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  • I`m waiting on the new Julien Blondel Elric graphic novel being published in english , the first three are amazing , I`m really looking forward to it , I have pre ordered it on the book depository .


    , [Ok Emerson ...oot the motor !!!!

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    • EDIT: Oops! Wrong forum/thread.

      Here's the appropriate post: https://www.multiverse.org/forum/the...591#post427591
      Last edited by EverKing; 02-05-2020, 07:24 AM.
      "In omnibus requiem quaesivi, et nusquam inveni nisi in angulo cum libro"
      --Thomas a Kempis

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      • I recently read The Man Who Fell To Earth...quite a sad story .


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        • Originally posted by white wolf's son View Post
          I recently read The Man Who Fell To Earth...quite a sad story .
          Is that the same as the film starring David Bowie? I never knew there was a graphic novel.
          "He found a coin in his pocket, flipped it. She called: 'Incubus!'
          'Succubus,' he said. 'Lucky old me.'" - Michael Moorcock The Final Programme

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          • Originally posted by Jack Of Shadows View Post

            Is that the same as the film starring David Bowie? I never knew there was a graphic novel.
            Looks like another "Oops! Wrong forum/thread" situation, Jack.

            To put things back on the correct rails I'll mention that I just finished William Gibson's Alien 3 collection. It seems to be getting mostly poor reviews, but I liked it well enough. However, a big part of that is due to him telling me about working on the script for Alien 3 back when I met him while he was out promoting Mona Lisa Overdrive (he was 2nd or 3rd listed on a bill featuring MM-non-favourite DM Thomas and a husband and wife local history team). So I've long been curious about what he actually produced.

            I remember him saying he wanted lots of space and spaceships and was surprised when the studio wanted a rewrite because they said it would be too expensive. He figured they could do spaceships the way Star Trek: Next Gen was doing them at the time. I'm also pretty sure he said he was working on the third rewrite.

            Getting back to the story though, I thought it showed a number of John Carpenter's The Thing influences as well as some stuff that seems prototypical for the Alien 3 creature as well as Alien 4's "baby" creature.

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            • My current comics 'pull list' consists of:
              • 2000AD
              • Judge Dredd Megazine
              • Harley Quinn (mainly for the Frank Cho covers)
              • The Question: The Deaths of Vic Sage
              • Isola
              • Monstress
              • The Old Guard
              • Conan the Barbarian
              • Guardians of the Galaxy
              • The Immortal Hulk
              • Valkyrie Jane Foster
              • [Cerebus in Hell? One-Shots]
              • From Hell Master Edition
              • Heartbeat
              • Ragnarok
              • Red Sonja: Age of Chaos
              • Tank Girl / Tank Girl Full Colour Classics
              • Vampirella
              • Vampirella Replica Edition magazines
              Series currently on hiatus but which I will add to my list when they recommence are:
              • Black Magick
              • Faithless
              • The Fix
              • Anything by Howard Chaykin
              _"For an eternity Allard was alone in an icy limbo where all the colours were bright and sharp and comfortless.
              _For another eternity Allard swam through seas without end, all green and cool and deep, where distorted creatures drifted, sometimes attacking him.
              _And then, at last, he had reached the real world – the world he had created, where he was God and could create or destroy whatever he wished.
              _He was supremely powerful. He told planets to destroy themselves, and they did. He created suns. Beautiful women flocked to be his. Of all men, he was the mightiest. Of all gods, he was the greatest."

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              • I am reading Jeff's Lemire Sweet Tooth omnibus vol2 . I will read the vol3 next followed by Hellboy omnibus vol.4
                Regularly buying I am just following anything from Lemire's Black Hammer universe, waiting for Brian K Vaughan's Saga part 2 and The printed Brazilian reissues of Sandman 30th Anniversary issues ( now on volume 4 ). I also buy anything I see by Chaykin.
                "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
                "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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                • David, I was reviewing some Grant Morrison works I have never liked in the past, How to kill your boyfriend, arkan and decided to read Superman Absolute All-Star and this is what happened:

                  I admit that I have been bashing Morrison's work in the last 20 years - although I admit that I love his take on Animal Man, but once in a while I give a new chance to his work so I decided to buy and read this story to sacrament my distaste for his pretentious work.

                  When I was on page 100 and loving the whole thing my thoughts were "man I am going to demolish this on Goodreads tomorrow" and then I have come to myself and the story put these whole insane thoughts away. Because this is a really really good comic book.

                  Morrison here does not waste time to do whatever he was trying to do with "Sebastian E" or "How to kill your boyfriend" or "Arkham Asylum" so he just goes back to the Animal Man style and strikes a home run ( I don't know anything about baseball but definitely I would love to ).

                  His Superman saga is humorous, tragic, entertaining and thought demanding and I would say quite of a "meta-comics" thing that Warren Ellis did so well with Planetary.

                  And definitely, Morrison seems to be a good guy, exhorting family and friendship all the way and being incredibly inventive to explore the mythos of Superman.

                  Apologizes Mr. Morisson, you seem to be badass.
                  I read all of his Animal Man and that was absolutely incredible too.

                  Wait, you are now seeing me just fanboying Grant Morrison? In truth, I think I was a big fan in the 80s and 90s of his works and perhaps after reading his Alan Moore bashing and after reading his horrendous "How to kill your boyfriend" and his latest speeches in regard to the evilness of the straight white man my brain had him switched to the "to thrash" pile. However, I have been recently thinking better about this and reading the things I used to enjoy from his work like Animal Man, and dude, I have finally recalled why I loved them: meta-comics at its best, super-heroes well written, crazy ideas and just a sense of a serious approach to the genre without trying to demolish as childish and violently stupid. God, it is even possible that I had enjoyed Sebastian O and Arkham Asylum and I cannot remember.
                  "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
                  "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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                  • I am back reading The Amazing Spiderman again , nice artwork and story . I liked the DC Comics DCeased series too .


                    , [Ok Emerson ...oot the motor !!!!

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                    • I've started reading the Netherlands' fortnightly comic magazine, Eppo, again. They're doing a strip adaptation of the Dutch literary classic, Max Havelaar. A timely historical reminder of the Dutch colonial legacy. Illustrated by, Eric Heuvel, who also draws, January Jones. a sparky, Tintin-esque, female pilot & adventuress. One of my all time favourite strips.

                      JanJones_00.jpg

                      ... ... ... ... ...

                      Plus, news over on the Raw Story site that DC are planning to break the comic distribution monopoly in the US, with potentially disastrous results.

                      https://www.rawstory.com/2020/06/ins...ibution-world/

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                      • Pietro , I hope this doesn't result in a return to the 1960'/70s , when certain comics were not distributed beyond the US . I can remember a friend calling me in the late 1970's in near apopexly to tell me the comic store we normally visited had all the latest titles in , all the non distributed ones , I didn't drive at the time but jumped on the bus straight there and spent a load of my ( first ) wages buying everything I could . I don't like digital comics or books , I may be a bit old fashioned but I prefer having the paper and ink comic or novel in my hands . I do hope DC are not making a mistake.


                        , [Ok Emerson ...oot the motor !!!!

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                        • The Garden, by an old friend who used to live directly across the road from us when we were kids. Best pals with my next eldest brother. Nicely done book on mindfulness, though a little heavy handed at the start. There's an honesty in it that didn't meet my expectations of the form. Sure the lead character blah blah blah, but a lot of the other folks in the story are as dismissive as I might be, without being judged for that. Quite real in a sense of it doesn't 'demand' I do blah X hours a day or the like and suddenly everything will be rosy. Just do a bit of whatever and be a tad more aware is about as preachy as it gets. Things might look up a bit. Which is my level of preachy.

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                          • Originally posted by Rothgo View Post
                            The Garden, by an old friend who used to live directly across the road from us when we were kids. Best pals with my next eldest brother. Nicely done book on mindfulness, though a little heavy handed at the start. There's an honesty in it that didn't meet my expectations of the form. Sure the lead character blah blah blah, but a lot of the other folks in the story are as dismissive as I might be, without being judged for that. Quite real in a sense of it doesn't 'demand' I do blah X hours a day or the like and suddenly everything will be rosy. Just do a bit of whatever and be a tad more aware is about as preachy as it gets. Things might look up a bit. Which is my level of preachy.
                            Rothgo , I had a look at this , really interesting , apart from the writing , the use of the art alone to convey the message without word balloons or text in parts of the book is a favourite of mine , the expression of the girl looking up at the falling leaves , with that serene look on her face , says it all . Roger Delgado , of Age of Reptiles , is a master of this as well .


                            , [Ok Emerson ...oot the motor !!!!

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                            • Finished the second volume of Titan Comics' reprints of the The Chronicles of Hawkmoon. Good stuff, great art.

                              The only drawback is that Cawthorn's amazing work leaves me thinking the proposed BBC adaptation will fall far short of the mark.

                              Also read William Gibson's Archangel, which was pretty good but rather overshadowed by Hawkmoon.

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                              • The Digital copy of Green Arrow Green Lantern's 70s classic stories by Denny O´Neil and Neal Adams are being sold by Amazon/Comixology for 5.99 US dollars.

                                https://www.comixology.com/Green-Lan...N1bHRzU2xpZGVy
                                "From time to time I demonstrate the inconceivable, or mock the innocent, or give truth to liars, or shred the poses of virtue.(...) Now I am silent; this is my mood." From Sundrun's Garden, Jack Vance.
                                "As the Greeks have created the Olympus based upon their own image and resemblance, we have created Gotham City and Metropolis and all these galaxies so similar to the corporate world, manipulative, ruthless and well paid, that conceived them." Braulio Tavares.

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