Name: Tom Dietz
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May 15, 2013 9:20 pm I have loved Corben since Slow Death Funnies! This books is great, him at his best, taking some of the sensibilities of the underground comix into a more conventional genre. Great pick!
March 6, 2013 10:58 pm Is this another book that won't be available on iPads? I've looked via the ComiXology and the Image apps and it doesn't seem to appear. Am I doing something wrong or is this ridiculous policy being applied?
January 3, 2013 9:26 am I appreciate the craft in this. But it is the contradiction that perhaps proves an IFanboy rule: "Don't worry about continuity, with books from good creative teams at their peak just "jump in."" I stopped reading the X books probably before 100. So very little in this book resonated with me, not having read the previous 4 of this title nor followed X history. The double page spread I could appreciate as a piece of art but it meant almost nothing since I know only the broadest outlines of the convoluted Jean Grey history. Often good books stand on their own--I've enjoyed the new Hawkeye series. But continuity is a part of the art of the comic book (and Sherlock Holmes and Robert E Howard and Edgar Rice Burroughs and many important works in science fiction and mysteries) so not knowing the continuity does matter sometimes. Oh well, glad others are enjoying this book and there is more than enough great stuff for everyone.
December 19, 2012 11:55 pm I have never much liked Hawkeye. But in college they say pick the Prof, not the course, and in this case it's pick the creative team, not the character. This Hawkeye I thoroughly enjoy and will, to my surprise, keep with this until it changes. Thanks for picking it--reading the POWs is a pretty reliable way to find things I'll enjoy reading. And great review but as you note, there is so much more, for example how this team can make the dog part of the story in just a few panels.
December 12, 2012 11:39 pm Haven't read a Conan books since Barry Smith--Schwarzenegger sort of spoiled it although I had enjoyed the novels. But Josh's review made me pick it up for the craft of the creative team (I love Northlanders) and it was a great read. I'll read some more. Much more like the Conan of Howard than the movies.
November 28, 2012 10:51 pm It was a wonderful series. I hope this team collaborates again. I was especially impressed by how they added bits of psychedelia without overdoing it, and by the way the hippie scene was handled with respect and without romanticizing or stereotyping it. And The Comedian here seems more evil that in his own mini.
November 1, 2012 12:04 am Thanks for picking this. It's wonderful that this last work by him will be coming out over the next few months to remind us of what a great talent he was. And as you emphasize, it reminds us that there are many genres we don't see much of today. The statue of battling dinosaurs in the first panel and so many other details brought back fond memories of his work, including the beautiful Tor and Viking Prince.
October 24, 2012 11:26 pm Great issue. I still remember the thrill of reading Avengers #4--it was one of the most amazing books I'd ever read. The Brubaker run brought back that feeling.One of the things I have loved about the Brubaker run is the ability of a great writer to repair a continuity that was badly broken. One can ignore continuity, but there is something magical when a story fits into and extends a coherent history of a character.
September 26, 2012 10:50 pm I too wish this was available digitally. Don't understand why all the big two books aren't.
September 19, 2012 11:26 pm Thanks for pointing us to this. A great issue, wonderful story, wonderful storytelling. I'll go back and read the rest for sure.