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[personal profile] thanekos2017-03-24 07:51 pm

Britannia #2 picked right up where #1 left off.

The Roman Antonius Axia, tasked by the Emperor Nero to investigate goings on in that place, was in the thick of them.

A monstrosity loomed before him on a field of gore.

Then it resolved into a more pleasing shape- the beckoning spirit of his dead wife.

It was still what it was, though. )
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[personal profile] thanekos2017-03-21 07:50 pm

Britannia's a four-issue miniseries from Valiant.

It's written by Peter Milligan and drawn by Juan José Ryp.

It opens in Etrusca, on the chief of the Vestal Virgins and a centurion of the Italian First Legion.

She, Rubria, had a task for him, Antonius Axia- rescue one of hers from a local cult.

She put it to him unofficially, because it wouldn't do to lose face by asking for official help.

He took three legionnaires to face the cult.

There was the shedding of blood, and then him and the one he'd gone to save.

There was red and green. )

Flowers for Rhino

Here's another 'Tangled Web' story and one of my favorites from the series.

Warning for a few references to suicide.

Scans under the cut... )
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[personal profile] skjam2017-02-03 01:11 pm

2000 AD #2000!

A certain British comic made a milestone event back in December.

Let's take a look at a few pages from the issue!

Tiny sample )

Your thoughts, comments and favorite 2000 AD memories?

New Vertigo Books Coming Soon

Vertigo is to me what Image Comic seems to be others. While everyone gets excited over whatever Image puts out, Vertigo does that for me. It's produced some my favorite comics of all time (Fables, iZombie, Scalped, Saucer Country, and The Unwritten), but it has been falling on hard times recently. This imprint barely had any new titles at all!

...that is, until just recently...

Read More... )
[personal profile] lego_joker2014-07-23 08:05 pm

In Honor of Batman Day: a little taste of Milligan's Batman

Mention "Batman" and "the nineties" in the same sentence, and most Batman fans will run away screaming unless you happen to be talking about Batman: The Animated Series (or one of its excellent tie-in comics). I've come to realize that 90s!Batman's reputation for being a coldhearted asshole isn't completely undeserved, but even still, I continue to find that the era contained some of the most underrated Batman tales of all time.

Case in point: Detective Comics #638, written by one of Batman's most under-appreciated scribes: Peter Milligan. Now, Milligan is typically far more famous in Marvel/Vertigo circles, but pound for pound, the handful of Batman stories he did are almost all treasures. Even "Dark Knight, Dark City", decried by many as being a needless grimdarking of the Riddler, has its charms as an old-school horror story, and the Riddler's atypically violent behavior is not only explained, but pretty explicitly temporary.

But we're not here to talk about that today. No, we're here to talk about a far more obscure story known simply as... "The Bomb".

A tale of destruction, doubt, and double-crosses behind the cut! )
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[personal profile] jlroberson2012-12-10 01:49 am

Why Leatherface Joker Makes No Medical Sense

Well, for one thing, he can't blink. But there's also this, courtesy of Milligan & Fegredo's FACE.
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[personal profile] skjam2012-02-11 07:03 am

Wolverine Publicity

Back in 2001, Marvel Comics decided to do something a little different with their X-Force title, which up to that point had been very Nineties. So the main cast was apparently killed off in an explosion, and a year passed in-universe.

The X-Force name had been taken over by media mogul Spike Freeman, who built a multimedia franchise around a team of television-friendly mutants who performed high-profile missions on camera and lived like celebrities. The reality TV thing was still relatively fresh back then, and worth lampooning. We were introduced to this new, not precisely heroic X-Force...and then most of the characters were killed off in the first issue of the new direction, to be replaced by new people entirely.

7 1/3 pages of 21 from X-Force #120, "X-Force: Snikt!", which picks up after a fairly disastrous first mission for the new lineup. Possible trigger warning for implied attempted sexual assault.

The protagonists come pre-broken. )

Your thoughts and comments?