Name: Rhoddy L
Bio: i've been reading comics for 30 years. on-off, off-on. been back for a couple of years and i think it's a really great time for the industry.
i did pick this up right away, as i'm a huge paul pope fan and it was originally released during one of my comic breaks.
i love his artwork, but was distracted by the type and how it was scaled to fit in the balloons. i think pope draws the balloons on the page by hand? in his other work the lettering looks more hand made but in this series the various sizes of fonts just glared at me (must be my typograpy bone). and i'm not so sure how successful the k + 2 spots worked. i might have preferred b/w or full glorious colour like batman 100.
anyhow, i thought the publication design was really nice. DC really make a point to making their HCs special and this was no exception. the price on the other hand was unreasonable high. i mean look at the LOCAL HC and what a value that was for 10 bucks less.
i'im really looking forward to 100% now too!
you really have addressed a lot of my thoughts about comics lately. or collecting them anyway. so true, there is an aspect of comic collecting that is about never letting go. literally and figuratively.
aftera an long drawn out subplot, this secret invasion storyline finally gets it chance to shine and it's all just a prologue to the next event they're supposedly really excited about? really bummed me out.
final crisis might finish well. and apparently frank quitely is joining morrison on batman, so RIP may not be a total rip. i'm buying the RIP hardcover grudgingly because i'm hoping it'll be a story i'll come back to, despite my apathy towards tony daniel's batman.
and i'll buy the dark reign avengers titles monthly. because i want to see what will happen. but i feel jaded and burned. if i had any issues financially, i'd cut down big time.
anyway, great article. makes me think.
i agree with most of those, but would like to add "the kid who collects spider-man" by roger stern. it's wasn't even half an issue, but i remember crying like a baby.
hey i wasn't questioning anyone's masculinity, i'm just saying love actually didn't seem to fit the list above.
for instance, home alone is a great xmas movie, but i wouldn't think to add it to this list. anyhow, i'm just saying.