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After long reflection, I couldn't turn down the invitation to renovate the house that Jim Lee built, and refit its unique combination of cosmic paranoia and paramilitary conspiracy for the post-political space madness of the twenty-teens. Looking back to look forward. -- Warren Ellis

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Here we are with the next installment of superhero turned mayor Mitchell Hundred.

As a heads up, this arc gets really gory at times.

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In light of discussions concerning superhero comics mixing with politics, here's a comic that's about a former superhero who becomes mayor of New York. It debuted in 2004 and ran for fifty regular issues plus four 'specials'. These comics were published around the same time as Vaughan's 'Runaways' (more or less) which should give you an idea of his versatility as a writer.

Warning for racism and suicide

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"I spent about 10 minutes in the pub last night obsessed with the opening of THE WILD STORM by Ellis/Davis-Hunt. The main cover. Lots to unpack, but the element I most admire is the explicit 1-24, showing the length of series. Immediately we have context, meaning, shape and all linking to the cool formalism - as in, chilled. The Watchmen of it.

"And then the first page, which is instant classic as far as I'm concerned. Once again, this is a novel opening, about control and confidence. 9 panel is murderously hard, and - if I had to generalise - artists generally hate it. Davis-Hunt is making it sing here. Tom King with his various collaborators have been bringing it back to centre stage in comics, recently. THE WILD STORM is a similar response to the present over-tired elements in the super-hero mainstream. Let us try control. Let us try comics.

"[...] Generally speaking, the problem facing any writer of superhero comics is finding a way to make this genre feel novel in 2017. I think The Wild Storm nails in." - Kieron Gillen

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'Copycat'

Jan. 28th, 2017 04:54 pm
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Here's another Freddy Krueger story from Wildstorm's 'Nightmare on Elm Street' comics (published under "New Line's Tales of Horror #1").  In my opinion it absolutely nails Freddy as a  character.

Warning for the usual violence and gore.

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"This is the DC
Crisis of horror. This is the movie they could never afford to make." - Jason Craig

"With remakes of Friday and now Nightmare, we are in many ways the stewards of the classic continuity and it's a responsibility we don't take lightly." - Jeff Katz

This is the follow-up to 'Freddy vs. Jason vs. Ash'. On one hand, I appreciate that this comes from a place of genuine love for the original films. On the other, it's a bit of a mess. The level of fanservice here is off the charts that even J.J. Abrams would probably go "Whoa, settle down." Unless you've seen every single film from both Freddy and Jason you're probably going to be lost at one point or another.

Warning for the usual stuff; gore, violence, etc.

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In 2006 Wildstorm gained the rights to publish comics off of the various New Line Horror characters (Freddy, Jason and Leatherface). Previously they were published by Avatar and as you can expect they were little more than gore porn. Wildstorm's output was a mixed bag but they published some genuinely good stories (one of them was the comic where Jason befriends a deformed boy which you can see in the archives).

In my opinion the best comic published from them was the initial series from 'The Texas Chainsaw Massacre' written by Dan Abnett and Andy Lanning with Wesley Craig on art. It's one of the better horror comics I've read and it makes me genuinely sad that Abnett and Lanning never worked on any of the recent films because this would have been ten times better than the 'prequel' or the 3D movie that just came out.

As a content warning there's an included rape scene in addition to the usual gore and violence.

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