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    Poll: astonishing-- I guess I got no image comics this...

    astonishing--
    I guess I got no image comics this week... hunh. odd.
    but I did get Drifter #1, which is promising, but didn't yet rank up there with favorites; and Low #1for$1 as yet not read.... ...
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    Astro City, and I still like Unwritten, though...

    Astro City, and I still like Unwritten, though that's closing up shop in a couple of issues, too.
    I too am finding "the new vertigo" in many Image titles these days; which's very ironic considering...
  3. Pages from JAZZ AGE CHRONICLES (1990)

    Hi,
    Just posted some pages from my only three issues of Ted Slampyak's 1990 "Jazz Age Chronicles", a very cool sort-of detective series very much into conveying the 1920s era. check out some pages...
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    just finished a re-read of John Byrne's Next Men,...

    just finished a re-read of John Byrne's Next Men, which for me didn't hold up so well so many years later--until I hit the very best part, a four issue series which featured Mike Mignola drawing...
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    Yeah, I'm cautiously going to say I like this-- ...

    Yeah, I'm cautiously going to say I like this-- it's definitely a "period piece," but I lived in that period, saw all [heh, well, 'many of'] those movies, and this issue has a substance to it,...
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    American Flagg (1-18 or so); Jon Sable...

    American Flagg (1-18 or so); Jon Sable Freelance, Mars, Boneyard, Journey, Autumn, Next Wave (hee hee hee--!), Seaguy....SOOOmany others...
    whattayaa mean, y'never hoid of'm?!
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    I used to have Daredevil from 44 or so on up,...

    I used to have Daredevil from 44 or so on up, which is pretty much when I started collectin...accumulating comics. But after the third or fourth (or fifth) reiteration of THE AWESOME ORIGIN OF...I...
  8. Sonja quickly became one of my favorite...

    Sonja quickly became one of my favorite characters waaaaaay back in the Frank Thorne/Roy Thomas/Clare Noto days (Marvel). Followed the Dynamite series off and on, and then with ever greater...
  9. glad news. altho, 'free of comics tropes' seems...

    glad news.
    altho, 'free of comics tropes' seems to overlook the tagline, "if you intend to die, you can do anything" (Ronin, by Frank Miller).
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    for me, the thing about quarterlies (especially...

    for me, the thing about quarterlies (especially when one KNOWS they're going to be 3 or 4 a year, in advance) is that they allow me to be sampling other titles as well in the interim. I really enjoy...
  11. I know it's not an "independent" but Gotham Midnight might as well be--

    --and, if I'm any indication, I suspect many of us following indy titles are pretty much through with "The New 52" BUT--!
    Ben Templesmith's illustrating a Bat-book that's the closest thing to a...
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    a real joy. yes it is! a great fun title that I...

    a real joy. yes it is! a great fun title that I bet readers of Rat Queens will find themselves raving about as well!
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    are you thinking of a Ben Templesmith book--? of...

    are you thinking of a Ben Templesmith book--? of course I can't think of the title right now (when I do, I'll post it!); I'm pretty sure the title is the name of the maggot (which animates corpses...
  14. Poll: I would've voted for Lazarus, as this title...

    I would've voted for Lazarus, as this title seemingly can do no wrong, for me, but I figured Lazarus would get a strong supportive vote, and voted for Oddly Normal, a warm, wry, funny title, where...
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    excited by a Batman [-related] comic for the...

    excited by a Batman [-related] comic for the first time in a very, very long time. a fan of templesmith [more Fell, PLEASE!!!!!] for his very distinctive, and distinctively creepy, artwork, which...
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    we'll see. what made Howard so great, initially,...

    we'll see.
    what made Howard so great, initially, was Gerber's willingness to take on social situations at a personal level and, John Oliver-like, hold them up for all their ridiculous aspects to be...
  17. Poll: Glad to hear that about Princess Ugg! Have been...

    Glad to hear that about Princess Ugg! Have been saving it for the weekend. but--

    Thank you, and everybody else, for recommending The Kitchen last week. Got a copy, was surprised (by now, always...
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    the possibility of getting the one issue I missed...

    the possibility of getting the one issue I missed has prompted me to reread, start to finish, three, four issues a night! Milestone Comics' "Icon (and The Rocket)". Really impressed how well it...
  19. in general, yes. there should be a Story-driven...

    in general, yes. there should be a Story-driven Reason for a 'cross-over' rather than a commercial one. Story-driven, or, as cross-overs once were, and seem pretty much began as, reader-demanded. ...
  20. Johnmahananda, I got Morning Glories for about...

    Johnmahananda, I got Morning Glories for about the first 8 or 10 issues. It seemed then as if it were another rebellious kids in an oppressive institution story, and I have a lot of those already. ...
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    Have been reading several "short runs" recently--...

    Have been reading several "short runs" recently-- Autumn, (Tommy Kovak, Slave Labor 2004) a dark story of a poor little witch-girl; Boneyard (Richard Moore, NBM Pub.), a laugh out loud story of a...
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    the best part of GvS for me, is that I have Orson...

    the best part of GvS for me, is that I have Orson Welles' voice as Cranston and the Shadow very firmly lodged in my head, and Matt's dialogue captured that voice beautifully. For me, this is the...
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    very appreciative of Lazarus. definitely a top...

    very appreciative of Lazarus. definitely a top choice for me. holding off a re-read for another ten issues I think, by which time the story will have pushed forward enough to bring a lot more...
  24. Poll: The Fade Out continues to be excellent; guess...

    The Fade Out continues to be excellent; guess I'll have to look into The Kitchen, and Drifter, too. As it was, it was a very expensive week for me!

    But it's Alex + Ada for me. It's become really...
  25. Superannuated Man. Sure, Velvet's good, Tooth...

    Superannuated Man.
    Sure, Velvet's good, Tooth and Claw has a strong start, & Ten Grand continues to be excellent.
    But Ted McKeever's very odd future setting, and generally silent, wry old lead...
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