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    I came into this mini-series hoping for a lot of time-traveling X-wing action, and left glad that I didn’t get…

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    This isn’t the James Robinson of Starman, but it’s as close as he’s been for a while. I’ve enjoyed much…

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    August 29, 2013 1:52 pm Second the Mind MGMT surprise and love. If I had Santa Claus powers I would just give everyone a copy of the first trade, and we'd all have to stay in bed for a week after reading the Zanzibar issue. 1. Mind MGMT 2. The Manhattan Projects 3. Hawkeye 4. Daredevil 5. Satellite Sam
    August 1, 2013 2:41 pm Where's Wallace West? That's all I wanna know. String? Where's Wallace West?
    July 23, 2013 5:43 pm I dunno, I really enjoyed David Hine and Moritat's Spirit book from a few years back. Fun, dark, with some really juicy plots. I think they only bothered to collect the first few issues, but well worth tracking down the issues.
    July 15, 2013 2:59 pm The Mystery In Space one-shot is one of my favorite Morrison stories. It's in the Flex Mentallo vein, and quite moving. Funny, I was just digging through some old boxes looking for it the other weekend, to no avail. Time to crank up eBay...
    May 20, 2013 9:21 pm It's a sequel to the "JLA: The Nail" mini-series. The original was an Elseworlds mini about the DCU if a nail had given the Kent's truck a flat tire on the night Kal-El's rocket landed on Earth, meaning they never found him, he wasn't raised to be Clark Kent, etc. So it's an alt-universe tale with gorgeous art and a pretty fun plot twist (that's kind of spoiled by the cover of Another Nail, whoops.) The sequel was less exciting, but still a treat to look at because Alan Davis is Alan Davis. If they're collected together then you might as well read both, but if you can only get them individually I'd just pick up The Nail. It's a solid JLA story.
    May 20, 2013 7:11 pm @IthoSapien Of the books you list, Seaguy is most like Flex Mentallo, but even that comparison doesn't quite work. Like FM it's sort of about the history of comics, but less a reaction to deconstruction and maybe more about homogenized corporate entertainment. It's at the same time super silly, incredibly sad, and just the best comic ever. I definitely recommend giving it a shot - maybe try to find it in the library first before you pull the trigger on the trades?
    March 21, 2013 11:48 am This Angela thing has to be a beard for Marvel to get people excited about Neil Gaiman without spoiling the Miracleman reveal, right?
    February 21, 2013 3:14 pm Great reviews, Paul. I agree that the glacial place and "new reader orientation' tone makes Justice League kind of a chore for established readers, but I'd add that it's a pretty self-serious title, too. I'm actually a little puzzled that Justice League of America is meant to be the "darker" alternative to a comic that's already quite grim (the infighting and grimaces you already mentioned, plus the perpetual night feeling in the art.) Maybe the second spin-off will just be 19 black pages with word balloons so you know that a heavily equipped special ops group shot some stuff, but were eventually killed by the Spectre or something, and everyone's dad was also killed.
    January 30, 2013 2:58 pm I'm also eager to see how the story translates to film. It seems to be such a "pure" comic - the telling relies on the physical medium as an essential component of the story. Obviously that's possible with film, too, but in a different way. Hopefully Kindt will be involved pretty heavily, maybe even a way to annex the movie as just another part of the larger Mind MGMT story. Hmm...
    January 25, 2013 6:24 pm That Batman "sketch" is fantastic. Guy's kinda got a Paul Pope thing going on, huh?