Name: Brad Hancock
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August 6, 2012 1:43 am I'm out. I can get Word Balloon somewhere else.
July 19, 2012 11:38 pm I sat down with the entire arc and read it through before I ever opened #11. To be fair, I was surprised at some crucial things I missed the first time around and the story actually made sense. But I just don't get any sense of momentum or direction from these two writers after eleven issues. Maybe they would benefit from shorter arcs.
July 19, 2012 1:45 pm Even if you connect the dots through the time shifting it's still a book with no strong direction. It's basically turned into an execrcise for Williams to showcase his interest in the occult, which I find boring and tedious. In the first arc, Batman mentioned to Kate how old sidekicks could come back as baddies, clearly setting up the entry of Bette into the rogues gallery. In a good writer's hands it would've happened by now but in J.H. and Blackman's hands it could take another freaking year and a half. This book needs a writer and it needs it now. Williams' art is literally good enough to buy with no story at all, it's that beautiful. But he can only draw six issues per year. Meanwhile, DC has lost a big oppurtunity on a high visibility character that was given a brilliant start by Rucka. After J.H.'s next run this will be on the fence and teetering for me.
July 13, 2012 1:35 am I remember when Reeder was announced for Batwoman and he stated he could only do six issues of art per year. Now he's doing six issues of Sandman. (YES!!) So yeah, he may be off art duties on Batwoman for a year.
June 15, 2012 2:05 am Excellent. If Prophet is humid, smelly & freaky then Planetoid is windy, rainy & rusty. This issue had some really nice panels. Garing knows how to tell a clear story with his art. Can't wait to see where this goes.
June 12, 2012 10:08 pm Outstanding film. No one other than Ridley Scott could've done this.
June 8, 2012 5:29 pm @Conor:"...the number of comic book creators who can move units on name recognition alone... is extremely low." That's probably because of lower sales in general compared to the 90's. With the rise of the web, comics buyers can track their favorite creators a lot easier. Their seems to be a lot more buyers following individual writers & artists, just not enought to move massive amounts.
June 6, 2012 1:56 am @theempireneverended..."I see g.o.t. to be just a fantasy tribute to science fiction." I see more Jack Vance in it than anything else.
June 5, 2012 2:34 am Word. "Jughead, it's coming right towards you!!"
June 4, 2012 5:50 pm Jim, if your definition of a "satisfying chunk" is the conclusion of a story arc then you're not going to be happy with the series or the novels. The Ice and Fire series isn't structured quite like traditional fiction so there's no reason to expect the HBO series to conform to any expectations of and fantasy you've seen before. The books have a sense of dread and danger that builds throughout (at least until that fourth one) and maybe that's not coming through in the HBO series. Maybe it is and people just don't have the patience for it. Maybe they're not picking up on the clues that things in that world are slowly getting freakier and freakier. Hard to say, because once you've read the books you can't unread them and watch the show fresh. But the writers are doing a fantastic job of picking out what they need and weaving storylines together. Also, all of the dialogue in Game of Thrones is topnotch. Anyone who complains about too much dialogue in this series is complaining about too much GOOD dialogue.