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Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 10 June, 2019, 08:43:32 pm »
My reading list for May 2019

So, the big stuff I did in May was; Finish Planetary (pretty good). Keep trucking through Jojo's Bizarre Adventure Part 3 - Stardust Crusaders (Rated J for Jojo), and discovered that Robert Venditti & Bryan Hitch's new Hawkman series is f-ing FANTASTIC. I don't even care about Hawkman. Highly recommend.

Books & Comics / Re: Robert Kirkman tropes
« on: 04 June, 2019, 02:55:31 pm »
244 and still counting. Spawn is hitting 300 soon,  but Spawn isn’t by one person.

Books & Comics / Re: Robert Kirkman tropes
« on: 03 June, 2019, 10:14:04 pm »
Invincible was a favorite title of mine for its entire run, I eventually dropped Walking Dead but stiuck with Invincible until the end. I always felt that series really excellelled at taking classic super-hero tropes and either turning them on their ear or turning them up to 11. Yes it could be wordy and some characters rang hollow, but every time you turned the page you had no idea what might happen next. I did think it started to suffer in its last few years, it felt like Kirkman didn’t have time for it any more and rushed an ending.

If you’re a fan of Invincible, you should check out Savage a Dragon, since it’s what Kirkman drew upon the most when creating Invicible.

Monthly reprints don't sell. If they did IDW's Judge Dredd Classics would still be going.

EDIT: Oh way, was Judge Dredd Classics ever a thing? Or was that just a FCBD One-Shot?

But the point is, monthly reprints just do not do well in 2019 across the board.

EDIT2: Oh okay, there was a Classics series back in 2013/14

Books & Comics / Re: The Al Ewing USA loan thread
« on: 12 May, 2019, 04:50:03 pm »
I’d like to know this too. Though I’d prefer something not tied into an 'event'.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 08 May, 2019, 05:20:25 pm »
Is Electric Warriors any relation to Jim Baikie's Electric Warrior?

Unfortunately, no. Other then the name they are unrelated. Electric Warriors is about the time period between The Great Disaster and The Legion of Super-Heroes. When earth is still devided between humans and sapient animals. The Earth is offered membership into the United Planets, and as part of it must offer champions to fight on the earth behaf in one-on-one blood sport to determine the outcome of political conflicts between worlds. Earth is the first world to send two representatives.

It’s good, not great. Has a 2000AD vibe throughout its 6 issues.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 08 May, 2019, 02:27:13 am »
All the comics I read in March and April 2019



(Add +1 to April, I did read Heroes in Crisis 08, but forgot to note it)

Prog / Re: Prog 2129 - Once Upon A Crime...
« on: 04 May, 2019, 02:50:41 pm »
I never read any of the prior-2000AD War of the World’s/Scarlet Traces series, and I had no problem understanding what was going on. I figured she was a returning character and was looking for something of prior series importance. Didn’t impact my enjoyment.

Prog / Re: Prog 2129 - Once Upon A Crime...
« on: 01 May, 2019, 09:01:06 pm »
PS: This chapter of Max Normal should win an Eisner

Prog / Re: Prog 2129 - Once Upon A Crime...
« on: 01 May, 2019, 07:58:00 pm »
I think it's more basic then that. They have an asset that can tell where one of the city's most prolific Judges is at nearly any time. If you killed Dredd, that asset would no long function. It's more useful to potentially manipulate Dredd, then manipulate no one.

Books & Comics / Re: Whats everyone reading?
« on: 22 April, 2019, 08:23:54 pm »
Oh, you didn’t care for Seveneves? I found it rather gripping, or at least the first two thirds of it (that 3rd arcs was kind of a left turn). But I really like the kind of chunky hard science it was going for.

Suggestions / Re: #2 A Netflix style way to read old progs
« on: 22 April, 2019, 04:50:08 pm »
If Rebellion wanted a comic steaming service to go up against DC Universe, Marvel Unlimited, or even ComiXology Unlimited they would be better off releasing their content by title, not by Prog. Rebellion isn't going to painstakingly go back and scan Progs raw, ads and all (legal questionable at best). Though having letter pages and Nerve Centers in some form would be nice...

But there's a bigger problem, what Marvel Unimited and DC Universe have that 2000 AD doesn't is a shitzillion number of comic books. When you really think about it, 2000 AD might be a weekly anthology but it effectively only publishes five 20 page comics a month. Doing some quick and dirty math, that's only 2400 equivalent comics to Marvel and DC in the same time period. Even adding Megazine and British Treasure of Comics material you're only probably looking at 5000 total comics by page count on the extreme outside.  Marvel and DC's services have tens of thousands of comics available with hundreds (thousands?) more added every year.

As a service, there is a real risk of readers signing up, reading basically everything, then unsubscribing. That's not really a practical model for comic streaming I'm afraid (or at least I wouldn't think so)

Books & Comics / Re: New Comic Book Day Megathread
« on: 19 April, 2019, 01:08:39 am »
This week...


Books & Comics / Re: Doomsday Clock
« on: 15 April, 2019, 12:05:45 am »
Never read his stuff before.  I know 2000ad, Hellblazer, Alan Moore , and Grant Morrison's old stuff,  but it kind of stops there.   

Johns is pretty reliable to tell a good story. His JSA series from the late 90s/early 00s is fantastic and essential reading IMO. He's one of the core architects behind a lot what's gone on at DC for about the last 20 years, and generally a good indicator of a good book. Recently he's been kinda slow on the script writing which is what's leading to these crazy Doomsday Clock delays (not the artist, Gary Frank)

General / Re: A Dark Judges art commission I recently got
« on: 10 April, 2019, 09:13:08 pm »
That's not bad, hope Ultra Boy got his invulnerability up in time.

Reckon Element Lad would be the one to take them out - he just needs time to synthesize Boing...

Oh sure. Inertron is probably just as effective as Boing. The Legion does have a lot of advantages over the Dark Judges, numbers and an assortment of super powers. Inevitably, they will win. But IMO The Legion cares a lot more about civilian casualties then the Judges often do, and will likely throw themselves into the fight without fully understanding the Dark Judge's nature. Leading to a lot of early casualties thinning their numbers early on, including their heavy hitters (do you think Mortis can strip Mon-El of his anti-lead serum?).

I've actually got the story some what plotted in my head. In the 4 on 4 fight this cover depicts Ultra Boy is taken out early to a Judge Death heart squeeze that leaves him comatose with just his invulnerability keeping him alive. Sun Boy gets a bad case of Judge Fear, taking his highly useful flames out of action. Saturn Girl gets a look inside Death's head and really really doesn't like what she sees. Phantom Girl manages to get them all out of there alive, but its a bad start.  Things escalate from there with the Science Police, who sure ain't as hard as Judges, getting absolutely murdered by these guys (perhaps turned into a undead army on top of everything else?). Round 2's a little vague yet, but I'd have it center around Wildfire. Who, due to his anti-energy nature, isn't seen as 'alive' by the Dark Judges and they actually try to turn him over to their side. From there its just a game of attrition as the Legion struggles to figure out the Dark Judge's weakness (and get Wildstar out of their grip), and send them back where they came from.

Crazy part is, a Legion/Dredd cross-over isn't that insane, IDW still has the Judge Dredd license I think, and they do crossovers with DC. The Star Trek/Legion crossover they did was actually really cool.

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