comic drawn by somebody who is imitating Bruce Timm."

On the other hand, y'know what? If you're going to copy somebody's style, Bruce Timm is a great fucking choice. Remember when everybody was trying to draw like Jim Lee? That sucked. Trying to draw like Bruce Timm is way better.

Also I can't find any scans of the page where Kraven is leaning up against the Kra-Van, but here's a good page of Squirrel Girl talking to Kraven.

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Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Postby mharr » Thu Jun 28, 2018 10:30 pm

I'm sure you're all familiar with this. It's the magnum opus of the old-school MAD magazine artist that went on to write those deeply horrible Clarissa strips.


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Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Postby zaratustra » Thu Jul 05, 2018 4:14 am

the next panel spoils batman and catwoman's wedding on batman 50

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Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Postby Thad » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:39 am

I really don't know what to make of the Black Panther. In. SPAAAAAAAAAACE! arc.

"Okay, you guys, we've got a real opportunity here. New fanbase, new #1. You know what to do. Let's change the Black Panther comic up to appeal to our new audience. Let's make it more like that wildly popular movie. You know the one I'm talking about. That's right: Star Wars."

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Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Postby Brentai » Thu Jul 12, 2018 11:49 am

Gotta wonder if the idea is to make Star Wars more appealing to Black Panther's audience.

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Re: and Dead Tree Comics

Postby Thad » Thu Jul 12, 2018 10:28 pm

Brentai wrote:Gotta wonder if the idea is to make Star Wars more appealing to Black Panther's audience.

Yep, checks out.

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