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Sunday, September 21, 2008

Late Weekend Comics Chat - The Electronic Renaissance Edition!

So... what did you pick up and read this week? Any particular favourite issue? Maybe a cool collected edition of something?

My top favs that I made time to sit down with were All-Star Superman #12 (which got me a little teary eyed), The Spirit #21, the gorgeous hard cover collected edition of the 12 issue Local series, and the cool sequel to the original graphic novel Plain Janes, now finds the Janes in Love!
Not a bad week!

Now it's your turn to share! Post a comment!

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At 9/22/2008 10:20 AM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

ALL-STAR SUPERMAN was amazing. It just goes to show you that there are still a lot of stories in that 70-year-old character. I eagerly await the ABSOLUTE version so I can wallow in Frank Quitely's art...

(And not a cussword to be found, unlike that other ALL-STAR title.)

At 9/22/2008 12:20 PM, Blogger Joe said...

What I really liked about All Star Supes is Morrison's ability to demonstrate why Superman is a character that is still relevent and deserves to be around 70 years later! His labours are to inspire us, to show us what we can be and can do with our own capacity to do good! That's what super-hero comics possess as a genre that's unique for my interests, but this kind of read is rare and the creation of this type of story and hero gets sidelined in these days of shocks and stunts and character extremes.

But that's just my take on it based on what I'm looking for as a reader! :)

At 9/22/2008 2:28 PM, Blogger Chris Mautner said...

I too really loved that final issue. Really just a beautiful, near-perfect superhero series all around.

In many ways I look at the story as a meditation on our own mortality. How do we want to be remembered? What do we want to leave behind? I found myself extrapolating on those thoughts as I finished that issue.

At 9/22/2008 11:21 PM, Blogger MegoSteve said...

It made me want to sit down and read all 12 issues at once, though. Are they really going to do an Absolute edition?

At 9/23/2008 10:19 AM, Blogger amoorefan3 said...

in order...
*Action has been so good, drawn by gary frank.
*Age of Sentry was a ton of silver aged fun.
*All Star (refer to above comments.)
*Mighty Avengers gave an excellent training session of Nick Fury's Secret Warriors.
*War Heroes...HAhHahAHaHahha...and a holy cow, awesome ending giving good direction to the upcoming issues.

At 9/23/2008 7:56 PM, Blogger Bill at Comix Connection said...

Indeed, Chris.

What an incredible comic book.


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