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Messages - The Mind of Wolfie Smith

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Books & Comics / Re: War Stories
« on: Today at 12:47:47 PM »
the umwomanly face of war is one of the great books. and we're lucky to have translations of this great ukrainian/belarusian writer. harrowing. unflinching. essential. human. lyrical in the darkness. i'm not a fan of compulsory reading lists, but i'll make an exception for this one - europe would be an infinitely better place if everyone had read this.

General / Re: FFT - ROUND of 16 - The Out vs Brink - Heat 02
« on: Today at 11:04:18 AM »
the out

(because i want brass sun to return).

General / Re: FFT - ROUND of 16 - Lawless vs Firekind - Heat 01
« on: 15 August, 2022, 09:12:31 AM »

i read morrison's dress rehearsals - in starblazer and in harrier comics and in a couple of future shocks - and they all showed promise, but they also showed a talented and very smart young comics writer trying to make sense of what to do with the already long and magnificent shadow of alan moore. zenith was a casting of that shadow aside and becoming an inimitable grant morrison. as others have said, there was no fat at all on this supple and kinetic storytelling - and hindsight tells us that yeowell was the only artist who could have reflected all of this. it's a great superhero tale, a great occult story and an extraordinary evisceration of the eighties - in fact one of the few good contemporaneous daggers being brilliantly stuck in to a decade that might have been a little freer of #endofdays feelings than now, but was, nonetheless, a dark time that does not deserve all the fond nostalgia that people are feeling for it these days.
zenith is magnificent, flawless, stylish literature, that still reveals more upon every reread. in terms of 2000ad, in my opinion, only halo jones was greater. still that shadow, natch.


Other Reviews / Re: Sandman TV Series
« on: 10 August, 2022, 09:54:22 PM »
i had very unreasonable and high expectations.
and i still loved it.

General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Brass Sun vs. Savage Rd 5 Heat 14
« on: 10 August, 2022, 11:01:08 AM »
brass sun

General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Skizz vs. ABC Warriors Rd 5 Heat 12
« on: 09 August, 2022, 12:12:29 PM »


General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Lawless vs. Thistlebone Rd 5 Heat 9
« on: 08 August, 2022, 11:06:09 PM »
i like lawless but it's all a bit sound and fury signifying nothing. while thistlebone, rather disturbingly, leaves plenty of gaps for you to fill in - usually with disquiet.

outside the prog, love and rockets has gone on forever and i can't think of any lows.

yeah, sounds good to me. jaegir into round 6.

General / Re: Forum’s Fav Thrill - Low Life vs. The Out Rd 5 Heat 8
« on: 04 August, 2022, 10:47:18 AM »
low life

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