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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #60 on: August 31, 2009, 04:26:07 PM »

Disney is buying Marvel and I find it f**king hilarious.

What the f**k? Crazy move.  :elf_gloop:
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #61 on: August 31, 2009, 07:48:45 PM »

Agree with Coe about Dilbert.  Great strip.  Disney buying Marvel?  whoa!  A new one popped up locally last year called Pearls before Swines, or some such.  Features Crocks with Spanish-type accents trying to capture a Zebra that lives near them.  Has been entertaining occasionally.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #62 on: August 31, 2009, 08:29:36 PM »

Disney is buying Marvel and I find it f**king hilarious.

Big move for Disney, I hope they don't interfere with the Marvel produced films as they were starting to get good.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #63 on: September 01, 2009, 01:26:19 AM »

A new one popped up locally last year called Pearls before Swines, or some such.  Features Crocks with Spanish-type accents trying to capture a Zebra that lives near them.  Has been entertaining occasionally.

Pearls before Swine is pretty good, I think. Not always. But then I rarely read the comic pages much any more.
I do like Dilbert, usually, and Baldo is pretty okay, Rudy Park pretty good, Get Fuzzy is funny....

But why on earth do any newspapers (including my own) still run 'Family Circus'??... it bewilders me.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #64 on: September 01, 2009, 09:18:37 PM »

I never grew up regarding the comic section of the Sunday paper.  When I break down and buy one, I forsake the entire paper to peruse the comics.      :smile:
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #65 on: September 02, 2009, 11:53:45 PM »

Earlier, I spotted a review on Tor's website for Neil Gaiman's 'Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader?' and belatedly realised I had it, and hadn't read it. Not even one page. So I decided to open that up, and give it a go.

It's a good effort from Gaiman, but one I didn't care too much for. Felt the first part (there's only two) was much stronger than the second. The last issue didn't interest me, and I felt the art very non-engaging (in both).

Not sure what I'll read next. Other than that, I've just been reading some 'Planetary' by Ellis, but that's not quite doing it, either. :neutral:
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #66 on: September 03, 2009, 05:06:10 AM »

I read the Gaiman issues a while back and I rather liked them. If you aren't finding anything compelling, I would suggest not reading comics for a bit...
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #67 on: September 03, 2009, 06:01:06 AM »

That is probably true. I certainly liked the way Gaiman started off by having Batman be witness to the entire thing, and the amusingly inaccurate accounts of his villains, during the telling of their tales. :lol:
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #68 on: September 03, 2009, 06:31:05 AM »

I've just been reading some 'Planetary' by Ellis, but that's not quite doing it, either. :neutral:

Bloody Irish. :P

Your right about Gaiman's "Whatever happened to the Caped Crusader" though.

Second issue was rather shite. I did enjoy the idea in the first that Alfred orchestrated Bruce's entire Batman career.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #69 on: October 07, 2009, 01:50:30 AM »

Okay, so have been reading Planetary again in anticipation for the epilogue, Planetary #27.

Just found out that the issue comes out TODAY!!!!!! Get out (or stay in, if that's how you roll) and get it!

PUMPED!!!
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #70 on: October 07, 2009, 06:51:56 AM »

Dude! Dude.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #71 on: October 09, 2009, 01:10:11 AM »

Just so you know. Planetary #27 was %^*&^%(^% YEY(*ER& &*(^*%^ *^D&*()^)(*E& AWESOME!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Nuff.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #72 on: October 09, 2009, 01:19:47 AM »

I don't know. It was good, but I think the delay and subsequent build of anticipation might have killed it a bit for me. One is forced to remember that this is the coda, or epilogue, to a tale that's already been told. Looked at in that light it's great. But on its own it's not really all that.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #73 on: October 09, 2009, 01:48:56 AM »

Eh, it's been so long that I forgot who Ambrose was...
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #74 on: October 09, 2009, 11:57:30 AM »

Well aren't you boys just barrells of sunshine!

I read Planetary once every couple of months, and I actually just re-read it days prior to getting #27.

So, with the fact that it's still fresh in my memoirs, and having waited so long, it's one of the top events of my year.

Plus, Ambrose is sick! Forgot who he was??!! You must be crazy boy!!
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #75 on: October 09, 2009, 02:27:39 PM »

Haven't read much more than a few issues of Planetary in the past.

Now, with the series complete, it may be the most apt time to return to reading comics. By the way, is the ending just bringing to a close this current arc, with more spin-offs in mind or some such? Or is this really end - done, nothing more?
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #76 on: October 09, 2009, 09:23:57 PM »

There's definitely room for more and even a hint thrown in there, but I doubt it will be anytime soon and I really don't want it to either. To say that Warren's workload is heavy would be an understatement. He has a weekly column, a monthly column, the two Marvel Anime series, at least one film, I think maybe one more television series, Fell, FreakAngels, Doktor Sleepless, Anna Mercury, SuperGod, Ignition City, who the f**k knows what for Marvel, his next novel, Listener, and probably more stuff that no one even knows about.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #77 on: October 15, 2009, 04:28:55 AM »

I would say that Planetary will most likely be taken over by another writer if it were to continue. As Jimbo said, Ellis' workload is pretty stacked, so I would think that Wildstorm would give a new artist and writer a crack at the next lot.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #78 on: October 16, 2009, 12:40:57 AM »

Heh, Ellis just announced that he is writing the screenplay to an adaptation to his comic series, Gravel. Even more work on his plate, he estimates not getting much done for the next six months.
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Re: Comics Fever
« Reply #79 on: October 16, 2009, 12:46:44 AM »

...weird. My friend told me that earlier, and I was like 'Gravel?' and...yeah, a while later I knew about it. Sounds fun.
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