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[personal profile] richardak2015-07-28 12:19 pm
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"The Banksy of Murder."

Vertigo recently released an anthology called CMYK.  Here's a panel from the first story, "Serial Artist," written by Shaun Simon, drawn by Tony Akins.

No one ever calls anyone the Charles Manson of pop-art.  Anyway, I thought this was funny.
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[personal profile] zapbiffpow2015-07-28 09:20 pm

Batgirl #41: Papa's Got a Brand New Bat

Jim Gordon's tenure as Batman continues as those closest to him struggle to deal with the tragic loss of his moustache. • 32 pg, FC • $2.99 US • RATED T

Also, what's your favorite superhero "secret identity-reveal" moment? I've always liked the Ultimate Spider-Man/Mary Jane one.

(Cameron Stewart/Brendon Fletcher on script, Babs Tarr on art)

Ice cream and unicorns and fade haircuts )

Spider-Man Vs. Wolverine: "High Tide"

"These 'ideas' are not ideas at all. Ideas bring life to these legends and extend/renew their freshness. Chopping off Aquaman’s hand did nothing for Aquaman, marrying off Clark Kent did nothing for Superman. They sold some comic books, but these are dead ideas in that they lead to dead ends. Marvel *completely* misinterpreted and distorted Spider-Man vs. Wolverine to use it as justification to marry Pete and MJ, when the point of that story was the *exact* opposite: why theirs would be a dysfunctional and unsustainable relationship. Years later, Marvel did it again, completely missing the entire point of my BP/Storm flirtation–the unconsummated love since childhood–and married them off. No offense to the writer, but it was a dead idea in that all it did was build a dead end to T’Challa’s future and make him less interesting. Having Batman run around with an un-dead 10-year old violates everything Batman is about." - Christopher J. Priest

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Wonder Woman #43 Preview Art by Ian Churchill

Meredith Finch: "What we want for [Donna Troy] is a struggle for her to see if she can become a good person, knowing the terrible things that she's done. I see her now going forward as more of an anti-hero. She has a ruthlessness to her."

One page behind cut.

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Injection #2

"There’s a deep strangeness to Holmes that rarely makes it out into adaptations. One of the first mentions of Holmes made to Dr John Watson — a war veteran with a dodgy left arm — describes a lunatic at loose in a morgue, whacking corpses with a big stick to see if people bruise after death. The walls of his disgusting rooms are slathered yellow from the hundreds of tobacco products he’s lit and let burn out there so that he can study and catalogue the peculiarities of their ashes.

"In an early CSI, William Petersen is found whacking a fake head filled with fake blood with a rebar to observe blood-spatter. In the first MONK, Tony Shalhoub sniffs a curtain and can tell that someone was standing next to it smoking Newports. These are the same gags, minus that certain berserk intensity. He may not have been the first fictional detective, but he invented everything in the genre you see today."
-- Warren Ellis

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Marville #4


"Let's us once again enter the scummy, disease, carcass of a comic series that is Marville. That's a bit of an exaggeration. I mean, for it to be a carcass, it would have had to been alive at some point."



"In fact its a bit of a stretch of the imagination to even justify calling it a book... A book has a reason to exist... This does not." - Matthew Lane (an Amazon review of the trade paperback)

Writer: Bill Jemas
Artist: Mark Bright
Inker: Paul Neary
Colorist: Transparency Digital

More quotes from victims of Marville.

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[personal profile] history792015-07-27 11:42 pm

Liberality For All

"It is 2021, tomorrow is the 20th anniversary of 9/11. America is under oppression by ultra-liberal extremists who have surrendered governing authority to the United Nations. Hate speech legislation called the "Coulter Laws" have forced vocal conservatives underground. A group of bio-mechanically enhanced conservatives led by Sean Hannity, G. Gordon Liddy, Oliver North, and a young man born on September 11, 2001, set out to thwart Ambassador Usama bin Laden's plans to nuke New York City."

- ACC Studio Synopsis

A comic even dumber than Holy Terror )

Before Watchmen: Ozymandias #1


"What has surprised me about writing Ozymandias is how much we actually DO NOT know about him, despite all the back-story he supposedly provided in the original series. I'm having great fun filling that in." - Len Wein

Writer: Len Wein
Artist: Jae Lee
Colorist: June Chung

8 out of 25 pages

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Cyborg #1: "Unplugged"

"As much as I love comic books and superheroes, I think it is dangerous to have them tackle complex problems and then solve these issues, when in real life that simply doesn’t happen. Cyborg can take on an army extraterrestrials and save the day -- as a writer, I can make that work. But can he tackle police brutality and actually fix the problem, which itself is linked to other problems? If there is one issue that we can have Cyborg grapple with -- one that I believe is very important to the black community -- it would have to be self-esteem. This is not to say that Cyborg can fix all the contributing factors that lead to so many young people of color suffering from low self-esteem, but by merely having him present—by having him being front and center, dealing with his own issues of self-worth and belonging—maybe he can help others with their struggles." - David F. Walker

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Holy Terror Part 3


Propaganda has gotten a bad name. Something’s called “propaganda” only when the reader disagrees with it. If they agree, it’s called “relevant.”

An artist expressing a point of view? Whatever the medium, whatever the story’s intent, that’s propaganda, and it’s “relevant.”
” - Frank Miller

Warning for violence, some racism most likely, and terrorism.

Let's political folks...

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Transformers: More Than Meets the Eye #42 - "The Frail Gaze"

"I really wanted to explore the idea of 'forced friendship' and 'official loneliness' in an alien society. Good old world-building, y'know? At the risk of opening up yet another can of worms, by exploring this idea I was passing comment, indirectly, on the real world stigma attached to being an unmarried woman of a certain age [...] If I was worried about anything in this issue, actually, it was the fact that Nautica (rightly) considers the whole idea as 'pathetic', yet ultimately, if reluctantly, bows to religious pressure and goes along with it... [An aside: As further evidence of the extent to which I worried about this stuff, and about my treatment of the female TFs in this story more generally, I offer you the story's title, The Frail Gaze. . .]" -- James Roberts

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