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Four pages each from SWAMP THING 3 and ANIMAL MAN 3...

While over in the pages of SWAMP THING...

He asks her how she knows so much about the kid.

Date: 2011-11-03 04:32 am (UTC)
rainspirit: (Default)
From: [personal profile] rainspirit
That is incredibly creepy and cool-looking. But my student budget... ;_;

Date: 2011-11-03 08:23 pm (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
Come to the Dark Side, child. We have free comics...

Date: 2011-11-04 05:24 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
but I like getting real comic that I like... I don't mind free comics I don't like

Date: 2011-11-03 05:25 am (UTC)
venatosapiens: griffin vulture (Default)
From: [personal profile] venatosapiens
Please don't fridge. Please don't fridge. Please don't fridge.

Other then that, this all looks good. (Please don't fridge!)

Date: 2011-11-03 10:05 am (UTC)
glimmung: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glimmung
Not sure how worried I am. She has a habit of kicking super villains in the nards after all.

Date: 2011-11-04 05:24 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
Abigail or maxine? Or ellen

Date: 2011-11-04 11:33 am (UTC)
glimmung: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glimmung
Sorry, it has been a long time since I read animal man. Has the wife changed since Master Master did his home invasion?

Date: 2011-11-03 07:07 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] jlroberson
I like both these books so much, and I'm one of those who remembers thehistory of both these books.

I like that Lemire is specifically plumbing the neglected Delano & Pugh Animal Man, where "the Red" first appeared, and which DC has not reprinted and should, because it was a great exploration of THAT version of Animal Man--as Morrison and Milligan established, he can be many different ones. I also like the high-contrast inks against Lovern's semi-flat New Format early-90s baxter paper color. I'd forgotten that look--which of course the old book had. It accidentally creates a kind of continuity visually. As does Foreman's art, which--because of the high-contrast articulated linework, gives a minimally realistic veneer to some weird shit, which is very effective visually.

I wonder how much of a Swamp Thing fanboy I am(I've read it ever since they first reprinted the originals in the late seventies, when I was little) that I thought it was hilarious Abby's gun is made by "Alcala?" I like the Rot concept and this kid is creeping me out in a great Pasko/Moore kind of way--actually more Pasko, he was more one for the creepy kids, like Casey.

I do notice the books seem to be converging on similar themes & narratives, but I don't see a crossover. Unless Tefe comes back. I'm not sure I want that.

Date: 2011-11-03 07:21 am (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
...I am now officially adding Swamp Thing to my list. And seriously, The Black? Easily see a team up with Black Lanterns here leading to a 3 corner crossover between Animal Man, Swamp Thing, and the Lantern books. Now to wait for The Blue in Aquaman.

Date: 2011-11-03 10:44 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] drexer
Oh please don't get the lanterns into this. Or at least not while Geoff Johns comes attached with the deal. In 2 issues both Abby and Ellen would be dead in horrible ways and both Alec and Buddy would be shoved aside awkwardly as incompetent characters for Hal Jordan to save the day.

Date: 2011-11-03 11:44 pm (UTC)
big_daddy_d: (Default)
From: [personal profile] big_daddy_d
You know have a point. Scratch that. I still suspect to find something called the Blue in Aquaman though. You just know it's going to happen.

Date: 2011-11-04 05:28 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
Actualy the red is all living animal life including fish. Now... Water on the other hand...

Date: 2011-12-24 05:49 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Shade is implictly the Avatar of Darkness, though it isn't mentioned much other than in that meeting he had with Dr Fate in the mini series he had during Starman's run.

I think that the idea was that the Shadowlands are the equivalent of the Red and the Green, and it is empowered by any form of darkness in the universe. This would probably account of how powerful the Shade ends up becoming when he reappears in a Starman crossover with the Legion of Superheroes in 3000-something.

After all, if the Green and the Red require life to exist, just how much darkness is there in the universe to fuel the reservoir that Richard Swift draws his power from. Behind cupboards, inside pockets, within caves, on the dark side of moons...

Date: 2011-11-03 08:25 am (UTC)
eyz: (Default)
From: [personal profile] eyz
That is some weird pretty Alan Moor-esque/Grant Morrison-ysh stories up there! :D (reminds me of Morrison's Doom patrol and Moore's own Swamp thing :P)
Love it!

Date: 2011-11-03 10:53 am (UTC)
From: [personal profile] wtfomfg2
That last page... "Are you my mummy?"

Date: 2011-11-04 05:28 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie

Date: 2011-11-03 11:59 am (UTC)
nezchan: Navis at breakfast (Default)
From: [personal profile] nezchan
These are both insanely creepy, and I'm glad DC schedules them for the same week. Not having weeks between helps reinforce the connection between the books.

If I had to lay money down, I'd say Animal Man is definitely the creepier of the two, although they've both got quality on their side.

Date: 2011-11-03 12:36 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] cainofdreaming
This is not bad. But the whole secret enemy of the Green was kinda already done with the representation of the fungal world.

Date: 2011-11-03 08:35 pm (UTC)
ian_karkull: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
I kept waiting for them to reveal the Grey as the source of the antagonists. To be honest though, an abstract, mythical representation of decay works a little better for me than "All life is one. Oh, except mushrooms. Those are evil!"

Date: 2011-12-24 05:51 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] espanolbot
Well I do remember reading how fungi apparently have more in common with animals than plants, so maybe that fact that it's neither here nor there and feeds on decay is what causes it to be excluded.

Date: 2011-11-03 01:55 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] mrosa
I like the art in Animal Man.

But tell me, is this idea that there have been other Animal Men new, or was this from Jamie Delano's run? I never read the series past Morrison, you see.

Date: 2011-11-03 06:53 pm (UTC)
biod: Cute Galactus (Default)
From: [personal profile] biod
The Hunters Three just keep parading as the avatars of Nightmare Fuel. That first page is going to haunt me.

Date: 2011-11-03 08:29 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] glprime
When I had a rash flare up on my arms and legs, all the itchy redness and little bumps made me feel like I was being possessed by the Old Ones. It freaked me out (though the itchiness was an interesting re-test of my Zen mind-body dissociation ability)

Date: 2011-11-04 05:30 am (UTC)
shadowpsykie: Information (Default)
From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie much motto


Date: 2011-11-03 07:43 pm (UTC)
capt_satellite: (Default)
From: [personal profile] capt_satellite
Oh, we've missed you!

Date: 2011-11-03 07:53 pm (UTC)
silicone_soul: (Unimpressed Cat)
From: [personal profile] silicone_soul
I kinda liked it better when rot, disease and decay were all an integral part of the Green. Having it be a separate, much less "opposite," thing pulls the rug from underneath one of the more important themes in Moore's run.

Date: 2011-11-03 08:26 pm (UTC)
glprime: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glprime
I just found it funny where Abby says, "the Rot is weak in the swamp."

Really? You ever been in a swamp? Or a dense forest for that matter? Rot/decay and life go hand-in-hand for plants (and the animals that inhabit them).

Date: 2011-11-03 08:30 pm (UTC)
silicone_soul: (Star Trek: Picard Facepalm)
From: [personal profile] silicone_soul
I did a double take at that line, too.

Date: 2011-11-03 08:53 pm (UTC)
From: [personal profile] donnblake
I had the same thought. Between that and the fact that she was talking about being called to the Desert to serve the Rot, is it possible that it draws power not from decay itself, but from the resulting absence of life?

(Not that there's not life in the desert, as TDKR Superman will attest, but, you know, less than in a swamp maybe)

Date: 2011-11-04 01:30 am (UTC)
glimmung: (Default)
From: [personal profile] glimmung
The author has no fucking idea how decomposition works. He should start a compost heap and douse it with bleach every day.

I like the look of the books though.

Date: 2011-11-03 09:11 pm (UTC)
ian_karkull: (Default)
From: [personal profile] ian_karkull
Both stories borrow heavily from their own and each others classics, but in a way that is both novel and creative. Animal Man and Swamp Thing should share a certain level of the greater DCU Universe and I'm excited to wear their mutual story will lead to.

Date: 2011-11-04 05:32 am (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] shadowpsykie
I am really living both these books. even though both are nightmare fuel

Date: 2011-11-04 10:31 am (UTC)
proteus_lives: (Default)
From: [personal profile] proteus_lives
Creepy kids are creepy.

Date: 2011-11-04 07:34 pm (UTC)
sir_mikael: (CyberFreakOut)
From: [personal profile] sir_mikael
Getting a Parliament of Trees feeling from those previous avatars of The Red.

Fuck, the rot people are horrifying.

Want this. Hurry up and come out as a trade already!

Date: 2011-11-04 11:17 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] meowshi
Jerk kids get killed.


Kind doctor gets killed.



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