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Friday, October 20, 2006

The Weekend Comics Chat Open Thread - the I Think I Found The Problem Edition!


Hey! What's up? Everything cool? Good, good. So, what did you read this week?


I finally caught up on CIVIL WAR FRONTLINE... wooooie! If you're just reading the main CIVIL WAR book, you should really be reading this "parallel series." It runs concurrent with CIVIL WAR, but shows what's going on at the "street level" among us normal humans while the Super-Heroes duke it out above us... very very cool. Plus there are a few things that are revealed and covered in more depth in FRONTLINE that really add to what is happening in CIVIL WAR. Give it a try!

What's on your stack?

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At 10/20/2006 10:06 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

I just caught up on basically every issue of 54 up to the most current.

I'm really enjoying the series, it's not perfect, but it's a lot of fun. BUT, does anybody else feel like the whole Animal Man/Starfire/Adam Strange storyline is a waste of time?

 
At 10/21/2006 10:09 AM, Blogger Linnen said...

I would concur with Stymieresh about the Animal Man and co. storyline in "52". It's the only part of the story I don't enjoy - especially now that they have gotten Lobo involved. Yuck!

Highlight of the week for me was "Shadowpact" which brought back one of the greatest DC characters of all time - Flippy the Seal Boy from a very old issue of Detective Comics. My wife and I love that issue because it's just so disturbingly whacked-out. I couldn't believe it when they revealed who the new bartender was! What a crazy book!!

See the amazing Seal boy here!

 
At 10/21/2006 1:52 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

I was considering picking up Shadowpact. Sounds like it would be worth it. Any comic featuring a character with seal flippers for hands is cool with me. Plus, I have an unexplainable soft spot in my heart for Blue Devil, so the cast of the book appeals to me...

On another note: I'm wondering if DC will refund some of the cover price for me of Loveless #10. Inexplicalby, 4 pages of the book were repeated. I even went back and reread them to make sure. Same panels, same dialogue, same everything. Man, that book sucks and I'm glad I stopped getting it.

 
At 10/22/2006 9:05 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

stymieresh - Inexplicalby, 4 pages of the book were repeated. I even went back and reread them to make sure. Same panels, same dialogue, same everything.

That's a fairly common printing error in comic books... if you ever run across a book that has this flaw, just bring it back to the store as soon as possible, as we can get damage credit for it in the first week or so...

 
At 10/22/2006 3:45 PM, Blogger amoorefan2 said...

john woos seven brothers was surprisingly interesting...

 
At 10/22/2006 4:08 PM, Blogger Linnen said...

stymieresh - I love me some Blue Devil too! The first year of his solo comic in the 1980s was fantastic! It kinda self-destructed by the end, but early on it was muy, muy funny with some great Paris Cullins artwork. Wonderful stuff!

 
At 10/22/2006 8:40 PM, Blogger stymieresh said...

Aha! Thank you linnen, for refreshing my memory about who the original artist was on that book!

I couldn't remember his name for the life of me. I'm going to have to dig up those old issues and re-read them.

You know another book that I have a strange fondness for from that time, the "Spanner's Galaxy" mini-series.

Don't ask me why, I can't explain...

 
At 10/22/2006 8:56 PM, Blogger G-evan said...

I got the newest Johah Hex, with art by Paul Gulacy, who is one of my favorites. I have to say, I didn't enjoy it enought that I'd buy all the issues, but Gulacy's art was fantastic, as usual. X-Men: Phoenix Warsong picked up a bit, and Ultimate Fantastic Four did in a big way.

 

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