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Sandy wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
the innominate one wrote:Is Hawkguy Hawkeye? (As opposed to Hawkman.)

I wasn't thrilled with the newer Hawkeye comics I've read, and he's one of my favorite characters.
Yeah, its a reference to a running joke in the Fraction series.

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The series is really good but also weird. If you're not into that style of storytelling I can see where it would be really offputting. Ant-Man is much more straightforward.
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lunchstealer wrote:
Sandy wrote:
Hugh Akston wrote:
the innominate one wrote:Is Hawkguy Hawkeye? (As opposed to Hawkman.)

I wasn't thrilled with the newer Hawkeye comics I've read, and he's one of my favorite characters.
Yeah, its a reference to a running joke in the Fraction series.

Image

The series is really good but also weird. If you're not into that style of storytelling I can see where it would be really offputting. Ant-Man is much more straightforward.
When did Michael Moore become part of the MU?
When did Walter Sobchak become part of Michael Moore?
50 pounds ago?
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Ed Brubaker signing at my shop this week. I might have to dig through my library and see if there's anything worth getting signed.
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NPR has compiled a list of 100 favorite (not best, nor most influential) comics and graphic novels. It's actually a pretty good list, with a section set aside for superheros so it's not all artsy navel-gazing bullshit.
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It includes newspaper comics, yet no Farside. Those people are trash.

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Plus side though: no Doonesbury or Dilbert
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Hugh Akston wrote:
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Plus side though: no Doonesbury or Dilbert
There is Peanuts though.

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Just finished reading the Hellboy omnibuses and I got to give credit to Guillermo del Toro for wringing something like a coherent narrative out of whatever the hell Mike Mignola was doing.
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Hugh Akston wrote:
14 Jan 2020, 15:33
Just finished reading the Hellboy omnibuses and I got to give credit to Guillermo del Toro for wringing something like a coherent narrative out of whatever the hell Mike Mignola was doing.
Yeah the comics are very much about atmosphere and mood than any kind of solid narrative. Much of it is just a mishmash of things Mignola thought were cool or interesting.

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Painboy wrote:
14 Jan 2020, 15:51
Hugh Akston wrote:
14 Jan 2020, 15:33
Just finished reading the Hellboy omnibuses and I got to give credit to Guillermo del Toro for wringing something like a coherent narrative out of whatever the hell Mike Mignola was doing.
Yeah the comics are very much about atmosphere and mood than any kind of solid narrative. Much of it is just a mishmash of things Mignola thought were cool or interesting.
Very episodic, with a pacing not far from old horror stories in a lot of cases. Just, you know, with Hellboy then beating the crap out of the horrible thing that pops up. You have to add quite a bit of connective tissue to make a movie out of it.
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