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Saturday, July 29, 2006

The Weekend Comics Chat Open Thread - the Cooking For The Whole Picnic Crowd Edition!


Well, here we are again. Get comfy. Tell us what you read this week good, bad or indifferent. I read 52 Week 12 (good as usual), BATMAN #655 (Grant Morrison and Andy Kubert, great story, great events), BLACK PANTHER #18 (Civil War "Cease Fire" wedding issue, cool), and more... including this book:


Written and drawn by award-winning cartoonist Joe Sacco, BUT I LIKE IT (124-page hardcover with bonus music CD, $24.95) follows the travels and travails of an LA-based rock-n-roll band on it's first European tour. Told in Sacco's inimitable visual journalistic style, BUT I LIKE IT is incredibly fun and entertaining. Sacco's layouts wind all over the page, becoming more progressively distorted as things get wilder with the band. This book is NOT FOR KIDS obviously, but it is for us grown-ups. Give it a try if you like GOOD autobigraphical comics, not one of the endless stream of some 20-something's poorly-drawn navel-gazing-while-still-living-in-Mom's-basement offerings... you won't be disappointed.

Bonus: Click HERE to see more of Joe Sacco's books, ALL of which are great... trust me on this one.

So what did you read?

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At 7/30/2006 12:24 PM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

Well I'm still behind a Couple weeks, But I've read all of 52. Great stuff.

I really Like Ms. Marvel art GREAT. I hope its selling well.

Just started read X Men again. Can anyone tell me How Professer X Lost his powers and can walk again? And why Cyclops is PO'ed at Him.

Thanks,
Craig Box13

 
At 7/31/2006 12:58 AM, Blogger G-evan said...

craig box 13: There's a very good mini-series called X-Men: Deadly Genesis that leads up to this, but I'd be happy to explain it to you...
(spoiler alert)
When the X-Men where captured by Krakoa, The Living Island back in Giant-Size X-Men, Prof. X formed another team of X-Men, which the original team were unaware of.
The most powerful member of the team, the third Summers brother, called Kid Vulcan, was put into slavery after his parents were killed by the Shi'ar. Cyclops was angry with the Prof. because he sent in the new team with hardly any training. Half of of the four on the team were killed on the island, the survivors being Kid Vulcan, and an adapting mutant, called Darwin. Kid Vulcan sets out on revenge against Prof. X. Of course, this would all be bad enough, but during the events of the House of M, Wanda Maximoff removed the Prof.'s psychic powers, but gave him the ability to walk, teaching him what it is to be "truly crippled". After this is all revealed to the X-Men, they engage in a fight with Kid Vulcan. He escapes, after quickly overpowering the X-Men. After the fight, three things happen: a funeral is held for the deceased members of the secret team,
Cyclops tells Prof. X to leave because he is disgusted by the entire situation, and the still-living body of Darwin is discovered.
Out in space, Kid Vulcan rushes toward Shi'ar space...

That's pretty much it. There are other small nuances in the series, but that's the overall picture.
Hope that helped.

 
At 7/31/2006 4:29 PM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

Thanks! Sounds good. I'll have to pick up the Trade!

Craig Box13

 
At 8/01/2006 10:57 AM, Blogger G-evan said...

No problem. I think the series is out in the "Premiere Hardcover" line from Marvel. I don't know if the trade is out yet...

 
At 8/02/2006 1:44 AM, Blogger G-evan said...

Little off topic news:
Heath Ledger will be playing Joker in the Batman Begins sequel.

I haven't seen him before.

 
At 8/02/2006 8:02 AM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

G he was in Brokeback Mount.

Craig Box13

 
At 8/02/2006 5:06 PM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

Hey anyone at the store. Did the Marvel Mini called Beyond come out? If so drop one in me box Please.

Craig Box13

 
At 8/02/2006 9:00 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

Beyond #1 was great...
I have no idea how they're going to get out of the ending.

 
At 8/02/2006 9:01 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

I wonder what happened to all the other people that post on this website...

 
At 8/03/2006 1:15 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Hey cragbox13! I'm pretty sure BEYOND #1 and possibly #2 have come in... you may want to call the store and have them hold those for you, as no one looks at this website...

Heh heh heh.

 
At 8/03/2006 1:17 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

g-evan - Maybe they're all on vacation... LIKE ME!

WOOOOHOOOO! The beach! Seafood! Kite flying! Natural springs! Dead guys' Hawaiian shirts!



Sorry.

 
At 8/03/2006 1:57 PM, Blogger Craig Box13 said...

I will make a trip!

The Ending of Civil War 3 gave me goosebumps!!!


Craig Box13

 
At 8/03/2006 3:09 PM, Blogger amoorefan2 said...

wait is this post still valid? i'm not always sure what books we're talking about...this week i read agents of atlas but i think it came out for next weeks post...anyway agents of atlas is about the 50s atlas heroes and how they fit unknowingly into todays marvel universe...the book is good looking and theres is a lot of story built...i love the idea and will be keeping up with it, these characters may play a role in continuity hope others will read it..

 
At 8/03/2006 10:57 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

amoorefan2: So Agents of Atlas was good? I reserved a copy, but I wasn't sure if it was gonna be good, or one of those miniseries that are a little slow.

 
At 8/04/2006 6:54 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

HEY! You guys nedd to take this discussion to the NEXT "Weekly Open Chat Thread", which I just put up, even though I am in sunny Florida, eating shrimp.

 

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