Mart

Mart

Name: Martin Gray

Bio: I'm a journalist in Edinburgh and fond of police procedural telly, biscuits and musicals. I know far more than any decent person should about My Little Pony, having spent years editing British comic books about them; thankfully I also got to edit reprint titles for such folk as Batman and Superman. And the best bit of that? Chatting to the readers in lettercols - no pleasure in life equals being italicised. I review comics for Comic Buyers Guide and go on at appalling length at my own blog, http://dangermart.blogspot.com/

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Reviews

I enjoyed #1 but this wound up way down the reading pile. Partly, it’s because there were so many other…

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Oh dearie Lord, who signed off on this comic? It’s not even dopily entertaining, it’s just annoyingly bad. It’s part…

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Just read 600 and I’m going to moan again about the art. Why does the very competent Olivier Coipel seem…

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Mart's Recent Comments
October 1, 2018 5:03 pm PS: ‘A toy chest of fun in every can!’ See, some of us can quote Play-Doh.
October 1, 2018 5:02 pm Some great discussion as ever. I don’t quite get the ‘don’t know what Doomsday Clock is’ business. You know it’s a sequel of sorts to Watchmen with characters visiting the present day DC Universe, explaining why Dr Manhattan stole a decade of time from the heroes’ lives. You know that! Given that neither of you chaps like to read advance solicitation and articles you’re never going to know more than what’s on the page, so what’s the problem? I’ve never heard of the Gin Blossoms and life was just fine. Should you ever find yourself in a similar position of diverting towards obscure pop, catch yourself, make a note that this would be GREAT for the end of year show, and move on... please God, just move on. Extra points to Josh for imaginative powers!
September 24, 2018 5:01 am Thinking on, I maybe shouldn’t be posting links offsite, apologies as necessary
September 24, 2018 4:16 am Great pick, I’m not a parent but that farewell speech to Jakie had me welling up. I really hope that Metron’s next line after paraphrasing) ‘...there is another world’ is ‘But it’s crappy and you can stay here’. What are the chances? Interestingly, in the very week Josh, quite reasonably, assumed the nazis in the Golden Age Cap comics would have been too ‘cartoony’ to shoot Cap and Bucky, we get this from the ever excellent Brian Cronin over at CBR. https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.cbr.com/captain-america-doctor-agony-pre-comics-code/amp/ Didn’t we have spots as a patron power just the other week? Are am I having alternate world memories? I forgot to thank you last week for explaining GDAT. I always thought ‘Goddam’ was one word, but appreciate the more proper ‘God damn’. Not buying one though!
September 18, 2018 4:06 am I didn’t ask a question so I’ve no horse in this race (is that the expression? Dumb Brit!) but to avoid having to apologise for not getting to people’s questions, how about limiting folk to one query apiece? Some of the questions were three or two separate queries. And I hate all stats!
September 16, 2018 6:55 pm Great show. As regards colouring, the latest DC Nation has a wonderful piece from Mark Chiarello - the first of two, I think - on the subjects, including an explanation of colour theory.
September 4, 2018 3:57 pm (When I get my Patreon power, I suspect i shall be Captain Tumbleweed.)
September 3, 2018 9:59 am Very nice episode as ever, and a worthy Pick of the Week. If you have the cash to splash though, Conor, get Catwoman/Tweety &Sylvester... it surprises and delights from the first page on, and has the best description of Starfire 3 ever! Talking of delightful, did you read the back-up in Lex/Porky? It's gorgeous fun.
April 28, 2018 12:08 pm There were lots of fun bits but this was way too long. I pretty much fell asleep every time they went into space, so missed a few details here and there. I’d forgotten this was a split story and came out utterly lacking the excited buzz I usually have. Fellow audience members also seemed to feel pretty flat. I love hearing about US audiences cheering. The only big response we had were laughs out loud at Chris Pratt’s slight weight increase. Even seeing our town, Edinburgh, on screen didn’t cause whoops!
April 23, 2018 3:17 pm That shot of Deathstroke with the heroes saluting Superman in Action Comics - it is weird, I’m thinking it’s a nod to one of the Triangle Era’s biggest stories, Panic in the Sky, in which Deathstroke was one of the featured character.