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More evidence that Darwyn Cooke is awesome.



What happened to him next,

title: new frontier
creator: darwyn cooke
publisher: dc

Date: 2010-02-16 11:30 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] nezchan
I tell you, there is not a thing I don't like about New Frontiers.

Although what really grabbed me was the whole J'onn J'onzz storyline. That was some brilliant work right there.

Date: 2010-02-17 02:27 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmdr_zoom
Note that that's J'onn there on the left in the very last panel. Being burned to death isn't something he has to imagine very hard.

Date: 2010-02-16 11:56 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] sarno001
Yep, I'm going to cry. Thanks.

Date: 2010-02-17 12:28 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] neuhallidae
This story always gives me an extra punch in the gut, it being set local and all.

Date: 2010-02-17 01:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] promethea4
Same here.

Date: 2010-02-17 01:11 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] jlbarnett
I just looked around for this and saw Cooke's interview, where he said John Henry couldn't win. It's to bad he couldn't stay around long enough to retire when the Freedom Riders showed up, so no one could use his fighting to discredit their non-violence.

Date: 2010-02-17 02:13 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] zordboy
Wow. That was awful. Thanks for this. Off to add "New Frontier" to my "Books to never, ever read" list. Phew. Narrow escape there.

Date: 2010-02-17 02:37 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jelly_ace
Just curious, why wouldn't you want to read it? Was this too depressing?

Date: 2010-02-17 04:19 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] pyrotwilight
Waaaaay too depressing. So much for me picking it up too.

Date: 2010-02-17 05:20 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jelly_ace
And here I thought New Frontier was a feel-good comic.

For me, I'm more interested in this comic because of this. It's kind of a reminder there are still some things superheroes can't fight against.

Date: 2010-02-17 06:23 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] aegof
It is the feel-goodest comic.

People read supercomics for all sorts of reasons, but some of 'em are kinda silly, I think.

Date: 2010-02-17 02:16 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grazzt
"And here I thought New Frontier was a feel-good comic"

I'd say it is, actually. It presents a world with problems, then shows a number of people willing to fight those problems. Some of them fail, like poor John Henry, and some of them have moments of weakness where they lose their will to fight. But in the end, they all do, because the world is worth fighting for.

The epilogue to New Frontier is one of the most inspiring things I've ever read, in particular. JFK's "New Frontier" speech, set to images of superheroes and the various people who would be inspired by them.

Date: 2010-02-17 02:43 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] grazzt
Oh don't let me spoiling it stop you.

Date: 2010-02-17 02:57 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] ninjapeps
you're missing out on one of the best books ever written.

Date: 2010-02-17 04:11 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cmic
There is nothing I don't like about this. Every time I read the first part, I can just hear Henry Belafonte tearing through the song (anyone who hasn't heard it -- do yourself a favor and listen), I pause looking at that little girl, and I wish we had more journalists like Edward R. Murrow or Bill Moyers.

And soaking up Darwyn Cooke art is never a bad thing. Thanks.

Date: 2010-02-17 04:26 am (UTC)
neuhallidae: (Default)
From: [personal profile] neuhallidae
Is that supposed to be Murrow? I kept thinking it was, then I was like "Naaah...."

Date: 2010-02-17 04:32 am (UTC)
cmic: (Default)
From: [personal profile] cmic
Or someone very Murrow-like, don't you think?

Date: 2010-02-17 04:42 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] neuhallidae
Oh, yes, the resemblance is definitely there.

Date: 2010-02-17 07:48 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] shadur
Today, on "Anvils that need to be dropped"...

IIRC, at least half the book is that way. Don't pick it up if you don't like thinking difficult thoughts.

Date: 2010-02-18 12:46 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] okkult3000
People who don't read New Frontier can't get into Heaven. I'm sorry, but it's true.


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