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Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 13 December, 2018, 08:19:47 pm »
Other than it being a bit too wordy (like one or two words too much) at times, I really liked this one. Continues what the first one started and goes all out from there. Really feels like Batman is loosing it in this one, and Constantine is having a ball narrating it. Azzarello really does a really good job making humans more horrifying than monsters. One scene in particular stood out, which I found refreshingly effective (since it's usually played for laughs). The ending was also very fascinating to me, how it manages to make violence look really scary even without going very far with things. Both a bit that it comes from a very dark place, and a detail which does a good bit of foreshadowing. Writing aside. Lee Bermejo's art... It could easily serve as a reason alone to buy this book. Cannot praise it enough. Marvelous stuff.

Sons of El Topo Vol. 1: Cain
Comic book sequel to Jodorowsky's El Topo, with Ladronn helping Alejandro putting his story into pictures. And it's really good. Takes place where the movie left off, in a way I think works well for both readers who's seen the movie as well as those who haven't. Has the classic (or perhaps it's typical) Jodo-stuff of bad people in black, good white, cruel violence and rape, but also some very beautiful scenes. Especially one involving puppetry. I cannot wait for the next part to come out.

The Metabaron Vol. 3: The Meta-Guardianess and the Techno-Baron
The new Metabaron story is by Jodorowsky, but written by Jerry Frissen. I think Jerry does a good job, but it's not as tight as Alejandro would plot it. Most notably a bit less eccentric, which I kind of felt fit the story. Has a couple of twists and turns and some tragedy towards the end, which ends on an interesting note. I just wish some of the characters from vol 1-2 came to better use. But all and all, a good read. Just wish it was a bit more insane.

Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 04 December, 2018, 08:34:13 pm »
Of course the job put the christmas table AW on the same day as the release of Smash bros  :lol:

Also bought Grim Fandango on switch (4th time buying it). Magnificent game. Cannot recommend it enough. One of my absolute favorite stories, in any medium.

Games / Re: Last game played...
« on: 04 December, 2018, 08:31:57 pm »
Half Life 2. Been a while. Held up really well. It's enviroments are fantastic. All of gives a genuine sense of that something has gone terrible wrong. Not sure what, why or what can be done about it. Especially the empty houses along the coast. Going through those, only to find a med kit or some bullets among an old corpse or two. Really sets the scene.

If someone hasn't played this, I really recommend that person doing so.

Games / Re: Nintendo Switch
« on: 17 November, 2018, 08:16:20 pm »
My Switch is dicking about. When docked, it only connects to tv for a few seconds then flicks off to the switch screen then back to telly and then back. Basically unusable in docked mode. Which is annoying. Not sure if the Dock or Power Supply is the problem. But both are fecking expensive to replace.

Been in contact with Nintendo?

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 14 November, 2018, 06:38:11 pm »
Mister Miracle #12 by Tom King and Mitch Gerards. "...The fourth world... That is my world. The world I see when I close my eyes... And try to escape." Not sure how to put it on paper without writing a blog, but... Amazing book. Loved it. The best and most interesting one I've read since Azzarello and Chiang's Wonder Woman run. Wouldn't surprise me if it in time (for me) is up there with it, Dark Knight Returns as well as Allstar Superman. Simply put: Biblical.

Film & TV / Re: Grant Morrison developing The Invisibles for TV
« on: 11 November, 2018, 01:33:34 pm »
Interesting news. I really wonder how it'll translate into TV. Could be really cool I think.

Hope it does well enough to warrant other stuff as well. I really want to see a 100Bullets show or movie. Also Unfollow.

Regarding Invisibles. I think I really like it that it exists, that someone got away with writing it, more than I like the book itself. For every story arc in it which I like there's one or two which I don't care much for. But it's a book I think people should give a go. If not it, Flex Mentallo or Filth.

Otherwise I tend to really like Morrison. Especially Doom Patrol, Flex Mentallo, Superman, Batman, Final Crisis and Multiversity. What I like most about them is that they manage to take something which on first glance looks ridiculus (for example flying people in tight pyamases) and manages to it to feel powerful and inspirational. His Superman being at such peace with things but still can tell someone on the brink of hurting themselves that they're stronger than they know. Such a lovely thing :)

Film & TV / Re: Last movie watched...
« on: 09 November, 2018, 07:34:42 pm »
Which order? I am sure you are aware that in The Good, The Bad and The Ugly, he picks up the outfit in which he starts Fistful.

Cool. I wasn't aware of that. Gonna watch it and Fistful back to back when I visit my mum and dad this christmas :)

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 09 November, 2018, 07:19:33 pm »
I've only read a bit Lantern here and there. O Neils and Adams Green arrow/lantern team up most notably.

I look forward to Grant's take on the two  :)

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 09 November, 2018, 06:58:55 pm »
although not as weird as I'd have liked. Best bit was the Green Phlegm Lantern, the cop who's a virus, shitting criminals into submission.

But isn't that a bit weird?  ;)

Btw. Is yellow still a problem for green lanterns?

I've only read a bit Lantern here and there. O Neils and Adams Green arrow/lantern team up most notably.

Books & Comics / Re: Batman by Grant Morrison omnibus vol 1 question
« on: 08 November, 2018, 06:25:38 am »
Btw. Apperantly Burnham (who illustarted INC) is the one doing the recap pages. I ordered the book as soon as I saw that.

Got it for 55 (I don't live in the uk). Which I think is more than fair :)

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 08 November, 2018, 06:22:05 am »
The Green Lantern #1 by Grant Morrison and Liam Sharp. My first impression, colourful and fun. Loads of lovely weird stuff which Sharp does a bang up job illustrating. I think Grant and Liam has a winner in their hands. Very much looking forward to what's next :)

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 08 November, 2018, 06:11:13 am »
Almost finished The Road by Cormac McCarthy.

Bleak, disturbing and very readable.

Love that one. And since it's being mentioned, I feel a need to read it again soon. Thank you ;)

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 06 November, 2018, 08:27:13 pm »
Anyone reading Heroes in Crisis? Because I kind of really really like it. Tom King remains fire.

And I think people comparing it unfavorably to Identity Crisis is really unfair.

I really like it as well. Really interesting concept! Wonder how far Tom will take things. His Mister Miracle is amazing as well.

Eh, ok? I don't see it. I really don't. Is it because the deaths? Not the first Crisis-event to have those...

Some people are annoyed at gratuitous deaths, in particular Wally West's because he was just brought back with much fanfare in Rebirth. Some people have more realistic complaints concerning the presentation of vulnerable people with mental health concerns being attacked after opening up to someone.

Some of it sounds resonable. I don't know. To me it's just comics. There's probably some magic way out (time travel ding ding ding) or some "all is not as it seems". If not, then DC will probably reset things in a couple of months time. Bit like with Damian or Wonder Woman becoming the god of war.

-- a character in story dared suggest she might be better then Batman.

THAY DAAAAARE!? Haha no. I read it. Thought it was funny. I really like the Harley in this story. A good mix of fun, sad and a bit eerie.

Books & Comics / Re: Batman by Grant Morrison omnibus vol 1 question
« on: 06 November, 2018, 08:17:44 pm »
Got some info on another forum.

Not that heavy, but not light. Also 11 pages of 52 #30, 4 pages of 52 #47. A bit of Tim in there, 52 pages ends with Bruce exiting a cave. Also includes good recaps for both Final Crisis (could imagine some people needing that) as well as the demon stuff (Batman marrying Thalia or what not).

Will probably order it soon :)

Books & Comics / Batman by Grant Morrison omnibus vol 1 question
« on: 04 November, 2018, 08:43:46 pm »
I have a question regarding the Grant Morrison Batman omnibus.

How much of the 52-issues are included? When Bruce is in the cave, is the bits with Wonder Woman meeting some floating head of light included as well? (I remember something like that happening in 52) or are just a couple of pages/panels from 52 included?

Just a nit picky question. It being a bit jumbled is part of it's charm  :)

More importantly. How's the binding and such? Does it read ok? It's not as heavy as for example Morrison's Doom patrol no?

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