IthoSapien's Recent Comments
May 20, 2013 10:37 pm I feel like we're forgetting the dozen Bat-titles that ran at the time, so Stephanie Brown was probably Robin for 6 issues but probably only for a month. Besides, Batman agreeing to train her was pretty monumental to me, since Batgirl never got that honor (as far as I know) and he was pretty against her since they met.
May 20, 2013 10:31 pm Thanks for the feedback @AaronBlock and @Cosmo, I'll definitely look for "Seaguy" at my library. "Flex Metallo" too since I've never read that.
May 20, 2013 5:35 pm I'm picking up volume 2 of Peter Panzerfaust next week when my LCS has a sale, but I also came to talk about Nowhere Men. Its fantastic. Issue 1 is my favorite, and I've made it a point to go to my LCS the day it comes out since whenever I get there I always manage to grab the very last issue on shelfs! The cast is very large, and it could use a character list to keep track of everyone; but I believe the main characters are the 3 creators of World Corp and the survivors of the space shuttle. I don't mind having a break in some series every now and then as it gives me time to try other series, but I just want the issue to come out when it says it will. It's been delayed once or twice already.
May 20, 2013 5:28 pm I've also fallen in love with Snyder's books, and plan on getting "The Wake" and "Superman Unchained". I've read up to volume 3 of "American Vampire" but I can't get in the mood to start collecting it (not enough Skinner Sweet). Did you collect his run of "Swamp Thing? BTW, both "Superman Unchained" and "The Wake" are gonna be 12 issues, and Jeff Lemire is doing another Vertigo series (and drawing it I think) called "Trillium", might want to watch for that.
May 20, 2013 5:18 pm What is "Seaguy" like in terms of other Morrison books; is it like "Happy"? "Doom Patrol"?,"Animal Man" or "Flex Metallo"? I've only read the first three and felt mixed reactions toward them. The clerk at my LCS raves about Rucka's Punisher but I never thought he would be interested in the character, or Wolverine either. I saw him in an interview and he said (answering a fan's Gender question) the most muscline comic character was Wolverine I think, and then spent the next 3 minutes stammering on what he meant by that. He almost seemed annoyed or just making fun of Logan's common personality traits. That Punisher analogy (like the shark in Jaws) interests me tho.
May 20, 2013 5:09 pm I felt like it ran it's natural course, Stephanie was a good Robin and quick learner but she had a problem following orders. Batman fired her for almost (possibly) killing Mr. Zsaz right?
May 20, 2013 1:45 pm I'll go with "Todd, the Ugliest Kid on Earth". It's Image, 4 issues in, and just got bumped up to ongoing. It's funny, dark, and full of over-the-top characters. Imagine "Mad" mixed with stereotypical regulars on Jerry Springer. It stars Todd, a naive kid who only wants to make friends but who is horribly disfigured and has to wear a bag on his head at all times, he's bully furiously by his classmates and largely ignored by his family. The rest of the cast read as satire of all of American culture; Mom obsessed with her beauty, Dad with get-rich-quick-scams, Cop with delusions of granduier (and odd attraction to barbie dolls). I feel like like I need to wash my eyes after reading it but I still want more. The next issue comes out in September so there should be time to get volume 1 whenever it comes out. Runner up would be "Nowhere Men" but that's already been plugged alot on here already (and still not enough!). Other than that I'm reading Flash, JLD, IDW' TMNT and Ghostbusters (both of them fantastic everytime. EVERYTIME!!), Batman, Saga, Thunderbolts, Dial H, Animal Man, Green Arrow. Guess I'll need to find some new series to fill some gaps soon.
May 20, 2013 1:27 pm Yea, that was cool. I wonder if this is inspired by "Batman Begins" since it's in a shipping yard? The first goon got knocked out in a similar way in the movie.
May 20, 2013 1:25 pm I stand by my previous post, this would kill as a CGI YouTube series like "Nightwing". I'm guessing this is early in Batman's career and Blackmask and the mob have put out a bounty on Batman (pretty smart, instead of just hiring one guy to do the job). I'm also guessing this game will involve other members of the JL unless that "Queen Inc" crate was just an Easter egg. I'm curious to know if the gadget list will be drastically altered in this game since it is a prequel, so probably no romote batarangs , gun disablers , explosive gel, and probably a rudimentary detective mode (if at all).
May 20, 2013 1:09 pm Man that Baman cover looks sweet. "Invincible" is the only one I read, but lots of these look interesting. What was "Seaguy" exactly? It Morrison so I know it's probably out there. And Greg Rucka wrote Superman and Wolverine at the same time? Weird, what does he even see in guys like Wolverine and Punisher, they're not the characters I'd figure Rucka would want to work on.