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September 22, 2017 1:52 pm Great discussion, gentlemen. I listened to the first half last night while walking the dogs and the second this morning (also while walking dogs). A couple comments: While I cannot dispute the greatness of "Church & State," especially artistically, I feel strongly that "High Society" (volume 2) is Sim's finest single volume of work. As you observed, C&S has a lot of unexplained bits of business, many of which are a lot of fun, but HS is much more concise and unified. It has a very specific theme and also is much funnier. So, I guess this is my recommendation that you read volume 2 before moving onto volume 4. Second, I disagree with Alex's comment that Cerebus isn't a true believer. I think it's pretty firmly established in later volumes that he definitely is, but, more to the point, I think in the scene there's even a point where the dying pontiff says, "You're a believer, aren't you?" It's an important note in Cerebus's personality that he professes to believe in something, though I don't think he could really explain WHAT he believes. I think the idea was supposed to be that it was a part of his upbringing that he had never examined (until later, when he meets God). By all means, do a Bookslope on C&S Part 2!
March 30, 2017 10:33 pm The first dozen or so issues of the rebooted Flash, written by Mike Baron with excellent art by Jackson Guice, are well worth seeking out. I was working as a retailer back in those days and recall that it was both critically praised AND a best seller, right behind Byrne's Superman and the Giffen/DeMatteis JLA. The Messner-Loebs run started out well, but lost steam somewhere along the line. By the time Waid came along, no one had much interest in the character. Sort of like Miller and Daredevil. Member back when that could happen?
December 28, 2010 9:30 pm I got the Doonesbury 40th Anniversary book, the Crisis on Infinite Earths Absolute edition, Chip Kidd's Shazam book, the Matrix Blu-Ray and a bunch of Riff-Trax DVDs. My girlfriend likes me. Oh, and my son paid for my Tron Legacy ticket (and popcorn). Good X-mas.
October 25, 2010 9:49 pm Very interested in this.
October 25, 2010 9:46 pm Just bailed on Cap. We'll see if it's worth waiting for the trade.