Name: Paul Spence
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November 30, 2016 9:52 am Hi Jamokes. This was an entertaining episode as usual. I want to add some thoughts with respect to Brian K's question regarding Black Mask. There are certain Image creators who currently have erratic publication dates for their books: Kelly Sue Deconnick - Pretty Deadly and Bitch Planet Jason Aaron/R.M. Guera - The Goddamned Matt Fraction - Sex Criminals and ODY-C I was surprised when the recent issue for The Goddamned dropped because I had forgotten that it was even being published. This really kills both momentum and interest in a book. There are too many quality books on the shelves that come out regularly to really care about books that ship irregularly. I wonder about the Aaron/Guera team particularly. They did not have problems maintaining a regular publication schedule with Scalped, but The Goddamned comes out once in a blue moon. I wonder if the fact that Vertigo had editorial oversight enabled the book to come out more regularly because an editor was managing the schedules. At Image most creators are left to their own devices. There might be an argument to be made that creator owned comics can benefit from having a third party ensuring that publication dates are met. It certainly would benefit the readers. I have dropped off a number of the Image titles that I listed above because of the erratic publication schedules. It is the Aaron/Guera team up that interests me
October 27, 2016 2:31 pm This was another enjoyable show. If you liked Hadrian's Wall, then you might want to check out The Fuse (Image), which is a police procedural set on a space station. The writer is Anthony Johnson and the artist is Justin Greenwood. It is a straight up procedural without any supernatural elements at all. It stays true to its basic premise. The first arc of Southern Cross also featured an investigation into a murder aboard a space freighter, but it also has stronger science fiction elements including alternate or parallel realities.
April 8, 2015 12:20 pm Sequart published a artcile on the complex issues pertaining to diversity in comic books recently. I think it is worht a read. Here is the link: http://sequart.org/magazine/56401/the-good-and-bad-of-diversity-in-comics/
April 3, 2015 8:29 am I went searching for Prophet: Earth War and the first issue was slated for release on February 18th. That deadline was not hit. We can only wait patiently to see when it will appear. In the interview that Graham gave following the last Image Expo, he indicated that there was another volume of Multiple Warheads in the pipeline, as well. Again, it remains to be seen when it will actually be released. Island may fall into the same category. I think you have a point that trade waiting is the only way to go for Brandon Graham's new material.
April 2, 2015 9:21 am Another great episode gents. I believe Conor mentioned in passing that he is still reading Prophet in trades. Ifanboy was enthusiastic about Prophet when it launched and there were some very favourable comments made on the podcast. I would like to know what Conor thinks about Prophet now. I believe he mentioned reading ,or about to read, the fourth trade. The series is now complete and I think it is great. Graham's vision for Prophet is unique and very different from a lot of the sci fi fare from Image. I find that too many of the Image sci fi books are formulaic post-apocalyptic dystopias which all blend together into bland sameness to me. Brandon Graham had a vision for Prophet and wasn't afraid of experimentation and surrealism. I am a Graham fanboy and I have been rereading his previous magnum opus, King City, recently. I am finding that there are many layers and levels to the book that make a reread very rewarding.
June 18, 2014 11:05 am I also agree with Paul regarding Ghostbusters. I saw it when it originally came out and I simply thought it was, at best, OK. I did not think it was great even in 1984. I don't think it has held up all that well. I am a big Bill Murray fan but the movie as a whole is not a comic masterpiece.
July 30, 2013 6:57 pm I purchased this title, partly out of curiousity, and partly due to the low price. I did not have any previous experience with the Fathom title. I do not regret my purchase. This is an excellent comic with a solid story, an engaging lead character and spectacular art from Alex Konat. I cannot praise the art team high enough for the job that they pulled of on the opening issue of this 8 part mini-series. This is one of the most drop dead gorgeous books I have seen in some time. I will be buying the entire mini-series because I am hooked. The story introduces the reader to a very intriguing mystery that I believe will be worthwhile exploring. HIghly recommended.
March 8, 2013 2:59 pm Jay Garrick appearance #1 from Earth 2 looks inspired by M.C. Escher's Relativity. Escher is a favorite of mine for the complex visual and logical paradoxes that are a major component of his style.