Superman by Jack Kirby
I almost cried this is too cute.
This girl just used Force Choke on my heart.
Ummm…there was something in my contact lens.
Issue 5, the conclusion of arc one.
Buy this book!!! All 5 issues that have come out (at least there will be 5 tomorrow). It’s so, so good.
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it’s a very complicated emotion.
first of all I bathe in the water of self-loathing all the time so I have to get past that just to sit down and write.
I’m always looking forward but sometimes you see some of your work online or have to look at it for refresher research or something like that and it’s not even like it is so terrible that you want to vomit, it’s just that I’m not the same person I was, let’s say, 10 years ago mentally (or physically) so reading something by that person can be surreal.
and then there’s just the stuff that you would never do now because you’re just better. but you wouldn’t be the writer you are now if not for that stuff, says the rational part of my brain.
and for someone who’s published sometimes that stuff you don’t care for anymore is the stuff that people like the most from you. adding to the surreal.
True Detective season 6
The Comics I Bought This Week
All New Ultimates #2
Michael Fife (w)
Amilcar Pinna (a)
I’ll be honest…I dropped this book today before I read the second issue. I don’t know if the writing is lackluster or Bendis is so ingrained in these characters they don’t sound the same without him. Probably a combination of both. The art is inconsistent, muddled, and the style isn’t to my taste.
All New X-Men #27
Brian Michael Bendis (w)
Stuart Immonen (a)
Not the best issue of this series, but still very good. Sort of a tonal shift as Bendis & Immonen pick up on plot threads left behind from Battle of the Atom. Mostly an extended fight sequence, but with some flash forwards & some interesting twists. The art is darker than usual, which fits the tone, but doesn’t help the clarity.
Greg Rucka (w)
Russell Dauterman (a)
A really nice done-in-one first issue, which I had forgotten to pick up when it came out last week. Rucka does an excellent job of portraying the central father & son relationship. Dauterman is not an artist I’m familiar with, but his art perfectly conveys the plot and characters. He is a future super star. Nothing here to hook me for issue 2 (especially with an ever growing pull list), but a great issue.
The United States of Murder Inc.*
Brian Michael Bendis (w)
Michael Avon Omeing (a)
I’ve never been into that Godfather, Sopranos, type mafia genre (closest I got was Goodfellas). This book set in an alternate reality where the mob runs the East Coast and has been annexed from the US is brilliant. Imaginative, character focused, yet heavily plotted…it’s a home run & breaths life into a genre I previously had no interest in. This book is being added to the pull.
*Book of the Week
Mark Millar (w)
Goran Parlov (a)
Millar continues to move away from his overgrown adolescent tendencies in this series. The aged Flash Gordon returning to the planet he rescued years before hook continues to intrigue. Parlov continues to be amazing. Plot feels a bit light, but mostly in that I want the next issue now sort of way.