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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 30/5/2012 4:05:37 PM   
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I have to say that i'm having a ball reading Civil War! Really enjoyable stuff! But yet again Millar has to ruin precedings with his stupid pop culture/ celebrity references! (This time its Paris fucking Hilton and Linsay fucking Lohan!) But its much better than previous comics (Ultimates).

But other than this one gripe, its very enjoyable stuff. Still got a chapter left and then i'll forward my overall views.

Fallen Son: The Death of Captain America was another cool comic.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 30/5/2012 4:35:08 PM   
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Well agreed the last 1 part filler before the crossovers was a bit shite but I quite liked the fact it acknowleged the existence of other characters from the DC Universe unlike the other Batman titles.
Talking of the crossover wont be getting any others than my 4 regular bat titles been down that road before (even though Nightwing looks integral to it all).


It wasn't so much that it was the fact they made Batman a useless fool and turned all the existing villians into idiots. I did like at first that it acknowledged the larger DC universe but it got silly when every issue had Batman calling on a member of the Justice League for help (especially when Wonder Woman refuses to help him because it's his mess and he should clear it up, completely out of character for her). The reveal of the White Rabbit is a joke in itself. So blatantly obvious.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 30/5/2012 5:19:38 PM   
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HELP!

Do any of my fellow comic shacker's know what the reading order is for CIVIL WAR? I've just finished reading the first book (CIVIL WAR #1-7); Cap America has just handed himself in, and that smug bastard Tony Stark is talking about a new superhero order (if I had to choose between the two sides - i'd go with the 'rebel' superhero's any day of the week!).

Its a little confusing because theres a lot of CIVIL WAR titles out there! Any help will be much appreciated!

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 30/5/2012 5:38:15 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Nexus Wookie

HELP!

Do any of my fellow comic shacker's know what the reading order is for CIVIL WAR? I've just finished reading the first book (CIVIL WAR #1-7); Cap America has just handed himself in, and that smug bastard Tony Stark is talking about a new superhero order (if I had to choose between the two sides - i'd go with the 'rebel' superhero's any day of the week!).

Its a little confusing because theres a lot of CIVIL WAR titles out there! Any help will be much appreciated!


Good god no. Supporting Team Captain America, unthinkable .

Check this out for the reading order

http://www.freakcomics.com/marvel-comics-civil-war-reading-order/

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 30/5/2012 5:45:05 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle

quote:

ORIGINAL: Nexus Wookie

HELP!

Do any of my fellow comic shacker's know what the reading order is for CIVIL WAR? I've just finished reading the first book (CIVIL WAR #1-7); Cap America has just handed himself in, and that smug bastard Tony Stark is talking about a new superhero order (if I had to choose between the two sides - i'd go with the 'rebel' superhero's any day of the week!).

Its a little confusing because theres a lot of CIVIL WAR titles out there! Any help will be much appreciated!


Good god no. Supporting Team Captain America, unthinkable .

Check this out for the reading order

http://www.freakcomics.com/marvel-comics-civil-war-reading-order/


Ha ha! I hate that smug twat Tony, so it was down to the Cap really! Besides, he has two of my favourite Marvel hero's on his team: Daredevil and The Punisher! So it wasn't that hard to choose really! I always tend to root for the underdogs!

By the way, thanks for the link!

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 30/5/2012 5:48:21 PM   
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quote:

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quote:

ORIGINAL: Nexus Wookie

HELP!

Do any of my fellow comic shacker's know what the reading order is for CIVIL WAR? I've just finished reading the first book (CIVIL WAR #1-7); Cap America has just handed himself in, and that smug bastard Tony Stark is talking about a new superhero order (if I had to choose between the two sides - i'd go with the 'rebel' superhero's any day of the week!).

Its a little confusing because theres a lot of CIVIL WAR titles out there! Any help will be much appreciated!


Good god no. Supporting Team Captain America, unthinkable .

Check this out for the reading order

http://www.freakcomics.com/marvel-comics-civil-war-reading-order/


Granted, I'm not really a Marvel man but I did find it odd that Captain America the US's Poster Boy took up the side of the Anti-Registration whilst bad boy Stark was the headman for Pro-Registration. Still, I though Civil War was a great read though!

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 30/5/2012 5:55:23 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Vadersville


quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle

quote:

ORIGINAL: Nexus Wookie

HELP!

Do any of my fellow comic shacker's know what the reading order is for CIVIL WAR? I've just finished reading the first book (CIVIL WAR #1-7); Cap America has just handed himself in, and that smug bastard Tony Stark is talking about a new superhero order (if I had to choose between the two sides - i'd go with the 'rebel' superhero's any day of the week!).

Its a little confusing because theres a lot of CIVIL WAR titles out there! Any help will be much appreciated!


Good god no. Supporting Team Captain America, unthinkable .

Check this out for the reading order

http://www.freakcomics.com/marvel-comics-civil-war-reading-order/


Granted, I'm not really a Marvel man but I did find it odd that Captain America the US's Poster Boy took up the side of the Anti-Registration whilst bad boy Stark was the headman for Pro-Registration. Still, I though Civil War was a great read though!


Yeah, but he's a po faced dickwad so I always expect him to do the thing that would annoy me the most . The Secret Avengers had way more characters I liked on their roster (and they didn't have a murderous Thor clone on their side) so I should have found myself leaning towards Team Rogers but I like Iron Man and dislike the Cap so I ended up favouring Team Stark.

I never had much of an opinion on the registration front personally. There are pros and cons on both sides but yeah it was a great read.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 30/5/2012 6:48:01 PM   
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The main problem I had with Civil War was the same problem I have with most of Millar's work. There is a kernel of a truly great idea but the reality of his writing drags it down.

Looking at his recent work:
Kick Ass II was truly dire being truly vapid and trying to replace a decent plot with just one scene of violence followed by another (a common staple of Millar).
Nemesis pretty much followed the same lines whereby he trys to use shock and violence over plotting (SPOILER: for example where he used the sons sperm to impregnated the sister).
Supercrooks, words fail me how bad this is.
The Secret Service, actually from the first two issues there may be something worthwhile but I am certain it will devolve into one scene of violence following another in the near future.



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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 30/5/2012 7:46:26 PM   
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The main problem I had with Civil War was the same problem I have with most of Millar's work. There is a kernel of a truly great idea but the reality of his writing drags it down.

Looking at his recent work:
Kick Ass II was truly dire being truly vapid and trying to replace a decent plot with just one scene of violence followed by another (a common staple of Millar).
Nemesis pretty much followed the same lines whereby he trys to use shock and violence over plotting (SPOILER: for example where he used the sons sperm to impregnated the sister).
Supercrooks, words fail me how bad this is.
The Secret Service, actually from the first two issues there may be something worthwhile but I am certain it will devolve into one scene of violence following another in the near future.




I agree. He has a cool premise with a story, but then he will proceed to fuck it all up with a dumb line, or lack of balls. And his obsession with pop culture references is getting boring now!

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 30/5/2012 8:01:04 PM   
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Mark Millar is essentially a vastly inferior version of Grant Morrison. The difference is that one has cool ideas, whereas the other has genuinely great ideas.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 30/5/2012 8:26:47 PM   
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Mark Millar is essentially a vastly inferior version of Grant Morrison. The difference is that one has cool ideas, whereas the other has genuinely great ideas.


I agree. But I have to say, that over the years having read both Millar and Morrsion's works, I tend to find Millar more enjoyable. I loved his earlier works, such as Red Son, and I thought Old Man Logan was brilliant. Whereas most of Morrison's work seems to leave me with a headache!

But there's no hiding the fact that he does come up with some good idea's, no matter how mindboggling!

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 30/5/2012 10:02:18 PM   
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In some cases he messes up other peoples idea such as the brilliant Authority which after Millar took over turned into turgid rubbish although this was also the time when Quitely was doing his mortgage payment work and his artwork was truly hideous which also detracted (all the males had the same body and massive chins, all the women exactly the same body and almost identical faces which considering the quality artwork he puts in when he wants to shows how little he cared for the project).

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 31/5/2012 12:49:27 AM   
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American Jesus is pretty good, worth checking out as one of Millar's better works. Nice artwork from The Unwritten/Lucifer's Peter Gross. I also quite liked his Marvel 1985 short series.

He's a high-concept writer: good ideas, mostly badly executed. Often ending in a big fight for no reason. Kick-Ass 2 was probably the worst thing he's ever written and featured one of the most offensive scenes I've ever come across in a comic (and I mean offensive narratively, morally, intellectually and every other possible means).

Of his new books, The Secret Service is so far suspiciously ok.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 31/5/2012 10:36:31 AM   
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American Jesus is pretty good, worth checking out as one of Millar's better works. Nice artwork from The Unwritten/Lucifer's Peter Gross. I also quite liked his Marvel 1985 short series.

He's a high-concept writer: good ideas, mostly badly executed. Often ending in a big fight for no reason. Kick-Ass 2 was probably the worst thing he's ever written and featured one of the most offensive scenes I've ever come across in a comic (and I mean offensive narratively, morally, intellectually and every other possible means).

Of his new books, The Secret Service is so far suspiciously ok.


I know precisely which scene you mean (sadly a theme he has returned to many, many times in his work).

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 31/5/2012 11:05:45 AM   
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Of Millar's work I've read I enjoyed Civil War, Wolverine Omnibus and Red Son. I haven't read Old Man Logan yet but it's on my to read list. I thought Ultimates Vol 1 was one of the worst things I've ever read though, a truly dire mish mash of pop culture references, horrific character assassinations and rubbish plot. To be honest I struggle with the Ultimate imprint anyway but Ultimates Vol 1 would be fucking awful no matter which part of the Marvel Multiverse it took place in.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 31/5/2012 11:21:57 AM   
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Old Man Logan is a decent read. Red Son I understand was something he spent ten years writing.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 31/5/2012 1:08:11 PM   
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Old Man Logan is a decent read. Red Son I understand was something he spent ten years writing.


Grant Morrison has suggested in interviews that he may have "helped" Millar along with some of his earlier work, hence the reason it probably stands up better!

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 31/5/2012 1:44:13 PM   
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quote:

ORIGINAL: Harry Tuttle

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ORIGINAL: Nexus Wookie

HELP!

Do any of my fellow comic shacker's know what the reading order is for CIVIL WAR? I've just finished reading the first book (CIVIL WAR #1-7); Cap America has just handed himself in, and that smug bastard Tony Stark is talking about a new superhero order (if I had to choose between the two sides - i'd go with the 'rebel' superhero's any day of the week!).

Its a little confusing because theres a lot of CIVIL WAR titles out there! Any help will be much appreciated!


Good god no. Supporting Team Captain America, unthinkable .

Check this out for the reading order

http://www.freakcomics.com/marvel-comics-civil-war-reading-order/


Granted, I'm not really a Marvel man but I did find it odd that Captain America the US's Poster Boy took up the side of the Anti-Registration whilst bad boy Stark was the headman for Pro-Registration. Still, I though Civil War was a great read though!


Personally I thought it was very natural for Cap to rebel against anything that would be seen to threaten someone's freedom - after all, that's pretty much what he stood for.  As for Stark, I reacll a scene in a Iron Man comic that predated Civil War where he was in Washington giving evidence.  He paused in front of the Lincoln Memorial long enough to make some quote along the lines of Lincoln abolished slavery knowing that it would turn brother against brother, but that the country would emerge stronger, and worrying that a similar course of action may be necessary now.

As for Millar, I think you've summed him up in a nut-shell.  He can come up with a great central idea to pitch, but take away the fights and the pop culture references, and the scripts are as hollow as a Lindt bunny.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 31/5/2012 3:54:36 PM   
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Personally I thought it was very natural for Cap to rebel against anything that would be seen to threaten someone's freedom - after all, that's pretty much what he stood for. As for Stark, I reaclla scene in a Iron Man comic that predated Civil War where he was in Washington giving evidence.He paused in front of the Lincoln Memorial long enough to make some quote along the lines of Lincoln abolished slavery knowing that it would turn brother against brother, but that the country would emerge stronger, and worrying that a similar course of action may be necessary now.

As for Millar, I think you've summed him up in a nut-shell. He can come up with a great central idea to pitch, but take away the fights and the pop culture references, and the scripts are as hollow as a Lindt bunny.


I'd absolutely agree with that. For me that's one of Millar's better decisions in the story.


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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 31/5/2012 4:03:36 PM   
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Yeah I alway thought IRON Man was a pinko commie. Wouldn't surprise me if he was a spy from behind the CURTAIN.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 31/5/2012 6:16:33 PM   
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Old Man Logan is a decent read. Red Son I understand was something he spent ten years writing.


Grant Morrison has suggested in interviews that he may have "helped" Millar along with some of his earlier work, hence the reason it probably stands up better!


Indeed. There's plenty in Red Son that has a vaguely Morrison touch to it.

Ultimately it's a little unfair I suppose, as Millar's name is still on top. Plenty of writers/artists have their work read on, commented on and critiqued by their peers. Morrison has suggested it went a little beyond this and there were outright story ideas made but we'll never really know.

Millar can still tell a decent enough story every now and again. It's just that these days he doesnt really have to because his books sell regardless.

Remember his return to the Ultimates? The vampire arc

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 1/6/2012 8:37:15 PM   
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Great fun, lovely art. Killer Moth is such a hilarious loser of a villain. The only thing I didn't really like was the self-aware references to future events.

Edward G. Robinson cameos for about 2 panels.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 1/6/2012 9:41:38 PM   
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As for Millar, I think you've summed him up in a nut-shell. He can come up with a great central idea to pitch, but take away the fights and the pop culture references, and the scripts are as hollow as a Lindt bunny.


Hollow is definitely the right word, Red Son is the only thing he's written with much re-read value I find. The main thing that annoys me about Millar is how cynical his work is - Morrison would also deal with plenty of dark concepts as well obviously, but his affection for the genre always comes through (same goes for the likes of Moore and Ellis's best work). I rarely get the same feeling from Millar's work, and it all feels a bit empty as a result.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 2/6/2012 5:08:22 PM   
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Of his new books, The Secret Service is so far suspiciously ok.


I have to admit, when I first heard about this project I did think it was a bit of a stepdown for a guy who's done top-notch work with both Alan Moore and Mad Frankie Miller.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 2/6/2012 6:07:41 PM   
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Just to tie in with the Red Son/Millar discussion. Came across this link on Bleeding Cool, an interview with Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman in 1991 (CLICK) where Pratchett puts forward his idea for a Superman comic...

quote:

And finally, I'm toying with the idea of a comic, but it's got nothing to do with 'Discworld'. It's called 'Stalin' and it's what would happen if Superman landed in Russia in 1904. The direct translation of the word 'Stalin' is 'man of steel.' I'm not intending it to be a particularly funny comic. It has to be tragic, not because that's the fashion for superheroes, but because when you consider Russian history, it is tragic."


Admittedly it's not the most originaly idea anyway but just interesting to note. Pratchett writing a Superman story would have been quite cool!

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 3/6/2012 1:58:56 AM   
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Just to tie in with the Red Son/Millar discussion. Came across this link on Bleeding Cool, an interview with Terry Pratchett and Neil Gaiman in 1991 (CLICK) where Pratchett puts forward his idea for a Superman comic...

quote:

And finally, I'm toying with the idea of a comic, but it's got nothing to do with 'Discworld'. It's called 'Stalin' and it's what would happen if Superman landed in Russia in 1904. The direct translation of the word 'Stalin' is 'man of steel.' I'm not intending it to be a particularly funny comic. It has to be tragic, not because that's the fashion for superheroes, but because when you consider Russian history, it is tragic."


Admittedly it's not the most originaly idea anyway but just interesting to note. Pratchett writing a Superman story would have been quite cool!


Man I would've loved to have seen this idea from Pratchett realised! That would have been so freakin' cool!

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 3/6/2012 3:33:46 PM   
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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 3/6/2012 6:16:50 PM   
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I haven't read Red Son, but I love comics that turn the superhero genre on its head. Like The Runaways (follows a group of kids horrified to learn their parents are supervillains), or The Boys (follows a group of people whose job it is is to keep superheroes in line and basically clean up after them). Anyone suggest anything else along those lines?


There's quite a lot of those coming out these days! Mark Waid's series Irredeemable (Superman turns evil) and its counterpart Incorruptible (villain turns goodie!). He also has a new free webseries out where he's experimenting with digital comics, that's called Insufferable (Robin grows up and is a complete dickhead), check that out here (CLICK)

Warren Ellis' The Authority (superheroes in the real world decide to get more *ahem* proactive about saving the world) was the first and still probably the best, though it's been ripped off so much over the last decade you'll probably recognise every story beat.

Image have a healthy amount of titles in this area too. Most recent ones are Danger Club (all superheroes are gone and their sidekicks are left), Hell Yeah and America's Got Powers. There's also Powers (superhero cops) and Alan Moore's Top Ten (superhero cops but better than Powers!).

Is there a name for this sub-genre!?

EDIT: Oh, and you might like Morning Glories. It's a sort-of successor to Runaways. Bunch of kids with powers get brought to some weird school that's involved in some sort of evil, ancient conspiracy. I'm not a huge fan of the art as I find it quite dull and flat but the series itself is pretty good. That one's from Image too!



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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 3/6/2012 7:13:34 PM   
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There's quite a lot of those coming out these days! Mark Waid's series Irredeemable (Superman turns evil)



I read the final issue of that the other day. Now it had been going downhill for a good few months but the ending itself was absolutely dire and a massive cliche which I have seen at least a dozen times before (in fact I think Morrison did the same thing in All Star Superman just so much better).

It is a shame because when he is at the top of his game few can reach the heights of Mark Waid.

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RE: What comic book are you reading right now? - 3/6/2012 9:29:12 PM   
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There's quite a lot of those coming out these days! Mark Waid's series Irredeemable (Superman turns evil)



I read the final issue of that the other day. Now it had been going downhill for a good few months but the ending itself was absolutely dire and a massive cliche which I have seen at least a dozen times before (in fact I think Morrison did the same thing in All Star Superman just so much better).

It is a shame because when he is at the top of his game few can reach the heights of Mark Waid.


That's crap to hear. I only read the first volume of it (I think it was the first five issues) and it was decent, if nothing spectacular. Is Incorruptible any good?

Again the whole 'twisted superhero' genre is in danger of becoming the norm at this point. Whatever happened to truth, justice and all that other good stuff?

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