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  • Re: February 2018 Comics Solicitations (December Previews) | What Looks Good?

    My love for Paper Girls is over. I quit.

    It has nothing to do with Chiang's still terrific art. It's the writing. The usually brilliant Vaughan has fallen into the "Lost" trap (a show for which he wrote, so he should know better) of rapidly setting up more and more mysteries while offering few-to-no answers along his long, long road. It's been 18 issues now and I haven't a clue what's going on. I often doubt Vaughan has a clue. I wish this title had been a 6-issue mini, I wish something like an announced finale would force him to show his hand already, even partially so. (Additionally, I have no clue what kind of play-act game Vaughan's letter column is; I gave up trying to guess that ten or eleven issues ago.)

    I'm now simply going to wait until I hear the title's ended, then I'll read Wikipedia's Paper Girls summary to see if Vaughan ever gave any answers as to what the hell was going on in this book.

    In the meantime, I am still loving Saga, and still pushing Vaughan's fantastic Y: The Last Man and The Private Eye on anyone I know who hasn't read them yet.
  • Re: Random Bits Not Worthy of their Own Thread...

    I saw that there's a nude Harley Quinn love scene in the Sean Gordon Murphy's Batman: White Knight, but DC is going to censor it.

    Was it wrong of me to post a link to the uncensored version?
    What's really wrong here is "the male gaze" aspect - that she's all bare-tittied, yet we're not also allowed to see his ass without her blocking it. That's what I call half-assed comic book realism lol
  • Re: Doomsday Clock! What do you think so far? (SPOILERS)

    I worship Moore, though I admit I haven't read his modern stuff :( I'm a lazy sob.

    For me, his four works of Watchmen, The League of Extraordinary Gentlemen, V for Vendetta, and Superman (Whatever Happened to the Man of Tomorrow?) are so awesome that I get shivers merely typing those titles out. And now I'm gonna reread some over my holiday break lol. Life's too short not to.

    As for Watchmen specifically, I do agree that it may have more impact if you're of a certain age (which I am) (pass the prune juice) and if you had read it back in the day. It blew my 16 year-old mind. As for Miller's The Dark Knight Returns, that also rocked my world, even though I've always had a problem with Miller's anti-Superman take. But the mastery of art and writing in TDKR was so damn seductive to me that it overwhelmed my hero allegiance. That's one mark of a fantastic artist, I guess: he/she can deride something you love and still make you love how it's done.
  • Re: What comics did you read and like this week?

    While I realize Toppi’s style won’t be for everyone, I give The Collector my highest recommendation.
    Great rec, I'll look for it. I confess I've never heard of Toppi but that art and setting are really cool. Reminds me a bit of Eddie Campbell's From Hell.
  • Re: Justice League: Spoiler Discussion - Spoil and Discuss Away!

    @Matt That timeline is fascinating. It sure didn't seem that similar watching these films roll out in real life. A wrinkle in the author's premise is that while each Marvel stand-alone film had a new big hero to contribute to the "Avengers" movie, "Suicide Squad" offered nothing to build up "Justice League," as we'd already seen Batfleck in "BvS."