'The "insane" -- ie, foaming at the mouth -- Joker is definitely far, far off-model from the correct portrayal of the character. The real Joker was able to keep Batman guessing because he was smart and ruthless, not because he was crazy. The latter is a lot like saying a drunk driver would have the best chance of winning at the Indy 500!'- John Byrne

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27 July 2017 @ 06:25 pm
If there was one Marvel book that I had to say was probably the weakest thing currently being published, it would be America. It's not because of the themes or the character, but mostly on the writing... and how the character is written. There's... problems if you haven't noticed.


As such, let's take a brief look at one of the scenes of the first issue.

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27 July 2017 @ 11:13 am
We're all well aware that All Star Batman and Robin was off the wall, with its story of Batman making Dick Grayson, aged twelve, eat rats in the Batcave, The Goddamn Batman, Wonder Woman calling a man "Sperm bank", "Fast hands, my little Robin. Fast hands, big mouth" and Batman painted yellow for a meeting with Green Lantern.

Scott Snyder clearly took inspiration from this series when writing his own All Star Batman
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27 July 2017 @ 12:30 am


"The country is changing. Captain America is changing. We’re using the opportunity to change Wade’s life in a very big way. You’re going to have to retitle the book." - Gerry Duggan

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27 July 2017 @ 12:17 am


"How far ahead do we plan things? There's dialogue in today's SILVER SURFER I knew we'd hit going all the way back to our very 1st issue." - Dan Slott

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What, it's not posted yet? You cuties are giving me the honor? Aww, you shouldn't have.

Are you ready to PUMP PUNISHMENT?!? )
 
 
Current Mood: ecstatic
Current Music: Metallica, "Fuel"
 
 


"At the canny request of Executive Editor Mike Carlin, G2 expands its mandate and studies the lives and time of some of the other characters who inhabited the DC Universe over the same years as our two stars." - John Byrne

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26 July 2017 @ 09:29 am
Hi. Frequent lurker, occasional poster. My new book CLOUD STORIES goes on sale in better comic book stores around the USA today so I thought I should make a post here about it. It's a collection of short comics stories loosely organized around the topic of clouds. They vary in subject and tone from horror to slapstick comedy, high fantasy to memoir. I think it's pretty good!

Cloud Stories Cover 12 pages from a 216 page book )
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
The latter made stops along the way.

The former knew why he was making them.

The Black Hood made it to the second stop too late.

All he could do was take in the aftermath. )
 
 
Current Music: Cosmo Retro Intro Outro - Amon Tobin
 
 
26 July 2017 @ 03:29 am


I’m not oblivious to the fact that folks can feel like they suffer from event fatigue or what have you. All I can say to that is, I personally believe that events are like any other kind of story. The delivery method doesn’t matter. Whether it’s its own title, a weekly book, an anthology, or a team-up, I don’t believe there is a type of book that doesn’t work. All that matters at the end of the day is whether or not your story is good. -- Nick Spencer

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