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Name: Jake

Bio: East Bay Native. Professional Dungeon/Game Master. Fan of Non-Superhero Comics. --- Some of my favorite chronically slow or indefinitely delayed series I wish these creators and publishers would continue: Berlin by Jason Lutes (Drawn and Quarterly), Scarlet by Brian Michael Bendis (Marvel), Satsuma Gishiden by Hiroshi Hirata (Dark Horse), Fell by Warren Ellis (Image) and Loose Ends by Jason Latour (12 Gauge)


Baykid's Recent Comments
August 2, 2013 3:02 pm @ Apoetsomeday You obviously know a lot about Batman. I hadn't read much Batman until recently, but several months ago I read Morrison's whole Batman run from the library until I was caught up, and I'm wondering how Morrison rates in for you on the continuity issues you're critiquing Snyder for. On this last issue in particular Morrison used his final pages to leave a kind of unsettling thread for future writers to deal with, but I'm curious how you (or anyone else who cares to add their 2 cents of course) think his run compares overall with other writers in terms of dealing with continuity or a heavy reliance on epic events.
July 14, 2013 10:09 pm I agree. The battle may have been a big pay off for some readers, but I kind of had a "who cares" moment as I was reading it and I think the reason is basically I have no attachment to anybody in the story. I was pretty sure I was going to drop it, but the last few pages after intrigued me enough to hold in for now.
July 10, 2013 4:46 pm This issue was fantastic! I wish they'd could've gone ahead and coined the term "blisterfucked" though instead of using the old #@!& nonsense.
July 8, 2013 11:17 pm Anybody know if this is an ongoing or mini series?
July 2, 2013 4:44 pm Stoked to see Jason Aaron doing a new creator-owned work!
July 1, 2013 2:25 pm This story is holding strong and I'm thrilled for the creators that they have such a sweet distribution set-up.
June 27, 2013 11:13 am Last month in the comments for wake #1, someone mentioned that fake mermaid documentary from Discovery Channel which I hadn't heard of but it sounded interesting so I checked it out. By the end of this issue it seemed like the Discovery show almost had to be an influence on this series. Not just the mermaids, but the rebel NOAA scientist protagonist and the stretching of aquatic ape theory (in this case beyond any logical breaking point - no marine mammal has evolved gills).
June 5, 2013 8:11 pm I didn't know this was the last issue until I got to "The End." As a climax, there was a lot there but somehow I still felt a little underwhelmed. This has been one of my favorites to read each month so I'm not trying to cut the series down, and I might be not feeling great about this issue partially because I'm sad to see the series go. Curious how other folks liked the finish and the series overall.
June 4, 2013 10:11 pm The series is sweet, but you should know this isn't really a #1, the joke with this arc is every issue is a "#1" with a new adjective. Not the hardest series to jump in the middle of though so I don't want to put you off or anything.
May 22, 2013 8:35 pm This was a great anthology, good variety of voices and art styles. Haven't finished the Moore essay on the subversive history of comics, but I'm loving it so far.