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Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« Reply #2340 on: 03 June, 2018, 10:45:36 pm »
Vinegar Teeth - weird and pulpy and weird and impressive without ever being weird and great. One of those confounding comics where the art is super-impressive without being maybe your thing and the story is fun without ever being gripping or compelling. But plus 10 points for the weird.

Stray Bullets - still the best comic out there by a country mile. Still clearly criminally ignored.

Dry County - am a sucker for Rich Tomasso stuff even if this particular Elmore Leonord style story pales when read alongside the similar but superior Stray Bullets.

Peek-A-Boo - Who would have thought that Zenescope managed to put out a non-explotitative competent horror story thats the nearest thing to a 70s  british kids comic in terms of art and content. Simple well done horror comic fun.

Coda - simon spurrier - i'd think the yanks apprecaite you Simon. I think you should come back to 2000AD and bring this sort of thing with you. I mean i've zero interest in the genre (tolkienien style fantasy) and still you make it all so enjoyable who'd love love it. Apart from the yanks. The yanks don't get you Simon. Too clever by half for em.

Death or Glory - looked lovely (bengal) junk story (remender). Meh.
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Oblivion Song - looked lovely (De Felici) junk story (kirkman). Sigh
better than
VS - looked errr (great line art, terrible overwhelming computer colouring) junk story (its Harlem heroes but not as well told).

and ooooh-errrr missus award goes to...

The Perineum Technique - which is a hugely enjoyable bit of french ennui about an artist obsesed with sex. Bit indulgent but interesting without ever wandering off into exploitation zone.

where sits...

Barbarella (2018 series) - which is a lovely piece of licensed nonsense that actually manages to be very light on the sex / skimpy-ness and more on the fun / love beats hate scale. Sorta surprised me how much i enjoyed it.

but not as much as the fun in Cochlea & Eustachia which can only be described as Frank meets Manara. Utterly beautiful in its line art and weird in its story-telling. If Stray Bullets wasn't so damm good it would be my comic of the year so far.


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Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« Reply #2341 on: 04 June, 2018, 12:46:04 am »
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VS - looked errr (great line art, terrible overwhelming computer colouring) junk story (its Harlem heroes but not as well told).

Thank you, I've been trying to articulate this for a while. Amaziballz artwork (would fit right into 2000AD or any Euro Comic really), but its story of 'war as sport' is just... all over the place.

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Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« Reply #2342 on: 05 June, 2018, 02:19:42 pm »
Coda - simon spurrier - i'd think the yanks apprecaite you Simon. I think you should come back to 2000AD and bring this sort of thing with you. I mean i've zero interest in the genre (tolkienien style fantasy) and still you make it all so enjoyable who'd love love it. Apart from the yanks. The yanks don't get you Simon. Too clever by half for em.
Cheers for pointing this one out. Spurrier seems to bang out these mini-series by the gallon and I normally only notice them on Comixology when the fourth issue pops up. This was a pretty dense set up issue which I think will benefit from a reread. Never heard of the artist, Matias Bergara, before but there's colour and wildness about his stuff here which I find very appealing.

The only other thing I've been reading lately is Motherlands. A mini-series by Simon Spurrier and Rachel Stott. It's Dogg the dimension-jumping bounty hunter and things are about to wrap up with a shocking revelation on the last page of #5.
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Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« Reply #2343 on: 08 June, 2018, 06:50:03 pm »
Been reading Al Ewing's Immortal Hulk. Not bad at all - others have observed a certain similarity to the Bruce Jones run, what with Ewing's Banner being an itinerant haunter of lonely diners along US highways. Feels somewhat less arch and potentially more weighty than some of the writer's previous Marvel work.

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Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« Reply #2344 on: 16 June, 2018, 10:45:25 am »
Slightly surprised no one seems to be reading Michael Moreci and Hayden Sherman's Wasted Space from Vault.

Yes, yes, I'm lettering it, but I would have thought it would be right up many 2000AD readers' street… Moreci loves him some sci-fi (see: Roche Limit) and this is big ol' high concept stuff. Billy Bane, a galactic-scale version of Billy Graham, "voice of the Creator" gave the Creator's divine endorsement to a galactic-scale Trump figure, propelling him to power, which immediately results in a despotic regime and wars all over the place. A lot of people, including Billy himself, blame Billy for this so he's gone into hiding but wheels are in motion and the fate of the galaxy might have more to do with him than he'd like. Plus, y'know, a whole bunch of people and things wanting to kill him.

I can see Sherman's art (which I can only inadequately describe as the scratchy bastard offspring of Howard Chaykin and Ted McKeever) not being to everyone's taste but it's a meaty old read. Plus, Chewbacca to Bane's Solo is a bright blue robot gigolo (or Fuqbot) called Dust. Special guest appearance by Philip K. Dick in the first issue, too.

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Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« Reply #2345 on: 16 June, 2018, 10:15:51 pm »
I'm reading it, or at least I've read the 1st issue, just waiting on the next one.  I'm enjoying it and it'll be interesting to see where the story goes.  Like the art to.

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Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« Reply #2346 on: 16 June, 2018, 10:37:43 pm »
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Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« Reply #2347 on: 17 June, 2018, 06:15:20 pm »
Milk wars: Fun -so called un-event. DC's big 3 gets infected with (over)selling milk and characters from the young animal books battles the big company Retconn in order to fix things. Fun and weird little book. Has everything from Cave Carson puking up swamp thing, a fold out page to showcase Flex Mentallo's muscle powers to Doom patrol's Rita Farr being rescued back into continuity. I really love how colourful it is.

Batman in the fifties: A showcase of golden age Batman. Everything from the bat family to villains. Great book to read before Morrison's batgod run or Miller's DK. Explains a lot, with very informative info pages between issues, and is a bunch of fun to read overall.

Hellboy collected short stories vol. 1: First of two volumes with the collected (in a chronological order) Hellboy shorts penned by Mike Magnolia. Starts of brilliantly with Pancakes, and has everything from Hellboy wrestling frankenstein -during the drunk in mexico period) to The corpse. Lovely lovely collection! Can't wait for the rest of the hellboy omnibus books (6 in total)! :)