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  • Re: The Inescapable... MISTER MIRACLE Thread!!! (Also, to know them is to hate them--SPOILERS!)

    Issue #5—yep, Tom is definitely going with the Scott-as-Christ-figure theory. Again, I don't subscribe to that theory, but that’s fine. At least Barda comes alive in this issue.

    Nice little tribute to Kirby at the opening, with Scott literally not being able to fill the void left by his creator, and again with the tombstone a few pages later.

    I think the two-page scene of Scott and Barda on the beach is the most important moment in the issue though. We get another reference to the face of God, and perhaps a clue as to how Scott will defeat the Anti-Life Equation.
  • Re: Doomsday Clock! What do you think so far? (SPOILERS)

    I didn't start seriously reading comics until I started listening to CGS in 2005, but I wasn't all that impressed with Watchmen. It was kinda of like that's it? That's what everyone thinks is the greatest comic of all time. But it's still better than The Dark Knight Returns which I hated. I'm sure if I was reading them as they came out I would have a very different view point.
    Yeah, you kind of had to be there. I didn't read it as it came out, because I was at a point where I wasn't really reading comics. When I got back into comics a couple of years later, it was one of the first things I read, and it was definitely an eye-opener.

    For newer readers, I can certainly see why the story doesn’t seem like all that big a deal. And for me in 2017, thirty years after the fact, Watchmen isn’t even the best thing Moore has written (that would be From Hell), much less the greatest comic of all time. But the storytelling is still as impressive as ever. The structures, and patterns, and mirroring, etc., of the story are still amazing even by today’s standards. On some levels it did for comics what Citizen Kane did for film.

    I read TDKR around the same time I read Watchmen, and it’s never done much for me. Again, there are some storytelling aspects I can get behind, though not to the level of Watchmen.
  • Re: What comics did you read and like this week?

    If you haven't picked up Kurt Busiek and John Paul Leon’s Batman: Creature of the Night #1, you should stop whatever it is you're doing and go out and get it now. It’s excellent.

    (Edit: Oh, and Todd Klein shows once again why he’s the best there is at what he does.)
  • Re: Random Bits Not Worthy of their Own Thread...

    Found all three Shadowpact trades at my LCS today. All three for £9. Sold.
    Definitely worth it for that price. For me the series started out very strong, but quickly settled into being merely a good comic (nothing wrong with that) which fizzled out at the end.
  • Re: What comics did you read and like this week?

    I still absolutely love Saga.
    I'd fallen way behind, then read the four latest trades in one sitting. I'm right there with you.