Name: Joe Black

Bio: On an icy island northIn the woods beside the churchWe can bury crimson lockets filled with dirtAnd when the April thawBrings us out againWe can bless the arrowsAnd the sun won't stallAnd the land will never fallOn virgin fields we'll skateStand by children we'll createLike the arctic wind we spinA windmill's rose into the threshing soulYou can't thresh the snowWhen the snow is sendingThere's no divine groveYou can see the blankets goEverything I did was rightEverything I said was wrongNow I'm waiting for the nightTo bring the dawnInto the only room where the fire's warmWhere we keep our vices warmAnd it's all that's leftAll that's left is vices torn

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    August 11, 2009 10:33 am PHILIP BOND!
    August 11, 2009 10:32 am @WadeWilson most likely not. I'm predicting Bruce Wayne will return for Batman #699 or #700.
    June 19, 2009 7:13 pm Always with the Plasticman! Hooray!
    December 16, 2008 1:52 pm Best new book of the year. I'm really enjoying Wilson's Vixen mini. I think she has a lot of promise in comics.
    October 28, 2008 2:40 pm

    I bought the first printing back in the day and I think even then it was $4.99 or $5.99, so the price for 64 pages doesnt' seem odd. This book came out around the same time as his first issues of Invisibles came out so it has that kind of vibe, but without the magic (the story is magic, but is not about anything magic). I think this is one of his best books. The combo of his words and Phillip Bonds art is outstanding. Also, it may have had a small print run originally and is probably harder to find in the back issues. I'm actually surprised it took Vertigo this long to reprint it. 

    October 21, 2008 6:48 pm

    As much as I love Stroman's art and have thought that he has evolved tremendously from his work on the original X-Factor run, I have to agree with bluedream that Marvel should and probably will replace Stroman on this book. Just looking at the number of pulls since he started with #33 at 281 pulls the numbers have gone down with every issue. Currently the number of pulls for #36 is at 135 and I doubt they will go up. I can almost bet that this is not a coincidence and that the sales numbers are consistent with this the iFanboy pull numbers. It makes me sad.

    September 3, 2008 1:55 pm

    Dear Vertigo Comics:

    Please ignore Brandon2's comments about canceling this book. He is suffering from horrible delusions from losing Exterminators and American Virgin.

    He should be better upon the return of these titles. No one will be better from Un-Men being cancelled.

    Thank you.

    July 18, 2008 12:50 pm

    I think the art was right on. The inking was a little off from Stromans previous work, but his lines and figure work were consistent and in some ways a little forward from his previous work. I thought the art was spectacular and refreshing. I enjoy seeing somewhat abstract art work in mainstream books.

    July 17, 2008 11:57 am I couldn't agree with you more Race. I have just read some of the other reviews and I can almost understand the dislike of Stromans art. It seems to be a very acquired taste. His figures are abstract and I am so glad that he has kept to this style and in ways expanded on it.
    July 15, 2008 12:40 pm I have been looking forward to the return of Larry Stroman for a long time. Fingers crossed this is good.