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November 22, 2017 6:19 pm I'm so confused. I was sure that I was turned onto the Other Side originally by you guys. Did Ron like it or something? Anyway, great discussion but I do remember liking it more than you seem to. Interesting point about it not being published these days, though, because even though it's still on my to read list, isn't Tom King's Sheriff of Babylon an even harder sell? But that was published by an equally unknown talent and is, last time I heard, still getting a sequel. I think you guys are being just a wee bit pessimistic here. On the other hand, if there is one sort of comic not being published anymore, it's those early Vertigo classics. I'm in the middle of reading/ re-reading Shade: The Changing Man (I only read a section of it before) and loving it, I realized that something like it, Sandman and Swamp Thing just feel completely different from anything that the major companies seem to be putting out. There's a literary quality to them that seems absent in today's much more cinematic comics industry.
November 15, 2017 10:29 am Wow, amazing sounding job, Ron! Now I understand why you can't do the weekly shows anymore. Congratulations and best of luck!
November 8, 2017 11:19 am I suspect that he may have token over from Bendis at Marvel!
November 6, 2017 5:02 pm Congrats, Ron! You're definitely going to be missed as the show is never quite the same without the three of you but a new wife and a new job is a pretty good excuse for a leave of absence. Here's hoping to loads of pop-ins, though!
October 30, 2017 11:53 am Ooh, good point! Of course, the DCU is still enough of a mess right now for this Jor-El to be any number of Jor-Els. I haven't read the latest issue yet but I've actually rather enjoyed this mini-event. It ain't great but apparently, I'm still not sick of stories about what makes Superman who he is and why he's clearly not just any old Kryptonian whose response to earth would probably be way different and, largely, much less benevolent than his.
October 16, 2017 3:58 pm Interesting thing to note about Mister Miracle that is easy to miss is that it's a Mature Readers title. It wasn't advertised that way but each of the issues is rated M, and considering the subject matter and some of the violence in the book, it's probably the right move. Either way, more comics like this from DC please!
October 8, 2017 9:10 am Ah I see fair enough. In that case, along with agreeing with the iFanboys' recommendations, might I also recommend Queen and Country, Brooklyn Dreams, Local, Scott Pilgrim (though I prefer the colour editions), Fortune and Glory, Blankets, Habibi and, of course, Understanding Comics. All great.
October 2, 2017 7:31 am Oh really? That's a great pity. I was hoping to check it out in that form when it came out in a collected edition. I've been so spoiled by the high quality colouring in comics these days that I'm actually not a huge fan of reading things in black and white - specific "greyscale" colouring like in Black Magick obviously not included. Not that this really stops me from enjoying Strangers in Paradise or Queen and Country, though...
October 1, 2017 10:51 pm Funny that two of the black and white recommendations are now available in colour.The new colour edition of Box Office Poison has already been featured a couple of times on the show, I believe, and the coloured version of Bone is so beautiful, I have no idea why anyone would go back to black and white for it.
September 4, 2017 6:00 pm Congrats on 600, guys! I'm watching the video and I'm really enjoying it so far. On the Crisis on Infine Earths question (I'll skip the Identity Crisis question except to say that it's cheap, lazy, exploitative garbage with great art), I think the most obvious answer is that it came out in 1985/86 - the height of the Comics Aren't For Kids era. There was definitely a sense, I think, that they wanted to make the line more adult-oriented and the multiverse had a sense of kiddie-ness to it with its super-pets and crazy alternate versions so it makes sense that they would want to streamline the DCU for more mature storytelling. As we know by now, that decision was decidedly a mixed bag (and it did rob comics of a certain amount of that insane creativity that came with the multiverse and other Silver Age concepts) but it does make a certain amount of sense if you consider the shifting nature of comics at the time.