March 8th, 2012, 06:25 AM
I think you're probably expecting a lot from an #1, especially seeing as how the show pretty much did it better. I think it took me 10 issues before loving it, the shocks started to kick in and it got stronger and stronger.
March 8th, 2012, 06:50 AM
I didn't have any expectations at all, really, I just didn't really think it was anything special. Of course, it likely does get better, but I didn't read it and go "Oh! I need more!" like I did with The Sword or Girls.
Originally Posted by kater
March 8th, 2012, 11:38 AM
Both of those are mini-series though, Kirkman could afford to be a little more drawn out with tWD. Still, to each their own.
March 8th, 2012, 11:50 AM
That's a fair point. I'll likely give it a chance one day, but it's just not a priority for me.
So, next week sees the release of X-23 #21, which is sadly the last one. Noooo
March 9th, 2012, 02:42 PM
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I've got some newish comic related materials up at my blog.
Primarily there's a review of Whiteout: Melt which was pretty good, but I didn't enjoy it as much as Whiteout.
In single issues, I've really been enjoying Brandon Graham's reimagining of Rob Liefeld's Prophet. Two issues in and it is probably some of the most imaginative and fun science/fantasy I've ever experienced.
March 9th, 2012, 02:55 PM
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I saw this over at The Beat, and thought I'd mention it here since Loerwyn and I are such big fans of the Batwoman series.
It looks like Amy Reeder, who was on the Batwoman art rotation with J.H. Williams III, is now being replaced mid-way through her run by Trevor McCarthy. From Reeder's quote they pulled from Facebook, it looks like there were some creative differences involved.
One less female creator working for the Big 2.
March 9th, 2012, 03:32 PM
Indeed. I think that's a problem... but I don't think, as a case, Reeder's removal is.
I love her work on covers. Well, except the majority of the Batwoman ones. Okay, I love the cover she did for one of the Supergirl issues. I love her style. But Batwoman? Really? It would be like putting Greg Land on a series about wo- wait, nevermind, Marvel did that. Basically, I didn't find her a good fit from what I saw, though I reckon you'd be a better judge CB. I hope she's put on to a different series, though. I can think of many she'd be a good fit for.
Whilst I'm moaning - what do we think of Adam Hughes? I'm tempted to put him a level above Greg Land simply for not doing pornoface, but he doesn't seem much better.
Feel like I'm leaning back towards Marvel lately. I need more Mercury in my life.
March 10th, 2012, 01:17 AM
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Originally Posted by Loerwyn
I honestly don't have too much of an opinion on Reeder. I've got one issue of Batwoman to go on and from that I'd say she was decent at times and pretty great at others, but nowhere near as good as JHW3, (but who is?) Tough shoes to fill for sure. I will say that it didn't seem like a great fit.
I'd never heard of Hughes of Land, but I googled them and they both seem pretty bad. I see what you mean by Land and "pornoface". Hughes isn't much better, my Adam Hughes image search turned up lots of giant boobied women.
I was looking at my bookshelf that holds graphic novels the other day and I only own two (Kate Beaton's Hark! A Vagrant and Linda Medley's Castle Waiting) that are done by women. It's pretty crazy how male dominated the medium is. It also made me realize I need to branch out!
March 10th, 2012, 03:25 AM
Indeed. I've got a few more, perhaps a bit obviously. There's Robin Furth's involvement with the majority of The Dark Tower (she's more the plotter of it), Kathryn Immonen's Pixie Strikes Back, Brosgol's Anya's Ghost and a good few more.
Land is... an artist I used to like. Not sure if you ever read any CrossGen comics, but Land used to draw a series called Sojourn. It was still a Big Boobied Woman comic, but the pornoface wasn't as prevalent there. He's well known for using models, but he overuses them and *all* of his characters look the same. He's the only artist I know of who can make Psylocke look like Pixie. As for Hughes - he's like a better version of Land, I think, but not by much. Big boobs, similar faces - Yawn. I actually got a comment down-voted on ComicsAlliance for pointing out the flaws with his art.
Reeder is better on more colourful titles, I think. Her art just didn't seem to fit Batwoman from what I've seen. If she's moved onto a teen title (Teen Titans, Young Justice, etc) then I think that would be much better for everyone involved.
Last night I re-read Pixie Strikes Back. You know what? I actually liked it this time.
March 12th, 2012, 03:42 PM
I think kater may like to hear I've come around a little on Morning Glories (that's a review on my blog), and I'm getting Vol 2 for Easter. It's not great, but I think it could be good. I hope Image repackage it (hahahahahahahaha) later on in a much bigger book, as I think that would work quite well - it leaves things too unanswered as the first volume stands. The author, Nick Spencer, is going to be at Thought Bubble UK this year (he was last year too) and hopefully I'm going so I may get to meet him.
I found a bunch of Mercury-related comics on ComiXology/Marvel apps on my iPod - New X-Men volume 2. 40ish issues. £1.50 each. Hahaha. No. Just no, Marvel. No. I'm not paying £1.50 per issue. Would be nice if they bundled the arcs together or "reprinted" the trades on the app, as they have with a few series. But wow... that's a lot of money to spend. I'll wait to see if I can get a trade cheap one day.
But hopefully X-23 #21 ships tomorrow or Wednesday. I want it now.
And I want B.P.R.D.: Hell on Earth - Exorcism #1 and #2 right now. NOW. Nowwwwwwwwwwwwwww.
March 12th, 2012, 04:59 PM
Tbh I've given up on it, there are so many new titles coming out each month that I want to try, I couldn't justify keeping it in my pull list. This week alone sees #1 of Saucer County, Saga (!), The Secret History of DB Cooper and Crossed: Badlands, not to mention my regulars and recent pick-ups - Unwritten, Wasteland, Strange Talents of Luther Strode, Thief of Thieves and the Fantastic Four.
More and more I'm finding it easy to stop titles I like but aren't cutting it, Morning Glories isn't even my favourite book by him, though Infinite Vacation could be on a better schedule.
March 12th, 2012, 05:03 PM
Fair enough. I'm on trades still (bar X-23), so it's not as much of an issue for me.
Saucer Country - that's one I've heard a little about. Cornell and Kelly sounds like a winning combination to me.
Oh, DC's June solicitations or whatever list released today. Before Watchmen - Minutemen #1, Nite Owl #1, Comedian #1 and Silk Spectre #1. I'll likely pick up just Minutemen and Silk Spectre and wait for the trades after that.
March 12th, 2012, 05:06 PM
I'm boycotting them all, it's also why I won't be picking up any of the New 52. Creator-owned Vertigo stuff for me from now on and nothing else from DC.
March 12th, 2012, 05:19 PM
*Shrugs* I, personally, am not a fan of Moore so this business with him isn't really a factor for me - Gibbons has given his blessing, just as he did to the film, so I'll take that as all the approval I need. Moore gave up all his chances - some more reasonable than others - so I've little sympathy for him. Minutemen is a must-buy for me, though, as the comics market really, really, really needs more LGBT-inclusive comics so I'm justifying it from that perspective - plus as a group, Minutemen could be quite interesting.
I keep half-leaning towards Marvel. I can't fully give them up due to Dark Tower, but there's odd things that keep coming up and I think "Hmm... I want that" - Runaways, Avengers Academy, X-23 (which I need to buy the HCs of), the more recent Spider-Girl, possibly Spider-Woman Origin(s) if I can get a copy for a reasonable price and the now-ended (I fear) Crossgen reboot. I will continue to boycott anything drawn by Greg Land, though. That guy can't draw for cheese.
But I'm also moving more towards stuff like Image, or I hope that I will. Luna Brothers, there's IDW's Road Rage w/ Joe Hill and Stephen King (and Noto on a variant cover), Morning Glories and so on. Dark Horse also have my attention just with the Mignolaverse (Baltimore, B.P.R.D. and Hellboy) and *hopefully* I'll be picking up a Buffy trade at some point. Also wanting to finally get around to 2000AD - especially Dredd/Anderson.
I want to get The Invisibles, but most of it is out of print, unless I elect for a complete omnibus for £80. Hahahahaha. No chance.
March 13th, 2012, 10:06 AM
Sorry to double post, just want to point out I've also ordered these. Love what I've seen of Kelly's art
Originally Posted by kater
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