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Friday, February 10, 2006

Friday Comics Chat Open Thread - Waitin' at the bus stop edition

OK, cats and kittens, here you go! Time for the weekly gabfest! What have you read lately? Was it good? Was it bad? What did you eat while reading it? Where are my keys? Speak up!

I read ATHENA VOLTAIRE #1, from Speakeasy Comics... it's a rollicking 1930s pulp-style adventure, with layouts reminiscent of the artwork of Dave Stevens or Mark Schultz... great fun! Zeppelins! Gunplay! A butt-kicking heroine! Nazis! Fencing! It's got it all. Give it a look-see...


At 2/10/2006 4:57 PM, Blogger Dj Game said...

I only got 6 books this week, for me the best of the bunch was Young Avengers - this book has yet to let me down and this ish is no exception, you get a new member with a common power with more kick, a super-skrull and a surprise at the end. My let down of the week award goes to MK 4 it was still a good book but it just seems to be slipping a bit maybe because of the writers new Spec. Spiderman book perhaps which by the way I though was pretty good. I also got Ult. Extinction, Ult. Xmen, and JSA to me these were about even.

At 2/10/2006 5:14 PM, Blogger josh said...

Superman was awesome this week! It goes through all the motions of the Earth 2 Superman's life. I also read next week's issue of Daredevil. For anyone who dropped the book due to Bendis leaving, you may want to reconsider because Brubaker is off to what seems to be the excellent start to a memorable storyline! Trust me, it'll be a must-read!

At 2/10/2006 5:50 PM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

I'm a week behind but I loved last weeks Marvel Team up, great stuff! but I have 1 question... Who is the guy called Terror inc. ? Anyone got any info on him?

Craig Box13

At 2/10/2006 5:58 PM, Blogger Linnen said...

I'm actually more excited about Brubaker on DD than I ever was about Bendis. Bru is consistently the best writer in comics right now (IMHO.) Bring on next week's DD!!

Majorly disappointed in Legends of the Dark Knight #200. Not a big fan of Bart Sears anymore, although I was about 10 years ago. The story didn't do much for me.

Ending the JLA was a mercy-killing at this point. The last six-parter was kinda just treading water - and it showed. Bad art and horrible scripting filled each page. Hard to believe how great this book was under Morrison back in the day.

I'm looking forward to reading SUperman, but I didn't get to it yet. Josh makes it sound like a really good issue up above.

Teen Titans disappointed me as well because it was a just basically a recap of the last issue of I.C. I did like seeing the Doom Patrol though.

Man...I sound really negative this week. Oh well...I have good stuff yet to read...Fables, Superman, and my mind has failed me.

Happy weekend all!!

At 2/10/2006 8:04 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

From Wikipedia:
Terror Inc.
Terror Inc. was a Marvel Comics series featuring the anti-hero, Terror. Terror is an eternal entity who absorbs the talents of others through their dislocated limbs.
First Appearance of Terror: Terror Inc. #1, July 1992, in Marvel Comics. The series ran for thirteen issues.
Bibliography of comic books featuring special appearences of Terror
* Wolverine #58 Early August 1992
* Silver Sable and the Wild Pack #14 July 1993
* Cage #15-16 June-July 1993

Dislocated limbs?

Wow, a character from the craptacular early '90s Marvel horror books, which included a mysterious ongoing fascination with Clive Barker.

Looking forward to reading Supes... Marvel Zombies was wildly cringe-inducing... I just can't tear my eyes away... oh, and I gotta read the Sensational Spider-man, too. I guess now would be a good time for me to pick up Daredevil, since linnen has been going on about Captain America by Brubaker.

(By the way, years ago, Ed Brubaker did a great story called "An Accidental Death" with art by Eric Shanower (of Oz books fame) about a death among Navy brats at Guantanamo Naval Base. Great stuff.)

At 2/10/2006 9:40 PM, Blogger AlbertJohn3 said...

I haven't read all my books yet this week. I picked up a good stack though. JSA was very special because of the George Perez art. Captain Atom has been an outstanding seres, and this issue with the Authority is no exception. I have gotten into Marvel a little bit and picked up X-Men and Young Avengers. I am waiting for Young Avengers to grab me. I will give it this storyline and if it doesn't then I may look at something else. By the way, Jughead was a great read also this week.

At 2/10/2006 10:20 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

I didn't get a darned thing except for four back issues of The Comics Journal that I pulled out of the bargain bin. Oh, and a box of about eighty different 80s comics I bought over the internet just so I could read the awful Contest of Champions mini-series again.

At 2/11/2006 12:47 AM, Blogger Linnen said...

Oh yeah...I forgot about JSA. Very good stuff. I love Jolly George Perez!

At 2/11/2006 7:43 AM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

Thanks Bill, That terror was a strange dude. The girl spider chick named Arica (my spelling stinks)got wasted and lost her arm and terror lost his so he picked it up and stuck it on!! Strange

Just read This weeks Teen Titans...I was like I've read this before? But liked the Todd Nauck art. any chance of him comming back to your shop and do a another signing.

Oh and how do i get a picture on my post???


At 2/11/2006 4:45 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

CraigBox13 - Assuming you have some web space somewhere (might come with your internet access), just put the image that you want to show up by your name on that space and then copy it's location and go into your blogger profile, then paste it in under "photo url"... and then it should appear beside your posts...

Lemme know how that works.


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